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Theater, live music, poetry in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

It’s opening weekend at Taproot Theatre for two new productions, “The Best of Enemies” on the mainstage and “The Mark of Immediacy” in the Isaac Studio.

Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., presents gypsy folk/ acoustic music from Butterflies Of Death and Brad Rizer, Scott Ferrin and guests at 9 p.m. Friday ($5 cover); and rockabilly/ garage/ punk with F-Holes, Hard Money Saints, Die Nasty, Split Skins and Sioux City Pete at 8:30 p.m. Saturday ($7 cover)

Meet artist Melissa Crosetto from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Herbs House, 716 NW 65th St.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Lou and Peter Berryman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets in advance are $16, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more at the door).

Lou and Peter Berryman are musical humorists who have delighted nationwide audiences for more than thirty-five years. Frequent comparisons to Tom Lehrer, Flanders and Swann, and Gilbert and Sullivan notwithstanding, these two are originals, blending Midwestern culture with intelligent observation in a whimsical and wonderfully-accessible performance. They have produced sixteen albums and three songbooks of their original, hilarious, quirky, and oddly-profound songs, and have toured the US and Canada to rave reviews.

Free poetry reading by James Nolan and Lydia Swartz at Push/Pull inside Greenwood Collective at 8537 Greenwood Ave. N. 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Traffic could be quite a headache if you’re trying to get downtown this weekend. The Fremont Bridge will be closed to traffic for painting between midnight and 7 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Pedestrians and bicycles (but not vehicles) will be allowed 5-minute long crossing periods at 1:20 a.m. and 2:20 a.m. – otherwise all traffic must use alternate routes. Metro routes 26, 28, 31, 32 and 40 will be rerouted and travel instead via Nickerson Street and the Ballard Bridge in both directions, serving all posted stops along the reroute.

State Route 99/Aurora Avenue will have closures beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and ending by 5 a.m. Monday for construction and the Alaskan Way Viaduct’s semi-annual inspection.

  • SPU crews will close two northbound lanes and one southbound lane of SR 99 between Ward Street and Highland Drive from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for utility work.
  • SDOT and contractor crews will close both directions of SR 99 between the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for utility work and sign bridge installation.
  • From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, SDOT bridge inspection crews will close both directions of SR 99 between Spokane Street and the Battery Street Tunnel to conduct a scheduled inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.