West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Hunka hunka burnin’ fun

It’s not happening in West Seattle – but that’s a West Seattleite, Bret Wiggins, channeling Elvis again this year (the video’s from last year) in the Seattle Invitationals competition for Elvis stylists – happening tonight in SODO, on The King’s birthday (he would have been 75). 8 pm at Club Motor, 1950 First Avenue South. (Advance-ticket discount – go here.) Comedy as well as 20+ “Elvis artists.” Now, segueing to something sort of related to Elvis’s hometown …

That’s a 2008 YouTube clip of Memphis Radio Kings in Ballard — you can see them in West Seattle tomorrow night at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB’s Weekend Lineup sponsor). Also tonight, tomorrow night AND two weekend matinees, it’s “Amahl and the Night Visitors” (COUPON! for 20% off adult admission) – Sunday there’s free yoga from SoundYoga (WSB sponsor) – tonight a luau at Redline Music and Sports; tomorrow, new Junction restaurant Table 35 opens. Note that Marination Mobile will NOT be in High Point tomorrow. And this weekend is your last chance to recycle your Christmas tree for free through the city. More than 40 events/activities in all:

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



ALL WEEKEND: Southwest Pool open

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, THROUGH SUNDAY: Tree recycling through the city – here’s what you need to know:

Recycle Your Holiday Greens! Seattle residents who subscribe to curbside yard and food waste collection can put their trees and greens out on their regular collection day at no extra charge from Dec. 26, 2009 to Jan. 10, 2010. Trees should be cut into sections of six feet long or shorter, with branches trimmed to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks. Sections should be bundled with string or twine.

Trees that are flocked and/or have tinsel or ornaments will be collected as extra garbage. Customers will need to cut the tree into three-foot pieces and each piece will be charged as extra garbage. Each unit of extra garbage costs $7.60. Plastic trees are not recyclable.

Seattle residents can also drop off their holiday trees and greens for free at Seattle Public Utilities’ North and South Recycling and Disposal stations between Dec. 26, 2009 and Jan. 10, 2010. The North Recycling and Disposal Station is located at North 34th Street and Carr Place North. The South Recycling and Disposal Station is located at 2nd Avenue South and South Kenyon Street. The stations are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

To be accepted at the transfer stations, tree sections must be cut to eight feet or less in length and the trunk must be four inches or smaller in diameter. The limit is three trees per vehicle. Only trees without flocking or decoration may be disposed of free of charge.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Art and Poetry exhibit at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor). Art Gallery, open Monday-Friday, noon – 6:30 pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Drunks, Junkies and Saints art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: REDLINE WINTER LUAU PARTY, 6 pm. This is our 5th and people keep coming back for the GREAT food and FUN! **TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN FEAST
Some of the items include…
Kahlua Pig
Lau Lau
Tropical Macaroni Salad
**LIVE REGGAE BAND (no cover!) .. Redline Music and Sports

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

FRIDAY NIGHT: From West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) – Family Night, 6:30-8:30 pm @ West Seattle location. Play together as a family in the Kids Gym and Swim in the pool. Members: Free; non-members bring canned food for the West Seattle Food Bank or diapers for WestSide Baby

FRIDAY NIGHT: Friday Skate Night at Alki Community Center! 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: Live music at The Bohemian: The Gloria Darlings with acoustic folk, 7-10 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” 7:30 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (use this WSB coupon for 20 percent off adult tickets)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), with Randy Hicks and Johnson County, 9 pm

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

SATURDAY: Zumba fitness class starts at Alki Community Center – details here

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in The Junction (WSB sponsor) will be offering H1N1 vaccines this Saturday, January 9th from 9:30 am – 5 pm for $20. Appointments are not needed.

SATURDAY MORNING: Fruit tree expert to teach pruning class in West Seattle orchard. John Reardon,
vice president of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society, will teach a basic fruit tree and kiwi pruning class at his home orchard in the Delridge neighborhood on Saturday January 9, 10 am to noon. This is a rare chance to learn pruning techniques on well-maintained fruit trees and (fuzzless) kiwi vines. John is a passionate lay fruit grower who has taught classes for Plant Amnesty, Seattle Tree Fruit Society and City Fruit. He notes: “I enjoy pruning and training my plants! My goals are to encourage easy picking and to create productive plants. I encourage lots of questions and believe in learning by doing.” Cost is $15 for City Fruit members and $20 general. Register at Brown Paper Tickets or send a check to City Fruit, PO Box 28577, Seattle 98118. City Fruit is an organization that helps urban neighborhoods grow and harvest fruit. In 2009 West Seattle residents donated more than 6,600 pounds of fruit to food banks and meals programs. Healthy trees will produce more—and better—fruit, and pruning a tree is one way to maintain its health and vigor. City Fruit is sponsoring the class; the Phinney Neighborhood Association is a co-sponsor.

