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Ways to enjoy your West Seattle Sunday

(Bushtit, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Here are the Sunday highlights, in two groups – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ETHICAL FAIR TRADE SALE: 9:30 am-1 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe‘s Walmesley Center, you can shop at the annual Catholic Relief Services Ethical Fair Trade Salemore info here. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)

PEACE LUTHERAN BAZAAR: Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale at Peace Lutheran Church‘s Holiday Craft Bazaar, noon-3 pm. (39th SW/SW Thistle)

MAKE YOUR WREATH(S) AT HPIC: Neighbors make wreaths at Highland Park Improvement Club, 1-4 pm. This is DIY, and bring your own materials too. (1116 SW Holden)

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And today’s non-holiday events, mostly from the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in The Junction. While you’re there, look for the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle at the south end, and buy your ticket(s) for their December 2nd pancake breakfast! (California SW between Alaska and Oregon)

RAINWISE ‘MEET A CONTRACTOR’: 10 am-noon at Highland Park Improvement Club, talk with RainWise contractors about cisterns and raingardens and whether a rebate might be available for your installation. (1116 SW Holden)

ERASER SALE FOR GATEWOOD PLAYFIELD PROJECT: 1-4 pm at Wildwood Market in Fauntleroy, Gatewood Elementary 2nd grader Gwen is selling brand-new Japanese puzzle erasers to raise money for her school’s playfield project – more info in our preview. (9214 45th SW)

JAMTIME: Bluegrass and old-time music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

FAIRMOUNT PLANTING PARTY: 1:30-3:30 pm, help remove invasive plants to make room for new plants arriving soon. More info here, including where to meet and what to bring. (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

ORGAN-DEDICATION CONCERT: 3 pm at Admiral Congregational Church, a free concert will celebrate the dedication of the church’s restored organ. Musicians will include Admiral organist Sam Peters, as featured in our preview:

He’ll be joined by internationally renowned organist Dan Miller and the Admiral Choir, led by Pam Gerke. Doors open at 2:15 pm; refreshments will follow the concert. (4320 SW Hill)

YARD DOGS ROAD SHOW, THE MOVIE: Documentary screening at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. Plus a talent show. (Details added:)

Yard Dogs Road Show were a talented travelling vaudeville cabaret from San Francisco most active between 2001 and 2012. The film was crowdfunded in 2011, made the film festival rounds in 2015/2016, and now has been released to the public as of yesterday.

A Yard Dogs Road Show show was a veritable smorgasborg of nouveau vaudeville – rock n’roll/jugband/jazz music, sexy burlesque dancers (Black and Blue Burlesque Revue), smokey chanteuse singers (Lily Rose Love), bellydancing (Zoe Jakes), sword swallowing magicians (Tobias the Mystic Man), jugglers, fire breathers, and clowns (Hellvis, Micha and Leighton). Their show graced venues in Seattle including the Tractor Tavern and The Showbox, once co-headlining with Seattle favorites Circus Contraption. You might remember the time they headlined an outdoor show in Fremont on one of the Tour de Fat events held circa 2009, or the times they played the Oregon Country Fair Main Stage in 2006 & 2007.

The film documents the history of the troupe, from an early jugband incarnation to their evolution as a successful touring group that had everything going for them until the rigors of the road took their toll…

Did I mention they were pretty fancy? Hell, they still are, even though they aren’t together so much anymore. Most of them are still out there performing in other incarnations, such as Beats Antique.

We will have a short TALENT SHOW preceding the screening of the movie. If you want to sign up and show us what you got in under 3 minutes, just show up around 7pm to sign up. Talent Show starts at 8pm, film screening starts at 8:45pm.

This event is FREE!

21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

West Seattle Saturday: More than 20 ways to start your pre-Thanksgiving weekend

(Morning on the Duwamish River – photo by Don Brubeck)

Very busy Saturday! First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

TURKEY/GROCERIES GIVEAWAY: Starting at 9 am at Eastridge Church, a turkey and bag groceries are available for anyone who shows up, while supplies last (hundreds will be available). Details on the church website. (39th SW/SW Oregon)

DONATE TURKEYS: The White Center Food Bank is accepting them 10 am-4 pm today. (8th SW/SW 108th)

BAZAAR AT THE MOUNT: The holiday bazaar/bake sale happens again 9 am-4 pm, at Providence Mount St. Vincent – raffle too, which you can enter for a chance to win this quilt:

More info in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

JUNCTION TRUE VALUE OPEN HOUSE: It’s the annual Holiday Open House, Food Drive, & Ugly Sweater Contest at Junction True Value (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. Drawings, deals, treats, and see if you have the ugliest sweater! Bring nonperishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. (4747 44th SW)

TIBBETTS BAZAAR: 10 am-2 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor). Bake sale as well as art, crafts, gift baskets, more. (3940 41st SW)

PEACE LUTHERAN BAZAAR: Arts and crafts, silent auction with themed baskets, fair trade/global gifts, bake sale during the first day of Peace Lutheran Church‘s Holiday Craft Bazaar, 10 am-4 pm. (39th SW/SW Thistle)

ARROWHEAD GARDENS BAZAAR: The Arrowhead Gardens Holiday Craft Bazaar is 10 am-4 pm – details in our calendar listing. (9200 2nd SW)

WC BAZAAR: White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale at WC Library, 10 am-2 pm. (1409 SW 107th)

WINE RELEASE: 1-7 pm, it’s the second day of the fall release at Northwest Wine Academy on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus.
(6000 16th SW)

BAZAAR AND CONCERT: 4th annual Holiday Concert and Bazaar at Breath of Life Adventist Church, 4 pm-7pm:

4 pm CONCERT followed by 5 pm Holiday Bazaar with food, gift items, and artisan crafts for sale in the downstairs “Bethlehem Marketplace!” Great gifts for teachers, co-workers, family, and friends just in time for the holidays! All proceeds go toward the 2018 4th Annual FREE Health Fair clinic, providing free medical and dental services for people in the White Center community!

(9807 26th SW)

BEER CHURCH TURKEY BOWL: 6-9 pm, 19th annual bowling party benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank. Lanes are sold out “but all are welcome to stop by, buy raffle tickets, donate non-perishable food or make monetary donations for the food bank. The West Seattle Food Bank staff will be on hand bowling, and helping us collect donations. The bowling alley will be pouring the Beer Church IPA, a local collaboration beer made to benefit the Crohns and Colitis Foundation Northwest Chapter. More info here.” (39th SW/SW Oregon)

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And from the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

AMAZON TURKEY TROT: All are welcome to participate in the Amazon employee-organized Turkey Trot 5K, raising money for Northwest Harvest, 7:30 am at Lincoln Park. Kids’ 1K dash at 7:45 am. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

WESTCREST PARK RESTORATION: 10 am-2 pm, meet at the South Parking Lot and work with DIRT Corps. Details here. (9000 8th SW)

EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT WORKSHOP: 10:30 am at Southwest Library. Free. (9010 35th SW)

FRED TALKS: Hear inspiring words from “remarkable volunteers in our midst” at Kol HaNeshamah, 12:30 pm – preregistration requested. (6115 SW Hinds)

TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL-BOARD DIRECTOR: Next community conversation with Leslie Harris is 3-5 pm at Delridge Library – just drop in. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

‘BLUE JAY BRINGS BACK THE MOON’: Native art show and reception 4-6 pm, dinner and more starting at 6 pm, at the Duwamish Tribe Longhousedetails here. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

AUCTION/DINNER FOR CHIEF SEALTH IHS: 5:30 pm at Brockey Center on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, this year’s auction and dinner raising money for Chief Sealth International High School programs. More info here; check to see if tickets remain. (6000 16th SW)

‘BLUES FOR JOHN T. WILLIAMS’: Jazz concert and stories at Alki UCC, 7:30 pm, proceeds benefiting the West Seattle Helpline – details in our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)

‘THE LAST CROISSANT’ CLOSING NIGHT: Final chance to see Veronica Tjioe‘s play at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 8 pm curtain. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

INDIE ROCK EXTRAVAGANZA: Three bands, 9 pm, Parliament Tavern. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

AND THERE’S MORE! See all our calendar entries for today/tonight/beyond, by going here.

