West Seattle, Washington
GIVING TREE: Time’s ticking! Donate by Friday for families at Hickman House via the tree at CAPERS. (4525 California SW)
AFTERNOON BOOK GROUP: 2 pm at Southwest Library. This month’s title is “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. (9010 35th SW)
WE 3 CAROLERS: Singing for shoppers tonight at West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor), 5:30-7:30 pm. (4201 SW Morgan)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 6:30 pm at High Point Library. (3411 SW Raymond)
RIPPIN CHICKEN: 9:30 pm, Rippin Chicken performs at Parliament Tavern. 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
HELP LINCOLN PARK: 9 am-noon, forest restoration party. Details in our calendar listing. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
COAT DRIVE: Bring new or gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves to the West Seattle Kiwanis booth at the south end of the West Seattle Farmers’ Market 10 am-2 pm as donations to the West Seattle Helpline‘s Clothesline and enjoy some cocoa! (California/Alaska)
SANTA BUS: Free rides in The Junction, 10 am-2 pm. Look for the Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle (WSB sponsor) tent at the south end of the Farmers’ Market. (California/Alaska)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm as always – see what’s fresh! (California SW between SW Alaska and SW Oregon)
SUPPORT A SCHOOL, BUY A WREATH: Pathfinder K-8 PTSA and students make handmade wreaths and sell them in The Junction during the West Seattle Farmers Market (10 am-2 pm) – today is the last scheduled day. Reduced prices! All proceeds support outdoor education. Look for the booth on the KeyBank corner. (California/Alaska)
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Last chance to see Twelfth Night Productions‘ “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.” 3 pm at Kenyon Hall. Buy your ticket(s) online at this Brown Paper Tickets link, or at the venue box office. (7904 35th SW)
CARTOONING SANTA: He’s at Luna Park Café, 4-7 pm. (2918 SW Avalon Way)
SONGS OF CHRISTMAS: Seasonal singalong at Admiral UCC, 4 pm. (4320 SW Hill)
SONGS OF THE SEASON: Christmas Concert at Fauntleroy Church, 4 pm: “Enjoy both new and familiar music of the season in a free vocal and instrumental concert by the chancel choir.” (9140 California SW)
ALKI LIGHT SHOW: Second night for the 2018 Uehara-Bingen Xmas Lights Show on Alki! Be there at 5:30 pm for the 30-minute show that starts at 5:45 pm. More info in our Holiday Guide. (1708 Alki SW)
CHRISTMAS LIGHT RUN: 6 pm, West Seattle Runner‘s 2018 Christmas Lights Run – and more! Meet at the store:
Come for the 2.5-3 mile easy group run. We move at a pace conducive to safety, light-viewing and picture pauses. We are still looking for someone to lead the caroling! Come with lights to see and be seen, festive garb, reflective gear, kids and dogs and lots of cheer! Afterwards we will serve cookies and beverage; nog may or may not be spiked. Come one, come all and stay on the sidewalks. Feel free to bring canned goods or donations for the Helmstetler Home charities as we will stop there to finish out the run.
(2743 California SW)
THE GIFT – AN ALKI UCC MUSICAL CHRISTMAS: Benefit concert at 6 pm:
ALL are welcome at Alki United Church of Christ so come as you are to this first-of-its-kind Alki neighborhood Christmas concert! Led by Marshan Goodwin-Moultry, The Alki UCC Choir takes you on a journey through new arrangements of traditional Christmas favorites and “get-up-outta-your-seat” Gospel music. Link to online tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3904962
Your $5 General Admission ticket benefits THREE amazing local organizations:
Camp Second Chance
West Seattle Helpline
Alki United Church of Christ (Alki UCC)
Child care available onsite with advance reservation; contact email@example.com. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Refreshments and goodies served after the concert!
