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Artwalk, theater, love poems, concerts, Spanish preschool open house, magic show in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in and around the neighborhood this weekend. See our Events calendar for more.
Greenwood Senior Center’s Around the World Luncheon Series Goes to Germany from 12-1:30 p.m. Friday at 525 N. 85th St.
The Cup community open house from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.
Monthly Art Up Chow Down PhinneyWood Art Walk at dozens of venues throughout the neighborhood from 6-9 p.m. Friday. See the Art Up website for a full list of participating artists, venues and food and beverage specials.
Taproot Theatre’s production of “Room Service” runs through March 4 on the mainstage at 204 N. 85th St.
When Love Speaks” by Thalia’s Umbrella runs through Feb. 25 at Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 204 N. 85th St. “Four people meet at a resort at the edge of the world. They fall in and out of love, woo and argue . . . all while speaking some of the best (and some of the worst!) love poetry ever written.”
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert with Molly Bauckham at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Lavender Country Valentines Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday.
PCPE, Phinney Cooperativa Preescolar en Español, a Spanish-speaking cooperative preschool at the Phinney Center, is hosting an open house from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Blue Room of the Blue Building. Bi-lingual families with children ages 1 to 5 who speak Spanish either full or part-time at home are welcome. Those who attend the open house will receive priority status on the school’s wait list.
Woodland Park Zoo animals will celebrate Valentine’s Day with special treats, such as heart-shaped ice pops or steaks from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. It’s included with zoo admission.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Jim Malcolm at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Phinney Neighborhood 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).

Jim Malcolm is one of Scotland’s finest folksingers. He first received widespread acclaim in the US as the lead singer for the power folk group Old Blind Dogs. As a solo performer, audiences have even more opportunity to appreciate his wry humor, rich strong vocals, and fine guitar and harmonica. Malcolm writes beautiful songs that have a traditional feel, as well as his own interpretations of traditional songs and musical settings for the poetry of Robert Burns.

Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts “SHRIEK! A Women of Horror film class” from 7-9 p.m. Sunday.
Magic Show by AlakaSam! at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.
If you’re heading out of the neighborhood this weekend:

  • Love ’em or Leave ’em Valentine’s Day Dash on Sunday around Green Lake.
  • Seattle RV Show is at CenturyLink Field Event Center through Sunday.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation crews will reduce westbound I-90 traffic this weekend in order to upgrade tunnel safety systems. Traffic we be reduced to one lane near Bellevue Way SE and funneled into the express lanes from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. WSDOT said to expect lengthy delays along Interstate 405, State Route 520 and Interstate 5.