Storytelling, live music, World Cup and more in Phinney Ridge-Greenwood this holiday weekend

by | Jul 3, 2015

Here’s what’s happening in and around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar for more.

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

Phinney Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and “America The ? Performance Showcase” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Free Boxing Power Hour at 11 a.m. Saturday at Title Boxing Club, 112 N. 85th St.

Fitness Kickboxing Free Trial Class at 1 p.m. Saturday at Emerald City Karate, 8314 Greenwood Ave. N.

Watch Team USA take on Japan in the final of the Women’s World Cup starting at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association. The huge screen is in Community Hall in the Brick Building. Free, but donations to the PNA are gladly accepted. Suggested donations are $3 for adults, $2 for children under 18, and $10 for families of 4 or more. Entry is first come – first seated.

Populuxe Brewing, 826 NW 49th St., is hosting a big top event from 2-8:30 p.m. on Saturday with donations benefiting the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program. The event features circus acts such as a fortune teller, bearded lady, Strong Woman, fire spinner, plus live music. Admission is free but donations are accepted for the PNA. Food and ice cream available for purchase.

Since it’s a holiday weekend, all branches of Seattle Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

King County Metro will operate a Sunday/holiday schedule on Friday, and its regular Saturday schedule on July 4.

Metro Routes 4, 26 and 28 will be rerouted from 11:45 p.m. until 12:45 a.m. Friday night/Saturday morning because of the Firecracker 5000 run, which ends at Seattle Center’s Memorial Stadium.

If you want to watch public fireworks, the huge Seafair Summer Fourth is at Gasworks Park from 12-11 p.m. and South Lake Union Park from 3-11 p.m. The fireworks show starts at 10:20 p.m. Traffic all around there will be awful, and streets in the neighborhood north of Gasworks Park will be closed to all except for local access at 12 p.m., so try to walk or bike or bus (Metro Routes 26 and 32 will be rerouted and travel via alternative nearby streets from 12 p.m. until midnight on Saturday). About 65,000 people are estimated to be at Gasworks throughout the day.

Many Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed or on holiday schedules on Friday and Saturday.

  • Community centers are closed on Saturday
  • Environmental learning centers are closed Friday and Saturday
  • Indoor swimming pools are closed Saturday
  • Green Lake Small Craft Center is closed Friday-Sunday

Facilities remaining open:

  • Golf courses
  • Boat ramps
  • Beaches
  • Lowery C. “Pop” Mounger Pool
  • Colman Pool
  • Wading pools (Bitter Lake, Cal Anderson, E.C. Hughes, Green Lake, Hiawatha, Lincoln Park, Magnuson, Van Asselt, Volunteer Park, Wallingford)
  • Spray Parks

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on ball fields throughout the city on Friday and Saturday night to discourage people from using fireworks there and to protect the surfaces. Lights will be turned on at 8:45 p.m. and turned off at either 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., depending on the field (Lower Woodland Playfield lights will be turned off at 11 p.m. Loyal Heights Playfield in Ballard’s lights will be turned off at 10 p.m.) The fields will be monitored by security from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

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