West Seattle Friday: Student-organized benefit; SLHS graduation; lots of live music…

(The Seattle Great Wheel across the bay is now illuminated, as David Hutchinson‘s image shows us)

MEET YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: Marty McLaren‘s last scheduled community conversation of the year is at 10:15 am, Southwest Library (35th/Henderson). She’s scheduled to be there till 12:15 pm, if you can’t make the meeting from the start.

SNEAK PEEK AT NEW HISTORY EXHIBIT: The Log House Museum‘s new traveling exhibit, created with the help of students, is offering a “sneak peek” this afternoon at Madison Middle School, 2:30-4 pm, and the public’s welcome. (Madison is one of the schools whose students participated; more info here.)

HELP A LOCAL STUDENT SAVE LIVES HALF A WORLD AWAY: We told you earlier this week about West Seattle High School senior Fatuma Ali‘s benefit at Youngtown Cultural Arts Center to help get safe food and clean water to East African refugees. Tonight’s the night, 6-9 pm (4408 Delridge Way SW).

SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: Tonight at 7:30 pm in the SLHS gym, followed by a reception at nearby Hope Lutheran. (Here’s our list of all upcoming graduations.)

LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT! Lots of it – including Bob “Bobcat Bob” Rice at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), 6-8 pm … Auklet performs during a Friday night of music and art at Alki Arts (2820 Alki SW), 6-9 pm … Josh Harty at Kenyon Hall (35th/Kenyon), 7:30 pm … Badlands, Rocket Surgery, The Last Great Cavalry at Skylark Café and Club (3803 Delridge Way SW), starting at 8 pm … Barbie Anaka at Salty’s (1936 Harbor SW), 8-10 pm …

7 Replies to "West Seattle Friday: Student-organized benefit; SLHS graduation; lots of live music..."

  • Cole June 8, 2012 (10:19 am)

    Lovely new site! Can’t wait for the ferris wheel to open. Thanks David for a fine shot!

  • Diane June 8, 2012 (11:02 am)

    thanks so much WSB and David for night shot of ferris wheel; it was lit up for first time Wednesday night; I was so excited to see the lit wheel on our night skyline, but I have no way to take photos at night, so was hoping some of our fabulous WS photographers would capture this and post; I’d just been down there a bit earlier Wed at sunset to take pics of the gondolas up close; they were all attached Tuesday, all bright and shiny new; btw, I could only see a couple gondolas with clear bottoms to look down; this is going to be so fun, and such a wonderful asset for our city

    • WSB June 8, 2012 (11:05 am)

      that’s when he sent it. I didn’t have a chance to run it yesterday.

  • Diane June 8, 2012 (12:33 pm)

    is this really open to public; their FB event announcement says it’s private:

    “Our first Telling Our Westside Stories celebration is VIP only! If you have participated in any of our 2011/2012 TOWS interviews, consider yourself invited. Watch your mailbox for more info, but plan on joining us at Madison Middle School on the afternoon of June 8.
    Bummed you’re missing the first bash? Don’t worry, we will have plenty of TOWS celebrations as we get closer to the exhibit opening.”

    • WSB June 8, 2012 (4:00 pm)

      D – don’t know why your comment went to spam filter but it did. Moot point now but yes, the information I received said it was open to the public. I highly doubt they would have been overrun by turnout, we’ve seen more than a few organizations present events and say they’re worried about announcing them for fear too many people will show up, and then they wind up with zillions of empty seats. We were hoping to go and then a breaking story got in the way, so we ourselves will be looking for future word of the upcoming events! – TR

  • JN June 8, 2012 (1:55 pm)

    Gorgeous! I’ve really enjoyed watching the Wheel get built while I ride to work, and I think that it adds some great geometric interest to the skyline!

  • Diane June 8, 2012 (4:01 pm)

    thanks TR

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