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Holiday theater, concerts, bookfest, family variety show in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

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

Taproot Theatre’s holiday production of “Appalachian Christmas Homecoming” begins this weekend.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Little Sara and the Night Owls in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Disaster on the Seas concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell and special guest Perry Robinson at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Ari and Mia Friedman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $18 general, $16 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price.


Ari & Mia, Boston’s Americana sister act, reference the traditions of Southern and Northeastern fiddle music and the early American songbook to create a realm where their own compositions cross paths with older traditions. Their stylish and sophisticated music honors the sounds of Appalachian cottages, rural dance floors, and urban concert halls. Combine this with their innovative approach to song- and tune-writing and the result is a fresh and contemporary sound.

The fourth annual Seattle7Writers Holiday Bookfest is from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center. Meet 26 local authors and have them autograph their books (Secret Garden will be selling books on site). Readings, free cookies baked by the authors and a special guest performance by the Rejections, the Seattle7Writers band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Phinney Center and the literacy programs of The Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas (formerly 826 Seattle). Authors include bestsellers and award winners, fiction and non-fiction, children’s and young adult, thriller and poetry writers: Daniel James Brown, Robin Oliveira, Tara Conklin, Elizabeth George, David Laskin, Deb Caletti, Adrianne Harun, Kitty Harmon, Bob Dugoni, Carol Cassella, Sean Beaudoin, Lynn Brunelle, Kathleen Alcala, William Dietrich, Laurie Frankel, Waverly Fitzgerald, Bharti Kirchner, Frances McCue, Donna Miscolta, Peter Mountford, Kevin O’Brien, Joan Leegant, Clare Meeker, Bernadette Pajer, Suzanne Selfors, and Ed Skoog.

The Green Lake Gobble 5k and 10k run/walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. An estimated 2,000 runners and walkers will be there, so be careful of extra pedestrians and traffic. Metro Route 48 will rerouted during the Gobble Run. Check Metro’s Alerts website for details.

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

Evan’s Family Variety Show from 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center. Free, but tickets need to be reserved online.

Free Northwest Clarinet Choir concert from 4-5:15 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.