West Seattle, Washington
Welcome to the first full day of fall! Here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
HELP HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY’S PLAYGROUND CLEANUP: 9 am-noon, or any part of that time that you can spend, you are invited to join the Highland Park Elementary PTA in cleaning up the school playground, as previewed here last night. (1012 SW Trenton)
QUILT SHOW AND WINE TASTING: 9 am-4 pm at the Masonic Center in The Junction. $15 admission includes wine tastings and glass, $5 admission without wine/glass. Hand quilting frame to be raffled at 3:30 pm. More info in our calendar listing. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)
CAN YOU GIVE SO OTHERS CAN LIVE? Blood drive today at Westwood Village, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Details including break time are in our calendar listing. (SW Barton/26th SW)
SOUL SPA: Free and open to the public at Inner Alchemy – but register here first.
10 am Peace Filled Meditation
11 am Calming Inflammation Within
12 pm Kundalini Yoga
1 pm Family Constellations
2 pm Spiritual Empowerment through Technology
3 pm Chocolate and Acupuncture
4 pm Soulprint-exploring your personal brand
5 pm Tibetan & Crystal Bowl Sound Healing
(7354 35th SW)
EDUCATIONAL CARD PROJECT: Come have coffee and check out a new deck of cards with 54 women in the physical sciences, 11 am-3 pm at Uptown Espresso Gameporium in North Delridge. (3845 Delridge Way SW)
LAST CHANCE FOR CANINE SWIMMING: 11 am-1 pm at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, last chance for your dog to enjoy their post-people-swimming-season swim sessions! Details in our calendar listing. (11003 31st SW)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: Rescheduled community-conversation meeting with West Seattle/South Park’s rep on the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors, Leslie Harris. Just drop in. Noon-2:30 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE HS CLASS OF ’77 REUNION: 6 pm at the Brockey Center at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), the West Seattle High School Class of 1977 is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Not pre-registered? Get the info here. (6000 16th SW)
OKTOBERFEST AT ELLIOTT BAY BREWING COMPANY: Tonight’s the big night – 6-9 pm. (4720 California SW)
A NIGHT OUT WITH KILLER WHALE TALES: See how West Seattle-based Killer Whale Tales teaches thousands of youth each year about our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), KWT founder Jeff Hogan brings you the interactive presentation that has captivated and educated so many. Free; donations are welcome. Please RSVP. (5612 California SW)
‘A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING’: 7:30 pm at Alki UCC, it’s the latest Music From The Heart event to benefit the West Seattle Helpline. Enjoy an “evening of Broadway show tunes, jazz standards and other favorites” with instrumentalists and vocalists; see our calendar listing for full details. (6115 SW Hinds)
(Male varied thrush, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)
So long, summer! Here are highlights of what’s ahead for the rest of your Friday:
WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: First monthly meeting of the season! After the morning business meeting at 10 am, followed by recognition of our 25-plus-year members, at 12:45 Stephen Lamphear, “The Lazy Gardener,” will talk about having more joy with less work in the garden. Visitors are welcome for any part of the day. See website for more information. WSGC meets at Daystar. (2615 SW Barton)
TALK WITH YOUR CITY COUNCILMEMBER: District office hours for West Seattle/South Park City Councilmember Lisa Herbold are happening 2-6 pm today at South Park Community Center. (8319 8th Avenue S.)
FOOTBALL: This afternoon, Chief Sealth International High School is on the road, playing at Lakeside (14050 1st Ave NE) at 3:30 pm … Tonight, West Seattle High School plays at home, 7 pm vs. Cleveland at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)
WELCOMING WEEK AT THE Y: Two Welcoming Week events tonight at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle. From our preview: 5-6 pm Afro-Cuban dance class with Mark Lilly and 6 pm screening of the documentary “8 Borders, 8 Days,” following the odyssey of a refugee mom and children. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)
DOG SWIM: Second-to-last chance to bring your dog to Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club pool for a dogs-only swim session, 5-7 pm. This happens every year AFTER the pool is closed to humans for the season – it’s a fundraiser for AHSTC swim teams. Details in our calendar listing. (11003 31st SW)
WEST SEATTLE BIG BAND DINNER/DANCE: 6 pm doors and no-host bar open, 6:30 pm dinner, 7 pm music and dancing with the West Seattle Big Band @ the Senior Center. Check to see if there are still seats! (4217 SW Oregon)
WELCOME FALL @ EQUINOX SUNSET WATCH: Fall arrives this afternoon, so sunset tonight is your change-of-season chance to gather with NASA Solar System Ambassador Alice Enevoldsen at West Seattle’s Solstice Park to watch the sunset, learn about the equinox, and, this time, share your eclipse stories! Be there by 6:35 pm. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)
NOAH GUNDERSEN IN-STORE: 7 pm at Easy Street Records, Noah Gundersen and his band perform live – free, all ages – to celebrate their new record “White Noise.” (California SW/SW Alaska)
SUTHERLIN: Modern country @ C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
WESTSIDE BABY COCKTAIL BENEFIT: Tonight’s “great time for a great cause” event! 7:30 pm at Metropolist event space in SODO, party with and for WestSide Baby, on a mission to help thousands of local kids stay safe and dry. Check to see if tickets remain. (2931 1st Ave. S.)
