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New feature for canine visitors outside South Delridge’s Meat the Live Butcher

As mentioned in our West Seattle Saturday highlight list, Meat The Live Butcher (9432 16th SW) has something new – a walk-up window outside for dogs to get bones. It’s the latest community-spirited idea from proprietor Tom Salle.

It’s the grand opening celebration for the window until 3 pm today.

You’ll find the animal advocates from West Seattle’s own Furry Faces Foundation there too.

UPDATE: Brush-fire call in southeast West Seattle

11:02 AM: Thanks for the tips. If you’re seeing smoke in southeast West Seattle, it’s what has been dispatched as a “brush fire” call, originally listed as Olson/Myers but changed to SB Highway 509 at Cloverdale as a few more units were added to the call. We’re heading over to check it out.

11:25 AM: Just talked to Engine 26 crew; they were along the east side of Myers Way, while Ladder 11 and Engine 32 were along 509.

They said a 30 x 30 pile of junk was burning, out now, nobody around so no injuries as far as they know.

FOOTBALL: Chief Sealth’s Senior Night victory

Big defense was a big part of Chief Sealth International High School‘s Friday night football win over Lakeside, 27-13. The Seahawks stopped some very long drives by the Lions, including one in which Sealth stopped Lakeside three yards short of a touchdown. Key to Sealth’s defense: Multiple interceptions and a fumble recovery that held Lakeside scoreless until the 3rd quarter. As for the offense – #11 Bishop Jackson scored two of Sealth’s four touchdowns:

#32 Elias Orbino contributed one TD:

And the other, #8 Jesse Brown:

Head coach Ted Rodriguez and the Seahawks are now 3-3 for the season. This was Sealth’s final scheduled home game so that means Senior Night, celebrating those who are graduating this school year. Some scenes from the celebration:

The band had a special performance for the occasion:

Next week, Sealth plays at Bainbridge (7 pm Friday).

FOOTBALL: Close game for West Seattle High School

October 12, 2019 10:59 am
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West Seattle High School. was on the road Friday night at Cleveland. Close game – the Wildcats lost 18-16. Head coach Jeff Scott‘s team is now 1-5 and will be back home Friday, October 25th, 7 pm vs. Sammamish – next week they play in Bellingham, at Sehome (2 pm Saturday, October 19th).

11 for your West Seattle Saturday!

October 12, 2019 6:03 am
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 |   West Seattle news | WS miscellaneous

(Orange-crested Warbler, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

First, a traffic reminder:

TUNNEL/99: The southbound 99 tunnel is scheduled to reopen by 8 am after its overnight closure, but as announced by WSDOT, northbound 99 is closed all weekend from the West Seattle Bridge to the north end of the tunnel. The closure is scheduled to end by 4 am Monday; as always, we’ll be monitoring and will publish an update if that changes.

Now, the highlights:

SSC GARDEN CENTER SEASON CLOSEOUT: End-of-season sale for the Garden Center on the north side of the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) campus, 10 am-3 pm. (6000 16th SW)

WEST SEATTLE SKI SWAP: 10 am-5 pm, first day to shop skis, snowboards, other gear at the West Seattle VFW. (3601 SW Alaska)

WEST SEATTLE EXHIBITORS AT HOME SHOW 2: Going to Home Show 2 at CenturyLink Field Event Center? Look for West Seattle’s own Potter Construction (WSB sponsor), Hansmire Builders, and West Seattle Electric and Solar. 10 am-8 pm. (800 Occidental Ave. S.)

DOG DAY AFTERNOON: Noon-3 pm, bring your pup(s) to Meat The Live Butcher to check out the new doggie walk-up window! (9432 16th SW)

MEET MINIATURE HORSES! They’ll be at Tin Dog Brewing, on the east side of South Park, 1-4 pm. (309 S. Cloverdale)

WEST SEATTLE OKTOBERFEST: 3 pm-10 pm at Ounces, second of three days. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS: West Seattle Helpline‘s fall dinner and auction, 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)

JOE ADAMI: Live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover, all ages. (5612 California SW)

MALLET HEAD, BENEFITING WSHS ALUMNI: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall, a benefit for the West Seattle High School Alumni Association as The Tom Collier Quartet presents “20th Century American Music: Decade By Decade.” (7904 35th SW)

‘SUNSET BABY’: 7:30 pm curtain tonight at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), “Sunset Baby” by Dominique Morisseau. Ticket info here. (4711 California SW)

AT THE PARLIAMENT: 9 pm, How Now Brown Cow, Water Babies at Parliament Tavern. $10 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE MORE OPTIONS … today, tonight, Sunday, and beyond, on our complete calendar!

