Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in the neighborhood this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.
The Guitar Store, 8300 Aurora Ave. N., is hosting legendary ska band The English Beat at noon on Friday.
Come meet Dave Wakeling at the store as he is in promoting the current US tour. The Beat will be playing at The Showbox that night. You can purchase tickets for the show here. http://www.showboxpresents.com/events/detail/246452
There will be a commercial that will be filmed during the event for www.dropcam.com so you may soon be able to see yourself on the TV machine and be able to prove to your friends back in Kansas that yes things are just a little more happening here in Seattle.
Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B – Film Screening & Live Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Seattle Folklore Society presents Roy Zimmerman at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Cost is $16 general, $14 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price.
Roy Zimmerman sings satirical songs – original songs about class warfare, creationism, same-sex marriage, guns, marijuana, abstinence, Republicans (a lot of songs about Republicans), ignorance, war, and greed. In twelve albums over twenty years, and on stages, screens, and airwaves across America, Zimmerman has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, he has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records, and he is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post.
Phinney Neighborhood Association 24th annual Wine Taste, from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 for PNA members, $30 general public, $10 for designated drivers.
Bitter Lake Community Center is hosting a flapjacks fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, at 13035 Linden Ave. N. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat flapjacks, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee for $5 per person. Senior tickets are $4 and children 3 years old and younger eat for free. Proceeds go to the center’s scholarship fund so that families in need can participate in programs and activities.