West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Christmas Ship edition!

December 11, 2009 at 4:20 pm | In Fun stuff to do, WS culture/arts, WS Weekend Lineup | 2 Comments

christmasShipStanSayres2.jpgTonight, the Our Lady of Guadalupe tree lighting … tomorrow and Sunday nights, the Christmas Ship makes four West Seattle stops … and there’s so much more going on, including Hometown Holidays (co-sponsored by WSB) Sunday #2 with Santa and gift wrap in The Junction – plus the Highland Park Improvement Club holiday bash tomorrow night, Admiral Sings Christmas on Sunday, an extra Plaid Tidings (WSB sponsor) matinee on Saturday … bazaars, sales, concerts, more than SIXTY events/activities in all, holiday and non-holiday, brought to you by Skylark Cafe and Club:


Thanks, Skylark Cafe and Club, for sponsoring the WSWL!

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAYS PAGE (including Christmas tree price check, Christmas light list)

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ALL WEEKEND: Southwest Pool open again

ALL WEEKEND: Movies (and more) at the Admiral Theater

ALL WEEKEND: West Seattle history on display @ Log House Museum at Alki, Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm

ALL WEEKEND: Kayaking and land-sports (bikes, skates) rentals at Seacrest with Alki Kayak Tours

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Expressionist Landscape art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Holiday Wine Tasting & Sale. Award-winning, student-produced wines featured.
Friday, December 11, 3-7 pm
Northwest Wine Academy
Wine & Welding Building
South Seattle Community College
South Seattle Community College’s Northwest Wine Academy invites the public to celebrate the holiday season with a festive wine tasting and holiday bazaar. Featured vintages include the 2008 Chardonnay, which was awarded a silver medal at the prestigious 2009 Tri-Cities Wine Festival. Also available for purchase will be Northwest Wine Academy standouts including the 2008 White Table Wine and newly-released 2007 Cabernet Franc, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2007 Cabernet/Syrah Blend. You’ll also find unique holiday gift baskets with an assortment of wine, holiday goodies and wine accessories. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for the Northwest Wine Academy Wine Club to become eligible for special members-only discounts on bottle and case purchases. There is no charge for membership. The event is free and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located on the South Seattle Community College campus across from Bernie’s Bakery. Parking is available in the North entry parking lot.
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FRIDAY NIGHT: Hanukkah begins at sundown

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at C & P Coffee with Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice, 6-8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Parents Night Out!! 6-10 PM
Lee’s Martial Arts, 3270 A California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136
(206) 938-3375
Take advantage of this time to go on a date! We have pizza, games, popcorn, TKD, and movies for the kids! Cost is $25/child, $40 for 2 siblings. All proceeds go towards our Tuition Assistance program.This event is open to the public!

FRIDAY NIGHT: Iole’s Famous Holiday Biscotti cooking class at West Seattle PCC (WSB sponsor), 6:30 pm (registration info here)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Friday Skate Night is back at Alki Community Center! (Note: There will be no skate night on December 25, 2009 or January 1) Time is from 6:45 pm- 8:45 pm every Friday. Cost is $3 per person. Skates are available on site. For more information please call 206-684 -7430.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Tree lighting at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: Norm Bellas with piano jazz, 7-10 pm, followed by Late Night with DJ Fij (“classic funk and rare grooves”) at 10

FRIDAY NIGHT: “Plaid Tidings: The Holiday Edition of ‘Forever Plaid’” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm (buy tickets online)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), with Mercury 4, The Stiggs, Los Peligrosos, 9 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: “Closing,” play by Dylan Ward, Easy Street Cafe, 9:30 pm (more details here)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shadow Land, starting at 10 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Holiday Bazaar at Southwest Community Center, 9 am-4 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Arts & Crafts Fair at C&P Coffee. Saturday, December 12th from 9 am –3 pm. Featuring unique local arts and crafts for a one day sale at the coffee shop. Jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, holiday items and more.

