WS miscellaneous – West Seattle Blog… West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 22 May 2018 08:05:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 West Seattle Monday: Beer and ice-cream benefits, and more! Mon, 21 May 2018 17:17:59 +0000

Thanks to Mark Wangerin for two views of a Green Heron on the Duwamish River (scroll down for the second), gracing our Monday highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

ICE CREAM FUNDRAISER: Show this flyer when you buy something at Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center today (open noon-10 pm) and 10 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Chief Sealth International High School ASB! (9629 16th SW)

SSC ADMISSION WORKSHOP: Thinking about studying at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor)? 2-3:30 pm today, you’re invited to an admission workshop with info on everything from the application process to financial aid, as explained here. (6000 16th SW)

AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s title is “Things Fall Apart” by Chinua Achebe. (9010 35th SW)

THE WESTY’S FUNDRAISING TAP TAKEOVER: 6 pm until it’s all gone, at The Westy (WSB sponsor), it’s a tap takeover to raise money for Ronald McDonald House:

All proceeds from the sale of Bob’s brown ale will go directly to the Ronald McDonald House. We will also donate $2 from each flight of beer sold. The lineup of Georgetown beer includes the entire Bob’s series of Brown ale, Sour brown ale, Coffee, And IPA. The beer flight will be rounded out with citrus galaxy and bodhizafa. Thank you all for helping the Westy lend a hand to a great charity.

(7908 35th SW)

ALL-AGES TRIVIA: 7:30 pm at The Skylark, free all-ages trivia with prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Got a West Seattle/White Center/South Park event for the calendar? – the further in advance you can send the info (plain text in the body of your e-mail, please, not in an attachment) the better! Thanks!

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West Seattle 5K, costumed bike parade, and much more for your Sunday! Sun, 20 May 2018 13:07:08 +0000 Welcome to Sunday!

WEST SEATTLE 5K: Just after 9 am, the run/walk to raise money for the West Seattle High School PTSA will take off from just west of the Alki Bathhouse. Alki and Harbor will be closed until the course (to Anchor/Luna Park and back) is cleared, and the Water Taxi shuttle will be rerouted. You can still register to be part of the WS5K, starting at 8 am. (61st SW/Alki SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Spring bounty shows up in ever-greater numbers every week. See what’s fresh, 10 am-2 pm. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon

FORUM ON INITIATIVE 1631: 11:30 am at Fauntleroy Church, find out about the ballot initiative also known as the Protect Washington Act. (9140 California SW)

PROTESTERS AT DON ARMENI: As noted on Saturday, seagoing protesters are expected to launch kayaks and canoes from Don Armeni Boat Ramp for a 12:30 pm protest on Harbor Island. (1220 Harbor SW)

CHAMPIONS BASEBALL LEAGUE: 1 pm Sunday at the Pee Wee fields, this league for kids with special-needs has its first practice – sign up and show up! Details in our preview. (7226 12th SW)

JAMTIME: Music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 1-4 pm. (5612 California SW)

ORGAN RECITAL: 1:30 pm at Admiral Church. (4320 SW Hill)

ALKI DAZE COSTUMED BIKE PARADE: 2 pm, all welcome to join as the parade heads eastbound along the beach! (63rd SW/Alki SW)

SOUTHWEST STORIES: 2 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, you’re invited to find out about architect Arthur Loveless, a century after his heyday, and post-talk, you’ll be invited to visit a nearby house he designed. Presented by the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and Seattle Public Library. (2306 42nd SW)

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION WORKSHOP: Learn how to help your neighborhood be hate-free. 2 pm at Admiral Church, walk-ins welcome. (4320 SW Hill)

GUITAR CONCERT: 4 pm at Peace Lutheran Church, classical guitarist Naeim Rahmani performs. All welcome; free-will offering. (8316 39th SW)

SQUARE DANCE AND POTLUCK: New monthly event at South Park Hall! 5 pm-8 pm, all ages. (1253 S. Cloverdale)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP, AND CHECK OUT THE WEEK AHEAD … via our complete calendar (and if you have a West Seattle/White Center/South Park item to list, please send it – as early as possible – to – thank you!)

