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Jazz Festival, theater and more in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

Looks like the weather will be perfect this long weekend, so make sure you get out and enjoy all our neighborhood has to offer. Here are a few event highlights from our Events calendar.

Couth Buzzard Books is hosting its second annual Jazz Festival Friday through Monday. Tickets are $8 for individual events, $15 for a single day or $30 for the whole four days.

It’s the second week for “Busman’s Honeymoon” at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

Pre-Shavuot Event at MMSC, 8420 Dayton Ave. N., from 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle School Boardmember Rick Burke is hosting a District II Community Meeting from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.


  • 46th annual Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center, with about 50,000 people expected each day.
  • Seattle Sounders FC vs. Portland Timbers at 12 p.m. Saturday at CenturyLink Field.
  • Emerald Bike Ride on Sunday will start and end downtown and use the I-5 Express Lanes, eastbound 520 bridge and I-90 Express Lanes bridge. The I-5 Express Lanes will be closed until 10:30 a.m., Eastbound 520 will be closed from 6-10 a.m. and the I-90 Express Lanes will be closed from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. About 12,000 people are expected to participate.

Looking ahead to Monday, Memorial Day, remember that all schools, banks, libraries and government offices will be closed. Most Seattle Parks and Recreation facilities will be closed, including community centers, environmental learning centers, indoor swimming pools, Green Lake Small Craft Center, Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center and the Amy Yee Tennis Center. However, nine spray parks will be open, along with the East Green Lake and Madrona swimming beaches, Mounger and Colman outdoor pools, all boat ramps, and Interbay, Jackson Park, Jefferson Park and West Seattle golf courses.