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Phoenix Party, Artwalk, Farmers Market, book exchange, folk music in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

There’s a lot of fun stuff happening in the neighborhood this weekend, including a celebration of Greenwood’s six-month anniversary since the devastating natural gas explosion. Check out details below, and see our Events calendar any time 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.

It’s time for the monthly Art Up & Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk, from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of venues throughout the neighborhood from North 65th to 87th streets. Check out the Artwalk website for a complete list of participating venues and artists.

The Greenwood Rising Phoenix Party is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the site of the March 9 natural gas explosion that destroyed three businesses between 84th and 85th streets and damaged another 50. Residents and businesses will celebrate how the neighborhood came together to clean up and take care of those affected. Live music and art, Mr. Gyros food truck, family craft activities by Seattle ReCreative and more. Mayor Ed Murray is scheduled to speak at 6:45 p.m.

Pacific NW Folklore Society presents Curtis & Loretta in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

PNA Book Exchange from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Trade gently-used mysteries, science fiction and fantasy novels, kids’ books, and cookbooks. If you don’t have books to exchange but still want to browse, you can purchase paperbacks for $1 and hardbacks for $2.

Traffic-wise, be aware that the Huskies football team plays the Idaho Vandals at 2 p.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium; the Women of Wonder 10K & 5K is at Green Lake from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; and the Seahawks play the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • America in Transformation: Race, National Identity & the Presidency from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenwood Senior Center. “The U.S. is in a time of tectonic social change, comparable in transformation and turmoil to some of the most defining eras in the nation’s history. At the heart of this shift are two important aspects of race relations: demographic shifts and a renewed era of the civil rights movement. The 2016 presidential election will be vital to shaping where America goes. Speaker David Domke is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington.”
  • Woodland Park Zoo’s Molbak’s Butterfly Garden’s last day for the season is Sept. 13. It’s included in zoo admission and is located next to Zoomazium.