(6115 SW Hinds)
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Most of the West Seattle areas affected by last night’s windstorm outage have their power back, so as far as we know, everything originally scheduled for today/tonight is on – please let us know if there are any changes and we’ll update! We will also be launching a new outage update/windstorm-cleanup report shortly. In the meantime, from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar and Holiday Guide:
GIFT WRAPPING: Shopping in The Junction? Go get your purchases wrapped at Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle (WSB sponsor): “On Saturdays in December, between 10 am and 4 pm, we’ll GIFT WRAP any gifts you purchase from Junction businesses! Bring your gifts down the hill, and enjoy some hot cider while we wrap your gifts! The service is on us, but if you’d like to leave a donation for the Alzheimer’s Association, we’ll have that opportunity available!” (4515 41st SW)
MOMENTIA MIX: “A free monthly event for community members with memory loss and their family and friends … Enjoy community, tasty treats, and a different creative activity each month, including music, movement, improv, art, bingo, and more!” 10:30-noon at Camp Long. (5200 35th SW)
VISCON CELLARS WINE RELEASE: 2-7 pm at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room: “Your local West Seattle award-winning winery Viscon Cellars is releasing two new wines for the Holiday Season: 2014 Long Road Red Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Another Story.. Petite Sirah. Beautiful wines to enjoy for the Holidays, also make great gifts. Stop by to try, and pick up, these wines.” (5910 California SW)
ALKI LIGHT SHOW: First night for the 2018 Uehara-Bingen Xmas Lights Show on Alki! Be there at 5:30 pm for the 30-minute show that starts at 5:45 pm. More info in our Holiday Guide. (1708 Alki SW)
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: Second and final chance to catch the new outdoor Winter Festival of Lights:
“Lafayette Elementary students, teachers and families will create a beautiful outdoor display of lights to share with our community, 6 pm-8 pm. Come sip hot cocoa and enjoy a cookie while walking through our outdoor display Winter Festival of Lights. Suggested donation $2 per person.” (California & Lander)
SANTA AT MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: Photo night with the Christmas-iest person around, at the Christmas-iest spot in West Seattle, the Menashe Family Lights, 6-10 pm.
Bring nonperishable food for the West Seattle Food Bank. (5605 Beach Drive SW)
WEST SEATTLE SANTA PUB CRAWL, 6 pm-midnight: “Come celebrate the holidays with us by throwing on a Santa suit and enjoying delicious holiday beers at 6 great West Seattle bars. This year we will be doing things slightly different… this year all 6 bars will start handing out raffle tickets starting right at 6 pm, for every pint of beer from of any of the 6 brewery sponsors.” Here’s the list of bars and times:
Shadowland– 6 pm-7 pm (drawing at 7)
Beer Junction– 7 pm-8 pm (drawing at 8 )
Corner Pocket– 8 pm-9 pm (drawing at 9)
The Lodge– 9 pm-10 pm (drawing at 10)
Poggie Tavern– 10 pm-11 pm (drawing at 11)
Talarico’s Pizza– 11 pm-12 am (drawing at 12)
Collecting Toys for Tots donations along the way. (Starting spot is at California/Oregon)
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Last night they performed by lantern-light. Now the power’s back – so don’t miss Twelfth Night Productions‘ “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.” 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. Buy your ticket(s) online at this Brown Paper Tickets link, or at the venue box office. (7904 35th SW)
GIFT FAIR AT THE LONGHOUSE: December edition of the Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair, until 5 pm (and again 10 am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday) at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE: During this season of giving, if you can donate blood, you’re encouraged to do it 1-7 pm at Peace Lutheran Church in Gatewood. (39th/Thistle)
TALK WITH YOUR CITY COUNCILMEMBER: 2=7 pm at South Park Community Center, it’s the final in-district office-hours session of the year for District 1 City Councilmember Lisa Herbold. Walk-ins welcome before 6:30 pm. (8319 8th Ave. S.)
SANTA! Get your free Santa photos at HomeStreet Bank (WSB sponsor), 3-6 pm. (4022 SW Alaska)
VISCON CELLARS WINE RELEASE: 5-9 pm at the Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) tasting room:
Your local West Seattle, award-winning winery Viscon Cellars is releasing two new wines for the Holiday Season on Dec 14th and 15th: 2014 Long Road Red Cabernet Sauvignon and 2014 Another Story.. Petite Sirah. Beautiful wines to enjoy for the Holidays, also make great gifts. Stop by to try, and pick up, these wines Friday 12/14 from 5-9 and Saturday 12/15 from 2-7 pm.
(5910 California SW)
TASTING: Cider and cheese tasting at Sound & Fog, 5 pm-8 pm. (4735 40th SW)
WEST SEATTLE NIGHT MARKET: 5-9 pm. Locally made and handcrafted goods. Sarah of Sage to Sea Designs says they’ll have more than a dozen vendors: “We will have handmade candles, jewelry, handbags, blown glass, bakery items and more.” The list is in our calendar listing. (4156 California SW)
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT VAIN: At VAIN (WSB sponsor) in The Junction: “Join us at VAIN’s holiday open house. 10-30% discounts storewide and complimentary refreshments served. 6-9 pm. 100s of classy and affordable gifts, jewelry and accessories available under $40. Hair tinsel services so you can sparkle all season long! Free gifts with purchase while supplies last. Chance to win a hair service package to make your 2019 style dreams come true!” (4513 California SW)
INTERNATIONAL WINTER PARTY: You’re invited to celebrate tonight at Denny International Middle School, 6-9 pm. With Banda Vagos, Chief Sealth Mariachi, more – info in our calendar listing. (2601 SW Kenyon)
LIGHTS AT LAFAYETTE: New event, tonight and tomorrow! Outdoor Winter Festival of Lights:
Lafayette Elementary students, teachers and families will create a beautiful outdoor display of lights to share with our community December 14 & 15th, 6 pm-8 pm. Come sip hot cocoa and enjoy a cookie while walking through our outdoor display Winter Festival of Lights. Suggested donation $2 per person.
