50 Years of Folk, farmers market, PARK(ing) Day, concerts in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

by | Sep 16, 2016

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in and around the neighborhood this weekend. See 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.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Classical Guitar Cabaret with Robert Vierschilling, Stella Kosim, Jessica Papkoff and Friends at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Kesselgarten Klezmer concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday.

“50 Years of Folk” is a free, all-day festival at the Phinney Center by the Seattle Folklore Society and numerous partners. Starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 10 p.m., music lovers of all ages are invited to workshops, open jams and concerts with dozens of local musicians, dancers and dance callers. See the website for a complete schedule of events.

PARK(ing) Day Plus+ is Friday and Saturday, with three Greenwood locations turning a small portion of the street into a park for the day.

Seattle School Boardmember Scott Pinkham is hosting a District I community meeting from from 3:45-5:15 p.m. Saturday at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.

Greenwood musician Jaspar Lepak plays acoustic folk and Americana music as the opener for Tracy Grammer at Hale’s Palladium, 4301 Leary Way NW, from at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Jaspar Lepak is a folk/Americana songwriter whose remarkable gift for melody is only surpassed by her poetry. A child of the Sonoran Desert, her songs are deeply influenced by the many places she has called home: Tucson, Minneapolis, Durban, and currently Seattle. Sweeping across landscapes with an emotional depth that is extraordinary, her lyrics expose a brave vulnerability while her clear, pure voice touches the heart.

Lepak started writing songs in 2002 while living in Minneapolis. Between 2004 and 2009, she recorded five albums, and in the fall of 2009, she moved to Durban, South Africa with her husband Kale. Her music found an enthusiastic audience, and in 2011, she recorded FORGIVING WIND which Rolling Stone South Africa hailed as an album full of “beauty and original charm.” Lepak became a Seattle resident in 2012 and released her seventh recording, WIDE WORLD, in 2014. She tours frequently between her former homes and her new home in the Pacific Northwest, often accompanied by Kale (accordion and harmonies) and other friends she’s found along the way. Learn more at https://www.jasparlepak.com.

Tickets in advance are $15 (plus service charge), or $18 at the door.

It’s a busy weekend outside the neighborhood, which will affect traffic and parking:

  • Seattle Boats Afloat Show at South Lake Union through Sunday.
  • 2016 Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions at KeyArena at 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival Friday and Saturday.
  • Susan G. Komen 3-Day fundraising walk Friday through Sunday, starting and ending at Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center.
  • Seattle Sounders play the Vancouver White Caps at 1 p.m. Saturday at CenturyLink Field.
  • UW Huskies play Portland State at 5 p.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium.
  • Blink-182 concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at KeyArena.
  • The Mariners play the Houston Astros at Safeco Field at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, and 1:10 p.m. Sunday.

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