West Seattle Friday: Holiday bazaars, wine, music, movies, more…

(Dunlin, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of your Friday! First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide (just launched!):

BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE: The Mount’s bazaar and bake sale continues until 4 pm today, and again 9 am-4 pm Saturay, at Providence Mount St. Vincent – details in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

BAZAAR AND BOOK SALE: The White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar and Book Sale is also a two-day event, until 3 pm today and 10 am-2 pm Saturday, at the White Center Library. (1409 SW 107th)

WINE RELEASE: This also is the first day of a two-day event! 1-7 pm today and tomorrow, it’s fall release time at Northwest Wine Academy on the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

SPARKLING WINE TASTING: 5-8 pm, with macarons too, at Sound & Fog. (4735 40th SW)

Now, from our year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar – and a few items that arrived too late to make the calendar:

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: You’re welcome to stop in for all or part of the 10:30 am-2 pm meeting – morning program about South Seattle College Foundation scholarships, afternoon program about native plants – more info in our calendar listing. At Daystar. (2615 SW Barton)

HAPPY 3RD TO THE WESTY: Third anniversary celebration today for The Westy Sports and Spirits (WSB sponsor), all day/night, 11 am-2 am – as previewed here. (7908 35th SW)

(Updated 11:09 am – just got a notice that this has been canceled) HALA UPZONING ‘LUNCH AND LEARN’: The City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee has a “lunch and learn” meeting at noon to be briefed on the new “preferred alternative” made public a week ago for HALA “Mandatory Housing Affordability” upzoning. Noon at City Hall, or watch live on Seattle Channel. (600 4th Ave.)

HPIC MOVIE NIGHT: “Jungle Book” – 6 pm doors open, 6:15 pm short, 7 pm movie, at Highland Park Improvement Club. Free but bring $ for concessions – you can also bring your own blankets/pillows, or use HPIC chairs. All ages welcome! (1116 SW Holden)

FREE SCREENING OF ‘ANGST’: The teen-anxiety-awareness film will be shown tonight at Summit Atlas, doors open at 6 (with refreshments), film at 7, with panel discussion. More info here. (9601 35th SW)

KARL BLAU: Live in-store at Easy Street Records, 7 pm, all ages, celebrating the Anacortes singer-songwriter’s new release. (California/Alaska)

NICK DROZ AND FRIENDS: Music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

GENE CLARK TRIBUTE: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern:

A tribute to singer/songwriter Gene Clark, founding member of The Byrds and Dillard & Clark. Featured performers include James Burdyshaw, David Thompson, Scott Sutherland, Peter Tutak, Jeff Warden, Randy Neal, Lou Alexander, Ron Rudzitis, Jennifer Potter, Caleb Bue, Paul Beaudry, Caitlin Sherman, Colin J. Nelson, Bill Preib, and Joe Ross.

$5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Want to know what’s up BEFORE you see it on the daily list? Our calendar is open 24/7 for a quick browse, or click the plus sign on any event to see more details – westseattleblog.com/events

West Seattle Thursday: 2 dine-out benefits; Design Review for 5242 California SW; Thanksgiving cooking class; more…

(Dark-eyed junco, photographed by Mark Wangerin, whose photography show continues at the West Seattle YMCA in The Triangle)

Happy Thursday! Here are highlights of what’s up for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DINE OUT TO HELP ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: Through 9 pm tonight, Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center is donating a percentage of proceeds to Friends of Roxhill Elementary. (9614 14th SW)

CARMILIA’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY: As noted here last night, the West Seattle Junction boutique Carmilia’s is celebrating 15 years in business, and it’s open late again tonight in honor of that – 11 am to 9 pm. (4528 California SW)

THANKSGIVING 101: Cooking class taught by Kim O’Donnel at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor), 4-5:30 pm. Stuffing and gravy basics. Register in advance. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)

NEED SOME BUSINESS HELP? Meet consultants and lenders at the Delridge Library business-resources open house. 4-6 pm; more info in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

DINE OUT FOR D.C.: Help Hope Lutheran School students raise money for their D.C. trip with a dine-out fundraiser at Great American Diner and Bar, 5-10 pm tonight. Details in our calendar listing. (4752 California SW)

SUPPORT STUDENTS’ MENTAL HEALTH: Special event at West Seattle High School, with education for parents and others who need to know how to approach and support teens, as explained here. 5:30-7:30 pm. (3000 California SW)

DESIGN REVIEW FOR 5242 CALIFORNIA SW: The newest proposal for redeveloping this strip-mall site south of The Junction, 18 townhouses, goes to the Southwest Design Review Board tonight, 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. This is Early Design Guidance, so the focus is on size/shape – here are the options:

More backstory here; see the “design packet” on the city website. The meeting includes a public-comment period. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK PARTY: November gathering is a party at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, 6:30 pm – potluck, so bring a dish to share. All ages welcome, including kids. (4217 SW Oregon)

THREE MORE CHANCES TO SEE ‘LAST CROISSANT’: The world-premiere play “The Last Croissant” continues with a performance at 8 pm tonight at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – details here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

NIGHTLIFE: Karaoke and live music – see the listings on our complete calendar!

West Seattle Wednesday: Light rail; WordsWest; Delridge District Council; more…

Thanks to Keith Davidson for that view of the barred owl who took refuge on his Beach Drive deck during Monday’s stormy weather – and for the bonus closeup photo you’ll see below, toward the end of this list of highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET VOTES CONTINUE: The City Council‘s decisions on changes to next year’s budget continue today, with West Seattle/South Park Councilmember Lisa Herbold presiding over the full council meeting as the Budget Committee – public comment scheduled for 9:30 am (but hasn’t yet started as we publish this at 9:31), then reconvening at 11 am to get back to the list. At City Hall downtown, or watch live via Seattle Channel, online or cable 21. (600 4th Ave.)

