West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Spring Equinox edition

March 19, 2010 at 3:00 pm | In Fun stuff to do, WS culture/arts, WS Weekend Lineup | Comments Off

wswllicon3.pngAfter a fab Friday night (check out the All-Access Showcase at Youngstown Arts Center starting at 6 tonight), many great ways to celebrate spring (which arrives at 10:32 am our time Saturday) – there’s a plant sale, a meeting about the potential West Seattle Community Orchard, two spring cleanups (Delridge on Saturday and Highland Park on Sunday) … West Seattle Hi-Yu‘s Tea and Silent Auction is Saturday … this weekend we also have WSB sponsors with special events, both on Sunday: Free yoga at SoundYoga and a gold-buying event at Northwest Gold Exchange/938.GOLD, and ArtsWest is into the second weekend of “Sunlight” … From tonight through Sunday, more than SIXTY! events/activities on our list, sponsored by Skylark Cafe and Club, where you’ll find FREE live music and rockin’ food:

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

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: “live + work” exhibit at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor). Art Gallery, open Monday-Friday, noon – 6:30 pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Relics of Light art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle High School boys’ varsity baseball vs. Blanchet at Lower Woodland, 3:30 pm; Chief Sealth soccer vs. Rainier Beach; Chief Sealth boys’ varsity baseball vs O’Dea


All-Access Winter Showcase at Youngstown Arts Center – be there

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

FRIDAY NIGHT: Friday Skate Night at Alki Community Center! It’s every Friday through Friday, May 15, 2009, except for furlough days. 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: Eric Johnson with blues piano, 7-10 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: National New Plays Network world premiere of “Sunlight” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm (tickets available online)

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), with 3 Ninjas/The Crazy Boy Floyds, Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount, The Good Luck Number, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)

FRIDAY NIGHT: At Redline Music and Sports:
Bucket O’ Ribs! $9.99

FRIDAY NIGHT: DJ Tony B, Rocksport, 10 pm

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

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shipwreck Tavern, Pickled Okra

SATURDAY: West Seattle Boy Scouts collecting food door-to-door – if you got a door hanger, put your donation out today (more details here)

SATURDAY: Snoqualmie Ice Cream tasting at PCC West Seattle (WSB sponsor)

SATURDAY: Garage (etc.) sale season back – check here for listings (or, list yours)!

SATURDAY ALL DAY: Ride the Seattle Ski Shuttle (leaves West Seattle at 8 am) to snow! snow! snow! Details here

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Duwamish Greenbelt work party with the Nature Consortium, 8 am-4 pm

SATURDAY MORNING: Street Scramble at Alki Beach, 9:30 am (streetscramble.com)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: *Native Plant Sale to Benefit Wildlife* Go Natives! Nursery will have a spring native plant sale just west of the PCC on Saturday March 20th (as they have in the past) to benefit the West Seattle Backyard Wildlife Program. Last year’s sales resulted in the donation of over $400 worth of plants to the project along Alki. the sale will run from 10am to 5pm. The sale will be at the home of Rick and Brenda at 3225 47th Ave SW – follow the signs from CA and Admiral Way. Pre-orders can be called into Don Norman at 542-1275 and plants picked up on Saturday. For a list of inventory, check out www.gonatives.com Advice on converting your yard to make it wildlife friendly is free!

SATURDAY MORNING: Meeting to help organize new coop preschool at Youngstown Arts Center, 10 am in the north end – read this item for more details including who to RSVP to and where to join the meeting

SATURDAY MORNING: Come join the fun! We’ll pick up the trash around the playground and beyond depending on how many people participate.
When: March 20th from 10am-12pm
Where: Delridge Community Center Playground, 4501 Delridge Way S.W.
Why: With our new playground, and unusually warm weather this year, the playground and surrounding park is getting littered with trash. With budget cuts, the Parks Department is unable to keep it picked up regularly. The flower beds haven’t been weeded since the Playground Build Day last July, so if you have some gardening tools you can pull weeds too. Let’s work together and have fun! All ages are welcome. We’ll provide some coffee and hot chocolate to warm you up. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Prizes will be awarded – the very last chance to own a Heart Delridge Tee Shirt!

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Brandon Street Natural Area-Longfellow Creek work party, 10 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Camp Long work party, 10 am-1 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Free tax help at Southwest Library, 10:30 am-4 pm (more info here)

SATURDAY MORNING: Roving Reptile Man, Fabulous Family Fun Series at High Point Community Center, 10:30 am (details here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: South Seattle Community College Garden Center open 11-3 (north end of campus) (see the full season schedule here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Marination Mobile street food truck is back in West Seattle today – 35th and Graham, 11 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING: Community chat with School Board rep Steve Sundquist, High Point Library, 11 am

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Third Saturday Free Walks in SouthWest Seattle
Ages 1 and older
The Swamp Lanterns should be poking their heads out from their loooong winter’s rest. Don’t miss the first wildflower of spring! Enjoy the sight and SCENT of bright yellow “Swamp Lanterns” in one of the best kept secret hiking spaces in West Seattle.
Location: Fauntleroy Park
Course #50821 March 20 Sat 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

SATURDAY MORNING: 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 7-8:30 pm and Saturdays 11:15 am-1:15 pm. 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: Benefit brunch for Family Promise of Seattle, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, with folk music, noon-2 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Relics of Light art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Mary Shaver Marionettes Present: Cinderella & the Bug Brigade
Saturday, 3/20/10
1-2 p.m.
Alki Bathhouse, 2701 Alki Ave. S.W.
Activity Fee: $5/person each show
Tickets can be bought at Alki Community Center by calling 206 -684 -7430 or register online at www.seattle.gov/parks.

