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West Seattle Saturday: Car Show, painting party, benefit sales, music, movie, more…

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(Added – WSB photo from West Seattle Car Show setup)

Welcome to Saturday and cooler weather – comfortable conditions for everything that’s happening today/tonight! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PARKING LOT PAINTING PARTY: 9 am-1 pm, help get the parking lot at Louisa Boren K-8 STEM ready for the new school year. (5950 Delridge Way SW)

TIBBETTS GARAGE SALE: 9 am-1 pm, the hall at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) is full of treasures, as previewed here last night. Bake sale, too. (3940 41st SW)

(added) WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL CAR WASH: The WSHS volleyball team is raising money today with a car wash, 9 am-3 pm, at Les Schwab in The Triangle: “Please come out and support to help us get new equipment! $10-$20 donations suggested! Go, Wildcats!!!” (Fauntleroy/Alaska)

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(Added – WSB photo from West Seattle Gear Grab setup)

WEST SEATTLE GEAR GRAB: End-of-summer-season blowout for Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor), Mountain to Sound Outfitters, and West Seattle Cyclery, parking-lot sale, 9 am-4 pm. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE CAR SHOW: 10 am-4 pm (trophies presented at 3) in the north lot at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), it’s a new day and a new month for this year’s West Seattle Car Show. Music, food, kids’ activities, tour and sip at the Northwest Wine Academy, the nearby Seattle Chinese Garden – there’s lots to do – see our Friday preview with schedule details. Enter the “BINGO” drawing to win a drone (free), and/or the 50/50 raffle. The WS Car Show supports SSC’s Automotive Tech program. (6000 16th SW, north entrance)

LINCOLN PARK TREE WALK: Guided walk reveals what you didn’t know about the trees in Lincoln Park – meet at the kiosk in the park’s north (main) lot at 10 am – details in our calendar listing. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

SOUTHWEST LITTLE LEAGUE YARD SALE: 10 am-4 pm today (and tomorrow), SWLL‘s fundraising yard sale is happening in Arbor Heights, as previewed here. (3522 SW 102nd)

CASPAR BABYPANTS BENEFIT CONCERT: 10:45 am at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, kindie-rock superhero Caspar Babypants plays West Seattle for the second time in three days, this time to raise money for Pike Market Child Care and Preschools, as explained in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

WILDCATS JUNIOR FOOTBALL & CHEER DONATION DRIVE & SCRIMMAGE: Starting at 11 am at Southwest Athletic Complex – textile-dropoff donation drive in the parking lot goes until 4 pm, scrimmages (free for spectators) in the stadium go until 7 pm. Details in our preview. (2801 SW Thistle)

CHUCK DIESEL INVITATIONAL: This annual fun(draising) golf tournament tees off today, 11:30 am-3 pm, at West Seattle Golf Course – info here – raising money for youth golf via The First Tee of Greater Seattle. (4600 35th SW)

ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1-4 pm, visit West Seattle’s historic lighthouse – it’s your second-to-last weekend for the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary‘s summer tours. (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)

IN-STORE AT EASY STREET RECORDS: Teen musician Jason Kertson is live at 7 pm at Easy Street Records, free, all-ages; details in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW Alaska)

INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW: Day 3 of this mega-music showcase at The Skylark starts at 7:30 pm – details in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

OUTDOOR MOVIE IN ARK PARK: 8 pm at ARK Park next to Arbor Heights Community Church, you’re invited to bring your blanket/chair and watch the Disney movie “Inside Out,” free. Concessions available for purchase. And if you can, bring donations for a school-supplies drive to help students in need. (42nd SW/SW 102nd)

AND THERE’S MORE! Take a quick look at our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Friday: Pet adoptions, Mount concert-series finale, more…

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Thanks to James Bratsanos for the West Seattle view from 943-foot Columbia Center this morning – looking gorgeous even with the haze and a bit of window reflection. You can almost see the weekend heading this way, maybe gliding across the water … Until then, here are calendar highlights for today/tonight:

BRING HOME A NEW FRIEND: 3-6 pm at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), the Seattle Humane MaxMobile will be on site with adoptable animals. (California/Fauntleroy/Morgan)

‘THE KING’ AT THE MOUNT: Love Elvis? You’ll love Danny Vernon‘s Elvis tribute tonight at Providence Mount St. Vincent, in its summer-concert-series finale. Music (free!) at 6, dinner/drinks available for purchase (if you’re interested) at 5:30. Bring your own chair/blanket to the concert zone on the south side of The Mount’s campus. (4831 35th SW)

EMBY ALEXANDER: Indie/experimental band from Phoenix performs tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW, DAY 2: 8 pm at The Skylark, the mega-music showcase continues. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

UKULELE INVASION! The Castaways and Hobbit & Hare at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

West Seattle Thursday: Caspar Babypants @ Hiawatha; swap meet @ Youngstown; more!

