It’s a pretty busy weekend in the neighborhood. Here are a few highlights; check out our Events calendar any time for more.
The monthly Art Up Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday (many galleries and businesses stay open even later than 9 p.m.) Dozens of businesses are participating, including maternity and family photographer Sandra Coan, who is showcasing her iPhone photos at Makeda Coffee, 153 N. 78th St.; and Art on the Ridge, 8005 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting an exhibit by five premier chainsaw carving artists.
This type of Folk Art traditionally is not considered Fine Art, but is growing in popularity among Fine Art collectors as the talent transitions from rough cut bears to thought provoking, smooth and graceful creatures of the Northwest interacting with each other in the wild. Chainsaw Carvings are gaining popularity in homes, restaurants, parks, Golf courses, and now Galleries.
Chainsaw carving horse by Jeff Samadosky.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Kate McLeod and Kat Eggleston in a Pacific NW Folklore Society monthly concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Ginny Reilly in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Free; food, beer and wine available for purchase.
The Olive and Grape is hosting a book signing by Dogan Ulkekul, author of the novel “Cehennem Yelkenlisi” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
The Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N, hosts world Languages Story Time (Spanish) at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Phinney Yoga House, 6615 Dayton Ave. N., presents Joseph Anderson’s World Chant Series at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Join in the Seattle Family Dance at 3 p.m. Sunday at Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Community Hall (in the brick building), 6532 Phinney Ave. N. “Come join the fun! Simple dances for kids under 10 and their families. This month Sherry Nevins calls the dances to live tunes from a new family dance band: Eva Reich on fiddle and Cynthia Marie on piano. $6 per person ($5 with SFS or PNA membership); $18 per family ($15 with SFS or PNA membership).”
Looking ahead to Monday, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Seattle Public Utilities will be on the regular garbage, yard waste and recycling pick-up schedule. So make sure your cans are out by the curb by 7 a.m. The city’s North Recycling and Disposal Station in Fremont/Wallingford is open Monday during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
And Metro Transit will operated on a reduced weekday schedule.