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Live music, Montessori and French school open houses, MLK events in the neighborhood this weekend

Lots to do in Phinney Ridge-Greenwood this weekend. Here’s a sampling; check our Events calendar any time for more.

Bill Davie album release concert with Kat Eggleston and Jim Page at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Montessori Garden is holding an open house for prospective families at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

North Seattle French School is holding a K-1 Open House at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building.

An Evening of Music at Wahe Guru Yoga, at 7415 Greenwood Ave. N., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Music will range from folk, rock, Kirtan, Scottish Bagpipes, and Calypso Instrumental Jazz. Bring a blanket and/or mat to sit on. Tea and finger foods will be served. $20 suggested donation.

CosySheridan-resizedSinger/songwriter Cosy Sheridan performs for Seattle Folklore Society at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Brick Building. Cost is $15, $13 SFS/PNA members & seniors; kids half price. Reserve seats online or call 206-528-8523.

Cosy Sheridan has been called “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters.” She first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won both the Kerrville Folk Festival’s NewSong Award and The Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubadour Contest, and then released her critically acclaimed CD Quietly Led on Waterbug Records. Almost 20 years later she is one of the most respected touring musicians on the folk circuit as well as a favorite teacher at many adult music camps.

Cedar & the Redwoods host a stage reading at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Bobby Jo Valentine with Amanda Markley perform in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.

Seattle Family Dance at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The show is sold out, but you can watch the live webcast.

Seattle Public Utilities’ solid waste collection will be on normal schedule on Monday, and both Recycling & Disposal Stations will be open during regular business hours, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Phinney Estate Law will honor Martin Luther King Jr. with a “Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness MLK Walk” starting at 4:30 p.m. at 751 N. 75th St. on Monday. Candles and quotations from MLK will line the sidewalks of North 75th Street.

All branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed on Monday. SPL also is upgrading its computer systems that day, which means patrons will have limited access to the online catalog (you’ll be able to search the catalog but not view your account or place a hold or renew a checked out item), and databases will be unavailable.

In honor of MLK Day, Taproot Theatre is offering 50 percent off tickets to “The Whipping Man” (use the code “MLK” at online check-out on Monday only). The show runs from March 27-April 27.

The Whipping Man is an evocative tale of loyalty, diversity and self-exploration. In Matthew Lopez’s highly acclaimed script, a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his former slaves are left to observe Passover together in the wake of the Civil War, prompting the challenging examination and reconciliation of the past while revealing the fear and uncertainty of venturing into a new future. This is a poignant play that The New York Times experienced as, “Haunting, striking, and powerful” and will ask questions of faith, freedom and identity.

Metro buses will be on reduced schedules on Monday, and some buses will be rerouted downtown and in the Central District and Capitol Hill to accommodate holiday events. Check Metro’s Construction & Events page for more information on reroutes.

The 31st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. March and Rally begins at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Garfield High School. An estimated 5,000 participants will walk from 23rd Avenue and East Jefferson Street to the plaza of the Federal Building between Madison and Marion streets for a short rally. (Motorists should expect a rolling slowdown along the march route.)