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(Dahlia photographed by Yel0Rose – from the West Seattle Blog Flickr group)

Highlights for the rest of your West Seattle Thursday, from our Event Calendar:

SWAP MEET: 3-5 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Across The Bridge invites you to a swap meet. Kim Schwarzkopf explains:

Across the Bridge started as a youth mentoring program around the work opportunities in film, music and the creative industry. We were originally funded in 2014 by a Community Matching Grant through the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative. Unfortunately, that grant disappeared and we couldn’t find any funding for this year’s program. We have formed such a solid and dedicated crew that we decided to go forward anyway and self-funded a space at Youngstown and organized 6 field trips across the bridge to arts-based organizations throughout Seattle.

We are a 100% grassroots community-based organization. We are committed to racial equity and non-violence. We believe that peace is possible and we can help #IncreasethePeace in our selves, our families and our communities.

Our Swap Meet for Peace party is a way to bring community members together to have fun, connect, and share some time and stories. We believe that sharing stories is a good way to increase empathy and understanding for each other. Bring an item or two of good value that you are ready to pass on and hopefully find something that you are excited about!

Free to join! We’ll gratefully accept any donations that will go towards mentoring young people in SouthWest and SouthEast Seattle.

(4408 Delridge Way SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOP FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm, fresh produce on sale! Support, and meet volunteers working on, the Delridge Grocery project. (Delridge Way/Puget Boulevard)

CASPAR BABYPANTS AT SUMMER CONCERTS @ HIAWATHA: 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, this is it! Caspar Babypants performs at the season finale of Summer Concerts at Hiawatha, presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, with community sponsors including WSB. Free – bring your own chair/blanket, bring your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers … and have a great time. (Walnut/Lander)

INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW DAY: This is actually a multi-day live-music event at The Skylark, and this is Day 1. 7 pm start, tickets $10/door. Details here. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MORE, MORE, MORE … on our complete calendar.

Freebies and more for your West Seattle Wednesday

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(Last night’s sunset from Me-Kwa-Mooks – photographed by Jeff Johnson)

Enjoy the WARM weather this afternoon/evening before it gets HOT the next two days (heat advisory now out!): Six ways to spend the rest of your West Seattle Wednesday:

GET OUT OF THE HOME OFFICE … and go spend your noon hour at West Seattle’s only coworking center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor), for the weekly meetup – work-at-home, entrepreneurs, freelancers, coworkers, everybody’s welcome. Noon-1:15 pm, and you’re welcome to bring your lunch. (6040 California SW)

FREE PIZZA: As mentioned here last night, Pagliacci Pizza is celebrating its 20th anniversary in West Seattle, with free slices (up to 2 per person), now through 4 pm at its Junction location. (4449 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARMSTAND: Another chance to get West Seattle-grown produce, sold right where it’s grown and harvested! 4-7 pm – details in our calendar listing. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)

FREE WORKOUT CLASSES! Elite BJJ of Seattle (WSB sponsor) is now offering POP Pilates classes run by Fit Girls NW, and two free sessions are coming up later today: 5:30 and 6:30 pm, 30-minute “preview classes.” And kids over 3 are welcome in Elite BJJ’s family-friendly gym. Read more about POP Pilates here. (5050 Delridge Way SW)

ULTIMATE AUTUMN FRISBEE: 6 pm at Fairmount Playfield, the weekly drop-in Frisbee fun moves to a slightly earlier time – details here. (5400 Fauntleroy Way SW)

BROOKS SHOES AND BRAS DEMO RUN: 6:15 pm group run from West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) with shoes and bras to try – full details in our calendar listing. (2743 California SW)

4 options for your West Seattle Tuesday

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(Osprey at Lowman Beach – photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

Highlights for today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.

LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY: 12:30 pm-1:30 pm at Delridge Library, free lunch for kids/teens, as this summer’s effort continues to make sure no youth go hungry before school starts up again. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

FREE TAI CHI ON THE BEACH: The new expansion class for the popular Saturday Tai Chi at Alki. Free. All levels welcome. 6 pm. (60th SW/Alki SW)

DREAMERS AT EASY STREET: 7 pm, live in-store performance at Easy Street Records, celebrating the first album release for Dreamers. Free, all ages. (California SW/SW Alaska)

BABY KETTEN KARAOKE: 9 pm, 21+, free karaoke at The Skylark – not your average singalong! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

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5 options for your West Seattle Monday

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(Male Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

For today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SUMMER GAME CLUB: For kids and teens – drop in and learn a new game at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor), noon-3 pm. See what else is on the Meeples calendar for today/tonight. (3727 California SW)

GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: 1 pm-7 pm, Peace Lutheran Church in Seattle is hosting a mobile blood drive. Walk-in donors welcome, except during the 3-4 pm break. (39th SW/SW Thistle)

FAMILY STORY TIME: Stories, songs, rhymes, and fun at High Point Library, 6:30-7 pm. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

ALL-AGES QUIZ NIGHT: 7:30 pm at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PUB QUIZ: 8 pm at Shadowland in The Junction. (California SW/SW Oregon)

AND MORE … on our full calendar.