SATURDAY MORNING: Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail walk from Roxhill Park to the end at SW Yancy Street. Meet up at Roxhill Park at 9 am on Saturday. Bring bus fare for return trip. Check out the trail map at
http://www.longfellowcreek.org/trail/downloads/2005_creek_trail_map.jpg

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Tiger Scouts collecting donations for families of Lakewood Police officers killed two weeks ago, 9 am-5 pm at a table at Holy Rosary Tree Lot (more details here) – also come sign a “thank you” card

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Delridge Natural Area Work Party – GREEN SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP
When? 12/12/09 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where? Corner of Delridge Way SW & SW Graham (Across the street from Chief Sealth
High School) Come be a part of our goal of restoring part of Seattle’s 2500 acres of forested park land. Most of the trees in Seattle are near the end of their natural lifespan and invasive plants have choked out the seedlings that would replace the native trees. Come help us remove invasive plants and then put down a layer of mulch to prepare for planting the next generation of native trees and plants in January/February 2010. The Delridge Natural Area is a beautiful site with the Longfellow Creek meandering through it. Two beaver ponds have developed as well, creating habitat for many different kinds of wildlife. Be sure to wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt and heavy shoes and if you have work gloves bring them as well. I have a supply of gloves as well. Also, bring water and a snack. If you have any questions, please contact me. RSVP appreciated!
Contact: Mike Arizona 206-290-8805
Email: m_a1533@yahoo.com

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Duwamish Greenbelt work party with the Nature Consortium, meet at 14th SW and SW Holly, 10 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Duwamish Longhouse Museum open to the public, 10 am-5 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Holiday High Tea at Blue Willow Luncheonette
1st Seating ~ 11:00am – 11:15
2nd seating ~ 1:00pm – 1:15
Reservations requested call 206-938-0988
High Tea will include a delicious mix of savory items and fresh baked pastries and desserts. Fresh brewed Tea, coffee and sparkling wine or juice also included.
$25.00 per person; children under 12 $20.00 (tax and gratuity not included)
Please call 206-938-0988 for reservations.
Website: http://www.bluewillowcatering.com/special-events.html

SATURDAY MORNING: Endolyne Children’s Choir “Winter Fantasy” concert, St. John the Baptist Church, 11 am

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Santa Paws at the Windermere Fauntleroy office, 11 am-2 pm. Santa Claus is coming to town at the Windermere/Fauntleroy office! Come on in on Saturday, December 12th to take a complimentary photo of your dog, friend, or family member with Santa. We will have food as well as doggie treats provided by West Seattle Dawg. We’ll see you and your loved ones here on 12/12 for this fun event.” More info at westseattlerocks.com. We also have an ongoing blanket drive at our office. We are collecting new or gently used blankets, sheets, or towels for The Sharehouse. The Sharehouse is a non-profit that serves over 1,400 households per year, including veterans, people with disabilities, and single parents.

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON The Hiawatha Tae Kwon Do Club is looking for new members for its ongoing classes at the Hiawatha Community Center in West Seattle. Adults (18 and older) can sign up to learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art known for its fast sparring techniques, dynamic forms, and strong kicks. The club is focused on self-improvement in a non-competitive atmosphere that promotes unity, respect, and indomitable spirit. Classes cost $30/month and meet Mondays & Thursdays 7-8:30pm and Saturdays 11:15am-1:15pm. Beginners are definitely welcome and preferred; new students can join at any time! Check out our website at www.hiawathatkd.org, email hiawathatkd@gmail.com for questions, or call (206) 684-7441 for registration information

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Expressionist Landscape art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Hometown Holidays in The Junction, noon-4 pm, including Santa photos (also this date in The Junction, Windermere offers Santa Paws pet photos – more here), plus complimentary gift wrap with $50+ purchase from participating merchants

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Noon-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays, Santa Claus at Westwood Village in his new digs, the former Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) location on the breezeway (they’ve moved to a new spot next to Chico’s) – bring a food bank donation and your Santa photo is free; bring diapers for WestSide Baby (sizes 3-6 preferred); free gift wrap, with donations going to local nonprofits

