West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Let the shopping begin! edition

wswllicon3.pngHoliday shopping season is here. This weekend includes bazaars – starting this morning at The MountCoolMom‘s Toy Swap ‘n’ Sale on Saturday — the Sunday sale at Curious Kidstuff (WSB sponsor), the West Seattle Fashion Brunch, and more. Last year, we procrastinated, and then the snow hit – so this year, it’s all about EARLY, just in case. Also this weekend, celebrating the old and the new – Highland Park Improvement Club celebrates its 90th birthday, and High Point Neighborhood Center celebrates its grand opening! Plus you’ve got fun chances to help the people who help animals – with Seal Sitters‘ jewelry sale and Furry Faces Foundation‘s Catsino on Saturday. More than 50 events/activities in all, brought to you by Skylark Cafe and Club:

Thanks, Skylark Cafe and Club, for sponsoring the WSWL!



ALL WEEKEND: Southwest Pool open again

ALL WEEKEND: Movies (and more) at the Admiral Theater

ALL WEEKEND: West Seattle history on display @ Log House Museum at Alki, Thursdays-Sundays, noon-4 pm

ALL WEEKEND: Kayaking and land-sports (bikes, skates) rentals at Seacrest with Alki Kayak Tours

FRIDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Holiday Bazaar at Providence Mount St. Vincent
Friday, November 13th & Saturday November 14th
10 AM – 4 PM
The Auxiliary and the Sewing Ladies present holiday gifts and decorations, jewelry, toys, collectibles and so much more at this old-fashioned bazaar to benefit the residents and programs of The Mount. There’s something for everyone at great prices. Please plan to attend!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Community Art Exhibition at South Seattle Community College (WSB sponsor). Community Art Exhibition, Art Gallery, open Monday-Friday, noon – 6:30 pm

FRIDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: I Am/I Am Not Woman art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at C & P Coffee with Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice, 6-8 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Not in West Seattle, but WS animal advocates are involved! Benefit for Animals First Foundation at Vino Bello in Burien (636 SW 152nd), 6-9 pm. Wine tasting, raffle prizes, silent auction. Call 206-331-7440 or get your $20 ticket online at animalsfirstfoundation.org

FRIDAY NIGHT: Paoli Mejias Latin Jazz Quintet, Kenyon Hall, 8 pm. $15 at the door.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Friday Skate Night is back at Alki Community Center! (Note: There will be no skate night on November 27, December 25, 2009 or January 1) Time is from 6:45 pm- 8:45 pm every Friday. Cost is $3 per person. Skates are available on site. For more information please call 206-684 -7430.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: Tewfik Mosli plays Parisian jazz guitar, 7-10 pm, followed by the debut of Late Night with DJ Fij (“classic funk and rare grooves”) at 10

FRIDAY NIGHT: “The Complete Works of Shakespeare [abridged]” at Seattle Lutheran, SLHS gym, 7:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Twelfth Night Productions‘ (WSB sponsor) fall production, The Diviners, by Jim Leonard, Jr. on Friday Nov. 6 at the Youngstown Cultural Center in West Seattle. Set in the fictional town of Zion, Indiana during the Great Depression, The Diviners is an earthy, funny, poignant and profoundly tragic play that speaks to a sense of community during a very dark time in our nation’s history. The Diviners is the story of a disturbed young man named Buddy who holds the ability to divine water in a town where water and faith are in short supply. When a charismatic preacher who has lost his faith comes to town, the two outcasts find a common bond and help each other divine for truth, faith and hope. The townspeople’s demands for the preacher to return to a way of life he no longer believes in drives both men to a crisis of trust. It is a beautiful, haunting play with a stunning climax that resonates long after it’s over. 7:30 pm. To buy tickets: brownpapertickets.com and at the Youngstown Theater on performance days (4408 Delridge Way SW). Ticket prices: $15 adults/$12 students & seniors

FRIDAY NIGHT: Second-to-last performance of “Measure for Pleasure” at ArtsWest, 7:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor), with Audioart, Zach Stokes Knows Scholarly Gentlemen, 9:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Live music at Shadow Land, starting at 10 pm

