West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Sports Swap, park meeting, more…

April 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm | In Fun stuff to do, WS culture/arts, WS Weekend Lineup | 3 Comments

wswllicon3.pngWide variety of events on the list this time around: The newsiest event will be the third public meeting for the West Seattle (Westcrest) Reservoir Park project, 10 am at Southwest Community Center (here’s one of our earlier previews); also on Saturday, a Duwamish River blessing, plus free Tai Chi for a BIG occasion. School benefits this weekend include Lafayette Elementary‘s first-ever Sports Swap on Sunday (donations accepted tonight/tomorrow) and Holy Rosary’s HEART Auction on Saturday. Plus – a poetry reading at Southwest Library on Sunday! Those are among more than SIXTY! events/activities are on the list, sponsored by Skylark Cafe and Club, where you’ll find FREE live music, bodacious brunches, plus lunch ‘n’ dinner:

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



ALL WEEKEND: Furry Faces Foundation Plants Have Arrived At Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
When: April through End of June
Time: Regular Operating Hours
Location: Hotwire Online Coffeehouse, 4410 California Ave SW
Currently, we have three types of pansies, Stipa Sirocco—a fabulous ornamental grass with pink streaks, Grape Avalanche Petunias and the old time favorite—Sweet Peas. We will constantly be adding new plant varieties, including the now infamous organic tomatoes (and other veggies), so please stop by on a regular basis. To see our flyer and/or learn more about Furry Faces Foundation, a.k.a., F3, please see our website at www.furryfaces.org.

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 MORNING-AFTERNOON-EVENING: Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) birthday countdown continues, $3.65 honeybush shots all day

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 EVENING: Talk about allergies with Dr. Catherine Orsi at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy (WSB sponsor) 5-5:30 pm in The Junction

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at C&P Coffee with Benjamin Kemp and Goodwood, 6-8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: “CELEBRATE SANISLO” PARTY: April 23rd, 6-10 pm at the Alki Masonic Temple. FREE! We heard you: although you may not miss the work of the auction, you were mourning the loss of a chance to celebrate with your Sanislo friends. OK, then, let’s party! Please join us for this FREE party and mini-auction. We will gather on the 23rd (kid-free) to eat, mingle, and share our time and talents. Here’s how it will work: there will be no cost to join in the fun, just show up! Food will be potluck appetizers (bring your favorite nibble), and we’ll have a silent auction on site. Want to donate your expertise or time? Fill out the paperwork then and there and folks will bid that night! (You’ll have the opportunity to fill out forms ahead of time, too, if you like.) All the fun without the procurement stress and craziness. Pass on the word to your friends, family and Sanislo supporters, and please join us!

FRIDAY NIGHT: At Hiawatha Community Center – Eco Family Fun Factor 4/23/2010 6-8pm Free!
They’re slimy, slow, and look kind of gross, but worms can help save the planet!
Let’s make good environmental choices while we have a ton of fun in honor of Earth Day!
You’ll experience games, obstacles, and lots of laughs during Eco Family Fun Factor.
There will be a giant spider web, recycle relay races and more! Participate in Eco Family Fun Factor games and learn ways to help the environment at the same time!
For more information contact Hiawatha CC at 206.684-7441.
Hiawatha has over 23 new class offerings for all ages this Spring Quarter! Check them out on our online brochure at www.seattle.gov/parks/centers/Alki/Spring10.pdf – To register or for more information please call 206.684.7441.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Support the Chief Sealth High School baseball team by purchasing a ticket to the Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Auction, this Friday in the cafeteria. The event starts at 6:00pm and tickets cost $10. See a baseball player to purchase a ticket.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Friday Skate Night at Alki Community Center! It’s every Friday through Friday, May 14, 2010 (then resuming in early October), 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: gypsy jazz with Les Troubadours, 7-10 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: West Seattle High School Talent Show, school theater, 7:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: MUSIC NORTHWEST invites you to a cello extravaganza! Chicago’s Stephen Balderston and Ruth Marshall join Seattle’s Mara Finkelstein and Walter Gray in a flamboyant recital for multiple cellos, assisted by pianist Jane Harty.
Friday, April 23, 2010; 7:30 pm
Olympic Recital Hall in West Seattle
Program includes:
Suite for Two Cellos and Piano Gian-Carlo Menotti
Movements for Four Cellos Alexander Tansman
Quartet for Four Cellos Emanuel Moor
Whispers of Summer Augusta Reed Thomas
Olympic Recital Hall, 6000 16th Ave. SW – Located on the campus of South Seattle Community College. Free Parking. Tickets and Directions: (206) 937 2899 or www.musicnorthwest.org $18/Gen; $16/Sr.; FREE for students, but must be reserved in advance.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor), with Jibran, Eric Miller/a>, Nathan Wade & The Dark Pioneers, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)