READER REPORT: Harassed on a West Seattle street

From Emily:

I’m reaching out to spread awareness of women pairing in two or more to diffuse potential threats of sexual harassment and assault.

I was an eyewitness today to an incident in the neighborhood of 40th and Edmunds where a young professional woman was the victim of sexual harassment. In said incident the woman was approached from behind and “sniffed” by a stranger, old white male in mid-70s, over 6ft tall. He said something along the lines of “I’ll be coming back for more” and stood within inches, again approaching the young woman from behind. Understandably, she was so startled she couldn’t respond or react.

Myself and another young woman immediately started screaming at the man. I raised my hands at him and yelled “what is your problem?” We both began yelling that sniffing someone was outrageous and absolutely inappropriate behavior. We reminded him it was 2019 and the other woman remarked “would you do that to your daughter?” The old man walked away and then returned to make more comments at us for “bullying him” and forcing him to “feel bad” for his actions. We demanded he apologize to the young woman that he harassed and grossly invaded her personal space and privacy. He backed down and shrugged his shoulders and walked away seeming defeated. He yelled a half-winded apology to the female and left the area.

I hope this is helpful to other woman in similar situations. I truly believe power in numbers came into play here and it was just two against one. I want to spread awareness that sexual harassment is always prevalent, it doesn’t cease even in the current Me Too Movement. Something disturbing about this encounter was that the old man knew he was in the wrong and still walked the line of perversion, daring to see if anyone would object. I encourage other ladies to stick together, even if it’s a stranger, your power will be immeasurable. I’m especially saying this to women who understandably feel like they can’t stand up for themselves in the moment of said harassment or assault. This should add a level of responsibility and accountability for one another that can only grow in years to come.

Here’s more about street harassment.

DEVELOPMENT: 10 townhouses proposed for HALA-upzoned Westwood site

(King County Assessor’s Office photo)

That house at 9256 26th SW, on the corner of Cambridge, south of Westwood Village, is proposed for demolition, to be replaced by 10 rowhouse-style townhouse units and 7 offstreet parking spaces. The block of single-family houses was upzoned to Lowrise 1 by the passage of HALA Mandatory Housing Affordability. It’s an early-stage proposal; here’s the site plan (PDF).

VIDEO: Business records at issue in latest City Council District 1 debate, plus topics from taxes to sex work

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

The face-to-face politeness in the Seattle City Council District 1 race ended last night at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

During the hourlong debate presented by Seattle CityClub, when the candidates were given the chance to ask each other a question, incumbent Lisa Herbold accused challenger Phil Tavel of mismanagement in his business dealings, and followed that up with an email sent to her campaign mailing list.

We’ve subsequently spent hours searching public records for corroboration of her allegations. So before we get to the rest of the debate, here’s what we found:

She listed 12 businesses with which Tavel was involved dating back to 2001, all LLCs or PLLCs “administratively dissolved” by the state for failure to file required reports and/or non-renewal. Secretary of State records confirm the administrative dissolutions. We also searched the state system for Herbold’s name and found one LLC formed in 2013 and administratively dissolved by the state in 2014 for the same reason..

Herbold’s allegations also included warrants for unpaid state taxes by one of Tavel’s companies and court action taken over a bounced $3,100 check. Records verify both cases, since closed.

When Herbold brought this up during the debate, Tavel was flustered, at first denying involvement, then when shown the list, acknowledging it and mentioning former business partners; records show others involved in most of the entities. After the debate, we emailed Tavel to request comment. A campaign representative sent this reply: “This is a desperate attack. I look forward to providing more information and am disappointed that this is the tone that Councilmember Herbold set after calling for civility and a clean campaign.” (Herbold had decried “divisive attack mailers” sent by third-party organizations opposing her and supporting Tavel before the August primary.) We also asked Herbold about her state-dissolved LLC; she replied by email, “Bob [her husband] and I were looking into doing a hobby distillery. We didn’t pursue it.”

