Here’s a sample of what to do in the neighborhood this weekend, instead of rushing the malls. Check out our Events calendar any time for more.
Taproot Theatre presents opening night of “Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.” It runs through Dec. 29.
After being presumed dead for three years, a hardened Sherlock Holmes resurfaces, resulting in a mystery full of Christmas spirits your whole family will enjoy.
Hobbit & Hare and The Roosters in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. it’s a community open mic hosted by Couth Buzzard Co-Owner Theo Dzielak.
Seattle Folklore Society presents a Western Swing and Honky Tonk Concert with The Jangles and The Titans of Twang, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, Brick Building. More info or reservations online or call 206-528-8523.
Awna Teixeira performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N.
Northwest Clarinet Choir Concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St.
Celebrate the return of salmon to Piper’s Creek at Carkeek Park, 950 Carkeek Park Rd., from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, and every Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 9.
Several Phinney Neighborhood Association Business members are offering specials for shopping local. Purchase $20 or more at any Phinney-Greenwood store this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and take your receipts next week (Nov. 26-29) to Umpqua Bank, and they’ll gift wrap your items for free. Those same receipts will get you 10 percent off your total bill at Gainsbourg Lounge, free baklava at The Olive and Grape, a free second scoop of ice cream at Bluebird, a free orange juice with your breakfast at Pete’s Egg Nest, and a free pound of hummus with your to-go order from Kouzina.
And if you’re heading downtown, keep in mind the Macy’s Holiday Parade on Friday morning and the Westlake Tree Lighting Friday night, Seattle Kids Marathon and Seattle Marathon 5K Race on Saturday, and the Seattle Marathon on Sunday. There’ll be plenty of road closures and buses rerouted. You can monitor traffic conditions downtown by checking the Seattle traffic map.