West Seattle Saturday: Art, music, movies, literature, nature, dance party…

March 1, 2014 at 8:50 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 11 Comments

(Photographed this week in North Admiral by Michael Oxman)
The snow chance has vanished from the forecast again, so you aren’t likely to have to worry about weather woes this weekend – get out and enjoy what your community and neighbors are offering, all this and more:

HIGHWAY 99 CLOSURE REMINDER: This is the complicated one we’ve been discussing for a while – details here.

‘CLIMATE AMBASSADOR’ TRAINING FOR KIDS: 9 am-5:30 pm, Plant For The Planet is helping 18 children learn “how to become climate justice ambassadors” – and, says Michael Foster, they’ll be learning from their peers. Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

(added) FIRE STATION PROJECT DESIGN OPEN HOUSES: Sorry to have not known about this until commenter Young mentioned memories of a postal-mail card – turns out that Station 32, which will be a total rebuild, has a design open house 10 am-noon, and Station 29, up for upgrades, has a design open house 1-3 pm. In both cases, you should be able to stop by, see renderings, ask questions. (More here.)

WHITE CENTER COMMUNITY SUMMIT: 10 am-2 pm, workshops, a resource fair, and a chance to meet WC neighbors. More details on our partner site White Center Now.

FAMILY NATURE WALK: Join naturalist Stewart Wechsler on a walk exploring nature at Camp Long, 10:30 am; more info here. (5200 35th SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM VOLUNTEERING INFO SESSION: Volunteer power runs the home of local history, and you can be part of it starting now. 11 am-1 pm, it’s the next volunteering-info session at the museum. (61st/Stevens)

wHAT THE CROWS TALK ABOUT: Noon-4 pm, see artist/author/photographer Judy Lane‘s pop-up art show at the Duwamish Longhouse, including a talk 1-2 pm – free! (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

HELP WEST SEATTLE ARTIST DESIGN SEATTLE CENTER PLAYGROUND: Help West Seattle artist Judith Caldwell and the rest of the team designing a new playground for all of Seattle’s kids, 1-4 pm at Seattle Center – details in our recent story. (305 Harrison)

CHORAL FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER: The annual Puget Sound Unitarian Universalist Choirs Festival fills the Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation headquarters with choral music starting at 3 pm; free, with donations accepted for Lifelong AIDS Alliance. (7141 California SW)

AUTHOR EVENT IN THE JUNCTION: Jay Palmer reads from and signs his trilogy “The Vikings!” at Merryweather Books in The Junction, 5-8 pm – details here. (4537 California SW)

YOUNGSTOWN ‘THRIVE’ PARTY: Celebrate the 8th anniversary of the transformation of the historic Cooper School into the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. Party details are in our preview story from last month. All ages 6-9 pm, then a 21+ dance party until 1 am. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: Tonight, the next West Seattle Meaningful Movies screening features “Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity,” 7 pm. Free, though donations are gratefully accepted. Discussion as well as film viewing. Neighborhood House’s High Point Center. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

RADIO SHARK: The band’s style is described as “aggressive rock” – see for yourself (no cover!) at WSB sponsor Feedback Lounge, 9:30 pm. (6451 California SW)

‘ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW’: The monthly midnight movie rolls on, at the historic Admiral Theater. (2343 California SW)

THAT’S NOT ALL! Much more happening today, tonight, tomorrow, beyond – give our frequently updated calendar a quick browse to see.


  1. A week or so ago, we got a card in the mail about a fire station open house on March 1. We recycled the card before writing down the details. I think it was #32- do you know anything about it, WSB?

    Comment by Young — 9:22 am March 1, 2014 #

  2. I am chagrined to say (after a bit of research following your comment) that there are two design open houses in the area today and none was announced to the media. One for Station 32, one for Station 29. Will write up a separate item momentarily: http://www.seattle.gov/fire-facilities-and-emergency-response-levy – 10 to noon at 32, 1-3 pm at 29. SFD has an excellent public-information officer so I’m not sure how that happened … and the information is not on a page that’s among the zillions we regularly patrol for events and news.

    Comment by WSB — 9:26 am March 1, 2014 #

  3. Thanks TR! I take Design Open House to mean no climbing in fire trucks or spraying hoses?

    Comment by Young — 9:32 am March 1, 2014 #

  4. I think you could probably talk them into it :) We’re going to go drop by 32 because that’s the big one, 29 is only a seismic retrofit project. http://westseattleblog.com/?p=266414

    Comment by WSB — 9:51 am March 1, 2014 #

  5. What a great photo! Hard to get them sitting so cooperatively.

    Comment by Eilene Hutchinson — 11:58 am March 1, 2014 #

  6. I definitely wanted to check out the Open house, I live in the area and my son is always pointing out the fire trucks when we pass!

    Comment by Brian Redder — 12:09 pm March 1, 2014 #

  7. Must be a Cooperative’s Hawk! ;-)



    Comment by miws — 12:10 pm March 1, 2014 #

  8. Yes, what kind of bird is that? (I’m pretty sure it’s not a parakeet.)

    Comment by BlairJ — 1:56 pm March 1, 2014 #

  9. The Thrive event at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center tonight is gonna be a great event! Lots to do for the young ones, and its a good night for an indoor event. Plus its cost effective at $10.00!

    Comment by coffee — 2:18 pm March 1, 2014 #

  10. Good one Mike.

    Comment by WestSide45 — 5:58 pm March 1, 2014 #

  11. Beautiful hawk.
    Nice photo!

    Comment by myrbob1@yahoo.com — 4:41 pm March 2, 2014 #

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