Winter Festival, Couch Fest Films, music, theater and more in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

by | Dec 5, 2014

So much going on in the neighborhood this weekend. Here are a few highlights from our Events calendar.

Positive Images of Aging Film Series presents “The Visitor” from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Top Ten Toys,120 N. 85th St., is hosting a Fill-the-Van event on Friday (today) from 2-8 p.m. in its parking lot, where customers can donate holiday gifts to children in need.

Beppa Holiday Sale from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 7700 6th Ave. NW with vests, coats, Sylvia Luppert jewelry, scarves, vintage buttons, kimonos, graphic applique pillows.

“Appalachian Christmas Homecoming” continues at Taproot Theatre.

Broadview-Thomson K-8 PTA is hosting it’s third annual Winter Tree Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday and again on Dec. 13-14, at 13052 Greenwood Ave. N. Check out Noble Firs (5-8 feet), Douglas Firs (5-7 feet), and small Douglas Fir tabletop trees.

Couth Buzzard Books presents Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 from 7:30-10 p.m. Friday; and First Sunday Seattle Roda de Choro from 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

Northwest Girlchoir presents “Winter Wonder” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N.

PNA Winter Festival & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. More than 115 craft vendors, plus hundreds of entertainers and food for sale.

Aurora Commons, 8914 Aurora Ave. N., is hosting a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday with live music, art, vintage furniture and jewelry, food, and housewares.

Learn more about the effort to create an Emergency Hub in Greenwood from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday during the Emergency Shake-Up Fair. Meet with representatives from the Red Cross, get child photo safety cards, free blood pressure readings by Seattle Central College Nursing Students, check out a fire truck, receive a flu shot from a Bartell Drugs pharmacist ($25 cash or check), purchase an emergency kit, learn how ham radios work, learn about CPR and first aid, have a free lunch, enter a raffle, and let the kids bounce in the bouncy house.

“Captain Chambers: The Winter Film Tour” at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N. Tickets are $10 online or $14 at the door (online sales close at 4 p.m. the day of the performance). With special guests Clint McCune Music and friends.

Pulling from his own imagination, with influences that span from Godard to Lucas, Captain Chambers is an uncompromising cinematic poet, a celluloid artist and an auteur. He believes in the significance of individual expression, imagination and the sacred and creative self. You may love or hate his work, but you will not find another like him. He paints his stories with moving images and light, and he is not bound by critique or rules. To him, rules are for amateurs, and he loathes the idea of red carpets. Captain Chambers is simple man, but he is a storyteller. Let him tell you a story.

Couch Fest Film Festival at locations around the region, including a home in Phinney Ridge, on Saturday. Purchase a $10 pass for all locations. Films play on the hour at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Everyone’s favorite community building event disguised as a film festival is back, welcoming strangers into private homes and alternative locations to watch movies. Couch Fest is like a pub crawl, but for movie watching. Attendees can go from house to house, all over the city, watching programs of short films, all for one ticket price.

And if you’re heading downtown late Saturday or early Sunday, be advised that State Route 99 will be closed between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge from midnight Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday.

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