Plenty of live music and fun things to do in the neighborhood this weekend and beyond.
Chuck’s 85th St. Market, 656 NW 85th St., is hosting Santa photos from 4-7 p.m. Friday.
Come get your kids, your own or even your pets picture taken with Santa! Kids get a free ice cream cone with a picture!
Moroccan Bazaar and Open House at 6001 Phinney Ave. N., Suite 3, from 12-9 p.m. Friday, courtesy of Wild Sun Therapeutics. Rugs just brought back from Morocco, discounts on massages and other services.
Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir performs “Peace: A Soulful Christmas Celebration” at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N.
Catch a two-minute flash mob performance by the Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus at 5:20 p.m. Saturday at Ken’s Market or the repeat performance at 5:40 p.m. at the Wallingford QFC.
Fathia et les Troubadours performs French Gypsy Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Saturday, the Couth presents Solstice Vinyl Sharing Night at 7:30 p.m. And on Sunday it’s “A Pickled Okra Christmas” at 4 p.m. Free; food, wine and beer for sale.
Joseph Anderson’s World Chant Series at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Phinney Yoga House, 6615 Dayton Ave. N.
The Chocolate Shoe Box, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N, is hosting a pet food drive from now through the end of the month. Bring in a can or bag of dog or cat food, and get 15 percent off any pair of boots or shoes. Donations go to local shelters and animal sanctuaries.
Woodland Park Zoo’s Winter Celebration starts next week. Animals will get special fish- or fruit-trimmed wreaths and other treats from Dec. 19-21 and Dec. 26-28. Free with zoo admission.
Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.
While you’re at the zoo, you can pick up a bucket of Holidoo compost for the gardener on your Christmas list.
Unlike the typical Zoo Doo compost featuring manures of nearly two dozen zoo herbivore species, the All Elephant Poo Holidoo is made up exclusively of the “end products” of the zoo’s elephants manure and bedding – the biggest and richest composting materials at the zoo.