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Possibilities for your West Seattle Saturday

(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:


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.

West Seattle Tuesday: ‘Most Likely to Succeed’ @ WSHS; open house @ Pathfinder; more…

January 31, 2017 11:28 am
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(WSB photo: North wind pushed waves against the Alki promenade while we were there photographing the USS Nimitz)

Four of the options for the rest of your West Seattle Tuesday:

EARLY DAYS: The Early Days drop-in support groups have two days/locations. Today – and every Tuesday – 1-3 pm, you’ll find Early Days at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) in The Junction – details in our calendar listing. (4746 44th SW)

‘MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED’: As previewed here last week, tonight’s the night you’re invited to a free screening of “Most Likely to Succeed” at West Seattle High School and discussion afterward about re-visioning how high school works. 6:30 pm coffee and dessert, 7 pm film, 8:30 discussion. (3000 California SW)

PATHFINDER OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm, open house for families interested in kindergarten/elementary at Pathfinder K-8 School on Pigeon Point. P.S. Here’s our list of local school open houses/tours in the next week. Please let us know if we’re missing anything! (1901 SW Genesee)

PARLOUR SNAKES: Live music at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District, 8 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MORE ON OUR CALENDAR … browse it here!

5 options for your West Seattle Monday

(Cooper’s Hawk, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Looking ahead to what’s up tonight:

PLAYGROUND BRAINSTORMING: Highland Park Elementary‘s playground-project committee invites everyone to help them brainstorm:

We are looking for in-the-box and out-of-the-box ideas, large and small. We won’t turn away any ideas in this session. We hope that by engaging the larger community of Highland Park influencers, we will get great ideas that we couldn’t come up with ourselves. Kids are welcome. We plan on showing a movie during our brainstorming activity.

5-7 pm at the school library. (1012 SW Trenton)

FERRY TASK FORCE MEETING: 7 pm at Fauntleroy Church Fellowship Hall, all are welcome at the first meeting of the citizens’ advisory committee set up to help fix problems related to the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth ferry route. (9140 California SW)

ALL-AGES TRIVIA: 7:30 pm at The Skylark in North Delridge. Prizes! (3803 Delridge Way SW)

PUB QUIZ: 8 pm at Shadowland in The Junction. 21+. (California SW/SW Oregon)

LIVE MUSIC: Cracker Factory at West Seattle Brewing in The Triangle, 8 pm. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)

PREVIEW THE REST OF THE WEEK … via our complete calendar.

West Seattle Sunday: Schools, libraries, more…

January 29, 2017 8:32 am
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(Photo by David Hutchinson)

A bald eagle’s afternoon grooming at Alki Point caught the attention, and lenses, of at least two West Seattle photographers. Above and below are two views shared with us to share with you, accompanying today’s calendar highlights:

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE OPEN HOUSE: 9 am-1 pm, staff and parents will be at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic School to answer questions. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)

HOLY FAMILY OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-1 pm, meet staff and tour Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School. (20th SW/SW Roxbury)

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, fresh food and beverages are available for purchase from growers/makers – see what’s fresh this week. (California SW between Oregon and Alaska)

HOLY ROSARY OPEN HOUSE: 11:30 am-1:30 pm, visit Holy Rosary School, “a K-8 STEM + focused school. The + stands for our continued commitment to Fine Arts, Language Arts, Music, & Religion.” (42nd SW/SW Genesee)

TIBBETTS VALENTINE PARTY/LUNCH: 11:30 am, all are invited to a “free and fun gathering to make Valentine cards and enjoy a warm meal” – toasted cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. In the Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) Fellowship Hall. (3940 41st SW)

(Photo by Gary Jones)

HIGH POINT LIBRARY CELEBRATION: 1-3 pm, celebrate the recently completed renovations/upgrades at High Point Library. City Librarian Marcellus Turner will speak at 1:30 pm. (35th SW/SW Raymond)

OPERA PREVIEW LECTURE: 2 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, a preview lecture for “Seattle Opera’s upcoming production of Janáček’s ‘Katya Kabanova‘.” Free. (2306 42nd SW)

