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Live music, roses and story time in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

Ronin 3 and Neil Welsh perform for Jazz First Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Saturday, Couth Buzzard presents Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase starting at 7:30 p.m.
It’s closing weekend for the very funny satire “Tartuffe” at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.
The Purple House performs Saturday morning at Ridge Romp at the PNA. Tony Van Zeyl (who’s well-known for warming up audiences before other Ridge Romp performances) will perform unique versions of kid-centric songs. Doors open at 10 a.m.; show starts at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per person (babies in arms are free). In the PNA’s Community Hall in the Brick Building.
The Seattle Rose Society and Woodland Park Zoo host a rose pruning demonstration at the zoo’s Rose Garden from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, at North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North.

Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.
Spanish story time is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
The Shop Agora’s weekly wine tasting will be of an Argentinian Merlot from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Ridge store, 6417-A Phinney Ave. N.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Ellis Paul (at right) in concert at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Community Hall (Brick Building), at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $16, $2 off for SFS & PNA members and seniors, kids are $7. Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets online at or at the door.
The Shook Twins and John Craigie perform at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N., starting at 8 p.m. Saturday.
The Northwest Clarinet Choir performs at 5 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.
Looking ahead to next week, 15th Avenue NW from NW 65th to NW 80th streets will be closed for a five-hour stretch on the nights of March 6, 7 and 8, for a test of LED streetlights. The road will be closed from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m.