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Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl, live music, winter festival in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

December 6th, 2013 · Comments

Here are a few highlights of events happening in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar for more.

Beppa is hosting its Holiday Sale from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 7700 6th Ave. NW. Buttons, jewelry and more will be on sale.

Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., presents garage rock by The Know Nothingz, Indecisive Rhythm and Three Legged Dog at 8 p.m. Friday; and blues/rock from The Swamp Dogs and The Scotch Tops at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents Jazz First Fridays with New Ronin 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday; “Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary and Poems” author reading and discussion with Esther Helfgott at 3 p.m. Sunday; and Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The 2nd annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl hits more than 20 bars in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Purchase a wrist band for $20 (or $15 with two cans of food) to support the Greenwood Food Bank and get drink specials at pubs throughout the neighborhood. A special trolley will run up and down Phinney-Greenwood avenues from 6-11 p.m.

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s 33rd annual Winter Festival runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 6532 Phinney Ave. N. with more than 100 artists and crafts vendors, hundreds of musicians and dancers, and treat for sale.

Students at nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826 Seattle will read from their latest edition of “What to Read in the Rain” at the anthology’s publishing party from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at 8414 Greenwood Ave. N.

Broadview Thomson K-8 is having its annual Holiday Tree Sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 13052 Greenwood Ave. N.

And if you’re heading downtown this weekend, be prepared for crazy crowds and traffic. The 27th Annual Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition is Friday evening in and around Westlake Center Plaza (some surrounding streets will be closed). Pearl Jam also performs Friday night at Key Arena. On Sunday morning, some downtown streets will be closed for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. And Aurora Avenue/Highway 99’s Battery Street Tunnel will be closed from midnight Friday to 5 a.m. Monday; traffic will be diverted to I-5.

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