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Jazz, dance, kayaking, kids music and more in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

April 6th, 2012 · Comments

Plenty to do in the neighborhood this Easter weekend. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

Kid rockers Recess Monkey performs at Saturday’s Ridge Romp at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building Doors open at 10 a.m., show starts at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $3 per person (babies in arms are free).

Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 and guest Paul Kemmish at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Saturday, it’s the Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Showcase starting at 7:30 p.m. Free; food and drink available.

The Dance Space at 124 N. 103rd St. is hosting a Spring Dance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. “Join us for a spring celebration featuring a harmonic sounscape crafted with Tibetan bowls and planetary gongs by Jude and Paul Ponton of Whispering Dragon, a Reiki Drumming journey with Reiki Dragon, and Ecstatic dance to a playlist by Moving Into Presence.”

Chimney Choir and Huck Notari in concert at 8 p.m. Friday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door.

“Freud’s Last Session” continues at Taproot Theatre at 204 N. 85th St. (The show has been extended through April 28.)

Woodland Park Zoo hosts its annual Bunny Bounce on Saturday, with egg hunts for kids, bunny crafts and meeting real rabbits up close.

Four community centers near Phinney-Greenwood are hosting Easter egg hunts on Saturday: Bitter Lake, Green Lake, Loyal Heights and Ballard community centers. All egg hunts start at 10 a.m. Bring a non-perishable food donation for the food bank.

Seattle Canoe & Kayak Club is hosting an Open House and barbecue on Saturday for children ages 10 and older at the Green Lake Small Crafts Center, 5900 West Green Lake Way N. No experience necessary. Children should be accompanied by a parent to sign a waiver. Bring a change of clothes.

Over in Ballard, the Ballard High School All-Class Alumni Music Benefit Concert starts at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Earl Kelly Center for the Performing Arts at Ballard High School.

The Honey Dew Drops perform a Seattle Folklore Society concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $15; $2 off for SFS and PNA members and seniors; children pay half price.

Looking ahead to next week…

Seattle Public Library is celebrating National Library Week at all branches, so drop into the Greenwood Library and let them know how much you appreciate being able to check out books, DVDs and more for free.

Starting Monday, Seattle Department of Transportation will begin working on N.W. Market Street at 11th Avenue NW to make transit improvements, so if you’re heading to Ballard, expect delays or take an alternate route.

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