Here’s what’s happening in and around the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
Friday is opening day of the Phinney Farmers Market in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. Fresh veggies, fruit, bread, chocolate, beer, wine, cider, flowers, honey and more, plus several dinner options. Plus there’s live music by local bluegrass band The Weavils from 5-7 p.m.
Taproot Theatre continues its run of “Lady Windermere’s Fan” at 204 N. 85th St.
Neighboring Whittier Heights is having its annual Neighborhood Garage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Open house for design of new Greenwood Park addition from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at 8805 Fremont Ave. N. Provide feedback on three design options, free activities and food.
Saturday is the 6th annual PhinneyWood Pride Rainbow Hop, three hours of family-friendly activities at about 20 businesses and organizations throughout the neighborhood, as a kickoff to other Pride events in Seattle. Drag Queen Story Time with Miss Sparkle Leigh at 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., and free closing concert by kiddie rock band The Not Its! at Naked City Brewing, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., at 1 p.m.
“Bear Affair: Living Northwest Conservation Day” is Saturday at Woodland Park Zoo.
Get bear safety tips for hiking, camping, and grilling in the Northwest as grizzly brothers, Keema and Denali, demonstrate what can go wrong when food and garbage aren’t stored properly. Also, learn about wolves, turtles, raptors and other local wildlife. See what these animals need to survive and get tips on how to peacefully and safely coexist.
First Sundays Blues Open Jam Session from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N.
Looking ahead to next week:
- Alzheimer’s Association Younger-Onset Caregiver Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Homestreet Bank’s Community Meeting Room, 7307 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Live feed from New York for National Girlfriend Networking Day at Salmon Bay Lending, 7919 Greenwood Ave. N., beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday. Free, but $5 donation requested to cover breakfast. Register here.
Traffic-wise this weekend:
- Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is Sunday at Seattle Center. Nearby streets will be closed and buses rerouted until 12 p.m. See Metro’s Service Advisories page for reroute info.
- I-5 Northbound lanes through downtown Seattle will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday for road work. Alternate routes such as State Routes 99, 509, 599, 18, 167, 520, and I-405 and I-90 will see significant congestion, as well as downtown city streets, so plan your drive time accordingly.