Concerts, book launch, open houses and more in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

by | Jan 22, 2016

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Difficult Conversations Series: The Social Constructs of Race from 1-3 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents That Was The Year That Was — A Cabaret of Songs, Comedies and Poems at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Jim Page in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:15 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle Police Department is hosting an open house about plans for its new North Precinct Police Station from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Bitter Lake Community Center Annex at Broadview-Thomson Elementary, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N. Learn more about the proposed designs, construction schedule, and opportunities for public input.

Revel Athletics, 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 100, is celebrating the opening of its yoga and barre studio with an open house from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Free yoga class from 10-11 a.m., then mimosas and snacks from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Whole Life Yoga owner Tracy Weber is celebrating the publication of her third book in the Downward Dog Mysteries series, called “Karma’s a Killer,” with a book launch party from 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday at 8551 Greenwood Ave. N., #2.

MaxMobile Pet Adoption Event from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at Mud Bay, 8532 1st Ave. NW.

8th Annual Beatles Sing-along Benefit for Elizabeth Gregory Home from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Egan Hall, 123 N. 79th St.

Seattle Folklore Society and Skandia Folkdance Society presents a Concert & Scandanavian Dance with Lydom, Bugge & Høirup from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets are $18 general; $16 SFS/PNA members, seniors, students; kids half price.

In coordination with Skandia Folkdance Society, Seattle Folklore Society presents an evening of entertaining and masterfully-played Danish dance music. The first set will be a listening set – then we will move chairs to open up the floor for dancing (with some seating preserved).

The trio of Sonnich Lydom (accordion, harmonica), Kristian Bugge (fiddle) & Morten Alfred Høirup (guitars, vocal) performs ancient and contemporary dance tunes and songs from every corner of their Scandinavian home country. From the rural islands of Læsø to metropolitan Copenhagen, including a few of their own compositions: expect everything from wild polkas and jigs to lyrical waltzes, fiery reels and happy hopsas, plus the exotic “Sønderhoning” dance tunes from the famous Island of Fanø, and long forgotten songs from all over the country – spiced up with humor and stories from their many years on the road.

Three-time Grammy nominee Peter Case plays folk, rock, and blues at 8 p.m. Saturday at Naked City Brewery’s Screening Room, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., as part of the Naked Sessions acoustic concert series. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 7; full table service.

Remember, traffic on Aurora Avenue is only going to get worse this weekend as long-term lane closures increase so crews can build foundations for the large signs that will direct drivers to the future State Route 99 tunnel. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday and lasting until 6 a.m. Monday:

  • Crews will close two lanes in both directions of SR 99/Aurora Avenue North between the Aurora Bridge and Highland Drive, just north of Mercer Street. This will narrow the roadway to one lane. On Monday morning, two lanes will be open to traffic in both directions.
  • During this weekend, King County Metro Transit will reroute bus service off of Aurora Avenue in the construction area. Buses will instead travel via Dexter Avenue North during that time. Rider Alerts will be posted at affected bus stops, and reroute information will be posted on Metro’s service advisories page.
  • One median lane in each direction has been closed around the clock since Jan. 18, and will remain closed through mid-February.

That means that Metro routes 5, 16 and RapidRide E line will be rerouted off of Aurora Avenue between Denny Way and Halladay Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Heading toward Northgate, Shoreline and Aurora Village, these buses will travel instead via Blanchard St, 7th Av, Dexter Av N, Halladay St and then to their regular route on Aurora. The last stop before the bus crosses the Aurora Bridge will be northbound on Dexter Av N just north of Crockett St.

Heading toward downtown Seattle these buses will travel instead via Dexter Way N, Dexter Av N, 7th Av, Bell St, 6th Av, Wall St and then to their regular route on 3rd Av.

Use all regularly posted stops along the reroute in both directions.

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