The rest of the debate, moderated by Seattle Times reporter Heidi Groover and KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, was a lot like previous debates/forums. CityClub recorded it and will link the video here when ready (added 6:28 pm, here’s the video):

We took notes and our summaries (exact quotes only when denoted by quotation marks) are below:

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About the emergency response at Constellation Park

October 11, 2019 3:32 pm
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 |   West Seattle news | WS breaking news

Got a question about this and in case anyone else is wondering – According to radio communication, a kayaker got into trouble but got out of the water OK. SFD was called to check him out but the main problem seemed just to be that he was “cold.”

Another cleanup, this time ‘abatement’ behind a house near Westwood Village

October 11, 2019 1:46 pm
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We took the photos on Thursday after a tip about a cleanup under way in a yard off an alley in the 9200 block of 25th SW, just south of Westwood Village. Though police and city personnel were involved, it was on private property, so it took a while to research.

The property’s online history shows eight complaints in the past three and a half years, filed with the city Department of Construction and Inspections, which verified that this was an “abatement” action. The complaints included camping in the backyard and trash around the house. SDCI spokesperson Wendy Shark explains that the property owner had been cited repeatedly and, “When we are not successful in resolving the issues per the citations we send the case to Law to get an Order of Abatement so that the City can remove the violations stated within the citations. In this case SDCI issued and posted an ‘Abatement Cleanup Schedule’ on the property which was scheduled for yesterday.” (Law is a reference to the City Attorney’s Office.)

Shark added, “A Housing Zoning Inspector was on site the entire time to manage the cleanup with the Conservation Corps. The inspector planned for a one-day cleanup and accomplished what was needed yesterday.” The officers on site told us they didn’t know how many people had been camping there.

P.S. We asked her if property owners are billed when the city has to step in like this: “After the abatement is completed, the Conservation Corps will send us an invoice and we will pay them for the services rendered. We will then get an SDCI invoice that we will mail to the property owner on record for payment. The property owner is aware of this because it’s listed in the ‘abatement order’ issued by the judge.”

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen black Escalade

The photo and report are from Guy:

Our 2005 Escalade was stolen some time yesterday or overnight from the street in front of our
house on SW 45th Ave. SW, between Edmunds and Alaska. License plate 700 XYE. If anyone has seen it, please contact me at 206.819.6496.

But first, call 911.

8 for your West Seattle Friday!

(Sanderlings, photographed by Mark Wangerin)

Highlights for the hours ahead:

BINGO: 11 am-2:30 pm, with a lunch break, at the Senior Center of West Seattle. 18+. (4217 SW Oregon)

WEST SEATTLE OKTOBERFEST: 3 pm-10 pm at Ounces, first of three days. (3809 Delridge Way SW)

WEST SEATTLE SKI SWAP DROPOFF: Planning to sell skis, snowboards, gear this weekend at the West Seattle Ski Swap? Dropoff hours at VFW Post 2713 today are 3 pm-7 pm. Here’s what you need to know. (3601 SW Alaska)

FOOTBALL: Tonight’s home game is Chief Sealth International High School vs. Lakeside, 7 pm at Southwest Athletic Complex. (2801 SW Thistle)

NOT DEAD YET TURNS 10! The West Seattle band Not Dead Yet is celebrating its 10th anniversary tonight at The Skylark, 7 pm. Also playing, The Approximations (King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg‘s band). $8 cover, 21+. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

JOSEPH ARTHUR: Live in-store acoustic performance, 7 pm at Easy Street Records. Signing to follow. Free, all ages. (California/Alaska)

‘SUNSET BABY’: 7:30 pm curtain tonight at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), “Sunset Baby” by Dominique Morisseau. Ticket info here. (4711 California SW)

AT THE PARLIAMENT: Double bill! 9 pm, Caveman Ego and Scorpio & The Hunter at Parliament Tavern. $8 cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING … today, tonight, this weekend, and beyond, on our complete calendar!

YOU’RE INVITED: Taco Tuesday at West Seattle High School

If you’re on-peninsula at lunchtime next Tuesday (October 15th), the West Seattle High School ASB invites you to help them raise money during a special event: The El Chapulin Oaxaqueño taco truck will be on campus, and as the ASB explains, there’s a gap between student lunch periods, so they’re inviting you to stop by and get lunch too, (updated) 12:30 pm-1 pm. WSHS is at 3000 California SW.

TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: No-school Friday watch, and weekend reminders

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

6:57 AM: Good morning! No incidents or alerts so far.