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION: 7 pm-11:45 pm at Yen Wor Village, with live music, karaoke, prizes. Details in our calendar listing. (California SW/SW College)

LUCKY BROWN BAND: Soul, jazz, funk, 8-11 pm at Parliament Tavern. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Ways to enjoy your West Seattle Saturday

(Photo by Paul Weatherman, from Friday’s sunset)

More than a dozen options for your Saturday, morning through night, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WHITE CENTER SUMMIT: 8 am-3 pm at the Evergreen Campus, the White Center Community Development Association invites WC community members to this year’s summit, with the theme “Call to Action.” Details on our partner site White Center Now. (830 SW 116th)

TUKWILA TO ALKI HALF-MARATHON: Just an FYI in case you notice the runners: Informal, no-bib, no-fee race leaves Tukwila 8-9 am and finishes at Alki Beach Park. (2666 Alki SW)

DELRIDGE/BARTON BUS TRIANGLE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: 10 am-noon at Highland Park Improvement Club, come talk about the future of the “Bus Triangle Park” at Delridge/Barton – as explained here. Doors open at HPIC at 9:45. (12th SW/SW Holden)

CLICK! DESIGN THAT FITS, OPEN AGAIN: After a few weeks of winter break, Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) reopens today. 10 am-5 pm. (4540 California SW)

GAME GROUPS @ MEEPLES: 10:30 am-11:30 pm, half a dozen game groups meet at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor) – see the calendar on the right side of Meeples’ home page! (3727 California SW)

RAINWISE WORK PARTY – AND FREE TREES: 11 am-3 pm at Highland Park Improvement Club, learn about raingardens and maintaining them, with some hands-on practice, plus free yard trees for the taking. (12th SW/SW Holden)

WEST SEATTLE MONTESSORI & ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE: 1-3 pm, visit West Seattle Montessori & Academy (WSB sponsor) to find out about the school and how to apply. (11215 15th SW)

FITNESS TOGETHER’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE: 4-6 pm, Fitness Together West Seattle (WSB sponsor) in The Junction celebrates 10 years in business with an open-house celebration. Details are in our preview from earlier this week. (Upstairs, via alley entry, at 4546 California SW)

GIFTS FROM THE EARTH: Sold out, so this is just a reminder if you did get tickets – 5-10 pm annual food, wine, and auction gala at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), in the Brockey Center. (6000 16th SW)

ROO FORREST & FRIENDS: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

‘MOTHERS & SONS’: Directed by Makaela Pollock. 7:30 pm curtain time at ArtsWest Playhouse in The Junction. (4711 California SW)

THE TIKIGRAPHS: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern in The Admiral District:

The Tikigraphs play exotica lounge music inspired by the tiki pop culture phenomenon of the 1950s and 1960s. The Tikigraphs carry on the tradition of the legendary exotica artists such as Martin Denny, Yma Sumac, Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman and more. Percussion, marimbas, lap steel, flute, surf guitar and lush vocals make up their sonic curtain.

$7 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

CHRISTA SAYS YAY & PITY KISS: 9 pm at Whisky West in Morgan Junction. No cover. 21+. (6451 California SW)

MORE! It’s all on our complete calendar.

West Seattle Friday: Nighttime low-tide walk; Office Junction happy hour; basketball; more…

January 27, 2017 9:36 am
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(Photo tweeted by @pigeonpointer)

What a beautiful start to this Friday – a vivid pink sunrise. Thanks to everyone who sent and tweeted photos; we’re sharing a few along with today’s WSB West Seattle Event Calendar highlights here.

CITY COUNCILMEMBER OFFICE HOURS: 2-7 pm, District 1 Councilmember Lisa Herbold is holding in-district office hours at Southwest Neighborhood Service Center – “drop-in friendly.” (2801 SW Thistle)

(Photo e-mailed by Jason Grotelueschen)

OFFICE JUNCTION HAPPY HOUR: Fun finish to the 4th-anniversary week celebrations at coworking center West Seattle Office Junction (WSB sponsor) – you’re invited to Happy Hour, 4-6 pm.

