This weekend’s events in Phinney-Greenwood begin with Friday night’s monthly Artwalk. Three dozen local businesses are participating, a higher than usual number, partly because of the month-long Arts Crush arts festival that’s going on all around Puget Sound. The Art Up Artwalk runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Here are other highlights for this weekend (check out our events calendar for more).
Silent Film Fridays at St. John United Lutheran Church, 5515 Phinney Ave. N., presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” accompanied by Nathan Jensen on pipe organ. Suggested donation $5.
The group Brownsville Highway has its CD release party from 8-10 p.m. at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.
Brian Ellefson performs acoustic guitar indie rock from 8-10 p.m. at Wayward Coffeehouse, 8570 Greenwood Ave N. Free, all ages.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Randal Bays and Davey Mathias on the Irish fiddle at 7:30 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. (brick building). $15 general, $13 members of sponsoring organizations and seniors/students, $7 child (show is all ages.)
“Cobalt City: Timeslip” authors reading from 7-10 p.m. at Wayward Coffeehouse, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N. It’s the first book from new Greenwood-based Timid Pirate Publishing. Readings by contributing authors: Nathan Crowder, Rosemary Jones, Erik Scott de-Bie, and S. Aarron Kemp. (May not be suitable for very young listeners.)
Author Lynette Yetter reads from “Lucy Plays Panpipes for Peace” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Live music and improv, too. Food, beer, wine available.
Mandolin duo Michael Connolly and Miller McNay release their new studio album “The Mandolin Casefiles” from 8-10 p.m. at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.
CoolMom is collecting old car seats for re-use and recycling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Viking Bank in Ballard, 2237 NW 57th St. If your car seat or booster seat is less than six years old, they’ll donate it to WestSide Baby for re-use by someone in need. If it’s older than six years, been in a car accident or washed with harsh chemicals, they’ll recycle it.
Nancy Rumbel and Lydia McCauley perform at the Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th St., from 3-5 p.m. $20 adults, $10 ages 12 and under. All ages.
Shapenote singing from 6:30-9 p.m. at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St. “Community singing – beginners welcome. No admission charge, no choir director, no rehearsal, no performance – just 4-part a cappella singing in the old American hymn tradition.”