West Seattle Weekend Lineup: HONK Fest, Water Taxi party, more!

April 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm | In Fun stuff to do, WS culture/arts, WS Weekend Lineup | 3 Comments

wswllicon3.pngThe Junction fills with music on Sunday afternoon as HONK Fest West brings the third of its three days to our side of the bay (California SW will be closed between Oregon and Alaska) … Sunday is also when the King County Water Taxi (WSB sponsor) throws its grand-opening party, including free rides ALL DAY … And there’s a HUGE number of benefit events this weekend – a fundraiser for Jade West Café proprietor Wah Wong and family, “Borscht and Bagels” for Delridge Produce Cooperative, Dog Makeovers for the Cure, The Kenney‘s annual brunch, WSUUs gala dinner, WSHS Grad Night‘s car wash, two animal-advocacy groups teaming up … And to help your summer planning, check out the High Point Youth Activities Fair. Click ahead to see the whole lineup, because from now through Sunday, more than SEVENTY! events/activities are on the 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!



FRIDAY NOTE: Community centers and pools closed because of Seattle Parks furlough day (details here)

ALL WEEKEND: Southwest Pool open Saturday-Sunday (but closed Friday for furlough day)

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: Student Art Exhibit at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor). Art Gallery, open Monday-Friday, noon – 6:30 pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Contemplating Nothingness art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: Humane Society Maxmobile at Westwood Village Pet Pros with adoptable pets 2-5 pm (more here)

FRIDAY NIGHT: The West Seattle Lions Club presents its 16th annual garden sale:
Friday April 9, 5 pm–8 pm, also Saturday April 10, 9 am–3 pm at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at C&P Coffee with Alan Ehrlich, 6-8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: NO Friday Skate Night at Alki Community Center, since it’s a furlough day and community centers are closed

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

FRIDAY NIGHT: “The Miss Firecracker Contest” by Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor), set in a rural Southern town during a 4th of July beauty pageant, Youngstown Arts Center, 7:30 pm (tickets available online)

FRIDAY NIGHT: What an array of talent will grace the stage at Kenyon Hall this Friday night at 8 P.M. Lyric tenor Jadd Davis returns, with baritone Branden Edwards, and sopranos Sarah Fletcher and Madeline Bersamina, all accompanied by pianist Danny Sullivan, in an eclectic recital showcasing art songs, opera arias and show tunes. The singers are young and full throated, and the repertoire they’ve chosen features favorite selections by opera composers Britten, Bizet, Dvorak, Floyd, Bellini, Verdi, and Massenet; musical theatre tunesmiths Jerry Bock, Meredith Willson, Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers, and Leonard Bernstein; jazz legend Duke Ellington, and sublime art songs of Brahms and Schubert. Reserved table seats are $14. Row seats are $12 general and $10 students/seniors. Make a reservation and receive a $2 discount on row seats. Youngsters 18 and under will be admitted free of charge. To make a reservation, e-mail kenyonhall@earthlink.net. You’ll receive a return e-mail confirming your reservation. We accept cash and checks at the door only. Doors open at 7:30.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), with The Glad Girls, Crown Aruba, Open Choir Fire, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)

FRIDAY NIGHT: At Redline Music and Sports (WSB sponsor):
Sickamore Live!

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, Aunt Jamama’s Big Band Vigilantes and Andrew Woods

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

SATURDAY (AND SUNDAY): Realtors’ “National Open House Weekend” – look for blue balloons! You can search for open houses through various sites including this one

SATURDAY (AND SUNDAY): Grand opening celebration at Cafe Osita, in Sunrise Heights. 7349 35th SW. 8 am-3 pm both days, free baked goods, $2 eight-ounce lattes, 50-cent drip coffee. Guests can enjoy a free coffee or tea beverage on their birthday. Soup and sandwiches also available.

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Food Bank board members and volunteers collecting donations at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), 9 am-4 pm

Each day, nearly 900 people must register to give blood through the Puget Sound Blood Center in order to meet the local on-going need. When you donate you are helping a friend, family member, coworker, neighbor or a stranger. Please consider donating:
Saturday April 10th
West Side Presbyterian Church
3601 California Ave SW
9:00 am to 3:00 pm (closed 11am-12pm)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: The West Seattle Lions Club presents its 16th annual garden sale:
Saturday April 10, 9 am–3 pm
at the West Seattle Senior Center, 4217 SW Oregon

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: High Point Summer Youth Activities Fair, 10 am-1 pm (more here) – come see all the options for West Seattle youth this summer!

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Check for schedule of West Seattle work parties with Green Seattle Network – your nearest park/greenspace NEEDS YOU!

