≡ Menu

The big ArtWalk, tons of live music, and specials for mom in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend

So much to do in the neighborhood on this gorgeous weekend. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

The humongous annual PhinneyWood ArtWalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday and again from 12-5 Saturday, at 84 art galleries and other businesses all throughout the neighborhood. Take a stroll down Phinney/Greenwood avenues and nearby, and you’ll see 150 artists’ work in all mediums, hear live music, and likely see some street performers and some kids’ activities as well. Many restaurants will have ArtWalk specials.

You can check out a map here. And a list of participating venues and artists here.

Please note: The streets will not be closed for this event, but the sidewalks will be very full of people. Please be extra careful if you’re driving through the area and let Artwalkers cross the street safely.

Also on tap this weekend:

Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St.

Friday Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

Martha Gallagher performs a Pacific NW Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books – Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.; Fluer Jack, Jessica Lynne & Julia Massey in Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Karaoke with Katybelle at 8 p.m. Friday at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St.

Seattle School Board Member Sherry Carr will hold a District II Community Meeting from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates Mother’s Day with “Mom & Me” on Saturday, featuring keeper talks about maternal care by various animals, live entertainment in the North Meadow, a rock climbing wall, bounce house, and dancing and puppet shows in Zoomazium.

Moms get in for half-price on Saturday. “Mom & Me” is included in zoo admission.

A 3-week-old male porcupette named Gavin will make his debut in time for “Mom & Me.” Gavin is the first porcupette born at the zoo.


Photo credit: Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo

Jonathan Byrd and Chris Kokesh perform a Seattle Folklore Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.

The Brazillionaires perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.

Happy Hour Bingo at 4 p.m. Sunday at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St. At 8 p.m. it’s Live Jazz Sundays.

Northwest Clarinet Choir and All City Clarinets Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.

And in honor of Mother’s Day, Couth Buzzard Books co-owner Theo Dzielak and Kate Smith celebrate the life of their daughter, Ruby Smith, who died of cancer last year, with “88 Cakes Mother’s Day Cake Celebration.”

Kate is going to do something she’s been wanting to do ever since 2008, when Bocadalupa, an arts organization in Bristol, UK, first mounted their community art project, 88 Cakes. Women from the community made cakes of all kinds as an artistic expression of mothering and put them on display: edible or not, naughty or nice, big or small, for sale or for mom’s tummy-it was an amazing exhibit! We invite you to be a part of this innovative community arts project by making that cake of “mom.” Kate’s will be 3-layered, honoring her own mother of 12 children, all the mothers who have lost a child, and the top for she and Ruby. If the cake doesn’t happen, don’t let that stop you from coming by to gaze, buy a cake for that special mom, or enjoy a piece when we cut a few at the end. Drop off begins at 11:30am on Mother’s Day. Cakes will be on display at the store from 12-5pm. Call Kate with questions: 206-713-1524.