HAPPY 15TH, CARMILIA’S! Today starts the four-day 15th anniversary celebration for Carmilia’s Boutique in The Junction, promising special deals and more. 11 am-5 pm. (4528 California SW)

WESTSIDE NEIGHBORS NETWORK MOVIE NIGHT: Come meet neighbors and find out more about WNN while also watching and talking about a classic movie, “Dr. Strangelove.” 5:30 pm dinner, 6 pm movie. More info in our calendar listing. (4707 36th SW)

FUTURE SOUND TRANSIT LIGHT RAIL: It’s scheduled to reach West Seattle in 2030 but the planning is under way now. 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, Sound Transit presents an update, hosted by the Junction Neighborhood Organization. All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: Even while leading the exhaustive City Council budget process, our area’s Councilmember Lisa Herbold is scheduled for Q&A tonight with the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club. The full agenda is in our calendar listing. (1116 SW Holden)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

As late autumn gathers its storms and people gather to give thanks, WordsWest Literary Series welcomes poet Sharon Bryan and author Gretchen Schrafft for “Gathering,” an evening of wit and investigation, a close look at how we are coming of age at every age. The event will also feature a bake sale, including apple pie, with 100% of the proceeds going to the West Seattle Food Bank.

(5612 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: Meeting in West Seattle this month – 7 pm at American Legion Post 160. (3618 SW Alaska)

DEADGRASS: Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia tunes, 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

THERE’S MORE for today, tonight, and beyond … on our complete calendar!

West Seattle Tuesday: What’s happening today/tonight, plus rainbow photos

(Tuesday morning photo by Jim Borrow)

An abundance of rainbow sightings after and before the windstorm – thanks to everyone who shared photos! We are featuring four with the list of Tuesday highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DINE-OUT BENEFIT: 4-10 pm, Mioposto in Admiral is part of a chain-wide dine-out benefit tonight for refugee assistance, with a percentage of proceeds going to World Relief Seattle. Pickup/delivery counts too. (2139 California SW)

STATE OF THE DISTRICT: 5-7 pm in the West Seattle High School Theater, a public event is centered on Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland‘s “State of the District” speech. It begins with a 5 pm reception, and the program’s at 5:30 pm. (3000 California SW)

(Tuesday morning photo by Al)

FRIENDS OF ROXHILL ELEMENTARY, RESCHEDULED: 6 pm tonight, Friends of Roxhill Elementary meets at the school, rescheduled from last night because of the windstorm power outage. (9430 30th SW)

‘SCREENAGERS’: See the film during Gatewood Elementary‘s Parent Education Night, 6-8:30 pm. With Spanish subtitles. All welcome. (4320 SW Myrtle)

HOPE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8 pm, you’re invited to preK through 8th grade Hope Lutheran School (WSB sponsor) in The Junction for an open house. Tour the school, meet staff, learn about programs. (4456 42nd SW)

(Tuesday morning photo by James Bratsanos)

MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION’S HALA FOLLOWUP: As previewed here, everyone who lives, works, and/or shops/dines in Morgan Junction is invited to this meeting that’s a followup to a component of the HALA process in which the city is seeking to override part of the area’s neighborhood plan. 6:30 pm in the downstairs meeting room at The Kenney. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: Tonight’s FCA board meeting at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse includes a discussion of the proposed 9250 45th SW rezone/redevelopment. 7 pm; full agenda’s in our calendar listing. (9131 California SW)

REMINDER – NO ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING: Canceled for this month. Next meeting December 12th.

(Monday afternoon photo by Jen Popp)

Something for our calendar? And/or the forthcoming WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide? E-mail is the best way to get us the info – editor@westseattleblog.com – thank you!

West Seattle Monday: Orca benefit at Endolyne Joe’s; WS Education Fair; Friends of Roxhill; more…

(Anna’s Hummingbird with beautyberries, photographed by Mark Ahlness and shared via the WSB Flickr group)

First – as mentioned in earlier coverage, we’re continuing to watch the weather throughout the day, with a High Wind Warning in effect through 9 pm; thanks again in advance for tips (trees down, power out, etc.) texted/called to 206-293-6302. Now, on with highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ORCA BENEFIT AT JOE’S: Through 10 pm, dine at Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) and part of the proceeds go to the Orca Network‘s campaign to free the last Southern Resident Killer Whale in captivity, Tokitae/Lolita. (9261 45th SW)

FOOD TRUCKS DEBUT AT SSC: First day of the new plan for daily food-truck visits at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), near the Clock Tower.

(Added: WSB photo)

Now through 1 pm, Chicago West is scheduled. See the calendar here. (6000 16th SW)

MEATLESS MONDAYS COOKING @ THE Y: Nationally renowned West Seattle-based chef/cookbook author Kim O’Donnel is continuing to lead cooking classes at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) and that includes Meatless Mondays, 10 am and 4 pm today and several other upcoming Mondays – see the schedule/info in our calendar listing. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)

COLLEGE ESSAY WORKSHOP: Students working on essays for college applications are invited to the Bureau of Fearless Ideas workshop, 4 pm at Chief Sealth International High School, room 252B. (2600 SW Thistle)

FRIENDS OF ROXHILL ELEMENTARY: Come support the parents and community members working to support the school! 6 pm in the library at Roxhill. (9430 30th SW)

WEST SEATTLE EDUCATION FAIR: WSB is a sponsor of this free event where you can find out more about, and talk with representatives of, 9 local independent schools (both secular and parochial). Just stop by the Alki Masonic Center in The Junction between 7 pm and 9 pm. Free parking in the center’s lot. (4736 40th SW)

‘THE LAST CROISSANT’: This world-premiere play continues at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 8 pm. Details and ticket info in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

West Seattle Sunday: Goodness reunion; Fauntleroy Art/Gift Show finale; more!

(Black turnstones, photographed by Mark Wangerin, whose photos are on display at the West Seattle YMCA)

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)

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION WORKSHOP: 2 pm at Admiral Church, free training about how to help your neighborhood be hate-free – details in our calendar listing. (4320 SW Hill)

‘LAST CROISSANT’ MATINEE: 2 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, it’s the first matinee for “The Last Croissant,” a world-premiere production of a new play by Veronica Tjioe. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: 3 pm, free concert at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, “featuring a soprano recital and a Mozart String Quartet.” More info in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd 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.

West Seattle Saturday: Veterans Day, holiday bazaars, music, theater, more…

(Added, WSB photo: American Legion Post 160 volunteers putting up Junction flags this morning)

Happy Saturday! First, today is the official Veterans Day holiday, so here’s the Veterans Day info:

VETERANS DAY CLOSURES/CHANGES: Seattle Public Library and King County Library branches closed … banks closed … U.S. Postal Service holiday … Most Seattle Parks facilities that are usually open Saturdays are open today (see the list).

DAV FORGET-ME-NOTS: As reported here on Friday, the local Disabled American Veterans chapter plans to be at Chelan Café today with forget-me-nots. (3527 Chelan SW)

STATE FERRIES’ TRIBUTE: Washington State Ferries plans a moment of silence on all vessels at 11:11 am, lasting two minutes, followed by blowing the ships’ whistles.