West Seattle Sunday: Zucchini racing, fashion show, festival, history, dogs, more…

The heat wave’s over (for now) but the summer events continue. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ZUCCHINI RACING: The annual squash-on-wheels event at the West Seattle Farmers’ Market is today! Kids get to create a “vegetable vehicle” and race it, 10 am-1 pm. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

POP-UP SHOP: LuLaRoe clothing pop-up shop 10 am-2 pm at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) – info here. (4410 California SW)

SAINT MARY SUNDAY: Special service, 10:30 am at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle. (4105 California SW)

ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL, DAY 2: Music, dance, visual art, kids’ activities, all around Camp Long, 11 am-6 pm. Just west of the meadow, find the shelter where you can create and display poetry:

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Nature Consortium presents the festival; the performance schedule is on the festival website, as is ticket information. See WSB coverage from Saturday here. (5200 35th SW)

DELRIDGE WADING POOL FINALE: Last scheduled day of the season for Delridge Wading Pool, noon-6:30 pm. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

DOG DAYS OF AUGUST BEERFEST/ADOPTION EVENT: It’s all about dogs this afternoon at West Seattle Nursery, 1-4 pm, with adoptions and information as well as beer – benefiting Furry Faces Foundation – and music. More info in our calendar listing. (5275 California SW)

CONVERSATION WITH CHIEF SEATTLE’S GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON: 2 pm at Delridge Library, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s “SouthWest Stories” series brings you Ken Workman:

(5423 Delridge Way SW)

‘HAIRSPRAY’ CLOSING PERFORMANCE: 3 pm at West Seattle High School Theater, Twelfth Night Productions‘ musical has its final performance – ticket info’s in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

‘MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG’ CLOSING PERFORMANCE: 3 pm at ArtsWest, this summer’s musical-theater-student performance is onstage one last time – ticket info here. (4711 California SW)

FASHION SHOW: You’re invited to this summer’s Unified Outreach Fashion & Runway Program show, the result of a summer of hard work for youth who’ll be on the runway and behind the scenes. Mingling at 5 and the show at 6, free, at the West Seattle Christian Church Activity Center – details in our calendar listing. (4400 42nd SW)

CANCER-FIGHTING FUNDRAISER: Starting at 6 pm at The Skylark, you’re invited to Kevin‘s birthday bash – a public event with food, drinks, and music, raising money for the American Cancer Society, working toward a world with “less cancer and more birthdays.” (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD, AND BEYOND … as well as even more listings for today … by checking out our full calendar.

West Seattle Saturday: Arts In Nature, Duwamish River festivals; new location for WS Outdoor Movies; Kids’ Day @ Bee Garden; more

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(Black turnstone, back from the Arctic – photographed on West Seattle’s shore by Mark Wangerin)

Lots of ways to enjoy and/or explore, on this very summery day – fill up your water bottle and get going:

GARAGE/YARD SALES: Many for today, listed in this section of the WSB Forums.

POWERLIFTING: All-day competition at Alki Beach, starting at 9 am. (60th SW/Alki SW)

WALK-AND-TALK ADMIRAL WAY PROJECT ZONE: As previewed here last night and announced by SDOT last month, two “Walk and Talk” events are planned this morning along the SW Admiral Way Safety Project zone, at 10 am and 11:15 am. Details and locations here.

PUGET SOUND BEEKEEPERS KIDS’ DAY: 10 am-1 pm at the West Seattle Bee Garden, north end of High Point Commons Park. Fun activities and demonstrations. Free! (31st SW/SW Graham)

FABULOUS GEMS TRUNK SHOW: 10 am-4 pm, one-day jewelry trunk show at the Admiral Theater. (2343 California SW)

ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL: From performances to participation, it’s Day 1 at Camp Long, 11 am-9 pm, presented by the Nature Consortium, with event schedule, admission info, and more on the official website. (5200 35th SW)

DUWAMISH RIVER FESTIVAL: Noon-6 pm at Duwamish Waterway Park in South Park. Here’s the performance lineup:

12:15 – Duwamish Tribe
12:40 – Folklore Guatemala-Seattle
1:00 – University of Washington Khmer Student Association UW KHSA
1:20 – SANCA SeattleYouth Performers
1:55 – Ballet Folkloríco Angeles de Mexico
2:20 – Get active with ZUMBA and Mixed Fit
2:30 – Kalpulli Tlaloktecuhtli Aztec Dance
3:30 – Somali Youth Performance Group
3:50 – Trio Performance by Vietnamese Community
4:20 – Bootcamp by Fuerza y Poder
4:30 – BandaVagos
5:30 – DJ Rich Brown closing the evening

Free boat and kayak tours, food, raffles, more. (7900 10th Ave. S.)

LAST DAY OF THE SEASON FOR HIAWATHA WADING POOL: Noon-6 pm. (Walnut/Lander)

ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: 1-4 pm, visit West Seattle’s historic lighthouse – the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary‘s summer tours only have three more weekends left this year, including this one! (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)

2 CHANCES TO SEE ‘HAIRSPRAY’: 3 pm matinee and 7:30 pm evening performance of Twelfth Night Productions’ musical @ West Seattle High School Theater.

