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Ways to enjoy your West Seattle Friday


(Photo by Michael Dupille, from a photo shoot with his ‘mondo glass mussels’ on the West Seattle shore)

Lots of fun on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of today/tonight – including:

THE GREATEST MOVIES YOU’VE NEVER HEARD OF: The Friday-afternoon movie series continues at the Senior Center of West Seattle, with 1963’s “Winter Light” onscreen at 1 pm. $1 members, $2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)

DESTINATION DELRIDGE: Tonight’s the night for the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association fundraiser at Metropolist, 6 pm. Check ASAP to see if tickets remain. (2931 First Ave. S.)

GARY BENSON: Folk music in the classic style with Gary Benson at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

SWING DANCE & DESSERT AUCTION: Benefit at Shorewood Foursquare Church featuring the West Seattle Big Band. 7 pm (following free dance lesson 6-6:45). Call to see if tickets remain. (10300 28th SW)

RONNY COX: A Kenyon Hall favorite is back. You might know Ronny Cox from the movies; after the show, you’ll remember him for his music. 7:30 pm – more info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

‘BECKY’S NEW CAR’: Opening night at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center for Twelfth Night Productions‘ new comedy – details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Thursday: Fauntleroy Boulevard @ WSTC; Orca Talk; Metropolitan Market remodel; burger benefit…


(Looking north along the East Waterway at the mouth of the Duwamish River – photo by Don Brubeck)

Busy morning – but there’s still time for this lineup of highlights for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BURGERS FOR MENTORS: Empower Mentoring Program gets part of the proceeds today at Zippy’s Giant Burgers in White Center, open until 9 pm – details in our calendar listing. (9614 14th SW)

FREE TAX HELP: 5-9 pm at the West Seattle Food Bank/Community Resource Center, courtesy of United Way of King County volunteers. Details in our calendar listing. (35th SW & SW Morgan)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: The Fauntleroy Boulevard project is the big agenda item when WSTC meets at 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, as previewed here last weekend. (6400 Sylvan Way)

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION WORKSHOP: 6:30 pm, free workshop at Fauntleroy UCC Church “to learn practical, safe alternatives to doing nothing in bullying or harassment situations.” (9140 California SW)

ORCA TALK: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this Orca Talk presented by The Whale Trail and Seal Sitters will bring you the “rare firsthand story of an orca rescue,” as previewed here. (5612 California SW)

METROPOLITAN MARKET REMODEL TALK: The Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) Admiral remodeling work is about to resume, and as reported here last Friday, company leadership knows customers have questions and concerns about what’s changed so far and what’s next, so they’re inviting you to a gathering at the store 7-8:30 pm tonight to talk with the CEO and store director, preview what’s next, and enjoy some bites. (41st/42nd/Admiral)

TRIVIA NIGHT: Monthly trivia at Tap Station, 7 pm. All ages welcome. Prizes! (7900 35th SW)

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

From the ‘in case you noticed it too’ file: This afternoon’s flyover

Unusual aircraft sightings – from helicopters to commercial jetliners – often bring questions, and we try to get answers. Twice today, here in Upper Fauntleroy, we noticed loud flyovers; both times, we looked them up on our favorite flight tracker, and they were commercial flights from Sea-Tac. The second one, an hour or so ago, brought in questions, so we asked Sea-Tac Airport spokesperson Perry Cooper if anything unusual was happening at the airport. Cooper had information about the most recent flyover (which showed on our tracker as a Delta flight to Shanghai) and we thought we’d share it in case you heard/saw it too:

We were, and have been, in south flow today; however, the tail winds for south flow were too strong at the time for this widebody aircraft and the pilot requested to take off to the north. So, for only this aircraft, the traffic was spaced out so he could take off to the north. Due to the fact the rest of the traffic was coming into south flow, they directed the aircraft to turn quickly to the west to get out of the traffic flow as soon as possible. This pattern would be similar to what we see when the Blue Angels practice in the summer, and they direct traffic to turn more quickly to the west in north flow to stay out of their practice pattern. Some of our own Port staff were out in the field today and noticed it when it happened as well.

P.S. One of the people who also noticed this points out that Sea-Tac has a noise-complaint hotline. Reversing it in web search, we discovered the Sea-Tac and Boeing Field numbers are part of a city-prepared one-sheet with info on all types of possible noise, not just aircraft – you might want to save it.

West Seattle Tuesday: Car-seat safety checks, WS Crime Prevention Council, more…


(Feeder fight! Hummingbirds photographed by Maris Avots)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, highlights for the rest of your Tuesday:

FREE CAR-SEAT SAFETY CHECKS: 10 am-2 pm at Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor), you are invited to stop by to have a certified specialist take a free look at the installation of your infant/child car seat(s). (7901 35th SW)

CAREER NIGHT: 4-5 pm, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor) invites you to come learn about a career in real estate. (4700 42nd SW, Suite 600)

EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. “Ten Little Indians” by Sherman Alexie is this month’s title. All welcome! (35th SW & SW Raymond)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, the WSCPC meets, providing your chance to talk with local police about neighborhood crime/safety concerns, to hear updates on local crime trends, and to hear from a special guest – this month is the rescheduled appearance of an SPD “active shooter situation” expert. (2300 SW Webster)

UNPLUGGED – A MUSICAL GATHERING: Acoustic open-microphone gathering at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

SOUTH SOUND TUG AND BARGE: 8 pm, live music at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

YES, THERE’S MORE! See our complete calendar here.

