(Endolyne Choir at Junction Tree Lighting 12/1 – photo by Nick Adams for WSB. Their holiday concert is today!)
Another holiday-season Saturday with lots of chances to celebrate – including shopping local at your local stores and local arts/crafts bazaars – plus music and more, including the start of Hanukkah:
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION ADOPT-A-STREET: If you see this before 11 am, go help! ANA’s quarterly street cleanup is headquartered at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) – check in and take off. Tools supplied.
DIVA ‘ART PAGEANT’: It’s the annual “Art Pageant,” 9 am-4 pm, at Diva Espresso in The Triangle.
STORY TIME AT KOL HANESHAMAH: 9:45 am, focusing on holidays and Shabbat, geared for 2-5-year-olds – details here.
SCHMITZ PARK ELEMENTARY HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR: Schmitz Park Elementary welcomes you, 10 am-3 pm, 5000 SW Spokane: Crafts from a variety of vendors; raffle; and more! All proceeds go to the Schmitz Park PTA General Fund. And a special addition: “The second graders at Schmitz Park (Ms. Bailey’s, Mr. McMillan’s, Ms. Aylesworth’s and Ms. Noreng’s classes) are putting on a bake sale at the fair and donating proceeds to WestSide Baby! Many traditional cookies and bars, along with (rumor has it!) some gluten-free and vegan options as well. Please come down and support Schmitz Park kids and WestSide Baby!”
HIGHLAND PARK IMPROVEMENT CLUB HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Highland Park Improvement Club (12th and Holden) is also having a holiday bazaar, 10 am-3 pm: Shopping, eating, raffle-ticket-buying, and pictures with Santa.
ART SALE AT GINOMAI: The 5th Annual Holigaze Holiday Sale at Ginomai Studios (4401 42nd SW), hosted by artisans Kelly Rae Cunningham & Shelli Markee, 10 am-3 pm
VILLAGE GREEN PERENNIAL NURSERY HOLIDAY SALE: 10-3:30 (tomorrow too) at Village Green Perennial Nursery (WSB sponsor) (10223 26th SW): Find gifts for gardeners in your life… Gift certificates to stuff the stockings. Studio seconds…pottery, hammered garden items for you to finish and add to your own project. Glass garden spires created by Sean Welch from Avalon glass. Lollipops by Bedrock glass. Salves to soothe the gardeners’ dry hands and Healthy Chocolate! Also, of course, perennials, trees, shrubs, pottery and living holiday trees to plant out after the season…save a tree.
WSHS CHEERLEADERS BENEFIT: The West Seattle High School cheer squad is selling hot cocoa 10 am-8 pm at Son In Law Tree Farm (Charlestown/California), and part of the weekend’s tree-sales proceeds will benefit them too. More details here.
SANTA AL AT JF HENRY: This just in from “Santa Al“: After spending last night on the Argosy Christmas ship that was part of last night’s celebration, Santa Al returns to land at JF Henry (WSB sponsor) for free photos. Come with your own camera or have Santa’s elf helper take one for $5. From 11 AM to 2 PM today.
MORE SANTA APPEARANCES TODAY, AND WHERE TO BUY A CHRISTMAS TREE: See the WSB Holiday Guide!
WHITE CENTER LIBRARY GUILD HOLIDAY BAZAAR White Center Library Guild Holiday Bazaar. 11 am-3 pm: Shop for special holiday gifts and goodies including cookies, breads and gently used items. This year for the first time there will be items from the Burien Knitters group. Entertainment by Magician Jeff Evans at 2 pm. All proceeds benefit the White Center Library. White Center Library Meeting Room, 11220 16th SW.
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM CIDER, COOKIES, SALE! The Southwest Seattle Historical Society invites you to join us at the Log House Museum today from noon—7:30 pm for hot cider and cookies and live holiday music by local entertainers. 10% off on all gift-shop items during this event only. (Walk a block inland while you’re visiting for the Christmas Ship!) 3003 61st Ave SW
‘FLAVOR THE SEASON’ TASTING EVENT: At Metropolitan Market, noon-3 pm.
‘SANTA’S FIRST MAGICAL RIDE: THE MUSICAL’: Second and third shows today for this brand-new locally written/produced Christmas musical (which is sponsoring WSB to help get the word out), Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), 2 pm matinee and evening performance at 7 pm; tickets available online.
HOLLYDAY DECORATIONS: Check with Camp Long to see if there’s still room in this class, 2 pm, details here.
CHRISTMAS SHIP AT LOWMAN, ALKI: Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship (WSB sponsor) back in West Seattle! 4:35-4:55 at Lowman Beach, 5:25-5:45 pm at Alki – and a BIG party at the Bathhouse before and after the Alki stop, with music onshore too (see details here).
FIRST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH: The eight-day Festival of Lights begins at sundown tonight.
ART AND MUSIC ON ALKI: After the Christmas Ship visits Alki, pop across the street to Alki Arts (2820 Alki SW), for art and music, 6-9 pm: “Join us for a glass of wine, some live music in the background, and a ‘meet & greet’ print signing with artist Nationally-acclaimed artist Michael Birawer. Birawer has brought a new look to the face of urban neighborhoods through his unique style of painting. A combination of graffiti, cartoon, illustration and heavy textures, his paintings have received praise from both art critics and patrons, who describe his work as “one of the best examples of the contemporary revival of urban art. There will be new work and gift items for attendees that Michael will be bringing with him.”
‘MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: THE RADIO PLAY’: Twelfth Night Productions‘ holiday show continues tonight at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW), 7:30 pm; tickets available online. A Children’s Hospital toy drive is being held during the show’s run:
Please consider bringing a new unwrapped toy or gift card for these families. The following items are in greatest need: Crayola® crayons; Play Doh; fuzzy coloring posters; small Lego sets; Brio trains; nail polish; coloring books; arts and crafts kits; playing cards; tactile toys for all ages; rattles; links; Disney/Pixar DVDs; PG-13 DVDs; gift cards; videos, books, and music.
MORE HOLIDAY GIVING … scroll through the WSB Holiday Guide to the “Giving Opportunities” section for giving trees, gift drives, and other ways to make this a happy holiday for those in need.
…AND LOTS OF LIVE MUSIC! Along with the holiday concerts (etc.) above, our regular WSB West Seattle Events Calendar also includes listings for music at various local venues tonight – check it out!