West Seattle Saturday: Delridge Day festival; ‘Blues Brothers’ at WSOM; soccer-shoe sale; low-low tide; much more

August 9, 2014 at 9:31 am | In West Seattle news, WS miscellaneous | 5 Comments

(Moonrise over Brace Point, by Laura James; sun/moon times are always on the WSB Weather page)
If you haven’t already browsed the full Saturday lineup on our calendar – here’s a quick list of highlights:

HPIC RUMMAGE SALE: It’s big, it’s quirky, it’s happening now through 3 pm (and again 9-2 Sunday if you can’t get there today), it’s the Highland Park Improvement Club rummage sale. Also go admire how the HPIC parking lot has evolved into a courtyard/raingarden since last time. (12th/Holden)

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: Now through 3 pm, unique creations are on sale at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – go browse and meet the artists! Like Machel Spence, who sent the photo of her shell-box display:

(5612 California SW)

LOW-LOW TIDE: 10:16 am, tide’s out to -2.2 feet, and that’s excellent for exploring. Do it with expert advice from volunteer beach naturalists at Constellation and Lincoln Parks, now until 12:30 pm, details here.

SOCCER SHOE SALE: Big event with small prices – new soccer shoes/cleats for as little as $10/pair – and all for a good cause – the West Seattle Soccer Club wants you to know about this sale 10 am-4 pm at Grace Church – full details are on the WSSC home page – just scroll down a bit. (10323 28th SW)

INCOMING GATEWOOD ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTENER? Come to today’s playdate with your child’s future classmates (and your fellow future Gatewood families), 10:30 am-12:30 pm. The playground’s on the north side of campus.

DELRIDGE DAY: 11 am-3 pm in Delridge Community Center Park, with live music, activities, community info/vendor booths, plus SPD’s “Picnic at the Precinct” activities – see last night’s preview for the schedule. (Delridge/Genesee)

BENEFIT BARBECUE: 11 am-4 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), today’s benefit barbecue is part of the Dog Days of Summer – details in our calendar listing. (California/Morgan/Fauntleroy)

KITE FESTIVAL: 2-6 pm, the Seattle Chinese Garden on the north edge of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus welcomes you to come celebrate these wind-powered wonders. Details in our preview. (6000 16th SW)

‘BLUES BROTHERS’ AT WS OUTDOOR MOVIES: Gates open at 6:30 pm, movie at dusk, with the 1980 classic “The Blues Brothers” as tonight’s West Seattle Outdoor Movies feature presentation on the big screen in the courtyard at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor). Free; preshow entertainment, too. Details in our preview. (4410 California SW)

NIGHT 2 FOR ‘HELLO, DOLLY!’: Twelfth Night Productions presents “Hello, Dolly!” again tonight at West Seattle High School Theater, 7:30 pm. In addition, they’re having a diaper/clothing drive for WestSide Baby – get $3 off the price of an adult ticket if you bring a diaper/kids-clothing donation. (3000 California SW)

MORE NIGHTLIFE! Music all over town – see individual venue/event listings for tonight (and beyond) by going directly to our calendar!

5 Comments

  1. Anyone who is not here at the Kite Festival is missing out! I had no idea this beautiful Chinese garden existed.

    Comment by MercyMoi — 3:17 pm August 9, 2014 #

  2. MM, glad you’re checking it out! I am in fact right outside the SCG at the moment while co-publisher Patrick Sand grabs a couple quick photos so we can publish a “happening now” story while headed home from Delridge Day. It goes back about as far as we do – just out of curiosity’s sake, I checked our archives, first mention June 2007: http://westseattleblog.com/?p=1958 – but it is pretty much a “hidden treasure” – TR

    Comment by WSB — 3:45 pm August 9, 2014 #

  3. The kiting was fun and everyone was very gracious about the few tangles (oops, 7YO on the loose). But what struck me most was the garden itself and the pagoda structures and courtyards. I felt like I’d stepped out of the city entirely and entered a different time and place. I’ll be back to enjoy again.

    Also, have to add I caught that soccer sale and bought three pairs of youth shoes (Nike and Puma), shorts, and a compression shirt for $38. That was less than the pair of cleats sitting in the Zappos box in the kitchen, which I will be returning! There is going to be another small sale of this overstock, the organizers told me, and then remnants will be donated. I thought this was an annual thing but nope, it’s a one-time donation from a sporting goods business that folded. Really amazing deals!

    Comment by MercyMoi — 4:57 pm August 9, 2014 #

  4. I hated missing the Blues Brothers tonight! WSB — I hope you’ll report on how the turnout was! I am imagining a bunch of fellow expat Chicagoans mixed with younger Seattle folks. So sad I missed this chance to repeat all the lines together and get up and dance to great music with other Chicagoans in Seattle! I bet it was so fun and a great turnout, and I’m so sad I missed it. :( Maybe again next year?

    Comment by AMS — 1:04 am August 10, 2014 #

  5. Co-publisher Patrick usually lends tech help and so he was there tonight and reports another big turnout – I somehow have missed all four movies so far. Next week is “Goonies,” which should be big, too, as will “Frozen,” which ends the season the week after that.

    Comment by WSB — 1:16 am August 10, 2014 #

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