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West Seattle Saturday: Bee Festival, Transportation Forum, benefit workouts, comedy, book signing, wine, music, more! Sat, 19 May 2018 13:03:29 +0000 (Male Black-Headed Grosbeak, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Much going on! Let’s get right to what you need to know:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Two projects today in West Seattle that you might want to know about – 18th/Myrtle and 29th/Barton.

BENEFIT BOOT CAMPS: 8, 9, 10 am at Project 968 (WSB sponsor), as previewed here, workouts to raise money for Ben Delacour‘s fight against cancer, detailed here. (4617 37th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BEE FESTIVAL: 9:30 am-2 pm at High Point Commons Park, Neighborhood House High Point, and vicinity, including the Honey Run, the parade, a vendor fair, demonstrations, food, Bee Garden visits, more. See the schedule on the official festival website. Free! (6400 Sylvan Way SW)

ROXHILL PARK SPRING CLEAN: 10 am, just show up at Roxhill Park and be part of it! Gloves, tools, etc. all provided. (29th SW/SW Barton)

WORKSHOP FOR LANDLORDS: 11 am at Delridge Library, a workshop to help landlords learn how to keep their property safe and crime-free. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

REGISTRATION/PACKET PICKUP FOR WEST SEATTLE 5K! Not registered for Sunday’s West Seattle 5K yet? Or – you are signed up, but want to get your packet the day before? Noon-6 pm, stop by West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) to get it done! (2749 California SW)

SPRING RELEASE, DAY 2: 1-7 pm, spring wine release and tastings at South Seattle College‘s (WSB sponsor) Northwest Wine Academy. (6000 16th SW)

TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES FORUM: 1:30-3:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. As previewed here, it’s your chance to learn about alternative ways of getting around, particularly for seniors and people with disabilities. (4217 SW Oregon)

LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY PRESENTS SHREK, THE MUSICAL: 2 pm, final performance at the West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)

ALKI DAZE: The community celebration continues with a 3 pm kickball game at Alki Playfield, 5 pm bike races and Show & Shine. (59th/Alki)

BARET MAGARIAN BOOK SIGNING: 4 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), author Baret Magarian will be reading from and signing The Fabrications.” (5612 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE ROTARY 70TH ANNIVERSARY WINE POP-UP: 4 pm at Alki Masonic Hall, a wine lovers’ event is the culmination of the Rotary Club of West Seattle’s 70th anniversary year. (4736 40th SW)

UNCORKED: Sold out so we’re mentioning it just in case you’re ticketed and need a reminder – 5:30 pm happy hour, 7 pm tastings at the Highland Park Improvement Club‘s wine-tasting fundraiser (with WSB among the co-sponsors). 10th anniversary! (1116 SW Holden)

ECHOES STUDIOS ANNIVERSARY: As previewed here, you are invited to an open house, 6-9 pm, celebrating Echoes Studios‘ first anniversary. (3801 Delridge Way SW)

THE MAMA-LOGUES: 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, the humor in motherhood – raising money for nonprofits including WestSide Baby. Also, an optional preshow reception. Details and ticket info are in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

ROO FORREST AND FRIENDS: “Eclectic mix of originals and covers” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

YES, THERE’S MORE … as you can see by browsing our complete-calendar page.

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West Seattle Friday: Wine, theater, music, art, low-low tide… Fri, 18 May 2018 17:12:34 +0000 (Female Wilson’s Warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

So much going on – and these are only the highlights!

CREATING A WILL FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN: Drop in between 11 and 11:50 am for this free, friendly presentation at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. (4727 44th SW)

SPRING RELEASE: The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) hosts the first day of its spring-release tastings, 1-7 pm. (6000 16th SW)

LOW-LOW TIDE: Out to -2.9 feet at 1:47 pm.

KIDS’ MURAL-PLANNING WORKSHOP: This is for any and all 7- to 13-year-olds who would like to help plan the new mural that artist Henry Luke will create at EC Hughes Elementary for Friends of Roxhill, as explained in our calendar listing. First of three Friday afternoon sessions, 4-5 pm, at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)

SHOP AND SIP: Junction Wine Walk tonight! 5-9 pm – advance tickets are sold out but a limited number of same-day tickets go on sale at 4 pm at CAPERS (4525 California SW). Not only is it a chance to sip but also to shop – see The Junction’s Wine Walk page for special shopping opportunities, including Menashe and Sons Jewelers (4532 California SW; WSB sponsor) launching their 45th anniversary sale.

