There’s plenty going on in the neighborhood this rainy, blustery weekend. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar for more.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert with The Canote Brothers at 7:30 p.m. Friday; a folklore society Community Sing at 12 p.m. Saturday; Jim Page in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell at 2 p.m. Sunday (all levels welcome). The Seattle Channel’s Nancy Guppy and her crew from Artzone will film Jim Page’s Saturday show for a profile on the man who, among other things, helped make busking legal in Seattle 40 years ago.
Phinney Center’s Beer Taste starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Help Broadview-Thomson K-8, 13052 Greenwood Ave. N., spruce up its playground starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Clear shrubs and lay mulch to create a better play space for students. Volunteers should meet behind the school next to the big playground, close to the east side fence line. Wear long pants and dress for the weather.
Mayor Ed Murray will lead the latest in his Find It, Fix It Community Walks in Bitter Lake starting at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave N. During the two-hour walk, participants will identify nuisance and safety issues, such as graffiti, litter, street light outages, and overgrown trees. Once identified, the City and community work together to fix the problems. Murray will be joined by Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole, Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, community leaders, and representatives from the Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle City Light, and others. See the map of the walk route here.
The Greenwood Library is celebrating the mobile game launch of the video game “Gem Quest,” created by area tweens, at a free party from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday at 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. The tweens created the game during a five-week coding workshop. Tablets will be available at the launch party for everyone to use, and the game will be available for play through the free downloadable app at Taleblazer.org.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Linda Waterfall in a CD release concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets are $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors/students; kids half price.
Called “Seattle’s Top Singer/Songwriter” by the Seattle Times, Seattle Weekly, and Seattle Rocket, Linda Waterfall released a new recording, “Hometown Girl,” in October 2015; after a series of concerts in New England, Waterfall will celebrate with a Seattle concert presented by Seattle Folklore Society. The evening will feature songs from the new CD, with guest appearances by Arni Adler, Alicia Healey, Greg Pecknold, Robin McGillveray, Nancy Katz, Kat Bula, and Sam Veatch.