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Folk concerts, chamber music, the blues and theater in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

March 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Here’s what’s happening in and around our neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Taproot Theatre’s production of “Evidence of Things Unseen” plays through April 20 at 204 N. 85th St.

The Cup community open house from 2-5 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.

Tea and Chamber Music with the Girsky Quartet at 4 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

Pacific NW Folklore Society presents Colleen Raney at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Greenwood Elementary Stars Musical theater program performs “AnnieKIDS” (a 40-minute show) at 6 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Monday in the school cafeteria, 144 NW 80th St. $5 suggested donation per family and proceeds from the bake sale will support the theater program and Greenwood PTA.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Reid Jamieson Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. 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).

“Labels Are Stupid” — a Losing Our Religion podcast show at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.

First Sundays Blues Open Jam at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Traffic wise, this weekend could be tricky:

  • State Route 520 will be closed in both directions from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, from Montlake Boulevard in Seattle to 92nd Avenue NE on the Eastside. Travelers should plan to take I-90 or alternate routes around Lake Washington, and expect heavy congestion.
  • Southbound I-5 express lanes won’t open until 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Northbound express lanes will open by 1:30 p.m. each day.
  • Seattle Sounders play Atlanta United FC at 7 p.m. Friday at CenturyLink Field. About 40,000 people are expected to attend.
  • Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience at 8 p.m. Friday at KeyArena. About 7,000 people are expected to attend.
  • March For Health rally in Westlake Park at 11 a.m. Saturday followed by a march to Seattle Center via 4th Avenue. About 1,000 people are expected to attend.
  • Bring Me the Horizon Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at WaMu Theater. About 7,000 people are expected to attend.
  • And the annual Tulip Festival kicks off in Mount Vernon, which means traffic will be heavy along I-5 (even more than usual because northbound I-5 is reduced to two lanes in south Skagit County for a bridge construction project).

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