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Weekend events roundup

September 10th, 2010 · No Comments

Here’s what’s happening around Phinney-Greenwood and beyond this weekend.

The Phinney Farmers Market runs 3-7 p.m. Friday in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The Olive and Grape Mediterranean restaurant opens its doors at 4 p.m. Friday with special olive oil tastings. It’s in the space formerly occupied by Olive You, at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.

The monthly Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Dozens of neighborhood galleries and businesses will host artists from various mediums, and some restaurants, bars and stores will have specials. See our full post with lots of photos from yesterday.

Sculpted bird by Angela Scott.

The Pacific NW Folklore Society presents Morgan & Graves in an acoustic folk concert from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Free, donations welcome. Food, drinks, beer, wine available.

Live music by Dara Korra’ti at Wayward Coffeehouse, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N. from 8-10 p.m. Friday. Korra’ti performs “elfmetal” – indie folk/rock. No cover; food and drinks available.

Gypsy folk band Taarka performs from 8-9:30 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.

Greenwood-Aurora Involved Neighbors (GAIN) has its monthly cleanup from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Meet at the outside picnic tables at Green Bean Coffeehouse at 8533 Greenwood Ave. N. for free coffee and pastries before heading out to clean up the neighborhood from about 80th to 90th streets and Aurora Avenue North to 3rd Avenue NW. GAIN will provide all cleanup tools. GAIN Coordinator Cindy Potter reports the group has collected 790 bags of garbage in the Greenwood/Aurora corridor over the last five years.

Santoros Books at 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. is having a publication party at 10 a.m. Saturday for neighborhood author Elizabeth Mills, whose newest book, “The Spooky Wheels on the Bus,” was recently released. The book is a Halloween-themed version of the children’s classic song. There’s even treats and a sing-along.

In Magnuson Park, you can participate in the PAWS Walk Saturday morning. It’s not in our neighborhood, but funds raised help support all PAWS programs, including PAWS Cat City in Greenwood.

Ronin performs “Samurai Jazz” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Free. Food and drinks available.

Andrew Philbin performs acoustic jazz guitar from 8-10 p.m. Saturday at Wayward Coffeehouse, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N. Free. Food and drinks available.

Real Vocal String Quartet performs from 8-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. “Founding member of the Turtle Island String Quartet Irene Sazer leads this band of four women who play stringed instruments while singing folk, jazz, and beyond.” Beer and wine available.

As always, see our events calendar for more happenings, and you can even enter your own events.

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