VETERANS DAY DINNER: 5:30-7:30 pm at American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle, veterans, active-duty service members, Guard/Reserve, and families are all welcome to drop by for a free Italian dinner. (3618 SW Alaska)

Also happening today/tonight:

MARTIAL-ARTS TOURNAMENT AND HURRICANE-RELIEF BENEFIT: 9 am-3 pm at Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy in The Admiral District, you’re invited to watch today’s tournament, $5 admission fee going toward Puerto Rico hurricane relief, as explained here. (2701 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-3 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, more than 20 vendors – bar open, lunch for sale, come browse and hang out. (1116 SW Holden)

FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW: 10 am-4 pm, it’s the second day of this year’s show/sale at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall, with 17 artists participating – here’s our report from last night. (9140 California SW)

GATEWOOD PLAYFIELD PROJECT AT THRIFTWAY: 10 am-1 pm, “kids, parents and the Gatewood Gator mascot himself” will be tabling at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) to answer questions about the project to raise money for a much-needed playfield renovation. (4201 SW Morgan)

FAUNTNEAU WORK PARTY: 10 am-noon, the Fauntleroy/Juneau rejuvenation continues – help spread mulch! (Meet at the Fauntleroy/39th bus stop)

SHOREWOOD HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 10 am-4 pm, bazaar with food trucks, book sale, bake sale, Santa photos, more – details in our calendar listing. (2725 SW 116th)

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE: The legendary holiday open house at West Seattle Nursery is today, 11 am-2 pm. (California/Brandon)

ANDREA & JOSEPH: Originals, covers, multiple genres, live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

CAROLE J. BUFFORD & ARTHUR MIGLIAZZA: After-Hours Stomp at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm – details in our calendar listing, including how to make your reservation. (7904 35th SW)

‘LAST CROISSANT’ SECOND NIGHT: 8 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, it’s the second performance of “The Last Croissant,” a world-premiere production of a new play by Veronica Tjioe. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

NEIL YOUNG BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE: Featuring Rubies in the Dust, “awesome tribute band featuring local artists Kathy Moore, Norman Baker, Kent Halvorsen, Scott Goodwin, and Gary Westlake. Live painting during the show by Orion Misciagna.” $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

LOOK AHEAD TO THE REST OF THE WEEKEND … by checking our complete calendar.

West Seattle Friday: What you need to know about holiday changes/closures, plus, what else is up today/tonight

(Dragonfly Pavilion in North Delridge, photographed by Laura Goodrich and shared via the WSB Flickr group)

Before we get to what’s happening today/tonight, more holiday-related info:

VETERANS DAY, OBSERVED: This year the holiday stretches across two days – which can be a bit confusing. Transportation/transit info is noted in our morning traffic coverage. Government offices and schools are closed. Seattle Public Library branches are OPEN today (see below), closed Saturday. Banks are OPEN today, closed tomorrow. Many Seattle Parks facilities are closed today, including community centers and pools. (added) The postal holiday is tomorrow, not today.

Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FAMILY BOARD GAMES & GIANT JENGA: Go play this morning at Southwest Library! 10 am-noon. (9010 35th SW)

GAME ON! AND KIDS’ CAFE: With no school today, and libraries open,kids/teens are welcome at High Point Library for Gaming with Xbox 360, Wii, board games 2:00-4:30 pm and free Kids’ Café meals 2:45-3:30 pm. (3411 SW Raymond)

FAUNTLEROY FINE ART AND HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW: 5-8 pm, it’s the first of three sessions at Fauntleroy Church for this holiday show and sale. Our calendar listing includes a link to the list of who’s participating. (9140 California SW)

SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: Acoustic Americana at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

ART LOUNGE: Bring your project to Highland Park Improvement Club, where the bar is open and you’re welcome to bask in the creative spirit along with neighbors. 7-10 pm. 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

CLOSING NIGHT: West Seattle High School drama students’ “William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope” is onstage one more time, tonight at 7:30 pm. (3000 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE MARINES GATHERING: it’s the 242nd anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps and, as announced here earlier this week, USMC veteran Tim McConnell invites other local USMC veterans to join him for an informal gathering at Poggie Tavern 8-10 pm tonight. (4717 California SW)

OPENING NIGHT: 8 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, it’s the first performance of “The Last Croissant,” a world-premiere production of a new play by Veronica Tjioe. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HOBOSEXUAL, LIVE IN-STORE: Free all-ages in-store performance by Hobosexual, 8 pm at Easy Street Records. (California/Alaska)

AT THE PARLIAMENT TAVERN: “Groovy art rock” tonight, starting at 8 pm, with X-Ray, Hourglasses, Manta Chordata. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … by checking our complete calendar.

West Seattle Thursday: HALA, WS Art Walk, Triangle Task Force, Chief Sealth IHS info night, district meeting @ WSHS, more…

(Northern Flicker, photographed by Mark Wangerin, whose work is now on display at the West Seattle YMCA)

Big things happening in – and/or affecting – West Seattle for the rest of today:

HALA ‘PREFERRED ALTERNATIVE’ GOES PUBLIC: As previewed here very early this morning, the city is going public at noon with the “preferred alternative” for citywide upzoning. That’s part of the Final Environmental Impact Statement. Mayor Burgess plans a media briefing at noon (on Capitol Hill, but we’re planning to be there, and we’ll have a followup report this afternoon). You can already preview what’s proposed (or not) for any specific address via the new map that’s gone live in advance.

TRIANGLE TASK FORCE: The citizens’ advisory committee that’s been reviewing potential changes to improve service on the Washington State Ferries “Triangle” route – Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth – meets today, 4:30-7 pm at Fauntleroy Church. Public welcome. (9140 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: It’s the second Thursday and that means West Seattle Art Walk night! The venue map/list:

(Click to see larger image)

As previewed here last night, highlights include the Sea-Town Real Estate (2701 California SW; WSB sponsor) grand-opening party, a food drive at John L. Scott in The Junction, artists at The Building in Gatewood, and more – lots of highlights in this preview on the official WSAW website.

CHIEF SEALTH IHS INFORMATIONAL NIGHT: Considering going to Chief Sealth International High School next year? 6 pm, you’re invited to come see the school, meet the staff, and find out about the programs. More info here. (2600 SW Thistle)

CONCORD INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY FOLLOW-UP MEETING: 6 pm at Concord International Elementary in South Park, it’s a followup meeting to last month’s community forum (WSB coverage here) airing concerns including changes to the Dual-Language Immersion Program and kindergarten overcrowding. Public welcome. (723 S. Concord)

STUDENT ASSIGNMENT PLAN/HIGH-SCHOOL BOUNDARIES: 6:30-8 pm at West Seattle High School, it’s one of five citywide open houses with information on potential upcoming changes, as detailed in our calendar listing. Drop in to find out more. (3000 California SW)

STAR WARS MEETS SHAKESPEARE: 7:30 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater, it’s the next performance of the WSHS student production “William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope.” Ticket info’s in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

LOTS MORE ON THE CALENDAR … just go here!