WSHS CLASS OF 1971 REUNION: 4-10 pm at West Seattle Golf Course, the West Seattle Class of 1971 reunites to celebrate 45 years – info in our calendar listing. (4600 35th SW)

NEW LOCATION FOR WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: Last movie of the season, “Princess Bride,” is the first one at the new location, the “festival street” by the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) – SW Snoqualmie between 36th SW and 37th SW. BYO chair/blanket. Free – with concessions and raffles benefiting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society.

‘MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG’: Last weekend for ArtsWest‘s musical-theater student performance, 7:30 pm. (4711 California SW)

Be cool and have fun: The list for your West Seattle Friday

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(Young osprey with its catch – photographed by Mark Wangerin)

We start again today with some reminders meant to be helpful as temperatures rise. One reader asked us today about an updated list of all types of local, open-to-public businesses with air conditioning – we haven’t had the bandwidth to update that list in a while but if you have suggestions (especially, our reader suggested, for happy hour!), please comment, and we’ll add them below. Meantime, the city’s suggestions:

WEST SEATTLE LIBRARY WITH AIR CONDITIONING
High Point Library – 11 am-6 pm (35th SW/SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE CITY-RUN OUTDOOR AQUATIC FACILITIES OPEN TODAY
Highland Park Spray Park – 11 am-8 pm (1100 SW Cloverdale)
Lincoln Park Wading Pool – 11 am-8 pm (8600 Fauntleroy Way SW)
Hiawatha Wading Pool – Noon-6:30 pm (Walnut/Lander)
EC Hughes Wading Pool – Noon-7 pm (2805 SW Holden)
Colman Pool – Noon-7 pm (on the shore at Lincoln Park; schedule and fees here)

The city’s “master list” of ways/places to stay cool is here.

OTHER SUGGESTIONS FOR AIR-CONDITIONED SPOTS:
Adding your suggestions, but first, we’ll start:
Junction True Value (44th/Edmunds) – really! We were in on Thursday and enjoyed the chill. Plus, they’re selling misters (we Instagrammed one).

Suggested in a discussion on Twitter:
OutWest Bar (5401 California SW)
Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW)
West 5 (4539 California SW)
Whisky West (6451 California SW)

From comments:
Admiral Safeway (2622 California SW)

On to our spotlight listings from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

JAZZ AT SALTY’S: Stay cool on the waterfront! 5-8 pm, New Orleans jazz with the Dave Holo Trio. No cover/minimum. (1936 Harbor SW)

MOVIE AT HPIC: The Highland Park Improvement Club invites you to Movie Night! 6 pm doors open, 6:15 pm children’s short, 7 pm main feature, free. Details on the HPIC website. (12th SW/SW Holden)

MUSIC AT THE MOUNT: The 85th Street Big Band swings on the south side of the Providence Mount St. Vincent campus for tonight’s free concert. 6 pm music – bring your own chair/blanket – and if you’re interested, dinner/drinks are on sale starting at 5:30; see our listing for tonight’s menu. (4831 35th SW)

SEAN MCCONNELL @ EASY STREET: Free, all-ages in-store show by Sean McConnell at Easy Street Records in The Junction tonight, 6:30 pm. His music is described as ““Lyric-Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” (California SW/SW Alaska)

MUSICAL THEATER #1: Twelfth Night Productions presents “Hairspray” for the second and final weekend at the West Seattle High School Theater, 7:30 pm; ticket info here. (3000 California SW)

MUSICAL THEATER #2: ArtsWest‘s student production “Merrily We Roll Along” continues this weekend with a 7:30 pm performance tonight; ticket info here. (4711 California SW)

WHERE TO SEE IT ALL: Our full calendar has the entire lineup for today, tonight, beyond!

Where to stay cool, and what else is up, for your West Seattle Thursday

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Thanks to Chris Frankovich for the moonset photo from this morning (you can check moonset/moonrise and sunset/sunrise times any time on the WSB West Seattle Weather page). It’s a cooling image as we head into a hot day. Today’s list includes where to stay cool(er), as well as scheduled events:

WEST SEATTLE LIBRARIES WITH AIR CONDITIONING
Delridge Library – 11 am-6 pm (5423 Delridge Way SW)
High Point Library – 11 am-6 pm (35th SW/SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE CITY-RUN OUTDOOR AQUATIC FACILITIES OPEN TODAY
Highland Park Spray Park – 11 am-8 pm (1100 SW Cloverdale)
Lincoln Park Wading Pool – 11 am-8 pm (8600 Fauntleroy Way SW)
Hiawatha Wading Pool – Noon-6:30 pm (Walnut/Lander)
EC Hughes Wading Pool – Noon-7 pm (2805 SW Holden)
Colman Pool – Noon-7 pm (on the shore at Lincoln Park; schedule and fees here)

