Here’s a small sample of what’s happening in Phinney and Greenwood this weekend. For a full list, check our events calendar.
Schooner Exact beer tasting at 5 p.m. Friday at Chuck’s 85th St. Market, 656 NW 85th St.; and sparkling wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. Friday at The Phinney Market, 5918 Phinney Ave. N.
Neptune Coffee at 8415 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting holiday movie trivia at 8 p.m. Friday. It’s free, and there’s coffee-related prizes, plus beer is available.
Author Maribeth Stephens and illustrator Nina Seven will read their children’s holiday classic “Theodore the Tree” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Santoro’s Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. Singer/guitarist Gary Paine will lead a few interactive songs to set the mood, plus there’ll be homemade cookies.
Santa will be at Metropolis, 7321 Greenwood Ave. N., from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday for a little meet and greet. Bring your own camera.
Carkeek Park is hosting a Winter Solstice celebration from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Environmental Learning Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. Songs and stories of the earth and sun, plus refreshments.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an all-day celebration on Saturday. Stop by for games, music and prizes. Live music throughout the day, culminating with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. by Pine & Dale and Jim Page. Couth Buzzard is also having an anniversary sale through Dec. 31. Buy any used book and get another used book at half price; buy a new book or journal and 10 percent off any other new item; and buy any café item and receive another café item at half off.
The Shop Agora at 6417-A Phinney Ave. N. is having a special tasting of Italian imports from Ritrovo Selections from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Come sample truffle almonds, chocolate-covered hazelnuts and almonds, Maletti balsamic vinegar, panettone and Colli Etruschi extra virgin olive oil.
Sugarcomb Salon, 780 N. 73rd St., is hosting “Art for the Kids” from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Artist and instructor Crystal Fosnaugh helped children create their own paintings, which she is hanging inside the salon on Friday. The Saturday reception is open to all.
The Seattle Folklore Society presents the Celtic Conspiracy Winter Celebration from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.