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Holiday Wine Tasting & Sale. Award-winning, student-produced wines featured.
Saturday, December 12, 12 noon-4 pm
Northwest Wine Academy
Wine & Welding Building
South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor)
South Seattle Community College’s Northwest Wine Academy invites the public to celebrate the holiday season with a festive wine tasting and holiday bazaar. Featured vintages include the 2008 Chardonnay, which was awarded a silver medal at the prestigious 2009 Tri-Cities Wine Festival. Also available for purchase will be Northwest Wine Academy standouts including the 2008 White Table Wine and newly-released 2007 Cabernet Franc, 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2007 Cabernet/Syrah Blend. You’ll also find unique holiday gift baskets with an assortment of wine, holiday goodies and wine accessories. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for the Northwest Wine Academy Wine Club to become eligible for special members-only discounts on bottle and case purchases. There is no charge for membership. The event is free and open to the public. The Northwest Wine Academy is located on the South Seattle Community College campus across from Bernie’s Bakery. Parking is available in the North entry parking lot.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Ceramic artist, Michael McCullough will be hosting a holiday open house at his studio on Saturday, December 12 from noon-7pm and Sunday, December 13 from noon to 5pm. Michael’s studio is located at 3234 Belvidere Ave SW. You can preview his work at mcculloughceramics.com.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING SPECIALLY FOR CHRISTMAS SHIP WATCHERS: Coming to see the Christmas Ship at Alki? Stop at the Log House Museum first for cookies, cider and free museum tours. The Log House Museum will be open Saturday December 12th, 12 noon until 9:30pm. Come see live Seattle history: The Log House was built in 1904. And don’t forget the Log House Museum when considering a holiday gift. Family or individual Memberships are a great gift that lasts all year!
3003 61st Ave. SW
One block south of Alki
206-938-5293
http://www.loghousemuseum.info

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: “Shoemaker and the Elf” puppet show at Alki Bathhouse, 1 pm (more here)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: From Furry Faces Foundation: Shadow Land is our partner for a new, first time fun-raiser event. On Saturday, Dec. 12th, from 1 pm – 6 pm, Joe and Ben are hosting our ‘Wrap It Up’ event. We have 8 – 10 quality gift wrapping papers for people to choose from, many different types of bows/ribbons, and of course, service with a smile and chuckle. As people are out shopping or running errands through the day, they can drop off gifts for wrapping, picking them up later in the day, or snuggle down into one of the Shadowland’s booths for a fabulous food experience. Shadowland is a 21 and over establishment, therefore we will have an Elf at the door to help Customers that may be not be able to enter, but still want to have gifts wrapped. We also encourage people to bring down any gifts they have at home that aren’t wrapped. How more woofin’ purrfect can it be? They don’t have to buy gift wrap, bows, tape; won’t make a mess at home.; and don’t have to worry about the gift recipient walking in and seeing their gift … and the animals will benefit.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Invitation to local youth: Share your thoughts, opinions, and solutions about the issues today’s youth are facing with the Seattle Youth Commission, formerly the Mayor’s Youth Council, so they can bring these issues to the attention of City Council and the Mayor!! *****Food will be provided!!**** 1 pm, Delridge Community Center

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Join us for the debut of “Room to Grow” Preschool at our Open House on Saturday, December 12th, 2009 from 1-4pm. Meet the teachers, check out our space and enjoy tasty appetizers. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality care and instruction possible. With low student to teacher ratios, children get the individual attention they need to reach their full potential. In addition to our academic goals, we foster social skills by encouraging children to be kind, considerate and respectful of others. Please email Cara at westseattleroomtogrow@gmail.com or call (206) 240-8063 for more information on the program and details about our Open House. Now enrolling for classes beginning Monday, January 4th 2010.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: At Peace Lutheran Church – Come hear about Christmas in England, Sweden, Germany (from three different perspectives), Norway, and the USA. There will be some sharing about the Chinese New Year celebration as well. There will be treats from these countries to sample and Christmas caroling. Please join us for this informal and festive gathering in our Fellowship Hall on the lower level. 1:30-4 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Live holiday music at Providence Mount St. Vincent: 2 pm – St. James Cathedral Carolers

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: “Plaid Tidings: The Holiday Edition of ‘Forever Plaid’” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), 3 pm (buy tickets online)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Argosy Christmas Ship Festival in West Seattle:
FIRST SAILING
CHOIR: Northwest Girlchoir – Vivace
Depart: Pier 55 4:00pm, Return: 6:00pm
4:20-4:40 Pier 66
5:15-5:35 Seacrest Marina*