The city’s “master list” of ways to stay cool is here. Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘PETE THE CAT’ MATH DANCE: For pre-K through 1st grade, 10:30 am, West Seattle (Admiral) Library – “Instructor Kristina Stoneberg uses Pete the Cat to inspire a picture glyph (using shapes to represent data) and then uses that information to create a jazzy dance.” Free, no registration required. (2306 42nd SW)

DELRIDGE GROCERY COOP FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm next to the Delridge P-Patch, shop for fresh produce and see what’s up with Delridge Grocery volunteers. (Delridge Way SW & Puget Boulevard SW)

‘MOONSHINE SHIMMY’ FUN(DRAISER): 5-7:30 pm at Brookdale West Seattle, enjoy a barbecue buffet, The Haggis Brothers, dancing, “moonshine,” and more, to benefit the Senior Center of WS. Here’s our preview from last weekend – get your tickets at the door if you haven’t already. (4611 35th SW)

DEEPENING THE WATER BY TERMINAL 5: Something to say about this proposal? As previewed here last week, a 5:30 pm public meeting at the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Georgetown campus includes your chance to comment. (6737 Corson Avenue S.)

WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK OPEN HOUSE & MORE: At the Senior Center of West Seattle, orientation at 6 pm, potluck at 6:30 pm, speaker and discussion at 7 pm so you can find out more about Timebanking! (California SW/SW Oregon)

DUKE EVERS @ HIAWATHA: 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, the Admiral Neighborhood Association‘s concert series (co-sponsored by WSB) presents the Duke Evers Band. Free! Bring your own blanket/chair, and if you want, a picnic dinner. (Walnut/Lander)

OPEN MIC – UNPLUGGED! 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – “An open mic for classical guitarists and acoustic musicians (including singers) of all genres of music. Amateurs, professionals, and kids are invited to come share their music in this cozy, comfortable setting. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Classic Guitar Society and C&P.” (5612 California SW)

‘MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG’: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest, enjoy the work of student musical-theater performers. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

BELLY DANCING: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, the monthly Alauda showcase shimmies across the stage. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

FULL MOON BONFIRE: 8 pm at Alki Beach – “Join in community for Chanting, Gonging, Drumming, Dancing, Laughter, Music, Meditations, Marshmallow Roasting, S’mores, and more!” Free event for all ages. Hosted by West Seattleite-run Guru Gayatri Yoga/Meditation Center.

MUCH MORE – on our complete calendar, so please take a moment to check it out too!

5 for your West Seattle Wednesday

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(Rhinoceros auklet, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

NETWORKING MEETUP: Noon at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), drop in to meet local entrepreneurs and other nontraditional workers. (6040 California SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, shop the farm stand for produce grown and harvested by local residents on the mini-farm next to it. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)

GROUP RUN AND BOOK SIGNING: Tonight at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), “come for our weekly Wednesday group run and join for the book signing at 6:45 pm. Lance Carter, author of Six Word Lessons For Successful Triathletes: 100 Lessons for Training and Racing, will be at the shop.” (2743 California SW)

ALKI FRISBEE FEST: 7 pm at Alki Playfield, bring your disc(s), your friends and family, and come play. (58th SW/SW Stevens)

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: Meeting this month at the White Center Library, with election endorsements on the agenda, 7 pm. (1409 SW 107th)

Half a dozen highlights for your West Seattle Tuesday

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(Hummingbird on dogwood, photographed by Tom Slattery)

The sun’s due to emerge from the fog before day’s end. In the meantime, a clear view of highlights from our calendar:

BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at Southwest Library, geared toward wee ones up to 12 months old. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

LUNCH AT THE LIBRARY: The free summer-meal program continues with lunch available for kids/tweens/teens at Delridge Library, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 12:30-1:30 pm. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

JUSTIN KAUSAL-HAYES: Performing live at Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor), 5-8 pm. (1936 Harbor SW)

FREE TAI CHI: Second week for the added session of free Tai Chi on Alki with Lao-Shi Caylen Storm, 6 pm. (60th SW/Alki SW)

SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: The band “wraps up its summer residency” at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm tonight, no cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

BABY KETTEN KARAOKE: Not your everyday (or every-night) karaoke, 9 pm at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

LOOK FURTHER INTO THE FUTURE … with West Seattle’s only comprehensive event calendar, here.

West Seattle Monday: From the orchard to the stage …

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(Caspian Tern – photo by Mark Wangerin)

Here are some possibilities for your mid-August Monday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ORCHARD MEETUP: The Community Orchard of West Seattle on the northeast side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus welcomes your visit 5-7 pm – learn about the orchard, lend a helping hand or two; details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library – stories, songs, and rhymes. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE QUILTERS: All quilters welcome, 7 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle. (California SW/SW Oregon)

BUDDHIST MEDITATION: 7 pm class at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor) – no meditation experience required; details in our calendar listing. (5639 California SW)

CABARET AT ARTSWEST: Jimmie Herrod is tonight’s featured performer in the “After Hours: Origins” series, 7:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse in The Junction – details in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

West Seattle Sunday: Music, games, theater, more…

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(Fog on the Sound this morning, looking toward the Olympics – photo by James Bratsanos)