West Seattle Wednesday: Writing circle; PTSAs; Little Bighorn presentation @ C & P; 34th District Democrats; more…

(Harlequin duck, photographed Tuesday by Mark Wangerin, whose work is now on display at the West Seattle YMCA)

Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight:

BABY STORY TIME: Bring your up-to-12-months-old baby to High Point Library for story time at 11:30 am! Free as always. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

GRAND OPENING: 5:30-7:30 pm, drop by Schoeb Chiropractic at Charlestown Center. Fundraising raffle to benefit the Urban Homestead Foundation. (3727 California SW)

WRITING CIRCLE WITH HUGO HOUSE IN WEST SEATTLE: 6 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, writers are invited to a Hugo House-facilitated writing circle as part of “Seattle Writes.” Details in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)

CHIEF SEALTH PTSA MEETING: 6:30 pm in the Confucius Center on campus, it’s PTSA business first, then at 7 pm, college-information night, as described here. (2600 SW Thistle)

WEST SEATTLE HS PTSA MEETING: 7 pm in the West Seattle High School library. (3000 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: One night after the election, it’s the regular monthly meeting of our area’s largest political organization. The agenda includes upcoming issues such as ranked-choice voting. 7 pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9140 California SW)

‘APOCALYPSE AT LITTLE BIGHORN: THE DEMISE OF A CULTURE’: Veteran Park Ranger, author, and documentary producer Steve Adelson presents a reading at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor): “Apocalypse At Little Bighorn – The Demise Of A Culture.” 7 pm. Find out more about Adelson, who has West Seattle roots, and the presentation in our calendar listing. (5612 California SW)

SHAKESPEARE MEETS STAR WARS: 7:30 pm is the next performance of the West Seattle High School Drama presentation of “William Shakespeare’s The Star Wars Verily, A New Hope” inthe WSHS Theater. (3000 California SW)

THE ROLLING BLACKOUTS: “Eclectic honky-tonk” at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

West Seattle Tuesday: Last chance to vote! Also – WWRHAH; Tom Petty tribute; more…

(Photo by Joan Miller)

Thanks for the photos! Another day off to a beautiful start. First and most important highlight:

ELECTION DAY: Everything you need to know (including links to candidate/ballot measure info) is in this reminder we published last night. 8 pm is your deadline to get your ballot to a dropbox – High Point Library is the ONLY ballot dropbox in West Seattle (SW Raymond just east of 35th SW) – no stamp required; if you are mailing it, get it to the Post Office in time to be sure it’ll have today’s postmark. One round of results is expected tonight, around 8:15 pm, and we of course will have an update here.

(Photo by Don Brubeck)

Also today/tonight:

CITY COUNCIL TALKS BUDGET: As also previewed here last night, there are items of West Seattle interest on the list of possible budget changes that councilmembers are discussing today – the meeting is under way now and you can watch live at seattlechannel.org or cable 21.

ROTARY’S 70TH ANNIVERSARY: Noon at Alki Masonic Center, the Rotary Club of West Seattle celebrates its 70th anniversary. All are welcome at its no-host buffet lunch, which will include a proclamation by King County Executive Dow Constantine and a talk by Clay Eals, local writer and historian, whose “presentation is expected to entwine the histories of our community with that of the Rotary Club of West Seattle.” (4736 40th SW)

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COALITION: 6:15 pm at Southwest Library, with an agenda including neighborhood-safety help – see our preview and calendar listing. All welcome. (9010 35th SW)

EXPLORER WEST MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8 pm tonight, families with prospective Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) students are invited to “explore classrooms, talk to our faculty and staff, and engage with our parents and students.” (10015 28th SW)

TOM PETTY TRIBUTE: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern:

A host of extraordinary local musicians will be gathering to pay their respects to the late Tom Petty. Featuring Julian Lorentz, Cami Voss, Kelly Van Camp, Jared Britt, Craig Corvin, Alex Barron, Joe Ross, Ryan Barber, Jessie Summa Russo, Scott M.X. Turner, Eden Greer, Tom “Bear” Hubbard, and many special guests. Donations will be collected on behalf of Mary’s Place as a way to extend his charitable contributions toward helping the homeless.

No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

(Photo by Peter Commons)

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West Seattle Monday: Preschool open house; college-related workshops; more…

(Olympic Mountains this morning, photographed from Gatewood by Mark Dale)

Got a future preschooler in the house? Or a future college student? Education-related events are a big part of the highlights for today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

RENTAL REGULATIONS: City-organized workshop at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 1-3 pm, open to all but mostly geared toward information that rental properties’ owners need to know about the newest city regulations. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

SSC ADMISSIONS WORKSHOP: Planning to study at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)? 2-3:30 pm, get help with the process in this workshop at the SSC library. (6000 16th SW)

GET HELP WRITING COLLEGE ESSAYS: It’s college-application time and 11th/12th graders who are applying can get essay help today (and next Monday) with the Bureau of Fearless Ideas in Room 252B at Chief Sealth International High School, 4-6:30 pm. (2600 SW Thistle)

A CHILD BECOMES PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6-8 pm, prospective families are welcome to visit A Child Becomes Preschool (WSB sponsor) to see the school and meet staff during tonight’s open house. (4320 SW Hill)

SING OUT YOUR MONDAY: Two Monday night karaoke events on our calendar – Yen Wor Village starting at 7:30 pm in The Admiral District, and Talarico’s starting at 10 pm in The Junction.

WHAT ELSE IS ON THE CALENDAR? See for yourself – and look into the future! – by going here.

West Seattle Sunday: Longfellow Creek celebration; music, food, film, photos, more…

Though the National Weather Service canceled the big snow alert, we’re seeing showers right now. So who knows what the rest of the day will bring? Only thing we know for sure – these calendar highlights:

MARK WANGERIN PHOTO SHOW: The West Seattle photographer who has shared so many spectacular bird photos with WSB over the years has 18 of them on display right now at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle. You can see them on the wall between the women’s and men’s locker rooms any time the Y is open – 10 am to 8 pm on Sundays, 5:30 a.m. -10:00 p.m. weekdays, 7 am-6 pm on Saturdays. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Rain, shine, OR snow, the Sunday market happens year-round. 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction. (California between Alaska and Oregon)

LONGFELLOW CREEK CELEBRATION: 1-4 pm, come to Dragonfly Pavilion and celebrate 25 years of community engagement with eastern West Seattle’s creek. Take a nature walk, learn about salmon, and more – backstory and details in our calendar listing. (28th SW/SW Dakota)

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING: 2 pm at Admiral UCC – learn how to intervene safely in a hate-based event. Check ASAP to see if there’s still room. (4320 SW Hill)

CAMP SECOND CHANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm at Arrowhead Gardens – public welcome. This is the regular monthly meeting of the citizen advisory committee dealing with concerns, issues, and questions related to the city-sanctioned encampment on Myers Way. (9200 2nd SW)

CLEAR AND SWEET 360: Seattle-based visual/dance arts team zoe | juniper presents a “multidisciplinary” screening of their film, free, 2 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library: “The screening will feature a projection of the 2D version of the film and the opportunity to experience the VR 360º version on provided headsets.” (2306 42nd SW)

CORREO AEREO: At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “sumptuously soulful music in Mexican, Argentinian & Venezuelan folk traditions.” 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

HOLIDAY FOOD AND WINE PAIRING CLASS: 6 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, as previewed here – it’s dinner as well as a class! Check ASAP to see if there’s still room. (1116 SW Holden)

SOUSA BIRTHDAY BASH: The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band‘s annual bash at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm. Check ASAP to see if there’s still room. (7904 35th SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar, here.

