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Artwalk, Top Ten Toys grand reopening, live music in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

April 11th, 2014 · Comments

Here are a few highlights of what’s happening in Greenwood-Phinney Ridge this weekend. Check our Events calendar any time for more.

Friday night is the monthly Art Up PhinneyWood Artwalk at dozens of art galleries and other businesses in Phinney Ridge and Greenwood. The artwalk officially runs from 6-9 p.m., but many businesses are open later. Illumination Learning Studio, 7720 Greenwood Ave. N., Suite 101, presents surrealist collages of found paper fragments by Melanie Reed. School of Rock, 106 N. 85th St., features folk art acrylic paintings by Tom Swanson, plus several “art cars” and School of Rock’s house band. Photographer Pauline Smith presents “Night Study” at In The Red Wine Bar, 6510 Phinney Ave. N. Smith used a Holga and a Pentax K1000 and a tripod, setting exposures from 15 seconds to several minutes to create dream-like scenes.

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Taproot Theatre, 204 N. 85th St., continues its run of “In the Book Of” through April 26.

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents a Pacific NW Folklore Society concert with Dale Russ and Michael Saunders at 7:30 p.m. Friday; Sing with Kate Power & Steve Einhorn at 12 p.m. Saturday; Steve Barsotti, Peter Comley, Susie Kosawa in a Seattle Phonographers Union Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; and Kenny Mandell’s Music Improv Session with Randy Doak and Lamar Lofton at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Seattle School Boardmember Sherry Carr will meet with District II constituents from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Community Church, 8023 Green Lake Dr.

Top Ten Toys will celebrate its grand reopening at 120 N. 85th St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a raffle, crafts, face painting, nail art, temporary tattoos, games, and two magic shows by Evan Reynolds.

Seattle Folklore Society presents Ellis Paul in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., in the Brick Building. Tickets are $20 general, $17 SFS/PNA members and seniors; kids half price.

Empty Sea Studios, 6300 Phinney Ave. N., presents Jeff Campbell and Andrew Norsworthy at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10 in advance, $14 at the door.

Woodland Park Zoo Tree Walk at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for children and parents. Meet at the zoo’s west plaza. The walk is free, but zoo admission is required. If you can’t make it, the Tree Walk is also available for download from Seattle reLeaf, and also can be found on the Zoo’s app for smart phones.

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