West Seattle Friday: Music, Shakespeare, books, produce, more … and Seafair!

August 1, 2014 at 9:49 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 4 Comments

Denise Bradshaw shared that sunrise photo, as seen earlier this week from Seacrest, where the sun was right behind Seattle’s tallest building. Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, what’s up for the rest of the day/night:

SEAFAIR NOTES: The ships that sailed by on Wednesday are open for tours again today – see the schedule here. Then, of course, as mentioned again in today’s traffic watch, the Blue Angels go up for their “practice” performance, closing the I-90 bridge 12:15-2:40 pm.

(Blue Angels at Boeing Field – photo by Frank Smith)
As mentioned here more than once over the years, you can watch their takeoff from Boeing Field following the ceremonial “walkdown” just south of the Museum of Flight.

And here on the peninsula:

PENCIL ME IN FOR KIDS DONATION DRIVE: Rotary Club of West Seattle volunteers are back at QFC in The Junction today, 3-6 pm, collecting school supplies for kids whose families can’t afford them – details in our calendar listing. (42nd/Alaska)

FRIDAY FARMSTAND: Delridge Grocery‘s third weekly farmstand is happening 4:30-7:30 pm today (here’s our coverage of the launch two weeks ago). (5435 Delridge Way SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Dan Raley is the featured author at tonight’s edition of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented first-Friday series at Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village. He’ll talk about his books ‘The Brandon Roy Story,’ ‘Pitchers of Beer,’ and ‘Tideflats to Tomorrow.’ 5-7 pm. (2600 SW Barton)

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES AT THE MOUNT: First 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 Danny Vernon‘s acclaimed tribute to Elvis Presley. (4831 35th SW)

TANGO DANCING ON ALKI: 5:30 pm lessons, floor open starting at 6:15, wristband required, as explained in the calendar listing.

CORNER BAR: The pop-up monthly bar/lounge/entertainment event at Highland Park Improvement Club is tonight, doors open at 6, music with The Backporch Apostles at 7, details in our calendar listing. (12th/Holden)

‘LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST’: Free outdoor Shakespeare in West Seattle again tonight, 7 pm at Camp Long, courtesy of GreenStage. (5200 35th SW)

‘CHASING ICE’: Documentary about the vanishing ice sheet, screened at Admiral Congregational Church at 7 pm, plus discussion – details in our calendar listing. (California/Hill)

‘FROZEN’ FRIDAY AT B&N: 7 pm, a celebration of the movie “Frozen,” with, according to Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village, “a singalong, reading stories, and doing some super fun (and edible!) crafts. C’mon in, dress up (if you want to), and sing ‘Let It Go’ as loud as you can!” (2600 SW Barton)

EVEN MORE LIVE MUSIC: Dave Holo Trio at Salty’s (5 pm), “Bobcat Bob” at C & P Coffee (7 pm), Scott MK Turner at The Cask (9 pm), The Take Downs (formerly the Flat 5, 9:30 pm) at Feedback Lounge – all four of those venues, WSB sponsors – plus The Benbow Room and Skylark Café and Club – you’ll find all those listings by going to our calendar.

AND THAT’S STILL NOT ALL … see other listings on the WSB calendar.

4 Comments

  1. Anyone know what time “walkdown” starts?

    Comment by JJ — 11:01 am August 1, 2014 #

  2. For all the years I’ve spent time on the fence watching that … it varies. Could be 1, could be 1:30 … http://westseattleblog.com/2011/08/blue-angels-watch-today-from-the-museum-of-flight-media-zone/

    Comment by WSB — 11:04 am August 1, 2014 #

  3. I highly recommend the Backporch Apostles. They were so much fun when they played at Elliott Bay during Street Fair (aka Summer Fest)

    Comment by JEM — 1:03 pm August 1, 2014 #

  4. Very nice sunrise photo by Ms. Bradshaw. Never seen anything quite like it…

    Comment by gh — 2:16 pm August 1, 2014 #

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