Good morning! Some of what’s happening for your West Seattle Sunday:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Last night, the WSFM had a rep on hand at West Seattle Outdoor Movies, and when asked what’s fresh right now, she replied, “Everything.” You can go see for yourself 10 am-2 pm in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

OPEN HOUSE: Holy Family School invites you to an open house today for its Early Education program, 10 am-1 pm. (9615 20th SW)

PLAY GAMES! Between 11 am and 10 pm today, a variety of game groups meet at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) – join in and have fun! See the schedule on the right sidebar of the Meeples home page. (3727 California SW)

ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Just a few more weekends for free tours of West Seattle’s historic lighthouse – the US Coast Guard Auxiliary welcomes your visit today between 1 and 4 pm – be there by 3:40. (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)

COFFEEHOUSE MUSIC: Relax at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) and listen to singer-songwriter Eryn Bent, 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘LIEDER AND MELODIES’: 3 pm concert at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle with sopranos Sarah Dolan and Jordan McClellan and pianist Jane Harty – details in our calendar listing. (4105 California SW)

‘HAIRSPRAY’ MATINEE: 3 pm at West Seattle High School, the first weekend of the new Twelfth Night Productions show concludes – the Tony-winning musical comedy “Hairspray.” Ticket info in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

‘MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG’ MATINEE: 3 pm, musical-theater students’ summer production at ArtsWest in The Junction. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

‘BLOOD WEDDING’/’BODAS DE SANGRE’: 6 pm at Roxhill Park, as previewed here earlier this week and shown in our followup early today, a bilingual drama/dance/theater performance with audience participation, free, for all ages! (2850 SW Roxbury)

SEE MORE … on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Saturday: Delridge Day; WS Outdoor Movies’ Hotwire finale; musical theater x 2; HPIC garage sale; more!

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Thanks to Greg for last night’s vivid sunset scene; before we get to a potential encore tonight, so much fun to be had! Including, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB’S GIGANTIC GARAGE SALE: 9 am-3 pm, a “one-stop shopping experience” at Highland Park Improvement Club – hot dogs, chips, beverages available too. (12th SW/SW Holden)

NORTH SHOREWOOD PARK NEEDS YOU: Just south of West Seattle, just west of White Center, North Shorewood Park could use some helping hands for TLC today 9 am-1 pm – details are on our partner site White Center Now. (10061 21st SW)

RIVERSIDE WALKING TOUR: 10 am-noon, walk around the historic Riverside neighborhood with an expert guide, Riverside native Frank Zuvela. The Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents the tour, and you’ll find details in the preview we published Friday. (Meet at W. Marginal Way SW and SW Marginal Place)

DELRIDGE DAY: 11 am-3 pm (and maybe a bit beyond), it’s eastern West Seattle’s biggest festival of the year, with lots going on in Delridge Community Center Parkhere’s our final preview, published last night. We’ll be reporting live from the festival, which we’re co-sponsoring again this year, so check WSB for updates on what’s happening and who’s there. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

COMMUNITY PIZZA OVEN: The wood-fired masonry oven at Barton P-Patch will be up and running today and you’re invited to stop by, 11 am-4 pm, to visit the garden and enjoy fresh-baked pizza. Bring favorite toppings; donations and volunteer help welcome. Details in our calendar listing. (34th SW/SW Barton)

ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Free tours of West Seattle’s historic lighthouse between 1-4 pm with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary – be there by 3:40. (Alki SW/Beach Drive SW)

BLOOD WEDDING/BODAS DE SANGRE: 6 pm at Roxhill Park, as previewed here earlier this week, a bilingual drama/dance/theater performance, free, for all ages! (2850 SW Roxbury)

‘HAIRSPRAY’: 7:30 pm at West Seattle High School, it’s Night 2 for the new Twelfth Night Productions show, the Tony-winning musical comedy “Hairspray.” Ticket info in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

‘MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG’: 7:30 pm, musical-theater students are ready to entertain you at ArtsWest in The Junction. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

RAT CITY BRASS: They’re big, bold, and brassy, and they’re at Kenyon Hall tonight, 7:30 pm. Ticket information is in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

LAST WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIE @ HOTWIRE: Tonight is more than a movie – it’s the end of an era! “The Lego Movie” is on screen for the fifth of this year’s six West Seattle Outdoor Movies, and it’s the last WSOM presentation in the series’ longtime home, the courtyard by Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor). Next week, the series ends this season with the start of a new era in a bigger new space at the “Festival Street” by the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). But tonight, come celebrate at Hotwire – the movie’s free as always; bring your own chair/blanket, and $ for raffles and concessions benefiting local nonprofits. Also – first-come first-served free community barbecue, courtesy of West Seattle Christian Church. See you there! (4410 California SW)

EVEN MORE FOR TODAY/TONIGHT/BEYOND … on our complete calendar page!

6 things to consider for your West Seattle Friday night

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If your Friday night’s not already all booked up – or, if you might reconsider what you were going to do – here are half a dozen options!

