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Huge annual Artwalk at almost 80 venues in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge and several concerts this weekend

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

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert with Piper Stock Hill at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Stew’s Folk Music Corner from 12-1:30 p.m. Saturday; Little Sara and the Night Owls in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday (all levels welcome).

Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., opens its run of “The Realization of Emily Linder,” which runs through June 11.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Maria Dunn at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more at the door.

Past Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, Dunn sings about the resilience and grace of ordinary people, past and present. With producer Shannon Johnson, she recently recorded and released “Gathering,” a collection of songs inspired by love – the love of family, community and humanity that connects us and fires our actions to make the word a better place.

The huge annual Artwalk – The BIG One is from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday at nearly 80 venues throughout the neighborhood. More than 150 artists, plus music at some locations and food and drink specials at the “Chow-Down” sites. Check the Artwalk website and map for more information.

If you’re heading out of the neighborhood this weekend, be aware of these events that will affect traffic:

  • Selena Gomez concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Key Arena.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation crews will close two right lanes of southbound State Route 99/Aurora Avenue North across the Aurora Bridge from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday to remove scaffolding. One lane will remain open to traffic.
  • Nordstrom Beat the Bridge Run is Sunday morning along Montlake Boulevard and across the Montlake Bridge.
  • The Mariners play Los Angeles at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, and 1:10 p.m. Sunday.