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Live music, vintage sale, farmers market and mystery book exchange this weekend

It’s a busy, busy weekend in Greenwood-Phinney, and the weather is still beautiful, so get out and enjoy it. Here are a few weekend event highlights. Check out our Events calendar any time for more.

Fritzi’s Fall Sale of vintage and handmade treasures is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, at 9230 Phinney Ave. N. Fritzi’s has refurbished furniture, vintage children’s toys, garden starters and succulents, photo frames and wall hangings, vintage suitcases, knit pillows and thermos collections.

The Phinney Farmers Market runs from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Not only can you get your usual fresh produce, chocolates, bread, pasta, meat, pizza, etc., but it’s also Phinney Farmers Market Kids’ Day. Take part in the famous Zucchini 500 races, check out a mobile chicken coop, get your face painted by Althea (by donation) and listen to teachers of Polly-Glots (a Phinney Ridge-based children’s language program) perform in French, Spanish and Mandarin from 5-6:30 p.m.

Friday night is Open Mic night at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St., starting at 6:15 p.m.

It’s the monthly Art Up Artwalk along Greenwood Avenue from North 62nd to North 87th streets from 6-9 p.m. Dozens of neighborhood art galleries, restaurants and other businesses, feature art and music.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, help other volunteers build the raised garden beds and construct the tool shed and compost bins at Greenwood Park, on North 87th Street between Evanston and Fremont avenues.

If you’re a mystery book buff, come to the Phinney Neighborhood Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday for the annual Mystery Book Exchange.

Bring your gently used mystery books and trade them for mysteries you have not yet solved. If you don’t have books to trade, you can purchase books for $1-$2. For more information, email chardell@phinneycenter.org or call 206.783.2244.

It’s Heroes Weekend at the Woodland Park Zoo. On Saturday and Sunday, all active and retired members of the military, plus firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services personnel, get free admission to the zoo when showing a current military, government or department issued ID. Up to six guests receive half-price admission.

Cathy Britell and William Limbach perform in a Pacific NW Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. And Hejira plays a return concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

And over in Ballard, the Ballard Urban Picnic (or BURP) is from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday at Ballard Commons Park and surrounding streets, with lots of music and food.

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