West Seattle Friday: Blue Angels, Mount music, HPIC Corner Bar, more

Thanks to Raul Baron for last night’s sunset/moonset view – call it the early start to an honorary three-day Seafair-and-more weekend. Speaking of which, ship tours continue today, just across the bay:

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(USS Gridley @ Pier 66 – U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Cory Asato)

Here’s the list of ships, locations, and times for tours (which continue through Sunday, with some daily changes). And the Blue Angels are up for another practice airshow just after 1 pm. Other planes, too:

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(Photo above by Monica Zaborac; photo below by Jim Clark)
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They take off from Boeing Field, just east of West Seattle, which has multiple places to watch, including the Museum of Flight:

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(Photo by Doug Branch)

The pre-Angels airshow starts at 11:45; lineup information is here. And we’ve been mentioning in traffic coverage, the Blue Angels’ performance – technically a “practice” today – closes the I-90 bridge 1:15-2:40 pm, and there’s invariably residual backup onto northbound I-5, among other routes, so if you have to get around during that window, be forewarned.

Here’s what’s happening on the ground, on-peninsula, for the rest of today/tonight:

ANANSI THE SPIDER: 11 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, the classic tale of the trickster spider, told by Oregon Shadow Theatre. (2306 42nd SW)

WHITE CENTER PROMISE CELEBRATION: Free backpacks and school supplies for hundreds of local kids, along with performances, free food, raffles, and educational activities. Sign up here; more info in our calendar listing. 4-7 pm at Greenbridge Plaza. (9800 8th SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Nonagenarian Georgie Kunkel tells her tale in the Southwest Seattle Historical Society-presented series, 5-7 pm. Here’s her video invitation:

See, hear, and meet her at Barnes & Noble in Westwood Village. (2800 SW Barton)

DAVE HOLO TRIO: 5-8 pm, live jazz with the spectacular view at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), no cover. (1936 Harbor SW)

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE MOUNT: Tonight brings the first of four Friday night concerts on the south side of the Providence Mount St. Vincent campus. The music’s free, with Neil Diamond tribute band Cherry Cherry, starting at 6 pm; you have the option of buying dinner/drinks starting at 5:30 pm. Tonight’s menu and other info can be found in our calendar listing. Bring your own chair/blanket. (4831 35th SW)

FREE FAMILY FUN AT THE Y: canceled

CORNER BAR: The monthly pop-up bar at Highland Park Improvement Club features The Cold 102s tonight. Doors open at 6 pm. (12th SW/SW Holden)

SKYLAR GRACE: Acoustic singer-songwriter, performing at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

BUCHAREST DRINKING TEAM: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, this “Seattle-based, sport-and-alcohol-themed Balkan-music juggernaut” performs. (7904 35th SW)

MOVIE IN THE PARK: “Zootopia” is tonight’s free outdoor movie in the “park” next to West Seattle Church of the Nazarene, at dusk (9-ish). Free popcorn, pop, and hot dogs. (42nd SW/SW Juneau)

FOR MORE … check the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Friday: Blue Angels, Mount music, HPIC Corner Bar, more"

  • AmandaKH August 5, 2016 (9:30 am)

    That picture of the mountains and the moon!  Swoon!

  • DB August 5, 2016 (10:58 am)

    WOW Raul, that sunset photo is incredible!  Great work!!

  • Alki Betty August 5, 2016 (11:34 am)

    I’m ashamed to say I live right in view of this, and I MISSED it! THANK YOU for a most fabulous moon/sunset shot. WOW!!! More please…. :-) 


  • annika August 5, 2016 (1:19 pm)

    wonderful photo!

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