Weekend events: theater, storytelling, summer dinner, beer, Shakespeare in the park

by | Jul 18, 2014

Here are just a few highlights of events happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar for more.

Phinney Books, at 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., is bringing back Santoro’s Books tradition of Storytelling with Steph at 11 a.m. every Friday, starting today.

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

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Classical Guitar Cabaret — Robert Vierschilling, Mathew Anderson, Jessica Papkoff and others at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Pint & Dale — Music of the Seven Seas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Summer Festival Dinner – ¡Saludos a España! on Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., dinner seating at 7:30 p.m.

Join local personality Jim Yragui as he tells stories and recreates authentic fare from Spain, including Sangria, Pan Amb Tomaquet, Ensalada Piperada and Paella Valenciana. Finish dinner with a cool Sorbet de Champan and the hot passions of Flamenco singing and dancing, presented by Flamenco Luz. Floor show featuring “Flamenco Luz” begins at 8:00 pm. Proceeds benefit Greenwood Senior Center. Tickets are $12 for PNA members, $15 general public, available online.

“Jane Eyre the musical” moves into its second week at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

Life jacket sale at Evans Pool at Green Lake from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $20 for sizes infant to youth large, $30 for teens to adult size XXXL.

Beerzilla – The King of Summer Beer Tastes from 4-7 p.m. Saturday in the lower parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. The 9th annual PNA beer taste features 10 tastes from 26 Northwest breweries, brats from Barking Dog Alehouse and pub style snacks. Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $30 for general public, $10 for designated drivers, available online.

GreenStage presents Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” outside at Lower Woodland Park from 7-9 p.m. Friday. Free, but donations accepted. On Saturday and Sunday, GreenStage presents a double feature of “Othello” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” Saturday “Othello” plays at 3 p.m., “Love’s” at 7 p.m. On Sunday the shows are switched.

Cat Adoption event at PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., from 12-3 p.m. Saturday. Cats are from the Seattle Animal Shelter’s foster care program.

Seattle Singer-Songwriter Showcase at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Over in Ballard, Pono Ranch, 4502 Shilshole Ave. N., is hosting a “Radio Bust Out” fundraising concert for the new FM community radio station serving northwest Seattle.

Fulcrum Community Comminications is the name of the non-profit organization seeking a license to operate in this territory. The FCC has accepted the application, and any day now we await our permit from the FCC to begin building the antenna tower and studio. The FM channel frequency will be 107.3.

Neighborhoods served include Ballard, Fremont, Greenwood, Phinney, Interbay, Wallingford. Queen Anne, the western U-District, Magnolia and all areas in between.

The concert is an all day music festival showcasing the diversity of music coming from our neighborhoods, emphasizing youth musicians.

NW Market Street will be closed from Greenwood Avenue North to Third Avenue North this weekend and next so Seattle Department of Transportation crews can replace broken concrete panels. The closure is from 7 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday both weekends. Eastbound traffic on Northwest Market Street will be detoured to North 39th Street. Westbound traffic will be detoured to North 39th or to North 65th Street (via North 50th Street and Phinney Avenue North). Trucks will be detoured to North 85th Street.

Woodland Park Zoo’s newest giraffe, Dave, will make his debut on the zoo’s African Savanna on Saturday.

The zoo welcomed the nearly 2-year-old giraffe to their herd at the end of May and shared his arrival in an exclusive behind-the-scenes video. Dave remained out of view from visitors while undergoing a 30-day, standard quarantine period. As part of Dave’s introduction, Woodland Park Zoo’s keepers slowly introduced him to his fellow herd mates, Olivia, Tufani and Misawa, and later acquainted him with the oryx, gazelle, zebras and ostriches that share the African Savanna exhibit.

Looking ahead to next week, Woodland Park Zoo will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Seattle native Debbie Armstrong’s 1984 Olympic gold medal in the giant slalom. At 1 p.m. Thursday, Armstrong will be honored with a bench and Gold Medal Rose bushes dedicated in her honor at the zoo’s rose garden, which is by the zoo’s South Entrance at North 50th Street and Fremont Avenue North. Admission to the rose garden is free.

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