(Thursday night photo by David Hutchinson)
Not the weather so much – the forecast for the weekend is downgraded to “warm” from “sizzling” (that’s still expected early next week) – but hot events aplenty. The original “King Kong” is the second West Seattle Junction Outdoor Movies on the Wall presentation Saturday night – last week’s debut was a hot (free!) ticket so arrive early; the Alki Art Fair hits the beach all weekend; outdoor music at Alki this afternoon, Cafe Rozella tonight, Highland Park Improvement Club‘s big rummage sale and a free showing of “Wizard of Oz” near Westwood Village on Saturday afternoon — plus remember if you’re going downtown for tomorrow night’s parade, there’s an extra Water Taxi run back to West Seattle at 11:30 pm … more than 50 events in all, ahead in this edition of the West Seattle Weekend Lineup, brought to you by Skylark Cafe and Club … here goes!
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ALL WEEKEND: Lincoln Park, Delridge and Hiawatha wading pools open, weather permitting (schedules here)
ALL WEEKEND: See the Mater Matrix Mother and Medium crocheted river near Polliwog Pond
ALL WEEKEND: Movies (and more) at the Admiral Theater
ALL WEEKEND: Colman Pool in Lincoln Park is now on its 7-day-a-week summer schedule
ALL WEEKEND: West Seattle history on display @ Log House Museum at Alki, Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm
ALL WEEKEND: Southwest Pool is open! Swim-session schedule here
ALL WEEKEND: Kayaking and land-sports (bikes, skates) rentals at Seacrest with Alki Kayak Tours
FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Pull This: Summer Print Exhibit at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Geoff Kraus Power Trio live on the Alki Boardwalk, 4:15-5:15 pm (more info here)
FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at C & P Coffee with Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice, 6-8 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: From the West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor): Family Night, 6:30-8:30 pm @ Fauntleroy location. Members: Free Non-members bring canned food for the West Seattle food bank or Diapers for WestSide Baby.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Shakespeare in the Park, “King John,” presented by Greenstage, Camp Long, 7 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: Band Jam 2009, showcase for the area’s top marching bands: “Each band will give a 10-15 minute performance for the visiting bands and spectators. This non-competitive event is intended as an opportunity to celebrate what we all know to be the best part of the parades—the bands— and to foster camaraderie between ensembles.” Participating bands include the All-City Band, Rainbow City Band, Denny Middle School Band, Pacific Northwest Drumline, Cranbrook Girls Bugle Band. Southwest Athletic Complex, gates open 6, performances start at 7. Free!
FRIDAY NIGHT: Sweeney Todd, part of ArtsWest’s summer lineup (full details here), 7:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian with guitarist Amyjo, 8-11 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with The Pioneers of Prime Time TV, Zach Stokes Knows Scholarly Gentlemen, starts at 9 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: JETCITY IMPROV PRESENTS THE PHANTOM PLANET at Admiral Theater, 9 pm. Hilarity ensues when the improv group redubs all dialog and sound effects live over this oh-so-cheesy film. Lead character, astronaut Frank Chapman, played by Dean Fredericks, while traveling though space encounters a race of tiny people on a distant planet. Due to the planet’s unusual atmosphere, he is shrunk to six inches in size. Before he finds the remedy to this situation, he is lured by two beautiful women and decides to help the inhabitants of the planet battle an invading race of monsters known as the Solarites.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Easy Street After Hours live music with By Sunlight, Vaudeville, 9:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music with Wallace Hound and Sink or Swim, Redline Music and Sports
SATURDAY ALL DAY: Community School of West Seattle annual rummage sale, 9 am-5 pm. Organizers say they have tons of stuff, best selection of toys ever, everything “cheap,” fresh homemade muffins, iced tea and coffee!
