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Scrooge, GloCone lighting, folk music, Syrian refugee benefit show in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

November 25th, 2016 · No Comments

Here’s what’s on tap this weekend in Phinney-Greenwood. Check our Events calendar any time.

Taproot Theatre presents “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” through Dec. 30.

Our neighborhood’s annual holiday GloCone lighting is at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center’s air raid tower at the corner of Phinney Avenue North and North 67th Street.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Heidi Muller and Bob Webb at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 532 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).

Heidi Muller made her name in the Seattle music scene in the 1980s and ’90s. Her song “Good Road” is still the theme song for Inland Folk on Northwest Public Radio after more than 25 years. Bob Webb is a talented multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer who has played cello and guitar since childhood. He played for nine years in the house band for the NPR radio show Mountain Stage, where he backed up many folk music greats including Odetta, Arlo Guthrie, Tom Paxton, and Shawn Colvin.

Muller has been a featured artist and instructor at Appalachian dulcimer festivals for many years. She and Webb have toured widely, appearing at Kentucky Music Week, Ohio Valley Gathering, Tumbleweed Music Festival, the National Oregon Trails Center, the National Music Museum, Mountain Stage, and many others. Every July they host their own music camp, Dulcimer Week, in the Wallowas.

Magican Evan Reynolds is hosting a Syrian refugee benefit show at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Just make a donation to the International Rescue Committee, then reserve your free tickets online.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Bill Davie and the Cope Brothers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Pint & Dale — Songs of the Seven Seas at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:15 p.m. Sunday with special guest world-renowned jazz clarinetist Perry Robinson.

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