Farmers Market, live music, home and garden tour, and a moment of silence in the neighborhood this seekend

by | Jun 8, 2012

So much to do in the neighborhood this weekend, starting with the Phinney Farmers Market and monthly Art Up Artwalk tonight. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

Phinney Farmers Market is today from 3-7 p.m. Get fresh veggies, produce, bread, eggs, meat, flowers and a whole lot more from local farmers and producers. And Greenwood CoolMom will have a table set up to make purses and bags from used Capri Sun pouches, and tote bags from used coffee bags.

The monthly Art Up Artwalk is tonight from 6-9 p.m. Dozens of neighborhood art galleries, restaurants and other businesses will host artists working in all kinds of mediums. Tasty, 7513 Greenwood Ave. N., has a “Mad Women” show about the role of women in the 1950s and ’60s. Couth Buzzard Books features black-and-white photography by Ruby Smith, the teenage daughter of book store owner Theo Dzielak, who died of lymphoma just last week. And the Phinney Center Gallery features home-and-garden themed artwork by Monika Dalkin, Kathy Parker and James Rodgers.

The very funny road trip comedy “Leaving Iowa” continues at Taproot Theatre through June 16.

Alice Stuart performs a Pacific NW Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Saturday, Troupeau Acadian performs Cajun music and dance at 7:30 p.m. Both are free, with a pass of the hat; food and adult beverages for sale.

Folksinger Nelson Wright performs a CD release show at 8 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door.

Bear Affair & Big Howl for Wolves at Woodland Park Zoo on Saturday. See what happens when you don’t store food properly or leave garbage around where bears can find it. Special keeper talks, camping safety tips and more. Included in zoo admission.

Photo by Dennis Dow, Woodland Park Zoo.

Art of Storytelling, 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Santoro’s Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. Six writers will read from their memoirs, short stories and novels. The event is run by writer and writing coach Caroline Allen, owner of Art of Storytelling.

Beppa Studio’s annual garage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 7700 6th Ave. NW. Cash only.

Metro’s Summer service revisions begin Saturday. Check Metro Online to see if your route has changed.

“Old Goats” movie screening at Greenwood Senior Center from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. The director and some actors will be present.

The PNA Home & Garden Tour is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tour four remodeled homes, an artist’s studio and five urban gardens. Tickets are $12 for PNA members, $15 general, and $5 for kids 2-12.

Sunday is the last day to donate to Bartell’s Community Food Drive, to help feed hungry kids this summer.

Compassionate Seattle is organizing a city-wide moment of silence at 12 p.m. Sunday to honor those killed in by violence in the last few weeks.

And if you’re heading over to Ballard, don’t forget that the intersection of 15th Avenue NW and NW 85th Street will be a bit of a mess as Seattle Department of Transportation crews repair pavement. Northbound traffic on 15th Avenue NW will be reduced to one through lane at the intersection from 7 a.m. on Saturday until 9 a.m. on Sunday. (Southbound traffic on 15th will not be affected.) NW 85th Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction at the intersection.

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