The weekend gets underway with a bang tonight with the monthly Artwalk and the annual Summer Streets happening simultaneously. Greenwood Avenue North will be closed to cars from North 67th to 87th streets so people can play in the streets. Check out the map of all the activities happening – including whiffle ball, hula hooping, live music, live painting, free electric bike rides, children’s obstacle course, coffee tasting contest, art fair, circus performers and aerial artists, dancing demonstrations, and a doggie wedding.
74th and Greenwood was packed at last year’s Summer Streets.
Plus, the Phinney Farmers Market at the Phinney Neighborhood Association will be open an extra hour, until 8 p.m., and bring a can of food and help the Greenwood Food Bank build Seattle’s largest can food pyramid, in front of Ken’s Market at 73rd and Greenwood.
Bring your old car seat to the Phinney Farmers Market at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. for recycling. It’s sponsored by CoolMom. Cost is $10 to cover the cost of recycling, but you’ll get a $10 coupon to use at Childish Things on Holman Road.
Author Erika Madden will sign her newly-released historical fiction novel “Year of the Angels” in front of Balderdash Books, 8536 Greenwood Ave. N. from 6-9 p.m. Friday.
Friday is open mic night at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th st., starting at 6:15 p.m.
Seattle Public Theatre performs “Pirates of Penzance” Friday-Sunday at the Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake. Free, but donations accepted for the youth scholarship fund. Shows are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Ginny Reilly of Reilly and Maloney performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and “Seattle’s Bard” Jim Page performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
The 3rd annual Party in the Park is from 12-4 p.m. Sunday at Greenwood Park, North 87th Street between Evanston & Fremont avenues. Bring a picnic and enjoy three bands, and see the official opening of the new Community Garden.
Check out our Events calendar any time for what’s happening around the neighborhood.