West Seattle, Washington
Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar, all happening tonight:
THURSDAY TRIVIA: 7 pm and 8 pm, two rounds at Great American Diner and Bar. Free! Prizes! (4752 California SW)
‘CLUE,’ NIGHT TWO: Your second of three chances to see this year’s West Seattle High School student-directed production, “Clue.” The dark and stormy night begins at 7:30 pm in the WSHS theater. Support student drama with your $10 admission at the door. (3000 California SW)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: Onstage tonight, it’s GEMS with special guests Alex Westcoat and Jeremy Grant Buller, 9 pm: “Double drums/double synth Livetronica quartet and guest will take you to outer space!” 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
SEE INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar, which also has more of what’s up for today and tonight.
Busy morning so our highlight list is a bit late, but it’s all happening tonight:
FREE GROUP RUN: Celebrate one more night of good weather by running with West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor). Meet at the shop at 6:15 pm. No charge. (2743 California SW)
KIWANIS OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle:
Members of the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle invite you to our OPEN HOUSE. It promises to be an evening of camaraderie, refreshments, and information about the role of Kiwanis in our community. Please join us to learn how you can help local children through an established international organization. Program starts at 6:30 and ends by 7:30 PM.
(4217 SW Oregon)
YOUNGSTOWN TALKS LIGHT RAIL: Residents of North Delridge’s Youngstown neighborhood organized a community-specific briefing with Sound Transit, 7 pm at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center. (4408 Delridge Way SW)
MORGAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION: 7 pm quarterly meeting at The Kenney (WSB sponsor) – agenda information is in our calendar listing. All welcome. (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor)!
We’re hosting exciting young writers E. J. Koh and Juan Carlos Reyes, who will muse on “Past and Future Selves”: the intangible apparitions that haunt our everyday lives. Our Favorite Poem will be provided by local physical therapist Fawn Coussens, whose business is located in the Junction next to Than Brothers Pho.
Free, all welcome. (5612 California SW)
OPEN MIC: Sign up at 7, perform at 7:30 at Great American Diner and Bar. Alan Sobel hosts. Free. (4752 California SW)
‘CLUE’ AT WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL: As previewed here Tuesday, tonight’s your first of three chances to see the student-directed production at WSHS, 7:30 pm curtain, $10 admission at the door. (3000 California SW)
PARLIAMENT TAVERN TUNES: Tonight at 9 pm, Grateful Dead Jam! “Core quartet with guests and surprises! Come early to sign up.” No cover. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
THERE’S MORE … see it all on our complete calendar.
(Glaucous-Winged Gull photographed by Robin Sinner at Emma Schmitz Park, with The Brothers as a backdrop)
Highlights of what’s happening for the rest of your Tuesday:
BABY STORY TIME AT 2 LIBRARIES: Two chances, on both ends of West Seattle, to enjoy story time with your up-to-1-year-old this morning. Both at 10:30 am – at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW) and at West Seattle aka Admiral Library (2306 42nd SW).
DINE OUT TO BENEFIT STUDENTS: 4 pm-10 pm at Mioposto Admiral, it’s a dine-out benefit for Lafayette Elementary – part of the proceeds will be donated. (2139 California SW)
JOIN THE WEST SEATTLE COMMUNITY ORCHESTRAS! Practices start tonight – varying times and skill levels – here’s our preview.
HOPE PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm, Hope Lutheran School invites you to learn about its preschool program. (4456 42nd SW)
WEST SEATTLE CRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL: 7 pm at the Southwest Precinct, it’s your chance to talk with local police about neighborhood crime/concerns. Also, city attorney precinct liaison Joe Everett talks about Extreme Risk Protection Orders. (2300 SW Webster)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … via our complete calendar!
From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
BLUE ANGELS JET VISITING: As noted here on Sunday, this afternoon the #7 Blue Angels jet is scheduled to land at nearby Boeing Field for the midwinter planning visit.
