Farmers Market, Artwalk, theater, concerts, book warehouse sale, concerts, earthquake drill, trivia and Family Fiesta on tap this weekend

by | Jun 10, 2016

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 is from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh veggies, fruit, bread, flowers, beer and cider, and dinner from several local options. King County Seed Lending Library will be on hand with seeds of vegetables, edible flowers and herbs, and will explain about saving and storing seeds. IdleHands plays music at 5 p.m.

It’s closing weekend for Taproot Theatre’s production of “The Realization of Emily Linder.”

The monthly Art Up PhinneyWood Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of art galleries and other venues throughout the neighborhood. Check out the Artwalk website for a map and list of participating artists.

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“Urban Art-Squatch” will display art from 40 artists at Urban Light Studios at 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 1. The artists were invited by Ryan Henry Ward to create works of art over four days at the Gorge Amphitheater.

Seattle Cookie Counter, which is opening very soon, will have its walk-up window open at 7415 Greenwood Ave. N. during the Artwalk to sell vegan ice cream sandwiches.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Stew’s Folk Music Corner at 12 p.m. Saturday, and Little Sara and the Night Owls in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Half Price Books warehouse sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 9241 Greenwood Ave. N.

Knockout Human Trafficking Charity Boxing Class at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Title Boxing Club, 112 N. 85th St. Your $30 donation goes to Free the Children.

Neighborhood Earthquake Drill from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. The Hub at Phinney Center will distribute information about how to prepare, and practicing emergency communication procedures. Households and blocks may also practice their response procedures during the drill.

Family Fiesta from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the PNA’s Brick Building. Cost is $25 for adults, $5 for kids. Celebrate all Hispanic cultures at this fiesta and fundraiser for the Spanish language preschool co-op. Includes dinner, beer, sangria, live music from Marco Cortes, folkloric dance performance by Bailadores de Bronce, a merengue dance lesson, dancing, raffle, and activities for the kids, including face painting, piñatas, and crafts. You can purchase tickets online and see a list of raffle prizes.

PNA Trivia Night with Jeopardy winners Ken Jennings and Tom Nissley at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St. Cost is $30 per person, or $120 for a team of 4. (You can join a team at the event if you don’t already have one.) Includes games, snacks, drinks and prizese event. You can buy tickets online or at the door.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Roy Zimmerman: “This Machine” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the PNA’s Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16 general; $14 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price. All tickets are $2 more day of the show.

Roy Zimmerman sings satirical songs – original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war, and greed. The Los Angeles Times raves: “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”

Zimmerman has shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton, and George Carlin, while his songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He’s been profiled on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and is currently a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.

If you’re heading out of the neighborhood this weekend:

  • University of Washington Commencement is from 12:30-4:30 Saturday at Husky Stadium. About 45,000 people are expected to attend. Some bus routes will be rerouted because of expected congestion – including the #48 in our neighborhood.
  • Mariners play Texas at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 7:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Safeco Field.

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