SATURDAY MORNING: First meeting of West Seattle Blockwatch Captains Network, Giannoni’s Pizza in Westwood Village, 10 am (see the Facebook event invite here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Cometa Playschool is hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 10th from 10 am to 12 noon. Cometa is located in the Admiral District at 3212 California Avenue SW and is currently enrolling for Summer Camps and the 2010-2011 school year, as well as a new Toddler class on Friday mornings.

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Opening date (confirmed) for West Seattle Runner at Charlestown Center (California/Charlestown), second floor, chair massages plus running coach and physical therapist on site, 10 am-7 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: To benefit GRAD NIGHT 2010, sponsored by West Seattle High School PTSA: THE BEST CAR WASH IN WEST SEATTLE!!! West Side is the BEST SIDE!!!!! Across from PCC at 3000 California SW …from 10 am to 2 pm. Keep your money in WS, our kids safe on Grad Night, our fish safe, and get a free Latte Coupon from Hotwire, plus enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee courtesy Starbucks drive thru while you visit with your neighbors!!! Could it be any better? A bake sale you say? OK…we’ll see what we can do!!! contact: cviger@comcast.net, 718-2442

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Master Gardeners’ second appearance in White Center/West Seattle – here’s the full season schedule: The King County Master Gardeners will have their table set up at the West Seattle Farmer’s Market every Sunday beginning April 25th until September 26th (with the exception of May 2nd, May 30th, July 4th, and September 5th) from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM. They are there to answer your gardening questions, give gardening advice, and help diagnose gardening problems. They also have a clinic at McLendon’s Hardware (in White Center) on Saturdays until September 25th (with the exception of May 1st, May 29th, July 3rd, & Sept. 4th) from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Free tax help at Southwest Library, 10:30 am-4 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Nursery open house, 11 am-3 pm, bring a tool to donate to the new West Seattle Tool Library and get a coupon for a WSN 20% discount, also note the schedule of speakers – all on the WSN website

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Pet adoption event at Pet Elements in Morgan Junction with Animals First Foundation and Furry Faces Foundation, 11 am-3 pm. Here are some of the animals looking for forever homes: George the dog and these three cats.

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: 4th annual Kenney Foundation Fundraising Brunch at The Kenney, starting with silent auction and champagne bar at 11 am in the main lobby, followed by brunch in the Community Rooms. $100 suggested donation “but any amount is greatly appreciated.” RSVP ASAP 206-933-2739. Emcee David Haack from Mercury Pharmacy, keynote speaker Deb Murphy, CEO of Aging Services of Washington.

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

SATURDAY MORNING: Free Tai Chi & QiGong Class
Saturday, April 10th at 11 am
At the Delridge Library Community Room
Instructor Viola Brumbaugh of Wise Orchid Martial Arts will share with you the Yang Style Simplified (24) form and some basic Tai Chi warm ups to improve flexibility, circulation, and balance, and QiGong exercises for health, longevity, relaxation and focus. All ages, experience levels, and physical abilities welcome. Cultivate health of body, mind, and spirit, and have fun through the exploration of Tai Chi and QiGong. For more information, call 206-321-0613 or visit www.wise-orchid.com

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

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-EVENING: Final day for Contemplating Nothingness art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Friends of the Animals Foundation auction: The auction will be a joint one with Feral Cat Assistance and Trapping and will be held at the RockSport (behind Super Supplements) on Saturday, April 10th from 2-5pm. “Let’s Fix The Problem Together.” More info here!

SATURDAY NIGHT: At the 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. $15-35 depending upon child’s age & membership status. Space is limited. Registration required.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Hungarian Buffet and Ethnic Dancers: The Partner Church Ministry of East Shore Unitarian Church and Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation will host its annual gala from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 Saturday, April 10, in the East Shore UU sanctuary. A traditional Hungarian buffet will be served, and we’ll enjoy entertainment from the Kisbetyárok Family Dancers. The Rev. Leon Hopper will speak about the history of the partnership as we celebrate 20 years. The event is a fundraiser for the Partner Church Ministry and will benefit our three partner congregations, one in Romania and two in India. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students ages 12 to 18. Children 11 and younger will be admitted free. Reservations are required and may be made after services or by contacting Elizabeth Kelley at elizakelley@gmail.com or 425-301-6426.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at C&P Coffee with Ronnda Cadle, 6-8 pm

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

SATURDAY NIGHT: Swing it! West Seattle Community Dance
/*Part of our Ongoing 2nd Saturday Dance Series*/
Saturday, April 10th, 7-10pm
Hiawatha Community Center
2700 California Ave SW
7-8pm– Beginning Swing Lesson- (no partner or experience required,)
8-10pm– Dance to Swing, Waltz, Blues and More!
Don’t know how to dance? Don’t worry, Mini-lessons throughout the evening to keep you dancing!
Singles and couples welcome- It’s a great way to meet new people!
Warm Friendly community!
Lesson and Dance- $12, Lesson or dance Only- $8 /Daycare Available for a very modest fee!/
Instructor and DJ- Lilli Ann Carey _www.danceforjoy.biz 206-264-5646 To find us, follow /DANCE!/ signs from California and Lander. *Sponsored by* *Seattle Parks and Recreation & Hiawatha Advisory Council 206-684-7441