What is, and isn’t, happening on this holiday West Seattle Monday


(This photo and next are by Joe – we know it’s a cormorant – ID help, anyone?)

We’ve already gone through Presidents Day transit/transportation info – here’s what else you need to know:

MOST GOVERNMENT FACILITIES: Closed
SEATTLE PARKS: Here’s what’s closed and what’s not
LIBRARIES: Closed (both city and county)
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE: Closed/no delivery

From our calendar:

INFANT/CHILD CAR-SEAT CHECKS: As previewed here last week, Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsor) is offering free car-seat checks today and tomorrow, until 2 pm today and 10 am-2 pm again tomorrow. Just drop by. (7901 35th SW)

MORGAN PARK EXPANSION DISCUSSION: 7 pm, planning discussions begin for the Morgan Junction Park expansion. Gathering at Caffe Ladro. (7011 California SW)

LOTS MORE … on our calendar!

On the list for your West Seattle Sunday


(1st of three photos by Kersti Muul, offshore @ Lincoln Park – this one’s from Friday)

Happy Sunday! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Shop in the street, 10 am-2 pm, and see what’s fresh. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING CANCELED: No SDCG meeting today – but you’re invited to the March meeting – watch the SDCG website for info.

GREYHOUNDS! Meet and greet the gentle hounds of Greyhound Pets Inc. 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District. (2611 California SW)


(This photo and next are by Kersti Muul, from Saturday – river otter and seal)

PLAY GAMES! See the Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) home-page sidebar for details on the groups that meet there today, starting at noon. Or, just go play! (3727 California SW)

BENEFIT CONCERT: Local musicians perform at Admiral UCC to raise money to renovate its pipe organ. Lunch at noon, music at 1 pm, admission by donation. (California SW & SW Hill)

JAMTIME: Old-time, bluegrass music with Jamtime at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

WSB, YEAR 10, AT SOUTHWEST STORIES: 2 pm at High Point Library, your WSB co-publishers are this month’s guests at SouthWest Stories, the speaker series co-presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library. The occasion: This year, WSB turns 10 – we became a commercial, 24/7 news publication in 2007. The format: A conversation with SWSHS executive director Clay Eals, a longtime journalist. As always @ SW Stories (go to the official webpage for the series to see our video invitation and the videos of those who’ve been featured before), no admission charge, and seating is first-come, first-served. (35th SW & SW Raymond)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … via our calendar.

Ways to enjoy your West Seattle Saturday


(Friday’s sunrise colors on the Olympics, with a layer of foothill fog – photo by Jim Borrow)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, possibilities for the day/night ahead:

SOUTHWEST LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION: Until 1 pm at the Salvation Army in South Delridge. For ages 4-16, living from SW Juneau southward. More in our calendar listing. (9050 16thSW)

SEEKING SEATTLE’S SURVIVING SALAMANDERS: 11 am at Camp Long with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Pre-registration is requested so call/e-mail ASAP – all the info’s in our calendar listing. (5200 35th SW)

VIETNAMESE STORY TIME: 11:30 am at Delridge Library, story time in Vietnamese. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Take advantage of a relatively quiet weekend by visiting the home of West Seattle’s history, noon-4 pm. (61st SW & SW Stevens)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH COMMUNITY DINNER: As previewed here, the Chief Sealth International High School Black Student Union invites you to dinner at Southwest Teen Life Center. Free. 5-7 pm – doors open 4:45 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)

RAINBOW BINGO IN SOUTH PARK: 6 pm, this month’s theme, benefiting the South Park Senior Center, looks ahead to spring via Blooming Bingo. 5:30 pm doors, dinner at 6, bingo at 7, 21+. Buy tickets online here. At SP Neighborhood Center. (8201 10th Ave. S.)

ENTREMUNDOS QUARTET: 7:30 pm, “a mix of Brazilian roots flavored with world rhythms” at Kenyon Hall. (7904 35th SW)

THE SLAGS AT THE POGGIE: Local faves The Slags perform tonight with Grover, 8 pm at Poggie Tavern in The Junction. No cover. 21+. (4717 California SW)

WOODLAND WEST: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District, “cosmic Americana.” $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: The West Seattle High School girls play Mercer Island for the SeaKing District title at 8:15 pm at Bellevue College. (3000 Landenholm Circle SE)

JONNY WOODS: Live music at Alki Beach Pub, 9:30 pm. No cover. (2722 Alki SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … for the rest of the weekend, next week, and beyond, via our complete-calendar page, where you’ll also find information on how to send info to add a listing!

