Theater, folk music and Norse Home Sunday Brunch Buffet in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend

by | Feb 17, 2017

Here are some highlights of what’s happening in and around Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

The Cup community open house from 2-5 pm. Friday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St. From 7-9 p.m. Friday, the church hosts a screening of the documentary “Divided We Fall.”

Taproot Theatre continues its run of “Room Service” (which has been extended through March 11) on the mainstage. “When Love Speaks” runs in the Isaac Studio through Feb. 25.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Frankie Gavin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday 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).

Seattle Folklore Society is proud to present Frankie Gavin in concert. Gavin has been playing fiddle and flute since his teenage years; at the age of 17, he won two all-Ireland competitions, one for each instrument.

The name Frankie Gavin is also synonymous with DeDannan, the globally-renown band he founded in the mid-1970s. After a short break in the 2000s, he restarted the band with a new, young lineup, which maintains the stellar quality of those iconic early DeDannans. He has also performed for four U.S. presidents.

The plain fact is that there is no more exciting fiddle player nor more moving flute player in the world of Irish music today. The Guinness Book of Records, that bible of bizarre human conditions and activities, lists Frankie as the world’s fastest fiddle player: in September, 2010, he played a traditional Irish tune, “The Foxhunter’s reel,” at a breathtaking 150 beats per minute!

Norse Home, 5311 Phinney Ave. N., is hosting its Sunday Brunch Buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with traditional breakfast menu items with a Norwegian flare. All proceeds support the Norse Home and its vibrant Scandinavian culture. Adults $15, seniors $10, kids ages 5-12 $5, under age 5 is free. Call 206-781-7400 to make reservations.

Traffic wise:

Looking ahead to President’s Day on Monday:

  • Metro Transit will operate on its Reduced Weekday and University of Washington service.
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation will close most facilities, including community centers, environmental learning centers, indoor swimming pools, Green Lake Small Craft Center, and Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center. All boat ramps, the Amy Yee Tennis Center and the Interbay, Jackson Park, Jefferson Park and West Seattle golf courses will be open.
  • As a federal holiday, all schools, banks and the U.S. Postal Service will be closed on Monday.

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