West Seattle Friday: ‘Lucky Them’ movie crews; ‘crime avoidance’; Rainbow Bingo; robotic spaghetti; more

February 22, 2013 at 10:27 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

Still no official weather alert, but we have a stormy Friday on our hands – and a busy one, too! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, and from our news files:

‘LUCKY THEM’ MOVIE CREWS: Thanks to the WSB’ers who tipped us to advance warning in their neighborhoods that the movie “Lucky Them” was coming back to West Seattle to shoot. Here’s what we published last night; the photo was taken this morning in Gatewood, where crews are shooting, as well as in the Alki area. We’ll be checking back later.

CAR2GO: As mentioned here on Wednesday, the new car-borrowing service says it will soon add West Seattle to its coverage area. It’s planning to have a street team here again today, noon-5 pm (check Twitter), to show off one of the cars and answer questions. We took the photo above yesterday while one of their teams (who insisted we only photograph the car, not the people!) was out in The Admiral District.

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: Their monthly meeting has just started with registration; there’s still time to get there for a lecture and more, since the meeting continues till 2 pm; all welcome. It’s at Daystar (2615 SW Barton) – details in our calendar listing.

RAINBOW BINGO AND CHICKEN DINNER: Mardi Gras-themed Rainbow Bingo at the Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon; WSB sponsor) tonight, doors open at 6, bingo at 7. Call for reservations ASAP! Info’s all on the center’s website.

FREE CRIME AVOIDANCE LECTURE: 6 pm at West Seattle Karate Academy (9455 35th SW), you can come hear from Marc “Animal” MacYoung, “author, lecturer, and martial artist known for his street-violence survival courses and personal safety books. … Marc is in town for a seminar and as a public service is providing this free threat recognition and crime avoidance lecture. In ninety minutes, you are going to know more about the way a criminal thinks, and be able use that information for your own safety,” says WSKA head instructor Kris Wilder. “Registration is not required, and there is no cost. This is an interactive lecture and not a hands on seminar. Be cautioned adult themes are going to be addressed, parental discretion is advised. No children.” Questions? WSKADOJO@Gmail.com

SPAGHETTI FOR ROBOTS: Enjoy spaghetti, the knowledge you’re helping the Seattle Lutheran High School robotics team, and a chance to try some of their older robots, all at a benefit dinner tonight at SLHS’s Menashe Gymnasium. 7 pm – details on the school’s website.

FIDDLING AND FOLK: The Lonely Coast and The North Sea, 7:30 tonight at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW) – details in our calendar listing.

NIGHTLIFE: Sid Law at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), 6 pm; hree bands at Skylark Café and Club, 8 pm; Leo Gunn at The Cask, 8 pm; two bands at the Benbow Room, 9 pm; the Flat 5 at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9:30 pm; more details, including maps, in the listings on our calendar.

2 Comments

  1. We hosted some of the crew in our home this morning as they filmed a chilly scene across the street of a guy swimming in Puget Sound (they picked a great day, eh?). They were really great, and it was fun to watch the action from our living room window.

    Comment by fering — 10:49 am February 22, 2013 #

  2. I saw them down on Alki on my run this morning. When I swung back around about an hour later they were gone.

    Comment by Bonnie — 11:40 am February 22, 2013 #

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