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Live music, backgammon, City Council chat and more this weekend

Here are a few things happening around the neighborhood this weekend. For more, you can always check out our events calendar.
St. John United Lutheran Church at 5515 Phinney Ave. N. is having a Sound of Music Sing-along from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Costumes are encouraged.
The Seattle Storyteller’s Guild presents its monthly Story Swap at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. And on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Couth Buzzard presents its Whipper Snappers Cabaret, featuring local young performers, including poets from 826 Seattle.
The Washover Fans perform acoustic music at 8 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
The Chocolate Shoe Box at 7410 Greenwood Ave. N. is hosting a vegan bake sale from 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to benefit Precious Life Animal Sanctuary in Sequim.
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will meet with constituents at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. The press release says “This informal conversation is one in a series of opportunities offered in response to the outpouring of Seattleites who attended similar gatherings last fall. All topics are on the table.”
Scottish folksinger Jim Malcolm performs at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Olive and Grape at 8516 is having a backgammon tournament from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. Reservations are requested; bring your own backgammon board.
And it isn’t an actual “event,” but, if you’re heading over toward Ballard tomorrow, be advised that the Seattle Department of Transportation will close one northbound lane of Ballard between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday as they paint the railing on the east side of the bridge.