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Artwalk, farmers market, live music, family fun in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

Here are some highlights of weekend events in our neighborhood. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

It’s a gorgeous day for the monthly Art Up Phinneywood Artwalk tonight. Dozens of art galleries and businesses will host artists from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Check out the Artwalk website for a full list of participating businesses and artists.

It’s opening weekend for Taproot Theatre’s newest production of “Jane Eyre, the musical.”

Seafair Battle for the Paddle (Milk Carton Derby) from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday at the south end of Green Lake.

This Saturday, kids ages 11 and up are invited to a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., to learn photography and graphic design skills. You’ll create a poster with an image you’ve created a message supporting your favorite cause. Cameras, laptops and Photoshop instruction will be provided, along with free pizza. Registration is required due to limited space. Call the Greenwood Library to sign up: 206-684-4086.

Ballard SeafoodFest is from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday. About 25,000 people are expected so traffic and parking will be terrible – plan accordingly.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Salmonfeathers – Pacific NW Folklore Society Coffeehouse Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sing with Kate Power & Steve Einhorn at 12 p.m. Saturday; Bill Davie & J.W. McClure In Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Fundraising walking tour for the new 63rd Street Mural Project. Meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the bright yellow air raid tower at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Christian Church, 8018 Fremont Ave. N. It’s a free, science-themed event with bouncy house, crafts, demonstrations and activities, plus hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy.

Banjo great Bill Evans in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. It also will be broadcast live on The Roots Channel.

California-based Bill Evans is widely recognized not only as a superb player of 5-string banjo, but as an incredibly well-versed historian of the instrument. This weekend Bill will be taping a live DVD at the studio as he presents The Banjo In America – a historical survey of the banjo from its African roots to its present-day form. Surrounded by a host of different historical replica instruments, Bill presents a fascinating story of this unique instrument.

Acoustic Sundays Open Mic at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St.

The Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic is this weekend, so don’t be alarmed if you see 10,000 riders along the roads from the UW south into Oregon. Seattle Police will escort riders Saturday morning until they reach Lake Washington Boulevard.