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Theater, cabaret, Repair Cafe, business district trick or treating in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening around the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

This is closing weekend for “The God Game” at Taproot Theatre’s Isaac Studio Theatre and “Joyful Noise” on the Jewell Mainstage.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Edgar A. Poe — What’s The Word Cabaret at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Spooky Songs and Stories of the Sea Halloween concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Repair Café with the PNA Tool Library from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N. Bring your broken electronics and small appliances and get help fixing them instead of throwing them away.

Hunger Goblin Trick or Treat at neighborhood businesses all along Phinney and Greenwood avenues from 12-3 p.m. Saturday. It’s free to participate, but you also can purchase a $2 Hunger Goblin sticker or donate a can of food for the food bank at more than a dozen locations along the route. Click here for a full list of special activities at some of the businesses.

Woodland Park Zoo presents Pumpkin Bash from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with special treats for the animals, trick or treating for kids, and indoor Zoomazium transformed into a Halloween-themed Boomazium. Included with zoo admission (one child 12 years and under in costume is admitted free with a paid adult).

Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting a “literary wake” for owner Tom Nissley’s “A Reader’s Book of Days,” which will no longer be printed in hardcover (but still published in paperback). Remaindered copies of the book are on sale for $3.66.

Traffic wise this weekend:

  • Metro will reroute many routes Saturday morning for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Seattle Center. See the Service Advisories page for more information.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Trolloween, Fremont’s street party to celebrate the Fremont Troll’s birthday, starts at 7 p.m. Monday at the Troll under the Aurora Bridge. At 8 p.m., At 8 p.m., the Haunt of Fremont procession heads south on Troll Avenue North and west on North 36th Street. North 36th Street will be closed from 8-10 p.m.
  • Local Business for a Local Cause: Verity’s Greenwood Silent Auction is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N., to benefit the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program.

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