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Live music, store opening, book exchange in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

Ludlow, a new home and furniture store at 7315 Greenwood Ave. N., is throwing its opening party starting at 5 p.m. Friday.

The Purple House performs a children’s concert at Ridge Romp at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The Purple House is a merry-go-round of local adult and kid musicians who are playing songs for the whole family! This time out, we have Greenwood Elementary and PNPC Dad, Tony Van Zeyl on vocals and guitar. PNPC Dad Travis Bryon on drums in his Purple House debut. And local musician and educator Catherina Whinney on vocals and awesomeness! Maybe even some surprise guests under the age of 10!

The Purple House does their on familiar tunes like “Old MacDonald” and “ABCs” mixed in with crowd pleasing covers for all generations like MGMT’s “Kids” or The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey.” Get ready for some singing and dancing!

Cost is $4 per person; babes in arms are free.

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 and guests at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, it’s the Songwriter in Seattle Monthly Showcase with Leslie VanWinkle, Josh Brugman, Noam Paco Gaster & Friends, and Roo Forrest. On Sunday, it’s the Science and Nature Discussion Group at 2 p.m.

The PNA’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The Seattle Folklore Society presents Jamie Laval at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA’s Brick Building. Cost is $16, or $14 for SFS/PNA members and seniors; children are half price. You can reserve tickets online or by calling 206-528-8523.

Jamie Laval creates rapt audiences with his passionate performances of traditional music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, and Quebec, blending an ancient art form with stunning virtuosity and contemporary flair that resonates with families, youth, seniors, and devotees of ethnic, jazz, and classical music.

An evening concert experience with Jamie combines toe-tapping melodies, amusing stories, foot percussion, poetry, and delicately nuanced accompaniment from guitarist Dan Compton and piper Rod Weeks to create a beautiful atmosphere of the Scottish Highlands.