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Artwalk and lots of concerts in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend

It’s shaping up to be a beautiful weekend in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood. Perfect weather for our huge annual Art Up Artwalk Friday night and Saturday afternoon, and for all the other events in and around our neighborhood. Here are some highlights; check our Events calendar for more.

The annual Art Up Artwalk – The BIG One brings more than 100 artists to more than 70 venues throughout our neighborhood from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Check the Artwalk website for a list of all participating artists and venues, plus a map. Many restaurants and pubs are offering Artwalk specials, and many venues will have free snacks and drinks and music. Some will have special activities just for kids.

Trees for Seattle and Forterra NW are hosting a work party from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the triangle at Phinney Avenue North and North 50th Street.

This triangle is home to some lovely trees – let’s protect them! Come join the fun and help us stop the spread of blackberry and ivy, tidy up the landscape, save some trees, and make this landscape a prettier and safer space for the neighborhood. Please bring water, sturdy shoes, and wear long pants. We will provide tools, gloves, instruction, and snacks.

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TAPhinneyMay12

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Amy Engelhardt in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Fine Company in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and Claudia Schmidt in a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Schmidt was a regular performer on the Prairie Home Companion show in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Suggested donation of $15; since seating is limited, reservations are encouraged (email pnwfolk@pnwfolklore.org or phone 206-367-0475 (leave a message); reservations held until 7:15 p.m.)

Seattle Folklore Society presents Ellis Paul at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Deseo Carmin performs Latin, Jazz Funk at Luso Food & Wine, 8218 Greenwood Ave. N., from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Sound Transit West Seattle to Ballard Link Extensions Ballard-Interbay Neighborhood Forum from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ballard Eagleson VFW, 2812 NW Market St.

Most of our neighborhood pubs are doing something special for Seattle Beer Week, and Bluebird Ice Cream is having a special ice cream and beer pairing on Saturday.

Mom & Me at the Zoo is Saturday at Woodland Park Zoo, when moms receive half-price admission and the first 700 moms receive a complimentary potted pollinator-friendly flower. Plus there’s bouncy houses, crafts, and live entertainment from ARC Dance Company, BMA Klown Klub, Alpha Martial Arts and UV Performing Arts.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • Seven Lions concert at WaMu Theater from 6-10 p.m. Saturday.
  • The Color Run starts at Seattle Center at 8 a.m. Sunday and heads downtown and back. All streets are expected to be reopened by 12 p.m.
  • P!nk concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at KeyArena.
  • Washington State Department of Transportation will reduce northbound I-5 to two lanes near Michigan Street from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Northbound I-5 will be reduced to two lanes between the West Seattle Bridge and downtown. The following ramps will be closed: Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Express Lanes; Northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street; Westbound I-90 to northbound I-5 on-ramp; Eastbound I-90/Edgar Martinez Drive on-ramp to northbound I-5; Dearborn Street on-ramp to northbound I-5; University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5.

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