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Theater, rock, jazz, big band swing, film, preschool open house, kids’ gear sale, neighborhood cleanup and memorial gathering in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

Here’s what’s on tap in and around the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more happenings.
It’s opening weekend of “Crowns” at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.
Evening of Rock Band and Big Band Swing Music at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Music Center of the Northwest, 901 N. 96th St.; followed by an Evening of Jazz Music at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Neighborhood theater group Woodland Park Players performs “Anything Goes” at Shoreline Community College Theatre, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N. from Friday through March 30.
Neighborhood Memorial Gathering from 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th 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.
Greenwood Neighborhood Cleanup starting at the Green Bean Coffeehouse, 8525 Greenwood Ave. N. at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Cine-City Monthly Local Film Screening from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Naked City Brewery & Taphouse, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
Seattle School Boardmember Rick Burke meets with District II constituents from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting a Spring Blood Drive from 1-7 p.m. Friday (closed from 3-4 p.m.). You can make an appointment online or just walk in.
Ballard Preschool Co-op’s Gently Used Kids’ Gear Sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the PNA’s Brick Building in Community Hall.
Phinney Neighborhood Preschool is hosting an open house for its Red Room program — which includes the Parent/Infants, Toddlers, Twos and Multi-Age classes – from 1-2:30 p.m. Saturday. Drop in and meet the teachers and learn about the curriculum.
Seattle Farm School is hosting a Start Your Own Seeds class at 2 p.m. Sunday at the PNA in the Blue Building. Cost is $45 for PNA members, $50 general public.
Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • Taste Washington runs through Sunday at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
  • The Alaskan Way Viaduct will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday for its semiannual inspection. State Route 99 will be closed between South Spokane Street and the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel.
  • The nationwide “March For Our Lives” begins at 10 a.m. Saturday with a rally at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill, followed by a march at 11 a.m. that will head through downtown to the Seattle Center. Metro and Sound Transit will operate extra service as needed but won’t update their published schedules. Be prepared for significant delays before, during and after the rally and march. Seattle Department of Transportation plans on rolling closures on Fourth Avenue during the march.
  • I-5 will be reduced to one lane overnight through downtown Seattle and will close the Mercer Street on-ramp from 9 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and again from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday.