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WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 14 notes

(Saturday photo by James Bratsanos)

Here’s what’s up for your Sunday, from our West Seattle Holiday Guide and year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:

CHURCHES WITH ONLINE SERVICES: We’re continuing to list these – see today’s lineup here.

SCAVENGER HUNT CONTINUES: This is the second full day of the nine-day Winter Wander West Seattle scavenger hunt that Alice Kuder is presenting again this year – have fun exploring the peninsula, with a chance for prizes from local businesses. Register your team ASAP, since it’s not too late to start – all the details are in our preview.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market offers fall produce as well as flowers, cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages, more. Here’s today’s vendor list. California SW between Oregon and Alaska.

FUNDRAISING WREATH SALES: Pathfinder K-8 PTSA and students will be selling their handmade wreaths during Farmers’ Market days by Wells Fargo in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm today and December 11 and 18 – details here.

FINAL DAY FOR BOOK FAIR: Last day of Paper Boat Booksellers teaming with Alki Cooperative Preschool for a holiday book fair, giving a portion of in-person sales to raise funds for the school. Shop at Paper Boat today (open 11 am-5 pm), and just say at the checkout that you are part of the Alki Coop Preschool Book Fair to get credit for the school. All product purchases (books, games, art supplies etc.) count, but no gift cards. If you can’t get to the store (6040 California SW), place orders by phone or email.

POTTERY POP-UP: Shop work by artists from Rat City Studios and Rain City Clay during the last day of this three-day pop-up at California/Oregon, 11 am-5 pm.

PRIDE FAMILY STORY TIME: 11:30 am at White Center Library (1409 107th SW) – registration required, and space remains as of early this morning – see our calendar listing for details.

PINTS FOR PUPS: 3-6 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), costume contest for pets, treats, percentage of proceeds going to Beloveds Animal Rescue Relief Foundation.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Today at 3 pm, it’s the second matinée for “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

MUSICIANS FOR THE WEST SEATTLE FOOD BANK: 3 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), Michael Partington and Misha Yolleck, classical guitar, “Bach to Bossa Nova.”

HOLIDAY CONCERT: West Seattleite-founded Puget Soundworks, an all-gender, LGBTQIA+-centered community chorus, presents the last of three performances of their holiday concert “Menagerie,” 3 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) – tickets here.

NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church serves a free meal (take-away available) at 5 pm Sundays at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 9 pm to 1:30 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Have an event to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Junction festival with tree lighting & GLOWS, plus 20+ more options for your West Seattle Saturday

That’s a live look at the heart of The Junction, where streets will close later this morning and stay closed until late tonight for the holiday season’s biggest celebration. More on that midway down the list, which is a long one today, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

WATCH THE WORLD CUP: Here’s our list of who’s opening early for the 7 am USA-Netherlands match – nine establishments in West Seattle and South Park.

HOLIDAY PHOTO POP-UP: 8:30 am-2 pm, join Gail Ann Photography for holiday photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (9131 California SW). Fee, part of which is a nonprofit donation. Full details, including how to make an appointment for today or other dates, are in our calendar listing.

SOUTHWEST POOL: Closed today, as staff illnesses continue.

SCAVENGER HUNT CONTINUES: This is the first full day of the nine-day Winter Wander West Seattle scavenger hunt that Alice Kuder is presenting again this year – have fun exploring the peninsula, with a chance for prizes from local businesses. Register your team ASAP – all the details are in our preview.

SOUTH DELRIDGE NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP: “Please join your neighbors – pick up trash, bag leaves, and clear the street gutters. Supplies available at 8812 18th Ave SW at 9:15 am.” CANCELED

BOOTSIE’S SAUCE POP-UP: Small-batch hot-sauce maker! 9:45 am-1 pm at Delridge Grocery Co-op (5444 Delridge Way SW).

DRIVE-THROUGH FOOD AND COAT DRIVE: Two students are again organizing their annual drive-up/ride-up donation drive in the lot behind Hope Lutheran (42nd/Oregon), 10 am-3 pm, more in our calendar listing.

TILDEN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, this independent elementary school (a WSB sponsor) welcomes prospective families: “We invite you to visit the school, tour our campus, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.” (4105 California SW)

BRIDGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 10 am-noon, this cooperative elementary school (also a WSB sponsor) invites prospective families to visit. (10300 28th SW)

SENIOR CENTER HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Shop local from more than 20 vendors during this event at the Senior Center of West Seattle, 10 am-4 pm. (California/Oregon)

GARDEN CENTER: Rare open day for the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) Garden Center! 10 am-3 pm, north end of campus. (6000 16th SW) POSTPONED TO 12/10

(added) OUTDOOR BAZAAR: Until 4 pm: “West Seattle Kiwanis is hosting a fabulous Outdoor Holiday Bazaar and Bake Sale! Shop from a huge selection of great gift items (with amazing prices). We have Santas, elves, hats, boxes, table-top and four-foot trees (lighted and not), tree toppers, garlands, ribbon, ornament balls and more. There is a treasure here for everyone!! All proceeds go to Key Club members from West Seattle High School and Chief Sealth International High School. (Free coffee and hot chocolate too! 5637 42nd Avenue SW)

SANTA PAWS AT WINDERMERE: Free event with a professional photographer taking your pet’s pic with Santa, 11 am-1 pm – details in this flyer. (4526 California SW)

POTTERY POP-UP: Shop work by artists from Rat City Studios and Rain City Clay during the second day of this three-day pop-up at California/Oregon, 11 am-5 pm.

LOG HOUSE MUSEUM GIFT SHOP: Noon-4 pm, visit the gift shop at the home of local history, with a 50%-off sale on glass ornaments and books. (3003 61st SW)

MAKERS’ HOLIDAY ART MARKET: Noon-5 pm at Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki) – shop dozens of local artists, crafters, makers. See participant lineup in our calendar listing.

MAGIC SHOW: Magician Raymond has a 1 pm show at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW) that still had tickets available as of early this morning – go to the Kenyon Hall website to get yours if they’re still available!

HOLIDAY MARKET AT FUTURE PRIMITIVE: Future Primitive Brewing in White Center (9832 14th SW) celebrates its 4th anniversary with a Holiday Market starting at 1 pm and Santa on hand for photos 3:30-5:30 pm.

(WSB photos)(WSB file photo)

HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL, GLOWS, NIGHT MARKET, TREE LIGHTING: Tonight’s the night! 4-8 pm in The Junction, where California and Alaska will be closed for the festivities. Here’s our full preview; here’s the schedule:

4:00 – Festival begins. Night Market and Beer & Wine Garden are open. Endolyne Choir, School of Rock, and Mode Music Studio perform on stage.
5:00 – G.L.O.W.S. Costume Promenade on streets. Elvis performs on stage.
6:00 – Costume Contest on stage.
6:30 – Lighting of the tree in Junction Plaza Park, followed by Santa reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and leading a carol sing-along.
7:00 – Dancer and Prancer perform on stage.

As explained in our preview, the costume contest is for YOU and/or your pet. Bottom line, this celebration is vastly expanded from years past, so come down to Downtown West Seattle and have fun!

WINTER BENEFIT CONCERT: Local musicians play at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) to benefit local charities, 4:30 pm – details and (free) ticket link in our calendar listing.

CHRISTMAS BASH: 5-8 pm party at West Seattle Christian Church (4400 42nd SW), all welcome: “Join us during West Seattle’s Hometown Holidays Night Market and GLOW (we’re just a block away!) for an evening full of Christmas Cheer with music, a holiday smorgasbord of delectable delights (including our chocolate fountain), gingerbread houses, cookie decorating, holiday crafts, games, Photo Booth, Pastor’s Spicy Christmas Wassail, and our UGLY SWEATER CONTEST!”

SOCCER PLAYOFF MATCH: 5 pm at Nino Cantu Southwest Athletic Complex (2801 SW Thistle), Cultures United plays Dep. Rose City in a UPSL playoff game. Free admission.

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: Second weekend for thousands of lights synched to music outside the Iversons‘ home on 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota – 6:30-10 pm,

HOLIDAY CONCERT: West Seattleite-founded Puget Soundworks, an all-gender, LGBTQIA+-centered community chorus, presents the second of three performances of their holiday concert “Menagerie,” 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) – tickets here.

MUSIC & TOY DRIVE: Live at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), DEAL and Ricky Gene Powell perform on Teddy Bear Night – bring new teddy bears (or other types of toys) to donate to Toys for Tots. Doors at 7, music at 8, $10 at the door, 21+.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, it’s the next performance of “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE DRAG SHOW: 9 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), with Queen Andrew and VJ Lacefront.

Have something to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

2 tree lightings, Winter Wander scavenger hunt, music, more for your West Seattle Friday

(Thursday photo @ Hiawatha, tweeted by @i8ipod)

Still just a little snow on the ground (and a little more possible) as one of the biggest weekends of the holiday season begins. So here’s what’s happening for the rest of your Friday, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide (where you’ll find lots of other seasonal info too):

SOUTHWEST POOL: Normal operations today, (corrected) closed tomorrow, as announced last night.

POTTERY POP-UP: Shop work by artists from Rat City Studios and Rain City Clay during the first day of this three-day pop-up at California/Oregon, 11 am-5 pm,

CAT/KITTEN ADOPTION: 2-4 pm at Pet Elements (6511 California SW), Beloveds Animal Relief Rescue Foundation can introduce you to cats/kittens looking for their forever homes.

FESTIVAL AND FRUIT-TREE LIGHTING: Celebrate the season with a two-part High Point celebration, first a Winter Festival 3-5 pm, then the Fruit Tree Lighting at 5:15 – this year it’s all happening outside Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW) and the Amphitheater behind it: “Join over 15 organizations with fun-filled activities for all ages. Dance to live music from West Seattle High School Band and stay for the fruit tree lighting.”

SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINS: At 4 pm, the hunt is on! That’s the official start time for the nine-day Winter Wander West Seattle scavenger hunt that Alice Kuder is presenting again this year – have fun exploring the peninsula, with a chance for prizes from local businesses. Register your team ASAP – all the details are in our preview.

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: Second weekend begins for thousands of lights synched to music outside a home on 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota – 6:30-10 pm,

‘LIGHT UP THE NIGHT’ AT OLG: 7 pm outside Our Lady of Guadalupe (7000 35th SW), the lighting of the city’s highest-elevation Christmas tree and thousands of other lights on the OLG grounds, plus a Christmas carol singalong and more. Bring nonperishable food if you can, to donate to St. Vincent de Paul.

HOLIDAY CONCERT: West Seattleite-founded Puget Soundworks, an all-gender, LGBTQIA+-centered community chorus, presents the first of three performances of their holiday concert “Menagerie,” 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW) – tickets here.

THE PROFITS: Live at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), alternative/new wave/rock/funk. Doors at 7, music at 8, $10.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, it’s your next chance to see “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

Have something to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE THURSDAY: Lights, music, theater, books, more!

Now that the weather has calmed – a look ahead at the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and year-round Event Calendar:

SOUTHWEST POOL REOPENS: After a two-day closure, the pool at 2801 SW Thistle is back open today but on a limited schedule – details in this update.

FESTIVAL OF TREES: Drop in to see the dozen-plus decorated, donated trees and wreaths on display at Brookdale Admiral Heights (2326 California SW) before 5 pm, and if you like one (or more) consider bidding for it in the Rotary Service Foundation‘s benefit auction next week!

THURSDAY FOOD-TRUCK POP-UPS: 4-8 pm at Highland Park Corner Store (7789 Highland Park Way SW), Foody Moody will be visiting.

HIGHLAND PARK RUN CLUB: Also at HP Corner Store, meet up at 6:30 pm Thursdays for a ~3-mile run.

MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: Tonight is the first official night for West Seattle’s brightest holiday display (5605 Beach Drive SW). Here’s our preview from earlier this week.

(Update: Canceled) MUSIC AT THE COFFEEHOUSE: 7 pm, Bill Davie and Amy Read perform at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

WEST SEATTLE’S SILENT BOOK CLUB: It’s gotten so popular, it’s meeting at multiple locations tonight, 7 pm – the list is here.

PIANO BAR: Larry Knapp and Friends provide the music – and you could too, as there’s an open mic as well as the option to just sit and enjoy the music. 7-10 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), $5 entrance fee. Drinks and fruit/cheese trays available for purchase.

COMMUNITY MEETING: If you live in White Center or vicinity, the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council is your community council, meeting monthly online to discuss a variety of issues. Here are details on tonight’s 7 pm meeting and how to watch/listen/participate.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, the second week begins for “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

Have something to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE WEDNESDAY: 8 notes

(Beauty in fallen leaves and lingering flowers, photographed by Caity Gerhardt)

From the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and year-round Event Calendar, here are notes for the rest of today/tonight:

SOUTHWEST POOL CLOSED: The city-run pool at 2801 SW Thistle is closed again today for staff shortage because of illness.

