Artwalk, live music, storytelling, book reading and legislative town hall in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

by | Mar 13, 2015

Here’s a roundup of what’s happening in Phinney Ridge, Greenwood and nearby this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time.

Storytelling with Steph at 11 a.m. Friday at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N.

Ballard High School Drama presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Friday and Saturday nights.

The monthly Art Up Phinneywood Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of venues all throughout the neighborhood, including Avanti Art and Design, 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 101, which is hosting its first-ever frame exhibition, which runs through the first week of April.

Come see what Custom Framing is all about. Let us de-mystify the process for you, with lots of visual aides and notes in addition to numerous examples on loan from Clients, Artists and friends showcasing the frame design talents of Wendy Keen, Leela Pastala, Emmalee Bozek, David Maynard & Tasia Bozek;
and the art of our Cooperative members: Kevin Cain, Karen Fildes, Tarah Luke, Dorianne Neiburgs, Baer Charlton, Nelda Hanson, Brendan Fogle, Travis Johnson, Leela Pastala, Tasia Bozek, & more.

Check out the Artwalk website for a map and list of all participating artists.

Seattle School Boardmember Sherry Carr (District II) will meet with constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. on Saturday, March 14 at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr. N.

The legislators from the 36th District will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. The 36th District covers Ballard, Greenwood, Queen Anne, Magnolia, Interbay, Belltown, and parts of Phinney Ridge and Fremont. (Click here for a pdf map.) Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Reps. Reuven Carlyle and Gael Tarleton will provide an overview of important bills that have been introduced during the 2015 legislative session, as well as what’s happening with the capital and transportation budgets, and what still needs to be done. This is a mid-session briefing to constituents. Our legislators will host another town hall at the end of the 2015 session.

St. Patrick’s Day Benefit Concert from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. Suggested donation of $10 for the center’s early stage memory loss programs.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Local Songwriter Showcase featuring Alice Howe, Joy Mills, Ben Mish and Wes Weddell at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 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).

Tim’s Tavern presents Trainwreck and Candy Lee starting at 9 p.m. Friday ($5 cover); and Sightseer, White City Graves and Brad Yaeger and The Nights Terrors at 9 p.m. Saturday ($7 cover).

Greenwood author Deborah Bacharach will read from her new book of poetry, “After I Stop Lying,” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.

Northwest Chamber Chorus and Concord Chamber Choir will perform the Frank Martin Mass for Double Choir at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. Tickets are $22 general, $17 senior citizens; $12 students and singers. Children ages 6-12 are admitted free with an accompanying adult. Purchase tickets online or by calling 206-523-1196.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents a Pacific NW Folklore Society coffeehouse concert with J. W. McClure at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday (all levels welcome).

If you’re heading downtown this weekend, remember the St. Patrick’s Day Dash begins at Mercer Street and 3rd Avenue North at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which starts at 12:30 p.m. at 4th Avenue at James Street and ends at Westlake Park. Traffic and parking will be challenging, and some buses will be rerouted, including the 5, 28 and RapidRide E Line.

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