NO SCHOOL: In-service day at Seattle Public Schools, so no classes.

99 & TUNNEL CLOSURES: As announced by WSDOT, NB 99 will close from 11 pm tonight to 4 am Monday (we’ll report if it reopens early), from the West Seattle Bridge to the north end of the tunnel. And the SB tunnel will close overnight tonight, 10 pm to 8 am.

BUS LANE WORK: During the NB 99 closure, as we reported earlier this week, SDOT says it will be “adjusting” the NB 99 bus lane. (added)

LIGHT-RAIL NOTE: All weekend, the line downtown is shut down, replaced by bus service, SODO to Capitol Hill.

VIDEO: West Seattle Junction’s new Mural Alley debuts

A new look and new identity for the midblock passage on the west side of the 4700 block of California SW, between Northwest Art and Frame and Puerto Vallarta – it’s now Mural Alley, dedicated during tonight’s West Seattle Art Walk. Lora Radford of the Junction Association was joined by contributors for the ceremony.

Maybe you joined muralist Stacey Sterling – seen in our video – during Summer Fest?

(WSB photo from last July)

Also part of tonight’s ceremony, Bob Henry, who’s been renovating West Seattle’s historic murals (as well as the new Mural Alley), talking about how he got involved:

Of course there was a ribbon-cutting:

The murals, like the one Blue Geisha Tattoo artists painted of movie star Hedy Lamarr, have plaques:

Go see the rest for yourself!

VIDEO: West Seattle Art Walk, October edition

5:56 PM: As previewed on our “West Seattle Thursday” list, tonight’s edition of the West Seattle Art Walk is a big one! Above, that’s artist Lezlie Jane at a new WSAW venue – Brace Point Pottery in Arbor Heights (4208 SW 100th). She is known for so much public art, but this is her first solo show of paintings! You can meet her at the gallery until 8 pm. Much more coverage to come!

6:12 PM: More paintings – this time at Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW) in The Junction, with co-proprietor Frances Smersh. As explained on the Click! website:

Both her jewelry and her paintings have long been defined by organic forms and color. While we still carry a collection of Frances’ jewelry in-store, painting and drawing have become her primary creative outlet. As her young-onset Alzheimer’s Disease has progressed her paintings have become increasingly abstract. This show includes acrylic works on wood panels, ink on paper, and watercolor, which she has recently discovered a fondness for.

Her reception is continuing until 8 pm too.

Also in The Junction, until 7:40 pm, stop in at John L. Scott (4555 California SW) to enjoy the third Art of Music performance, this time featuring the Nathan & Roz Duo:

And at 7 pm, the Mural Alley dedication is happening on the east-side midblock in the 4700 block of California SW.

(More on the dedication in a separate report.)

LIGHT RAIL: One more West Seattle alternative wins support from Sound Transit board committee

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

The Sound Transit Board’s System Expansion Committee gave its support this afternoon to adding one West Seattle alternative to environmental studies – but didn’t rule out the other one.

The Board recommended inclusion of the Yancy/Andover Elevated option, because, said committee chair Claudia Balducci of Bellevue, it would have a lesser impact on the Youngstown residential neighborhood, and is likely to be comparable in cost to the project’s originally roughed-out routing.(Here’s the motion they approved [PDF].)

Discussion of and a decision on whether to study the Pigeon Point Tunnel will be left to the full board. It would require an estimated $200 million third-party funding and would likely be paired wth a Junction tunnel costing $700 million additional third-party documents – and as we reported earlier this week, no one seems to be working yet on what that “third party funding” might be.

Here’s the slide deck (PDF) shown at the meeting. We have a bit more to add later, but first, highlights of the discussion:

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AVALON/35TH: No more intersection closures expected

This week’s Avalon/35th repaving-and-more project update has a big headline: No third closure of that intersection expected after all. From SDOT:

Thank you for your patience during our intersection closure at 35th Ave SW and SW Avalon Way! Work during the closure was successful and we were able to open the intersection early! At this time, we do not expect to have a third intersection closure and are working on remaining intersection work during typical work hours.