FRIDAY NIGHT SKATE: 5:45 pm at Alki Community Center, one of the last ones of the season! Details in our calendar listing. (5817 SW Stevens)

ALKI DAZE: Community celebration organized by Alki’s Guy Olson starts with a meet-and-greet at Alki Bike and Board at 7 pm, followed by an 8 pm bonfire at the beach. (2606 California SW)

SHREK, THE MUSICAL: Lafayette Elementary‘s second performance is at 7 pm at the West Seattle High School Theater. (3000 California SW)

THE MAMA-LOGUES: You’ll laugh until you cry. Or vice versa. Mirth about motherhood. 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

‘BOBCAT BOB’: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), the ever-popular Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice performs. (5612 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS: Two concerts in one night! Among the special features announced by WSCO:

*Karlyle Varney, graduating from Chief Sealth IHS, will be a special guest conductor with the West Seattle Symphony, leading the group in Offenbach’s “Can-Can” from Orpheus in the Underworld.

*Emma Bruce, also graduating from Chief Sealth, has been chosen as this year’s concerto winner.=She will be performing the first movement of Bruch’s violin concerto.

*Two Wind Symphony performers are also graduating: Iris Siegmund, clarinet, and David Tabakian, who plays baritone sax. David is graduating from Roosevelt HS and Iris from West Seattle HS. …

*Last but certainly not least, James Pham, the Symphony’s conductor, is heading to a teaching opportunity in Germany in the fall and will not be able to continue conducting in WSCO. …

In addition to all the celebrating, a great variety of music will be presented throughout the evening, from WSCO member compositions to Orchestra classics. The Percussion Ensemble and the Wind Symphony kick off the evening at 6:30, with the Symphony’s portion beginning at 7:30, both in the Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. No charge, though donations are appreciated!

(2600 SW Thistle)

SWEET, SWEET MUSIC: Ukuleles and more, at Fauntleroy Church, 7:30 pm. (9140 California SW)

ALL THAT, AND STILL THERE’S MORE … just check our complete-calendar page!

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West Seattle Thursday: What do you see in state ferries’ future? Plus, 1250 Alki Design Review, softball, light rail, more… Thu, 17 May 2018 17:12:03 +0000 (Fauntleroy ferry under morning clouds, photographed by Chris Frankovich)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of your Thursday:

LOW-LOW TIDE: Got time for a walk on the beach this afternoon? Today, the tide’s out to -2.9 feet at 1 pm.

BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: Meets third Thursdays in West Seattle! 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle. (4217 SW Oregon)

SOUND TRANSIT ELECTED LEADERSHIP GROUP: The elected officials involved in screening potential routes for West Seattle (and Ballard) light rail are meeting this afternoon for the second time since the planning process ramped up. Public’s welcome, 2-4 pm at Sound Transit’s board room. The agenda and presentation are here. (401 S. Jackson)

TRIANGLE TASK FORCE: The citizens’ advisory committee that’s been reviewing matters related to the Washington State Ferries “Triangle” (Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth) route meets again at 4:30 pm, Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

WHAT SHOULD BE IN WSF’S LONG-RANGE PLAN? Right after the task force meets, it’s a public drop-in session for you to tell WSF what you believe should be in the next version of its long-range plan. 6-8 pm at Fauntleroy Church. (9140 California SW)

MOVE VS. REMODEL WORKSHOP: Trying to decide between the two? Free 6:30 pm workshop tonight at Graystone Mortgage in Jefferson Square can help. Details in our calendar listing. (4726 42nd SW)

DESIGN REVIEW FOR 1250 ALKI SW: 6:30 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle, the Southwest Design Review Board looks at what’s now a 40-condominium plan for this site, replacing five houses, one of which already has been moved. The meeting includes a public-comment period. See the “design packet” here. (4217 SW Oregon)

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: Cheer on the West Seattle High School softball team at a must-win district-playoffs game via Juanita at Southwest Athletic Complex, 7 pm. (2801 SW Thistle)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC – agenda info for tonight has been added to our calendar listing. (6115 SW Hinds)

2 ROUNDS OF TRIVIA: 7 and 8 pm at Great American Diner and Bar. (4752 California SW)

LOOK FURTHER INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete-calendar page. And if you have something for the calendar (the earlier sent, the better) – – thank you!