HAGGIS BROTHERS @ THE MOUNT: 5:30 pm dinner/drinks available for purchase, 6 pm live country music (it’s free as are popcorn and snow cones!), on the south side of the Providence Mount St. Vincent campus. Bring your own chair/blanket. (4831 35th SW)

STATUS CROWES @ C & P: Acoustic pop-rock at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. Beer/wine available for purchase as well as excellent coffee/tea/etc. (5612 California SW)

‘HAIRSPRAY’ @ WSHS THEATER: 7:30 pm at West Seattle High School, it’s opening night for the new Twelfth Night Productions show, the Tony-winning musical comedy “Hairspray.” Ticket info in our calendar listing. (3000 California SW)

MARLEY’S GHOST @ KENYON HALL: 7:30 pm at historic Kenyon Hall, this “virtuoso aggregation composed of singer/multi-instrumentalists” will entertain you. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

‘MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG’ @ ARTSWEST: 7:30 pm, come see the results of musical-theater students’ hard work at ArtsWest in The Junction. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

OUTDOOR MOVIE @ DELRIDGE CC: It’s the night before the Delridge Day festival and you’re invited to a free outdoor movie in the Delridge Community Center Park, “The Peanuts Movie,” screening at 8:30 pm. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

BEYOND ENTERTAINMENT … other options (including a business open house and a talk about climate change) are on our full calendar.

West Seattle Thursday: Total Experience Gospel Choir @ Hiawatha; WS Art Walk; more

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(Steller’s Jay, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FAMILY STORY TIME: 10:30 am, for kids 1-5, at Southwest Library. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

LITTLE CRITTERS: 11:30 am at High Point Library – “educators from Woodland Park Zoo teach you about an animal through puppet stories, and then let you meet and touch that animal in real life!” (35th SW/SW Raymond)

DELRIDGE GROCERY CO-OP FARMSTAND: 4-7 pm, the Delridge Grocery Co-op sells fresh-picked produce next to the Delridge P-Patch. (Delridge Way/Puget Boulevard)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: Here’s the map/venue list for tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk, 6-9 pm:

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Among the venues spotlighted tonight:

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION AT ARTSWEST: During tonight’s Art Walk, 6-7:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, you can meet artists Akiko Masker and Junko Yamamoto and see their new work. (4711 California SW)

Music tonight, too:

SUMMER CONCERTS AT HIAWATHA: 6:30 pm on the east lawn at Hiawatha Community Center, this week’s free concert features the Total Experience Gospel Choir. Presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association, with sponsors including WSB. Bring your own chair/blanket, and picnic dinner if so inclined! (Walnut/Lander)

And theater:

‘MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG’: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest Playhouse, the musical-theater students’ production debuts – details in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

YES, THERE’S MORE … for today/tonight/beyond, on our complete calendar.

6 options for your West Seattle Wednesday

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(WSB photo: Planting-strip garden we noticed during last night’s 35th SW walking tour)

Happy Wednesday! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for today/tonight:

NETWORKING MEETUP: Noon at West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), drop in to meet local entrepreneurs and other nontraditional workers. (6040 California SW)

STEEL-DRUM PARTY: 2 pm at (updated – the library is presenting, but it’s at the community center) Delridge COMMUNITY CENTER – “Dance, clap, and stomp along to live steel drum music with musician Ian Dobson! This rhythmical journey inspires resourcefulness and interest in exploring other languages and cultures. For all ages.” (4501 Delridge Way SW)

HIGH POINT MARKET GARDEN FARM STAND: 4-7 pm, visit the farm stand to buy produce grown and harvested by local residents on a mini-farm that’s just steps away. (32nd SW/SW Juneau)

ALKI CRIME/SAFETY/POLICING FOCUS GROUP: Something to say about crime, safety, and/or policing in the Alki area? Tonight is your focus group with researcher Jennifer Burbridge, 6 pm in the community room at the Southwest Precinct. (2300 SW Webster)

34th DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Our area’s largest political group meets tonight at 7 at The Hall at Fauntleroy, with this agenda highlight:

7:15 Program: The Relationship between Our Police and Our Communities of Color
· Moderator: Chris Porter.
· King County Sheriff John Urquhart
· Judge Anne Levinson (Ret.), Office of Professional Accountability Auditor, newly appointed to the PDC
· Fe Lopez, Executive Director of the Community Police Commission, City of Seattle;
· Sili Savusa, Executive Director of the White Center Community Development Association; and
· Bobby Alexander, MPA, Activist (1st year Michigan State Law)
· Question and Answer Period

Initiative endorsements also will be considered. (9131 California SW)

AMERICAN LEGION POST 160: Monthly meetings are now being held at 8 pm. (3618 SW Alaska)

West Seattle Tuesday: 35th Avenue SW walking tour; free Tai Chi; more…

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(Anna’s Hummingbird, photographed by Danny McMillin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

35TH SW WALKING TOUR: Following up on last week’s 35th Avenue SW Phase 2 meeting (WSB coverage here), SDOT invites you to a walking tour tonight, starting at 6 pm at 35th/Avalon, ending at 35th/Holly. You’re invited to walk the distance or just meet up at one of six spots along the way with questions/comments. Here’s the map with locations and times.