SECOND SAILING
CHOIR: Canterbury Belles
Depart: Pier 55 8:00pm, Return: 10:20pm
8:50-9:10 Lowman Beach*
9:40-10:00 Alki Beach*

SATURDAY NIGHT: Hanukkah continues at sundown

SATURDAY NIGHT: The Highland Park Improvement Club Holiday Potluck and Dance is a warm tradition that gathers friends and neighbors to celebrate the season by sharing food and good times, and collecting toys for children and food for the food bank.
*Saturday Dec 12*
happy hour at 6:30
*potluck* at 7
*music by Lauren Petrie*
$5/person + food bank donation + unwrapped gift for a child

SATURDAY NIGHT: Also in connection with the Christmas Ship visit – 20 percent off everything at Coastal Boutique on Alki, 7-10 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: Ron Weinstein jazz trio, 7-10 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Team Tracy Breast Cancer 3Day Team Fundraiser: Time: 7 pm – 9:30 pm – Where: Christo’s on Alki – 2508 Alki Ave. – Christo’s is graciously letting Team Tracy take over the place for the evening! We will be doing a Silent Auction (15 items) and a raffle to raise money towards TEAM TRACY for the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk. The restaurant and bar will be open for business with great food and drink specials!!! AND…the Christmas Ships will be on Alki that night from 9:40pm-10pm. You can watch the ships from the comfort (and warmth) of the restaurant, or bundle up and head across the street to the beach. It should be a lot of fun…and will hopefully raise some money for a cause that is SO important!!! Come shop for some fun Christmas gifts – Spread some Holiday Cheer – see the Christmas Ships…eat, drink and be merry!!!

SATURDAY NIGHT: “Princess Angeline” movie premiere at Duwamish Longhouse, 7 pm (much more info here)

SATURDAY NIGHT: “Plaid Tidings: The Holiday Edition of ‘Forever Plaid’” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm (buy tickets online)

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Live music with The Trophies, Del Smpl Wait, Autolite Strike, 9 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: “Closing,” play by Dylan Ward, Easy Street Cafe, 9:30 pm (more details here)

SUNDAY MORNING: Arts and Crafts Co-op Fair at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, during both morning coffee hours

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON-EVENING: The SouthWest Business and Professional Women will be all day (open to close 9am – 10pm) at the Westwood B & N wrapping gifts. The funds raised will fund our scholarship fund for this year. Scholarships are awarded to members of our local community to help them complete or re-enter school. Often our schlarship recipients are single moms or have been displaced in the work force. Please encourage our W Seattle community to come down, do some shopping at Westwood B & N and support this group as it raises funds for this worthwhile cause.

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ The Junction, 10 am-2 pm

SUNDAY MORNING: Company and Prep students from Kathy’s Studio of Dance of West Seattle will be performing their annual Christmas show on Sunday, December 13, 2009 at 10:45am at the Center House (Seattle Center downtown). They will put on a show that is sure to delight all ages!

SUNDAY MIDDAY: At Tibbetts United Methodist Church, Christmas concert by the Eagles band, 11:30 am

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Noon-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays, Santa Claus at Westwood Village in his new digs, the former Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) location on the breezeway (they’ve moved to a new spot next to Chico’s) – bring a food bank donation and your Santa photo is free; bring diapers for WestSide Baby (sizes 3-6 preferred); free gift wrap, with donations going to local nonprofits

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Ceramic artist, Michael McCullough will be hosting a holiday open house at his studio Sunday, December 13 from noon to 5pm. Michael’s studio is located at 3234 Belvidere Ave SW. You can preview his work at mcculloughceramics.com.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle Thriftway reports: Flu shots have been rescheduled and will take place on Dec 13th 12 – 4 p.m. These are only FLU Shots, not H1N1 shots. Flu Shots $30 Pneumonia $50 Most major insurance is accepted.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Lunch at Cafe Revo (WSB sponsor) and kids can hear stories from Babbo Natale (Father Christmas) – today, the Story of St. Lucia – 1-3 pm (and bring a gift for Furry Faces Foundation or WestSide Baby for the giving tree and get 10 percent off your bill)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Bridge Park Holiday Open House with 11-year-old pianist Val Wold!
Sunday, December 13th, 2-4:30 pm
Share in the beauty of the holidays, at our wonderfully decorated community with: music by a child prodigy, holiday refreshments, good cheer and company! Door prizes and FREE Parking too!
Bridge Park Retirement Community
3204 SW Morgan
206-938-6394