WEST SEATTLE PRESCHOOL FAIR: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, talk with reps from multiple local preschools! Free, and the whole family’s welcome, but they’d appreciate if you pre-registered here. (3050 California SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Two at 6:45 pm at local libraries tonight – at Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), this month’s book is “The Last Brother” by Nathacha Appanah; at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), this month’s book is “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” by Lindy West.
MONDAY QUIZ: 7:30 pm, all-ages quiz, with prizes, at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
SEE WHAT ELSE IS UP … by browsing our complete calendar!
(Common Goldeneye, photographed at Jack Block Park by Mark Wangerin)
Enjoy a sunny Sunday before we truly see what transportation challenges Monday brings. From the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
SURVIVE #REALIGN99 RIDE, THE SEQUEL: Want to join a friendly group to see what the bike commute to downtown is like? Meet West Seattle Bike Connections and Cascade Bicycle Club for the second version of this free ride – gather at 9:15 am at Starbucks in The Junction – ride starts at 9:30 am. (California/Alaska)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Sunny Sunday shopping, 10 am-2 pm in the heart of The Junction – vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, baked goods, beverages, prepared food, more. (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
GREYHOUND MEET-AND-GREET: The dogs would love to meet you. So would the volunteers working with them. 11 am-1 pm at Mud Bay in Admiral. (2611 California SW)
SUMMER CAMP FAIR: 3-6 pm, Mode Music Studios and Boom Studios LLC (WSB sponsors) invite you to a summer-camp fair, with fun and discounts, and a chance to secure your space(s) in fun camps! We previewed the fair here. It’s at Mode Music and Performing Arts‘ HQ. (3801 Delridge Way SW)
LADIES’ MUSICAL CLUB: Free concert at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, 3 pm:
La Voix Humaine is Poulenc’s one-act operatic monologue first performed in 1959. The opera is subtitled a “Lyric Tragedy” and follows the final conversation of a woman with her lover, who tells her that he’s leaving her for another. Arranged for soprano and piano. Performed by Emily Riesser, soprano, and Joan Lundquist, piano.
(2306 42nd SW)
DAN LUNDIN & FRIENDS: 3-5 pm, easy-listening covers and originals at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) with Dan Lundin & friends. (5612 California SW)
SEE THE FUTURE … by browsing our complete calendar!
You don’t want to leave the peninsula! Not just because of the Highway 99 closure (check cameras here) – but because there’s always plenty to do. The full list is on the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar. Here are five highlights:
THEY MAKE THE LAWS: Your 34th District (West Seattle, White Center, Vashon/Maury, part of Burien) state legislators – Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon, and Sen.-elect Joe Nguyen – invite you to a “town hall”-style gathering this morning. 10 am at Delridge Community Center. They’re about to get busy in Olympia, but want to hear from you first. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSES: We have three listed on our calendar, all starting at 10 am – Admiral Co-Op (at Tibbetts United Methodist Church [WSB sponsor], 10-noon, 3940 41st SW); Community School of West Seattle (10 am-noon, 22nd/Roxbury); White Center Co-Op (10 am-noon at Mount View Presbyterian Church, 10806 12th SW).
WETLAND BLOCK PARTY: Perfect day to get outside – and here’s one way to do it – the Delridge Wetland Block Party, 11 am-2 pm. Explore this semi-hidden gem. Music, food, and art! (23rd SW/SW Findlay)
VIABOOM SALE: So you don’t have to cross the bay, Clementines – which moved from West Seattle to Pioneer Square a while back – has teamed up with, and at, Carmilia’s in The Junction for a “Viaboom Sale.” Carmilia’s is open 11 am-6 pm today. (4528 California SW)
LANE NORBERG, LIVE: Acoustic pop/folk with Lane Norberg at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. (5612 California SW)
RED RIBBON, LIVE IN-STORE: 7 pm, live and all-ages, Easy Street Records invites you to see Seattle band Red Ribbon perform live in-store. (California/Alaska)
MUCH MORE ... on our complete calendar!
