West Seattle Friday: Music; movie; USS Constellation; ‘Hello, Dolly!’ opening night; scooter rally; more…

August 8, 2014 at 10:12 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 8 Comments

(Photo courtesy Twelfth Night Productions)
Opening night for “Hello, Dolly!” is one of our featured highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar – see details below, along with some of what else is going on, but be sure to follow that link to the calendar for the full list! We start in the early afternoon …

USS CONSTELLATION’S LAST VOYAGE: Foss estimates it will start towing the scrapyard-bound aircraft carrier USS Constellation out of Bremerton around 1 pm today. We’ll be watching for it to become visible from West Seattle; look for an update here and on our social-media channels (click linked Facebook/Twitter icons under “WSB Everywhere” atop the sidebar). Likely to be closer to the Bainbridge/Kitsap side, so you might want to bring binoculars. UPDATE: As of noon-ish, the Navy says departure is now expected around 3 pm – clearing Rich Passage 5-ish.

WEIRD SCIENCE: Hands-on at Southwest Branch Library, 2-3 pm. (35th/Henderson)

DELRIDGE GROCERY’S FRIDAY FARMSTAND: Delridge Grocery‘s fourth weekly farmstand is happening 4:30-7:30 pm today (here’s our coverage of the launch last month) – fresh fruit and vegetables for sale. (5435 Delridge Way SW)

SCOOTER RALLY: The Westenders start their annual Tour di Mari rally with a barbecue at Jack Block Park at 5:30 pm – details of the weekendlong rally are here. (2130 Harbor SW)

OUTDOOR CONCERT AT THE MOUNT: Second of four Friday night concerts at Providence Mount St. Vincent, outdoors and free, with dinner/drinks available for purchase starting at 5:30 pm, show at 6. Tonight, it’s Alma y Azucar on the east side of The Mount’s campus. (4831 35th SW)

OPENING NIGHT FOR ‘HELLO, DOLLY!’ – INCLUDING DIAPER DRIVE: Twelfth Night Productions presents “Hello, Dolly!” starting tonight at West Seattle High School Theater, 7:30 pm. In addition: “We are having a diaper/clothing drive for WestSide Baby and attendees who contribute to that drive receive $3 off the price of an adult ticket. A portion of our proceeds will also benefit WestSide Baby.” (3000 California SW)

DELRIDGE DAY EVE – FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE: 9 pm in Delridge Community Center Park, night before the Delridge Day festival, it’s a free outdoor showing of “The Lego Movie” – here’s the trailer:

More details in our preview. (Delridge/Genesee)

FIRE RELIEF FUNDRAISER: 9 pm at the Celtic Swell, help CS employee Ron Ackerson‘s family recover from the fire that destroyed their home three weeks ago – details in our calendar listing. (Alki Ave. SW just east of 61st)

MORE NIGHTLIFE! Find individual venue/event listings for tonight (and beyond) by going directly to our calendar!


  1. Thanks for the updates on the Constellation! Planning to head down and watch. Foss’ blog isn’t giving much current info.

    Comment by Shipwatcher — 10:47 am August 8, 2014 #

  2. It would be cool if the cast of Hello Dolly! could assemble down on Alki Beach, and perform some sort of impromptu “Goodbye Connie!” :-)



    Comment by miws — 11:04 am August 8, 2014 #

  3. Shipwatcher – We’re also watching the Kitsap Sun via Twitter at http://twitter.com/kitsapsun and http://twitter.com/joshfarley – although they have another big story on their hands, the tragic death of that little girl who was missing, so that’s also keeping them busy. I notice they tweeted Wednesday that the Navy said 1:30 pm. I would imagine some private citizens will be tweeting/etc. from that side so we’ll keep an eye there too.

    Comment by WSB — 11:49 am August 8, 2014 #

  4. UPDATE – Naval Base Kitsap says via Twitter/Facebook that it will be leaving around 3, clearing Rich Passage around 5.

    Comment by WSB — 12:25 pm August 8, 2014 #

  5. Thank you for the updates on the Constellation—very helpful given the continual changes.

    Comment by pupsarebest — 1:32 pm August 8, 2014 #

  6. And to totally geek out on this, we’re also watching the Corbin Foss via MarineTraffic.com. It’s still docked in Magnolia. http://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/centerx:-122.3795/centery:47.63155/zoom:8/mmsi:366902220

    Comment by WSB — 1:37 pm August 8, 2014 #

  7. totally impressive geekery!

    Comment by Admiral935 — 1:51 pm August 8, 2014 #

  8. According to tweeters near Bremerton, it’s under way. Possibly started around 2:30 so that might make it closer to visibility here 4, 4:30. I’ll be down by the water by 3:45 (and will have a “happening now” story up by then) to keep an eye out. – Tracy

    Comment by WSB — 3:03 pm August 8, 2014 #

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