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Art walk, family jazz concert, folk music, healing drum circle, MLK Day events this weekend

PhinneyWood Art Up Chow Down Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of galleries and other venues throughout Phinney Ridge and Greenwood. Check out the Art Walk website for full details of participating artists and a map.

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society presents Marvelous Minstrel Boys at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.

Town Hall Seattle and the Phinney Center present Johnaye Kendrick in a Saturday Family Concert at 11 a.m. Saturday in the PNA’s Brick Building, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Admission is $5 for adults, children 12 and under are free.

With her sterling vocals and bright, warm disposition, Jazz singer Johnaye Kendrick is sure to give your kids an exciting and authentic Jazz performance that encourages them to sing and dance along. In partnership with Town Hall Seattle. Get tickets online.

Healing Drum Circle at 11 a.m. Monday at the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, there are a variety of events around town. The largest event is the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration and March beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Garfield High School, followed by a rally at 11 a.m. and march at 12:30 p.m. to Westlake Park. About 8,000 people are expected to attend. Some buses will be rerouted.

Traffic-wise:

  • The Highway 99 Battery Street Tunnel will close in both directions for inspection from 6-10 a.m. Saturday between Western Avenue and Seneca Street. Northbound drivers will exit at Western Avenue; southbound drivers will exit at Denny Way.
  • Most Metro Transit buses will pull over for a moment of reflection at 4:04 p.m. Monday in honor of MLK Day. (Buses on highways, freeways or inside the Downtown Transit Tunnel will not pause.)
  • Metro also will be running on its reduced weekday schedule on Monday.

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