The BIG Artwalk, live music, meeting elected officials and more in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

by | May 9, 2014

Lots going on in the neighborhood this weekend. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar for more.

Friday night and Saturday afternoon, join hundreds of neighbors checking out all the amazing art at 78 businesses all along Greenwood-Phinney avenues and nearby for the huge annual “PhinneyWood Artwalk – The BIG One.” The Artwalk officially runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Some venues also will have live music, children’s activities and more. Check out the website for a map and list of all participating venues and artists.

Local singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews performs for free from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at Taproot Stage Door Café, 208 N. 85th St.

Works Progress is hosting a “Biodiversity Expedition” from 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Seattle School Boardmember Sherry Carr meets with constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.

Beppa Studios is having a button sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 7700 6th Ave. NW.

Seattle City Councilmembers Nick Licata and Mike O’Brien will be at the Phinney Neighborhood Center from 9-10 a.m. Saturday for a moderated Q&A. The event is organized by a new neighborhood development group called Phinney Friends, and will be moderated by to make sure everyone gets a chance to ask questions. Coffee and pastries will be provided. The event is in Room 3 of the Blue Building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Kerry Cook will provide paid silhouette portraits at Top Ten Toys on Saturday.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Woodland Park Zoo is giving half-price admission to moms on Saturday as part of Mom & Me at the Zoo. Families can enjoy a bouncy house, crafts, and live entertainment by performers Arc Youth Dance Company, Alex Zerbe, and musicians Brian and Kieran in the North Meadow.

Seattle Folklore Society presents a CD release concert with Bellingham singer-songwriter Dana Lyons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS and PNA members and seniors; kids half price. Reservations: or (206) 528-8523.

The delightful Lyons is an accomplished writer and performer and a dedicated advocate for life on earth who has been entertaining and enlightening audiences for 30 years. He gained fame locally and nationally for his nuclear waste anthem “Our State is a Dumpsite” and is well know the world over for his comedy hit “Cows With Guns.”

Lyons’ vast repertoire pleases audiences of all ages and his performances are always a celebration and inspiration, fueled by his infectious music, sharp wit, keen observation, and joyful heart. Attendees Saturday should expect songs from the new CD as well as old favorites and some talk about how our region can fight the proposed coal, oil, and natural gas exports which threaten the Salish Sea—the moving title track of the new CD focuses on the effect of large ship traffic on the resident orcas of the SalishSea.

Sing with Kate Power & Steve Einhorn from 12-1:15 p.m. Saturday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Sunday from 7-9 p.m., join Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton.

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