My goodness, it’s going to be a busy weekend in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge! Here are some highlights. 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 Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh veggies, fruit, flowers, honey, bread, cider and more, plus several dining options (and ice cream and popsicles for dessert). If you’re walking from the north end of the neighborhood, the Phinney Farmers Market Walking Group leaves the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., at 3 p.m.
Elas Trio at Luso Food & Wine, 8218 Greenwood Ave. N., at 6:30 p.m. Friday. $8 cover or included with $25 dinner and glass of wine.
Woodland Park Zoo’s “Hoot for the Hood” neighbor appreciation event is from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday. Enter through the West gate. Evening parking is free for the event.
The 24th annual Greenwood Car Show will take over Greenwood Avenue from North 67th to North 90th streets all day on Saturday. The road will be closed from 4 a.m. until about 7 p.m. (or whenever the last of the expected 800 cars drives away) and Metro Route 5 will be rerouted (east and west traffic can cross at 80th and 85th). The car show officially runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There’s music all day long at the Main Stage at 79th Street. About 40,000 people are expected so parking will fill up side streets too.
The Greenwood Senior Center is hosting its annual Car Show Pancake Breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $5 per person or $15 for the whole family. All proceeds benefit the senior center’s programs and services.
During Saturday’s Greenwood Car Show, stop by the corner of 81st and Greenwood where you can provide input on a new park that will fill the entire east side of the block between 81st and 82nd streets. Seattle Parks and Recreation’s planner and Cascade Design Collaborative’s designers will be there from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to gather your ideas. This will be the first of three public meetings. You can also provide your ideas through an online survey and post ideas to the park’s Pinterest page.
The Phinney Neighborhood Community Chorus has its annual Haiti benefit concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave. N. Free, with all donations going to a school in Haiti.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Bill Davie and Kelly Murphy in concert at 7 p.m. Friday; Jim Page and Grant Dermody 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.
Outside of the neighborhood:
- President Obama will be in town, which means lots of terrible traffic and rolling slowdowns on I-5. SPD has more details on traffic and parking around the presidential exclusion zone downtown.
- It’s the big annual Pride weekend, and there are several different Pride events, including Trans Pride Seattle 2016 at Cal Anderson Park on Friday night; Wildrose Pride 2016 on Capitol Hill Friday and Saturday; Neighbors Gay Pride Celebration Friday and Saturday nights; Pride Fest Capitol Hill on Saturday; Capitol Hill Pride Festival and March on Saturday; Purr Pride Block Party on Saturday; the huge annual Seattle Pride Parade begins at 11 a.m. Sunday downtown; and Seattle PrideFest at Seattle Center from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
- The Seafair Pirates land at Alki Beach on Saturday. There will be food, vendors and music near the Alki Bathhouse starting at 10 a.m., with the pirates landing at 2:15 p.m.
- The Mariners play St. Louis at 7:10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:10 p.m. Sunday.
- The Sounders play New York at 2 p.m. Saturday.