Happening now: Shoe auction & music at week 2 of West Seattle Outdoor Movies

7:59 PM: The bidding’s on, in the benefit auction of donated shoes that’s preceding tonight’s West Seattle Outdoor Movies presentation of “The Devil Wore Prada.” Even if you’re not staying for the movie (which starts at dusk – still more than an hour away), you can stop by and check out the shoes. If you do want to stay for the (free) movie – as of right now, just before 8 pm, our crew at the courtyard (next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse [WSB sponsor] at California/Genesee) says there’s lots of room. Live music, too!

8:20 PM UPDATE: Now the courtyard is “filling up fast,” our on-scene crew reports. So if you’ve been waiting to leave – get going! BYO chair/blanket.

8:55 PM UPDATE: That’s a cameraphone pic of the crowd, as of a few minutes ago. We’ve just heard from Furry Faces Foundation, beneficiary and organizer of tonight’s shoe auction – bidding has just closed – and from Highline Physical Therapy, tonight’s featured sponsor. (WSB is media sponsor for the series.) Movie time looks to be around 9:10, 9:15 – gets a bit earlier each week. Next week, by the way, is the 2011 movie “The Muppets,” with a Wallace and Gromit short, and a free community barbecue presented by West Seattle Christian Church.

5 Replies to "Happening now: Shoe auction & music at week 2 of West Seattle Outdoor Movies"

  • West seattle long time July 27, 2013 (10:52 pm)

    The WF story is the bigest story in ws for some time but award winers talk about shoes… But real news sources are all over it… Catch up

    • WSB July 27, 2013 (11:08 pm)

      Excuse me?
      (added) If you mean the Whole Foods story – don’t know how you wound up in this story, but WSB has been covering it for a year, starting with first word of the project. You can find the latest coverage and the archive here:

  • miws July 28, 2013 (8:02 am)

    Wow, there seems to be a lot of comments directly attacking WSB, and making inaccurate comments as to WSB’s journalistic integrity.


    Methinks someone needs a more productive hobby than visiting, (and I have a hunch repeatedly doing so) websites that they have such disdain for.



  • Teri Ensley July 28, 2013 (12:23 pm)

    ‘Award Winers’? WF is the biggest story? Wow! There are lots of important stories and WSB does an outstanding job covering them.

    WSB also give local non-profits a lot of free, in depth coverage because they believe in supporting our community. Thank you WSB!

  • Diane July 28, 2013 (1:35 pm)

    back to the topic of the FREE outdoor movie; what a perfect night; I have gone downtown for Torchlight parade every year since moving to Seattle; this would have been my 16th; I was torn about missing this movie, which I love love love; at last minute, I was too hot, and not up to the downtown crowds/traffic; turned out to be the best outdoor movie night, not crowded, ideal weather, one of my favorite movies, laughed for 2 hours, occasionally looking up at the beautiful sky full of stars, meeting a new friend who was sitting next to me and at the outdoor movie for first time; perfect lovely evening that renewed my feelings of how wonderful it is to live in West Seattle; small town feel yet always an opportunity to meet new folks in our neighborhood while sharing in a great community event; and afterward, got a chance to chat with Pastor Dan and Joanie Jacobs, who were so generous with their time sharing with me their inspiring story of how they came to their decision to leave West Seattle to start a new church in SLU; fabulous night; thank you to all who started up the outdoor movies and keep it going; such a wonderful gift to all of us
    btw, I’m guessing westseattleblog did not even get to enjoy the movie themselves; when I got home after movie, opened the blog and learned that just as the movie was starting, there was another tragic car crash down on Delridge, another death; which of course they ran to immediately cover, just as they keep us informed of everything, big and small, that happens in West Seattle; we are so lucky to have them; and I cannot fathom how they deal with all the crappy bizarre harassment that gets piled on them for no good reason

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