Lots of great reasons to come:
• Community, Action, & Compassion are the best solution to acute news consumption
• We’ll have free drinks (some cool cocktails), light snacks, and you can donate & vote for your favorite local charity
• Hang out with fun people (maybe we’ll even play a game or two), or network and organize and congratulate OJ and our members on 4 years of local community involvement
• If you decide to join the best Coworking space in West Seattle on Friday, we’ll waive the $50 signup fee!

Hope to see you there, bring your friends :)
Christine, Stefan, and Marco

(6040 California SW)

(Photo tweeted by @mattmccall)

HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Seattle Lutheran High School has girls and boys varsity both at home (4100 SW Genesee) tonight, both vs. Pope John Paul II, 6 pm girls, 7:30 pm boys … Chief Sealth International High School (2600 SW Thistle) has girls and boys varsity playing at home tonight, both vs. Roosevelt, girls at 7 and boys at 8:30; West Seattle High School (3000 California SW) has girls varsity at home tonight, vs. Rainier Beach at 7:30.

MUSIC AT C & P: Alan Sobel, 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), singer-songwriter. (5612 California SW)

(Photo e-mailed by Max)

SILENT COMEDY DOUBLE FEATUREwith Dennis James on The Mighty Wurlitzer at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm. Check to see if there’s still room. (7904 35th SW)

NIGHTTIME LOW-TIDE WALK: 9:30 pm at Constellation Park, meet Seattle Aquarium beach naturalists to explore the beach at low tide – details here.

PREVIEW YOUR WEEKEND … via our complete calendar page.

West Seattle Thursday: HALA-rezoning Community Design Workshop in The Junction; SLHS open house; more…

(Hooded Mergansers, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE CHAMBER ANNUAL MEETING: 11:30 am at The Sanctuary at Admiral. If you haven’t already RSVP’d, call to see if there’s still room – here’s how. (42nd SW/SW Lander)

HALA REZONING – WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION COMMUNITY DESIGN WORKSHOP: 6-9 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building, this is a city-organized meeting for people living and working in the Junction area to come hear and talk about proposed zoning changes related to Mandatory Housing Affordability and share their thoughts. The format is explained on the official city preview page; here’s our coverage of last week’s JuNO Land Use Committee community meeting looking ahead to it. (4217 SW Oregon)

‘WELCOME HOME’ EXHIBIT RECEPTION: Doors open at 6 pm at the Log House Museum, with a program at 6:30 pm, in honor of this new exhibit. From curator Lissa Kramer:

High-school students will revisit their experiences as middle-school oral historians at this reception. Honorees will include students and others who helped define ‘home’ for our current exhibit, ‘Welcome Home.’ A unique and exciting part of the program will be a short oral-history demonstration featuring the Kroll family, founders of the Kroll map company and four-generation residents of the same West Seattle homestead! Light refreshments will be served.

(61st SW/SW Stevens)

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HS OPEN HOUSE: 7-8:30 pm, prospective families are invited to visit Seattle Lutheran High School. (4100 SW Genesee)

TAP STATION TRIVIA NIGHT: Once a month, and tonight’s the night! 7-9 pm, all ages, free entry, prizes! (

PATRICK GALACTIC: Songwriter/performer live at Whisky West, 8 pm, no cover, 21+. (6451 California SW)

EVEN MORE NIGHTLIFE … on our complete calendar!

West Seattle Wednesday: ‘State of Delridge’; Britt Russell benefit; more

January 25, 2017 11:07 am
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(Photo by Jim Borrow)

Busy news day in progress but we don’t want to go without these reminders of what’s happening in the hours ahead:

SENIOR POTLUCK AT THE Y: The expansion/grand-reopening celebration continues at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) with a food-and-fellowship potluck, noon-1:30 pm today.

