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Live music, book exchange, comedy open mic in Phinney-Greenwood this weekend

March 28th, 2014 · Comments

Plenty of fun to be had in a rainy Phinney Ridge and Greenwood this weekend. Here are a few highlights; check out our Events calendar any time for more.

“Conflict & Harmony in the World of Sound organ concert from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, 225 N. 70th St.

PNA Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

“SoulPlay” improve theater arts workshop for women, from 12-2 p.m. Saturday at the PNA, in the Brick Building.

Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., presents “In the Book Of” now through April 26.

At Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., this weekend, the Comedy Womb presents its new monthly showcase, “A Comedy Open Mic at the End of the Universe,” starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. See Seattle’s best amateur comics work on their material.

Open mics are the life blood of any comic, it is where we decide what is funny and what is not, and you, the audience, get to help. Come laugh and be merry. We also have three very special features: Jen Seaman, Parker Postyeni and Keith Carey! Hosted by one of the most dedicated comedians at the Comedy Womb, Meredith Flanders.

Show starts at 7:30pm. There will be a pass the hat at the end of the show to pay our featured comics. Support local artists!

On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Bard-Poet Jim Page returns to the Buzzard for an intimate evening of original songs, jokes, and social commentary. Free. Donations encouraged. Home-baked food and drinks available for purchase.

Downtown Mountain Boys-resizedSeattle Folklore Society presents Downtown Mountain Boys in their CD release concert 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.

Seattle’s Downtown Mountain Boys are the Pacific Northwest’s most exciting and accomplished bluegrass band. Seen for years in such popular Northwest bands as Ranch Romance, Rural Delivery, Rainy Pass, and Who’s Driving?, veteran bluegrassers and recording artists Terry Enyeart (bass, lead and harmony vocals), Dave Keenan (banjo, fiddle, lead and harmony vocals), Don Share (guitar, lead and harmony vocals), Tom Moran (Mandolin), and Paul Elliott (fiddle), have come together to form a match made in musical heaven. Take three-part harmonies that send shivers up your spine, add dazzling instrumental firepower, and you have the sound of The Downtown Mountain Boys: an exciting combination of tight harmonies and red-hot picking; an entertaining, engaging, and witty stage show; and a repertoire that spans beloved standards and high-quality original material. Victory Review calls The Downtown Mountain Boys “The cream of Seattle- area pickers, top teachers, session musicians, and musicologists.”

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