Here are a few highlights of events in and around the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., continues its run of “Dracula” through Oct. 24.
Ridge Romp children’s entertainment series kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building, with the Purple House.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Spontaneous Music Collective — Jazz First Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Rick Lorenzini, Steve Church, Mark Goldberg, Roo Forrest w/Crispin Faget & Laurie Lynn Tucker — Songwriters In Seattle at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and First Sundays Blues Open Jam Session at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Kevin Burke: The Naked Fiddle at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price (all are $2 more at the door).
Seattle Folklore Society is excited to present virtuoso Irish fiddler Kevin Burke, whose playing has been at the forefront of traditional music for over 30 years. Whether solo or accompanied, on record or in concert, Burke is an immensely engaging performer who has been established as a first-class musician since his work in the early 1970s with such renowned performers as Arlo Guthrie, Christy Moore, and the Bothy Band, and with his far-reaching solo album, “If the Cap Fits”. During his long musical career, Burke has earned international acclaim in both Europe and America as a solo performer, a teacher, and as a member of some of folk music’s best-known groups, including Celtic Fiddle Festival and Patrick Street. He is also a featured member of Grammy-winner Tim O’Brien’s wonderful crossover band, The Crossing.
Naked City Brewery, hosts the (Stand-Up Style) Comedy Showcase at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Over in Ballard, the Macefield Music Festival runs Friday through Sunday at several venues, with 20th Avenue NW closed from Ballard Avenue NW to Shilshole Avenue NW between 7 a.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday.
If you’re heading downtown this weekend, be aware that the Mariners play Oakland at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, and 12:10 p.m. Sunday. And the Sounders play the LA Galaxy at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.