Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Couth Buzzard Books presents Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Ballard High School Drama presents Thoroughly Modern Millie! at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school, 1418 NW 65th St.
Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Blue Building. Admission is free. Trade gently used science fiction and fantasy novels, DVDs, and magazines or buy books for $1-$2.
Caspar Babypants rocks Ridge Romp at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building, at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Saturday (that’s right, two shows!). Admission is $5 a person; babies in arms are free.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Lauren Sheehan with Tillamook Burn and Mark Graham at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more at the door).
Sheehan clearly loves and inhabits the music she performs, shape-shifting through the moods of the familiar and the obscure, howling with the werewolf and weeping with the willow. Her gifted guitar work, stylistic breadth, and vocals are inspired by her study with elders, oral tradition, and scholarship. With all of that tradition behind her, she re-creates the intimacy of a back porch, where singing and playing were regular events.
Lauren and her daughter, Zoë Carpenter—collectively known as Tillamook Burn—will delight with collaborations from their recently released, eponymously- titled EP, which is receiving healthy airplay on folk stations across the nation.