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Author readings, live music and rose pruning in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge 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.

The Purple House performs at Ridge Romp at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center.

Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N., hosts Wild Minds in Uncertain Times – An Evening in Ritual Storytelling from 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Tony’s Coffee, 7001 3rd Ave. NW, is hosting “A Big Fiction Reading” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with writers Mylène Dressler, Benjamin Reed, and Kevin Hyde, plus refreshments.

The Seattle Rose Society is hosting a rose pruning demonstration from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday at Woodland Park Zoo’s Rose Garden. Get tips on pruning roses and using proper tools. The demonstration and admission to the garden is free. Rain or shine; light refreshments will be served.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Randal Bays Family Band with Suzanne Taylor at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price.

An exceptional talent as a musician (on both guitar and fiddle), a tune composer, and a generous teacher, Randal Bays has been promoting the musical traditions of Ireland for over 30 years—Fiddler Magazine lists him “among the best Irish style fiddlers of his generation.” The Bays Family Band features Susan Waters on fiddle and vocals, and sons Willie and Owen Bays on flute and concertina. Rounding out the sound of the family band is former-Seattleite Suzanne Taylor on keyboard and flute.

The Northwest Clarinet Choir performs a free concert from 4-5:30 p.m. at Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.

And if you’re heading downtown on Sunday, be advised that Aurora Avenue will be closed between the Western Avenue off-ramp and North 48th Street near Fremont from 6-11 a.m. because of the Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K runs that start at the Seattle Center.