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Lots of live music in the neighborhood this weekend

Check out our events calendar for the latest word on various events around the neighborhood. Here are some highlights for this weekend.
It’s a big weekend at Empty Sea Studios, Phinney Ridge’s acoustic music venue at 6300 Phinney Ave. N. At 8 p.m. Friday it’s Milwaukee quartet The Scarring Party and Erin Jorgensen, featuring tuba, accordion and banjo. On Saturday from 8-10 p.m., Vikash and Prabhash Maharaj perform classical music of North India on the 18-stringed, fretless sarod and the tabla. (And sorry, but both Sunday shows by Coyote Grace have sold out.)
Pint & Dale perform “Music of the Blue Divide” from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle Family Dance is having a folk dance for children and families from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, in Community Hall in the brick building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
The ARF…Folk Concert featuring Nancy Quense, JF Lewis and George Gleason is from 4-6 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Free.
Bruce Greene & Loy McWhirter perform Old Time Fiddle & Traditional Songs from 7:30-10 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center, in the brick building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. More info and reservations on-line or at 206-528-8523.
There are plenty of Earth Day celebrations happening around the region. The Olive and Grape restaurant at 8516 Greenwood Ave. N. is doing its part by collecting patrons’ recyclables and rewarding them with a free cup of homemade soup. Just bring in batteries for your electronics, ink jet cartridges, or plastic grocery bags.
The closest major celebration to our neighborhood is at Gas Works Park in Wallingford. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, you can listen to live bands, eat food, listen to speakers and make your own kite. It’s sponsored by Sierra Club, CoolMom, Earth Ministry, and Washington Environmental Council and Climate Solutions.
And in honor of Earth Day, a reader tells us that Grower’s Gold is offering free tomato or basil seeds to anyone in Washington, Oregon, Colorado or Alaska, through May.