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Live music, local author reading and workshop in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Here are a few highlights of events happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N., presents Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin at 8 p.m. Friday; and David Brewer & Rebecca Lomnicky – Scotland’s Music United at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jim Page and Grant Dermody in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Seattle author Scott Driscoll gives a reading and writing workshop from 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., presents Carpet (alternative rock), Dogstrum and The Sweetlix Friday night; The Dee Dees (all female Ramones tribute band), and Loud Motor Paul Diamond Blow on Saturday night; and Singer-Songwriter Showcase at 8 p.m. Sunday.
SteveJamesDelRey-resizedSeattle Folklore Society presents Steve James & Del Rey in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Phinney Center’s Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price. You can reserve seats online or call 206-528-8523.

Seattle’s Del Rey and Austin’s Steve James team up to kick off Seattle Folklore Society’s Winter-2014 season and (folk-) rock the Phinney Neighborhood Center stage into the new year with their heavy metal resonator instruments and a great big dose of vintage songs and tunes.
These two powerful singers and guitar pickers have joined forces to create a musical testament to the hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues aesthetic. Sharing a sense of humor and a similar manic intensity, their duets are smart, funny, and full of instrumental virtuosity. Del Rey doubles on resonator ukulele, while Steve James is known for his “noble savage” mandolin style.

Don’t forget, Woodland Park Zoo is offering $3 off admission if you wear any Seahawks gear.
Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.
Looking ahead to next week:

  1. All branches of the Seattle Public Library will be closed on Monday, because of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
  2. Metro Transit will be on a reduced schedule because of the holiday.
  3. Garbage, recycling and yard waste will be picked up on a normal schedule on Monday.
  4. Monday is also the last day for the City of Seattle’s North Transfer Station in Fremont/Wallingford. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., then will close for about two years while the station is rebuilt.