(California & Lander)
COCOA FOR A CAUSE: “Please join local Brownie Troop 41169 for our second-annual Cocoa for a Cause! Our Girl Scout troop will be providing cocoa to anyone who brings a donation (food or cash) for the West Seattle Food Bank. We will be at the West Seattle Lights display near the Charleston water tower on December 14, 2018 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm.” (3908 SW Charlestown)
FREE CONCERT! West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ Intermediate Orchestra and Wind Symphony in concert with Chief Sealth IHS Choir: 7 pm at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. Here’s a clip from rehearsal:
See the full program in our calendar listing. Admission is FREE; donations appreciated! (2600 SW Thistle)
ART LOUNGE: Highland Park Improvement Club‘s monthly 21+ night for artists. Doors open 7 pm, live models available starting around 8. (1116 SW Holden)
PEARL COLLECTIVE: 7:30-9 pm at Resistencia Coffee in South Park, celebrating the collective’s website and logo reveal: “We are a growing collective of people, organizations, and businesses who assist individuals, families, and pets in the end of life, using love, wisdom, knowledge, law, and strength to guide them in their approach to death. Our members hope to earn your trust; in doing so, we pledge to provide honest information and assistance with end-of-life events.” More info here. (1249 S. Cloverdale)
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Final weekend begins for Twelfth Night Productions‘ presentation of “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.” 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. Buy your ticket(s) online at this Brown Paper Tickets link, or at the venue box office. (7904 35th SW)
SEATTLE GIRLS’ CHOIR PRIME VOCI: At Holy Rosary, 8 pm, Carmina Angelorum: Songs of the Angels: “Join us for an evening of elegant music celebrating winter and the holiday season.” Tickets here. (42nd/Genesee)
HOLIDAY ART WALK: 5 pm “until late,” this is an awesome night to see art and buy art, in The Junction and beyond. Plus – food and beverage specials. See the previews here and decide where you want to stop!
MURAL UNVEILING: 6 pm in the breezeway on the west side of California in the 4700 block, be there for the unveiling of the mural painted with community help during West Seattle Summer Fest
CAROLING IN THE JUNCTION: The Silver Belles will be roaming The Junction, singing 6-8 pm.
SHOP LATE THURSDAY: Many Junction merchants are open late tonight – here’s the highlight list.
SECOND THURSDAY OUT: Meet at the Senior Center of West Seattle for holiday dinner and gift exchange, 6 pm. (4217 SW Oregon)
GET HELP APPLYING FOR COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID: “Parents and seniors from West Seattle High School, Chief Sealth International High School, and neighboring schools are invited to attend this support night to complete their 2019-2020 FAFSA or WASFA.” 6 pm at WSHS – details in our calendar listing, including what to bring. (3000 California SW)
WORDS, WRITERS, WEST SEATTLE: This month, Arleen Williams reads from her memoir “Mom’s Last Move.” 6 pm at Southwest Library. (9010 35th SW)
OPEN MIC: 7-9 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), “an open microphone for musicians and singers of all genres.” (5612 California SW)
And today’s the last day for this holiday donation drive:
DIAPER DRIVE: Berkshire Hathaway Northwest HomeServices Real Estate (WSB sponsor) is hosting this drive – details here on three ways to donate. You can even call them for pickup if you can’t make it to the Jefferson Square offices to drop off! (4700 42nd SW, Suite 600)
Welcome to Wednesday! West Seattle highlights for the rest of today/tonight:
BABY STORY TIME: Geared toward up-to-1-year-olds – and, of course, parents/caregivers. 11:30 am at High Point Library. (3411 SW Raymond)
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES: 1 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle. This week’s movie: “Saboteur” (1942). $1 members, $2 nonmembers. (4217 SW Oregon)
TRIANGLE ROUTE TASK FORCE: 4:30-7 pm at Fauntleroy Church, the committee convened by Washington State Ferries looks at the proposed Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth route overhaul – the newest proposal went public last night. (9140 California SW)
GET A DEGREE IN HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT … right here in West Seattle, at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor). 5-6 pm information session today at Northwest Wine Academy on the north side of the SSC campus. (6000 16th SW).