LAST DAY FOR YOUNGSTOWN ART SHOW: Drop in today if you haven’t yet seen “The Shapes of Our Community” at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW).

DONATION DRIVE FOR TREEHOUSE: One of the donation drives we’re spotlighting in our calendar and Holiday Guide has just one week to go – toys and other gifts for foster youth served by Treehouse, collected at West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor).

FESTIVAL OF TREES: Stop in to see the dozen-plus decorated, donated trees on display at Brookdale Admiral Heights (2326 California SW) before 5 pm, and if you like one (or more) consider bidding for it in the Rotary Service Foundation‘s benefit auction next week!

LIVE AT LOCOL: Locöl (7902 35th SW) spotlights live music 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays, no cover, 21+, rotating artists. (And see what’s new!)

MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.

TRIVIA x 5: At 7 pm, you can play trivia at the West Seattle Brewing Mothership (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW); Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm; there’s 7:30 and 8:30 pm trivia at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska); trivia starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW); at 8:30 pm, trivia is back at Talarico’s (4718 California SW) with Phil T.

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Have an event – one-time or recurring – to add to West Seattle’s only comprehensive event calendar? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: Here’s what’s scheduled for the rest of today/tonight, so far (UPDATED WITH POSTPONEMENT)

With more snow expected.- not to mention wind – everything’s subject to change. But so far, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide, here’s what’s scheduled for the rest of today/tonight – we’ll update as the day goes on with any changes we find out about (updates appreciated at westseattleblog@gmail.com):

SOUTHWEST POOL CLOSED: Not weather-related – this was announced yesterday; staff illness has left the pool too short-handed to open. They hope to reopen Thursday.

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: A local way to take national action – participating in the 10:30 am drop-in weekly gathering at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). They’ve been focusing on the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff.

CHESS CLUB: Play chess at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), 1:30 pm. Beginners welcome!

CITY COUNCIL’S FINAL BUDGET VOTE: Scheduled for their 2 pm meeting. Here’s the agenda; you can watch live via Seattle Channel.

DONATION DROPOFF TO HELP STUDENTS: Today’s the second of three Tuesdays on which volunteers are collecting donations outside the north entrance of West Seattle High School to help make “care packages” for students to use during. winter break. Our calendar listing includes info on what they need. 3-5 pm (3000 California SW)

DEMONSTRATION FOR BLACK LIVES: New start time for the longstanding weekly sign-waving demonstration at 16th/Holden. 5-6 pm. Signs available if you don’t have your own.

HOPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: Holiday art market at West Seattle Brewing (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW), 6-9 pm. Rescheduled for December 13th because of the weather

SCRABBLE NIGHT: 6-10 pm, you can play Scrabble at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW).

OPEN MIC: 7 pm at Otter on the Rocks (4210 SW Admiral Way).

TRIVIA X 3: Three of the venues where you can play Tuesday nights – 7 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 7:30 and 8:30 pm at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska).

BELLE OF THE BALLS BINGO: Play bingo with Cookie Couture at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm. Free, all ages!

You can always see more, and preview future events, via our event calendar – if you have something to add, please email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: Holiday weekend’s grand finale

(SDOT ‘live’ camera image from California/Alaska)

Another two-part list for the conclusion of the four-day holiday weekend – first, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

NATIVE ART MARKET: Last day of the Native Art Market at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW). 10 am-5 pm today. (Here’s our Friday report.)

TOYS FOR TOTS: You can drop off unwrapped new toys at the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s booth on the west side of the Farmers’ Market, 10 am-2 pm.

SALES WRAP UP: Last day of sales at WSB sponsors Thunder Road Guitars and The Bass Shop (6400 California SW), Emerald Water Anglers (4502 42nd SW), and Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska). Details (and TRG’s fun video) are in our preview.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Today at 3 pm, it’s the first matinée for “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: The lights-and-music show on 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota is back! 6:30-10 pm tonight

Next, from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:

CHURCHES WITH ONLINE SERVICES: We’re continuing to list these – see today’s list here.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market offers fall produce as well as flowers, cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages, more. Here’s today’s vendor list. California SW between Oregon and Alaska.

FREE WRITE-IN: Bring your creative-writing project to the upstairs space at West Seattle Coworking (4452 California SW) 2-4 pm for dedicated time to focus on it, plus social support, as explained in our calendar listing.

SOLD-OUT SHOW AT EASY STREET: Pre-orders were the ticket to The Head and the Heart‘s 5 pm show at Easy Street Records (4559 California SW), which says they’re maxed out. So just FYI, if you see a crowd there tonight, this is why.

NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church serves a free meal (take-away available) at 5 pm Sundays at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

COMMUNITY SOUND BATH: 7 pm at Jet City Labs (4546 California SW, upstairs) – details and ticket link in our calendar listing.

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 9 pm to 1:30 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Have an event to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: Your options for day 3 of the holiday weekend

This preview of what’s up today/tonight is again split into two lists – first one, events from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

CRAFT FAIR: 8 am-2 pm, local artists and crafters are at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor) selling their creations.

NATIVE ART MARKET: The Native Art Market at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW) offers a multitude of chances to support Indigenous artists/crafters while buying unique gifts.

(WSB photo: Art by Tom Goodwin)

10 am-5 pm today and tomorrow. (Here’s our Friday report.)

YOUNGSTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET: 10 am-2 pm:

Youngstown Coffee is hosting a Holiday Market on Small Business Saturday (located in our community space next to our coffee shop) Come shop local BIPOC and LGBTQ creators and makers and find adorable specially made gifts. Additionally, a percentage of proceeds from Youngstown Coffee’s holiday drinks that day will be donated to Diversity Alliance of Puget Sound, which supports transgender and non-binary folks through advocacy and connection.

(6032 California SW)

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: You’ve heard us say it many times – EVERY day should be Shop Small Business Day. But today’s the day in the holiday-shopping season that gets the extra promotional boost, so go show your favorite indie West Seattle businesses some extra love. The ones having sales that continue today include four WSB sponsors – Thunder Road Guitars and The Bass Shop (6400 California SW), Emerald Water Anglers (4502 42nd SW), and Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska). Details (and TRG’s fun video) are in our preview. We’ve also heard from Brocante Beach House (2622 Alki SW), with special plans for today. (added) From My Three Little Birds: “We are having a big sale today for Small Biz Saturday to show our appreciation to the customers that supported us through the pandemic. There is also a gift with purchase while supplies last.”

CHRISTMAS SHIP: Tonight brings the second and third/final West Seattle stops for the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship

Tonight’s stops are Salty’s on Alki (1936 Harbor SW; WSB sponsor) at 5:35 pm, Alki Beach Park (60th/Alki) at 8:35 pm. The Dickens Carolers sing from the ship, you watch from shore! (Here’s our Friday report.)

WEST SEATTLE YULETIDE: The lights-and-music show on 38th SW between Genesee and Dakota is back! 6:30-10 pm tonight.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, it’s the second night for “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

CHRISTMAS TREES: All West Seattle tree options are now up and running. Our Holiday Guide has the list.

From here, it’s the non-holiday-related happenings, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in-person gathering in West Seattle, free but registration required; details in our calendar listing.

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: 3-5 pm at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), indoors and outdoors, local activists are writing postcards to Georgia voters supporting the Democratic incumbent in the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff.

COMMUNITY CLEANUP BY THE BRIDGE: 11 am-1 pm, meet at the west end of the Park ‘n’ Ride under the bridge – details in our calendar listing,

FAMILY READING TIME: 11 am at Paper Boat Booksellers (6940 California SW), with author Kerri Kokias.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)

WINE TIME: The tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle – is open 1-6 pm. (5910 California SW)

WEST END GIRLS: The monthly drag extravaganza at The Skylark, doors at 7 pm, online tickets $13, at the door $15. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGHTER: 9 pm, comedy at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Something to add? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Christmas Ship, shopping, theater, more for your West Seattle Friday!

(Thanksgiving Eve photo from Lincoln Park by Susan Romanenghi)

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

NATIVE ART MARKET: It’s a tradition for the last Friday-Saturday-Sunday of November – the Native Art Market at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse (4705 W. Marginal Way SW) is a great place to start your gift shopping and support Indigenous artists/crafters. On until 5 pm today and 10 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday.

BLACK FRIDAY LOCAL SHOPPING: As previewed here, today’s sales include West Seattle independent businesses and WSB sponsors Thunder Road Guitars and The Bass Shop (6400 California SW), Lauren’s Jewelry (Westwood Village), Emerald Water Anglers (4502 42nd SW), and Mountain to Sound Outfitters (3602 SW Alaska).

WATCH THE WORLD CUP: We’ve listed seven West Seattle spots where you can watch the 11 am USA-England match.

CHRISTMAS SHIP: The first of three West Seattle stops for the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship is at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1200 block of Harbor Avenue SW), 5:35 pm. Carolers sing from the ship, you watch from the shore!

ST. NICHOLAS FAIRE ONLINE AUCTION: Bid for a variety of holiday-gift items (or maybe something you can use!), support the West Seattle Food Bank. It’s all happening online 6-9 pm tonight – as explained here.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, it’s opening night for “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

HOLY ROSARY TREE LOT: First day of the season at the Holy Rosary School Christmas tree lot, where part of the proceeds benefit local nonprofits. Open until 9 tonight – days and hours are here. (Off 42nd SW north of Genesee)

Have something to add to our calendar and/or Holiday Guide? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE WEDNESDAY: 7 options

(Looking across Elliott Bay – Tuesday photo by David Gunwaldsen)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide, here’s our list for the rest of today:

TURKEY DISTRIBUTION: If you are in need, the West Seattle Food Bank‘s last pre-holiday distribution is until 2 pm today. (35th/Morgan)

LIVE AT LOCOL: Locöl (7902 35th SW) spotlights live music 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays, no cover, 21+, rotating artists. (And check out what’s new!)

JAZZ AT OTTER ON THE ROCKS: 6:30 pm, it’s jazz-duet night at Otter on the Rocks (4210 SW Admiral Way).

MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.

TRIVIA x 5: At 7 pm, you can play trivia at the West Seattle Brewing Mothership (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW); Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm; there’s 7:30 and 8:30 pm trivia at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska); trivia starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW); at 8:30 pm, trivia is back at Talarico’s (4718 California SW) with Phil T.

ARTSWEST HOLIDAY SHOW: Tonight at 7:30 pm, you can catch the preview performance of “Q Brothers Christmas Carol” at ArtsWest (4711 California SW; WSB sponsor) – ticket info is in our calendar listing.

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Have an event – one-time or recurring – to add to West Seattle’s only comprehensive event calendar? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE TUESDAY: 10 opportunities

(Latest “live” photo from SDOT traffic camera at California/Alaska)

From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide, here’s our list for the rest of today:

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: A local way to take national action – participating in the 10:30 am drop-in weekly gathering at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). They’re focusing now on the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff.

ANNIVERSARY SALE: Get your winter gear at Mountain to Sound Outfitters (WSB sponsor; 3602 SW Alaska), which continues its 13th-anniversary sale today. Store’s open 11 am-7 pm today.

COVID VACCINATIONS: Pop-up clinic at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), noon-5 pm.

CHESS CLUB: Play chess at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), 1:30 pm. Beginners welcome!

DONATION DROPOFF TO HELP STUDENTS: Today’s the first of three Tuesdays on which volunteers are collecting donations outside the north entrance of West Seattle High School to help make “care packages” for students to use during. winter break. Our calendar listing includes info on what they need. 3-5 pm (3000 California SW)

FREE EARLY THANKSGIVING DINNER: TheHomeSkillit is planning to serve a free meal 4-7 pm at Delridge P-Patch (5071 Delridge Way SW), Donations accepted if you want to help cover their costs.

DEMONSTRATION FOR BLACK LIVES: New start time for the longstanding weekly sign-waving demonstration at 16th/Holden. 5-6 pm. Signs available if you don’t have your own.

SCRABBLE NIGHT: 6-10 pm, you can play Scrabble at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW).

TRIVIA X 3: Three of the venues where you can play Tuesday nights – 7 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 7:30 and 8:30 pm at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska).

BELLE OF THE BALLS BINGO: Play bingo with Cookie Couture at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm. Free, all ages!

You can always see more, and preview future events, via our event calendar – if you have something to add, please email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Here’s what’s happening on your West Seattle Monday

(Recent late-afternoon scene at Lincoln Park – photo by Shelley B.)

From the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and year-round Event Calendar, here’s the lineup for today/tonight:

THANKSGIVING ORDER DEADLINES: More deadlines today if you’re planning on assistance with your holiday dinner/desserts – see the list atop the Holiday Guide.

