Things are pretty quiet on the event front, since the holiday weekend’s more a time to hang out with friends and family – but if you’re looking for something special to do with them this weekend, you do still have options, such as “Zen Tales,” a family-friendly production at ArtsWest this Saturday night and Sunday afternoon by the UMO Ensemble. And there’s a festival at Southwest Community Center on Saturday, featuring a car show and free swim. Plus Colman Pool opens Saturday for its first preseason weekend! Hey, never mind the rain, you’re going to get wet anyway. The WSWL is sponsored by Skylark Cafe and Club, where you’ll find FREE live music, bountiful brunches, plus lunch ‘n’ dinner:
Thanks, Skylark Cafe and Club, for sponsoring the WSWL!
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ALL WEEKEND: Furry Faces Foundation Plants Have Arrived At Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
When: April through End of June
Time: Regular Operating Hours
Location: 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 AFTERNOON-EVENING: Student Art Exhibit at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor). Art Gallery, open Monday-Friday, noon – 6:30 pm
FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Student Art Show in the gallery at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at C&P Coffee with Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice, 6-8 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: West Seattle High School school musical, Once Upon A Mattress. (thanks to Jo for the video of a number from premiere night!) It is the last play of the year and the drama club needs money to pay for this play and also raise enough money to continue the program next year. They receive no funding from the school due to the state budget cuts. $5 for reserved seats and $10 for unreserved seats. The musical is showing on May 20th -May 22nd and also May 27th-29th. It is being held at West Seattle High School in the Theatre. (Facebook event here)
FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: Les Troubadours, 7-10 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor), with The Dignitaries, Glad Girls, The South Sound Bureau Chiefs, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)
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, The Dads
SATURDAY: Garage (etc.) sale season – check here for listings
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Blood drives at Admiral Safeway and Westwood Village according to Puget Sound Blood Center’s online calendar, 9 am-3 pm
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: Friends of the Animals Foundation kitten-adoption event at Next to Nature Saturday, May 29th from 10-2. There are also adult cats that need a home at Next to Nature. Nigel is a great black cat that was part of a family until the baby became allergic to him. And Vicky is a beautiful calico siamese mix who isn’t recommended for children or to be with other pets. Vicky is beautiful and would do great as an only pet.
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Duwamish Tribe’s annual meeting, 10 am-3 pm @ Duwamish Longhouse
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle’s combined Teen Late Night Programs will hold the 3rd Annual Southwest Family Fest and Car Showcase from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday May 29, 2010. The festival will take place at the Chief Sealth High School parking lot (behind the Southwest Community Center (2801 SW Thistle St.). Enjoy music and other entertainment, food, family-friendly activities, and a free swim at Southwest Pool from 1 to 2 p.m.
SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: South Seattle Community College Garden Center Sale
11 am – 3 pm
We have over twenty varieties of tomatoes, ten varieties of peppers, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, carrots, lettuce, herbs, raised bed boxes, pots, gloves, tomato cages, and more! For specific sales items and to learn more about our Garden Center, Nursery, and Arboretum, check us out at http://pugetridge.blogspot.com We look forward to seeing you there!
Puget Ridge Garden Center
North Parking Lot
Parking is free in the Nursery parking lot and the sales are open to staff, students, and the general public.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, or call (206) 684-7441 for registration information
SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Student Art Show on display at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at C & P Coffee with Christopher Frick, 6-8 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: Karin Kajita, 7-10 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT: Last night for West Seattle High School school musical, Once Upon A Mattress. It is the last play of the year and the drama club needs money to pay for this play and also raise enough money to continue the program next year. They receive no funding from the school due to the state budget cuts. $5 for reserved seats and $10 for unreserved seats. At West Seattle High School in the Theatre. (Facebook event here)
SATURDAY NIGHT (AND SUNDAY AFTERNOON): UMO Ensemble goes Zen – the Northwest’s most acclaimed physical theatre company brings their irreverent approach to ancient tales of wonder. Red nose monk clowns tackle Buddhist, Zen and Sufi stories through mask, puppets, music, laughter – and breathtaking physical skill. The UMO Ensemble monk clowns each tackle a different life problem… dangling from a rope, juggling or balancing…singing and clowning. Zen Tales is a delight for the whole family.
WHAT: Zen Tales by UMO Ensemble
WHEN & WHERE: Saturday, May 29 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, May 30 at 3 pm @ ArtsWest
4711 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA (Alaska and California
SATURDAY NIGHT: Chief Sealth International High School senior prom night (at Harbor Club downtown)
SATURDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Live music with Sweet Secrets, Jones Family Fortune, Eric Claesson and The Scowlers, 9 pm (live & no cover, as always)
SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shadowland
SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shipwreck Tavern, Csiga with KLED
SUNDAY: Garage (etc.) sale season – check here for listings!
SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ The Junction, 10 am-2 pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Live music at C & P Coffee with Kara and Erin, 3-5 pm
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: UMO Ensemble goes Zen – the Northwest’s most acclaimed physical theatre company brings their irreverent approach to ancient tales of wonder. Red nose monk clowns tackle Buddhist, Zen and Sufi stories through mask, puppets, music, laughter – and breathtaking physical skill. The UMO Ensemble monk clowns each tackle a different life problem… dangling from a rope, juggling or balancing…singing and clowning. Zen Tales is a delight for the whole family.
WHAT: Zen Tales by UMO Ensemble
WHEN & WHERE: Sunday, May 30 at 3 pm @ ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW
SUNDAY AFTERNOON: At Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy in The Junction (WSB sponsor) – Chinese Herbal Remedies for Women’s Issues
Sunday, May 30 , 4–5pm
Lorina Shinsato, N.D., L.Ac.
Learn about traditional Chinese herbal remedies used to treat common women’s health issues.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor) Market cocktails plus Sunday ribs (available at 5 pm)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Café and Club (WSB sponsor): Jack Stafford Foundation, Fall of 1920, Peter Hanks, 7 pm (live & no cover, as always)
SUNDAY NIGHT: Ladies Night at The Bohemian with bartender “Corner Inn Lynne,” 7 pm-midnight
SUNDAY NIGHT: “Oh My Darling!” karaoke begins at Talarico’s with Matthew Darling; here’s the Facebook event page, 10 pm
MONDAY AFTERNOON NOTE: West Seattle’s annual Memorial Day service/remembrance at Dignity Memorial/Forest Lawn, 2 pm