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Art opening, farmers market, classical guitar, Music Center open house, folk, jazz, Festival of Fruit in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

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.
Phinney Farmers Market is from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Friday in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh veggies, fruit, honey, bread, meat, eggs, cider, wine, beer, flowers and several dining options. Tonight’s special event is Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m.; pay for your own drinks.
The Phinney Center Gallery is hosting a reception for the opening of its Member, Volunteer and Staff Show from 7-9 p.m. Friday. The show runs through Oct. 13.
Classical guitar concert by Mark Hilliard Wilson at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Alex Sturbaum performs at the book store.
Music Center of the Northwest is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at 901 N. 96th St.
Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op is hosting its twice-annual Gently Used Kids’ Gear Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the PNA’s Brick Building in Community Hall. Entry is free; bring your own bags as you shop for gently-used clothing, shoes, toys, books, games, strollers, bedding, furniture, safety equipment, outdoor gear, car seats, costumes, maternity wear and more. Fifty-percent discount on many items starts at 12 p.m.
Carkeek Park’s 11th Annual Festival of Fruit is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Carkeek Park Education Center, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd. Activities include: apple pie contest (bring your homemade apple pie between 10-10:30 a.m. to enter), cider pressing and tasting, Master Gardener clinic, orchard tour, wildlife habitat tour, Mason Bee demos, apple identification, and live music from Blue Star Creeper.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Grammy Award-winner Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets in advance are $20 general; $18 SFS/PNA members, seniors and students; kids half price (all tickets are $2 more day of the show).

La Casita Latin Jazz Trio plays at Luso Food & Wine, 8218 Greenwood Ave. N., from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, as Luso celebrates its 6th anniversary (it moved from West Seattle a year and a half ago). Cover charge is $8.
Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • Boats Afloat is at Chandler’s Cover in South Lake Union now through Sunday.
  • Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk begins Friday and ends Sunday at Seattle Center
  • Chris Rock performs at 8 p.m. Friday at McCaw Hall.
  • The Great Wallingford Wurst Festival is Friday and Saturday on North 49th Street between Densmore Avenue and Wallingford Avenue. Festival hours are 4-10 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
  • Rally for Disability Justice march from the Washington State Convention Center to the Federal Building on Saturday.
  • University of Washington Huskies vs. Fresno State at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Husky Stadium.
  • Jim Gaffigan performs his comedy tour at 8 p.m. Saturday at KeyArena.
  • Seattle Fiestas Patrias festival at the South Park Community Center from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, then 12-6 p.m. Sunday at Seattle Center.
  • Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers at 1:25 p.m. Sunday at CenturyLink Field.

Looking ahead to next week: Actors Katherine Strohmaier and Aaron Lamb bring their own adaptation of the off-Broadway musical “The Last 5 Years” to Taproot Theatre’s Isaac Studio Sept. 21 – Oct. 2. In a departure from the original, the two actors also perform all the music.

As the concept demands, both actors are also accomplished pianists and vocalists. Both studied Piano Performance in college, Strohmaier at the University of Idaho and Lamb at Washington State University. Strohmaier is a musical director and vocal instructor for Cornish College of the Arts, has sung with The Seattle Symphony, and periodically appears in concert with acclaimed Gershwin pianist Peter Nero. She has also sung the National Anthem for the Seattle Seahawks. Lamb has worked regionally as a music director and pianist, and has served as Resident Music Director and Ragtime Pianist for almost all of the remaining Melodrama/Vaudeville theaters in the U.S.