West Seattle Saturday: Shop, plant, tour, talk, watch, listen … until ‘fall back’ time

(Fall colors in White Center, photographed by Gill Loring)

First Saturday of November is a busy one! Here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, morning through night:

C & P COFFEE’S HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: First bazaar/arts-crafts fair of the season in West Seattle! One day only at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 8 am-2 pm. (5612 California SW)

GREEN SEATTLE DAY: 9 am-noon, tree-planting work parties in some of our area’s most precious green spaces. If you want to show up and volunteer, looks like two West Seattle areas still need more help – Westcrest Park (info and directions here) and Me-Kwa-Mooks (info and directions here).

HELP BUILD SANISLO’S LEARNING GARDEN: 9 am-noon, join your neighbors in building the new Learning Garden at Sanislo Elementary on Puget Ridge – details in our preview. (1812 SW Myrtle)

TILDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, independent K-5 Tilden School (WSB sponsor) welcomes prospective families to come visit this morning. (4105 California SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP ANNUAL MEETING: 10 am-noon at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) in University Building room 100: “We’ll discuss the status of the co-op and celebrate all we have accomplished over the last year.” Park in the north lot. Directions here. (6000 16th SW)

SOUTH PARK RESOURCE FAIR: 10 am-2 pm at South Park Community Center:

We have 16 City Departments who will be there sharing program information, funding opportunities, and discount programs. The Mobile Customer Service Center will be parked out front and there will be trainings offered all day on: Personal Safety, 911, and Tenants Rights. Come for an hour or stay the whole time! Be one of the first in the door to receive a free tote bag. Child care, light refreshments, and interpretation provided in Spanish and Vietnamese.

(8319 8th Ave. S.)

FIRE STATION 32 OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1 pm, your chance to get up close and personal with West Seattle’s new fire station in The Triangle. Also meet artist Sean Orlando, who created the unique public artwork on the station’s side! (3715 SW Alaska)

COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID FORM HELP: 11 am-5 pm at Southwest Library, get help filling out the FAFSA/WASFA forms. (9010 35th SW)

SWSHS CHAMPAGNE GALA BRUNCH: 11 am at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), it’s the big annual fundraiser for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. (1936 Harbor SW)

FIRST ANNIVERSARY AT OUNCES, DAY 2: 2-8 pm, Ounces continues celebrating its first anniversary, with MaxMobile pet adoptions 3-6 pm and Books & Beer, also 3-6 pm – details in our calendar listing. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

FALL FESTIVAL FOR FAMILIES: Miss Sheryl’s Ballet is raising money for students’ travel by inviting you to a fun fall festival, 3:30 pm at the West Seattle VFW Hall in The Triangle. Details in our calendar listing. (3601 SW Alaska)

2ND ANNUAL CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS: Fundraising concert at The Skylark, 5 pm-1 am, with all proceeds going to help Mary’s Place help people experiencing homelessness. Details in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIE: Doors open at Neighborhood House High Point at 6:30 pm for “An Inconvenient Sequel” – event details in our calendar listing. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: Harmonious! Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE STAR WARS VERILY, A NEW HOPE: 7:30 pm at West Seattle High School Theater, it’s the current student production – more info here.

(Photo courtesy Jennifer Parker)

(3000 California SW)

SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8 pm, West Seattle Brewing Company. Bellingham’s Dandelion opens. No cover. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)

And don’t forget …

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS: Overnight tonight – at 2 am Sunday – we “fall back” an hour, as Daylight Saving Time departs, until its return March 11, 2018.

West Seattle Friday: 9 highlights

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, for the rest of this somewhat-flaky Friday:

LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY WALK-A-THON: Until 1 pm, the annual fundraising walk is on at the elementary school in The Admiral District. As shown in our photo above, students got a special “Star Wars”-themed visit from members of the 501st Legion. WSB is among the walk-A-Thon’s community sponsors. They’re taking online donations, too. (26xx California SW)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, OUNCES! The beer garden/taproom in North Delridge is celebrating its first anniversary, 4 pm-10 pm. See our calendar listing for details on the fun. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

MOLLY RINGLE AT WW&WS: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s monthly local-author series Words, Writers, & West Seattle features Molly Ringle tonight. Here’s her video invitation:

Meet Molly by dropping in 5-7 pm at Barnes & Noble/Westwood Village. Free! (2600 SW Barton)

‘NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS’: The West Seattle Helpline‘s annual dinner/auction raises money for emergency assistance – including homelessness prevention. 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Check to see if any tickets remain! (9131 California SW)

HPIC CORNER BAR: The monthly first-Friday pop-up bar at Highland Park Improvement Club opens at 6 pm. Tonight’s featured musical act: The Yada Yada Blues Band. (1116 SW Holden)

BETH AND FRIENDS: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS’: Yes, really! Or, rather, “verily.” See it yourself at the West Seattle High School Theater as the new WSHS production is onstage again tonight at 7:30 pm. (3000 California SW)

‘THE NANCE’: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse, “a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque,” directed by AW artistic director Mathew Wright. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

AT THE SKYLARK: 8 pm-midnight, Wild Wild Mexico, Final Body, P.S., and New Felts. $8 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THERE’S MORE … on our complete calendar, where you also can preview the weekend, and beyond!

West Seattle Thursday: Holiday Taste at Thriftway, Shakespeare/Star Wars at WSHS, Dia de los Muertos events, more…

(Townsend’s Warbler, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

CONSTRUCTION STORY TIME: 11:30 am at the High Point Library, which is close to the only construction site in West Seattle that has a tower crane – though probably not for long, as it looks to have topped out. Construction workers read to the kids! (35th SW/SW Raymond)

THRIFTWAY’S HOLIDAY TASTE: Always a hot ticket. Actually, no ticket required – it’s free to go sample the annual West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) Holiday Taste, 4-7 pm, to get ideas for your holiday celebrations. (4201 SW Morgan)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS @ MISSION: At Mission Cantina in The Admiral District: “Light a candle at our ofrenda (altar) to honor departed loved ones. Pig roast & drink specials start @ 4:00 pm, Mariachi Fiesta Mexicana @ 7:00 to 8:00 pm. For more information, see our website.” (2325 California SW)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS @ WHITE CENTER LIBRARY: Sugar Skull Decoration at White Center Library, 4-5:30 pm:

Learn how to decorate a pre-molded sugar skull, the making of ‘papel picado and a small banner in honor to a loved one. A significance of the Altar will be discussed, where sugar skulls play an important part, among others elements such as: marigolds, candles, photos, pan de muerto, etc. Class will be illustrated with books, photos and colorful memorabilia about Dia de los Muertos.

(1409 SW 107th)

ALKI ELEMENTARY PTA: 6:30 pm meeting. (3010 59th SW)

NORTH HIGHLINE UNINCORPORATED AREA COUNCIL: The community council for White Center and vicinity talks tonight about marijuana. 7 pm, North Highline Fire District HQ. (1243 SW 112th)

‘WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S STAR WARS’: What do you get when you blend The Bard with The Force? See for yourself in the West Seattle High School Theater as the new WSHS production debuts tonight at 7:30 pm. (3000 California SW)

‘GHOST GAME XI: BEYOND THE VEIL’: While no longer available online, this page for The Cabiri‘s show suggests tickets might remain for tonight’s show, 7:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

‘THE NANCE’: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse, “a musical play set in the raucous world of 1930s burlesque,” directed by AW artistic director Mathew Wright. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

West Seattle Wednesday: Fauntleroy rezone @ SW District Council, and more…

(Pigeon guillemot in winter plumage, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and inbox:

BABY STORY TIME: 11:30 am-noon at High Point Library. For babies up to a year old. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

CITY COUNCIL BUDGET HEARING: Something to say about the budget that the City Council is in the midst of shaping – what you do or don’t want it to include? The last major public hearing in this year’s process is tonight at City Hall downtown. Two unrelated hearings precede it, so it’s expected to start around 5:50 pm – see the agenda here. (600 4th Ave.)