Topping our highlights list for the rest of your Thursday:
It’s the Viadoom Eve edition of West Seattle Art Walk tonight – that’s the new winter quarter map and list of venues. This roundup of highlights on the Art Walk website spotlights some of the artists. Remember that the West Seattle Art Walk, running 5 pm to “late,” isn’t just about art – some of the venues offer food and drink specials to entice you out, too.
Also ahead today/tonight:
WEST SEATTLE CHAMBER AFTER-HOURS: 5:30-7:30 pm at Verity Credit Union (WSB sponsor) in The Junction. Meet the Chamber’s new CEO Julia Jordan. Free to members, $10 otherwise. (4505 California SW)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: Claudia Castro Luna, West Seattle-residing state Poet Laureate, is this month’s featured author. 6 pm at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)
OPEN MIC: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), musicians and singers of all genres welcome. (5612 California SW)
LOTS MORE TODAY/TONIGHT – see our full calendar here!
(Varied Thrush, photographed by Robin Sinner, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Five for tonight:
INFO SESSION: At South Seattle College (WSB sponsor), you’re invited to find out about the two-year (six quarter) Bachelor of Applied Science in Hospitality Management degree program at a 6-7 pm informational session tonight. Details in our calendar listing. (6000 16th SW)
LIGHT RAIL STAKEHOLDERS: Just a few months until the “preferred alternative” for routing and stations is set to be decided. The process of getting there resumes tonight, 5-8 pm, with the Stakeholder Advisory Group‘s meeting downtown. Open to the public, but no comment period.
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS: Special start time as the area’s largest political organization chooses new leadership. 6:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)
DISTRICT 1 COMMUNITY NETWORK: The new West Seattle/South Park supergroup we wrote about here last month meets tonight for the first time, 7 pm at South Park Community Center. (8319 8th Ave. S.)
SEE TODAY’S FULL LINEUP … on our complete calendar.
First busy night of 2019 – from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
COTTAGE GROVE COMMONS COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 6:30 pm at Cottage Grove Commons (now open five years, as we recently noted), community members are invited to bring questions/concerns to this meeting of its community advisory committee. (5444 Delridge Way SW)
WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: This community group meets at 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point, all welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar!
(Black Turnstone, photographed near Anchor/Luna Park last weekend by Matt Olson)
Welcome to the first weekend of 2019! Highlights from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
‘GET FIT WEST SEATTLE’ KICKOFF RUN: 8 am, be at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor) to get going with this winter’s edition of the free couch-to-half-marathon fitness program – info here. (2743 California SW)
POLAR PLUNGE PREVIEW: To preview and fundraise for the February 9th Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics of Washington (have you signed up yet?), a lineup of “super plungers” will be jumping into Puget Sound every half hour today by the Alki Bathhouse, 8 am-5 pm. Stop by to cheer them on! (2701 Alki SW)
‘SURVIVE #REALIGN99’ RIDE: Thinking about bicycling during the upcoming Highway 99 closure and/or beyond? Join West Seattle Bike Connections and friends to test the routes during this friendly ride. Meet at Junction Starbucks by 9:15 am; ride rolls at 9:30. Free. (SW Alaska & California SW)
SEE ‘MARY POPPINS RETURNS,’ FREE! 10 am at the Admiral Theater. No charge for admission, as explained in the original announcement! Sponsored by West Seattle dad and County Executive Dow Constantine as a benefit for WestSide Baby – so, if you can: “Suggested donation of diapers (sizes 4-6), wipes, new kids socks/undies, or funds in any amount to help kids and families in need.” The free tickets will be given out to those in line starting at 9:15 am. (2343 California SW)
BASKETBALL: West Seattle High School‘s varsity teams play Eastside Catholic at WSHS, girls 2 pm, boys at 4. (3000 California SW) … Chief Sealth International High School‘s varsity teams play Ingraham at CSIHS, girls at 7, boys at 8:30. (2600 SW Thistle)
BIRTHDAY PARTY & SEAHAWKS GAME: Celebrate the 55th birthday of Admiral Pub‘s owner Kurstyn and help raise $5500 for the West Seattle Food Bank! Party starts during the Seahawks’ 5:15 pm game.”Then Tom Hutyler (Voice of the Mariners) will be performing. We will be partying all night! Please come join us for the party and donate as you see fit.” (2306 California SW)
3 BANDS AT THE SKYLARK: Deadbeat Blackout, Foul Blooded, Pilot to Bombardier play The Skylark. 21+. Doors at 8, music at 9. $8 cover. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
LOOK AHEAD TO TOMORROW AND BEYOND … via our complete calendar.