BENEFIT FOR BRITT RUSSELL: As mentioned earlier this week, you can dine out at seven West Seattle restaurants tonight and have a portion of what you spend go to help Britt Russell, hit by a driver in November while on her way to work at Mission Cantina (2325 California SW). Mission organized the fundraiser – with a silent auction 6-10 pm as well as the dine-out component – and the six others that have joined are:

Circa is at 2605 California SW
Peel & Press (WSB sponsor) is at 6503 California SW
The Westy is at 7908 35th SW
The Bridge is at 6301 California SW
Copper Coin is at 2329 California SW
West 5 is at 4539 California SW

‘STATE OF DELRIDGE’: Several community councils are co-sponsoring City Councilmember Lisa Herbold‘s speech about eastern West Seattle issues during tonight’s 7 pm Highland Park Action Committee meeting at HP Improvement Club. (12th SW/SW Holden)

LADIES’ NIGHT AT WEST SEATTLE RUNNER: 7-9 pm (or come early for tonight’s 6:15 pm group run) – everything from bras to injury prevention is on the list of what’s happening at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) tonight. Free. (2743 California SW)

POEMS AND STORIES: Monthly event at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), with featured readers Janet Yoder and David Fewster, plus a community microphone – details here. (5612 California SW)


West Seattle Tuesday: Block Watch Captains Network, WC shelter meeting, ‘Try’ at The Y, more…

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Ever seen a squirrel resting? Trileigh Tucker has not one resting squirrel but two in the photo above – after they “remodeled” the box she says was intended for an owl.

As for the lineup of potential activities for people today/tonight:

‘TRY IT TUESDAY’: Until 10 pm, nonmembers are invited to visit the newly expanded West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) in The Triangle and give it a try. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)

BABY STORY TIME X 2: 10:30 am at the Southwest Library (35th SW/SW Henderson) and at the West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW).

‘GUIDE TO WASHINGTON WINES’ CLASS: Starts tonight, 6-9 pm at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) – full details here, including how to check if there’s still room. (6000 16th SW)

WEST SEATTLE BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS NETWORK: 6:30 pm at the Southwest Precinct, come network with your West Seattle neighbors to talk about safety and crime-prevention issues. Tentatively scheduled guest, Community Police Team Officer Todd Wiebke, the precinct’s point person on homelessness-related matters. (2300 SW Webster)

WHITE CENTER SHELTER MEETING: 6:30 pm at Seola Gardens, it’s the second community meeting about a new shelter planned at 8th/108th in White Center. Since the contentious first meeting in September, as we’ve been reporting on partner site White Center Now, the plan has changed dramatically; a 24/7 family shelter is planned now. (11215 5th SW)

MADS JACOBSEN: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

BABY KETTEN KARAOKE: 9 pm at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Possibilities for your West Seattle Monday

Mt. Constance

Thanks for the photos from the show the Olympic Mountains are putting on so far today! Above, Mark Dale‘s photo of Mount Constance. Below, a panorama from James Bratsanos:


Besides mountain-gazing, here are your other options for today/tonight:

COWORKING DEAL: West Seattle’s only coworking center, WS Office Junction (WSB sponsor), is celebrating its fourth anniversary this week by offering you a gift – a whole week of coworking for $99. Just grab your laptop/tablet/notebook/whatever and go! More in our preview. (6040 California SW)

MOBILE BLOOD DRIVE: Can you give the gift of life? 1-7 pm, a mobile blood drive is happening today at Our Lady of Guadalupe – walk-ins welcome but not 3-4 pm, when they’ll be on break. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)

RENTERS’ WORKSHOP: 6:30-8 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, free workshop for current and future renters and tenant advocates – details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

COTTAGE FOOD ENTREPRENEURSHIP CIRCLE: “Do you want to start a small food business at home? Are you interested in discussing how small food businesses can aid in food security for individuals and families?” This is for you. 6-7:30 pm, help get this launched, with a gathering at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

BALORICO: 8 pm, new series of Afro Latin Jazz dance classes starts at Kenyon Hall – details in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

CRACKER FACTORY: 8-11 pm at West Seattle Brewing Company in The Triangle, live music. No cover. 21+. (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW)

THERE’S MORE TO DO! See our complete calendar. And send your event/meeting/show/etc. listing as early as you can … with info in plain text, in the body of your e-mail … – thanks!

