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Flowers, theater, music in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in and around the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Beppa Studios is hosting its Button Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Friday and Saturday at 7700 6th Ave. NW. “Thousands of antique, vintage & collectible sewing buttons. Fabric remnants. Sewing collectibles. Kimonos. All sorts of bits and pieces for your projects.”
Terra Bella Flowers celebrates its 10-year anniversary with Flowers & Folly: Celebrating a Decade of Flowering Around from 6-10 p.m. Friday.
It’s the second week of Taproot Theatre’s “Cotton Patch Gospel,” which runs through April 23.
The Seattle Clean Street Collective is hosting another two-hour trash clean-up at 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning at Aurora Commons, 8914 Aurora Ave. N. Meet at the back of the building in the parking lot. Volunteers plan to head south on Aurora Avenue for about two hours. Please email [email protected] to let them know you’re coming.
The Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus is hosting a gathering of song and poetry in remembrance of those loved and lost at 3 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St. “It will be a time to reflect and grieve, but also a time to rejoice in the gift of life and relationship. The program will be followed by an informal reception.”
Seattle Folklore Society presents The Debutones at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $18 general; $16 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more day of show).

Kathryn Claire‘s solo albums include “Wanderer,” “Homespun,” “Morning Comes Too Soon,” and “Shimmering Blue.” In its praise of “Morning Comes Too Soon,” Willamette Week said, “Claire’s rich, bell-clear alto and precise playing serve her songs with emotional generosity and evident sincerity,” describing her voice as “a part of the scene’s very fabric”. Claire has collaborated with an impressive roster of national and international artists including Portland-based Hanz Araki, with whom she recorded and released a four-album Celtic music project in 2012. Irish Edition called her voice “strong, deeply moving,” while The Irish Post included the duo on their top-10 best album list of 2013.
After a four-year absence from the SFS stage, Claire will be bringing her band, Zak Borden and Allen Hunter, for this performance

First Sundays Blues Open Jam at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday.
(Stand-Up Style) Comedy Showcase from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
If you’re heading out of the neighborhood this weekend:

  • Saturday is the grand opening of the new State Route 520 Bridge, with a fun run/walk in the morning across the bridge. The Montlake Bridge will be closed to traffic from 6:30-10:15 a.m. as well.
  • The Sounders play Montreal Impact at 7 p.m. Saturday; about 40,000 people are expected.
  • The Emerald City Bike Ride happens on the 520 Bridge on Sunday, continuing along the I-5 Express lanes, through the International District and back to the Husky Stadium parking lot via Lake Washington Boulevard. The ride starts at 6:45 a.m. and finishes at 12:30 p.m. with a festival until 2 p.m. The northbound lanes of the Montlake Bridge will be closed between 6:30-9:30 a.m.