Here are some highlights of events in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Tonight is the monthly Art Up Artwalk in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood. Three-dozen galleries and other businesses are hosting artists in various mediums from 6-9 p.m. (many businesses are open later). Check the Artwalk website for more details and a map.
It’s the opening night reception for “Neighborhood” at the Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., where local artists James McFarlane and Sandy Nelson are showcasing their paintings of neighborhood icons, such as Rudy’s Barbershop, Woodland Park Zoo’s Rose Garden and the recently-departed Carmelita Vegetarian Restaurant.
Stop by Illumination Learning Studio at 7720 Greenwood Ave N. to see their new four-foot bamboo and brightly colored tissue dragon, which lights up from inside. Owner Molli Piper tells us the dragon was created seven years ago by a 9-year-old boy who entered it in numerous parades and festivals. The Studio will feature children’s artwork at every Artwalk this year.
And it’s the final Artwalk for Tasty, which will close its doors at 7513 Greenwood Ave. N. on Jan. 31. Everything in the shop is 20 percent off, starting today.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8510 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a Pacific NW Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert with Steve Cheseborough at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., presents Stoned Evergreen Travelers (rockabilly, country), Black Steale Band and Frank Sandoval Friday night.
Woodland Park Zoo is offering admission discounts for every Seahawks Fan who wears ‘Hawks gear from Saturday until they win the Super Bowl (or are eliminated, but we won’t even go there!). Wear a jersey, sweatshirt, hat or beads and get $3 off zoo admission (not to be combined with other discounts or promotions). The Zoo also will broadcast Saturday’s Seahawks vs. Saints game in the Rain Forest Food Pavilion. (Even though the zoo closes at 4 p.m., fans will be allowed to remain in the restaurant until the end of the game.)
School Boardmember Sherry Carr is hosting her twice-monthly meeting with District II constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.