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Artwalk, Monkey Trolley Tour, Santa, WildLights, Green Lake Pathway of Lights, poetry, concerts and so much more in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

It’s a busy, busy weekend here in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood. Here are some highlights. Check our Events calendar for more.
Friday night from 6-9 p.m. is the monthly Art Up Phinneywood Artwalk at dozens of galleries and other businesses throughout the neighborhood. New this year is the Monkey Trolley Tour, where $1 or a 2015 Woodland Park Zoo WildLights ticket gets you unlimited on-off privileges on an Emerald City Trolley running up and down Phinney and Greenwood avenues between the zoo and North 87th Street to see all the holiday LED monkeys in windows and visit Artwalk locations. The trolley runs from 6-10 p.m.; trolley stops will be designated by A-Boards.
Santa will be at Bluebird Microcreamery at 74th and Greenwood on Friday starting at 7:45 p.m. Donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots and get a free scoop of ice cream.
Winter Celebration with special treats for the animals at Woodland Park Zoo Saturday-Monday Dec. 12-14 and 19-21.
Woodland Park Zoo’s WildLights festival runs from 5:30-8:30 nightly (closed Dec. 24-25) through Jan. 3.
Free screening of “Frozen” at Majestic Bay Theatre at 9:30 am. Saturday; donations benefit ConnecT1D, a Ballard-based organization providing programs and services for people impacted by Type 1 Diabetes.
Pathway of Lights around Green Lake from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday; rain or shine. Luminaria all around the 2.8-mile loop, plus music and refreshments at four locations: Green Lake Community Center on the east side; Aqua Theater on the south side; Bathhouse Theater (Seattle Public Theatre) on the north side; and the Arch on the east of side of the community center/pool. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lights and candles as well, plus food donations for the food bank (donation bins at the four music locations listed).
Aqua Theater:

  • 4:30 – 5 p.m. — Roosevelt Jazz Band II
  • 5– 5:30 p.m. — Roosevelt Jazz Band III
  • 5:30 – 6 p.m. — Eckstein Jazz Band
  • 6-6:30 p.m. — Northwest Hammered Dulcimer Society
  • 6:30 – 7 p.m. — The OK Chorale
  • 7– 7:30 p.m. — Seattle Ukulele Players Association

Bathhouse Theater:

  • 4:30 – 5 p.m. — Bagley Choir
  • 5 – 6 p.m. — Seattle Holiday Sax Choir
  • 6 – 6:30 p.m. — Roosevelt Choir
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. — Off the Hook

The Arch:

  • 4:30 – 5 p.m. — Unitarian Singers
  • 5–7:30 p.m. — Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

Community Center:

  • 4:15 – 5 p.m. — Emerald City Jazz Ensemble
  • 5 – 5:30 p.m. — LocoMotive
  • 5:30 – 6 p.m. — Phinney Ridge Gospel Choir
  • 6 – 6:30 p.m. — Merry Gentlemen
  • 6:30 – 7 p.m. — Village Carolers
  • 7 – 7:30 p.m. — Chief Sealth Jazz Band

The West Woodland neighborhood of Lower Phinney/Ballard, is hosting Winter Fest celebrations on Sunday. Santa will be at Café Bambino, 405 NW 65th St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your own camera for pictures with the kids and/or pets. Free hot chocolate for the kids. All donations will benefit the Ballard Boys and Girls Club. Both 418 Public House and the space formerly housing the Ridgeback Café at 500 NW 65th Street are hosting the Stumbletown Artists Trunk Show from 1-5 p.m. with handcrafted clothing, jewelry, housewares, toys and more.
The Olympic Manor neighborhood in Ballard has Santa, lights and a food drive this weekend and next weekend to
collect food and money for the Ballard Food Bank. Santa Claus will be on the corner of 23rd Avenue NW and
NW 90th Street. The main entry to the neighborhood is at NW 85th Street and 23rd Avenue NW.
Artist Daniel Brooks brings his abstract painted drum heads to Herbs House, a recreational cannabis retail shop at
716 NW 65th St., from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday (must be 21 and over with valid ID).
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Community Sing with Pacific NW Folklore Society from 12-1 p.m. Saturday; and Little Sara and the Night Owls in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Poetry Writing for Beginners from 1-3 pm. Sunday at Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.
The Bureau of Fearless Ideas/Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. are holding the annual Shop for a Good Cause this Sunday. All sales benefit its writing and tutoring programs. They’ll have a bunch of new items, special sales, giftwrapping, games, activities, treats and screenings of The Cat From Outer Space and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians throughout the day. There’s also a free light-up holiday card-making workshop at 2 p.m., thanks to Pop-Up Science & Seattle ReCreative.
Build a House of Hope from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Taproot Theatre’s Isaac Studio, 208 N. 85th St., to view the documentary about Hetauda House, which helps women and children who are trafficked in Nepal. Appetizers and a silent auction precede the documentary. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds support Hetauda House.