MORE! Just check our complete calendar, where you’ll also find info on our free event listings.
The rain has returned as if it never left. But don’t let that keep you away from what’s happening today/tonight. Here are just a few of the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LAFAYETTE DINE-OUT BENEFIT: Until 9 pm, dine at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center and part of your proceeds will go to the Lafayette Elementary PTA. (9614 14th SW)
‘FILL THE BOOT’ FINALE: West Seattle firefighters are scheduled to be in The Junction one last day, through 7 pm, as a fundraiser to help fight muscular dystrophy. (California SW/SW Alaska)
SUSTAINABLE WEST SEATTLE PICNIC: All are welcome to join Sustainable West Seattle at Puget Ridge Edible Park, 4-7 pm. It’s a potluck, and also a chance to celebrate the past year’s achievements. (4767 Puget Way SW)
ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC, with the agenda including:
1. Report on proposed City parking policy changes
2. Westside Neighbors Network
3. Update on Alki Communication Hub
(6115 SW Hinds)
BELLY-DANCE SHOWCASE: Monthly Alauda showcase at The Skylark, 7:30 pm. No cover. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
FILL THE BOOT: Third of four days during which you’ll find West Seattle firefighters out in The Junction until 7 pm, collecting money to fight muscular dystrophy. (California SW/SW Alaska)
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)
FRESH VEGETABLES AND FRUIT … grown at the High Point Market Garden, available for purchase at the weekly farm stand next to it, 4-7 pm today. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)
WELCOMING WEEK CONTINUES … at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) with a cooking demo by Chef Kim O’Donnel, 4:30-6 pm: “Taste how potatoes are prepared in three different countries: India, Korea, and Mexico.” (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)
SW SPOKANE PUMP STATION DROP-IN MEETING: Come find out about the city’s plan for this East Admiral pump station – drop by between 4:30 and 6:30 pm. (3214 SW Spokane)
POOCHES IN THE POOL: 5-7 pm at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, it’s the second day of the end-of-season swim sessions for dogs (yes, the pool has already closed to humans for the rest of the year. Dogs only in the pool, but owners must stay nearby – other rules and info in our calendar listing. Fundraiser for AHSTC swim teams. (11003 31st SW)
WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES MEETING @ VASHON: 7 pm at Vashon Island High School, Washington State Ferries leadership will talk about the Triangle Route challenges and listen to public comments. Here’s our story looking ahead to the meeting and back at last week’s task force meeting. (9600 SW 204th, Vashon)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: The monthly writer series starts its fourth season tonight, 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), with Daemond Arrindell and Jeanine Walker as featured readers, and Maketa Born presenting the Favorite Poem. Don’t know much about WordsWest? We talked with its co-curators Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, and Harold Taw for this WSB report. (5612 California SW)
DEADGRASS: Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia music at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
(Osprey, photographed by Kersti Muul)
Unique opportunities today/tonight – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘WELCOMING WEEK’ AT YMCA: You’re invited to the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) for “Welcoming Week” presentations starting with two sessions today – one that’s just ending as we publish this, but another’s at 6:30-7:30 pm – for “Our Global Y,” as staff member Austin Cassell shares his reflection on his recent trip to the Tijuana YMCA. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)
FILL THE BOOT: Seattle Firefighters will be out around the city, 9 am-7 pm, with their annual fundraiser to fight muscular dystrophy, including multiple corners in the heart of the West Seattle Junction. (California SW/SW Alaska)
DESIGN-REVIEW CHANGES @ CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE: Following up on the public hearing last week (WSB coverage here), the City Council‘s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee will take up proposed changes to Design Review again today and may vote to send them on to the full Council – possibly with amendments. The meeting starts at 9:30 am at City Hall. (600 4th Ave.)
POOCHES IN THE POOL: 5-7 pm at Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club, it’s the first day of the end-of-season swim sessions for dogs (after the pool has already closed to humans for the rest of the year. Dogs only in the pool, but owners must stay nearby – other rules and info in our calendar listing. Fundraiser for AHSTC swim teams. (11003 31st SW)
TRAIN TO HELP WITH PUGET SOUND SEABIRD SURVEYS: From Kersti Muul: “Audubon has a Puget Sound Seabird Survey that runs from October to April on the first Saturday of the month. There is a Survey Protocol Training (tonight) at 5:30-7:30 pm.” At Lincoln Park, at the shelter just north of the restrooms. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
SHOULD I HELP? Domestic-violence-awareness training presented by New Beginnings at High Point Community Center, 6-7:30 pm: “Attend this quick and easy workshop and walk away with actions you can immediately put into place if you suspect domestic violence around you.” Registration information is in our calendar listing. (6920 34th SW)
DADS AND KIDS PIZZA NIGHT AT SANISLO: New program launching tonight at Sanislo Elementary on Puget Ridge – free pizza for dads and kids at 6 pm, then at 6:30, a presentation about WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students). From Ebony Lee:
All are welcome including community members who would like to learn about the program. Although the national program is geared toward men, at Sanislo we welcome both women and men! This is a unique chance for dads, granddads, uncles, step-dads, and adult brothers to have a night alone with their student in a fun atmosphere at school. WATCH D.O.G.S. is a one-of-a-kind school-based, father-involvement program that works to support education and safety. WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. Since the program’s creation in 1998, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.
