West Seattle Saturday: Hot fun in the summertime

(July 2012 Alki Lighthouse photo by Jordan Petram – tour time’s running out!)
Not only will it be summery, it will be REALLY hot – at least by Seattle standards – says the National Weather Service, which now has a heat advisory in effect noon today through 8 pm Sunday. So take care of yourself and your pets (don’t leave them in cars, or without water) … and take advantage of all the outdoor and indoor fun today:

SEAFAIR – BLUE ANGELS, NAVY SHIP TOURS, HYDROS: Find the schedule info linked in our preview. Toplines: The Blue Angels take off from Boeing Field (watch from around the airport periphery OR best of all, from the Museum of Flight) around 1:30 pm. The show is over Lake Washington, where hydro racing gets up to full speed today. (If you’re going, consider a shuttle.) Along the Elliott Bay waterfront from Pier 46 in the south to Pier 90 in the north, you can tour the three Seafair Fleet U.S. Navy ships, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.

SHOW LINCOLN PARK SOME LOVE: Forest-restoration work party starts at 9! Details here.

OUTRIGGER RACE FROM ALKI: The annual “Da Grind” outrigger-canoe race to Blake Island is happening today, so in case you saw the canoes, that’s what it’s about. Details here.

MEET THE HENRIETTAS AT WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK: Open house, with chickens! 11 am-2 pm at 8th and 108th; WC Food Bank serves part of West Seattle too. More info here.

SUMMER FESTIVAL AND BACKPACK GIVEAWAY: 11 am at Delridge Community Center, Eastridge Church invites kids to its Summer Festival, with a first-come-first-served backpack giveaway – details here.

BALLOT DROPOFF VAN, DAY 2: Check our Friday story to see what you’re looking for on the southwest side of the West Seattle Stadium parking lot/driveway, 10 am-5 pm today (and Monday, as well as 7 am-8 pm Tuesday), to drop off your ballot (no postage stamps needed) for Tuesday’s election.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Director Lee Bui shared that photo of visitor Katy F from last Saturday as a reminder that the center is open for visitors, free, every Saturday, noon-3 pm. It’s at 2236 SW Orchard (north of Home Depot).

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm Thursdays-Sundays you are welcome at this repository of West Seattle (and vicinity) history, 61st/Stevens.

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE: Just a few more weekends to tour this West Seattle icon – 1-4 pm Saturdays and Sundays through the end of August.

OPEN HOUSE: At Little Pilgrim preschool, Fauntleroy Church, 2-4 pm.

‘LION KING’ AT WEST SEATTLE OUTDOOR MOVIES: Third Saturday night movie of the summer in the courtyard next to Hotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor) at 4410 California SW! “Lion King” is the film. Magic by Louie Foxx is preshow entertainment. And you’re invited to partake in a free barbecue courtesy of West Seattle Christian Church. The movie’s at dusk (9:30-ish), preshow 7:30 pm, but come earlier to be sure you’ll get a spot (bring your own chair/s and/or blanket/s). Entertainment is free but bring some money for budget-priced concessions provided by WSB sponsor PB&J Textiles (benefiting WSCC’s well-building project) and raffle (benefiting West Seattle Helpline).

(Photo from last weekend’s Lincoln Park performance, courtesy Myrtle G)
OUTDOOR SHAKESPEARE: Last chance to see “Taming of the Shrew” in a West Seattle park courtesy of GreenStage this season – 7 pm at Lincoln Park.

‘ANYTHING GOES’: West Seattle’s own Twelfth Night Productions (WSB sponsor) brings the classic Cole Porter musical to West Seattle High School Theater (3000 California SW) again at 7:30 pm tonight, then running Fridays-Sundays the next two weekends. Food drive too – bring a nonperishable-food donation for the West Seattle Food Bank!

‘SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE JR.’ CONTINUES: Second-to-last chance to catch it, tonight at 7:30 pm at ArtsWest (4711 California SW).

LIVE MUSIC: Gregg Curry at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 6-8 pm … Tyson Meade at VAIN in The Junction, 7 pm (see our preview story from last night) … Three bands at Skylark Café and Club, starting at 8 …

4 Replies to "West Seattle Saturday: Hot fun in the summertime"

  • Pibal August 4, 2012 (9:54 am)

    No response in the forums so thought I would try here…
    Gonna try to watch the Blue Angels from somewhere near Colman Park today. Does anyone know if the narrator’s commentary during the routine is on the radio? I did a web search and came up completely empty. Thanks in advance…

  • PB&J August 4, 2012 (10:19 am)

    Make sure to support the charities tonight at the movies and bring $1.00’s to buy popcorn and raffles! A big bag of fresh popcorn is only $1.00 and 100% of the proceeds go to a good cause!

  • Highland Park Paula August 5, 2012 (6:54 am)

    I visited the Vietnamese Cultural Temple Saturday afternoon for the first time and had a delightful visit with Mr. Bui DucLy Lee. If you decide to drop by on a Saturday afternoon, you are sure to learn something new about Vietnamese history and culture.

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