SKELETON THEATRE, NIGHT 2: Missed it on Halloween? See the animatronic show tonight, scheduled for continuous performances 6-9 pm. Here’s our report from last night. (36th SW/SW Hanford)

JUST IN – FAUNTLEROY REZONE @ SW DISTRICT COUNCIL: On Monday, we broke the news of an early-stage proposal to rezone a site in the center of Fauntleroy’s Endolyne district for a proposed 5-story mixed-use building. We just received the agenda for tonight’s Southwest District Council meeting, and two board members from the Fauntleroy Community Association are scheduled to talk about it. The meeting is at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle; other agenda items are in our calendar listing. (4217 SW Oregon)

KENNEDY CATHOLIC HS OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-8:30 pm at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School (WSB sponsor) in Burien, prospective families are invited to visit to find out more about the school. The schedule for the event is here. (140 S. 140th St.)

(Last night’s sunset, photographed by Lynn Hall)

JIM PAGE: The singer-songwriter performs live tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

MONDAY NIGHT TRIVIA: At 8:30 pm, hosted by Phil Tavel, at Talarico’s Pizza in The Junction. (4718 California SW)

LOTS MORE! on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Monday: Halloween Eve haunts, and other happenings

(Photo courtesy of the ‘haunted pumpkin patch’ creator)

Starting highlights for today/tonight – we’ve continued adding to the WSB West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide, especially spookily decorated houses that you’ve kindly let us know about, like the one above!

‘HAUNTED PUMPKIN PATCH’ ON ALKI: Just got word of this last night. An Alki resident who “has worked in the Halloween Industry for 20 years” decided it’s time to “bring the Halloween spirit to Alki,” so tonight and tomorrow, 7:30-10:30 pm, “visitors are welcome to walk through the haunted pumpkin patch in our front yard, full of carved pumpkins, skeletons, zombies, and giant spiders.” (2130 Alki Ave SW)

COSTUME STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library: “It is story time at the High Point Branch! Bring your preschoolers and toddlers in their favorite costumes to enjoy not-so-spooky stories and fun with our children’s librarian.” (35th SW/SW Raymond)

HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW: Continuing through Halloween night, see animated lights and characters from the team behind West Seattle Yuletide. 6-10 pm nightly. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

(Saturday night’s sunset, photographed by a reader who wished to be anonymous)

And from our year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

VOTER REGISTRATION: New arrival or, for another reason, never before registered in this state? You can still register to vote in the November 7 election if you do so in person by end of the day. Nearest place is downtown.

ART ON THE iPAD: That’s the theme of today’s free interactive Tinkerlab activity at Delridge Library, 4-5:30 pm, all ages. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

FREE BARRE CLASSES: Barre Bohemian in Upper Morgan has three free classes each day this week, morning and afternoon – next one at 4:30 pm – sign up here. (6531 35th SW)

MONDAY MEDITATION: 7 pm at SoundYoga (WSB sponsor), “The Three Root Delusions” wraps up this series of Monday night meditation sessions. All welcome. Class fee $12. (5639 Californai SW)

MONDAY QUIZ: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, no cover, all ages, prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

FULL LIST FOR TODAY/TONIGHT … is on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Sunday: Junction Harvest Festival; salmon-watching; music; much more…

(Halloween decorations at 2747 44th Ave SW – just added to our guide – thanks for the pic!)

Hallo-weekend continues – highlights from the WSB West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide:

WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION HARVEST FESTIVAL: This is today’s big event, presented by the West Seattle Junction Association (with co-sponsors including WSB). See our full preview here; see the schedule on the WSJA website. 10 am-2 pm, with free activities and games throughout, plus the chili cookoff ($10 donation for the West Seattle Food Bank) at 11 am, costume parade at 11:30 am, business trick-or-treating noon. We’ll be there for the entire festival with as-it-happens coverage. (California SW is closed between Oregon and Edmunds for the festival, and SW Alaska between 44th and 42nd)

(WSB photo)

HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW: From the folks who bring you West Seattle Yuletide. 6-10 pm. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY: 6 pm with The Heebie Jeebies at The Skylark. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LARRINGTONS RANCH HAUNTED HOUSE. 7 pm-10 pm. Suggested for ages 10 and up. Free “but we accept donations of cans toward support of the local food bank.” (Erskine Way/SW Hudson)

And here are the non-Halloween highlights, from our year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LAST WEEKEND DAY FOR WEST SEATTLE WATER TAXI: Tomorrow, the WS Water Taxi goes to its five-day-a-week, commute-times-only schedule until next spring, so today is its last weekend day of 2017.

HAPPY 3RD ANNIVERSARY, PEEL & PRESS: The Morgan Junction restaurant/bar is celebrating its third anniversary by donating 10 percent of proceeds to the West Seattle Food Bank as holiday turkeys and chickens. Open today 9 am-10 pm. (6503 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK TRAFFIC-CIRCLE CLEANUP: Many hands make light work!

This weekend we will finish cleaning up four roundabouts in Highland Park in preparation for new trees, shrubs, and ground cover. We could really use extra hands! If you live, walk or drive near the intersections listed below, or you love to garden, or you just want to meet some neighbors, come on out and pitch in!

10 am – 11:30 am: 12th Ave SW & SW Trenton — install new plants & mulch
12 pm – 1:30 pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Thistle — install new plants & mulch
2 pm – 3:30 pm: 10th Ave SW & SW Thistle — install new plants & mulch
4 pm – 5 pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Kenyon — install new plants & mulch

Bring your own tools/wheelbarrow/etc. if you can.

SALMON-WATCHING: As reported here yesterday, the first coho have come home to Fauntleroy Creek, so volunteers will be there 2-3:30 pm to assist you in trying to see them. No dogs. Meet at the fish-ladder overlook across and upslope from the ferry dock. (Upper Fauntleroy Way & SW Director)

OPEN MICROPHONE: 3-6 pm, open mic at The Skylark, presented by neighboring Mode Music Studios (WSB sponsor), all ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PACIFICO: Pop act from Louisiana performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

RHIANNON AND FRIENDS: 7:30 pm concert at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

THERE’S MORE ON OUR CALENDAR … see it all here!