10 CHEFS AND CAUSES: First-ever gathering/fundraiser presented by the Diversity Center of Washington, 6 pm at The Sanctuary @ Admiral, as previewed here. Check to see if tickets are left! (2656 42nd SW)
WRITING CIRCLE: 6-7:30 pm with writer Jeanine Walker, “Seattle Writes” at West Seattle (Admiral) Library. (2306 42nd SW)
HARK! Community party at Bethany West Seattle, 6 pm: “Join us for HARK! A Christmas Celebration! We will celebrate the season with fun activities, some Christmas tales, a little singing — and of course, there will be cookies and cocoa! This Christmas party is open to the community, so bring a friend along for the festivities! This event is family-friendly with lots of kids’ activities.” (9600 9th SW)
ANOTHER COMMUNITY PARTY: 6:30 pm, annual Christmas party at Trinity West Seattle: “Free pictures with Santa, live music, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, lots of other things for your family to do.” Doors open at 6:30 pm. (7551 35th SW)
34TH DISTRICT DEMOCRATS PARTY: Instead of the monthly meeting, our area’s biggest political organization gathers tonight for its annual holiday party, 6:30 pm at The Hall at Fauntleroy. (9131 California SW)
POETRYBRIDGE: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), with featured readers Brandon Pitts and Robert Lashky. (5612 California SW)
(Bushtit, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
ANOTHER TOYS FOR TOTS FINALE: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate (WSB sponsor) is hosting this drive – final day today! Details here on donating new, unwrapped toys, with bins in their office lobby on the 6th floor AND on the building’s ground floor. (4700 42nd SW, Suite 600)
TRUNK SHOW AT CANNA CULTURE: Seattle-based jewelry artist Shannon Koszyk has a trunk show at Canna Culture, 4-7 pm:
Shannon Koszyk’s jewelry pieces are made in her Seattle studio, using only the highest quality materials: semiprecious and precious gemstones, heavy sterling chain, 14k gold, leather, sterling silver, bronze and diamonds. All rings and medals are wax cast using only the finest quality sterling and bronze and all materials are locally sourced. Koszyk’s designs are often referred to as edgy, sexy, dark, and dangerous; with a strong rock ‘n’ roll influence.
(5435 California SW)
ADMIRAL NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION: As previewed here, ANA meets at 6:30 pm, with agenda items including the city’s Department of Neighborhoods director Andrés Mantilla and potential changes to the site of Admiral Congregational Church, where tonight’s meeting will be held. All welcome. (4320 SW Hill)
TIE ONE ON: Fly-tying at Emerald Water Anglers (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, 7 pm:
Guest tier Cole Cook will be tying a world famous Steelhead fly, the Fish Taco. This is an excellent winter Steelhead pattern that has a large profile but is lightweight and easy to cast. If you do not have a few of these in your fly box, YOU NEED SOME!
Register here. (4502 42nd SW)
FAMILY STORY TIME: 7 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
(Great Blue Heron, photographed in Lincoln Park by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
LAST DAY! Northwest Insurance Group (WSB sponsor) is collecting new, unwrapped toys in their office – today’s the final day!
“We are accepting new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. Please stop by and see our beautiful tree and leave a gift for the kids. We would love to visit with you.” (5431 California SW)
WALK WITH SOUNDSTEPS: Weekly Lincoln Park walk – meet at 10 am at the south end of the north parking lot. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
LIBRARYLAB: Learn how to paint and sculpt on the iPad. 4-7 pm at Delridge Library. (5423 Delridge Way SW)
EVENING BOOK GROUPS: Two tonight! Both meet at 6:45 pm. At Southwest Library (9010 35th SW), this month’s book is “The Tusk that Did the Damage” by Tania James; at West Seattle (Admiral) Library (2306 42nd SW), this month’s book is “Brick Lane” by Monica Ali.
FREE TRIVIA: All ages, 7:30 pm, at The Skylark. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
Welcome to Sunday! First part of our highlight list is from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
SANTA BUS IN THE JUNCTION: 10 am-2 pm, take a fun free ride around The Junction as part of Hometown Holidays! Catch the bus at California/Alaska, south end of the Farmers’ Market. (If you want to check things out before going out, check our Twitter feed for a view close to the start, and then come back here for a “happening now” report.)
