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Artwalk, live music, children’s entertainment, cat adoption event in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend

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

The monthly Art Up PhinneyWood Artwalk is Friday night from 6-9 p.m. at dozens of art galleries and other businesses throughout Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. Check out the artwalk website for a full list of participating businesses, artists, and a map. At the Phinney Neighborhood Center’s gallery, check out the “Local Color” exhibition, including this painting by Doug Keith.


Seattle School Boardmember Sherry Carr meets with constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.

Ridge Romp, the kids’ entertainment series at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., presents Jamtown John on Saturday. Doors open at 10 a.m.; music starts at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 at the door or Brown Paper Tickets.

Jamtown John brings fair trade instruments from around the world and inspiration to play – together! That’s right, everybody is in the Jamtown Band! Play original and folk songs with sticks, shakers, drums, body percussion and group movement. It’s a hands-on, one-of-a-kind jumping, shakin’ thumpin’ rhythm event for all ages.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Pacific NW Folklore Society’s Folk Musicians Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sing with Kate Power & Steve Einhorn at 12 p.m. Saturday; Little Sara and the Night Owls 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.

Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., presents The Slags and Snow Day on Friday ($5 cover); and Stoned Evergreen Travelers, John Hamhock and the Rooster Run Band, and Mean Street Meanie on Saturday ($7 cover).

Seattle Animal Shelter is sponsoring a Cat Adoption Event from 12-3 p.m. Saturday at Mud Bay in Greenwood, 8532 1st Ave. NW.

And just in case you forgot, the Sawhawks are playing at home Saturday evening, so unless you want to be stuck in traffic with 65,000 fans, best to avoid downtown and the freeway in the afternoon, unless you’re going to the game. The Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., will show the game in its auditorium, which can hold 275 people. Free tickets for seats will be available beginning at 4 p.m. at the auditorium entrance near the escalators. Auditorium doors will open for seating for ticket holders on a first come, first served basis beginning at 4:45 p.m. In a press release, City Librarian Marcellus Turner promised “no one will be shushed” for cheering.