TURKEY DISTRIBUTION: For those who need a turkey but missed getting one at the Saturday events, the West Seattle Food Bank (35th/Morgan) continues turkey distribution noon-7 pm today.

SANISLO ELEMENTARY DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER: Dine/drink at Puerto Vallarta in The Junction (4727 California SW) today/tonight, and Sanislo Elementary gets part of the proceeds. Special kids’ activities now until noon!

FREE COMMUNITY YOGA CLASSES: Every Monday night in November, 5 pm and 6:15 pm at High Point Community Center (6920 34th SW) with Ms. Maria “for all ages, shapes, and sizes.” Bring your own mat or borrow one at HPCC.

CRAFTING AND CREATIVITY NIGHT: 6-10 pm at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW), explained in our calendar listing.

COMEDY AT OTTER ON THE ROCKS: Tonight’s headliner is Susan Jones. Check to see if tickets are still left! (4210 SW Admiral Way)

MEDITATION: Free weekly Zen sitting/meditation event at the chapel at Fauntleroy UCC (9140 California SW), 7 pm-8:30 pm.

PLAY TRIVIA! Three scheduled options tonight for trivia players – 7 pm at Best of Hands (35th/Webster), 7 pm at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7:30 pm at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Have a West Seattle/White Center event to list on our calendar or Holiday Guide? Please send info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Santa pics with pets, OLG Holiday Gift Fair, Alki UCC donation drive, more possibilities for your West Seattle Sunday

(Saturday morning photo by James Bratsanos)

Welcome to Sunday! We start with events from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR: 9:30 am-1:30 pm, “come to shop, eat, and make a wreath … Shop for ethically sourced gifts and food, including chocolates, Advent calendars, nativities, jewelry, holiday décor, scarves, and cozy socks.” The gift fair also includes lunch options and a bake sale. (7000 35th SW)

TOYS FOR TOTS: You can drop off unwrapped new toys at the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s booth on the west side of the Farmers’ Market, 10 am-2 pm.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The White Center Library Guild‘s annual Holiday Bazaar & Book Sale concludes today at the library (1409 SW 107th), 11 am-3 pm.

PET PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Bring your pet(s) for pics with Santa, taken by a pro photographer, 2-6 pm at Dough Joy Donuts (4310 SW Oregon).

ORDERING DEADLINES: If you’re getting help with your Thanksgiving dinner, note that today’s the deadline for several ordering options – see them listed beneath the first photo in our Holiday Guide.

And now, from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:

CHURCHES WITH ONLINE SERVICES: We’re continuing to list these – see today’s list here.

LACROSSE FOR GIRLS: Casual “fall ball” drop-in event at AT Milo Park (30th/Thistle), 9:30 am-11 am, as explained in our calendar listing.

DONATION DRIVE: In addition to what’s in our calendar listing for today’s 11 am-3 pm donation drive at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds), the church says this is the current priority:

Please help our unsheltered neighbors meet the many challenges of living outdoors as the season turns cold and wet. Donations of clean and usable sleeping bags, blankets, tarps and tents are in great need, as well as warm outdoor clothing for men and women. Non-perishable food and hygiene items are always welcome.

LAST DAY FOR BOOK FUNDRAISER: Today’s the last day you can shop at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW) and have part of your purchase benefit Louisa Boren STEM K-8. Shop hours today are 11 am-5 pm.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Get ready for Thanksgiving! 10 am-2 pm, the market offers fall produce as well as flowers, cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages, more. Here’s today’s vendor list. California SW between Oregon and Alaska.

CLASSIC NOVELS (AND MOVIES) CLUB: 3 pm monthly gathering at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor), this month discussing “The Discomfort of Evening” by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld. More info in our calendar listing.

LIVE AT EASY STREET: Seattle punk veterans AAIIEE are live in-store at Easy Street Records (4559 California SW), 5 pm. Free, all ages.

NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church serves a free meal (take-away available) at 5 pm Sundays at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 9 pm to 1:30 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Have an event to add to our calendar? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Turkey giveaways, holiday bazaars, more for your West Seattle Saturday

(WSB photo: Holiday wreaths are up in The Junction)

With Thanksgiving approaching, this is the first weekend of the holiday season, so we’re starting this preview of today/tonight with events from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:

TURKEY GIVEAWAY AT EASTRIDGE CHURCH: 9 am-noon, the church at 39th/Oregon is giving away hundreds of turkeys and bags of groceries. This year it’s back to walk-up distribution; the line usually forms along 39th.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: 9 am-4 pm at Alki Masonic Center (4736 40th SW).

TURKEY GIVEAWAY AT SOUTH SEATTLE COLLEGE: 10 am-1 pm, the West Seattle Food Bank is distributing 500 turkeys and boxes of groceries to people who drive up/ride up in the north lot of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor).

CRAFT BAZAAR: 10 am-3 pm, shop local at the Arrowhead Gardens Holiday Craft Bazaar (9200 2nd SW).

CHRISTMAS MARKET: One more option for shopping local today – gifts and treats at the Christmas Market at Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill), 11 am-4 pm.

ORDERING DEADLINE: Today is the ordering deadline for holiday meals/sides from Dream Dinners-West Seattle (WSB sponsor) – info is right under the first photo atop our Holiday Guide.

CHRISTMAS TREES: If you want an early tree, the first ones have arrived in West Seattle. Our Holiday Guide has that running list too.

From here, it’s the non-holiday-related happenings, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

COVID BOOSTER-SHOT CLINIC: Madison Middle School (3429 45th SW) is hosting a clinic that’s open to the public, with Pfizer bivalent boosters available to people ages 5 and up – more info in our calendar listing.

MEMBERSHIP MEETING: The Southwest Seattle Historical Society‘s annual meeting – non-members welcome too! – starts at 10 am at the Log House Museum (61st/Stevens). Preregister here.

MORNING MUSIC AT C & P: 10:30 am-noon, Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in-person gathering in West Seattle, free but registration required; details in our calendar listing.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)

WINE TIME: The tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle (get what you need for Thanksgiving!) – is open 1-6 pm. (5910 California SW)

RANGER & THE RE-ARRANGERS: “Gypsy jazz” at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW), 7 pm.

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: “A rockin’ night” with Drastic Down, Seed, Foul Blooded, doors at 7 pm, music at 8 pm. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

THEATER: Last chance to see Blue Hour‘s ‘boom’ at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm.