Ages 1 and older
Search in the pond and under logs in the woods for both our Long-toed and Northwestern Salamanders. Also Red-backed and Ensatina salamanders. Beetles, slugs and other critters will be found too! Please register by March 19
Instructor: Stewart Wechsler
Course #49145 March 20 Sat 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Adult Fee $8.00, Child Fee $6.00

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle High School coed track at West Seattle Stadium, vs. Academy Relays, 3:30 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at C&P Coffee with Kings of Side Two, 6-8 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: White Center Third Saturday Art Walk – more details at whitecenterforthearts.org

SATURDAY NIGHT: NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen will host a Spring Equinox sunset viewing at Solstice Park (full details here)

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

SATURDAY NIGHT: Camp Long Owl Hoot
Ages 4 and older
Join us for a dusk-to-dark owl prowl through Camp Long’s woodland. Early winter is courtship time! Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight. Please pre-register by March 19/10
#49137 March 20 Sat 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Adult Fee $8.00, Child Fee $6.00

SATURDAY NIGHT: National New Plays Network world premiere of “Sunlight” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm (tickets available online)

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Live music with The Moires, Donerail, Space Hotel, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Redline Music and Sports:
“House Night” with Nite Crew Productions

SATURDAY NIGHT: DJ Tony B, Rocksport, 9 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shipwreck Tavern, Blackbird Orchestra, Nathaniel Johnstone, Civita and Ockham’s Razor

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shadowland: Bobby Malvestuto with Josiah Sumerlin

SUNDAY: Garage (etc.) sale season back – check here for listings!

SUNDAY: Highland Park Spring Clean!
10 am to 5 pm
Highland Park Improvement Club*
We will be planting street trees, building a new kiosk/sign, cleaning tables and chairs and walls and more, plus we will have equipment and bags for picking up litter in the neighborhood. Please join us! Bring gloves and whatever gear might be appropriate. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

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

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Little League players’ clinic, majors and minors, starts 10 am, Bar-S

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: GOLD BUYING EVENT at Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) in Westwood Village in partnership with Northwest Gold Exchange/206.938.GOLD (WSB sponsor), 11 am-5 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Seattle Humane Society Maxmobile pet adoption event at Next-to-Nature in The Junction, 11 am-3 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: SoundYoga (WSB sponsor) offers free Sunday yoga, 11 am-12:15 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Live music at C & P Coffee with Jamtime, 1-4 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle Room to Grow Preschool (westseattleroomtogrow.com) is hosting a Spring Open House on Sunday, March 21st from 1-4pm. Check out our space, enjoy refreshments and meet the teachers and current students. Children are welcome! Now enrolling for Spring, Summer and Fall sessions. Room to Grow Preschool fosters social skills by encouraging children to be kind, considerate and respectful of others. Low student to teacher ratios, for children ages 2 1/2 and older. Email Cara Starnes at westseattleroomtogrow@gmail.com or call (206) 240-8063 for our location and more information on the program.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival Spring Tea and Silent Auction, 2 pm (more details here)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: National New Plays Network world premiere of “Sunlight” at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), 3 pm (tickets available online)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: 3 pm Sundays, board games at Starbucks in Morgan Junction – some will be there, but you’re welcome to bring your own!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) – Market Cocktails and the fabled Rib Special (5 pm “till we run out” – and don’t let the sidewalk work keep you out – just enter through the back door!)

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with Polar Animation, Hella Sunshine, Killer Cupid, music starts 7 pm (live & no cover, as always)

SUNDAY NIGHT: From Community Harvest of Southwest Seattle: Planning is continuing on a Community Orchard for West Seattle, and it’s time to get more input from you – the West Seattle Community. We have found a site for our first orchard, have identified a potential funding source, and now we would like to hear your ideas – in person.
Come to a Community Orchard IDEAS meeting:
Sunday, March 21
Duwamish Co-housing Common House
6000 17th SW
This is an opportunity to learn more about the project (short term and long term) and share your ideas of what sorts of things to include in our plans. We welcome everyone to this meeting.join in the blossoming of ideas for growing an even greater abundance of local fruit.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON & NIGHT: At Redline Music and Sports:
**5 for $5 MENU**
-5 options for 5 Bucks!
BUILD-UR-OWN Bloody Mary Bar!!!!

South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor) Community Choir Concert
“It’s for the Birds”
This show is free and open to the public. Please plan to attend and support our students!!
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: OLY (lecture and recital hall) room 120

SUNDAY NIGHT: Ladies Night at The Bohemian with bartender “Corner Inn Lynne,” 7 pm-midnight

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

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