West Seattle Weekend Lineup, Hometown Holidays (etc.) edition

Don’t get freaked by flakes in the forecast; it’s Hometown Holidays weekend, treesgraphic.jpgwith the official West Seattle Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday night, a chance to share a charity fundraising breakfast with the West Seattle Kiwanis before the fun, and then later, a charity-fundraising dinner with the West Seattle Eagles (that’s all happening in The Junction too), a chance to explore Youngstown Cultural Arts Center during its Open House, a free Sunday night concert by the African Children’s Choir, and a ton more — 44 West Seattle events starting just a few hours from now:

ALL WEEKEND: Movies at the Admiral Theater (schedule here)

ALL WEEKEND: Holy Rosary Christmas Tree Lot (south of Admiral Safeway)

FRIDAY & SATURDAY: “Common & Uncommon Ground” art show @ArtsWest, noon-7 pm both days

FRIDAY NIGHT: Husky Deli Holiday Open House/75th anniversary celebration in The Junction, 5-9 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music @ C & P Coffee with Bobcat Bob, 6-8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Holiday Givings and Fixings, crafts, games, food drive @ Delridge Community Center, 6-8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: 95-year-old organist Bob Mitchell accompanies silent movies in three performances @ Kenyon Hall, 8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark with Radiolake, Numbered Days, Invading Melody, starts at 9 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music @ Easy Street After Hours with Hypatia Lake and special guests, 9:30 pm

STARTING SATURDAY, CONTINUING THROUGH DEC. 20: Wreath sale to benefit Furry Faces Foundation, wreaths on display & available for sale @ Hotwire Coffee (made from cuttings)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Warm Clothes Drive during Hometown Holidays: bring all types of warm clothes to keep all members of the community warm thru the winter; clean out your childrens’ closet and hand-be-down piles looking for all types of winter clothes including jackets, pajamas, boots, long underwear, sweaters, socks, and more; drop off @ Hometown Holidays HQ (44th/Alaska) throughout the celebration, before WestSide Baby picks up the donations @ 5 pm Sunday (they’re collecting diapers too)

SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Swim at Southwest Pool (schedule here)

SATURDAY MORNING: West Seattle Kiwanis pancake breakfast @ Alki Masonic Hall in The Junction, 7 am-noon

SATURDAY MORNING: Rotary Club of West Seattle hosts annual Christmas Shopping Spree at Sears on 1st Avenue (info here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Solstice Park (Lincoln Park Annex) Mulch Party, meet on stairs at 44th & Fontanelle, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

SATURDAY MORNING: City-sponsored landslide information meeting, SSCC Brockey Center, 10 am-noon

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Holiday gift showcase with glass art, handknit scarves, homemade jams, and more @ 3241 47th SW (map), 10 am-5 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Camp Long work party, 10 am-1 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Lincoln Park work party, 10 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Duwamish Greenbelt work party, 10 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MIDDAY: Live music @ C & P Coffee with Marco De Carvalho, 11 am-1 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Seattle Slam wheelchair rugby, SW Community Center, matches at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: First day of Hometown Holidays in The Junction with carriage rides, ornament making, Santa photos, special store events, much more (full list of activities here)

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Santa photos at Westwood Village, noon-4 pm (more info here), bring a donation for White Center Food Bank

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: 95-year-old organist Bob Mitchell accompanies silent movies @ Kenyon Hall, 2 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Public meeting on Seattle Parks Department strategic plan, Delridge Community Center, 2-4 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Art opening, “Vice is Nice” by Patrice Tullai & Heather Stephens in the Red Room @ Skylark, 4-8 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Youngstown Arts Center open house with music, dance, film, visual arts, much more, 4-10 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Holiday party @ Basic Green Box, wine and cheese after 4 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Spaghetti dinner and Holiday Bazaar, $6/person for spaghetti, bread, Caesar salad & dessert, all proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital, families welcome, West Seattle Eagles, 5-7 pm (enter @ back door closest to the alley)

SATURDAY NIGHT: West Seattle Christmas Tree Lighting as part of Hometown Holidays in The Junction (Farmers’ Market parking lot behind KeyBank; tree-lighting events begin with Dickens Carolers onstage at 5:30 pm, then mc Marty Riemer @ 6 pm, with keynote speakers the Miller Family of Husky Deli — who will have one of the youngest members lighting the tree — and highlight performers Endolyne Children’s Choir)

SATURDAY NIGHT: “Come on Over” 3-site open house/celebration/silent auction for Southwest Youth & Family Services and Delridge Community Center as well as Youngstown Arts Center (as mentioned above), 6-10 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: 95-year-old organist Bob Mitchell accompanies silent movies @ Kenyon Hall, 8 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark with Tom McShane, James Sasser, Strange Jerome, Lost Dogma, starts at 8 pm

SUNDAY: “Symbols of Life” art show opens @ ArtsWest

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Day 2 of Hometown Holidays in The Junction (full activities list here)

SUNDAY MIDDAY: West Seattle Farmers’ Market during Hometown Holidays @ The Junction, 10 am-2 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Santa photos at Westwood Village, noon-4 pm (more info here), bring a donation for White Center Food Bank

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Artists’ show and sale at Ginomai (sw corner of 42nd/Genesee), 12:30-7 pm with artists’ reception 12:30-2:30

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Live music @ C & P Coffee with Marc Smason, 3-5 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Advent/Christmas Workshop, St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church (3:30-6 pm; make an Advent wreath, light a candle, share a meal, the church says “the real St. Nicholas comes to visit!”)

SUNDAY NIGHT: Monthly meeting of West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Alki Congregational Church, 5 pm

SUNDAY NIGHT: Free concert with the African Children’s Choir at West Seattle Christian Church (doors open at 6:30 pm, concert at 7 pm; donations will be accepted to help fight AIDS in Africa)

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at Skylark with These Are The End Times, Ethan J Perry, Mona Sterling, starts at 7 pm

Are we missing anything? Let us know! And between weekends, keep an eye on our continuously updated Events page, currently featuring events through the winter holidays, and beyond!

2 Replies to "West Seattle Weekend Lineup, Hometown Holidays (etc.) edition"

  • Larry December 5, 2008 (5:07 pm)


    Sixty-Second Annual All-West Seattle Community Pancake Breakfast

    DATE:Saturday December 6, 2008 from 7:00 to 11:00am

    LOCATION:Alki Masonic Building – 4736 40th Ave SW

    DESCRIPTION: Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle. Every member of the family, kids, and adults, your neighbors, customers, employees, employers, etc are welcome! Your donation of $5 ($6 at the door) for adults and $3 for children to 12 will support Kiwanis’ community services to the children of West Seattle and the world. New unwrapped toys will be collected for “Toys for Tots” by the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • WSB December 5, 2008 (5:31 pm)

    This post is from LAST YEAR’s Hometown Holidays – but the pancake breakfast is all over THIS WEEKEND’S Weekend Lineup :) and Holiday Happenings, and the regular Events Calendar. Plus we’ll be there right at 7 to take pix so we can publish a “happening now” report immediately thereafter – TR

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