West Seattle Thursday: Basketball; weddings; celebrating WSHS freshmen; PCC-project review; Alki CC; ‘Rock for Standing Rock’; more


(Sanderlings on Alki, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

What’s ahead for the rest of your West Seattle Thursday:

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: District-playoff games at Bellevue CollegeWest Seattle High School girls vs. Bellevue HS at 3 pm, WSHS boys vs. Nathan Hale HS at 8:15 pm. (3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue)

‘HONORING WEDDING TRADITIONS ALONG THE SILK ROAD’: Planning a wedding? Free event with vendors including food, photography, more – details in our calendar listing. 5:30 pm-8 pm at The Sanctuary at Admiral. (42nd SW & SW Lander)

WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN CELEBRATION: It’s all about the 9th-graders and their families tonight at West Seattle High School, 6:30-8 pm. From the school’s weekly newsletter:

The first year of high school can be challenging. We thought organizing an evening of sharing, caring, and building community around this idea would benefit everyone – students, parents, guardians, teachers, and administrators. Students will speak and share their thoughts about what they find challenging and likewise, rewarding about their first year in high school. The Teen Health Center and other community organizations will be available for families to learn about their community services. Dinner will be served.

(3000 California SW)

MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENING TOURS: 6:30-8 pm, prospective families are invited to visit Madison Middle School tonight. (45th SW & SW Spokane)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm meeting at Alki UCC – agenda includes:

1) Update on Seattle Noise Ordinance, Jesse Robbins
2) SDOT Paving Plan (discussion)
3) Discussion of alignment between ACC and Seattle City Council goals

(6115 SW Hinds)

PCC PROJECT @ ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: As previewed here, you’re invited to get a look at the newest version of the mixed-use project at the PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) site, before it goes back to Design Review in two weeks. Tonight’s special Admiral Neighborhood Association meeting is at 7 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church‘s hall. (3050 California SW)

ROCK FOR STANDING ROCK: 8 pm-11 pm benefit performances at The Skylark, to help the Standing Rock Sioux’s challenge to the route planned for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Details in our calendar listing. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE SONGWRITERS’ SHOWCASE: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern – “a night of Seattle singer-songwriters featuring Candice Rose, Amanda Navares, and David Rodriguez.” (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE! on our complete-calendar page.

What’s up for your West Seattle Wednesday

We’re continuing to cover the Highland Park Way slide. But we’re also moving on to other news and info too – including what’s big for today/tonight:

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AT SSC: Speakers from 10 am-noon at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) to commemorate the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt signing of Executive Order 9066, which sent 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-American people to West Coast internment camps. An ongoing exhibit continues until March 3rd. Details are in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

LANDMARKS BOARD DOUBLEHEADER FOR JUNCTION BUILDINGS: 3:30 pm at City Hall, the Landmarks Preservation Board meets, with an agenda including a final decision on possible landmark status for the Hamm Building in The Junction and whether to formally nominate the Campbell Building for landmark status. The timing of the items on the agenda is in this recent update. Public comment will be taken and the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is hoping for a show of public support. If you’re interested in going downtown for the hearing, Crystal Dean from the SWSHS “We Love The Junction” task force (SWSHS photo at right) will be at the RapidRide stop at California/Alaska at 3 pm to lead interested West Seattleites to the hearing. (400 Fifth Ave.)

TAP TAKEOVER AT THE WESTY: The monthly Tap Takeovers at The Westy Sports & Spirits (WSB sponsor) return starting tonight: “Join us from 6 pm – 9 pm for a Georgetown Brewing Barrel-Aged Tap takeover. We will be tapping 4 small batch & limited barrel-aged beers, plus an additional Triple IPA.” (7908 35th SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, this month’s meeting will spotlight how the community can help its schools, with this featured guest:

James Bush, Director of School and Community Partnerships (Seattle Public Schools). The 7th Strategic Goal of the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council is “Strengthen our Schools”. Recognizing that some members of our community will spend 12 (or more) scholastic years within the borders of our District, it is our desire to build those schools up. Because they’re shaping our future. We are excited to host James for a collaborative conversation about how we can best do that.

(12th SW/SW Holden)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: FCA’s monthly board meeting was rescheduled to tonight, 7 pm, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: The monthly writers’ showcase at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm, features Sierra Nelson and Ann Teplick

West Seattle Tuesday: Valentine’s Day & more


(Valentine sunrise – photo by Jim Borrow)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Some highlights and other notes:

VALENTINE’S DAY AT FLEURT: Fleurt (WSB sponsor) is open extended hours – until at least 6 pm – to help you with flowers and/or gifts for your valentine. You can order by phone – 206-937-1103 – or online (fleurtseattle.com) or go to the shop. Also, pop-up shops today – details here. (4539 California SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: As previewed here yesterday, West Seattle High School’s varsity teams both play today. The girls face Garfield at Bellevue College (3000 Landerholm Circle SE), 3 pm – the boys face Ballard at Chief Sealth (2600 SW Thistle), 5:30 pm.

SISTERS, LIVE IN-STORE: Local indie-pop duo Sisters is celebrating its album release with a 7 pm in-store show at Easy Street Records – free, all ages! More info in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW Alaska)

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETINGS *NOT* HAPPENING TONIGHT: Second Tuesday is usually the meeting night for the Fauntleroy Community Association board and the Admiral Neighborhood Association, but both have postponed. FCA meets TOMORROW (Wednesday, February 15th), 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse; and as noted here last night, ANA plans to meet 7 pm Thursday, likely at PCC Natural Markets (2749 California SW; WSB sponsor), to review the newest version of the mixed-use project planned at PCC’s site.

