Film, theater, book exchange, blues and folk in Phinney Ridge-Greenwood this weekend

by | Mar 3, 2017

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

First Friday Film Series, “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (2016), at Greenwood Senior Center, 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.

Taproot Theater, 204 N. 85th St., continues its run of the comedy “Room Service” through March 11.

PNA Book Exchange from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

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

Seattle Folklore Society presents Pat Donohue 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).

Pat Donohue is one of the most listened-to fingerpicking guitarists in the world! Expect intricate fingerwork, easy wit, and nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B, and original tunes – Donohue plays it all with a flourish of artistry and melodic inspiration that Leo Kottke calls “haunting.” His decade-long association with Garrison Keillor’s popular Prairie Home Companion program allowed Donohue to show off savvy licks and distinctive original songs to millions of listeners each week; today he performs nationwide and teaches at such popular music camps as Augusta Heritage Center and Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct will close this weekend for its semi-annual inspection. It will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Northbound and southbound lanes will close between South Spokane Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel.  Check Seattle Department of Transportation’s traveler information webpage for updates.
  • PAC-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament at KeyArena through Sunday.
  • Emerald City ComiCon at the Washington State Convention Center through Sunday.
  • Seattle Bike Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center Saturday and Sunday.
  • Seattle Golf & Travel Show at CenturyLink Field Event Center Saturday and Sunday.
  • The Hot Chocolate 15K and 5K Run on Sunday will close streets and reroute buses around Aurora Avenue North, west Queen Anne and north of downtown. See Metro’s Service Advisories page for reroute information.
  • “Walk the Battery” celebration of the Battery Street Tunnel prior to its decommission in 2018. About 2,000 people are expected to walk through the northbound lanes of the tunnel from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Bell Street will be closed between 4th and 1st avenues.

Looking ahead to next week:

Woodland Park Zoo hosts “Time for the Grizzly? Bringing Grizzly Bears Back to the North Cascades” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at the zoo’s Education Center Auditorium (at the south entrance). Parking is free for this event.

The event will include an overview about recovering the grizzly bear to Washington’s North Cascades Ecosystem, a screening of bear expert and acclaimed filmmaker Chris Morgan’s brand new short film “Time for the Grizzly?”, which follows the story of grizzly bear recovery in Montana’s Cabinet Mountains, and a panel discussion and audience Q&A with bear experts.

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