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So much happening in the neighborhood this weekend

From the monthly art walk to concerts to beer, there’s plenty to do around the neighborhood this weekend. Here’s a sample:
The monthly Art Up art walk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday, with more than three dozen businesses participating.
At Rockwell Realty, 8315 Greenwood Ave. N., “local landscape photographer Jay Boynton brings a contrasting look at fall in the outdoors from two very different locales: the inland Northwest and the canyon country of Utah’s Grand Staircase Escalante Wilderness.”
Avanti Art & Design at 7317 Greenwood Ave. N., presents its first erotic art show of photography, 3D work, paintings, drawings, multi-media art; Bherd Studios Gallery at the Greenwood Collective, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1, presents “Take 5,” “an exhibit celebrating the power of 5 for the gift giving season”; Echo Echo Gallery, also inside the Greenwood Collective, celebrates its grand opening with urban contemporary art by Jeremiah Hammer, Andy Kline and Chris Olson; Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Diann Knezovich’s altered “c” prints (architectural designs), Anna McKee’s drawings and prints inspired by her trip to Antarctica with a scientific expedition, and Caryn Friedlander’s small pastels on paper.
And several neighborhood restaurants offer discounted food and/or beverages, and a few shops offer discounts. See the art walk website for the full list of participants.
Pacific Northwest Folklore Society presents David Perasso and Chris Roe at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.; free. And on Saturday, singer-songwriter Jill Cohn performs from 7:30-9:30 p.m.; $5 cover.
Neptune Coffee, 8415 Greenwood Ave. N., has Big Lebowski Trivia at 8 p.m. Friday.
Star Called Sun performs indie rock at Wayward Coffeehouse, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N., from 8-10 p.m. Friday. No cover. And on Saturday at Wayward there’s a reading and discussion, “Ink-Stained Amazons & Cinematic Warriors: Superwomen in Modern Mythology” from 8-10 p.m. No cover.
A Muse Art Stamps, 7107 Greenwood Ave. N., has its holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with free art projects for a $5 donation to the Greenwood Food Bank.
The Phinney Neighborhood Center hosts its 23rd annual Beer Taste from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. “Beer Trek” features 10 tastes of Northwest beers, appetizers, silent auction of beer paraphernalia, and music by the Shed Boys.
The Greenwood Senior Center’s Local Giving Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday will have representatives from 27 neighborhood and Seattle-based non-profits showcasing their projects on social justice, environmental concerns and human rights issues. Live music and refreshments. Click here to see the full list of participating organizations.
Turkish classical music at The Olive and Grape, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. on Saturday, featuring Kane Mathis on the oud and Jane Hall on percussion.
Nearby, the Ballard Elks, 6411 Seaview Ave. NW, are hosting their 17th annual Santa Hop & Auction for the Forgotten Children’s Fund. Dinner, dancing, live entertainment and a silent auction; $25. For Tickets call (206) 992-7117 or , e-mail [email protected].
As always, check out our events calendar for more.