West Seattle, Washington
Nine schools are participating in this year’s 2017 West Seattle Education Fair, and tomorrow is the night you can come talk to all their reps in one room, 7-9 pm at the Alki Masonic Center (4736 40th SW) in The Junction. You’ll find details in our calendar listing; just drop in during the Education Fair and find out more about any or all of the participating schools, which cover from preschool through 8th grade. Free to attend; all welcome; easy access, with parking for vehicles and bikes, and buses running nearby. (WSB is a sponsor.)
When we talked with Chef Mark Fuller and Marjorie Chang Fuller for our recent preview of their new Junction venture Supreme, they were aiming for an opening date of November 12th. Now it’s here – and so is Supreme. We just stopped by their bar-with-New-York-style-pizza-and-pinball joint at 4521 California SW for an opening-night photo. (Note the slushie machines toward the right side, like their north-of-Morgan enterprise New Luck Toy.) The menu is online; Supreme’s hours are (updated) 4 pm-2 am every day.
4:19 PM: Get everything charged, just in case … the National Weather Service has a Wind Advisory for our area, covering 7 am-7 pm Monday. It’s predicting “South (wind) 25 to 35 mph, with gusts 50 to 55 mph.” You can read the full alert here.
MONDAY MORNING NOTE: As of just before 8 a Monday, the alert has been raised to a High Wind Warning, with gusts possible to 60 mph, in effect through 9 pm.
You might have seen that video online – or maybe this New York Times story from earlier this week – without realizing its subject, actor Mickey Rowe, lives in West Seattle. Mickey has gained natioal fame as “the first openly autistic actor to play the role” of Christopher, an autistic teenager, in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” He told us he is on the road for three months, performing the play (which closed in Syracuse today, after a run in Indiana) and will return to West Seattle, where he lives in an apartment in The Triangle. He is a 2011 graduate of the University of Washington drama program with a long list of theatrical accomplishments, even before this role brought him a bright spotlight.
While the Admiral Neighborhood Association would usually meet this coming Tuesday – the second Tuesday of the month – the November meeting is canceled, president Larry Wymer tells us. But unlike many community groups, ANA will meet in December, so you can re-set your calendar for Tuesday, December 12th (7 pm, The Sanctuary at Admiral, 42nd/Lander).
So many people have observed that the fall colors this year are the most spectacular in memory. Even before this memorable season, one West Seattle garden was putting on such a great late-season show that it’s showcased in this month’s issue of Sunset magazine! Mark and Kathryn Daughhetee of Gatewood are the owners; Lisa Port is their landscape designer; and David E. Perry – also a West Seattleite – photographed their garden for the article, which you can see here. (Perry shared a bonus photo, which you see above, for us to publish with permission.) The Daughhetees chronicled the transformation of their garden with several updates on this personal website.
By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor
If you want to – or have to – let someone else do the driving, you have more options than you might realize.
That was the theme of a recent forum presented by the West Seattle Transportation Coalition. WSTC put together a panel of representatives from advocacy groups and transportation providers who presented information, and answered questions, about many of those options.
It’s a money matter as well as a mobility matter:
Some of your options for today, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Year-round in the street in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. Here’s what’s fresh. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW FINALE: Last chance to shop this year’s Fauntleroy Fine Art and Holiday Gift Show, 11 am-2 pm at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall. See the participant list here. (9140 California SW)
KIERKEGAARD LECTURE RECEPTION: Noon at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle:
The Rev. Ronald F. Marshall, longtime pastor at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, (delivered) the Watkin Memorial Kierkegaard Lecture at Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, on November 9, 2017.
Upon his return, a reception is planned for Sunday, November 12, at 12 Noon at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle. It will be a time to ask questions about the lecture which is titled: “The Confused Name of the Century: Luther’s Thought as the Matrix for Kierkegaard’s Writings.”
Our calendar listing also includes information on how to get a free copy of his lecture. (4105 California SW)
CHORO TOCANDO: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
GOODNESS: They’re reuniting to celebrate the vinyl release of their 1995 album! Free in-store concert at Easy Street Records, 5 pm, all ages. (California/Alaska)
LUSTERLIT: At Parliament Tavern, 8 pm:
Lusterlit (Susan Hwang and Charlie Nieland) play songs about books with friends and fellow contributors to the Bushwick Book Club performance series, Homewrecker Spoon (with Don Rauf), The Long Hot Summer (Scott M.X. Turner and Amber Crea), Nessa Grassing and Brooklyn’s Jessie Kilguss.
Admission free. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
FULL CALENDAR … always accessible, 24/7, here.