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Petting zoo, ‘Atlas Obscura,’ concerts, film, Halloween fun in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

Here’s what’s happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Madison Grove Farm Petting Zoo at Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N., from 12-4 p.m. Saturday. (It’s also an all-day party to celebrate Naked City’s 10th anniversary.

Dylan Thuras, author of “The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventurous Kid,” talks about his book from 3-4 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in Room 7 of the Blue Building, as part of Town Hall’s Inside/Out series. Admission is $5 for adults, free for youth 16 and under. “Atlas Obscura” is an illustrated guide to 100 of the world’s most breathtaking landmarks, with the goal of inspiring a love of exploration in kids.

The Fretless in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, in Community Hall in the Brick Building.

Film screening of “Lives Well Lived” at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Greenwood Senior Center. “Forty people aged 75 to 100, with a collective life experience of 3000 years, share their secrets, wit, and wisdom on how to live a meaningful life.” Free.

Seattle Folklore Society presents the Kathy Kallick Band at 7 p.m. Sunday at the PNA in Community Hall.

There are lots of Halloween events happening around town. Near to our neighborhood:

  • Halloween Carnival from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday at Loyal Heights Community Center, 2101 NW 77th St. Unlimited bracelets are $10. Bounce houses, carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, cake walk. Hot dogs and water for sale for $1 each.
  • Big Pumpkin Bash from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Bitter Lake Community Center Annex, 13040 Greenwood Ave. N. Carnival games (tickets are 25 cents each), face painting, cake walk. Bring a can of food to donate to the local food bank.

Traffic-wise this weekend:

  • Both directions of State Route 99 will be closed from the north end of the Battery Street Tunnel to South Spokane Street from 9 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for the Viaduct’s final inspection. (The Viaduct is scheduled to permanently close on Jan. 11, 2019, when it will be replaced by the tunnel.)

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