Plenty of fun things to do in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend, but the main event is tonight (Friday), as the annual PhinneyWood Summer Streets takes place on Greenwood-Phinney avenues from North 67th to 87th streets. The road will be closed to cars and opened up to pedestrians and kids in little red wagons as neighbors gather to celebrate art, music, crafts, chalk drawings and other family-friendly activities. The monthly Art Up Artwalk is part of tonight’s Summer Streets.
The streets will be closed from 6-10 p.m. (East-west traffic will remain open on North 65th, North 80th and North 85th streets.) Seattle Department of Transportation expects 4,000 people to attend.
On Saturday, Naked City Brewery & Taphouse hosts its second annual Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament, so Greenwood Avenue will be closed between North 85th and 87th streets from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nearly 200 soccer players have already signed up and several hundred more are expected to watch the fundraiser for Fred Hutch.
Saturday is Woodland Park Zoo’s Asian Wildlife Conservation Day, included with admission. Pick up a passport at entry and collect stamps throughout the various Asian animal exhibits.
Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St., hosts Open Mic at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building.
Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Hank and Claire – Pacific NW Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Bill Davie & Kat Eggleston in Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Music Improv Workshop with Kenny Mandell, Lamar Lofton, Greg Campbell at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Taproot Theatre has extended its run of “Illyria” through next weekend.