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Live music, Mae’s Cafe closing sale in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

April 5th, 2013 · Comments

Plenty to do in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Here are a few highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

Maia Santell and House Blend perform jazz, blues, Latin, swing, big band and contemporary favorites at Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall, 201 N. 85th St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Taproot Theatre’s production of “The Whipping Man” continues through April 27 at 204 N. 85th St.

Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., hosts Jazz First Fridays with Ronin 3 and Guests at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, it’s Tim Davidson, Roo Forrest, Bill King, Ray Farnsworth — Songwriters In Seattle Monthly Showcase, starting at 7:30 p.m. And on Sunday, Couth Buzzard hosts the Science Geeks Discussion Group at 2 p.m.

Mae’s Phinney Ridge Café has closed after 25 years of cow-themed decorations and delicious cinnamon rolls. If you have a hankering for a picture of dogs playing poker or pretty much anything you can imagine with cows on it, then come on down to Mae’s, 6412 Phinney Ave. N., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for a garage sale.

If you want one of the iconic Graze at Mae’s coffee cups, they’re five bucks each.

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Shepherd’s Counseling Services‘ monthly “Walk for Light” is a way to build community support for prevention and healing of childhood sexual abuse. Meet at Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 6850 E. Green Lake Way N., at 9:15 a.m. Saturday for a walk around Green Lake.

The PNA hosts a For Sale by Owner workshop starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

Ridge Romp children’s entertainment series presents the ever popular Caspar Babypants starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, in the Brick Building. Cost is $4 person (babies in arms are free).

Seattle Folklore Society presents David Roth in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors, children are half price. Reserve seats online or call 206-528-8523.

What can you expect at one of David’s concerts? He ranges from holistic to hilarious, poignant to improbable…think James Taylor meets Jon Stewart.

David cemented his connection to the folk music community on the streets of Greenwich Village in the 1980s. Now in his 26th year of full-time music-making, and with 12 CDs, David’s songs have found their way to Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the Kennedy Center, the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul, & Mary concerts, NASA’s Goddard Space Center (his song, “Rocket Science” went up on the space shuttle Atlantis in 2009), the “Rise Up Singing” Songbook, countless coffeehouses, conferences, concert halls, music camps, and festivals.

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It’s not in our neighborhood, but the city is hosting its annual City Hall Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, at 601 5th Ave. There will be office tours, informational booths hosted by various City departments, Skillet food truck, a circus arts demonstration by The School of Acrobatics, and live music by Massive Monkees. Seattle Public Library will host a story time from 1-1:30 p.m.

Seven-year-old West Seattle resident Lucas Engles-Klann is hosting his fifth annual benefit to help endangered animals on Sunday. It started as a dinner party when he was 3 years old and has now grown to a full-scale auction from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at Woodland Park Zoo’s Education Center. “Dine Out for Animals” features a silent auction, live children’s auction (with little Lucas as the auctioneer), kids game, and baked goods for sale.

This year’s proceeds will help the zoo’s gorillas, Red Pandas and Asian Sloth Bears. There is no cost to attend, and you don’t have to pay to enter the zoo. Enter the Education Center through the zoo’s South Parking lot. Check out Lucas’s Facebook page for daily updates on his favorite animals.

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