(Steller’s Jay, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Highlights for today/tonight!
The Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the building from 1:30-4:00 pm.
Every day, people undergo surgeries and organ transplants, suffer traumatic injuries, and many people receive ongoing blood components for cancer treatment. Having blood readily available is essential when unforeseeable emergencies happen. Your single donation can impact the lives of up to 3 local patients! While all blood types are needed, our community is especially in need of O+ and O- donors.
(4025 Delridge Way SW)
LIBRARYLAB: All-ages drop-in STEM activity at Southwest Library, 2:30-4 pm: “Librarylab is an all-ages program that introduces science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through play, experimentation, and discovery. Drop in for self-directed challenges and let us show you how to do and create amazing things as you tackle our building challenges.” (9010 35th SW)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar!
Happy last day/night of 2018! What you need to know for the next 12-plus hours:
NEW YEAR’S EVE DINNER AT ITTO’S: Itto’s Tapas (WSB sponsor) is taking reservations online for 5 pm and 9 pm seatings with a special prix-fixe dinner tonight. (4160 California SW)
OTHER RESTAURANTS: Our holiday list now contains the West Seattle restaurants that told us they would be open New Year’s Eve and/or New Year’s Day. See it here, and please remember that it was compiled in advance, so there’s always a chance an establishment has changed its plans – 206-293-6302, text or voice, if you have an update to share; thank you!
NEW YEAR’S EVE WALKS: Emerald City Wanderers invites you to walk a 5K or 10K route from St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church – start any time between 4 pm and 7 pm:
The New Year’s Eve 5 kilometer route winds through the holiday lights in the Admiral neighborhood and Junction. The 10 kilometer route also enjoys neighborhood holiday lights, heads down to Alki and features the lights on and around Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and downtown Seattle. Flashlights helpful.
This event is hosted by the Emerald City Wanderers and St John the Baptist Episcopal Church, and is sanctioned by the American Volkssport Association. Information about volkssports will be available.
No fee; hot soup and snacks! Noncompetitive. (3050 California SW)
NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT PARADE: All welcome to the traditional neighborhood noisemaking parade in Highland Park – meet outside HP Improvement Club at 6 pm. Optional – stay for the New Year’s Eve party inside HPIC afterward! (1116 SW Holden)
NEW YEAR’S EVE FAMILY PARTY: Want to celebrate 2019 early? You can do it at South Park Hall:
We are having our 6th annual Family Party at South Park Hall from 7-9 pm. $10/person over 2 years old. Each kid gets access to the hot cocoa bar and a gift bag. We will have a countdown on the big screen with the East Coast, and music.
(1053 S. Cloverdale)
REMINDER – FREE NEW YEAR’S EVE RIDES ON METRO: 7 pm-4 am. Details here.
NEW SPACE NEEDLE LIGHT SHOW 2 HOURS BEFORE THE FIREWORKS: If you’re planning on spending part of your New Year’s Eve looking at the Space Needle – as noted here over the weekend, there’s a new 10 pm laser light show this year in addition to the midnight fireworks.
PREVIEW 2019 … via our complete calendar!
(Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
Second-to-last day of 2018 is here – and so are some options:
BRUNCH: Did you know Whisky West (WSB sponsor) in Morgan Junction is now open for weekend brunch? 9 am-3 pm. (6451 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Year-round, even on this between-holidays Sunday, the WSFM is happening 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
WEST SEATTLE SPORTSMEN’S CLUB OPEN HOUSE: 11 am-3 pm at the Roger Dahl Rifle Training Range beneath West Seattle Stadium: “Learn more about the club, adult rifle and pistol leagues, the youth rifle team, and upcoming training and classes – all happening at Seattle’s oldest indoor range.” More info in our calendar listing. (4432 35th SW)
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Before 2018 is history, go look further into the peninsula’s past at the Log House Museum! Noon-4 pm. (61st/Stevens)
CAMPFIRE JAM: Second installment of this monthly “acoustic singalong campfire jam for all” at Parliament Tavern, 7 pm. More info here. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
‘THE OFFICE’ TRIVIA: New trivia series with cash prizes – 8 pm at The Skylark. $5/player. All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
KARAOKE: Do your late-night singing at Talarico’s, 10 pm. (4718 California SW)
LOOK AHEAD TO NEW YEAR’S EVE/DAY … in our West Seattle Holiday Guide!
First – a reminder about the weather alert that’s in effect – the forecast winds, combined with the “king tide” (high tide is 12.6 feet at 10:33 am), could make for a stormwatching spectacle along west-facing West Seattle shores.
Otherwise, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and beyond:
LEARN ABOUT WEST SEATTLE HISTORY: Visit the Log House Museum, open noon-4 pm today. No admission charge – suggested donation $3 adult, $1 child. (61st/Stevens)
SOJOURN SOUL: Live music at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm:
Sojourn Soul is an acoustic three-piece primarily focused around swirling harmonies, driving guitar, dancing piano arrangements, and the occasional flightful string accompaniment; an atmospheric arrangement of original folk/Americana barnyard stomp harmony-driven acoustic tunes with a classic rock heartbeat.
(5612 California SW)
AFROCOP X BILL HORIST: 9 pm at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
Preview/plan New Year’s Eve/Day by browsing our WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide!
CLOTHING DRIVE: Christmas is over but the clothing drive for the West Seattle Helpline continues at Dave Newman State Farm Insurance (WSB sponsor) until New Year’s! Gently used coats and other warm-clothing items are welcome, plus: “For undergarments and socks, please donate only new and unopened packages of clothing items. … For those who have donations but are unable to transport their clothes, coats and shoes to the donation location pickup may be available. For further information, contact the State Farm office at 206-932-1878.” (3435 California SW)
WINTER CRAFTS – MARBLING PAPER: 3:30-5 pm at South Park Library. “Make beautiful stationery, gift tags, or bookmarks for yourself or for gifts. Marbling is a process that turns plain paper into a work of art!” (8604 8th Ave. S.)
RACHEL HARRINGTON: Singer-songwriter performs live at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
AT PARLIAMENT TAVERN: OIXOI, Crown Villains, Maurice and His Thing, Sonic Duo all on tonight’s live-music slate, 9 pm. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
LOOK INTO THE FUTURE … via our complete calendar.
LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Noon-4 pm, visit the home of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. (61st/Stevens)
GAME ON! Open game-playing – electronic and board! – 2-4:30 pm at High Point Library. (3411 SW Raymond)
ALKI LIGHT SHOW: Last scheduled presentation of the Uehara-Bingen Xmas Lights Show on Alki! Be there at 6:15 pm for the 30-minute show that starts at 6:30 pm. More info in our Holiday Guide. (1736 Alki SW)
TRIVIA TIMES TWO: 2 sessions of free trivia at Great American Diner and Bar in The Junction, 7 and 8 pm. (4752 California SW)
Info for the rest of today/tonight, mostly from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide (which includes events through New Year’s, and we’re still updating, so if you have something to add, email@example.com):
RESTAURANTS: Our list of restaurants that told us they would be open today/tonight and/or Christmas Day and/or New Year’s Eve and/or Day – at least one of the four – is here. (Caveat: Sometimes plans change after we make our calls, so if you know of a change or addition, please let us know – 206-293-6302, text or voice, 24/7, thanks!)