SATURDAY NIGHT: “The Miss Firecracker Contest” by Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor), set in a rural Southern town during a 4th of July beauty pageant, Youngstown Arts Center, 7:30 pm (tickets available online)

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Live music with Carousel, Dead Americans, We Wrote the Book on Connectors, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)

SATURDAY NIGHT: DJ Tony B, Rocksport, 9 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shipwreck Tavern, Brad Yaeger and the Country Gentlemen

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shadowland

SATURDAY NIGHT: Redline Music and Sports (WSB sponsor)
Live Music No Cover!

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

SUNDAY: “National Open House Weekend” continues – look for blue balloons! You can search for open houses through various sites including this one

SUNDAY: Grand opening celebration at Cafe Osita, in Sunrise Heights. 7349 35th SW. 8 am-3 pm, free baked goods, $2 eight-ounce lattes, 50-cent drip coffee. Guests can enjoy a free coffee or tea beverage on their birthday. Soup and sandwiches also available.

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Dog Makeovers and Bake Sale for the Cure
Muttley Crew for the cure!
Dogs deserve to be pampered too! Come have your dog washed and nails clipped to help support the 3 day for the cure. Canine and human treats available at bake sale while you wait! All by donation only, call and make an appointment! This is a fundraiser for the Trippin’ Ta Ta’s and to support the Cure for Breast Cancer. All donations help support finding a cure.
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Location: Muttley Crew Cuts 4200 SW Admiral Way Suite C Seattle (West Seattle)
Contact Info: Muttley Crew Cuts 206.932.6888

SUNDAY MORNING: Be part of the crew for the annual spring clean-up of Fauntleroy’s Cove Park on Sunday, April 11, 9 AM – noon. Your weeding expertise for even an hour would be a big help. Bring your kids, neighbors, and favorite weeding tools. Coordinated by Ann Dawson (garyann@quidnunc.net).

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

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: “Unofficial first ride” for West Seattle Spokespeople, 10 am-1 pm – details here

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: King County Water Taxi celebration, noon-2 pm (more here) – free rides all day! – program at 12:30 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Fundraiser for Jade West Café proprietor Wah Wong and son Jason, injured by a drunk driver in December, noon-4 pm today – see this WSB story for details

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Honk Fest West shuts down California SW between Oregon and Alaska for a musical street party, multiple venues, noon-5 pm, free!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: At Redline Music and Sports (WSB sponsor):
BRUNCH 12 -3
$5 Menu!
BUILD-UR-OWN Bloody Mary Bar!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Board Game Afternoon at Southwest Library, 1 pm (here’s the Facebook invite)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Kathy’s Anti-Inflammatory Diet Class at the Kenney.
Sundays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2 (NOT May 9), May 16, 2010 at 1:00 to 2:30 PM.
Read about Kathy’s Diet here:
Cost: $125 for the 5-week series
Register for class here:


In a five (5) week series of classes, you will learn the causes of inflammation and how to reduce it. As inflammation is reduced, people often experience improved sleep, reduced aches and pains, improved health, overall weight loss, lowered cholesterol and reduced sinus congestion.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: West Seattle Art Club celebrates its centennial with a Centennial Tea, West Seattle Library, 2-4 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: “Borscht and Bagels” get-together for Delridge Produce Cooperative at SW Youth and Family Services HQ, 2:30 pm (more details here)

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

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: “The Miss Firecracker Contest” by Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor), set in a rural Southern town during a 4th of July beauty pageant, Youngstown Arts Center, 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

SUNDAY NIGHT: Public Opera will be performing at Table 35 in West Seattle on Sunday April 11th for one show starting at 6 pm. Come and enjoy the delicious, varied menu at Table 35 and the soaring voices of opera! Our singers will be: Barbara Smith Jones, Victoria Chaussee, Gino Lucchetti and Misha Myznikov. Reservations are highly recommended please call 206-407-3474. Table 35 is located at 4752 California Ave SW in West Seattle No Cover!! For more information email info@publicopera.com

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with ADHD, The Whole Bolivian Army, Way South, music starts 7 pm (live & no cover, as always)

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.


  1. You might want to check that link to Shadowland. I was directed to a fishing group in Michigan. :)

    Comment by Amanda L. — 2:40 pm April 9, 2010 #

  2. Thanks, looks like there was one bad link in there, fixed.

    Comment by WSB — 2:50 pm April 9, 2010 #

  3. I went to HONK Fest up in Fremont tonight and it was great fun! Recommended.

    Comment by datamuse — 11:27 pm April 9, 2010 #

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