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL MEETING THAT *IS* HAPPENING TONIGHT: If you are interested in the new authorized encampments in the area, tonight’s South Park Neighborhood Association meeting might be of interest, as the city’s director of homelessness George Scarola is a guest. SP has interest in two of the encampments, Myers Way and Georgetown. SPNA meets at the South Park Neighborhood Center. (8201 10th Ave S.)

FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

THE BILLY JOE SHOW VALENTINE’S DAY SPECTACULAR: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern, featuring Billy Joe Huels of The Dusty 45s along with Robin Cady, Rod Cook, and Kohen Burrill. No cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE TO LOVE … on our complete-calendar page.

Options for your West Seattle Monday!


(Townsend’s Warbler, photographed in Fauntleroy Park by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN ENROLLMENT: Today’s the first day, if you are interested in a school that’s not the one to which your child will be automatically assigned. Here’s the info on the SPS website.

VALENTINE’S DAY EVE AT FLEURT: Though Fleurt (WSB sponsor) is usually closed Mondays, today it’s OPEN, 10 am-6 pm, to help you get ready with flowers and/or gifts for Valentine’s Day. Details here. You can order by phone – 206-937-1103 – or online (fleurtseattle.com) or go to the shop. (4539 California SW)

FREE TAX HELP: That time of year again! 2-7 pm today, free tax help at Delridge Library – full details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

TRIANGLE IMPROVEMENT TASK FORCE: Second meeting today for the citizens’ advisory committee tasked with coming up with some “quick wins” to help fix problems on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry route. 4:30 pm at Fauntleroy Church. Here’s our report on the first meeting two weeks ago; here are the official WSF notes. (9140 California SW)

ROXHILL PTSA MEETS AT EC HUGHES: 6 pm, Roxhill Elementary‘s PTSA gets a look at the school’s future home, before major renovations start, at EC Hughes Elementary. (7740 34th SW)

HUDDLE FOR CHANGE: Organizers explain that this is “part of the 10 Actions in 100 Days movement – the Second Action is for community members to huddle together and come up with goals and an action plan for the next 100 days (and really, the next 4 years!).” At Proletariat Pizza, 6 pm, though some will show up as early as 5:15 to chat and get to know each other. (9622 16th SW)

PIGEON POINT NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: 7 pm in the cafeteria at Pathfinder K-8 School. Everyone welcome. (1901 SW Genesee)

WESTSIDE ART CLUB: Bring your art project to Parliament Tavern, 8 pm-noon, and work on it with DJ Audrey Horne providing the soundtrack. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

CHECK OUR COMPLETE CALENDARfor even more, and for tomorrow, next week, next month, beyond!

West Seattle Sunday: From advocacy to aloha


(Friday waves at Constellation Park, photographed by David Hutchinson)

Highlights for the rest of today/tonight:

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street, in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

LITTLE PILGRIM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-1:30 pm, come visit this preschool for ages 2-5 at Fauntleroy UCC Church. (9140 California SW)

POP-UP MERCADO – CON CORAZON: Noon-5 pm, local vendors at Highland Park Improvement Club – art, apparel, crafts, food, jewelry, more. (12th SW/SW Holden)

VALENTINES FOR OLYMPIA: 2-3 pm, local advocates will be at Roxhill Park playground, collecting Valentines for legislators in Olympia, to continue pressing for full public-education funding:

Do you have Valentines for your legislators?

Volunteers from PTAs, Washington’s Paramount Duty, and others will hand deliver the cards on Tuesday in Olympia. Templates are available through Washington’s Paramount Duty, Seattle Council PTSA, and Soup for Teachers, and a few extras will be available at the park, but feel free to get creative and make your own! Please clearly identify to whom the card or cards should be delivered.

(29th SW/SW Barton)

SEATTLE GREEN SPACES COALITION: 3 pm at Southwest Library. You’re invited “to brainstorm on preservation of the Avalon substation properties according to our neighborhood’s wishes and as a welcoming entrance to West Seattle. Seattle City Light’s Lynn Best confirmed City Light does not have plans to sell the property, but we believe a plan must have a contingency plan developed to counter any future possibility of the sale of this land.” (35th SW/SW Henderson)

ITALIAN AND GERMAN OPERA: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, free concert by the Ladies Musical Club. (2306 42nd SW)

FOLK MUSIC: 3-5 pm, C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) features folk musician Noah Derksen. (5612 California SW)

GO HAWAIIAN: West 5 in The Junction – which just marked its 14th anniversary – is having a special Hawaiian Happy Hour, with a specially themed menu and music by Aunty Manu Lono and Kalei Medeiros (a nominee for Hawaii’s Na Hoku music awards). 4 pm-7 pm. (4539 California SW)

MORE FOR TODAY AND BEYOND … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Saturday: Neighbor Day & more


(Our beautiful neighborhood, and beyond – photographed by Long Bach Nguyen)

Happy “Neighbor Day”! Here are today’s highlighted events, some in honor of Neighbor Day, some not … from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WHITE CENTER SHELTER WORK PARTY: 9 am-1 pm, you’re invited to join a big work party to help spruce up the King County building that is becoming a shelter for families, to be managed by Mary’s Place. (8th SW/SW 108th)

VALENTINE CRAFTS: 9 am-noon, kids 12 and under are invited to PCC Natural Markets (WSB sponsor) to create Valentine cards and crafts for family and friends. (California SW/SW Stevens)