The event is in the Performance Center at Sanislo. (1812 SW Myrtle)
PARKING & PARK AT JuNO: As previewed here last night, the Junction Neighborhood Organization agenda tonight includes SDOT reps talking about the new parking review they’re launching in The Junction, Parks reps talking about the new park to be developed in the 4700 block of 40th SW, an update on HALA upzoning, and more. 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library – this month’s book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COALITION: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, it’s your monthly chance to hear from and talk to local police. (2300 SW Webster)
UNPLUGGED, A MUSICAL GATHERING: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), all acoustic musicians welcome! (5612 California SW)
SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. “Unbridled bluegrass, Irish and folk tunes with a side of punk.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THOSE ARE JUST THE HIGHLIGHTS … see what else is up for today/tonight/beyond, by going here.
(Female downy woodpecker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘FILL THE BOOT’ DRIVE: Today through Thursday, West Seattle and four other areas of the city will see Seattle firefighters’ annual “Fill the Boot” fundraiser for muscular dystrophy. (Photo added:)
(Multiple corners at California SW/SW Alaska)
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2-3 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s book is “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka. All welcome! (9010 35th SW)
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT COMMISSION: This new city commission meets for the second time at City Hall downtown, 6 pm. The agenda is linked here; our coverage of the commission’s first meeting is here. (600 4th Ave.)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library, bring the kids for songs, stories, and rhymes! (35th SW/SW Raymond)
ROSTAM BATMANGLIJ LIVE IN-STORE: 7 pm at Easy Street Records, Grammy-winning songwriter/producer Rostam Batmanglij is live in-store with a special solo performance celebrating his just-released debut solo album. (California SW/SW Alaska)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete-calendar page, here.
1:31 PM: Sorry we didn’t hear about this one in advance – that was a flyover for the Seahawks home opener, roaring in right over south West Seattle, a few minutes ago. Still looking up exactly what/whose jets they were.
1:46 PM: Haven’t found that info yet but here’s what it looked like for those at the stadium.
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE NATIVE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: 10 am-6 pm, shop and snack at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse – details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in The Junction – see what’s fresh this week! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
2ND TIME SALE’S 2ND DAY: 11:30 am-2 pm, one more time to shop the 23rd annual 2nd Time Sale at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)
ANTI-BULLYING SEMINAR: 1 pm at Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy – check to see if there’s still room. (2701 California SW)
JAMTIME: Bluegrass and old-time music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)
SOUTH PARK SPOTLIGHT @ SOUTHWEST STORIES: Anna Marti talks about the history of South Park, “From Farm to Factory,” 2 pm at South Park Library, as part of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s SouthWest Stories series. Free. (8604 8th Ave. S.)
Thanks to Danny McMillin for sharing the photo of last night’s moon. If it’s out tonight, it just might be red, since wildfire smoke has moved back in. But don’t let that get in the way of your Saturday – the last weekend of summer begins with these highlights rom the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
LIONS CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 8-11 am at the Senior Center of West Seattle, $7 gets you breakfast courtesy of the Lions Club. (4217 SW Oregon)
SUNDODGER INVITATIONAL: Starting at 9 am and continuing through mid-afternoon, it’s this year’s big cross-country meet for high-school and college runners at Lincoln Park – see the schedule here. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
ALKI BEACH CLEANUP: It’s International Coastal Cleanup Day and Puget Soundkeeper is leading a cleanup at Alki, 9:30 am-noon.
WESTFEST: 10 am-10 pm at Holy Rosary School, it’s the annual “carnival of community,” with rides, games, food, and entertainment. Here’s the stage schedule:
10:30 AM Toddler Time w/Friendly Clown
12:00 PM West Seattle’s Got Talent “Dance Off”
2:00 PM Raymond The Magician Magic Show
3:00 PM Mode School of Music
4:00 PM Comerford Irish Dance
5:00 PM Intermission
6:00 PM Live Fly
7:00 PM The Maddy Wyse Band
8:00 PM Raffle Winners Announced!
8:05 PM Dad Band
DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE NATIVE ARTS/CRAFTS MARKET: 10 am-6 pm at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse – details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
FIESTAS PATRIAS PARADE AND FESTIVAL: 11 am-1 pm parade, followed by a festival and health fair until 6 pm, in South Park. Our preview from Friday includes information on the route and the participants.