West Seattle Saturday: Hallo-weekend day/night 2, and much more

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Thanks to James Bratsanos for the fall colors! First on our highlights list, from the WSB West Seattle Halloween Etc. Guide (which we’re updating daily through next week):

WEST SEATTLE MONSTER DASH: 6th annual West Seattle Monster Dash in Lincoln Park to benefit South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools. 9:30 am 5K, 10:30 am kids’ dash, 11:30 am awards ceremony and costume contest. Registration info here. (Fauntleroy/Cloverdale)

WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY HALLOWEEN PARTY: Annual kids’ Halloween party at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 11 am-1 pm. Decorate a mini-pumpkin and win a treat bag! (Fauntleroy/Morgan/California)

TIBBETTS UMC HALLOWEEN PARTY: 5-7 pm at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor): “Halloween is coming right up, and it’s time to paint some pumpkins! Tibbetts United Methodist Church extends an open invitation to the public to join us for the Community Halloween Party. We welcome all to this FREE and fun gathering that includes a warm meal, pumpkin painting, a few carnival games, and of course some candy. We will be serving hearty fall soup and savory pumpkin soup. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall.” (NE corner of 41st Ave SW and Andover Street)

HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW: Halloween Light Show by the people who bring you West Seattle Yuletide. 6-10 pm nightly through Halloween – probably a little later tonight. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

HAUNTED HOUSE: First of three nights (also Sunday and Tuesday) for Larringtons Ranch Haunted House. 7 pm-10 pm. Suggested for ages 10 and up. Free “but we accept donations of cans toward support of the local food bank.” (Erskine Way/SW Hudson)

‘GHOST GAME XI’: The Cabiri in “Ghost Game XI: Beyond The Veil” dessert theater at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, doors open 7:30 pm. Full details here; buy your ticket(s) here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

‘COME AS YOU AREN’T’: Skylark Café and Club‘s 12th Annual “Come as You Aren’t” battle of the bands, starting at 7:30 pm, $15 cover, 21+ – see the lineup here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

‘WEREWOLF’: Spend the night playing Halloween Werewolf – 8 pm at Meeples Games. Get there early to get signed up. Costume contest during intermission. Recommended for 12+. (3727 California SW)

COSTUME & KARAOKE CONTEST: At Mac’s Triangle Pub in South Delridge, 9:30 pm-1:30 am. (9454 Delridge Way SW)

There’s even more in the Halloween Etc. Guide!

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And now, from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:

DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY: 10 am-2 pm, take your no-longer-needed/usable/etc. prescription drugs to the Southwest Precinct for dropoff, no questions asked. (2300 SW Webster)

HELP BEAUTIFY HIGHLAND PARK: Traffic circles need you! 10 am – 12:30 pm: 10th Ave SW & SW Thistle — remove overgrowth & dead plants; 2 pm – 4:30 pm: 12th Ave SW & SW Kenyon — remove summer annuals.

SOUTHWEST ART SHOWCASE PICKUP: From Southwest Library – it’s time to pick up the art exhibited by community members all month – 95 pieces by 43 neighborhood artists! Here are some of them:

If you’re among the exhibitors, get to the library, 10 am-6 pm today, 1 pm-5 pm Sunday. (9010 35th SW)

‘DISCOVERING SEATTLE PARKS’: 11 am at White Center Library:

Hear about some of the best parks in the city from West Seattle resident Linnea Westerlind, author of the guidebook “Discovering Seattle Parks: A Local’s Guide” (Mountaineers Books 2017). Linnea has researched and visited every single one of Seattle’s more than 400 public parks, and now she shares the best and most interesting public spaces in this new book. Free slideshow presentation and Q&A. Books available for purchase.

(1409 SW 107th)

FALL WINE RELEASE: Day 2 at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – releasing the 2013 BLACK Red Wine Blend, and the 2014 Rhyme & Reason Syrah. Tasting room open 2-7 pm. (5910 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS’ GALA: Doors open 6 pm at Alki Masonic Hall in The Junction for a night of dining, dancing, bidding to help WSCO help youth musicians – featuring the West Seattle Big Band. More details in our most-recent preview. (40th SW/SW Edmunds)

BLUEGRASS & BEYOND: 3-Play Ricochet at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm. (7904 35th SW)

THE DENNY BLAINE GROUP & THE MOBERLYS: Seattle rock pioneers hit the stage! 9 pm-midnight. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

West Seattle Friday: Hallo-weekend arrives! And that’s not all…

October 27, 2017 9:49 am
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(Steller’s Jay, who needs no Halloween costume! Photographed by Mark Wangerin)

It’s Hallo-weekend! So we begin with highlights from the WSB Halloween (Etc.) Guide:

PRESCHOOL TRICK OR TREATING: 10-11:30 am at Holy Rosary School: “We are inviting all children age 5 and under with an adult to come trick or treat INSIDE at our Holy Rosary classrooms! We will have a mix of candy and non-candy items.” (42nd SW/SW Genesee)

SPOOKY CARNIVAL: 5:30-7:30 pm at Alki Community Center, ages 11 and younger: “Spooky fun for the whole family! Carnival games and prizes and a Spooky Haunted Scream Room for brave trick or treaters.” $0.25/ticket or $5/unlimited bracelet. (5817 SW Stevens)

FALL FESTIVAL: 5:30-7:30 pm, at High Point Community Center. All ages, free. “Join High Point Community Center staff and enjoy a family evening of fun. We will have Halloween games, booths, face painting, art and craft activities, and snacks. Fun for all ages. Come one, come all!” (6920 34th SW)

HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL: 6-8 pm at Hiawatha Community Center. “Start your Halloween off with a frighteningly fun-filled evening for the family! Wear your costumes and enjoy carnival games, crafts, and spooktacular activities.” Ages 2-12. $5/child. (2700 California SW)

HALLOWEEN LIGHT SHOW: Tonight’s the first night of the Halloween Light Show by the folks who bring you West Seattle Yuletide. 6-10 pm nightly through Halloween – probably a little later on October 28th and 31st. (38th SW between Genesee and Dakota)

HALLOWEEN FAMILY SWIM: Free swim 7-8 pm at Southwest Pool! “We will have music and prizes for all the goblins, creatures, and superheroes of the night. Space is limited to 125 people. Anyone under the age of 18 needs to be accompanied in the water by an adult.” (2801 SW Thistle)

THE CABIRI’S ANNUAL SHOW, OPENING NIGHT: The Cabiri in “Ghost Game XI: Beyond The Veil” dessert theater at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, doors open 7:30 pm. Full details here; buy your ticket(s) here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

And from the year-round WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE GARDEN CLUB: 10:30 am-2 pm, you’re invited to all or part of the meeting – details in our calendar listing. At Daystar. (2615 SW Barton)

PEEL & PRESS’S 3RD ANNIVERSARY: 3 pm to 1 am, dine and drink at Peel & Press (WSB sponsor) in honor of their third anniversary – 10 percent of the proceeds are going to buy turkeys and chickens for the West Seattle Food Bank this holiday season! (6503 California SW)

FALL WINE RELEASE AT VISCON CELLARS: 5-9 pm at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room, stop in to try the newly released fall wines: “We are releasing the 2013 BLACK Red Wine Blend, always a favorite with our customers. The new 2013 BLACK will be sure to live up to the legacy of its predecessors. Also releasing a new wine to our lineup, the 2014 Rhyme & Reason Syrah.” (5910 California SW)

SHNIT SHORT-FILM FESTIVAL: It’s back! 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club. 21+. Details in our calendar listing. (1116 SW Holden)

ALAN EHRLICH: “Insightful, original songs” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

POWER POP ROCK: With The Riffbrokers, The Cheap Cassettes, Llama at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm-midnight. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

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