MORE FREE TAI CHI: Lao-shi Caylen Storm, who brings you free Tai Chi on Alki on Saturday mornings, says it’s grown so much they’ve added a class – 6 pm Tuesdays, starting tonight, weekly through October 18th. Questions? caylenstorm@gmail.com. (60th/Alki, by the Bathhouse)

WEST SEATTLE MOTORCYCLE CLUB: 6 pm monthly ride-in at Pizzeria 22. (4213 SW College)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: The monthly meeting was rescheduled to 6:30 pm tonight at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor), with topics including planning for a bike rodeo at next month’s Seattle Summer Parkways event on Alki. (41st SW/SW Alaska)

FAMILY STORY TIME: For ages 1-5, 7 pm at Delridge Library – stories, songs, and rhymes! (5423 Delridge Way SW)

NIGHTLIFE AND MORE … when you check out the additional listings on our complete calendar!

7 options for your West Seattle Monday

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(Wilson’s Warbler, photographed by Trileigh Tucker as the bird was “coming through town during her fall migration back to Central America”)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MAKE AN OLYMPIC MEDAL: 2 pm at Delridge Library, first- through third-graders are invited: ” Local artist Amaranta Sandys explains the Olympic Games, then shows you how to make a shiny Olympic medal using air dry clay, letter stamps, textures and found objects.” Free but you have to register – our calendar listing shows you how. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

MINECRAFT BOOK WORLDS: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, this too is a free event for first- through third-graders: “Build your own Minecraft world based on your favorite book while exploring topics in the Minecraft virtual sandbox with educators from SPIN.” Registration required – link’s in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE CRIME/SAFETY/POLICING FOCUS GROUP: 6 pm at the Southwest Precinct, it’s the South Delridge/Delridge Triangle area’s turn to talk with researcher Jennifer Burbridge about crime/safety/policing issues. (2300 SW Webster)

SUMMER READING: Get some going with the evening book group at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 6:45 pm. This month’s book is “The Bartender’s Tale” by Ivan Doig.

INDOOR TENNIS? MEETING TONIGHT: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Church‘s Fellowship Hall, the community group advocating for an indoor tennis center at the site of the currently outdoor courts west of Southwest Pool invites you to come hear and talk about the next phase of the study, as previewed here last Thursday. (9140 California SW)

YOU CAN HELP: 7 pm tonight, PCC Natural Markets-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) invites you to one of its periodic work parties to “package bulk foods purchased with PCC Food Bank Program donations from PCC shoppers.” More info in our calendar listing. (2749 California SW)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: See and hear them at 7 pm at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

What’s up for your West Seattle Saturday

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(Off Alki on Friday night, photographed by Raul Baron)

Seafair weekend means a quieter calendar here in the neighborhood, but we do have a few notes for you:

[This is NEXT Saturday!] RIVERSIDE WALKING TOUR: 10 am-noon, Riverside native Frank Zuvela leads the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s annual walking tour of this historic neighborhood near the Duwamish River. Admission by donation; $5 suggested. (Meet at Riverside Memorial, West Marginal Way SW/SW Marginal Place)

BARBECUE BENEFIT: 11 am-3:45 pm, West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is grilling hot dogs and hamburgers to raise money to help pets in shelters. Look for the tent outside the entrance. (California/Fauntleroy)

SEAFAIR – SHIP TOURS & BLUE ANGELS AGAIN TODAY: See last night’s story for times and viewing suggestions, if you’re not going to the official viewing zone on Lake Washington. And remember the I-90 bridge will close again, 1:15-2:40 pm, during the Blue Angels’ performance.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: More West Seattle history! Noon-4 pm are today’s regular hours at the Alki museum where the SWSHS is headquartered. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

NO ALKI LIGHTHOUSE TOURS THIS WEEKEND: Seafair weekend means U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers are busy elsewhere, so the lighthouse is closed to the public this weekend.

COMEDY FUNDRAISER: Comedy Court presents the Carb-Free Cabaret at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Brockey Center, 7 pm, raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Details here. (6000 16th SW)

‘SKYFALL’ @ WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: This week’s movie is at dusk (9ish) in the courtyard at Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), but you’ll want to be there much earlier, not just to snag a seat (bring your own chair/blanket), but also for James Bond trivia – WSB co-publisher Patrick has put together the questions, and there are prizes, donated by Hotwire, Pecos Pit BBQ (WSB sponsor), and Full Tilt Ice Cream. No dogs, please, for their comfort and moviegoers – the courtyard has been so packed this season (new location starts in 2 weeks!) that there is just no place to roam. (4410 California SW)

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

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

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

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

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They take off from Boeing Field, just east of West Seattle, which has multiple places to watch, including the Museum of Flight:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE FAMILY FUN AT THE Y: canceled

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

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

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

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

FOR MORE … check the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar.

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