HALA REZONING: ADMIRAL WORKSHOP: As previewed again here on Friday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm at West Seattle High School. If you live and/or work in the Admiral Residential Urban Village, come learn what Mandatory Housing Affordability means, and might mean for your area. (3000 California SW)

ARCHBISHOP AT THE MOUNT: Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain will lead Mass at the Providence Mount St. Vincent Chapel for World Day of the Sick, 9:30 am. Details in our calendar listing. (4831 35th SW)

NEIGHBOR DAY DROP-IN: Visit West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor), have a cup of coffee, and meet your neighbors to talk about what’s good in the world. Craft table for kids. Drop in any time, 10 am-2 pm. (6040 California SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE BUS TRIANGLE WORK PARTY: Join the South Delridge Community Group to show TLC to this triangle of land that was the subject of a workshop last weekend (WSB coverage here). 10 am-11 am. (Delridge Way SW/SW Barton)

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: 10 am-noon at Delridge Community Center, come enjoy pancakes and help support ensuring more people can enjoy DCC programs. (4501 Delridge Way SW)

ALL-CHOCOLATE POP-UP: 10 am-3 pm, five candy makers are selling their creations at Sound & Fog. (4735 40th SW)

FIRE STATION TOURS: As part of Neighbor Day – previewed here – you’re invited to visit West Seattle’s Fire Station 29 (2139 Ferry SW) and/or Fire Station 37 (7700 35th SW) 11 am-1 pm.

SEEKING SEATTLE’S SURVIVING SALAMANDERS: RSVP ASAP to join naturalist Stewart Wechsler at Camp Long, 11 am. (5200 35th SW)

WINE AND CHOCOLATE: 2-7 pm at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room, get ready for Valentine’s Day with wine and Intrigue Chocolate Co. candy pairings. (5910 California SW)

‘SHINE A LIGHT’: Neighbor Day event at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, 2-5 pm. Come join in a potluck with dishes from around the world and show your support for all your neighbors, including a “Shine a Light” event at 5 pm. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: 5 pm, Seattle Lutheran‘s boys team hosts La Conner in a district playoff game. SeaLu’s senior girls will be recognized before the game, since weather canceled their last home game earlier in the week. (4100 SW Genesee)

SOUL JAMBALAYA: Free concert celebrating Black History Month, as previewed here (where you’ll find the highlighted list of performers), 7 pm, in the Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. (2600 SW Thistle)

MAURICE & HIS THING: Live, free in-store concert at Easy Street Records, 7 pm. (California SW/SW Alaska)

ALTERNATIVE INDIE ROCK: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern – The Loveless Building, We Are Not Mel Tormé. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

JONNY WOODS: 9:30 pm, live music at Alki Beach Pub. No cover. (2722 Alki SW)

AND THERE’S MORE … check our complete-calendar page!

West Seattle Friday: HPIC Art Lounge’s debut; basketball championship; music; movie; more!


(Photo by Long Bach Nguyen – looking southwest toward West Seattle, with Lake Union in foreground)

While the National Weather Service has a Wind Advisory in effect until 3 pm (keep everything charged!), our highlights all start after that, so things should be calm in time for you to check out one or more of the following! From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WINE AND CHOCOLATE: Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) is open 5-9 pm and continuing to offer, with Valentine’s Day in mind, special pairings of Viscon wines and Intrigue Chocolate Co. truffles. (5910 California SW)

HIGHLAND PARK ART LOUNGE: Something new at the never-a-dull-moment Highland Park Improvement Club: Tonight’s the debut of the HPIC Art Lounge. 21+. 7 pm, you’re welcome to bring your materials, art projects, come hang out, enjoy the HPIC bar. And/or, sign up for the Bottles and Brushes class (fee) that also is happening tonight. (12th SW/SW Holden)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: The West Seattle High School girls play Bishop Blanchet for the Metro League championship tonight in the Chief Sealth IHS gym (2600 SW Thistle), 5:45 pm. … Same start time for the Chief Sealth IHS boys’ game vs. Ballard, at Garfield HS (400 23rd Ave.), vying for a spot in the district tournament.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: “The Secret Life of Pets,” doors at 6, movie at 6:30 pm, at Highland Park Elementary. Free – but bring $ for concessions, raffle, etc.! More info here. (1012 SW Trenton)

SWEETHEART SWING: 6:30 pm at Brookdale West Seattle, benefit featuring West Seattle Big Band, appetizers, and beverages, to help the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Call to see if there’s still room. (4611

SOUTH SOUND TUG & BARGE: Live music, 8 pm at West Seattle Brewing. No cover. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)

****LATE-NIGHT LOW-TIDE WALK: 11:04 AM UPDATE – The Seattle Aquarium says this Constellation Park walk is canceled.****

MAURICE & HIS THING: Live music, 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

JUSTIN KAUSAL-HAYES: Live music, 9:30 pm at Alki Beach Pub. No cover. (2722 Alki SW)

AND THERE’S EVEN MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Thursday: Art Walk, school open houses, more!

