West Seattle Sunday: Stuff the Bus, WS Garden Tour, Alki Art Fair, MedFest, Shakespeare in a park, music, more

West Seattle photographer/pilot Long B. Nguyen flew over the Alki Art Fair on Saturday. The fair’s second day is one of today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar. But first:

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN TOUR: Buy a ticket book and you can tour nine fab local residential gardens 9 am-5 pm today, including – as noted here Saturday – that of world-famous photographer Art Wolfe, who will be there to meet visitors and sign books. Noon lecture with Susie Egan at The Kenney (WSB sponsor). Ticket-book locations on the right side of the WSGT home page – the tour sites are listed and mapped in the ticket book. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits (including the raffle held during the tour!).

Speaking of local nonprofits – today is a HUGE donation drive for one:

WESTSIDE BABY ‘STUFF THE BUS’ DAY: Every year, the day after WestSide Baby‘s bus rolls down the West Seattle Grand Parade route, the family-assisting agency collects tens of thousands of diapers for babies/toddlers in need. The main dropoff spot is HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) at 41st/Alaska, but there are lots of other spots you can drop off diapers too – see them here. Safeway stores also are offering deals on diapers, with on-site dropoffs. The HomeStreet site is open 10-2 – bring the kids and they can honk the bus horn.

ALKI ART FAIR, DAY 2: Second day for local artists to set up along the boardwalk at the west end of Alki Beach Park and show/sell their wares. Music and food, too. Today’s hours 10 am-6 pm, with music and food running later (check the schedule on site); free shuttle from West Seattle High School. And look for Seal Sitters at the art fair – read about their activities here, including a chance to raise money for them by dining nearby while you’re on Alki.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm as always, in The Junction, with summer produce reaching its peak. (44th/Alaska)

MEDITERRANEAN FANTASY FESTIVAL, DAY 2: 11 am-5 pm, “MedFest” features belly dancers on two stages (no admission charge) at Hiawatha Community Center. Performance schedule here; vendor map/list here. (2700 California SW)

AUTHOR SIGNING: 1-3 pm at Barnes & Noble Westwood Village, Barbara Jean Hicks, author of “Frozen: A Sister More Like Me,” will be signing. (2600 SW Barton)

WHITE CENTER JUBILEE DAYS: Live music 11 am-6 pm as part of the WCJD street fair on 17th between Roxbury and 100th – info here.

JAMTIME: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) 1-3 pm. (5612 California SW)

SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: Greenstage‘s “Backyard Bard” version of “Comedy of Errors,” 3 pm at High Point Commons Park, free. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

JOSH HARTY & ANDREA PETERMAN: 7:30 pm, they’re onstage at Kenyon Hall – details in our listing. (7904 25th SW)

AND THAT’S NOT ALL … see everything by going to our calendar.

1 Reply to "West Seattle Sunday: Stuff the Bus, WS Garden Tour, Alki Art Fair, MedFest, Shakespeare in a park, music, more"

  • John July 20, 2014 (7:56 am)

    Wow. I live 2 blocks from Alki and I didn’t even know the art fair was going on.

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