Options for your West Seattle Sunday

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(Harbor seal, photographed at Lincoln Park on Saturday afternoon by Steven Director)

Six ways to enjoy your day, from our calendar:

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

COMMUNITY SERVICE TO SERVE THE GOD OF MOTHER NATURE: Grab your gardening gloves, maybe a weeding tool too, and meet up with naturalist Stewart Wechsler at Lincoln Park, 11 am – explained on his website. (Fauntleroy Way/SW Rose)

‘NETRUNNER’ MARATHON BENEFIT: Noon-10 pm, you’re invited to play at Meeples Games (WSB sponsor), as part of a benefit to help New Beginnings end domestic violence. Or – donate without playing! Here’s our preview. (3727 California SW)

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s Alki museum is a great place to visit today, noon-4 pm. (61st SW/SW Stevens)

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

‘MOTHERS AND SONS’: First matinee of the run, 3 pm @ ArtsWest Playhouse. (4711 California SW)

Previewing your West Seattle (and beyond) Saturday

Added: Moms from West Seattle chartered buses to head to the march. Thanks for the photo!

First, if you’re going to the weekend’s biggest event – the Womxn’s March on Seattle from Judkins Park to Seattle Center – today:

METRO INFO: Extra buses are promised.

OTHER TRANSPORTATION INFO: On the march website.

SPEAKERS: We’re told that along with Aneelah Afzali, who we reported on last night, at least one other West Seattleite is among the speakers: Panayiota Bertzikis.

If you’re marching and have a photo to share later – – thank you!

(ADDED 10:08 AM) LOCAL SOLIDARITY MARCH: From Tom – “My wife and I have decided that we are feeling too anxious to take our kids to today’s big march after the shooting at UW yesterday. But our daughter was really excited about it, and we want to do something. We’ve decided to go march around the Alaska Junction. Is there anyone else who wants to show solidarity but isn’t up to the big march who’d like to join us? We were thinking of meeting at 12:30 by Uptown Espresso but are flexible on time. And a big thank you to those who are going to the big march, with or without your kids!!”
Questions? E-mail Tom at

(BACK TO ORIGINAL LIST) Now, here’s what (updated: else!) is happening on the peninsula:

DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE ANNIVERSARY: It’s been 8 years since the Duwamish Tribe built and opened its longhouse in West Seattle. 10 am-5 pm, join the celebration, starting with the documentary “Promised Land” at 10 am, a reception at noon, cultural program at 1. Admission free. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)

INAUGURATION MEDITATION: Last day to walk the labyrinth at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) in contemplation of Inauguration Week. 10 am-4 pm. (3940 41st SW)

VIETNAMESE STORYTIME: Delridge Library invites families with kids 3 and up to storytime in Vietnamese, 11:30 am. (5423 Delridge Way SW)

COMMUNITY SEMINAR WITH WORLD CHAMPION: Miriam Cardoso leads a community seminar at Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Seattle (WSB sponsor) 2-4 pm, in support of the ongoing food drive – details here. (5050 Delridge Way SW)

WINTER CLOTHING SWAP: 4-7 pm at The Community General Store: “We will swap gently used women’s clothing and accessories, while enjoying hot (spicy!) chai and some delicious snacks.” (5214 Delridge Way SW)

KLEZMER BANDS: Two in concert at Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm – Orkestyr Farfeleh and Klez Katz – details in our calendar listing, including how to make a reservation if there’s room left. (7904 35th SW)

MOTHERS AND SONS: 7:30 pm at ArtsWest, “the Tony Award-nominated play about a mother’s reckoning with the life and legacy of her late son.” (4711 California SW)

CHAMPAGNE HONEYBEE: 9 pm at Whisky West – singer/songwriter with ukuleles! 21+. (6451 California SW)

MICHELE D’AMOUR & THE LOVE DEALERS: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)


What’s happening on your West Seattle Friday

January 20, 2017 9:46 am
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(Pelagic cormorant, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, we start with today’s inauguration-inspired events:

ALKI BEACH CLEANUP: Under way until 11:30 am, so you’re welcome to join in. Details in our calendar listing. (61st SW/Alki SW)

KID FRIENDLY FOOTWEAR CLOSURE: Kid Friendly Footwear/Again and Again (WSB sponsor) in The Junction is closed today – the store’s statement explains.

