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Two folk concerts, Artwalk, PNA Beer Taste, jazz and Veterans Day in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Here’s what’s on tap this weekend. Check our Events calendar for more.
The following are closed today (Friday) in honor of Veterans Day, a federal holiday:

  • Schools
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Post Office
  • Most Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities, including all community centers, teen life centers, environmental learning centers, indoor swimming pools, Green Lake Small Craft Center and Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center. (Boat ramps, Amy Yee Tennis Center and golf courses at Interbay, Jackson Park, Jefferson Park and West Seattle will remain open.)

Metro will operate its Reduced Weekday and ‘When no UW’ schedules on Friday.
Evergreen Washelli Cemetery will hold its annual Veterans Day Celebration, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Friday.
The Cup community open house from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.
AnyDay Hats is hosting a show and sale from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Beppa Studio, 7700 6th Ave. NW, featuring Seattle-based artisan hatmakers and milliners, including Izzie Lewis, Jean Hicks, Carol Campbell, Laura Clampitt, Belle McClusky, Michale Crooks and Heather Daveno.
Art Up PhinneyWood Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of venues throughout the neighborhood. See the Artwalk website for a list of participating venues and artists.
Seattle Writes: Conflict – The Machine of Fiction from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
The PNA’s 29th annual Winter Beer Taste is from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Building. This year’s theme is “Put a Beer on It.” Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $35 general. Special Preview Tasting tickets ($50 PNA members, $60 general) gets you in at 6:15 p.m. and a complimentary glass, sliders and slaw. Ten tastes from any of 37 craft breweries, pub style snacks and a silent auction of beer paraphernalia.
jocelyn-pettit-pnwfolklorePacific Northwest Folklore Society presents Canadian fiddle player Jocelyn Pettit at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. $10 donation requested.

Jocelyn Pettit, a young fiddle player from Squamish on the west coast of British Columbia, leads her band with graceful and passionate fiddle, Canadian stepdance, foot rhythms, and vocals. She delivers an engaging performance of original and traditional music inspired from the Canadian and Celtic cultures of Cape Breton, Québec, Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, and Galicia. “An incredible fiddle player, who blew away the audience with her expertise.” – The Celtic Connection, Canada.

Also at Couth Buzzard, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Little Sara and the Night Owls perform. Donations encouraged.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $16 general; $14 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more day of the show).

Ben Hunter Joe Seamons. Photo by Amber Zbitnoff.

Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons. Photo by Amber Zbitnoff.

The songs on their new album, “The North Wind & the Sun,” tap into everything from Memphis Jug Band blues to work songs recorded in Southern prisons. They also touch on an 1861 composition used to recruit black troops for the Civil war, an original adaptation of old topical songs about corrupt clergymen, and an early jazz composition of Duke Ellington. All of these traditions are tied together in the swirling musical whirlpool of pre-war American music. In January of 2016, the Washington Blues Society sent Ben and Joe to the 26th-annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. There, they were awarded first place, out of 94 solo/duo acts representing 16 countries, for their unique blend of pre-blues a cappella field hollers, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, and duet distillations of early jazz.

Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Traffic wise:

  • Huskies play USC at Husky Stadium at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.