MOUNTAIN FEST: 11 am-5 pm at Camp Long, a day of free fun celebrating mountaineering – including the park’s legendary Schurman Rock. See the schedule of events, activities, and highlights in our preview from Friday night. (5200 35th SW)
CELEBRATION OF CHINESE CULTURE: Noon-3:30 pm in the garden courtyard at Seattle Chinese Garden: “This family-friendly event for all ages includes performances of dance, music, and song from 1 to 2:15, followed at 2:30 to 3:30 by a class for children demonstrating how to do a Chinese dance (parents and others welcome to watch). Come early for a Chinese painting demonstration from noon to 1 pm. Also enjoy Chinese dishes and snacks at a food booth.” Ticket info in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL-BOARD REP: Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors‘ representative for West Seattle and South Park, Leslie Harris, will be at Delridge Library 3-5 pm for a drop-in community-conversation meeting. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
URBAN HOMESTEAD FOUNDATION PIG ROAST: 5-9 pm, dine and celebrate at the site the UHF is working to save and transform. Details in our preview, including ticket info. (50th SW/SW Dakota)
MEET THE ARTIST: At Virago Gallery in The Junction, 5-9 pm:
Dahlia Elsayed’s first show with Virago Gallery features works on paper on the theme of language, landscape, poetry and shifting perspectives. The 16 works in the show include paintings and a series of 12 painted paper collages with handwritten text as part of the image. Dahlia Elsayed combines text and imagery to create visually narrative paintings that document internal and external geographies. She begins with verse as a starting point of each work and uses the edited texts in created landscapes, mixing the psychological with the topographical.
(4306 SW Alaska)
CIDER TASTING: At Sound & Fog in The Junction, 5 pm-8 pm. (4735 40th SW)
OKTOBERFEST AT PROST! “Come drink big biers, win prizes, play hammerschlagen, and dance on tables! We are doing it all and doing it in our dirndls and lederhosen. 7 different Oktoberfest biers on draft and great swag to win all weekend.” 7 pm tonight at Prost! West Seattle, “Warsteiner ceremonial keg tapping and party. Lots of giveaways, Brotzeitteller to share, and plenty of David Hasselhoff on the playlist.” (3407 California SW)
FREE FAMILY GAME NIGHT: 7:30 pm-9:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:
Geri Cooper brings back her vast game collection to Kenyon Hall for another Free Family Games Night. She has Yahtzee, Sorry, Monopoly, Parcheesi, Trivial Pursuit, Dominoes, Hearts, Spades, Rummy, Rummikub, Checkers, Cribbage, Pictionary, Jinga, The Worst Case Scenario, Go Fish, Jacks, Manacles, Backgammon, Chinese Checkers, Sequence, Apples to Apples, Battleship, and Uno.
Not enough variety? Then bring your own favorite game to share. Prizes will be given to the winners, and the Mighty Wurlitzer will be played!
Free admission, but be sure to bring something from your collection of White Elephant treasures for our fall gift exchange.
We’ll serve punch and popcorn.
(7904 35th SW)
THREE BANDS: Iron Kim Style, Nosretep, Fraktal Phantom are live at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+.(4210 SW Admiral Way)
SERIOUSLY … there’s more! See all the listings for today/tonight on our complete calendar.
The sunset panorama is from Wednesday night, courtesy of Jamie Kinney (as with most WSB photos, if you are using laptop/desktop/landscape tablet, click the image for a larger version). We would guess there’ll be a colorful sunset to watch tonight, too. Before and after, lots more to do – here are the highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
PARK(ing) DAY: As previewed last night, three West Seattle businesses are setting up mini-parks in parking spaces as part of this citywide event that continues into early evening: Wyatt’s Jewelers (Westwood Village; WSB sponsor), Fleurt (4536 California SW); Red Cup Espresso (4451 California SW). We’re out visiting all three right now – separate update to come.
DAVE HOLO TRIO: Live New Orleans jazz at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)
VIGIL: As previously announced, a vigil is planned at 6 pm tonight outside the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium for 15-year-old murder victim Derek Juarez-Lopez, killed at Westcrest Park the day before he would have started his sophomore year at CSIHS. (2600 SW Thistle)
WESTFEST: Holy Rosary School’s annual fall festival starts tonight, 6-10 pm:
Please be a part of West Seattle’s ‘Carnival of Community’ brought to you by Holy Rosary School! Come experience great music, eat delicious food, and crazy fun kid rides! There is so much to do and see, including BINGO, a classic cake walk with scrumptious prizes, a kids’ talent show and carnival style games galore. There’s a beer garden for adults, too.
STAGE LINEUP – FRIDAY
6:00 PM Music Beats by Wes Wunder
7:00 PM West Seattle Big Band
GARY BENSON: Solo performer at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
OKTOBERFEST: Three-day celebration starts tonight at Prost! West Seattle, 7 pm. “Come drink big biers, win prizes, play hammerschlagen, and dance on tables! We are doing it all and doing it in our dirndls and lederhosen. 7 different Oktoberfest biers on draft and great swag to win all weekend. Join us for this three day celebration starting today (9/15 @7pm) with Benediktiner. Raffling off soccer jerseys and koozies and Prost! Oktoberfest steins for sale. Featuring these Oktoberfests throughout the Season Oktoberfest season. Andechs, Weltenburger, Dinkelacker, Weihenstephan, Hofbrau, Paulaner, Ayinger, Hacker-Pschorr, Benediktiner, Warsteiner.” (3407 California SW)
THE RIFFBROKERS, THE FUZZ, VAGUE CHOIR: “A night of power pop twang and rock and roll action” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
OF COURSE THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page.
