Live music, art, Pluto, summer camps, dancing in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

by | Mar 15, 2013

Plenty to do in the neighborhood this weekend. Here are a few highlights; check out our Events calendar any time for more.

36th Legislative District Town Hall with State Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and state Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at City University of Seattle (in the Vancouver/Calgary Room), 521 Wall St.

Yanni’s Greek restaurant will be featured on Fox’s “Kitchen Nightmares” at 8 p.m. Friday, on Q13.

ParentMap magazine is hosting a North Seattle/North Sound Camp Fair at The Evergreen School,15201 Meridian Ave. N., in Shoreline, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. More than 45 camp programs will be there for you to check out.

The folks at Greenwood’s 826 Seattle passionately believe that Pluto has gotten the short end of the stick in terms of planetary respect, so they’ll be having their annual Pluto Day starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, with a rally and march in support of Pluto’s (former) status as a full-fledged planet.

Eric and Suzy Thompson perform a Seattle Folklore Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets are $15 general, $13 for SFS/PNA members and seniors; children are half price. You can reserve seats online  or call 206-528-8523.

Eric and Suzy Thompson are virtuoso roots musicians who specialize in the down-home sounds of the American South. Their musical palette includes Appalachian story-songs and bluegrass breakdowns, classic country blues, Louisiana Cajun dance music, and paso dobles from Puerto Rico. Eric’s flatpicking on guitar and mandolin is exceptional for its purity of tone, speed, and soulfulness; Suzy is a powerful singer, an award-winning fiddler and Cajun accordion player who has apprenticed with older generation Louisiana Cajun musicians under an NEA Fellowship. Founding members of many influential roots music groups including the Black Mountain Boys, Any Old Time, the Klezmorim, and the California Cajun Orchestra, Eric and Suzy have also worked with Jerry Garcia, Maria Muldaur, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Darol Anger, Laurie Lewis, the Savoy Doucet Cajun Trio, and many other fine musicians.

At Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., this weekend, you can catch the monthly Classical Guitar Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Ski & Family & Friends concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, or Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell and Don Berman at 1 p.m. Sunday. Free; food and drink available.

PlaySpace at Emmanuel is open for free play time for children from 8:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, 510 N. 49th St. (use KapKa school entrance).

The Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op is hosting its Gently Used Kids Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Sugarcomb Salon, 780 N. 73rd St., is hosting Tashiro Kaplan Artists Show from 6-11 p.m. Saturday.

Seattle Family Dance is at 3 p.m. Sunday at the PNA in the Brick Building.

And if you’re heading downtown on Sunday, be aware the St. Patrick’s Day Dash will close streets and reroute buses from around 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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