SATURDAY MORNING: Dubsea Coffee grand opening in White Center, 7 am

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Roxhill Park restoration work party, 9 am-1 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Annual WS CoolMom Toy Swap *n* Sale: Check this out!! It*s fun and educational! Get some tips on being greener. Listen to 2-5 minute presentations on living a more sustainable lifestyle. It*s all just part of the fun of donating toys for kids from infants to 12 years old. Dropoff points will be set up throughout West Seattle and we*ll gather here to sort it all out. Come have some fun with us. Call 206-715-0893 to donate. We present this event in partnership with West Side Baby.
November 14 Sat 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fauntleroy Church, 9140 California Ave. SW. (between SW Brace Point Dr. & SW Barton St.)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Blood drive at West Side Presbyterian Church, 9 am-3 pm (more at psbc.org)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Duwamish Greenbelt work party with the Nature Consortium, meet at 14th SW and SW Holly, 10 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Delridge Natural Area work party, meet at Delridge and SW Graham, 10 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Estate jewelry sale to benefit Seal Sitters, Merrill Gardens-Admiral Heights (WSB sponsor), 10 am-2 pm (full details on the Seal Sitters’ site)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Winter Craft Fair at High Point Community Center, 10 am-3 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Holiday Craft Fair! Saturday, November 14th from 10am to 4pm. 4715 SW Juneau Street, West Seattle. Any questions can be directed to amysible@gmail.com. Pottery, wreaths, swags, Retrorazor, homemade soap, jewelry, Children’s tutus, aprons, decorative gift boxes, linens, kitchen accessories, magnets, wine glass charms, artwork, cards and baked goods!*

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Duwamish Longhouse Museum open to the public, 10 am-5 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Holiday Bazaar at Providence Mount St. Vincent
10 AM – 4 PM
The Auxiliary and the Sewing Ladies present holiday gifts and decorations, jewelry, toys, collectibles and so much more at this old-fashioned bazaar to benefit the residents and programs of The Mount. There’s something for everyone at great prices. Please plan to attend!

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON Glass Jellyfish Demonstration, 10 am-4 pm. Avalon Glassworks, 206-937-6369. Glass artist Richard Lowrie is back by popular demand to share the secrets of the glass jellyfish. The public is invited to watch live glass blowing demonstrations throughout the day at Avalon Glassworks when Lowrie will sculpt these seemingly weightless forms out of hot glass. Meet the artist, purchase signed work, and watch the process on Saturday, November 14, 10am-4pm at Avalon Glassworks, 2914 SW Avalon Way. (More info here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Join us at Bridge Park in West Seattle for our first annual CRAFT BAZAAR! Saturday, November 14th, 2009 10-4 pm, 3204 SW Morgan Street. SHOP local, SHOP unique, SHOP handmade crafts from a variety of local artists! Enjoy the comfort of our home with: hot apple cider, pumpkin bread and other scrumptious homemade treats while you do some stress-free holiday shopping! Free entry to hourly raffle prizes! And, FREE PARKING! For questions, or if you would like to be a vendor at our fair, please call 206-938-6394.

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Marination Mobile street food truck at High Point, 11 am-2 pm

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Nursery’s annual Holiday Open House, 11 am-3 pm (more here)

SATURDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Garden Center open at South Seattle Community College, 11 am-3 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Dogs in the Hood dog show, Southwest Community Center, noon-3 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: I Am/I Am Not Woman art show at ArtsWest gallery, noon-7 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: SoundYoga (WSB sponsor) presents Yoga FUNdraiser for West Seattle Food Bank. 1-3 pm. Bike or walk from Jack Block Park (2130 Harbor Ave SW) to the Lighthouse and back (6 miles total). Children and dogs welcome! Suggested donation $10 and anything: baby, pet food, or condiments Register at SoundYoga or day of event at Jack Block Park starting at 12:30 pm.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Grand opening scheduled for High Point Neighborhood Center, 1-4 pm. Tours at 1 pm (here’s our story with a sneak peek inside); program begins at 2 pm. Refreshments and a lot more. Adjacent to High Point Commons Park along SW Morgan.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Catsino, to benefit Furry Faces Foundation, at Beveridge Place Pub (check out the official website), 2-6 pm

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: “Grunge” book signing at Easy Street Records in The Junction with Michael Lavine, 4 pm

SATURDAY EVENING: From West Seattle Family YMCA (WSB sponsor) — Parents Night Out, 5:30-10 pm @ West Seattle location, 4515 36th SW. Kids ages 3 months – 12 years have a safe and fun evening at the Y while parents go out or relax at home. $22.50-$30 depending upon child’s age/membership status. Space is limited. Registration required.

