West Seattle Friday: Car show/concert, ‘Oliver!’, ‘Starmites’…

(Baby “blood star,” photographed by Machel Spence – circumference of a quarter, she says)
Maybe you’ll see something like that if you walk the beach around low tide (-1.1, 10:37 am). Here are more of today/tonight’s highlights:

TRAFFIC ALERT: The road-rebuild work on SW Edmunds between California and 44th in The Junction is scheduled to continue till tonight, but the eastbound direction was to have reopened by now, leaving only the westbound side closed till they’re done. As the city’s original advisory points out, the westbound bus stop isn’t expected to reopen till tomorrow.

CAR SHOW AND CONCERT AT THE MOUNT: Classic car show tonight at Providence Mount St. Vincent (WSB sponsor) to accompany the outdoor concert featuring Danny Vernon‘s “Illusion of Elvis.” Dinner/beer/wine available starting at 5:30 pm, live music from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. 4831 35th SW.

LIVE COFFEEHOUSE MUSIC: This Volcanic Winter plays C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor), 5612 California SW, 6-8 pm.

PACKET PICKUP FOR TOMORROW’S ‘BREATHE DEEP SEATTLE’ 5K: Signed up for this first-ever lung-cancer awareness- and fund-raising 5K in Lincoln Park? Packets will be available for pickup at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) 4-8 pm today. Registration and race details here.

WINE FOR A CURE: At South Seattle Community College‘s Northwest Wine Academy, 5-8 pm – Wine for a Cure tasting to benefit Team Tracy‘s fundraising for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Race for the Cure. $10 donation at the door; samples of a special selection of academy wines will be available, as will light appetizers.

SKATING AT ALKI: Friday Night Skate at Alki Community Center, 6:45-8:45 pm, $3 per person (includes skates if you don’t bring your own).

OLIVER! WEEKEND #2: Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) presents “Oliver!” at West Seattle High School Theater (3000 California SW), 7:30 pm. Tickets available at the theater, $18/adults, $15 students/seniors.

STARMITES AT ARTSWEST: Through Sunday, it’s this year’s production by the teens and tweens in the ArtsWest Summer Musical Apprenticeship Program – 7:30 pm. (Details and ticket-buying link here.)

ZIPPY’S VACATION EVE: The area’s only independent burger joint goes on vacation for nine days starting tomorrow and posted on its Facebook page that tonight after 8 pm, they’ll have a “buy one/get one free” special (with caveats – read the post) till they run out.

5 Replies to "West Seattle Friday: Car show/concert, 'Oliver!', 'Starmites'..."

  • add August 12, 2011 (1:11 pm)

    Great to see more of Machel Spence’s photographs – just gorgeous!

  • msc August 12, 2011 (2:56 pm)

    Fabulous photo! Is it photoshopped? How do you get that affect?

  • Machel Spence August 12, 2011 (4:50 pm)

    Nope, don’t use photoshop…if you use a 50mm lens at close range to anything small you will get bokeh especially when water is involved. Photoshop is for chumps…LOL! m-

  • West Seattle August 12, 2011 (7:14 pm)

    Thank you, it just beautiful!

  • Cheryl August 14, 2011 (11:46 am)

    @Machel – beautiful bokeh, LOVE it!

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