West Seattle, Washington
That’s Seattle singer/songwriter Ariana DeBoo performing at Easy Street Records in The Junction tonight during the record-release party for Rain City Relief. Along with her solo work, you might also know her from Macklemore‘s 2016 song “Drug Dealer.” She’s one of 10 artists featured on the Rain City Relief album, one of three to play mini-sets at tonight’s party. The record is part of an ongoing campaign to raise money for musicians suffering because of pandemic disruptions. You can donate here, with the limited-edition-vinyl record available for a donation of $25+.
Thanks to Rob Wright for the highlight reel from the WSHS girls’ Thursday night victory over Eastside Catholic, 49-46. That got the Wildcats third place in the Metro League tournament. Next up, they play Holy Names in district playoffs, 3:30 pm Tuesday at Bellevue College.
Thanks to Jodi Connolly for the photo and report:
Beautiful day for the WSHS vs Chief Sealth varsity Ultimate game at Magnuson Park. They had so much fun playing that they continued scrimmaging together long after the game was over and then posed for this impromptu celebration pic. The score was WSHS 15, CSIHS 2.
Extra fun tonight at 2 Fingers Social in South Delridge – gaming consoles are set up as part of a ‘takeover” night to raise money to help Till Dawn south of The Junction get open. When we first reported in October on Till Dawn coming to the former licensing-agency space at 5048 California SW, we didn’t have much info, but now we do.
Here’s what the two venues have in common: Andrew Spence as co-proprietor (different business partners, though, for each one). We talked with him at 2 Fingers Social tonight. Till Dawn will be a “super-nerd bar,” for “beer nerds, coffee nerds, gaming nerds.” High-end coffee and 75 bottled/canned beers from all over the world. International will be part of the flavor, in the “cyberpunk/’Blade Runner'” fusion sense, Spence says. That will include packaged snacks from Japanese rice candy to American junk food (chips, soda). The interior of Till Dawn is built out – Spence has been working on it for months – so tonight is to get them to the finish line with expenses from stocking to permitting.
Till Dawn, by the way, Spence says, is named for that time when gamers realize they’ve been up too long playing. The café hours won’t go that late – not finalized yet but maybe 8 am-10 pm-ish at the start. All ages. Same as for tonight’s event, until 11 at 2 Fingers Social (9211 Delridge Way SW), besides “gaming, drinking, and mingling,” you can get in on raffles and “free” beer from Future Primitive in nearby White Center for donors. (P.S. 2FS has outdoor seating as well as indoor.)
Before you sit in front of the screen for hours tomorrow (Sunday, February 13th) – get out! Erik Bell has an invitation:
Here’s a community cleanup opportunity before the Super Bowl tomorrow. Family friendly, all are welcome.
This is a last-minute pop-up clean on Super Bowl Sunday but early enough to catch the game if that’s your plan.
Similar to let month’s cleanup at West Seattle HS, this will be a leisurely clean-up starting in the Chief Sealth parking lot (2600 SW Thistle St.); from there we’ll canvas out around the Sealth and Denny campus, perimeter streets, and anywhere else we can cover in the neighborhood.
Vests, gloves, and pickup sticks will be provided; bring a bucket for easier trash collection before transferring to SPU bags. Come for as little or as much as you’d like; invite your family and friends as we make this a safer environment for our students and teachers.
Parking: We’ll meet in Sealth parking lot on Thistle St, I’ll be walking & cleaning too so if I miss you at the 11 am start I’ll leave the supplies out next to my car, a black Honda Pilot. I can be reached at 206-852-9552.
Though the city is making plans to close its ongoing vaccination clinics in a few weeks (as reported here Friday), Seattle/King County Public Health will continue to partner with community organizations for pop-up clinics. And we have word today of one set for next Saturday, February 19th, at the West Seattle YMCA (3622 SW Snoqualmie; WSB sponsor). You can make an appointment now (limited walk-in spots are expected that day) by going here – everyone welcome, not just Y members, for first/second shots or boosters. Next Saturday’s pop-up is set for noon-4 pm; here’s the flyer.
For a look at inspiring and charming art, go visit C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) before month’s end! This month, C & P tells us, the coffeehouse is featuring “West Seattle artist, author, and educator Danitra Hunter (whose) beloved character, Purrdie Burrdie, teaches children about self-love and positivity.” You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate those lessons. We’ve spotlighted the artist previously – here and here. C & P (which has outdoor and indoor seating) is open until 8 pm tonight.
SATURDAY: Maybe you’ll find Scott‘s pickup truck, stolen overnight:
My white 1997 Ford F-250 pickup truck was stolen off the street in the 1900 block of Sunset Ave SW in North Admiral sometime between the night of February 10 and the afternoon of February 11. The license number is WA-B39751V. The police incident report is 22-036712.
Call 911 if you see it.
MONDAY UPDATE: Thanks to the reader who commented below, Scott has the truck back.
Saturday begins! Here’s what’s happening (mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar):
SOUTHWEST LITTLE LEAGUE SIGNUPS: If you’d rather sign up for this year’s SWLL season in person instead of online, go to the Little Log Cabin in Steve Cox Memorial Park (1321 SW 102nd, White Center) between noon and 3 pm today.
PET PHOTO BOOTH: Get a pic of, or with, your pet for Valentine’s Day, with a special photo booth today at Mud Bay (2611 California SW), noon-4 pm.
WINE & CHOCOLATE: Viscon Cellars‘ (5910 California SW; WSB sponsor) tasting room is open 1-6 pm. Chocolate – local creations from Intrigue Chocolate Co. – is in the spotlight along with wine this Valentine weekend.
BEER AND CAKE: Good Society (2701 California SW) celebrates its second anniversary all weekend, including beer releases and a pop-up 2-7 pm today/tonight with the cakemakers of Lovely & Dapper Desserts.
(added) FUNDRAISER FOR TILL DAWN: 2 Fingers Social is hosting another fundraising “takeover” night for the future venue. While Till Dawn will be south of The Junction (as reported here in October), this is happening 4-11 pm at 2FS, which is at 9211 Delridge Way SW.
OPEN MIC: Go perform at The Spot West Seattle (2920 SW Avalon Way), 6 pm!
‘MONSTERS OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA’: The world-premiere play at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) continues its third weekend at 7:30 tonight. Read about it here; buy your tickets here.
WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW: At Admiral Pub (2306 California SW) with Dolly Madison, 9 pm.
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