Here are a few highlights of this weekend’s events. Check out our Events calendar any time for more events and details.
An Evening with Joe Hill & Friends from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Traditional and original Labor music performed by Gary Kanter, Dan Roberts, Mike Dumovich, and Shanno Parks-Beck. Then it’s the Gloria Darlings in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Both concerts are free. Food and drinks, including beer from Fremont Brewing, for sale.
Taproot Theatre presents the last week-and-a-half of Moliere’s comic satire “Tartuffe,” at 204 N. 85th St. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday, plus 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday and Thursday.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Johnson, Dermody and Miller at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, at Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church. Admission is $15, with $2 off for SFS members and seniors; children are $7.
“We Heard the Voice of a Porkchop” is Johnson, Miller & Dermody’s follow-up to their 2006 release, Deceiving Blues, once again offering an exciting mix of acoustic country blues and gospel featuring Orville on mandolin and vocals, Grant on harmonica and vocals, and John on guitar and vocals. They have a knack of putting their own spin on some familiar old songs and several rarely played gems. The whole album is a great romp by three master players through the back alleys of the country blues. These guys are old pros who know what they’re doing, and that knowledge translates into a confident, strong sound you’ll hear on every track.
Shannon Stephens & Jeff Fielder in concert from 8-10:30 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $8 in advance, $12 at the door.
The Shop Agora, 6417-A Phinney Ave. N., is having its weekly wine tasting from 1-5 p.m. Saturday. This week they’re tasting Blackstone Winemaker’s Select Merlot and Dynamite Vineyards Red Blend.
Spanish story time at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N.
Open house for the new North Seattle French School at 3 p.m. at the Greenwood Library.
22nd Annual PNA Wine Taste at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.
The Bitter Lake Community Center is having its annual pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m. Sunday at 13035 Linden Ave. N.
Phinney Yoga House, 6615 Dayton Ave. N., presents Lu Jong: Tibetan Healing Yoga Free Class at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Phinney Neighborhood Center is having its PNA Village Volunteer Kick-Off Event starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Phinney Market Pub & Eatery at 5918 Phinney Ave. N. is hosting an Academy Awards party on Sunday, starting at 4 p.m. They’ll show the ceremony on the big screen, and they’ll give free dinner and drinks to whoever has the most accurate award ballot. Customers also are encouraged to dress up, Red Carpet style.
Looking ahead to next week, United Way of King County is sponsoring Hunger Action Week, and asking everyone to think about – and do something – to combat hunger in our community. Check out the website for volunteer opportunities and to participate in the Hunger Challenge (eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner on just $7 a day, which is the maximum amount someone can receive on food stamps), or hosting a dinner with friends, family, and neighbors to talk about food and hunger.