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Concerts, bookstore day, zoo exhibit opening, flea market, school tour and more in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Here are a few events happening in and around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Strangers” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.

Montessor Garden school tour from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at 6615 Dayton Ave. N.

Kids Fleamarket from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at The Seattle Area German American School, 11010 Greenwood Ave. N. Proceeds will go towards improving the school’s playground.

Saturday is the first annual Independent Bookstore Day. You can support both our neighborhood’s bookstores, Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., and Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N. Phinney Books has an extensive lineup of events for the day.

Woodland Park Zoo celebrates the grand opening of its new Banyan Wilds exhibit this weekend, with special keeper talks and interactive demonstrations, free tiger stickers, crafts and family activities, and a special showing of the Show Your Stripes tiger art tour statues.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual auction begins at 5 p.m. Saturday under the big white tent in the parking lot at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. This year’s theme is Viva Las Vegas.

Seattle Folklore Society presents David Roth at 7 p.m. Sunday (note the different time and day than usual), at the Phinney Neighborhood 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).

West Woodland Bike Rodeo from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at West Woodland Elementary School.

Jane’s Walks is hosting a series of 12 free community walks around the Puget Sound region this weekend, including one at Green Lake at 10 a.m. Sunday, beginning at Peet’s Coffee, 6850 E. Green Lake Way.

Jane’s Walk celebrates the legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs, who championed walkable neighborhoods, urban literacy, and cities planned for and by people. This event, celebrated by over 100 cities across the globe, creates a space for residents to talk about what matters to them in the places they live, work, and play.

Green Lake is a recreational mecca for the entire city, drawing people from all over to walk, jog, fish, sunbathe, and play sports. This will be a fun and informative walk around the entire lake. Come learn about its natural and human history, from its origins as a glacial lake carved by the Vashon Glacier, through its settlement and development as a Seattle suburb, to its current status as one of the city’s most popular destinations.

FYI: The yellow center line on the path around Green Lake will be painted this weekend (this has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 7). Work begins at 9 a.m. and is expected to take 6-8 hours. Seattle Department of Transportation will use a pilot truck for the paint truck and staff will tail the paint truck to warn pedestrians as the wet paint is applied. The path will remain open and visitors using the path will be detoured around the painting project vehicles.