Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Phinney-Greenwood, and there are plenty of fun events going on. Here are a few highlights. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. today with lots of fresh veggies, fruit, bread, meat, cheese, eggs, flowers and more. Gary Paine will have a family-friendly sing-along from 4-6 p.m.
It’s closing weekend of the family road trip comedy “Leaving Iowa” at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.
Eric Apoe, Tommy Dean & Annie O’Neill in concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.; then Wild Geese Players – A Staged Reading of “Ulysses” by James Joyce starting at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both are free; food and drink available for purchase.
The Fremont Fair is this weekend, and the popular Solstice Parade starts at 12 p.m. Saturday. Walk, ride your bike or take the bus because traffic and parking will be a nightmare. Bus routes 26, 28, 30 and 31 will be rerouted during the parade. Check Metro’s website for more information.
Three of the area’s biggest names in kids’ entertainment share the stage at Woodland Park Zoo for a special Father’s Day concert: Caspar Babypants, Recess Monkey and The Not-Its! perform from 2-5 p.m. Included in admission. (By the way, if you’re sporting a Mohawk haircut you can get in to the zoo free on Father’s Day, and you can even get a Mohawk or buzz cut from Rudy’s hairstylists between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. outside the West Entrance. It’s in honor of the zoo’s new Visayan warty pigs, which have natural mohawks.)
Weekend traffic notes: Two of the three southbound lanes on Aurora Avenue North between Raye and Harrison streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday for spot pavement repairs. And the Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from Denny Way to South Spokane Street from 11 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday so road crews can reinforce a two-block section of the elevated structure.