Now that a suspect has been arrested in the string of Greenwood arsons, we should all feel a little sense of relief (but do remain vigilant, just in case). So let’s all get out of the house this weekend, talk to each other, and rekindle our sense of community. Here are a few happenings (and our apologies to anything we’ve missed, as our inbox is overflowing because we’ve been so busy with arson coverage. If we’ve forgotten something, just add it in comments.)
- Green Lake Elementary Book Fair at Santoro’s Books, 4-8 p.m. tonight. Santoro’s is donating 20 percent of all sales tonight to benefit Green Lake Elementary School. Teachers from the school will be reading from their favorite books and refreshments will be provided.
- The monthly Greenwood-Phinney artwalk is tonight from 6-9 p.m. And it’s the debut of the 2nd annual Snowmen on Parade. You can bid on these creative snowmen and take one home at the Dec. 11 artwalk.
- The Green Bean Coffeehouse, which was destroyed in the Oct. 23 arson, is coming back to life Saturday morning inside the Greenwood Sip & Ship. Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, drop by for a “mugging.” Bring your own coffee mug, fill it up with their coffee, then leave it to help replenish their supply of mismatched mugs.
- The PNA Beer Taste is 7-10 p.m. Saturday. 10 tastes from more than 30 local craft brewers (or unlimited soda for designated drivers), noshies, music, and a general good time to be had by all.
- Ali Marcus, Trina Willard and Michael Connolly perform folk music “in the round” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios. “You can expect lots of 2 and 3-part harmonizing, singing strings, Michael’s homemade harp making an appearance, and Trina and Ali both sharing a number of their original songs.” And solo guitarist Goh Kurosawa performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.
- Wayward Coffeehouse presents the Pacific Northwest Folklore Society’s “Watch the Sky” – Irish/Celtic pub songs and ballads – from 8-10 p.m. tonight. No cover. And on Saturday it’s Pint & Dale performing “musical disasters at sea” from 8-10 p.m.