FRIDAY NIGHT: At Redline Music and Sports (WSB sponsor):
**All-U-Can Eat Bucket ‘O RIBS!** 5-9
“Live & Local” Original Music (No Cover)

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, Blackheart Honeymoon

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Dropoffs for Lafayette Elementary playground fundraising Sports Swap (details here), 9 am-2 pm

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

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Last day of Saint John’s Fabulous and Famous Rummage Sale
Lots of great treasures and good deals!
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
California Ave. SW & SW Hanford
Info: 206-937-4545

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Mobile blood drive at Admiral Safeway, 9 am-3 pm (with 11:30 am-12:30 pm break)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: You’re invited to watch the Fire Muster at the Joint Training Facility on Myers Way, 9 am-4 pm (details here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle work parties to restore and clean up parks and greenspaces NEED YOU! Full list at greenseattle.org

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Thriftway’s first fundraising barbecue of the season, 11 am-4 pm (more via Facebook)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON-EVENING: Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) birthday countdown continues, $3.65 house red wine all day

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Master Gardeners 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: 3rd meeting on Westcrest Park (West Seattle Reservoir expansion) design/plan, 10 am, Southwest Community Center (more here)

SATURDAY MORNING: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Observance
Be a part of a global healing effort this Saturday. “One world..one breath” is the motto of the World Tai Chi and Qigong Day, a global health and human wave that happens annually. All are invited to participate in an hour of Tai Chi and Qigong in Lincoln Park. Ms. Restita DeJesus, Head Teacher at Seattle Wushu in West Seattle will lead the practice. No experience necessary, everyone is
welcome to join us for a morning of Qigong, Tai Chi, and camaraderie! Tell your friends to come out and experience
the Energy and many benefits of Qigong and Tai Chi!
Lincoln Park, West Seattle
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW (South lower beach. parking at 2nd parking lot at Fauntleroy & Cloverdale)
Free event.
Please park at the lot at Fauntleroy & Cloverdale (a stoplight, nearest to the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal). If the lot is full, you may park a few blocks north at the north parking lot. If parking on the street, please be sure to observe ferry traffic restrictions….do not park on street during times listed on signs. From the parking lot, follow the trail to the left, to a ramp that goes down to the beach. The ramp will lead you directly to the grassy picnic area where we will meet. Lincoln Park’s South Beach, is a grassy picnic area between a large picnic shelter and kids swing set. If weather and participants are agreeable, we may move onto the beach area itself; or if there are many attendees, we’ll move to the large meadow above the beach (near the south parking lot). Just look for a group doing Tai Chi and most likely it’s us!

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 in West Seattle today – 35th and Graham, 11 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING: Dr. Masura Emoto invites you to participate in the Earth Day “Sacred Ceremonial Blessing for Salish Sea and Water Everywhere”


Duwamish River, South Park
Duwamish Waterway Park
7900 10th Avenue South
April 24, 2010
Reiki Masters Eileen Dey, Samantha Parrott & Michael Emanuel of The Reiki Fellowship will be facilitating this FREE healing blessing open to the public.
Our focus will be for the stabilization of the world. All the water around us will carry our peaceful thoughts, prayers and intentions to any place on the planet.
Guests include: Susan Harmon of Emerald Spiral Cooperative.
Come join us this Earth Day to both give and receive blessings through Reiki, Energy & Sound Healing, and
Sacred Music. Leave feeling refreshed & renewed!!!

