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Brazilian Samba music, farmers market, family fun day and more in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

June 17th, 2016 · No Comments

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

Phinney Farmers Market from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh veggies, fruit, bread, meat, eggs, flowers, cider, pasta and dinner options from several vendors. Home beer brewing demo at 4 p.m., music by The Clefts at 5 p.m. If you’re interested in a leisurely walk on your way there, the Phinney Farmers Market Walking Group will leave the Greenwood Senior Center at 525 N. 85th St. at 3 p.m.

Bossa Nova Samba Brazilian popular music by Michel Navedo, from 6-9 p.m. Friday at Luso Food & Wine, 8218 Greenwood Ave. N. Cost is $8, or included with $25 dinner and glass of wine.

Greenwood Christian Church is hosting a free Wild West Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 8018 Fremont Ave. N. Pony rides from 12-2 p.m., plus games, crafts, activities, hot dogs, popcorn, frozen treats.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Clint McCune & Aaron Broullette in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Songs of the Seven Seas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Fremont Solstice Fair is Friday through Sunday. The Solstice Music Festival is from 5-11:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the festival runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the Solstice Parade starting at 3 p.m. (the music festival continues until 11:30 p.m.). The fair continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

If you’re heading downtown this weekend, be aware:

  • Rock N’ Roll Seattle Marathon, Half Marathon & 8K starts at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Seattle Center, with street closures starting at 6 a.m. The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from 4-10:30 a.m. in the northbound direction and the I-90 Express lanes will be closed from 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts “The Real Scoop on Being a New Dad” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday.
  • The Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, reopens at 10 a.m. Monday after a six-week refurbishing. They’ll have a little celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with refreshments. City Librarian Marcellus Turner will deliver brief remarks at 12 p.m.

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