TIBBETTS INAUGURATION MEDITATION: 10 am-4 pm and again 6 pm-8 pm, the labyrinth is open for walking at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor). Details in our calendar listing. (3940 41st SW)

‘I SURVIVED INAUGURATION DAY’: 4-10 pm at Ounces in North Delridge. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

POSITIVE POLITICS POTLUCK: 6-9 pm at The Community General Store. (5214 Delridge Way SW)

Also happening today/tonight:

MOVIE NIGHT: Double feature at Highland Park Improvement Club, free. Doors open at 6 pm. (12th SW/SW Holden)

FAMILY CONNECT @ THE Y: 6:30 pm, come try the newly expanded West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) as its grand-reopening celebration continues – nonmembers welcome too, for tonight’s focus on nutrition. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)

5 MINUTES OR LESS FLY FISHING FEST: 7 pm at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) – RSVP ASAP to be sure there’s still room. (42nd SW/SW Oregon)

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

MOTHERS AND SONS: 7:30 pm curtain for the second night of ArtsWest‘s new production. (4711 California SW)

LIVE MUSIC AT THE SKYLARK: 9 pm, Red Sea, General Vicinity, and guests. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Got an event for the calendar? Send info in plain text in the body of the e-mail,, with as much advance notice as possible – thanks!

UPDATED – West Seattle Thursday: Alki Community Council, JuNO talks HALA, ‘Ghostlight’ gathering @ ArtsWest, more…

(Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk, photographed at Lincoln Park by Mark Ahlness, shared via WSB’s Flickr group)

Lots going on this Thursday, from community-involvement opportunities to entertainment, and more. Here are highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

INAUGURATION MEDITATION: The labyrinth at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) is open again today for contemplative walking – 9 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. Details in our calendar listing. (3940 41st SW)

COLLEGE FINANCIAL HELP: Need help applying for college financial aid? College Goal Washington has another drop-in help session 2-7 pm today at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), in the library – details in our calendar listing. Open to all, whether SSC is your target school or not. (6000 16th SW)

CANCELED – SEE COMMENTS: LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY KINDERGARTEN TOURS: Future kindergartener in your family? Lafayette is offering tours 3-5 pm today. (California SW/SW Lander)

ADDED! WEST SEATTLE TIMEBANK: 6 pm new-member orientation, 6:30 pm potluck and meeting, at the Senior Center/Sisson Building:

West Seattle Timebank Gathering – bring a dish -it’s a potluck.

Guest speaker: Grace Stiller, Burien Arts Association

New member orientation: 6:00 pm-6:30 pm
Potluck: 6:30 pm- 7:00 pm
Speaker: 7:00 pm-7:20 pm
Members & guest sharing: 7:30 pm-8:00 pm

(4217 SW Oregon)

HALA REZONING MEETING PREP @ JuNO LAND USE COMMITTEE: Tonight brings the second of two Junction Neighborhood Organization meetings this week to get ready for the city’s upcoming West Seattle Junction Urban Village Community Design Workshop meeting about the HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability rezoning proposals. 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT: All are invited to this brief gathering outside ArtsWest Playhouse, 6:45-7 pm tonight, as previewed here – “to reaffirm a commitment to values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone.” (4711 California SW)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm at Alki UCC, with this announced agenda:

1. Review of 2016 HALA and Urban Village activities

2. Pedestrian Retail Areas

3. Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan

4. City Neighborhood Council (CNC) possible Parks & Street Funding Opportunities 2017

(6115 SW Hinds)

CANCELED: ACOUSTIC OPEN MICROPHONE: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) – monthly event. (5612 California SW)

OPENING NIGHT: First performance of “Mothers and Sons” at ArtsWest, directed by Makaela Pollock, 7:30 pm. Ticket and other info in our calendar listing. (4711 California SW)

LOTS MORE, INCLUDING NIGHTLIFE! See our complete calendar.