Something to add? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Cats, coffee, donuts, theater, music, more for your West Seattle Friday

(Another late look at autumn leaves – Lincoln Park photo by Gary Pro)

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

ENJOY A BEVERAGE, HELP STUDENTS: All day at Hotwire Coffee (4410 California SW) – open until 5 pm – a percentage of proceeds will go to the Genesee Hill Elementary PTA. (Mention that’s why you’re there!)

DROP-IN OPEN PLAY: Now through 11:30 am, weekly drop-in open play for little ones at Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd).

HOLIDAY BAZAAR: The White Center Library Guild‘s annual Holiday Bazaar & Book Sale starts today at the library (1409 SW 107th), 11 am-4 pm.

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Tasting room, wine bar, and retail store are open again on Fridays and Saturdays, 1-6 pm on north end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus, as previewed here.

ADOPTABLE CATS/KITTENS: Go to Pet Elements (6511 California SW) and see who’s looking for a forever home this week.

BUY DONUTS, HELP A SCHOOL: 3:30 pm-4:30 pm, the Madison Middle School PTSA is selling Krispy Kreme donuts, $15/dozen, outside the school as a fundraiser. (3429 45th SW)

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: Moroccan Dog, The Brudi Brothers, Justin Harden play tonight, doors at 7, music at 8. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

‘THE CURIOUS MRS. SAVAGE’: Last chance to see the West Seattle High School production, 7:30 pm in the school theater (3000 California SW). Our calendar listing has the synopsis and ticket link (note that this production offers a streaming option too).

THEATER: Blue Hour‘s ‘boom’ continues at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm.

Have something to add to our calendar? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Community meetings about crime, Alki Point Healthy Street, Terminal 5, more for your West Seattle Thursday

(Photo by David Hutchinson – seal pup recently protected by Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network)

Here’s what’s up in the hours ahead, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

LIVE AT EASY STREET: The Mysterines perform in-store at 6 pm. Free, all ages. (4559 California SW)

WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm online, with guests from the Northwest Seaport Alliance to talk about Terminal 5. Awaiting connection information – will add here when we get it. ADDED: Here it is:

Meeting ID: 896 6616 4412
Passcode: WSTC

On the web us02web.zoom.us/j/89666164412?pwd=dFA4c0orMTg0YkdiL01OK1EvRXEzdz09

BOARD GAME NIGHT: Go play at Meeples Games (3727 California SW), starting at 6:30 pm.

COMMUNITY MEETING WITH POLICE: 7 pm in-person meeting at the Southwest Precinct (Delridge/Webster). Bring your questions and concerns. Speakers will include local police leadership and City Attorney Ann Davison. (Update: This meeting also can be accessed remotely – via Microsoft Teams here.)

ALKI COMMUNITY COUNCIL: 7 pm in-person at Alki UCC (6115 SW Hinds) or online. The agenda, which is in our calendar listing along with connection information, includes an SDOT guest to discuss the Alki Point Healthy Street design proposal (here’s our coverage of last week’s “open house”).

NEW OPEN MIC: All are invited to a new 7 pm open-mic event at West Seattle Church of the Nazarene (4201 SW Juneau).

‘THE CURIOUS MRS. SAVAGE’: Another chance to see the West Seattle High School production, 7:30 pm in the school theater (3000 California SW). Our calendar listing has the synopsis and ticket link (note that this production offers a streaming option too).

Have something to add to our calendar? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE WEDNESDAY: Art, theater, donuts, and more

(Photo by Kevin Stock, who “caught this heron sipping a drink of water from our neighbor’s bird bath on this cold November morning”)

Here’s what’s up in the hours ahead, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

DONUT FUNDRAISER: Last day to order Krispy Kreme donuts to pick up Friday at Madison Middle School (3429 45th SW), whose PTSA is selling them as a fundraiser.

DONATION DRIVE BEGINS: Our Holiday Guide includes a growing list of holiday-season donation drives, many at local businesses, and one starts today – West Seattle Runner (2743 California SW; WSB sponsor) is collecting gifts for kids/teens served by Treehousesee the wish list here.

ARTIST RECEPTION: Celebrate the artists of “Shapes of Our Community 6-8 pm tonight at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW).

LIVE AT LOCOL: Locöl Barley & Vine (7902 35th SW) spotlights live music 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays, no cover, 21+, rotating artists.

MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.

TRIVIA x 4: At 7 pm, you can play trivia at the West Seattle Brewing Mothership (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW); Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm; trivia starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW); at 8:30 pm, trivia is back at Talarico’s (4718 California SW) with Phil T.

‘THE CURIOUS MRS. SAVAGE’: Another chance to see the West Seattle High School production, 7:30 pm in the school theater (3000 California SW). Our calendar listing has the synopsis and ticket link (note that this production offers a streaming option too).

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

Have an event – one-time or recurring – to add to West Seattle’s only comprehensive event calendar? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Alki Point Healthy Street online open house, Admiral Neighborhood Association, ‘1946’ screening/discussion, more for your West Seattle Tuesday

(WSB photo: Waning fall colors in Morgan Junction)

Here’s what’s up in the hours ahead, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:

DONUT FUNDRAISER: Second-to-last day to order Krispy Kreme donuts to pick up Friday at Madison Middle School (3429 45th SW), whose PTSA is selling them as a fundraiser.

BOOK FUNDRAISER: First day for Louisa Boren STEM K-8 fundraiser at Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW), explained in our calendar listing.

POSTCARDS TO VOTERS: A local way to take national action – participating in the 10:30 am drop-in weekly gathering at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). They’re focusing now on the Georgia U.S. Senate runoff.

ALKI POINT HEALTHY STREET ONLINE OPEN HOUSE: Now that the early design concepts are public (here’s our coverage from last week), SDOT is having one more “open house” for your questions and comments, noon-1 pm today, online. Drop in any time. Link is now on the project webpage.

CHESS CLUB: Play chess at the Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon), 1:30 pm. Beginners welcome!

DEMONSTRATION FOR BLACK LIVES: Longstanding weekly 4:30-6 pm sign-waving demonstration continues at 16th/Holden. Signs available if you don’t have your own.

CITY BUDGET HEARING: As reported Monday, the second-to-final version of the city budget is out and councilmembers are having one last major public hearing, 5 pm. Sign up starting at 3:30 if you’re interested in speaking online (you can also go downtown to City Hall, 600 4th Ave.). The agenda explains how.

SCRABBLE NIGHT: 6-10 pm, you can play Scrabble at The Missing Piece (9456 35th SW).

