Here are some highlights of what’s happening in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
The Cup community open house from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts That Was The Year That Was — A Cabaret of Songs, Comedies and Poems at 7:30 p.m. Friday; and Jim Page & Orville Johnson in concert on Saturday.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Dan Crary, Bill Evans, and Martin Stevens at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $18 general; $16 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more day of the show).
Dan Crary is a legend in the development of flatpicking lead-guitar in acoustic American music. Following in the footsteps of Doc Watson and Clarence White, Crary trailblazed an approach to the steel-string, flat-top guitar in the 1960s and 70s that explored new dimensions, transforming what had always been an instrument of accompaniment into one with a leading role adding fluent, expressive melodies and a variety of textures.
Bay Area banjoist Bill Evans is an internationally-known five-string banjo life force. As a performer, teacher, writer, scholar and composer, he brings deep knowledge, intense virtuosity, and contagious passion to all things banjo, with a following of thousands of music fans and students from all over the world thanks to a career spanning more than 35 years.
Portland-based mandolin player and fiddler Martin Stevens has been a part of the Northwest Bluegrass and Contest Fiddle scene since the age of six. A repeat winner of the Washington State Fiddle Contest, Martin has performed in the Bluegrass Regulators, Athen, and the Rivercity Boys. His work also graces Crary’s most recent release, “Perfect Storm.”
As a trio, Dan Crary, Bill Evans, and Martin Stevens will perform pieces from Crary’s and Evans’ many recordings, along with re-workings of traditional bluegrass favorites and songs from contemporary writers.
The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Home Design and Remodel Fair is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
Kortney’s (Stand-Up Style) Comedy Show at 7 p.m. Sunday at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
Bohemian Studios, 7601 Greenwood Ave. N., #101, is hosting a Mural Reveal and Live Music Party from 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday.
If you’re heading out of the neighborhood, be aware of events that will affect traffic and parking:
- Seattle Boat Show at CenturyLink Field Events Center Friday through Saturday.
- Mariners FanFest at Safeco Field is Saturday and Sunday.
- Lunar New Year Lion Dance is Saturday at Wing Luke Museum, 719 King St.
- Lunar New Year Celebration is Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 pm. at Hing Hay Park and surrounding streets.
- State Route 520 will close in both directions this weekend between Montlake Boulevard and 92nd Avenue NE in Bellevue. The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday lasts until 5 a.m. Monday. The bicycle and pedestrian path will also be closed.