West Seattle Wednesday: Delridge District Council; Morgan Community Association; WordsWest; more

(Common Goldeneye, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Quick look at four calendar highlights for the rest of your West Seattle Wednesday:

LABYRINTH WALK: This is the first of four days that Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor) is opening its labyrinth for contemplation during Inauguration Week – details are in our calendar listing. It’s open until 2 pm and then again 6-8 pm. (3940 41st SW)

MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 3:13 PM UPDATE – The meeting starts at 7 at The Kenney, the REGULAR time. The website info we linked to earlier was inaccurate. Here’s the updated agenda:

7:00 Welcome and Introductions

7:02 Board Elections

Slate of Officers
President – Deb Barker
Vice President – Phillip Tavel
Treasurer – Eldon Olson
Secretary – Natalie Williams
Community Information – Cindi Barker
SW District Council Representative – Tamsen Spengler

7:05 Morgan Minute Updates

· Morgan Junction Mural status
· Morgan Park Expansion Planning Committee Upcoming Meeting on Feb. 20
· High Point Library Upgrades-Community Celebration for reopen: Sun. Jan 29 1- 3
· Lowman Beach Park status

7:10 Old Business

· SW District Council News
· Murray CSO Update
· SW Precinct Advisory Group
· Morgan Junction Festival – June 17, 2017

8:00 Special Presentation Councilmember Herbold’s Office – Update on Homeless Issue

8:30 New Business

· 2035 Comp Plan/MJ Urban Village Housing Targets
· MHA and HALA Next Steps
· New Morgan Development and how to comment

9:00 Adjournment

(7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)

DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOODS DISTRICT COUNCIL: As with the Southwest District Council, eastern West Seattle’s neighborhood district council is continuing despite the cutoff of city support. You’re invited to be part of it at 7 pm tonight, NEW LOCATION for next three months – Highland Park Improvement Club. (12th SW/SW Holden)

WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), this month’s edition of WordsWest:

Langston Hughes famously asked America, “What happens to a dream deferred?” Tonight, on the Wednesday between Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Inauguration Day, journalist/memoirist Claudia Rowe and writer/poet/performance artist Anastacia Tolbert join WordsWest to examine the causes and consequences of “Dreams Deferred.”

You may know Claudia from her investigative journalism about education in The Seattle Times, including a recent piece on the Garfield High School principal. Her book The Spider and the Fly, which will be released at the end of this month, examines her complex relationship with a serial killer who killed 8 young women in upstate New York. You may know Anastacia, a super-shero of color, through her poetry, prose, performances of her one-woman show, or her documentary, “Got Breast?”

(5612 California SW)

LOTS MORE … on our complete calendar page.

West Seattle Tuesday: Crime Prevention Council, Junction Neighborhood Organization, more…

January 17, 2017 12:10 pm
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(Lynn Hall photographed the Great Blue Heron checking out a streetlight along Duwamish Head)

Before too much more of the day gets away from us … five things for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

‘TRY IT TUESDAY’ AT THE Y: As the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor) expansion/reopening celebration continues, nonmembers are invited to stop in and try the Y on Tuesdays – open until 10 pm. (36th SW/SW Snoqualmie)

EARLY DAYS: The Early Days drop-in support groups have two days/locations in 2017. Today – and every Tuesday – 1-3 pm, you’ll find Early Days at Nurturing Expressions (WSB sponsor) in The Junction – details in our calendar listing. (4746 44th SW)

JUNCTION NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATION: As previewed here last night, this is one of two JuNO meetings to get ready for the city’s upcoming workshop on proposed rezoning as part of the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda. 6:30 pm @ the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: As previewed here over the weekend, tonight’s special guest is an SPD expert on “active shooter” situations. The meeting also brings you an update on local crime trends and a chance to ask police about your crime/safety concerns. 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct. (2300 SW Webster)

SOUTH SOUND NIGHT OF STARS: Live music at Parliament Tavern, 8 pm – details here. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

EVEN MORE … on our complete calendar page.