GROCERY SHOPPING: Metropolitan Market (41st/42nd/Admiral; WSB sponsor) is open until 6 pm; West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor) is open until 9 pm. All local stores’ Christmas Eve/Day schedule is in our guide.
CHURCH SERVICES: A dozen local churches have shared their schedules in our guide, including WSB sponsor Tibbetts United Methodist Church (3940 41st SW), which has a family service at 5 pm and candlelight service at 8 pm.
LIGHTS: Also in our guide. The synched-to-music West Seattle Lights display will run 5-midnight tonight. Bring nonperishable food to drop in the bin for the West Seattle Food Bank. (3908 SW Charlestown)
CHRISTMAS COOKIES: You can contribute to the thousands of homemade cookies needed by The Christmas People! Bring them to Alki Masonic Center between 9 am and 3:30 pm daily, through Christmas Day. (4736 40th SW)
SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS: All Souls (WSB sponsor) invites you to the church’s Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols this morning, 10 am. All Souls meets at Madison Middle School. (3429 45th SW)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: The pre-Christmas WSFM is happening 10 am-2 pm, in the street, in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
SANTA PHOTOS: Second-to-last day at Westwood Village, 10 am-7 pm. (2600 SW Barton)
LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING AT THUNDER ROAD GUITARS: 11 am-4 pm, special Sunday shopping at Thunder Road Guitars (WSB sponsor) as you finish your holiday shopping! (4736 California SW)
HOLIDAY MUSIC: At West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), Alex Baird 11 am-2 pm, Gary Benson 2:30-4:30 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
PRAYER VIGIL FOR NATALIE: As reported here on Saturday, Hope Lutheran is having a prayer vigil at noon for Hope School graduate Natalie Gulizia. All are welcome. (4456 42nd SW)
Here’s what’s happening on the first day of what will be for many a four-day holiday weekend:
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: Mobile blood drive in The Junction, 9 am-3 pm. More info here. (42nd/Alaska)
DONATE HOMEMADE COOKIES: Thousands of homemade cookies are needed by The Christmas People to feed and cheer those in need! Bring them to Alki Masonic Center between 9 am and 3:30 pm daily, today through Tuesday. (4736 40th SW)
HOLIDAY MUSIC AT THRIFTWAY: We 3 Carolers at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), noon-2 pm, and Gary Benson 2-4 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
KIDS’ COOKIE-DECORATING PARTY: Cookie and apron decorating party, holiday crafts, for kids, presented by The Christmas People, 1-3 pm at Alki Masonic Center. (4736 40th SW)
SANTA AT THRIFTWAY: Meet him at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 2-5 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
TALK WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD REP: 3-5 pm at Southwest Library, Leslie Harris – elected Seattle School Board director for West Seattle/South Park as well as board president – hosts a drop-in community conversation. (9010 35th SW)
CAROLING FOR SHOPPERS: At Westwood Village – 3-5 pm, strolling. (2600 SW Barton)
ART OPENING AT VAIN: Art opening for Sam Brown at VAIN (WSB sponsor):
We will be hosting an art opening 6-9 pm for VAIN super stylist, creative powerhouse, and West Seattle resident Sam Brown! She will be presenting prints of her hair art. She colors, cuts, braids and styles hair in bold styles then photographs and manipulates the images into psychedelic hair art. She loves shifting textures and colors in the salon and in her photography. Refreshments will be served.