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: 2 pm, at the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch Library, downstairs, 2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle; West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice will show RETHINKING AFGHANISTAN, ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding this war, at the Sunday Meaningful Matinee. Free Admission. Discussion afterward. Popcorn for Peace. Juice for Justice. info John 206-932-9522 or jmrepp@comcast.net

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: “Plaid Tidings: The Holiday Edition of ‘Forever Plaid’” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), 3 pm (buy tickets online)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Live music at C&P Coffee with Phil Hansen, 3-5 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: The Esoterics’ 16th season has stood out as one of the group’s most profound to date, exploring the extremes of human expression: love, grief, wonder, and secrets. The season ends with the most spiritual program of the year, offering an alternative to typical Christmas fare, featuring rousing works of master composers Strauss, Schnittke, and Joubert. In painting, CHIAROSCURA refers to the contrast between light and darkness, and how shadows intensify luminosity. Each of these pieces sets verses from a prayer, litany, or meditation (by the likes of Friedrich Rückert and St. Augustine), and reflects how various forms of light and dark — good and evil, known and unknown, truth and falsehood — are at once highly contrasting and inextricably interdependent. The resulting concert, both moving and dramatic, will bring an appropriately
poignant conclusion to The Esoterics’ sixteenth season. Please join The Esoterics for this incomparable choral extravaganza. Sunday 13 December 3:00 PM • West Seattle
Holy Rosary Catholic Church • 4139 42nd Ave SW
Tickets are $20 at the door, $18 in advance, $15 for students, seniors, un(der)employed, and differently-abled. Discounts are available for groups of five or more at $12 per person. Active singers of any choral group may attend for only $10. Advance tickets are available online at www.TheEsoterics.org (through PayPal.com), or reserved by phone at 206.935.7779.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Sunday Market Cocktails, KPLU Jazz Sundays (4-6 pm), Sunday Ribs (“Southside Tony’s Rib Special,” 4 pm “till we run out”) at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor)

SUNDAY EVENING: Admiral Sings Christmas at Admiral Congregational UCC, 4320 SW Hill Street, 932-2928. The West Seattle community is invited to attend Keith Terhune’s “Admiral Sings Christmas ’09” on Sunday, December 13. It’s a “roller coaster” of a holiday sing-a-long chock-full of favorite Christmas songs and carols and fun. Keith’s guests will include jazz legend Overton Berry and the Admiral Choir. Kids of all ages are welcome. Please join us at 4:30 PM for refreshments and pre-concert festivities. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

SUNDAY NIGHT: Hanukkah continues at sundown

SUNDAY EVENING: Live music at C&P Coffee with Mike Buchman & Ron Dalton, 6-8 pm

SUNDAY EVENING: West Seattle Crop Circles meeting, 6000 17th SW. 6:30 pm; more info at gleanit.org. To join the discussion and receive announcements of future Circle dates you can join the yahoo group at
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WestSeattleCropCircle/join

SUNDAY NIGHT: Donald Sosin plays “Chicago,” the classic 1927 silent film at Kenyon Hall, 7 pm

SUNDAY NIGHT: Argosy Christmas Ship Festival in West Seattle:
CHOIR: Soundwave
Depart: Pier 55 5:00pm, Return: 7:50pm
7:10-7:30 Don Armeni*
(asterisk means beach bonfire)

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with The Ascetic Junkies and Quiet By Ten, 8 pm

Are we missing anything? Let us know! And between weekends, keep an eye on our continuously updated Events page.

2 Comments

  1. Does anyone know if the burning ban will include the bonfires for the Christmas Ship tonight?

    Comment by zerodacus — 9:59 am December 12, 2009 #

  2. That is an excellent question and I don’t know if I will be able to reach anyone for an answer before the first one at Seacrest at 5:15, which we’ll be covering and will report on here long before the next two stops – TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:25 am December 12, 2009 #

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