SATURDAY EVENING: Live music at C&P Coffee with Alan Ehrlich, 6-8 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Live music at The Bohemian: Norm Bellas with piano jazz, 7-10 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) presents “The Diviners,” 7:30 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (buy tickets online)

SATURDAY NIGHT: Final performance of “Measure for Pleasure” at ArtsWest, 7:30 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: At Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor): Live music with Supermassive, The Satellite 4, Soul Senate, 9 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING: Traffic alert – northbound Battery Street Tunnel closed 10 pm-5 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Farmers’ Market @ The Junction, 10 am-2 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Curious Kidstuff (WSB sponsor) sale, 25% off (no gift wrap), 11 am-5 pm

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: West Seattle Fashion Brunch with fashions by Carmilia’s and Sweetie, at Shadow Land, 11 am-2 pm (here’s the official flyer)

SUNDAY MORNING-AFTERNOON: Free Sunday Yoga at SoundYoga (WSB sponsor). 11:00 am – 12:15 pm FREE! Each quarter we offer a few free classes to give new students a chance to get to know us. All levels welcome! Call 206.938.8195 or visit www.soundyoga.com for more information.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Holiday Treats cooking class at PCC (WSB sponsor), 1-3 pm (registration info here – call on Friday!)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Morgan Junction Pet Stroll with adoptables at Pet Elements, Wash Dog, Stella Ruffington, 1-4 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: From the Highland Park Improvement Club: *Mark your calendar *now for our* Huge 90th Gala Gathering* *November 15, 2-5pm* with the Zadrozny Jazz Trio. Tea & Refreshments provided, you bring your memories of the club!!

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: “The Complete Works of Shakespeare [abridged]” at Seattle Lutheran, SLHS gym, 2:30 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Seattle Swing Dance Club’s 3rd Sunday dance, starts with 2:45 pm workshop, Alki Masonic Temple in The Junction, more info here

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) presents “The Diviners,” 3 pm, Youngstown Arts Center (buy tickets online)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Music Northwest invites you to a recital of Eastern European chamber music masterpieces, featuring Seattle ’s premiere chamber ensemble, EUROPA : Leonid Keylin, violin; Mara Finkelstein, cello; Jane Harty, piano.
Sunday, November 15, 2009, 3 pm; Olympic Recital Hall in West Seattle
Program includes:
Sonata in E Minor for Violin and Piano Prokofiev
Andante for Cello and Piano Rachmaninoff
Trio in E Minor, the “Dumky” Dvorak
Seattle recital: Music Northwest Box Office (206) 937-2899 or www.musicnorthwest.org – $8-$18; Free student tickets, but must be ordered in advance for Seattle recital.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: Live music at C&P Coffee with Jamtime, 1-4 pm

SUNDAY AFTERNOON-EVENING: Sunday Market Cocktails, KPLU Jazz Sundays (4-6 pm), Sunday Ribs (“Southside Tony’s Rib Special,” 4 pm “till we run out”) and KISS Concert Pre-Func Party (meet at 5 pm before heading to the show) at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor)

SUNDAY NIGHT: All-ages live music at @ Skylark Cafe and Club (WSB sponsor) with Like Trains & Taxis, The Pressure, 8 pm

Are we missing anything? Let us know! And between weekends, keep an eye on our continuously updated Events page.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Weekend Lineup: Let the shopping begin! edition"

  • Dave November 13, 2009 (1:52 pm)

    The updated Log House Museum website is

  • WSB November 13, 2009 (2:12 pm)

    thanks – I hadn’t fixed the standing text on these but actually did look that up earlier today for the story I’m writing about this morning’s meeting re: Alki Homestead’s future – TR

  • WSEvelyn November 13, 2009 (8:59 pm)

    You have got to check out the Bazaar at Mount St. Vincents! I found some of the coolest bargains today!. I know that you will love everything! Between that and the Craft Sale at Bridegemont in Highpoint you will love the FINDS. Two great places to shop, The Mount on 35th and Bridgemont at Highpoint.

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