SATURDAY: Water and Spirit Bike Ride to benefit Family Promise of Seattle, registration starts 6:15 am at St. John the Baptist Church in West Seattle, full details here
SATURDAY MORNING: Schmitz Preserve work party, 9 am-noon (more info here)
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Bike Smart Seattle events continue in West Seattle – July lineup and calendar link here – today, helmet sale during Alki Art Fair, 10 am-2 pm, plus ride around Alki, 10 am
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Longfellow Creek-Brandon Street Natural Area work party (with volunteers including Rat City Rollergirls members!), 10 am-2 pm (full details here)
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON-EVENING: Alki Art Fair, with booths near the Bathhouse and on the boardwalk, 10 am-7 pm
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Highland Park Improvement Club rummage sale, 10 am-3 pm (12th/Holden)
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Duwamish Longhouse Museum open to the public, 10 am-5 pm
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Duwamish Greenbelt work party, 10 am-2 pm (full details here)
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Longfellow Creek-Thistle Street Greenspace work party, 10 am-2 pm (full details here)
SATURDAY MORNING: History Tour of White Center, meet at 17th SW and Roxbury, presented by Southwest Seattle Historical Society, 10:30 am-noon ($5 members/$7 nonmembers)
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Marination Mobile street food truck scheduled to be at 35th/Graham (map) 11 am-2 pm
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Garden Center open at South Seattle Community College, 11 am-3 pm
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Alki Point Lighthouse open for free tours, 1-4 pm
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Medic 2 will be holding an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class at the West Seattle Eagles on Saturday July 25, 2009. Class starts promptly at 1:00PM. This class is open to the public and the cost is free. Please RSVP if you plan to attend so we have enough instructors on hand. You may RSVP by calling (206) 938-4426. The West Seattle Eagles is located at 4426 California Ave SW (next to the Post Office) Please ring the doorbell at front to gain entry.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Daystar Retirement Village is hosting an entirely Oz-themed event open to the public on Saturday, July 25th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. In keeping with the theme of Heart, Brains and Courage, there will be info from and raffle baskets with proceeds to the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer’s Association and Gilda’s Club of Seattle. The 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz” screens at 1:30 p.m. Drop in for a few minutes or stay for the movie, and have a bite to eat in the “Emerald City” dining room! Bring the grandkids, the kids, the parents or grandparents: all are welcome at this open house! Daystar is located at 2615 SW Barton Street, across from the Westwood Village Shopping Centre. (206) 937-6122
SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Closing day for Ama Ama Oyster Bar and Grill in The Junction (WSB coverage here)
SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Last day for Pull This: Summer Print Exhibit at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle Little League 11-12 All-Stars begin state tournament play in Port Orchard, 2:30 pm (more details here)
SATURDAY NIGHT: West Seattle-linked Seattle Derby Brats junior roller derby in a bout at Everett Skate Deck, doors open 5 pm, tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at C & P Coffee with Loveless Estate, 6-8 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction to raise money for Breast Cancer 3Day team featuring West Seattleites, to be held at the Burien Elks, 6 pm (full details on this Evite)
SATURDAY NIGHT: West Seattle Outdoor Movies on the Wall,: King Kong (1933; Not rated), movie short by the National Film Festival for Talented Youth. Presented by: Photography by Sarah Barrick. Pre-show: Save Barbie. Everyone is invited to bring a blanket or chair. Concession will be provided by West Seattle Christian and Coffee to a Tea with Sugar. Raffles for local merchant gift certificates too! All proceeds go to local West Seattle charities. Gates open at 7:00 pm with pre-show fun starting at 8:30 pm. 4400 California Ave SW (map) in the courtyard between Dr. Wolff & Hotwire Online Coffeehouse [WSB sponsor] (In the event of rain, the movie will be moved indoors to 4400 42nd Ave SW, West Seattle Christian Church activity center)
SATURDAY NIGHT: The Listening Room with three musicians, one spoken-word artist and three artists working live at Admiral Theater (more info here)
SATURDAY NIGHT: Shakespeare in the Park, “Comedy of Errors,” presented by Greenstage, Camp Long, 7 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: Brian Marshall Band Live at Shadowland – Original rock music with some covers thrown in for fun! – 10 pm to close. brianmarshallband.com
SATURDAY NIGHT: Seafair Torchlight Parade downtown – with West Seattle represented by (among others) the Hi-Yu Festival float and princesses Sivona Lingle (Hi-Yu) and Keili Geller (Alki Community), 7:30 pm – note an extra Water Taxi run has been added from downtown, 11:30 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: Sweeney Todd, part of ArtsWest’s summer lineup (full details here)
SATURDAY NIGHT: “The TV Follies, Or, How the Boob Tube Got Its Name,” The Olio Players, 8 pm Saturday at Youngstown Arts Center, more at www.seattlegleeclubs.org
SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian, jazz with Karen Kajita, 8-11 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with The Fuzz, Atomic Bride, Hearseburner 9 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: 2nd anniversary party – live music with The Blame, Redline Music and Sports
SUNDAY ALL DAY: Community School of West Seattle annual rummage sale, 9 am-5 pm. Organizers say they have tons of stuff, best selection of toys ever, everything “cheap,” fresh homemade muffins, iced tea and coffee!
SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ The Junction, 10 am-2 pm
SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Alki Art Fair, 10 am-5 pm
SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Bike Smart Seattle events continue in West Seattle – July lineup and calendar link here – today, Kids and Parents Clinic at Southwest Community Center at 10 am; family ride to Lincoln Park leaves Alki at 12:30 pm
SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Free Sunday yoga at SoundYoga (WSB sponsor), 11 am-12:15 pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Authors Judy Lane and Robert Maughan present their new book Keiko & the Crow at a book-signing and reading at CAPERS on Sunday, July 26th from 12-2pm. Keiko & the Crow is a sweet story of a friendship between an energetic Husky puppy and a smart and curious crow. The story wraps around photographs of Keiko and his brother Sekiu in their beloved Northwest playgrounds and beaches. Judy will read from their book on Sunday at 1pm. CAPERS is located at 4525 California Avenue SW in the West Seattle Junction. For questions call the store at 206-932-0371.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Alki Point Lighthouse open for free tours, 1-4 pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Highland Park neighborhood barbecue and kickball event, Highland Park Playfield, 2-6 pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Live music at C & P Coffee with Barnum Jack, 3-5 pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Shakespeare in the Park, “King John,” presented by Greenstage, Lincoln Park, 3 pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: “The TV Follies, Or, How the Boob Tube Got Its Name,” The Olio Players, 3 pm Sunday at Youngstown Arts Center, more at www.seattlegleeclubs.org
SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Big wine-tasting event at South Seattle Community College, full details here, 4-7 pm
SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with The Edison Trait, Kids and Animals, Exohxo, 7 pm
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