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(2nd day in a row with a hummingbird pic, but it’s some brightness on a gray day. Male Anna’s Hummingbird that was in a “face-off” with a Bewick’s Wren, per photographer Mark Wangerin)

We start with one more reminder of one lingering effect of the Sunday/Monday snow:

TRASH/RECYCLING REMINDER: If you missed the stories we’ve published about this already, one more reminder that Seattle Public Utilities is continuing to run one day behind all week (except for the customers missed Monday who will have double pickup next Monday) – here’s the latest information.

Now, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TODDLER HEART HOP: For kids “0-5,” 10 am-noon at High Point Community Center. $5. (6920 34th SW)

‘THE AGE OF LOVE’: 2 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle, free screening of “a documentary that follows the adventures of 30 seniors who sign up for a first-of-its-kind Speed Dating event exclusively for 70- to 90-year-olds. (4217 SW Oregon)

FEBRUARY ART WALK: 6-9 pm at venues around West Seattle. Here’s the venue list/map for this quarter:

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During WSAW, stop by Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) for wine and chocolate pairings plus painter Lindsay Peyton. (5910 California SW) … (added) Raven’s Nest West (4557 Glenn Way) “features Alaskan Native Haida Artist Janine Gibbons and her exquisite enamel jewelry collection”:

(added) Other venue spotlights are on the WSAW website, here.

LOUISA BOREN STEM K-8 OPEN HOUSE: Two sessions tonight at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 – elementary families 6-7 pm, middle-school families 7:30-8:30 pm. (5950 Delridge Way SW)

DENNY IMS OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 tonight, prospective families are invited to visit Denny International Middle School. (2601 SW Kenyon)

BOOK-IT STUDENT PERFORMANCES AT SEALTH: 7 pm in the Chief Sealth International High School auditorium:

All families and community members are invited to attend the 16th annual Book-It Page to Stage Residency … Freshmen in Mr. Azinger’s 9th grade classes will have spent 4 and a half weeks working with a teaching artist to stage and adapt student-written poems. After a week of on-your-feet, skills-based instruction, students work in groups to stage and adapt poems written by 9th graders from Ms. Griffin’s classes. Our students have truly grown as collaborators and thinkers as the initial reticence to work in groups was quickly replaced by a thoughtful exchange of ideas. The empathy and compassion that students show is delightful, even more so in that they are so focused on successfully presenting their adaptation of the poem. Please come enjoy the result of their hard work and growth.

(2600 SW Thistle)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: … At 7:30 pm at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle), the West Seattle High School boys play Rainier Beach … Meantime, also at 7:30 pm, the Chief Sealth boys play Cleveland HS at Garfield HS (400 23rd).

SHOREWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 7 pm open house tonight is for prospective middle schoolers and their families. (10300 28th SW)

THERE’S MUCH MORE on our complete-calendar page, for today, tonight, and beyond!

West Seattle Wednesday: Sealth/Denny safety meeting; 34th District Democrats; marine wildlife; utilities’ future; more…

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(“Confused hummer near West Seattle Junction” in Monday’s snow, as photographer Lynn Taylor captioned this)

Busy day and night around West Seattle, as the big meltaway continues. The highlights, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

LOUISA BOREN STEM ELEMENTARY TOURS: Now through 11 am today, if you’re interested in elementary at Louisa Boren STEM K-8. (5950 Delridge Way SW)

LOCAL BIZ MEETUP: Noon-1:15 pm, local businesspeople are invited to network at West Seattle’s only coworking center, Office Junction (WSB sponsor) – details here. (6040 California SW)

DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: 3-9 pm at Chipotle in The Junction, you have the chance to help out this team:

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That’s the Rainier Beach High School tennis team, and one player works at the restaurant, so they’re having the fundraiser here. Their coach Irvin MacQuarrie is a West Seattle resident too, and explains:

The team is made up of immigrant families and we are doing a fundraiser this Wednesday night from 3-9 pm at the West Seattle Chipotle in The Junction. The team receives 50% of proceeds excluding alcohol and gift card purchases. This allows the team to buy uniforms for the kids to keep and to put on an end of the year banquet. Patrons must mention that they are there to support the team or the team doesn’t get credit.

(4730 California SW)

SEATTLE PUBLIC UTILITIES’ FUTURE: 6 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, talk with SPU about the future of their services and what you pay for them, as previewed here. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL (UPDATED 10:55 AM WITH SEALTH GAMES ADDED): One postseason game at Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle) tonight – boys’ varsity hosts Roosevelt at 7 pm; girls play at Lakeside at 7 pm; both are loser-out games … Elsewhere in WS, one regular-season home game – the Seattle Lutheran boys go for their 17th consecutive win, 6 pm at SLHS vs. Auburn Adventist (4100 SW Genesee) … Both West Seattle High School varsity teams play postseason games today/tonight at the University of Washingtongirls vs. Rainier Beach at 3:30 pm and boys vs. Nathan Hale at 5:30 pm.