As concrete paving continues in the same sections of the corridor, you may not hear from us as often. We will still be sure to let you know if things change and will reach out as work continues in new locations. If you have questions in the meantime, please contact us at:; 206-900-8734

Information by Zone

Zone C and Zone D (SW Avalon Way from Fauntleroy Way SW to just east of 35th Ave SW) Crews are excavating and completing concrete paving on the south side of SW Avalon Way in parts of Zone C and Zone D. Please note:

Crews will continue pouring concrete curbs and panels on SW Avalon Way east and west of 35th Ave SW
Crews will continue demolishing pavement in the western half of Zone D next week

Zone E (35th Ave SW from SW Avalon Way to SW Alaska St)

Crews have begun demolition on the east half of 35th Ave SW and will continue this week
Crews may begin pouring concrete panels on the east half of 35th Ave SW as early as the week of October 14 and will continue for the rest of October

Access to the West Seattle Stadium and golf course will remain open during construction.

2 more big election issues, plus how to take climate action, @ 34th District Democrats

By Tracy Record
West Seattle Blog editor

Two statewide ballot measures on which you’re about to vote were considered Wednesday night by our area’s biggest political organization, the 34th District Democrats.

And they got suggestions on how to take action on the climate crisis.

First, the ballot measures. In Seattle, they’ve been overshadowed by the City Council races, so you might not have heard much about them.

Referendum 88 will ask you whether to approve or reject a measure that passed the state Legislature, Initiative 1000, which would restore affirmative action, 21 years after a ballot measure outlawed it. The 34th DDs voted to endorse approval of R-88.

Initiative 976 is the latest car-tab-limiting proposal from Tim Eyman. Two high-level 976 opponents spoke: State Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon said it would lead to – in this area – ferry cuts, bus-service “impairment,” and transportation infrastructure maintenance challenges. He acknowledged it was likely to be popular outside Seattle, so, “Every vote we turn out in this community (matters extra) … the way we defeat a Tim Eyman initiative is to run up the score in districts like the 34th.”

Also speaking against 976, King County Executive Dow Constantine, who added that 976 could be a threat to West Seattle light-rail funding. The 34th DDs agreed with the electeds and voted to oppose 976. Voting starts late next week, once your ballot arrives; the deadline is Election Night, Tuesday, November 5th.

Before the endorsement votes, the 34th DDs heard from a climate activist: Read More

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Stolen blue Yamaha scooter

Andre‘s blue 1990 Yamaha Zuma scooter was stolen from a condo parking lot in the 2300 block of 44th SW: “The scooter was probably stolen last night but I just noticed it was gone in the morning around 7 am. Someone probably just loaded the scooter in a truck and took off in the alley. They would need at least 2 people to lift the scooter in the truck.” If you see it, call 911.

WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Two street robberies with teenage victims

Police are investigating whether two Wednesday afternoon robberies are connected. The victims in both cases were teenagers. We requested and obtained the reports for both; here are summaries of what police were told happened:

13-YEAR-OLD ROBBED NEAR SCHOOL: The first one happened near Madison Middle School around 3:40 pm. A 13-year-old boy was walking westbound on SW Hanford near 45th SW when a newer black Ford Explorer pulled up nearby. The driver and passenger got out and “approached him, demanding his belongings,” then one reached into his pocket and stole his iPhone. They got back in the car and left southbound on 45th. The victim described the robbers as: Black men, possibly in their 20s, one with a close-shaved head, gray Nike hoodie, black sweatpants, the other with a medium-length Afro, bright-red Nike jacket, black pants. This police report says a “similar” description was given for two suspects in the next robbery an hour later:

16-YEAR-OLD ROBBED AT WESTWOOD VILLAGE: Around 4:40 pm, a 16-year-old boy was robbed while walking near the east side of the Westwood Village Rite-Aid, the 9000 block of 25th SW. He said a “black-colored older SUV” pulled up near him and the front passenger called him over. He saw four people inside, described as: Black, male, 17 to 19 years old, three in black hoodies, one in a black jacket over a red hoodie. The front passenger, who had “a flat-top haircut,” stuck out his hand as i to shake the victim’s hand but then the victim noticed he was holding what appeared to be a handgun in his other hand in his lap. The victim started backing away; the front passenger got out and chased him, tackling him in a nearby “grassy area,” taking his Nike Airmax Plus shoes and iPhone. The victim then “ran home wearing only socks,” the report says.

Walkathon in sunshine @ Lafayette Elementary

October 10, 2019 11:27 am
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One month into the new school year and fundraising season is revving up. At Lafayette Elementary (2645 California SW), today is Walk-A-Thon day, with students and staff taking turns out on the playground. With iffy weather this time of year, the event hasn’t always been sun-splashed, but this year, the weather’s perfect. Bake sale too, if you stop by to show support:

The Lafayette Walk-A-Thon is scheduled to continue until 1:30 pm.