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9 for your West Seattle Wednesday Wed, 16 May 2018 17:30:41 +0000 (Bald eagle at low tide on Tuesday, photographed by Lynn Hall)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar for the rest of your Wednesday:

LOW-LOW TIDE: Get out on the beach at noontime! The tide is out to -2.5 feet at 12:16 pm.

TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION: As previewed here, you’re invited to a 5:30 pm panel discussion about TOD and affordable housing at Southwest Youth and Family Services, presented by Welcoming West Seattle. (4555 Delridge Way SW)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: This month, WordsWest presents “Home Unsettled Home” with Rachel Kessler and Matthew Zapruder, 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), with Mud Bay presenting the Favorite Poem. Free. (5612 California SW)

DENNY INTERNATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA: 7 pm at the school. Agenda items include a discussion of summer resources. (2701 SW Kenyon)

MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA: 7 pm at the school – agenda items include an update from the principal and a discussion of last month’s “shelter in place” incident as well as the election of new officers. (3429 45th SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: 7 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, with the agenda including a discussion of the changes at the city Department of Neighborhoods. All welcome. (1116 SW Holden)

34TH DISTRICT REPUBLICANS: 7 pm meeting at the West Seattle VFW. (3601 SW Alaska)

TRIANGULAR JAZZTET: Jazz at Whisky West (WSB sponsor), starting at 7 pm. No cover. 21+. Details here! (6451 California SW)

OPEN MICROPHONES: Signups start at 7 at Great American Diner and Bar (4752 California SW), signups start at 7:30 at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW).

WONDERING WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON? See our complete calendar here.

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West Seattle Tuesday: Mural announcement; low-low tide; WS Crime Prevention Council; Admiral Neighborhood Association; more! Tue, 15 May 2018 17:30:07 +0000 (Tacoma-baesd SS Cape Island, passing West Seattle on Monday, photographed by Jamie Kinney)

Highlights for the rest of your Tuesday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

MOTHER’S DAY LUNCH: Two days after the special day in honor of Mom, you are invited to the Senior Center of West Seattle at 11:30 am for a special lunch in honor of moms. Call to see if there’s still room. (4217 SW Oregon)

LOW-LOW TIDE: 11:35 am, the tide is out to -1.8 feet, as the low-low tides of spring/summer begin, Even lower the next three days – here’s the tide chart!

MURAL ANNOUNCEMENT: This afternoon, you’re invited to a public announcement of “a major step forward to jump-start the restoration of the Murals of West Seattle.” It’s happening at 2 pm in front of the mural that’s leading off the project, hosted by the West Seattle Junction Association and Dan Austin of Peel and Press. (West side of the southwest corner of California/Fauntleroy)

PRESCHOOL PREVIEW: Got a preschooler or preschooler-to-be? West Seattle Montessori School and Academy (WSB sponsor) invites you to tonight’s open house, 6-7:30 pm. Kids welcome too. (11215 15th SW)

(Monday sunset, photographed by Jim Borrow)

HIGH POINT READS ‘HOMEGOING’: 6:30 pm evening book group at High Point Library features a discussion of the 2018 Seattle Reads book, “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi. (3411 SW Raymond)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: As previewed here, the 6:30 pm bimonthly meeting of the Admiral Neighborhood Association at The Sanctuary at Admiral will feature a Community Police Team officer, an update on the West Seattle Neighborhood Greenway extension to Admiral, and the latest on Sub Pop‘s August 11th Alki anniversary extravaganza. All welcome. (42nd/Lander)

CHIEF SEALTH IHS BOOK-IT REPERTORY THEATER: You are invited to come watch and applaud Chief Sealth International High School students’ Book-It performances, adapting poetry into theater. 7 pm at the school auditorium. Free admission. (2600 SW Thistle)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: Transportation is on the West Seattle Crime Prevention Council agenda tonight as Jim Curtin of SDOT is the scheduled guest, along with the usual updates from – and Q&A with – SPD reps. 7 pm at Southwest Precinct. (2300 SW Webster)

TRIVIA X 2: At Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), “Friends” trivia at 7 pm; then at Whisky West (6451 California SW; WSB sponsor), Geeks Who Drink trivia at 7:30 pm.

SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … by visiting our complete-calendar page.

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7 for your West Seattle Monday Mon, 14 May 2018 17:08:17 +0000 (Crow in Lincoln Park with nesting material, photographed by Trileigh Tucker)

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

LEARN ABOUT BUGS: 11 am, a new lecture series at the Senior Center of West Seattle, featuring West Seattle entomologist Jen Paur of Tiny Science. Call ASAP to register. (4217 SW Oregon)

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: District tournament game for West Seattle High School, vs. Bellevue HS, 4 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

DROP-IN PT NIGHT: Aches? Pains? Injuries? Drop-in consultation with Biojunction at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 5:30-7 pm. Free. (2743 California SW)

CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK MEET: Ages 7-10 compete starting at 5:30 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

‘SEATTLE READS’ BOOK GROUP: 6:45 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library – if you’re reading this year’s “Seattle Reads” book, “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi, be there! (2306 42nd SW)

EVENING BOOK GROUP: Meantime, at Southwest Library, also at 6:45 pm, the evening book group meets to talk about “Nine Parts of Desire” by Geraldine Brooks. (9010 35th SW)

MONDAY NIGHT MEDITATION: Buddhist Meditation class at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (5639 California SW)

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West Seattle Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day! Sun, 13 May 2018 13:07:23 +0000 Whether or not you’re spending part of this day with your mom, here are highlights of what’s up:

(Lion dance at the Peony and Bamboo Festival on Saturday, photographed by David Hutchinson)

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN PEONY AND BAMBOO FESTIVAL: 10 am-4 pm, it’s the second and final day of the festival at the Seattle Chinese Garden on the north end of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus. (6000 16th SW)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Produce, products, flowers, plants, beverages, ready-to-eat food … lots available at the WSFM, 10 am-2 pm, in the street in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays, you are invited to visit the home of West Seattle’s history. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

‘BROKEN BONE BATHTUB’: Two West Seattle performances today – 2 and 4 pm – for this “strange, comforting, and magical” show. Make a reservation and they’ll tell you where to go. Our calendar listing explains.

MARC SMASON: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEK AHEAD … via our complete calendar!

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West Seattle Saturday: WS Community Garage Sale Day, Stamp Out Hunger, Instruments of Change, more! Sat, 12 May 2018 13:03:28 +0000 Happy Saturday!

(Mike at Sale #246, a benefit sale that started Friday but was blocked off by emergency traffic – visit today at 5637 42nd SW – free cookies and coffee!)

WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE DAY: We’ve mapped, we’ve listed, we’ve previewed, we’ve promoted. Now it’s up to you to sell, shop, mingle with your neighbors! The 14th annual West Seattle Community Garage Sale Day brings 320+ sales all over the peninsula, as mapped here – official sale hours are 9 am to 3 pm, though as you’ll see if you review the listings, some are starting early, some ending late. And send photos! (, text 206-293-6302, or Instagram/Twitter at @westseattleblog)

STAMP OUT HUNGER: It’s the USPS letter carriers’ 26th annual door-to-door food drive today, so please put a bag of food out by your mailbox/mailslot before you head out to shop, sell, etc.

SEATTLE SEAFAIR COMMODORES BOWL-A-THON: Even if you’re not bowling, stop by to cheer them on! 9 am-noon at West Seattle Bowl. (39th/Oregon)

SEATTLE CHINESE GARDEN PEONY & BAMBOO FESTIVAL: 10 am-4 pm,first day of the annual celebration. Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY CLEANUP: Just one hour can make a big difference! Join the South Delridge Community Group for their monthly cleanup, 10 am-11 am. (17th/Henderson)

EARTHQUAKE RETROFIT WORKSHOP: 11:30 am-1:30 pm, free workshop at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)

5 BERRIES FOR YOUR HOME GARDEN: 1-3 pm at Community Orchard of West Seattle with the Seattle Farm School – details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)

MGMT AT EASY STREET RECORDS: From 1 pm-3 pm, MGMT “will be signing their vinyl, CDs, and T-shirts, taking photos with fans, and spinning their favorite music upstairs in our vinyl loft!” says Easy Street. (California/Alaska)

INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE: A few tickets might be left for tonight’s big dinner raising money for the West Seattle Food Bank. 6 pm at the Seattle Design Center. (5701 6th Ave S.)