(4513 California SW)
Whale-watching, anyone? Eilene Hutchinson photographed what she believes was a gray whale off Alki Beach yesterday afternoon. You never know what you’ll see offshore. Meantime, here are the onshore Highlights of the hours ahead, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar:
LAST DAY FOR DONATION DRIVES: See the Holiday Guide list!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT ILLUSIONS HAIR DESIGN: Stop by any time today before 6 pm to enjoy sweet/savory treats and share holiday cheer with the Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) team. (5619 California SW)
HOLIDAY MUSIC: Alex Baird at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 2-5 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
WINTER SOLSTICE SUNSET WATCH: Be at Solstice Park at 3:45 pm to watch the sunset and learn about the solstice with Alice Enevoldsen, as previewed here. (7400 Fauntleroy Way SW)’
SANTA AT THE STORE Santa Claus at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 4-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
SUPERMARKET CAROLING: We 3 Carolers at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 5-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
MUSIC AT THE COFFEEHOUSE: REST performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
(Pigeon Guillemot, photographed at Jack Block Park by Mark Wangerin)
Still awaiting the forecast wind. If the weather leads to any changes/cancellations/postponements, as it did last Friday, we’ll include updates in our coverage (text/voice 206-293-6302 is always the quickest way to reach us), but in the meantime, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide and Event Calendar:
LAST ‘SHOP LATE THURSDAY’ BEFORE CHRISTMAS: Shop as late as 10 pm – many Junction retailers will be open until 8, 9, even 10! Here’s a list of who’s in.
GARY BENSON: Holiday music at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 5-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
‘HOST HOMES’ INFO AT THE Y: If you’re up for considering providing some stability in the life of a young adult who really needs it, this program might be a fit. Here’s our preview. Come hear about it at the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor), 6 pm. (3622 SW Snoqualmie)
ALKI LIGHT SHOW: You’re invited to the Uehara-Bingen Xmas Lights Show on Alki! Be there at 6:15 pm for the 30-minute show that starts at 6:30 pm. More info in our Holiday Guide. (1736 Alki SW)
‘BLUE CHRISTMAS/LONGEST NIGHT’ SERVICE: A tradition at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor), 7 pm:
Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. If you are blue this holiday season, join us for a reflective service where we will focus on accepting where we really are, and holding out for healing and hope.
(3940 41st SW)
AT C & P: Singer/songwriter/poet Bill Davie performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. No cover. (5612 California SW)
BABY STORY TIME: Geared for the littlest librarygoers, up to 12 months old! 11:30 am at High Point Library. (3411 SW Raymond)
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: 1 pm at Senior Center of West Seattle, “The Song of Bernadette” (1943), part 1 – part 2 is next week. $1 members, $2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)
SANTA AT THE STORE: Mr. Claus appears at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 4-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
HOLIDAY MUSIC, TOO: Alex Baird at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 4-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
‘GET FIT, WEST SEATTLE’ INFO NIGHT: 6:30 pm at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), find out about this free couch-to-half-marathon program that starts early in the New Year. (2743 California SW)
OPEN MICROPHONE: Sign up at 7:30 pm, music starts at 8:30 pm, at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
NAVOS DRIVE: Friday is the last day for this West Seattle-based holiday drive:
Make the holidays brighter for some of the most vulnerable children, youth, and adults in our community with a gift of gift cards (grocery stores or Target preferred), or children’s books (in English and Spanish) for all ages. Financial donations (tax-deductible) also make a big difference! Navos and our partner organizations, Seattle Children’s Home and Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center, invite you to make wishes come true this holiday season! Donations may be dropped off at Navos’ West Seattle campus at 2600 SW Holden Street through Friday, December 21st at 4:00 pm, or picked up by arrangement at firstname.lastname@example.org. Together we can help hundreds of vulnerable children, youth, adults, and families living in poverty to have a happy holiday!
(2600 SW Holden)
SANTA PHOTOS: Running late with yours? Santa is at Westwood Village daily through Christmas Eve – schedule here. (2600 SW Barton)
HOLIDAY MUSIC: Alex Baird at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 4-7 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
ALKI LIGHT SHOW: You’re invited to watch tonight’s edition of the 2018 Uehara-Bingen Xmas Lights Show on Alki! Be there at 6:15 pm for the 30-minute show that starts at 6:30 pm. More info in our Holiday Guide. (1736 Alki SW)
FREE GROUP RUN: Track workout run with West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), 6:30 pm. Meet at the shop. (2743 California SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUP: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. This month’s title is “The Warmth of Other Suns” by Isabel Wilkerson. (3411 SW Raymond)
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