HOPE LUTHERAN SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Open house at 6:30 pm for families interested in all grades, preschool through 8th. Tour the campus, meet teachers, find out about programs. More info in our calendar listing, (42nd/Oregon)

ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: ANA meets in-person tonight at Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill), with topics including street safety, crime, and a look ahead to next year, as previewed here.

‘1946’ FILM SCREENING/DISCUSSION: 7 pm at Admiral Church (4320 SW Hill), see and talk about a new film (trailer) that asks the question, “What if the word ‘homosexual’ was never meant to be in the Bible?”

OPEN MIC: 7 pm at Otter on the Rocks (4210 SW Admiral Way), hosted by Midnight Marauders.

STAR WARS MINIATURES NIGHT: Meeples Games (3727 California SW) hosts this weekly 7 pm event.

TRIVIA X 3: Three of the venues where you can play Tuesday nights – 7 pm at Ounces (3809 Delridge Way SW), 7 pm at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW), 7:30 and 8:30 pm at The Lodge (4209 SW Alaska).

BELLE OF THE BALLS BINGO: Play bingo with Cookie Couture at The Skylark (3803 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm. Free, all ages!

You can always see more, and preview future events, via our event calendar – if you have something to add, please email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SUNDAY: 15 notes!

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(Photo by Chris Frankovich)

Here’s what is happening today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TRAFFIC ALERT: SDOT is scheduled to continue placing community-designed salmon art on 31st SW and SW Graham in High Point today.

WATCHING THE SEAHAWKS: At least four West Seattle venues (listed here) are opening mega-early for people to come watch the Seahawks‘ 6:30 am game in Germany.

CHURCHES WITH ONLINE SERVICES: We’re continuing to list these – see today’s list here.

COVID BOOSTER CLINIC: 9 am-1 pm at Denny International Middle School (2601 SW Kenyon), Pfizer bivalent boosters available for people 5 and up, school affiliation not required.

WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, the market offers fall produce as well as flowers, cheese, fish, meat, baked goods, condiments, fresh-cooked food, beverages, more. Here’s today’s vendor list. California SW between Oregon and Alaska.

TOYS FOR TOTS: You can drop off unwrapped new toys at the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s booth on the west side of the Farmers’ Market.

PEACE LUTHERAN HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Second and final day of the craft fair/bake sale at Peace Lutheran Church (39th/Thistle), 12 pm-2 pm.

CLASSICAL CONCERT: The Ladies’ Musical Club returns to West Seattle (Admiral) Library for a free classical-music concert at 3 pm, featuring woodwind duets – see the program in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)

THE WEST SEATTLE OPRY: 3-5 pm, folk, country, and old-time music at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

ONE-WOMAN SHOW: Tia Naché‘s one-woman show “That Talk You Do concludes its run, 3 pm, at Acts on Stage in White Center. (10806 12th SW)

NEED FOOD? White Center Community Dinner Church serves a free meal (take-away available) at 5 pm Sundays at the Salvation Army Center in South Delridge (9050 16th SW).

FRIENDSGIVING: Celebrate – and raise money for – nonprofit Mode Music and Performing Arts, 6-9 pm with dinner and silent auction at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW).

COMMUNITY SOUND BATH: Sound healing with Maari Falsetto, 7 pm at Jet City Labs (4546 1/2 California SW), $35 advance/$40 door.

SUNDAY NIGHT JAZZ: Triangular Jazztet at The Alley (4509 California SW), 8 pm and 9 pm sets.

SUNDAY NIGHT KARAOKE: 9 pm to 1:30 am at Admiral Pub (2306 California SW).

Have an event to add to our calendar? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

WEST SEATTLE SATURDAY: 17 notes!

(Seen at Lincoln Park – photo by Darlene Allen)

Welcome to Saturday! Here are highlights for today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

TRAFFIC ALERT: SDOT crews are scheduled to work starting early this morning on the salmon street murals planned for parts of 31st SW and SW Graham in High Point – here’s the explanatory notice.

COVID BOOSTERS: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 (5950 Delridge Way SW) is hosting a clinic that’s open to the public, with Pfizer bivalent boosters available to people ages 5 and up – more info in our calendar listing.

PEACE LUTHERAN HOLIDAY BAZAAR: Another holiday tradition returns from its pandemic hiatus. 10 am-2 pm, shop the bazaar at Peace Lutheran Church (39th/Thistle), with free kids’ crafts 10 am-1 pm and hot lunch available for purchase 11 am-1 pm. Bake sale too, benefiting West Seattle Food Bank.

GRAND OPENING: Bali’s Himalayan Chai and Salt Snacks Counter is celebrating its grand opening inside Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant (4727 California SW), 10 am-2 pm.

MORNING MUSIC AT C & P: 10:30 am-noon, Marco de Carvalho and Friends perform at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

FREE WRITING GROUP: 10:30 am in-person gathering in West Seattle, free but registration required; details in our calendar listing.

PRE-HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES: 11 am-5 pm, five West Seattle Junction shops invite you to their “First Look” at this year’s holiday season: Fleurt (newly decorated window above), Capers, FJ’s Consignment, Wild Roses, Virago Gallery.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors noon-3 pm, as noted here. (2234 SW Orchard)

WINE TIME: The tasting room at Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or bottle – is open 1-6 pm. (5910 California SW)

BEER CHURCH TURKEY BOWL: 4-7 pm at West Seattle Bowl (4-7 pm), bring food and/or money for the West Seattle Food Bank, cheer for bowlers, drink a brand-new beer, as previewed here.

ONE-WOMAN SHOW: Tia Naché‘s debut one-woman show “That Talk You Do has the second-to-final performance tonight, 7 pm, at Acts on Stage in White Center. (10806 12th SW)

EVENING MUSIC AT C & P: 7 pm, West Seattle’s own Brews Brothers perform at C & P Coffee (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor)

MARC SMASON & THE CHICAGO 7: Hot jazz at Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW), 7 pm.

LIVE AT THE SKYLARK: Teenage Toad, Golden Noldies, Evictions, 7 pm. $10. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

‘THE CURIOUS MRS. SAVAGE’: Third night for the West Seattle High School production, 7:30 pm in the school theater (3000 California SW). Our calendar listing has the synopsis and ticket link (note that this production offers a streaming option too).

THEATER: Second weekend for <strong>Blue Hour‘s ‘boom’ at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm.

