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Live music, coffee with councilmembers, artwalk and more this weekend in Greenwood-Phinney

Here are a few things happening in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar anytime for more.

TAARKA performs in concert from 8-10 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Patrick Dethlefs & Cahalen Morrison perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door.

Friday night is the monthly PhinneyWood Art Up Artwalk, from 6-9 p.m. Dozens of businesses all along Phinney/Greenwood avenues and nearby will be hosting artists in all kinds of mediums. Check out the Artwalk blog for a list of every participating venue, artists, and a map.

Jazz concert with Ronin 3 and guests at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café. The musicians will play a special version of Theolonius Monk’s “Ruby My Dear” dedicated to Ruby Smith, the late daughter of Couth Buzzard co-owner Theo Dzielak. The song will be part of a tribute CD, and the entire concert will be recorded for a Ronin CD. On Saturday, 3 Play Ricochet & Cliff & Laurel Bluegrass perform at 6 p.m. Both free with a pass of the hat; food, beer and wine for sale.

Seattle School Board Member Sherry Carr will meet with constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr. in the Christian Education Building, CE Brick Room.

Beppa Studios is holding its fall clothing sale from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 7700 6th Ave. NW. Designer clothing, vintage jewelry, carded buttons, and original jewelry by local artists Diane Norris and Syliva Luppert.

The Carkeek Watershed Community Action Project celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 13th, at Carkeek Park, 950 Carkeek Park Rd. There will be children’s activities, tours of Carkeek’s Demonstration Garden, testing of Piper’s Creek waters, a scientific panel presentation on Piper’s Creek water quality problems and solutions; and a light lunch.

The two Sallys of the Seattle City Council will have coffee with constituents from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Family Room at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N. Coffee and pastries provided by Councilmembers Sally Clark and Sally Bagshaw.

Seattle Folklore Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, in the Brick Building. Hanz Araki, Kathryn Claire and the Celtic Conspiracy celebrate their new CD, “Songs of Love and Murder.”

The murder ballad is a mainstay of the folk idiom in many cultures, perfected in Scotland, Ireland and England long, long ago. From the humorous to the Shakespearean to the downright macabre; with pen-knifes and swords, by hanging or drowning, Songs of Love and Murder is a collection of traditional love songs with stories tragic, beautiful, and sometimes gruesome — as well as a few dance tunes (jigs and reels with some rather grisly titles) to keep your feet stomping.

Info and reservations at http://www.seafolklore.org/folksche.html or by calling 206/528-8523.

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