The West Seattle Art Walk is the major highlight for the rest of your Thursday:
That’s the map/venue list for the Art Walk, which runs “5 pm to late.” Note the venues offering drink/food specials, and also note that there’s a Makers’ Market in Junction Plaza Park (42nd/Alaska) again this month! Other highlights include:
CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS (WSB sponsor): “Our featured artists are our own Frances Smersh in collaboration with Stephanie Hargrave, both West Seattle artists. Stephanie is known for her encaustic (wax) paintings (she teaches workshops in encaustic in her West Seattle studio), Frances has primarily been known as a jewelry artist but has expanded into 2-D in the last several years. They’ve created a large body of work including many very small paintings.” (4540 California SW)
VISCON CELLARS (WSB sponsor): Pamela Resnick will be painting live in the Viscon Cellars Winery Tasting Room from 5-9 pm. (5910 California SW)
WELCOME ROAD WINERY (WSB sponsor): Works by Deborah McCarroll and Brooke Belman, who will both be on hand at the tasting room. (3804 California SW)
WALLFLOWER CUSTOM FRAMING: “Identity Works,” photography of dancers, by Michelle Smith-Lewis, open until 8 pm. (4735 42nd SW)
More venue/artist highlights for tonight are on the official Art Walk website!
Also of note today:
COMMUNITY CENTERS CLOSED: As noted here earlier this week, Seattle Parks’ community centers are closed citywide today for an employee event. That includes, in our area, Delridge Community Center, High Point Community Center, Hiawatha Community Center, and Southwest Teen Life Center. (SW Pool is open.) They will reopen tomorrow.
TRIANGLE TASK FORCE & PROTEST: The community-member task force appointed to work with Washington State Ferries on trying to improve Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route procedures meets 4:30-7 pm at Fauntleroy Church. A group of Vashon residents say they will protest at the ferry terminal afterward to call attention to the problems they say have been worsened by the procedure changes. (9140 California SW)
HORSE AND TIGER: “Funky instrumental improv” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
PELLEGRINI AND TAMBO: Live music at The Skylark, 9 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
AS ALWAYS, THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page.
(Dark-eyed junco, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your Wednesday:
EARLY-RELEASE WEDNESDAYS BEGIN: Starting today, every Wednesday of the school year, Seattle Public Schools will be out 75 minutes early.
FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLES … grown at the High Point Market Garden, available for purchase at the weekly farm stand next to it, 4-7 pm today. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)
DELRIDGE GROCERY BOARD MEETING: All welcome at the meeting of the board working to make the Delridge Grocery Cooperative store a reality, 6:30 pm at Cottage Grove Commons. Here’s our report on the coop’s recent “town hall” meeting. (5444 Delridge Way SW)
CLIMATE CHANGE: 7 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center:
Holy Rosary and Our Lady of Guadalupe parishes are co-sponsoring an evening with Jeff Renner called “Laudato Si: A Faithful Response to Climate Change.” Jeff, a member of Mary, Queen of Peace parish in Sammamish, will discuss the changes he’s observed in our climate during 38 years as chief meteorologist and science reporter with KING-TV in Seattle. He will also talk about the latest science and how it relates to Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home.”
(3410 SW Myrtle)
CHIEF SEALTH IHS PTSA: First PTSA meeting of the year for Chief Sealth International High School, 7 pm in the Confucius Center on campus. (2600 SW Thistle)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, this month’s agenda is devoted to hot issues in Burien. (9131 California SW)
THE BILLY JOE SHOW: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
TRIVIA NIGHT: 8:30 pm, it’s the famous Wednesday night trivia at Talarico’s in The Junction. (4718 California SW)
WHAT ELSE? See the full lineup for today, tonight, and beyond, on our complete-calendar page.
Thanks to Victoria Gnatoka for views of West Seattle from the air, photographed while she was flying out of Sea-Tac last week. Here’s what’s happening on the ground for the rest of your Tuesday:
DINE OUT FOR HURRICANE RELIEF: 4-10 pm, half the proceeds at Mioposto Admiral (and its sibling restaurants elsewhere in the city, if you’re off-peninsula tonight) go to hurricane relief, as do all proceeds from $5 raffle tickets. (2139 California SW)
FREE IRISH-DANCE LESSON: 4:45 pm at the VFW Hall in The Triangle, it’s the start of a new round of Comerford School of Irish Dance lessons for new beginners, and the first lesson is free. (3601 SW Alaska)
‘SCHOOL YOUR PARENTS’: 5-7 pm at High Point Library:
Learn about great resources that the High Point Library presents during the school year for students and families
Scavenger Hunt Fun!
School Supplies Giveaway
West Seattle Helpline Clothesline Program will be giving out gently used clothing to all
Come join us!
(35th SW/SW Raymond)
JUSTIN KAUSAL-HAYES: Live music at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm. No cover; happy-hour specials available until 6 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)
FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm board meeting – everyone welcome – at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. The agenda is in our calendar listing. (9131 California SW)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm general meeting – everyone welcome – at The Sanctuary at Admiral. Guest speaker is Karen Berge from West Seattle Be Prepared – always a timely topic, but even more so right now with the hurricanes and Mexico megaquake affecting millions. (42nd SW/SW Lander)
SOUTH PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: 7 pm general meeting – everyone welcome – at SP Neighborhood Center. (8201 10th Ave. S.)
