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Opening weekend of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan,’ cycling tour and folk music in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend

Here’s what’s happening in and around our neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

It’s opening weekend for “Lady Windermere’s Fan” at Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St.

Dipping Sauce” at 10 p.m. Friday at The Pocket Theatre, 8312 Greenwood Ave. N.

“Bike to Books roundtrip tour of NW Seattle” with cycling expert and neighborhood resident Bill Thorness, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at Phinney Books, 7405 Greenwood Ave. N., returning to the book store around noon for a chat about electric and cargo bikes with the folks of Greenwood’s G&O Family Cyclery. Then at 1 p.m. Thorness will talk about bike camping and his new book, “Cycling the Pacific Coast: The Complete Guide from Canada to Mexico.” (This month, Phinney Books is giving a 10 percent discount if you ride your bike to their store.)

Seattle Folklore Society presents Irish fiddler Gerry O’Connor at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 7:10 p.m. Saturday, and 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Safeco Field.
  • Paul Simon in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at KeyArena.
  • University District Street Fair is Saturday and Sunday.
  • Stars on Ice at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at KeyArena.
  • Nordstrom Beat the Bridge 8K Run and Walk starts and ends at Husky Stadium on Sunday (lots of street closures, so be prepared).
  • Washington State Department of Transportation will close lanes on I-5 again this weekend, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday and reopening by 5 a.m. Monday. Two lanes of northbound I-5 will remain open between the West Seattle Bridge and SR 520 from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily; a single lane will remain open each night from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. The following ramps will be closed during the whole weekend: 5th Avenue/Columbia Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 Express Lanes; northbound I-5 off-ramp to Seneca Street; University Street on-ramp to northbound I-5; Mercer Street on-ramp to northbound I-5 (and Express Lanes); Express Lanes will remain open in the northbound direction all weekend.

Looking ahead to next week:

  • Pacific MusicWorks Underground presents San Francisco Bay Area viola da gamba superstar William Skeen and harpsichordist Henry Lebedinsky, performing 18th century baroque by Bach, Marais, Forqueray, and Graun, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N. Tickets in advance recommended as it usually sells out ($15-$20, ages 21 and up).

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