CHIEF SEALTH IHS/DENNY MS COMMUNITY SAFETY MEETING: The annual PTSA-sponsored safety meeting for Chief Sealth International High School and Denny International Middle School is a great place to bring up questions and concerns, with guests including school and district administrators and police leaders – details in our calendar listing. 7 pm in the Chief Sealth library. (2600 SW Thistle)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy, this month’s theme is “How to Resist Trump and Protect What We Hold Dear,” with guests from organizations including the ACLU, the Seattle Neighborhood Action Coalition, and Indivisible Seattle. Details on the 34th Dems’ website. (9131 California SW)

SR3 MARINE WILDLIFE TALK: As previewed here, the new marine-wildlife organization SR3 invites you to a talk at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 6 pm. Get an update on local marine life and on SR3’s plans for the metro area’s first marine-wildlife rehab hospital. (2306 42nd SW)

THE LOOSE HEELS: Country at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

What’s planned for your West Seattle Tuesday

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(Bewick’s Wren in the snow, photographed Monday by Mark Wangerin)

Though the snow has long stopped, its icy remnants are causing some trouble today. If you have a cancellation or change, please let us know – text 206-293-6302 or e-mail editor@westseattleblog.com – and we’ll add to this list, which starts with one cancellation, before getting to events that are still on, so far as we know:

CANCELED – MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURS: Though school is on, today’s tours are off.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT HELP, BY APPOINTMENT: 3-6 pm, it’s the first session of appointments available at the Delridge Library with a librarian trained in business/market research. Pre-registration required! Full details in our calendar listing. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

RESCHEDULED BASKETBALL: Games postponed last night because of the snow – at West Seattle High School (3000 California SW), boys 5 pm, girls 7 pm; at Seattle Lutheran High School (4100 SW Genesee), boys at 6 pm.

DINE OUT FOR LAFAYETTE: Part of tonight’s proceeds at Cactus on Alki go to Lafayette Elementary, 5-10 pm. (2820 Alki SW)

DINE OUT FOR DENNY: Part of the proceeds at Marination Ma Kai go to Denny International Middle School, 6-8 pm – please mention you’re there for Denny! (1660 Harbor SW)

NEIGHBORHOOD MATCHING FUND WORKSHOP: Find out more about the changes in the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund by attending a free workshop at Neighborhood House’s High Point Center, 6 pm tonight. (6400 Sylvan Way)

WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COUNCIL – NEW NIGHT: WWRHAH is now meeting on first Tuesdays, 6:15 pm at Southwest Library. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

ALKI ELEMENTARY OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm open house for prospective Alki Elementary families. No RSVP necessary. (3010 59th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: 6:30 pm monthly meeting at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. From the announcement:

Come join us for presentation by SDOT of Fauntleroy Boulevard Project. Also on agenda: New “Your Voice, Your Choice” process for small city grants; Bike Master Plan update; Delridge and East Marginal Way muliti-modal corridor projects; open source sidewalk mapping.

(41st SW/SW Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: 7 pm at the West Seattle High School library. Meet the new WSHS athletic director at tonight’s meeting. (3000 California SW)

JARED MITCHELL & THE WING TIPS: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE MORE … on our complete-calendar page.

West Seattle Sunday: Junction Valentine photos & more…

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(For those who consider this Superb Owl Sunday … a barred owl photographed in Lincoln Park by Scott Rose)

Yes, there’s more than football (and snow anticipation) today!

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street! (California between Oregon and Alaska)

JUNCTION VALENTINE PHOTOS: Today’s the day the Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s “We Love the Junction” campaign invites you to get a free Valentine photo at the Farmers’ Market, as explained in our preview, and this SWSHS video invitation:

10 am-2 pm, look for SWSHS by the Campbell Building on the south end of the market block, whatever the weather! (California/Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: 10 am at Walt Hundley Playfield, whatever the weather. All welcome. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)

CAMP FIRE CANDY SALE: 10 am-3 pm, Camp Fire candy sellers are scheduled to be at QFC/Westwood Village. (2500 SW Barton)

SWIM AT SOUTHWEST POOL: Four sessions on the schedule today – adult/senior swim 11 am-12:30 pm, family swim 2-3 pm, public swim 4-5 pm, lap swim 5-6 pm. Fees are listed here. (2801 SW Thistle)

ANTI-BIAS STORYTIME: 3:30 pm at Southwest Library, presented by Mothers for Social Justice. Geared toward children birth-7 years old. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

Have an awesome Sunday!

Possibilities for your West Seattle Saturday

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(Bufflehead, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Welcome to the weekend! From the WSB West Seattle Calendar:

COFFEE SHOP FUNDRAISER: The portion-of-proceeds-to-the-ACLU fundraiser continues at hundreds of coffee shops nationwide today and tomorrow, including QED Coffee (6032 California SW) and Sound and Fog (4735 40th SW) here in West Seattle.

‘HANGOVER HAPPY HOUR’: New 9 am-11 am Saturday/Sunday “happy hour” at new WSB sponsor The Westy Sports & Spirits. (7908 35th SW)

CAMP FIRE CANDY SALE: Buy candy at two West Seattle locations today – 9 am-4 pm at Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal and 10:00 am-1:00 pm & 4:00 pm-6:00 pm at QFC/Westwood Village.