MAX CRUMBLE ORCHESTRA: “Homage to elevator music,” 7:30-10 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral)
THERE’S ALWAYS MORE … for today, tonight, and way beyond, on our complete-calendar page, where you can also find out how to get your event listed (hint: the earlier we get the info, the better!).
Before we get any further into Monday – here are the highlights, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
HURRICANE RELIEF DINE-OUT BENEFIT: At B’s Po Boy on Alki until 9 pm tonight: 25 percent of pre-sales-tax proceeds will be donated to help hurricane survivors. There’s also a silent auction on which you can bid! (2738 Alki SW)
WESTWOOD EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:45 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s book is “Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures” by Vincent Lam. All welcome. (9010 35th SW)
ADMIRAL EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:45 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. This month’s book is “The Other” by David Guterson. All welcome. (2306 42nd SW)
HEARING ON DESIGN-REVIEW CHANGES: As previewed here last night, the City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee has a public hearing tonight on major changes proposed to the Design Review program, which among other things is the only part of the development-vetting process that often includes public meetings. This topic is the second part of a meeting at SIFF Cinema Uptown in lower Queen Anne; the first, focused on upzoning for that area, is scheduled 5:30-7 pm, with the Design Review-related hearing to follow around 7 pm. (511 Queen Anne Ave. N.)
THE DARTS @ EASY STREET: Free in-store all-ages performance by The Darts at Easy Street Records in The Junction, 7 pm. (California/Alaska)
AS ALWAYS, THERE’S MORE … on our complete-calendar page!
Happy Sunday! Here are the highlights of what’s happening today/tonight in West Seattle:
HURRICANE FUNDRAISER: The photo above is from Amy, who explains, “My kids are raising money for hurricane victims. They made a lot of money (Saturday), in a short amount of time. And will be back (today) selling cookies, brownies, muffins, and lemonade.” ~10 am-2 pm. The proceeds go to hurricane relief via GlobalGiving.org. (52nd SW/SW Stevens)
PARK FEEDBACK @ FARMERS’ MARKET: Two-thirds of an acre of land in the 4700 block of 40th SW, bought by the city five years ago, is getting closer to being turned into a park. Potential designs are being shown, and your feedback collected, 10 am-2 pm today at the Farmers Market – look for the Seattle Parks booth/table. We’ll be looking for it once the market opens and will update with the location. *Added – south end of market* (California between Oregon and Alaska)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: As for the rest of the market – go see what’s fresh this week! 10 am-2 pm. (California between Oregon and Alaska)
MEET GREYHOUNDS: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay-Admiral. (2611 California SW)
LAST DAY FOR COLMAN POOL: Noon-7 pm, it’s the last day of the season for Colman Pool on the shore at Lincoln Park; here’s the swim-session schedule. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
And if you’re going downtown tonight …
WATER TAXI EXTENDED SCHEDULE FOR SOUNDERS’ MATCH: Last run from Pier 52 to West Seattle will be at 10:45 pm.
From West Seattle’s VFW Post 2713, we’ve received word of this year’s student essay competition – with cash prizes, including a chance to win scholarship money, if the entrant’s in high school. Here’s the announcement:
All students in private, public, or home school are eligible to compete. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded for each grade, while first-place winners will advance to state and possibly national levels with greater prizes. The competitions are:
Youth Essay – Grades 3rd, 4th, 5th
Topic “What does a Veteran mean to me?”
Prizes: 1st $100, 2nd $75, 3rd $40, 4th-10th $15, 11th-15th $5
(Entry form here)
Patriots Pen – Grades 6th, 7th, 8th
Topic “America’s Gift to My Generation”
Prizes: 1st $125, 2nd $100, 3rd $75, 4th-6th $25, 7th-10th $15
(Entry info here)
Voice of Democracy – Grades 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Topic “American History: Our Hope for the Future”
Prizes: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $75, 4th-6th place $25, 7th-10th place $15
Note: Each state winner is eligible for a $30,000 scholarship.
(Entry info here)
Deadline for entries is November 1st.
(Steller’s Jay, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Good morning! Here’s what’s happening on your Saturday:
SOUTH DELRIDGE LITTER CLEANUP: Join your neighbor Bridgette, who is hosting a litter cleanup 9 am-11 am today. You don’t have to be there for the full two-hour cleanup – “any time you can volunteer would be appreciated! We will meet at the corner of 20th Ave SW & SW Thistle. We will provide supplies – grabbers, gloves, buckets, trash bags, etc. You simply need to show up! Hope to see you there!”
MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE: The van is in The Junction today, 9 am-3 pm. Walk-up donors welcome, but not 11 am-noon, when the drive will be taking a break. More info in our calendar listing. (42nd SW/SW Alaska)
GRIEFSHARE RECOVERY SUPPORT GROUP: 1st of 13 Saturday meetings at Grace Church – join at any time. 10 am-noon. Info in our calendar listing. (10323 28th SW)
THUNDER ROAD GUITARS CLOSED, TO CELEBRATE PORTLAND GRAND OPENING: In The Junction, Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) is closed today so proprietor Frank Gross and staff can be at the grand opening of the new TRG in Portland. (4736 California SW)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 11 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. Free. (2306 42nd SW)
BABY JAM MUSIC AND DANCE: Movement for the little ones, 11:30 am at High Point Library. Free. (35th SW/SW Raymond)
POP-UP MERCADO – SUMMER’S END: Noon-5 pm, come support local artists and artisans! Colectiva Noroeste presents this event with art, apparel, handmade gifts, food, jewelry, and music, plus the food truck El Chapulin Oaxaqueño, at Highland Park Improvement Club. (1116 SW Holden)
SECOND-TO-LAST DAY FOR COLMAN POOL: One last post-season weekend before outdoor saltwater Colman Pool closes until next year – noon-7 pm today (and tomorrow). Here’s the schedule. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL SOCCER: West Seattle High School girls’ home opener, 6 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, vs. Marysville Getchell HS. (2801 SW Thistle)
ATOMIC RUST, ELI, POLARISER: “Old-school punk and rock ‘n’ roll” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
HARRISON B, ROBOT JURASSIC, BARE MINIMUM: Performing at The Skylark, 9 pm. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
FOR EVERYTHING ELSE … check our complete calendar!
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:
PHOTO EXHIBIT/OPEN HOUSE: 4-9 pm at newly opened QSpace, its first photo exhibit, “PARSA’s Afghanistan,” opens, with this event:
Join us for an open house honoring Seattle native Marnie Gustavson, who is the Executive Director of PARSA Afghanistan, a non-profit with over 20 years’ history helping to empower the most disadvantaged in that country, particularly orphans and women. Ms. Gustavson has lived and worked in Afghanistan for the past 10 years. The exhibit will feature photos, cards, and unique items from Afghanistan. The photo exhibit will continue until October 7.
(3800 California SW)
HAPPY HOUR AND TOMATO TASTING: 5:30-7 pm, Seattle Farm School hosts a “homegrown happy hour and tomato tasting” at Beveridge Place Pub. If you have tomatoes to share, bring them! (Not mandatory.) More info in our calendar listing. Note that BPP is 21+. (6413 California SW)
DESIGN REVIEW #2 FOR 2222 SW BARTON: 6:30 pm at the Sisson Building/Senior Center, this project – described in city files as “a four-story apartment building containing 27 small efficiency dwelling units and 39 apartment units” – gets its second and possibly final review by the Southwest Design Review Board.
See the full “packet” here. The meeting will include an opportunity for public comment. (4217 SW Oregon)
VIGIL FOR MURDER VICTIM: A candlelight vigil for 15-year-old Westcrest Park murder victim Derek Juarez-Lopez is planned at 7 pm at the park, according to the letter sent to Chief Sealth IHS families, included in our Wednesday update. (6th SW/SW Cambridge) (Update here)
NORTH HIGHLINE UNINCORPORATED AREA COUNCIL: 7 pm at North Highline Fire District HQ, the community council for White Center, Top Hat, and the rest of unincorporated NH meets. See our partner site White Center Now for the agenda. All welcome. (1243 SW 112th)
SPECIAL FORCES BAND: “Original jazz, rock, and funk” at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Fall is really here. And so are all these highlights for today/tonight!
WESTSIDE JOB FAIR: First-ever job fair presented by the West Seattle Junction Association and West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, 10 am-1 pm at Great American Diner and Bar – bring your resumé – more than 30 employers who are hiring NOW are waiting to meet you. (4752 California SW)
WHILE THE BIG KIDS ARE AT SCHOOL … take the little ones to preschool story time at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 10:30 am. (2306 42nd SW)
HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN: Summer growing season is still going strong. Today’s your next chance to buy produce steps away from where it was grown, 4-7 pm at the weekly High Point Market Garden Farm Stand. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)
THE YAWPERS: Free in-store concert at Easy Street Records, 7 pm. All ages. (California/Alaska)
JIM PAGE: Singer-songwriter, performing tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
DANCEABLE COUNTRY CLASSICS … are what you’ll hear tonight at Parliament Tavern from The Loose Heels and The Southwest Sweethearts. 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THERE’S MORE … happening today/tonight; find it all on our complete-calendar page.
Good morning! As the holiday weekend continues, here are today’s highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BENEFIT FOR HARVEY SURVIVORS: As previewed here Friday, Ysabel and her family are selling fresh-baked treats and lemonade 10 am-2 pm to raise money for Harvey survivors in Texas. Proceeds will be matched, and then some. (California SW & SW Portland, NE corner)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Every Sunday, year-round – go see what’s fresh, in the street in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)
EX-3.14 BAKERY EQUIPMENT SALE: 10 am-4 pm, second day of the two-day equipment/fixtures/etc. sale by the new tenants of this White Center space that will become the Brass Knuckle Bistro. (9602 16th SW)
WADING POOL AND SPRAYPARK: Today and tomorrow are your last chances to visit the only West Seattle wading pool still open for the season, Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way), as well as Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open 11 am-8 pm.
ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS, FINAL WEEKEND: Second-to-last 2017 chance today to tour the historic lighthouse, free, with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 1-4 pm, arrive by 3:40 pm to be in the last group admitted. (3201 Alki SW)
LIVE MUSIC: Counterproductive, Sam Foster, Mia Huber, Broken Toe at The Skylark, 6-9 pm. $5 cover. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
Good morning! Relatively quiet Saturday on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
ADMIRAL ADOPT-A-STREET CLEANUP: Join the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s quarterly cleanup 9 am-noon, with treats at the start and sack lunch at the end. Meet at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor). All ages welcome; tools and bags provided. (41st/42nd/Admiral)
TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: 9 am, next to the Alki Statue of Liberty – details in our calendar listing. (61st SW/Alki SW)
EX-3.14 BAKERY EQUIPMENT SALE: 10 am-4 pm, first day of the two-day sale by the new tenants of this space in downtown White Center, just before they start converting it into the Brass Knuckle Bistro.
There will be bake wares of every kind, pots & pans, blenders, food processor, mini fridge, microwave, commercial shelf size convection oven as well as Garland half size commercial convection oven, dishes, glasses, cups, cutlery, utensils, coffee makers, café curtains, tension rods & new blinds, ceiling fans, light fixtures, linens (table cloths), Display cases ( wood, Glass & locking) Bakery Dry display Cases as well as a “Show Off” pie cooler display (Very Retro and very cool), wooden chairs 20, Freezer, espresso machine, grinders & coffee supplies, bakery supplies, cash register, rice cooker, silk flowers, display & decorations, children’s toys & books, a couch, side & coffee tables, SS commercial sinks (2 sizes), a Beverage Air refrigerated case, and more.
(9602 16th SW)
WHITE CENTER LIBRARY GUILD SIDEWALK SALE: Also in White Center, Library Guild volunteers are having their annual fundraiser sale, 10 am-2 pm. (1409 SW 107th)
WADING POOL AND SPRAYPARK: Third-to-last day for the only West Seattle wading pool still open for the season is Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way) and for Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open daily through Labor Day.
VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am-noon at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS, FINAL WEEKEND: Today, Sunday, and Monday bring your final 2017 chances to tour the historic lighthouse, free, with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. 1-4 pm, arrive by 3:40 pm to be in the last group admitted. (3201 Alki SW)
AT C & P COFFEE COMPANY: Singer-songwriter Philip Mariconda, 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo, Buff Muff, Professor Sweater, 9 pm-midnight. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
CHILE ROAST: Now through 2 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), they’re roasting the famous Hatch chiles – go get some! (4201 SW Morgan)
WADING POOL AND SPRAYPARK: The only West Seattle wading pool still open for the season is Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way), as is Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open daily through Labor Day.
LABOR DAY SALE: Origins Cannabis (WSB sponsor) has a Labor Day sale today through Monday – they’re open until 11:30 tonight. (4800 40th SW)
HPIC CORNER BAR: The monthly pop-up bar at Highland Park Improvement Club starts at 6 pm. Live music tonight with RL Heyer and Friends, and DJ Dr. Lehl spins, too. All ages until 9 pm. (1116 SW Holden)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL – AT HOME: Season home opener for the West Seattle High School varsity football team, under new head coach Marcis Fennell. 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex, WSHS takes on Washougal, and they’re hoping for lots of community support this season. (2801 SW Thistle)
HIGH-SCHOOL FOOTBALL – ON THE ROAD: Chief Sealth International High School plays Evergreen HS at Highline Memorial Stadium in Burien, 7 pm. (400 S. 156th)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: 9 pm-midnight, Gnarlene & The Frisky Pigs, KLED, Power Skeleton. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
AT THE SKYLARK: 9 pm-midnight, Humble Urchin, Mark Brainard, Joseph Dane, David Johnson. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
We’re socked in on the Gatewood/Fauntleroy line – how about you? The weather is supposed to improve later – and then, the National Weather Service says, it’ll be extra-hot over the holiday weekend. But we’re not there yet. Here are Thursday highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
WADING POOL AND SPRAYPARK: The only West Seattle wading pool still open for the season is Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way), and the hotline confirms it WILL be open 11 am-8 pm today, as is Highland Park spraypark (1100 SW Cloverdale), both open daily through Labor Day.
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays, you’re invited to visit the home of West Seattle’s history, HQ of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, and these event-light final days of summer might be your perfect opportunity. (61st SW/SW Stevens)
SWAP MEET 4 PEACE & FILM SCREENING: 2 pm at Muse Gallery in North Delridge. Everyone’s invited to a “potluck-style mini-swap meet” and film screening at the wrap of a summer program:
Bring an item or two to swap w someone else! It could be anything- music, film, art related! Vintage clothes? Books? Music? Funny props? Art? Art supplies? Join us as we celebrate and wrap our 6-week summer session as Across the Bridge. We’ll also be screening Team Introvert’s short film “Star” right next door at The Skylark at 3 pm! We’re an all-ages crew of creatives, exploring work opportunities in Seattle and we went on 10 field trips this summer. Feeling proud of our crew and happy to connect with new friends and old! Join us! Bring a friend.
(3801 Delridge Way SW)
ALKI KIDS’ PLACE OPEN HOUSE: Still finalizing your plans for after-school care this year, especially with early-release Wednesdays new on the Seattle Public Schools calendar? 4-6 pm today, you can visit Alki Kids’ Place (WSB sponsor) to meet the new director and find out about the program. (6115 SW Hinds)
SINGER-SONGWRITERS PERFORM FOLK-POP: 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern – Heather Edgley, Sarah St. Albin, Niagara Moon. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)