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Earth Day events, concerts, used kids’ gear sale and more in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend

April 21st, 2017 · No Comments

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

Earth Day Event: Learning From Rachel Carson at 1 p.m. Friday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

“Evidence of Things Unseen” continues at Taproot Theatre through April 29.

Greenwood’s Naked City Brewery celebrates the opening of its new all-ages Camano Island location this weekend.

Ballard Preschool Co-op is hosting its Gently Used Kid’s Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building, with clothes (newborn to size 8), shoes, toys and gear – including pack and plays, cribs, car seats, strollers, maternity wear and more. Bring your own bags. Strollers must be parked at the door.

Beppa Studios Rain-or-Shine Garage Sale (indoors and outdoors) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Furniture, household, vintage, sewing supplies, fabric, eclectic display items (cash only).

Woodland Park Zoo is celebrating Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with special events and activities, including giving patrons biodegradable non-invasive seed paper to grow wildflowers in your home garden; a giant card to sign thanking legislators for standing up for science and wildlife; and an electronics recycling drop off station for used cell phones, MP3 players, e-readers, and other handheld devices to recycle for free with ECO-CELL.

Earth Day Craftapalooza from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Seattle ReCreative, 8408 Greenwood Ave. N.

Live Latin music benefit lunch at The Olive and Grape from 12-3 p.m. Saturday.

Ladies Musical Club of Seattle presents a free all-ages public concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th St. Oratorio and operatic works of Mozart with voices and chamber ensemble.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Brian Conway with Nancy Conescu 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).

One of the premier Irish fiddlers living in the U.S., Brian Conway performs with skill, grace, and force steeped in tradition but distinctively his own. The New York-born virtuoso has won numerous All-Ireland fiddling competitions, including the prestigious All-Ireland senior championship, and a leading exponent of the highly-ornamented Sligo fiddling style made famous by the late Michael Coleman and passed on to him by legendary Martin Wynne and fiddle great Andy McGann. Conway’s talents have been enthusiastically received all over North America and throughout Ireland and the rest of Europe.

Brian Conway will be touring with Portland-based guitarist Nancy Conescu, a noted singer of traditional Irish and American ballads. Another native New Yorker, Conescu was exposed to the music and traditions of many cultures from an early age, becoming an accomplished guitarist whose imaginative and polished playing on electric and acoustic guitars keeps her in great demand as an accompanist. She has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Ireland, France, Japan, and Australia.

Earth Day Fundraiser show (Bluegrass review and vocal showcase) at 8 p.m. Saturday at Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St.

Open Jazz Jam with Kenny Mandell (all levels welcome) from 2-4:15 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • WE Day happens all day Friday at KeyArena, with about 12,000 people and lots of buses. Expect delays around South Lake Union during the morning and afternoon commutes.
  • The Tenacious Ten 10K/10Mile begins and ends at Gas Works Park.
  • March for Science begins at 10 a.m. at Cal Anderson Park followed by a march at 12 p.m. to Seattle Center. About 20,000 people are expected to attend.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce I-90 westbound traffic to one lane near Bellevue Way and reroute traffic to the express lanes from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
  • Southbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes from the University District into downtown between 5 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday while crews perform deck repairs on the Ship Canal Bridge. The express lanes will open southbound at 8 a.m. At the same time, the city of Seattle will close the on-ramp from Northeast 50th Street to southbound I-5 in order to clean up trash and debris along the freeway. Travelers must use the Northeast 45th Street on-ramp to access southbound I-5.

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