(SDOT MAP with travel times/video links; is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE)

(Click any view for a close-up; more cameras on the WSB Traffic page)

7:02 AM: Good morning! With the temperature in the low 40s, it’s almost a heat wave out there. As for traffic – SDOT reported a crash at 31st SW/SW Cloverdale a short time ago, but SFD has already closed out of the call.

7:20 AM: Sound Transit says its express buses, including West Seattle-serving Route 560, are all running about 20 minutes behind due to “heavy traffic.”

7:51 AM: Charlie reports, “I’m on a rt 57 right now. Firefighters blocking the bus lane on 99. Helping someone in a stopped vehicle. Just north of the Starbucks building.”

8:14 AM SDOT says the 99 situation has cleared.

West Seattle Sunday: From Frisbee to history to hounds …

(Sanderlings, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Options for your Sunday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WEST SEATTLE ULTIMATE FAMILY FRISBEE: Bring your disc and play! 10 am at Walt Hundley Playfield in High Point. (34th SW/SW Myrtle)

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

GREYHOUND MEET AND GREET: 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in The Admiral District, come meet the gentle souls of Greyhound Pets Inc. (2611 California SW)

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

SOUTHWEST STORIES: As previewed here on Saturday, this month’s Southwest Seattle Historical Society/Seattle Public Library presentation will show you how to uncover the history of your house – or any other house that interests you – with King County archivist Greg Lange. As always, it’s free! 2 pm at Southwest Library. (35th SW/SW Henderson)

TRIPLE BILL: Pete + the Stray Dogs, Welcome Stranger, Emily McVicker at Parliament Tavern, 8-11 pm. No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

Morning through night, a sampling of your West Seattle Saturday possibilities

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(Chilly sunrise as seen from over the Duwamish River – photo by Don Brubeck)

Here’s what’s up today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

GIVE IF YOU CAN: 9 am-3 pm (closed 11 am-noon for break), a mobile blood drive in The Junction is your next chance to give the gift of life – much-needed right now, according to our regional blood bank. Details in our calendar listing. (4754 42nd SW)

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF WEST SEATTLE OPEN HOUSE: Adult-only drop-in event “where you can see the space, talk to teachers, and learn about Community School’s approach to learning.” 10 am-2 pm. (9450 22nd SW)

SEATTLE MADE POP-UP: 10 am-3 pm at Sound & Fog, it’s a pop-up shop with local makers – body care, fragrances, jewelry, sweets, underwear. (4735 40th SW)

ALAIR GRAND OPENING: West Seattle’s new gift shop is celebrating its grand opening today, 10 am-7 pm, as previewed here on Friday. (3280 California SW)

SEEKING SEATTLE’S SURVIVING SALAMANDERS: 11 am at Camp Long with naturalist Stewart Wechsler. Details in our calendar listing, including how to pre-register if there’s still room. (5200 35th SW)

‘WE HAVE A DREAM’: Community workshop focused on “Strengthening Community and the Futures of Our Youth Through Storytelling,” presented by the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association and United Way-King County, 1-4 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. All welcome; details in our calendar listing. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY TRIPLEHEADER: At Southgate Roller Rink in White Center, doors open 5:15 pm for Southside Revolution Junior Roller Derby‘s second-annual Harry Potter-themed bout, a tripleheader with a costume contest at halftime! Details in our calendar listing. (9646 17th SW)

ROSE LAUGHLIN TRIO: Folk music, traditional and modern, at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7 pm. (5612 California SW)

DIFFERENT DRUMMER: At Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm, you’ll see this “multi-genre chamber ensemble comprised of violin, double bass, and percussive tap dancing.” Ticket and other info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)

JUDI JENSEN BAND: Live music at 9 pm, no cover, at Poggie Tavern. 21+. (4717 California SW)

3 BANDS @ PARLIAMENT: At Parliament Tavern, it’s live music tonight with Sir Coyler & His Asthmatic Band, The DT’s, Second Hand Suits, starting at 9 pm. $5 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

3 BANDS @ SKYLARK: The Skylark has a live-music triple bill too with Juliet Tango, Obol, Fain, 9 pm. $7 cover. 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

EVEN MORE for today, tonight, beyond … just check our complete calendar.

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