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Storytelling, artwalk, live music in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Storytelling with Steph at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., at 11 a.m. Friday.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents a Pacific Northwest Folklore Society coffeehouse concert with Adam Miller at 7:30 p.m. Friday; a Pacific Northwest Folklore Society concert with Small Potatoes at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Our neighborhood’s monthly Art Up Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of art galleries, restaurants and other venues. Check out the website for a full list of participating venues and artists, plus a map.


Rebecca Parker, acrylic paitings, at In The Red Wine Bar and Café.

A group of Greenwood and Phinney Ridge families are putting on their second “Fantastic Friday Fest” at the Sunset Hill Community Clubhouse, 3003 NW 66th St., from 6-9 p.m. Friday. The Washover Fans (featuring Empty Sea Studios’ owner Michael Connolly) and The Purple House (a band of Greenwood and West Woodland elementary schools parents) will perform. Plus there will be arts and crafts, games, a raffle and snacks (hot dogs, popcorn and lemonade for sale, or bring your own food and drinks). Tickets available at the door or at Brown Paper Tickets.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Kenny White and Amy Speace at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price.

Kenny has been in the music business for more than 25 years as a producer and studio pianist, and during that time he’s written hundreds of television and radio commercials. He has developed a solid and satisfying second career as a singer-songwriter. A dazzling piano player, he’s performed with a range of artists in the US and Europe.

What Amy Speace says and sings she does with a confluence of poetry and honesty, writes The New York Times. She began her creative life in NYC theater. A lifelong musician, it was a chance meeting with legend Judy Collins that changed the direction of her life when Collins invited her to join her on tour and subsequently recorded her song “The Weight of the World”, calling it “one of the best political folk songs I’ve ever heard”. Her early records earned her comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Roseanne Cash. NPR said that Amy “expertly chronicled heartbreak” on this record, mostly written while she was living in a small cabin in the Catskills.

Seattle Harmony Voice Lab from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center.