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Artwalk, live music, book exchange, fix-it club and more in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

February 8th, 2013 · Comments

So much to do and see in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Here are some highlights. See our Events calendar any time for more.

Open Mic at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St., at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Pacific Northwest Folklore Society presents Morgan & Graves at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. On Saturday it’s Singer/Songwriter Circle with Matt Price, Alicia Healey, Wes Weddell and Joy Mills at 7:30 p.m.

Ladywell’s Vitality Spa & Sauna is hosting a Community Open House from 5-9 p.m. Friday for anyone (men, too) who want to see the spa before it opens in about a week.

Our neighborhood’s monthly Art Up Artwalk is from 6-9 p.m. Friday at dozens of art galleries, restaurants and other businesses. Check out the Artwalk blog for a complete list and a map. Tasty and Bherd Studios have teamed up for the third year to produce an all-female art exhibition, with proceeds from art sales benefiting New Beginnings, a Greenwood-area organization that serves survivors of domestic violence. “Tarts, Trollops & Tramps” is at Tasty, 7513 Greenwood Ave N., and “Southern Gothic” is at Bherd, 312 N. 85th St. Suite 101.

Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N., presents the progressive roots music of Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys at 8 p.m. Friday (UPDATE: THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT); and Impossible Bird at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door.

Saturday is Seattle’s Neighbor Appreciation Day. Send an e-card to your favorite neighbors, or visit Fire Station 21 to thank firefighters for keeping you and neighbors safe. If you want to know more about how Phinney Ridge resident Judith Wood started Neighbor Appreciation Day, Seattle Channel has a great video about it.

Love’Em or Leave’Em Valentines Day 5K Run on Saturday will cause some street closures around Green Lake from around 8-11:30 a.m.

Seattle School Board Member Sherry Carr hosts a monthly community meeting from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr., in the Christian Education building.

Some of Woodland Park Zoo’s animals will get special Valentine’s Day treats from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Valentine's Day otter pop-resized

A sea otter gets a heart-shaped treat. Photo by Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo.

The PNA’s annual Mystery Book Exchange is at 10 a.m. Saturday, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association is hosting the first meeting of the PNA Fixers Collective from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at the PNA’s Tool Library, in the Brick Building.

Mud Bay hosts a cat adoption event from 12-3 p.m. Saturday at 8532 1st Ave. NW.

“Thom Pain (based on nothing),” a one-man show directed by Gianni Truzzi and starring 16-year-old actor/producer Torin Record-Sand, presents a free show at Green Lake’s Bathhouse Theatre, at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Looking ahead to next week, the Greenwood Senior Center, 525 N. 85th St., will host a Neighbor Appreciation Day Celebration from 3:30-5 p.m. next Thursday, with live music and treats. It’s free, but donations are accepted.

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