West Seattle Friday: Authors; theater; music; karaoke; more!

May 2, 2014 at 9:19 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 2 Comments

That’s West Seattle from the air at night, courtesy of Michael Brophy, who shared the photo via the WSB Facebook page last night. (Side note: We are thrilled that 14,600+ people “like” the FB page, but please note that it’s one of our side channels – the website here is the ONLY place to find all the news we report, plus the continuously updated Event Calendar, Forum discussions, lost/found pets, the restaurant guide, traffic, weather, etc.!) And from the aforementioned calendar:

ST. JOHN’S RUMMAGE SALE: 9 am-7 pm, first of two days at the church’s big sale. (3050 California SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, & WEST SEATTLE: Get an early start on the weekend by stopping by Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village to meet authors Mike Hickey (“Counterclockwise”) and Arleen Williams (“Running Secrets: The Alki Trilogy”), both South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) instructors whose works are featured in this month’s edition of “Words, Writers, & West Seattle,” also presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, whose website features this preview. (2800 SW Barton)

HPIC CORNER BAR: The monthly pop-up-bar extravaganza at Highland Park Improvement Club opens its doors tonight at 6 pm, and then features jazzy live music by the Ellis Brothers starting at 6:30 pm. (12th/Holden)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS’ WORK ON DISPLAY: Tonight’s Student Art Show at the Seattle Art Museum downtown (where it’s also Teens’ Night Out) features the work of West Seattle High School students, as listed here – congratulations! You can see the show starting at 6 pm. (1300 1st Avenue)

MESSIAH SING-AND-PLAY-ALONG: Tonight’s the night for the “Messiah” singalong/play-along (it was really meant to be an Easter-season work!) at West Side Presbyterian Church, doors at 6, music at 7, all welcome, bring a vocal score if you have one. Details in our recent preview. (3601 California SW)

LAFAYETTE PLAY Tonight and tomorrow, cheer for young performers in Lafayette Elementary‘s annual production! Here’s the announcement and a photo we received:

Lafayette Elementary will present its school play, Aesop’s Fables, (continuing tonight and tomorrow) at 7 p.m. at the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium.

It’s a modern adaptation of 12 of Aesop’s beloved stories, plus some added songs, performed by 80 third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders. Doors open at 6:30, and the public is welcome. No admission fee, but there will be a donation box at the door to help with the costs of the production.

(2600 SW Thistle)

WSCO KARAOKE FUNDRAISER: 7 pm, go sing at Kenyon Hall to benefit the West Seattle Community Orchestras, which provide opportunities to local musicians of all ages (and free-admission concerts for the community). Ticket info is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

2 Comments

  1. Another option for tonight is a great Handbell concert this evening at Tibbetts Methodist featuring Bells of the Sound at 7:30 pm. The concert is entitled “Road Trip” and features music from around the country.

    Comment by Shirley — 4:13 pm May 2, 2014 #

  2. Thanks, Shirley! I don’t believe that was sent in for our calendar, or we would have featured it. – Tracy

    Comment by WSB — 5:12 pm May 2, 2014 #

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