COMEDY AT ADMIRAL PUB: Saturday night laughter, 9 pm, $10. (2306 California SW)

Something to add? westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Silent Disco, Alien Open Mic, burlesque, theater, more for your West Seattle Friday

(Camp Long – photo by Rosalie Miller)

Here’s what’s happening for the rest of today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

BLOCK DROP: DIY cleanup equipment – and dropoff spot for what you pick up and bag – available until 5 pm at the Admiral Way entrance to Schmitz Park.

DROP-IN OPEN PLAY: Now through 11:30 am, weekly drop-in open play for little ones at Arbor Heights Community Church (4113 SW 102nd).

NORTHWEST WINE ACADEMY: Tasting room, wine bar, and retail store are open again on Fridays and Saturdays, 1-6 pm on north end of South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus, as previewed here.

ADOPTABLE CATS/KITTENS: Go to Pet Elements (6511 California SW) and see who’s looking for a forever home this week.

SILENT DISCO: Dance to music only you can hear! 5:30 pm-8 pm at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza (61st/Alki).

ALIEN OPEN MIC: As previewed here, you – and all beings – are invited to Freshy’s (2735 California SW) for the first-ever Alien Open Mic. Host Krystal Kelley says it’ll be streamed here, too.

MUSIC AT C & P: 7-9 pm, Songwriters’ Showcase at C & P Coffee Company (5612 California SW), free, all ages.

ONE-WOMAN SHOW: Tia Naché‘s one-woman show “That Talk You Do opens tonight, 7 pm, at Acts on Stage in White Center. (10806 12th SW)

‘THE CURIOUS MRS. SAVAGE’: Second night for the West Seattle High School production, 7:30 pm in the school theater (3000 California SW). Our calendar listing has the synopsis and ticket link (note that this production offers a streaming option too).

THEATER: Blue Hour‘s ‘boom’ continues at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (4408 Delridge Way SW), 8 pm.

ADMIRAL PUB ANNIVERSARY PARTY: Starting at 9 pm, join the owners of Admiral Pub (2306 California SW) celebrating their 3rd anniversary with an ’80s party!

CABARET/BURLESQUE: 9 pm at 2 Fingers Social (9211 Delridge Way SW) – details in our calendar listing. 21+.

Something for our calendar (or a last-minute addition for our Halloween Guide)? Please email westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

West Seattle Art Walk with music, HPIC town hall, Thriftway Taste, theater at WSHS, more for your Thursday

Tonight’s marquee event – this month’s West Seattle Art Walk! Here’s the list/map:

Artists and venues are spotlighted in this month’s preview – which features food and drink specials as well as art-hosting venues. Highlights include three Art of Music performancesSarah Brunner at West Seattle Grounds in North Admiral (2141 California SW), Kristen Marlo at John L. Scott Real Estate in The Junction (4445 California SW), and Joshua Dennis at Beveridge Place Pub in Morgan Junction (6413 California SW). The Art Walk starts at 5 pm; the musical performances run concurrently, 6 pm-7:45 pm, at all three venues.

Another highlight, as featured here Wednesday – the grand opening of West Seattle Realty‘s new office, featuring a reception for West Seattle muralist Desmond Hansen and a chance to see his new mural inside the WSR space, as well as some of his other work.

Now, here’s what else is happening today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

WREATH ORDER DEADLINE: Last day to order a wreath in The Bridge School‘s fundraiser.

HAVE PIZZA, HELP A SCHOOL: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 benefits from a dine-out fundraiser 10:30 am-11 pm at MOD Pizza in Westwood Village (2800 SW Barton).

WEST SEATTLE THRIFTWAY HOLIDAY TASTE: With two weeks to go until Thanksgiving, you can visit West Seattle Thriftway (California/Fauntleroy; WSB sponsor) 4 pm-7 pm tonight for the return of its annual sampling event.

WORDS, WRITERS, & SOUTHWEST STORIES: 6 pm online, the Southwest Seattle Historical Society presents longtime broadcaster Ross Reynolds, talking about “How Audio Technology Changed the World.” Our preview includes the registration link you can use to sign up for attendance info.

BOARD GAME NIGHT: Go play at Meeples Games (3727 California SW), starting at 6:30 pm.

HPIC TOWN HALL/REBUILD UPDATE: 7 pm, find out the latest on Highland Park Improvement Club‘s post-fire rebuilding plans during an online Town Hall. Connecting/call-in info is on the HPIC website.

BINGO AT ADMIRAL PUB: “Sassiest bingo party in town,” starting at 7 pm. (2306 California SW)

‘THE CURIOUS MRS. SAVAGE’: Opening night for the West Seattle High School production, 7:30 pm in the school theater (3000 California SW). Our calendar listing has the synopsis and ticket link (note that this production offers a streaming option too).

Have something to add to our calendar? Email info to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thank you!

Alki Point ‘Healthy Street’ open house and more for your West Seattle Wednesday

(Photo by David Hutchinson, as The Olympics peeked out briefly Tuesday)

Here’s our list of what’s up for the rest of today/tonight, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:

DINE OUT FOR HOPE: 4 pm-10 pm, get food from/at Pegasus Pizza (2768 Alki SW) and tell them you’re supporting the Hope Lutheran 7th/8th-grade trip fuhdraiser – a percentage of proceeds will be donated.

34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: 6 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California SW), this month’s meeting of our area’s largest political organization will include the annual awards and a tribute to outgoing longtime 34th District State Rep. Eileen Cody.

ALKI POINT ‘HEALTHY STREET’ OPEN HOUSE: 6:30-7:45 pm at Alki Bathhouse (60th/Alki), drop in to see and comment on design proposals for the no-through-traffic street around Alki Point.

JAZZ AT OTTER ON THE ROCKS: Piano/bass duet tonight, starting at 6:30 pm. (4210 SW Admiral Way)

LIVE AT LOCOL: Locöl Barley & Vine (7902 35th SW) spotlights live music 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesdays, no cover, 21+, rotating artists.

MUSIC BINGO: Play weekly at The Good Society (California/Lander), 7 pm.

TRIVIA x 4: At 7 pm, you can play trivia at the West Seattle Brewing Mothership (4415 Fauntleroy Way SW); Larry’s Tavern (3405 California SW) hosts Wednesday-night trivia starting at 7:30 pm; trivia starts at 8 pm at Beveridge Place Pub (6413 California SW); at 8:30 pm, trivia is back at Talarico’s (4718 California SW) with Phil T.

SKYLARK OPEN MIC: 7:30 pm signups @ West Seattle’s longest-running open mic – no cover to watch. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

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