More West Seattle Saturday scenes: Rock to opera, and beyond

That short clip gives you a quick look at meteorites, and more, on display again tomorrow as part of the Presidents’ Gemboree rock and gem show that the West Seattle Rock Club (WSB sponsor) is presenting at the Masonic Temple in The Junction – one of four West Seattle events we checked out today and tonight – more video and photos ahead from all four events:

Also at the Gemboree (10 am-5 pm tomorrow, admission free), we found 11-year-old Gatewood Elementary student DeLancey working with Rock Club past president Lyle Vogelpohl to prepare a specimen for polish:

From there, we dropped by Hotwire Coffee (WSB sponsor) for the early moments of the Meet Your Sweetheart party – nice-enough weather that candles were even out on the patio tables:

Later, it was off to The Kenney, where the Seattle Opera Guild had arranged a preview of the upcoming SO production of Puccini’s “Tosca.” Soprano Eleanor Stallcop-Horrox and tenor Gino Lucchetti are not in the cast but presented a spirited preview of one song:

Their accompanist, Beth Kirchhoff, is the Seattle Opera chorus master, and also a West Seattleite. She told us more about why this opera is a fave:

“Tosca” opens February 23. One other musical sighting today – a miniature version of a Vietnamese instrument known as a “t’rung,” shown in a special discovery zone set up at High Point Library this afternoon for kids to learn about the Vietnamese New Year festival Tet:


Looking for something to do tomorrow? Check our West Seattle Weekend Lineup list here.

1 Reply to "More West Seattle Saturday scenes: Rock to opera, and beyond"

  • Jill February 17, 2008 (12:18 pm)

    Thanks for the report, WSB! I’m bummed I missed the Tosca preview but excited to know that they came to WS and hope The Kenney will be a regular venue now. Yay Beth (and awesome singers)!!

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