Weekend events: plenty of live music, outdoor fitness

by | Nov 22, 2013

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Illumination Learning Studio, 7720 Greenwood Ave. N., presents “Self-Care for the Holidays: Mini Workshop Series” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Classical Guitar Cabaret — Robert Vierschilling, Jessica Papkoff, Matthew Anderson and Stella Stephanie at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Pint & Dale — Disasters At Sea concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Metropolis cards and gift shop is having its annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, at 7319 Greenwood Ave. N.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Antje Duvekot in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association in the Brick Building. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price. Reserve seats online or call 206-528-8523.

Boston-based Antje Duvekot (pronounced AUNT-yuh DOO-va-kott), was born in Heidelberg, Germany, and moved to the U.S. with her mother at the age of 13. Turning to music as a way to learn English and her new country, Antje has become known for her thoughtful lyrics, often personal and insightful. A prolific writer early, she holds three top songwriting awards, including the Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, and Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The Angry Beaver, 8412 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Breakaway with DJ Gumbeaux starting at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space is celebrating its new outdoor gym, Fitness Zone, from 1-2 p.m. Saturday at North 143rd Street and Linden Avenue North.

A Fitness Zone provides free, low-impact cardio equipment and strengthening machines. Bitter Lake Reservoir Open Space’s Fitness Zone comprises of a free runner, flex trainer, leg lift and sit-up bench stations. Outdoor gyms offer an affordable way to stay fit and contribute to a healthy community.

Green Lake Gobble 10K/5K & Mashed Potato Munch Off happens this Sunday morning at Green Lake. The event will use the inner lane of road around Green Lake so traffic will be dicey, and Metro Route 48 will be rerouted during the event. Staging starts at 8:30 a.m.; running/walking starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Aqua Theatre.

The Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off is a fifth year event that celebrates the Thanksgiving season in Seattle. The event consists of a 5K run/walk, a 10K run/walk, the free PCC Healthy Kids Tiny Turkey Trot kids dash, an exhibitor area, a beer garden and the Mashed Potato Munch Off competitive eating contest. In total, 1,700 people are expected to participate in the event this year. Partial proceeds from the event as well as nearly 2,000 pounds of the canned food collected onsite will be donated to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, the official event benefactor of the event.

Northwest Clarinet Choir presents a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.

Looking ahead to next week, all branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. And both the North and South Transfer Stations will be closed, and there will be no solid waste pickup service.

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