(Photo by t_ravtyler, from the WSB Flickr pool)
The morning murkiness won’t last, promises the forecast. So on with the outdoor, and indoor, highlights from the WSB West Seattle Events calendar – including several major fun(d)raisers:
TRAFFIC ALERT STARTING LATE TONIGHT: 11 pm is the scheduled start for what WSDOT says will be a weekend-long shutdown of the SOUTHBOUND direction of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
DANCE! An afternoon of music and dance with Lauren Petrie at Delridge Community Center, 1:30-3:30 pm, $3, 4501 Delridge Way SW.
CHERYL SERIO AT THE MOUNT: Friday nights in August mean free concerts at Providence Mount St. Vincent (WSB sponsor) – bring your own chair/blanket, and family/friends, to the patio on the south side of The Mount (4831 35th SW). Dinner/beer/wine are available for purchase starting at 5:30, music starts at 6, tonight featuring Cheryl Serio. Kids’ activities, plus free popcorn/snow cones.
STORIES: Storytelling event at the White Center Cultural Center (9421 18th Avenue SW), 5:30 pm, with Oromo/Ethiopian storytelling by Mergitu Argo.
HISTORY MEETS HELPLINE: Tonight’s the night for the Gallery of West Seattle History benefit for West Seattle Helpline at Alki Arts, 6-9 pm – music, wine, food, art, and West Seattle history displays courtesy of the nearby Log House Museum. Beneficiaries will include school supplies for kids in need, through Pencil Me In For Kids.
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS’ GARDEN PARTY: Tonight is the Garden Party/Auction for West Seattle’s biggest political organization – details here, West Seattle Nursery, 6-9 pm. Auctioneer: New York Vinnie, who’s back in West Seattle for the occasion!
WINE TASTING: Wines from the south of France featured at Bin 41 in The Junction, 6-7:30 pm.
JUSTIN ROBERTS FUNDRAISING CONCERT FOR FAMILY PROMISE: Grammy-nominated kindie-rocker Justin Roberts and The Not Ready For Naptime Players sing snappy sacred songs to benefit Family Promise of Seattle, an emergency shelter program helping newly homeless families stay together while getting back on their feet. (Here’s our FP update from earlier this week.) 6:30 pm at Fauntleroy UCC Church (9140 California Ave SW), suggested donations are $5/child (under 10), $10/adult, $15/family. Organizers say The Hall at Fauntleroy has opened its back lot to overflow parking.
MOVIE NIGHT IN HIGHLAND PARK: Free movie at Highland Park Improvement Club, 12th and Holden – “Ponyo,” with the Gildenfire Dancers as the opening act. Doors open 6:30 pm, movie at 7.
ENJOY ‘OLIVER!’ AND HELP FOSTER KIDS: The final three-run weekend of “Oliver!” by Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) starts tonight (to benefit Treehouse – bring school supplies for the donation barrel!), at West Seattle High School, 7:30 pm. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the box office tonight.