Here are some neighborhood weekend event highlights. Check our Events calendar for more.
The Phinney Farmers Market is from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh fruit, berries, veggies, bread, meat, eggs, flowers, cider, ice cream, popsicles, and lots of dining options. At 3:30 p.m., Penelope Keep will play piano interpretations, from Bach to Beethoven. At 5 p.m. The G-Cleftones will share their blues/country/folky originals. If you’re walking there from Greenwood, the Phinney Farmers Market Walking Group leaves the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., at 3 p.m.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jump Monkeys in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Little Sara and the Night Owls in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturdy; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels) from 2-4:45 p.m. Sunday.
It’s closing weekend for Taproot Theatre’s production of “Big Fish,” with $20 rush tickets available for the 2 p.m. Saturday performance. Rush tickets are only available for Level C seating and become available two hours before the show at the Box Office at 204 N. 85th St.
The Gumshoe 5K Walk scavenger hunt through the neighborhood ends Sunday. All proceeds from $20 entry forms goes to three neighborhood nonprofits: Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank. Entry forms available at Ken’s Market, Couth Buzzard Books, and the Phinney Neighborhood Association.Completed entry forms are entered to win gift cards from local merchants. For anyone who procrastinates on doing the detective walk themselves, you can join the “Procrastishoe,” a group walk “guided by grunted hints from the Gumshoe Answer Man.” It leaves Ken’s Market at 3 p.m. on Sunday with the guarantee that you’ll be done in time to submit your entry forms for the prize drawings by the 6 p.m. deadline.
Parlour Tricks: Magic Show at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.
Woodland Park Zoo’s Wild Asia: Asian Wildlife Conservation Day is from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with special keeper talks, a series of 10 animal collectible cards, a sustainable palm oil palm print pledge you can take at the orangutan exhibit, the opportunity to help make a life-size batik tiger, and the chance to win a one-of-a-kind prize, including a limited edition tiger print or a handprint made by siamang Sam.
If you’re heading out of the neighborhood this weekend, be aware:
- Lake Union 10K starts and finishes at South Lake Union Park. Fairview Avenue East and two northbound lanes of Westlake Avenue North will be closed from just before 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Runners will use the right northbound lane and east walkway of the bridge.
- Obliteride bike ride to raise funds for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is Saturday. One lane on Eastlake Avenue East and one northbound lane on Westlake Avenue North will be closed to traffic until 12 p.m.
- Seattle Sounders play Real Salt Lake at 4 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.