(Fundraiser coming up at YOUR school? Be sure to send us info so we can share it with the community!)

City Council debate, West Seattle Art Walk, and much more for your Thursday!

October 10, 2019 9:58 am
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(Pileated Woodpecker, photographed in Fauntleroy Park by Mark Wangerin)

Busiest day/night this week, and this is just some of what’s up in the hours ahead:

LAFAYETTE WALK-A-THON: Until 1:30 pm, it’s the annual fundraiser, with grades taking turns walking around the Lafayette Elementary playground. (2645 California SW)

MORE LIGHT-RAIL ALTERNATIVES? 1:30-4 pm, the Sound Transit Board‘s System Expansion Committee will decide whether to recommend including more routing alternatives in environmental studies for West Seattle to Ballard light rail. Here’s the agenda (PDF); here’s the public-comment summary that will be presented to the committee. The meeting in the ST boardroom downtown includes a public hearing. It’ll also be livestreamed. (401 S. Jackson)

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR’S STORY: Pete Metzelaar speaks at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 1:30 pm. (4217 SW Oregon)

SEATTLE PLANNING COMMISSION IN DELRIDGE: As previewed here, this advisory group is coming to West Seattle and will hear from community reps. There’s also a public-comment period. 4 pm in the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Movement Studio. Here’s the updated agenda (PDF). (4408 Delridge Way SW)

NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY CELEBRATION: 5-7 pm at Hiawatha Community Center, a celebration for LGBTQ people and allies, with music, art, food, resources, more. (2700 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE ART WALK, WITH MURAL ALLEY DEDICATION & MUSIC: Big West Seattle Art Walk tonight! Map/venue list here (PDF) and below:

(WSB is an Art Walk sponsor.) See the highlights here. Among them:

Frances Smersh exhibition @ Click! Design That Fits (WSB sponsor) – 5-8 pm, the co-proprietor of Click! – who has continued prolifically making art as she deals with young-onset Alzheimer’s – is this month’s featured artist.

Lezlie Jane’s solo exhibition – Meet the artist who’s created so many beloved public-art works around West Seattle! It’s her first solo show of paintings, at Brace Point Pottery (4208 SW 100th), reception 5-8 pm.

The Art of Music – 6-7:40 pm, indoors this time:

The Art of Music is a series of performances by musicians presented by the West Seattle Junction Association (partial funding by: Seattle Office of Arts & Culture) and scheduled to take place on, and complement, Second Thursday Art Walk evenings. The third performance will take place inside the offices of John L. Scott Real Estate West Seattle (4445 California SW) beginning at 6:00 pm and providing 90 minutes of entertainment— featuring the Nathan and Roz Duo — adult contemporary top 40 from pop, soul and jazz standards for the entire family. Enjoy music, art on display, and specials offered by participating businesses in the Junction during the same evening!

‘Mural Alley’ dedication – Be at the walkthrough north of NW Art and Frame (west side of 4700 block of California SW) at 7 pm – details here.

CHIEF SEALTH IHS OPEN HOUSE/CURRICULUM NIGHT: Chief Sealth International High School families, it’s your night to find out more about what your student(s) are studying this year – details in our calendar listing. 6-8:25 pm. (2600 SW Thistle)

SOUTHWEST STORIES: 6 pm at Southwest Library, Jeff Smoot talks about his new memoir, “Hangdog Days: Conflict, Change, and the Race for 5.14.” (9010 35th SW)

CITY COUNCIL DEBATE: Phil Tavel and Lisa Herbold‘s next side-by-side in District 1 is 6:30 tonight at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, presented by CityClub. Details and RSVP link are here. Doors open at 6. (4408 Delridge Way SW)

IMPACT WEST SEATTLE: You can make a difference by giving! You’re welcome at the group’s quarterly meeting, 7 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)

‘SUNSET BABY’: 7:30 pm curtain tonight at ArtsWest (WSB sponsor), “Sunset Baby” by Dominique Morisseau. Ticket info here. (4711 California SW)

CECIL MOSES & THE SG’S: Funk at Parliament Tavern, 9 pm. $5 cover. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

SEE THE FULL LINEUP … for today, tonight, and beyond, via our complete calendar!