Delridge Natural Area Work Party – GREEN SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP
When? 01/09/10 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 is 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: Delridge Natural Area work party, meet at Delridge and SW Graham, 10 am-2 pm

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

SATURDAY MORNING: Grand opening of Table 35 Restaurant/Lounge in The Junction, 10 am

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Marination Mobile street food truck IS NOT IN WEST SEATTLE THIS WEEKEND – at the Mobile Chowdown in Interbay instead

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: The West Seattle Community Clinic (WSB sponsor), along with King County Public Health & the Washington Breast & Cervical Health Program, will be hosting a Free Cancer Screening which includes, a Women’s Health Exam, Pap Test and Mammogram. Women who are 40-64 years old, with limited income, with no health insurance, or insurance with high deductibles are eligible. Our contact information is West Seattle Community Clinic, 9001 35th Ave SW; our phone number is 206-937-9722. The event will be held from 9 am-3 pm.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Drunks, Junkies and Saints art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Introduction to Lushootseed: Want to learn a little of the language spoken by Chief Seattle? Classes begin January 9th at the Duwamish Longhouse. Limited to first 20 students. Language is the gateway to the culture. Learn some of the sounds, words, simple sentences & phases. Saturday, Jan. 9, 23, Feb. 13, 27. , Mar. 13, 27 from 1 to 3 PM. Enroll at (206) 431-1582. Limited to first 20 students. $40 non-refundable, plus some materials (estimated $5). Michael C. Evans (didahalqid), Instructor. More info here.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” 3 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (use this WSB coupon for 20 percent off adult tickets)

SATURDAY NIGHT: From West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) – Parents Night Out, 5:30-10 pm @ West Seattle location, 4515 36th SW. Kids ages 3 months – 12 years have a safe and fun evening at the Y while parents go out or relax at home. $22.50-$30 depending upon child’s age/membership status. Space is limited. Registration required.

SATURDAY EVENING: Live music at C&P Coffee with Ben Fisher, 6-8 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: Norm Bellas with classic jazz piano, 7-10 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: West Seattle dance presented by Hiawatha Community Center, 7 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” 7:30 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (use this WSB coupon for 20 percent off adult tickets)

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Live music with Gunn and The Damage Done, Memphis Radio Kings, Nathan Wade and the Dark Pioneers, 9 pm

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

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Free Sunday Yoga at SoundYoga (WSB sponsor). 11:00 am – 12:15 pm FREE! All levels welcome! Call 206.938.8195 or visit www.soundyoga.com for more information.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Board Game Afternoon at Southwest Branch Library, presented by Friends of SWBL – 1 to 4:30 pm at the library – details in this Facebook event (read more here)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” 3 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (use this WSB coupon for 20 percent off adult tickets)

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

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Sunday Market Cocktails and Sunday Ribs (Southside Tony’s Rib Special “till we run out”) at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor)

SUNDAY NIGHT: Unnatural Causes…Is Inequality Making Us Sick? is a four-hour documentary series divided into seven program segments. The hour-long opening program episode sets out the main themes of the series: health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the six half-hour program segments, set in different ethnic/racial communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives by improving them. http://www.unnaturalcauses.org/ has some more info…
When: 6:00–8 PM, Sunday, January 10th
What: We’ll watch 3 half hour segments.
Where: 5637 30th Ave SW, (4 houses north of SW Juneau St., top of Snake Hill)
Please: Call so we can expect you. 932-4371
Bring: Yourselves. Vegetarian chili provided.

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with Death Star, Go Slowpoke, Hurricane Lanterns, 7 pm

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

2 Replies to "West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Hunka hunka burnin' fun"

  • tg January 8, 2010 (5:02 pm)

    the PeeWee fields will never be the same for me….

  • WTF January 9, 2010 (8:08 pm)

    in his later years

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