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Artwalk, Summer Streets, Tequila Fest, Street Soccer Tournament, live music and theater in Greenwood-Phinney this weekend

August 8th, 2014 · Comments

It’s going to be a very busy weekend in Greenwood and Phinney Ridge. Here are some highlights; check our Events calendar any time for more.

First up is the Phinney Farmers Market, from 3-7 p.m. Friday, in the upper parking lot of the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., with fresh fruits, veggies, bread, flowers, popsicles, ice cream and several dinner options.

From 6-9 p.m. Friday is the monthly Art Up Artwalk. Dozens of art galleries and businesses will host artists in various mediums. Check the artwalk website for a full list of participating venues and artists.

Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is the annual PhinneyWood Summer Streets event, which will close down Greenwood Avenue to cars from 67th to 87th streets. A-1 Pianos will have several pianos in the street for people to play; Couth Buzzard Books will hand out free children’s books, and Madeline Berman will help folks create beautiful chalk art on the sidewalk and in the street; Greenwood Food Bank volunteers will collect canned food for a huge pyramid; plus there’s live music at several venues, and a street soccer tournament in front of Naked City Brewery. Check out the Summer Streets website for a full list of activities and a map. (Because of the street closure, Metro Transit will reroute Route 5 buses from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Check the alternate route here. Cross streets of North 65th, North 80th and North 85th will remain open.) You also can check out the event’s Facebook page.

On Saturday at Woodland Park Zoo it’s Asian Wildlife Conservation Day. There will be special keeper talks, kids’ crafts and coloring activities, a free raffle ticket for a chance to win one-of-a-kind zoo prizes, including a painting by the zoo’s orangutan, Towan.

Taproot Theatre continues its productions of “Jane Eyre, the musical” and “The Amish Project.”

Northwest Tequila Fest is 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the Phinney Neighborhood Association, 6532 Phinney Ave. N.

It’s the last weekend of the Gumshoe 5K Walk, a scavenger hunt through the neighborhood that raises money for the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Food Bank and Greenwood Elementary School PTA.

The Gumshoe Answer Man will be leaving Ken’s Market at 9 am Sunday, the last day of the event, to walk the Gumshoe route and, while he won’t answer any clue questions outright, he will pause at clue answer locations to utter meaningful grunts to any and everyone who wants to tag along!

Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., presents The Fire Inside – a Pacific NW Folklore Society coffeehouse concert, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sing with Kate Power and Steve Einhorn from 12-1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jim Page in 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.

GreenStage presents “All’s Well That Ends Well” from 3-4 p.m. Sunday at Sandel Park, 9053 1st Ave. N.

Tim’s Tavern, 602 N. 105th St., presents Acoustic Open Mic at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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