(Downy woodpecker in Fauntleroy Park; photo shared by Mark Wangerin)
Music, art, wine, and more tonight, plus a few things today – from the WSB West Seattle Events Calendar (where you’ll find even more – these are just some of the highlights):
TONIGHT’S TRAFFIC ALERT: Same as last night – southbound Alaskan Way Viaduct/99 closed 9 pm tonight till 5 am Thursday, between the Battery Street Tunnel and the West Seattle Bridge. So if you’re headed this way from downtown or points north, use I-5 or surface streets (you can take 1st or 4th to the 1st Avenue South Bridge and get into WS via Highland Park Way or backtracking north on West Marginal Way to Delridge, Admiral, etc.).
BLOOD DRIVE AT SSCC: Can you donate? The Puget Sound Blood Center’s Bloodmobile is at the college 10:30-4:30 pm today; more here.
SHOP LATE THURSDAY IN THE JUNCTION: Every Thursday night, all summer long, 6-9 pm – here’s the list of shops you’ll find open. And while you’re there, check out the Junction venues for the …
WEST SEATTLE ART WALK: Second Thursday of every month, every season – enjoy art from paintings to sculpture to photos to more, live music here and there, snacks and beverages, one big party from Alki Arts in the north to The Building in the south. Your venue list/map is here; the official Art Walk website, with details on some of tonight’s artists, is here.
ART WALK AFTERPARTY: The West invites you to the Benbow Room at the Heartland Café (4210 SW Admiral Way) for their first-ever West Seattle Art Walk Afterparty, starting at 9 pm. Hobosexual, The Grizzled Mighty, and an acoustic set from Tyson Meade (ex-Chainsaw Kittens), with MC Brent Amaker and DJ Troy Nelson. Ask about free tickets at Art Walk venues tonight (we know Hotwire Online Coffeehouse [WSB sponsor] will have ’em) or $5 at the door.
HIAWATHA CONCERT #3: Another beautiful night ahead on the east lawn of Hiawatha – come for one song or the whole set, bring blankets/chairs/picnic dinner, relax away from the screens. Free! Tonight, longtime folk duo Reilly and Maloney will serenade you. Music starts at 6:30 pm, in the third concert of the annual six-show series presented by the Admiral Neighborhood Association.
WINE AND MUSIC AT C & P: Choro Tocando – recently seen at the Alki Art Fair – perform at C & P Coffee (WSB sponsor) tonight for the monthly night of wine tasting and music, 6-8 pm. Details here.
ASK AN EXPERT: 6-8 pm at the nationally renowned West Seattle Tool Library (northeast side of Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW), not only can you check out the tool library, you can also meet and talk with local professionals – with the firms represented tonight including WSB sponsor LD Arch Design.
MORE NIGHTLIFE: Three bands at Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW; details here); music and poker at The Bridge (details here).
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