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Jazz, blues, folk, theater and a 1953 film in the neighborhood this weekend

Here’s a roundup of what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar for more.
First Friday Film Series from 1-3 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.; “Lili” from 1953. Free.
The Cup community open house from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.
It’s opening weekend for Taproot Theatre’s production of “Room Service.”
Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Jazz First Fridays with Tonal Vision and Jump Jazz Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and First Sundays Blues Open Jam Session at 7 p.m. Sunday.
Ballard Preschool Cooperative Open House from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at 7508 18th Ave. NW.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Beth Wood and Larry Murante at 7:30 p.m. Saturdy 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).

Portland-based Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth’s music is a soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.
Larry Murante’s beautifully-woven stories about everyday folks set to song combine compassionate, socially-conscious lyrics and an upbeat, joyful, energetic folk/rock style. Known for his soaring, mellifluous, tenor and a strong rhythmic guitar style, Jackson Brown, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum, and Michael McDonald are all reflected in his music and engaging stage presence.

If you’re venturing out of the neighborhood this weekend:

  • Seattle Boat Show runs through Saturday at CenturyLink Field Events Center and Chandler’s Cove in South Lake Union.