Here are a few things to do in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
The weekly Phinney Farmers Market is in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 3-7 p.m. It’s also the last day to vote on designs for the new bike rack for the PNA’s community plaza.
Top Ten Toys celebrates its 25th anniversary in Greenwood with a carnival in its parking lot at 104 N. 85th St. from 2-6 p.m. today. Games, a dunk tank, face painting, balloon animals, raffles and lots of free gifts!
Woodland Park Zoo will celebrate its new Kunekune pigs at its Family Farm with a “Pigs on the Pavement” 3-D chalk art event on Saturday and Sunday.
Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.
Pigs on the Pavement celebrates the arrival of the zoo’s rare and endangered Visayan warty pigs, African warthogs, and now at the zoo’s Family Farm, kunekune pigs native to New Zealand. Featured artist Jack Gunter of Camano Island will craft a unique visual experience for visitors, displaying the zoo’s pigs in three-dimensional chalk art at the West Entrance.
Gunter is the author and illustrator of “A Pictorial History of the Northwest Including the Future”. In his book, Gunter invents a black and white pig as an observer of his history paintings. Pigs are a popular subject of his imaginative works and this theme will be included in a large 3-D work of chalk art at the zoo. Grab a pair of 3-D glasses, courtesy of the zoo, and watch Gunter’s whimsical artwork come to life!
Additional local artists will join Gunter and zoo visitors by creating works of art celebrating pigs on the surface of the zoo’s West Plaza. Don’t leave all the fun to the professionals! Visitors are invited to draw, too. Space will be provided, along with plenty of chalk, to let youngsters try their hands at decorating the pavement.
Seattle Parks Department is once again holding a life jacket sale at Green Lake’s Evans Pool from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Cost for each life jacket sizes infant to youth large is $20. For adult sizes XS to XXL the cost is $30.
Couth Buzzard Books has a big weekend planned. Tonight from 7:30-9:30 p.m., the bookstore at 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. presents “Women Who Kill: Mystery Writers Jeanne Matthews, Joyce Yarrow & Susan Scheyer.” Free; food and drink available for purchase. On Saturday, three of the area’s best buskers — Reggie Miles, Artis the Spoonman and Shoehorn – share the stage for a Buskers Cabaret.
The first Northwest Tequila Fest is from 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Come taste premium Tequila, Mezcal and Sotol. It benefits the Benevolent Guild, which assists children, charities and support groups around Puget Sound. See the website for tickets and more info.