Thanks to Mark Wangerin for the photo of sanderlings; he says, “Now that the tide is lower during daylight hours, sanderlings are frequently seen south of the Alki Lighthouse. They are perhaps the most common and frequent sandpipers to visit our shores.” Might be a little cold for beachwalking today, though. Here are seven indoor highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
TODDLER INDOOR GYM: Too cold to run around outside? Bring your toddler to Southwest Teen Life Center 11 am-2 pm. (NOT a drop-off situation – you’ll need to stay with her/him.) Details in our calendar listing. (2801 SW Thistle)
LYANDA LYNN HAUPT @ WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: The ongoing first-Friday series of author events presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society at West Seattle’s Barnes & Noble bookstore is 4-6 pm today, featuring Lyanda Lynn Haupt and her newest book “The Urban Bestiary.” It’s all about our lives co-existing with urban wildlife. Here’s our preview. (Westwood Village, Barton side)
‘ROBBIE BURNS NIGHT’ AT HPIC CORNER BAR: First Friday of the month is always Corner Bar night at Highland Park Improvement Club, and this one is extra-special, with a Scottish theme – in food, drink, and music, starting with bagpipes @ 6 pm. Details in our listing. (12th/Holden)
SWING DANCING, WEST SEATTLE BIG BAND @ MADISON: Tonight’s the night – the West Seattle Big Band joins musicians at Madison Middle School for a night of swing dancing and music, starting with lessons at 6 pm; more details here – fun for the whole family. Benefit for Madison Music Boosters.
ALKI ELEMENTARY PRESENTS ‘DISNEY’S ALADDIN JR.’: Students perform at 7 pm tonight in the West Seattle High School Theater – details in our calendar listing, including how to check if tickets are still available. (3000 California SW)
BEARD BROTHERS: They’re live tonight at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), 9:30 pm. FL website says: “Not only are they world-class musicians playing classic rock in a semi acoustic setting, they’ll blow your mind with how three guys can pull off Led Zeppelin’s epic ‘Kashmir.’ Standing ovation every time.” (6451 California SW)