GARY DAVIS: Singer/songwriter performs tonight at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

WHAT ELSE? Go here to see!

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What’s ahead for your West Seattle Friday Fri, 11 May 2018 17:12:19 +0000 (Steller’s Jay, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Looking ahead to the rest of your Friday – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

KIDS’ CAFE AFTERSCHOOL MEALS: The kids-hunger-fighting program continues at High Point Library. 2:45-3:30 pm, anyone under 18 can eat for free. (3411 SW Raymond)

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: West Seattle vs. Garfield in the Metro League tournament game for third place, 5 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

WINE AND CHEESE: Special 5-8 pm rosé tasting at Sound and Fog in The Junction. (4735 40th SW)

HSA SELECT TRYOUTS CONTINUE: 5:50 pm at Walt Hundley Playfield, two more sessions of soccer tryouts – see the full schedule here. (6920 34th SW)

ART LOUNGE: Bring your project(s) to Highland Park Improvement Club starting at 7 pm for the monthly Art Lounge – 21+. (1116 SW Holden)

WHATEVERLY BROTHERS: “Rich harmonies with instrumental frosting,” at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)

MINISYMPHONY: Featured at 7:30 pm tonight at Kenyon Hall, The MiniSymphony – “a string quartet, a piano, and an accordion.” Ticket info and more details here. (7904 35th SW)

PREVIEW THE WEEKEND … with a look at our full calendar.

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West Seattle Thursday: WS Art Walk & more! Thu, 10 May 2018 17:08:45 +0000 Topping the list for what’s ahead today/tonight – the May edition of the West Seattle Art Walk. Here’s this quarter’s map/venue list:

Starting at 5 – some venues may vary – and continuing until “late,” you’ll find not only art and artists, you’ll also find some restaurants, bars, and tasting rooms with special deals to support the Art Walk and everybody out participating.

From tonight’s official Art Walk-wide preview, WSB sponsors featuring artists this month: Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW) featuring Elyssa Cichy and Viscon Cellars (5910 California SW) featuring Jessie Summa Russo (and no tasting fees for Art Walk-ers)

Also for your Thursday:

SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE GARDEN CENTER: Open 11-3 today on the north end of the campus if you’re looking for plants! (6000 16th SW)

SPD AT WEST SEATTLE CHAMBER: This month’s West Seattle Chamber of Commerce lunch features Seattle Police Southwest Precinct commander Capt. Pierre Davis. 11:30 am-1 pm – if you’re not already RSVP’d, check with the Chamber to see if there’s still room. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

NEW BUSINESS OPEN HOUSE: Renew West Seattle invites you to an open house and art show, 6-8 pm. (5410 California SW)

SECOND THURSDAY OUT! 50+ LGBTQ group meets at the Senior Center of West Seattle for social hour, dinner, and “share a story.” 6 pm, no RSVP necessary – just be there! (4217 SW Oregon)

AERONAUTICAL TECHNOLOGY OPEN HOUSE: If you’re interested in this South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) program, tonight’s the night to drop in and learn more about it. 6-7 pm – details here. (6000 16th SW)

LOCAL STUDENTS @ PARK BOARD: 6:30 pm, the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners meets at Seattle Parks HQ downtown, with two presentations by local students on the agendaAnnie Means from West Seattle High School talks about recycling, followed by the water-related research of Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) students. (100 Dexter Ave. N.)

OPEN MICROPHONE: C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) hosts an open mic tonight, 7-9 pm, for all ages and all genres. (5612 California SW)

AND THERE’S MORE! See it all on our complete calendar.

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West Seattle Wednesday: HALA upzoning open house; candidate forum @ 34th DDs; more… Wed, 09 May 2018 17:44:44 +0000 (WSB photo: Olympics peeking through this morning’s clouds)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, what’s ahead for today/tonight:

GIVEBIG: Sorry we don’t have a West Seattle/White Center participant list for this year, the eighth and final Seattle Foundation presentation of the one-day giving blitz. Our advice: Choose your favorite local nonprofit(s) and give generously, directly to them – today and/or every day!