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: Village Green Perennial Nursery
Restore Your Yard with Native Species
Attract Wildlife; Reduce Mowing & Watering
Free Seminar with
Steve Richmond of Garden Cycles
12 noon
check out our blog @ http://www.villagegreenperennialnursery.com/wordpress/
Village Green Perennial Nursery www.villagegreenperennialnursery.com
10223 26th Ave SW Seattle Wa. 98146 206-767-7735

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

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Pinewood Derby, 2nd round, at Alki Tavern – here’s the Facebook event – noon-3 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Basket-making class begins at Duwamish Longhouse, 12:30 pm – here’s the Facebook event with registration information

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Spring Cleaning Event
Saturday, April 24, 2010, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Windermere Fauntleroy
6505 California Ave SW
Protect your privacy and have a little fun. Please join us at Windermere/Fauntleroy for a shredding & hardware recycling event. We will provide a high speed shredding truck for your documents & InterConnection.org will handle the pick up of the hardware items. Come around to our back parking lot for the drop off. Refreshments will be served inside the office. Go to WestSeattleRocks.com for more info

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Annual Holy Rosary HEART auction/dinner gala (more info here), 5 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: jazz piano with Karin Kajita, 7-10 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Live music with Shining Skulls and The Hoot Hoots, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)

SATURDAY NIGHT: DJ Tony B, Rocksport, 9 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shipwreck Tavern, Stafford Bentz Brothers

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shadowland

SATURDAY NIGHT: Redline Music and Sports (WSB sponsor)
Apeman Lizard and Guests

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

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Ski and sports equipment swap at Lafayette Elementary to benefit playground project (more info here), 9 am-4 pm

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

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Master Gardeners in 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.

SUNDAY MIDDAY: Jack Thompson, the “Throwin’ Samoan,” speaks at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), 11:30 am. $5 suggested donation also gets you barbecue lunch! Full details here.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Redline Music and Sports (WSB sponsor)
$5 BRUNCH 12-3
9 PM Industry Night
$5 PBR Pitchers

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: From West Seattle Nursery – We will be having a “Beer Fest” at the nursery on Sunday April 25th from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Prost is providing the beer as well as pretzels. Money made from the sale of the beer and 3% of our sales for the day will go to help the West Seattle Wildlife Habitat Project.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Southwest Branch is having a Poetry Reading on Sunday, April 25, from 2 – 3pm. Patrons can enjoy refreshments, community, and poetry by bringing their own poems or the poetry of a favorite author to share with the group. (Or just come to watch and listen!) This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Southwest Branch Library.

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

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) celebrates its first birthday today! Cake and balloons, plus Sunday ribs starting at 5 pm

SUNDAY EVENING: Live music at C & P Coffee with Gary Benson, 6-8 pm

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor) with Brownbear, Ponyhomie, Evelyn Bosker, music starts 7 pm (live & no cover, as always)

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

SUNDAY NIGHT: Event at Shipwreck Tavern, Bass Day

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


  1. There’s also live music at Poggie Tavern – The Slags should be playing around 9:30 pm. Old favorites like “My Girlfriend’s Sick” a Kino tune and others like “Brooklyn Casey” as well as some new tunes like “Wndmills on Niagara” and “Civil Duty” – hard-driving punk and reggae and ska.

    Comment by chas redmond — 3:32 pm April 23, 2010 #

  2. The Slags! Unfortunately the Poggie is one of the last few unwebbed establishments around here and we have no calendar to refer to – gonna just go down and see the flyers, I guess :) Is that tonight or tomorrow? – TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:37 pm April 23, 2010 #

  3. tonight!

    Comment by chas redmond — 7:12 pm April 23, 2010 #

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