PUPPETS PLEASE MARIONETTES – 2 SHOWS: 10 am and 11 am shows at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), benefiting Lincoln Park Co-op Preschool. Bake sale after each show! (3940 41st SW)

CSWS OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-2 pm at Community School of West Seattle. Adults only. (9450 22nd SW)

COMETA OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-1 pm open house at Cometa Playschool. (4402 SW Walker)

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: 11 am-3 pm at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center: Games and prizes in a community event presented by the High Point Events Committee, Neighborhood House, and Seattle Housing Authority. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LOCAL: Pre-Valentine pop-up shopping with local vendors at Resting Waters, 1-4 pm. (9205 35th SW)

AESOP’S FABLES: Alki Elementary‘s annual production, 2 pm at West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)

WINE AND CHOCOLATES AT VISCON CELLARS: With Valentine’s Day coming up, check out the pairings of Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) wine and Intrigue Chocolate truffles:

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The Viscon tasting room is open 2-7 pm for you to try and buy – more info here. (5910 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: This month’s featured film at Neighborhood House‘s High Point Center is “Bringing It Home,” the story of the first house built from hemp in the U.S. Doors open 6:30, screening at 7, discussion afterward. (6400 Sylvan Way)

MOON WALK: Join West Seattle naturalist Stewart Wechsler for his Gibbous Moon Walk with the Stars, Owls, and Others, 7 pm at Lincoln Park. Contact him to RSVP – here’s how. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)

THREE BANDS: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern, $5 cover, 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

West Seattle Friday: Student storytellers; Clay Eals @ WWWS; Corner Bar; wine & chocolate @ Viscon Cellars; more…

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(Early Thursday photo by Long Bach Nguyen, looking eastward over West Seattle)

Get your weekend going early – here are highlights for this afternoon and evening, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WINE AND CHOCOLATE: Get ready for Valentine’s Day at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor), where winemaker Viscon’s wines will be paired with chocolate from Intrigue, 5-9 pm. (5910 California SW)

WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Tonight’s edition of the author-appearance series presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society features its executive director Clay Eals, author of the definitive biography of songwriter/singer Steve Goodman, “Facing the Music“:

5-7 pm at Barnes and Noble/Westwood Village. (2600 SW Barton)

CORNER BAR: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s monthly pop-up event starts tonight at 6 pm, with music by Hot Rod and DJ Dr. Lehl. All welcome! (12th SW/SW Holden)

SEALTH STUDENT STORYTELLERS: 6:30 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:

Chief Sealth International High School students will take the stage at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center to share their stories with the community. Come hear, connect, interact, and support young people you might never otherwise meet! Stories, music, time to mingle. Bring a potluck dish to share if you can. Potluck at 6:30, stories begin at 7:00.

(4408 Delridge Way SW)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Chief Sealth International High School‘s varsity teams host West Seattle High School tonight, women at 7, men at 8:30. (2600 SW Thistle)

SIGGIE THE VINTAGE MAN: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “acoustic Americana.” (5612 California SW)

ROY ZIMMERMAN: “ReZist” – political satire, live at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm. Check ASAP to see if reservations remain! (7904 35th SW)

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

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … by browsing our complete calendar.

What’s up for your West Seattle Thursday

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(Photo by Long Bach Nguyen, looking north from the south end of the California SW straightaway)

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

WEST SEATTLE TOOL LIBRARY: 5-8 pm. Got a project planned? Or, want to find out about membership? The WSTL is open 5-8 pm on the northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

CHARTER SCHOOL GROUNDBREAKING: Summit Atlas is having a ceremonial groundbreaking event at the Arbor Heights site where it’s renovating a former church/supermarket building to open West Seattle’s first charter school in August. 5:30 pm. (9601 35th SW)

PATHFINDER MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm at Pathfinder K-8 – prospective middle-school families are welcome. (1901 SW Genesee)

SHOREWOOD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 7 pm, prospective elementary families are welcome to this open house at Shorewood Christian School. (10300 28th SW)

FLY FISHING FILM TOUR: Online tickets are sold out but check at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) shop in The Junction to see if they still have tickets for tonight’s Admiral Theater screening. (2343 California SW)

SOME’TET: Jazz and more at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE! on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Wednesday: Southwest District Council; Myers Way encampment meeting; movies; music; more…

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(Photo by Erika Smith. That’s her dog Riley, a fan of sunrises, photographed last weekend.)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME: 10:30 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)

‘ZOOTOPIA’ AT THE LIBRARY: No school, so what to do? 2:30 pm, see “Zootopia” at Southwest Library. Free. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

SCHOOL BOARD: The agenda for the 4:15 pm meeting at district HQ includes three items related to the soon-to-start EC Hughes Elementary upgrade project. (3rd Avenue S./S. Lander)

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. Agenda includes discussions of the Neighborhood Matching Fund and of the new Your Voice, Your Choice “participatory budgeting” plan for what was the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund. All welcome. (4217 SW Oregon)

SHINE A LIGHT: At 7 pm, everyone in Seattle is invited to step outside and shine a light to show support for immigrants and refugees. If you would like to join a group, Hate-Free Delridge plans to gather at 6:30 pm at the pedestrian bridge crossing Delridge from Youngstown to the Community Center.

MYERS WAY ENCAMPMENT MEETING: 7 pm at the Joint Training Facility, bring your questions and comments about the city’s plan to turn the encampment by the Myers Way Parcels’ west-side gate into an authorized encampment. (9401 Myers Way S.)

JIM PAGE @ C & P: Singer-songwriter Jim Page performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

TAP STATION MOVIE NIGHT: 7 pm, “The Royal Tenenbaums” is tonight’s movie at the Tap Station. (7900 35th SW)

LOTS MORE … on our complete calendar.

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