DINE OUT FOR SWSHS: There is one GiveBIG event on the calendar – dine out all day/night at West 5 and part of the proceeds go to the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. Also, there’s a 6-8 pm whisky tasting there with Westland Distillery. More info on the SWSHS website. (4539 California SW)

HEAD TAX AT CITY COUNCIL: The council’s Finance and Neighborhoods Committee has two special meetings today to continue the consideration of the “head tax” to raise money for homelessness-related programs. One is under way right now; the second is at 2 pm. You can watch both on Seattle Channel if you aren’t at/can’t get to City Hall. (600 4th Ave.)

HALA (AND MORE) OPEN HOUSE: Still have questions about HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability as it makes its way through the City Council process? 6-8 pm at Louisa Boren STEM K-8, you can get answers from city staff at a drop-in open house. Other city departments will be there too. (5950 Delridge Way SW)

WRITING CIRCLE WITH HUGO HOUSE: 6 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, writers welcome: “Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback – but only if you want to (no pressure!). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers. Open to all ages and genres.” (2306 42nd SW)

DANCE CLASSES: Two more series of dance classes start tonight at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 7 and 8:15 pm – swing and nightclub two-step. Call to sign up! (4217 SW Oregon)

POETRYBRIDGE: This month’s featured readers at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) are Chris Jarmick and Mary Crane. 7 pm. More info here! (5612 California SW)

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 7 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. Agenda includes a candidate forum for the open 34th District State Senate seat – more info in the organization’s newsletter. (9131 California SW)

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What’s ahead for your West Seattle Tuesday Tue, 08 May 2018 17:17:26 +0000

Thanks to Ted Johnson for yet another reminder that it’s waterfowl-family-crossing season on roads in West Seattle and elsewhere (did you see last weekend’s video?). Now on to the highlights for today/tonight from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

NURSING INFORMATION SESSION: Interested in studying at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) to become a nurse or nursing assistant? Stop by today’s information session, 11 am-1 pm in Cascade Hall Room 201. (6000 16th SW)

SOFTBALL PLAYOFFS: West Seattle High School plays Nathan Hale HS in a Metro League tournament game, 4 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

DROP-IN CHESS: Kids and teens are welcome to stop in and play at High Point Library, 4:30-5:30 pm. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

TUESDAY TUNE-UP: Come to Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor) 6:30-8:30 pm, enjoy the piano music of Victor Janusz, and Medearis “MD” Dixson on saxophone, and learn about/support SANCA, as explained here. (1936 Harbor SW)

SOUTH DELRIDGE COMMUNITY GROUP: All welcome, all ages, at the monthly SDCG meeting at 2 Fingers Social, 7 pm. (9211 Delridge Way SW)

FAUNTLEROY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: All welcome at the monthly FCA board meeting, 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. (9131 California SW)

NEW SERIES OF DANCE CLASSES: 7 and 8:15 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle – learn swing and/or waltz. Call to register, and then start dancing tonight! (4217 SW Oregon)

MICHIGAN RATTLERS: Live free in-store performance at Easy Street Records, 7 pm, all ages. (California/Alaska)

GEEKS WHO DRINK TRIVIA: 7:30 pm at Whisky West (WSB sponsor) – see recaps here. (6451 California SW)

LOOK INTO THE FUTURE – the rest of today, and beyond, via our complete calendar!

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4 for the rest of your West Seattle Monday Mon, 07 May 2018 17:30:02 +0000 (Photo by Chris Frankovich)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, as we get going on another week:

EZRA FURMAN BOOK READING: Ezra Furman is a singer-songwriter – and an author, too. He’s written a book about Lou Reed‘s “Transformer” and will read from, and sign, it tonight at Easy Street Records, 6 pm. (California/Alaska)

FAMILY STORY TIME: So maybe the kids aren’t quite old enough for a rock ‘n’ roll book reading. No problem – bring them to story time at High Point Library, 6:30 pm. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

PUGET RIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: Tonight the group celebrates one full year of meetings! A pizza party is planned, as well as an update from SDOT’s Ching Chan on the work near Sanislo Elementary. 6-8 pm. All welcome, kids included. Different location this month, by the way. (6700 17th SW)

BUDDHIST MEDITATION CLASS: Monday night classes at Sound Yoga (WSB sponsor) with Linda Fane, 7 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (5639 California SW)

PREVIEW THE REST OF THE WEEK … by browsing our complete calendar when you can spare a minute or two!

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