WREATH SALES: Pathfinder K-8 PTSA and students make handmade wreaths and sell them in The Junction during the season – find them at the KeyBank corner, 10 am-2 pm. All proceeds go to supporting outdoor education. (California/Alaska)
JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW: 10 am-6 pm, local jewelry artist Alizah Olivas at CAPERS. (4525 California SW)
Northwest Art & Frame and The West Seattle Junction Association have invited the Furry Faces Foundation elves to wrap your gifts in splendor and uniqueness! We have gift-wrap, bows, tape, ribbon, garland, pipe cleaners, name tags, and more! It is up to you how much you would like to donate for the gift-wrapping, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to helping animals.
(4733 California SW)
SANTA AT MY THREE LITTLE BIRDS: 1:30-4:30 pm, come meet Santa and take a pic (DIY free or $5 professional) at My Three Little Birds (WSB sponsor) in south Morgan Junction. (6959 California SW)
‘CHRISTMAS CAROL’ MATINEE: Join Twelfth Night Productions this holiday season for “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.” 3 pm at Kenyon Hall. Buy your ticket(s) online at this Brown Paper Tickets link, or at the KH box office. (7904 35th SW)
CAROLING: You’re invited to go caroling with St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church! Meet at the church at 4 pm. Chili and “Charlie Brown” afterward! (3050 California SW)
ST. NICHOLAS FAIRE: You’re invited to the St. Nicholas Faire at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle, 4:30-7:30 pm. Bid on gift baskets, enjoy holiday festivities, support local nonprofits! Details here. Benefiting the West Seattle Food Bank and WS Helpline. (4105 California SW)
SHORT AND SWEET: 2nd annual Holiday Film Shorts at South Park Hall. 6 pm. $7 admission. Live music by Tim Scallon. Cider and cocoa! Puffles! Free popcorn! Films from Brian Edwards’ private collection. Peruvian Santa might appear, (1253 S. Cloverdale)
PARTY AT EASTRIDGE: West Seattle Christmas Party at Eastridge Church, 6-8 pm. “The evening includes Christmas caroling, pictures with Santa, Christmas games with prizes, a gingerbread decorating contest, cookies, cocoa and more family fun. All activities are free. (39th/Oregon)
And from our year-round Event Calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm, see what’s fresh! Vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, cheese, beverages, cookies, nuts, we could go on. In the street in the heart of The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
CASPAR BABYPANTS – TWO SHOWS: 10:30 am and noon, the family fave performs at Westside School (WSB sponsor) in Arbor Heights as part of a Town Hall-presented concert series. $5 adults, kids free. (10404 34th SW)
CORREO AEREO: Award-winning Latin American music group at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
LADIES MUSICAL CLUB: 3 pm at West Seattle (Admiral) Library: “Join us for a concert featuring Copland’s Poems of Emily Dickinson and late/post Romantic piano music.” Program in our calendar listing. (2306 42nd SW)
BENEFIT FOR RYAN GEORG: A local musician hospitalized after an attack outside a club elsewhere in the city is the beneficiary of this show at The Skylark starting at 6 tonight:
All ages. (3803 Delridge Way SW)
Here’s your eagle-eyed view of what’s up today/tonight around West Seattle. First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
GIFT WRAPPING AT QUAIL PARK: Gift wrapping at Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):
We LOVE the Junction! On Saturdays in December, between 10 am and 4 pm, we’ll GIFT WRAP any gifts you purchase from Junction Businesses! Bring your gifts down the hill, and enjoy some hot cider while we wrap your gifts! The service is on us, but if you’d like to leave a donation for the Alzheimer’s Association, we’ll have that opportunity available!
(4515 41st SW)
GIFT WRAPPING AT ADMIRAL BARTELL DRUGS: Free gift wrapping 11 am-2 pm at Bartell Drugs (WSB sponsor) in Admiral. (2345 42nd SW)
CHRISTMAS MARKET: Christkindl Markt, 10 am-4 pm. Handmade crafts, cider, pretzels, food, baked goods, plants. At Admiral Congregational Church. (4320 SW Hill)
STORYBOOK SANTA Special photos at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse:
Stay local, avoid the lines, and experience the magical joy of Christmas as Gail Ann Photography presents the 3rd annual Storybook Santa at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9 from 9 am – 4 pm. Children of all ages will experience the wonderment of everything Christmas as they are welcome to explore under the tree, chat with Santa, read a book with Santa and most important, share their Christmas list with Santa! Dress up in your holiday best, your PJs, or come as you are! Dogs and cats are no stranger to Santa either! Ten-minute sessions starting at $30. 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Fauntleroy Community Service Agency. Email to schedule your appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
(9131 California SW)
PANCAKES WITH SANTA: Santa photos during free pancake breakfast at John L. Scott Real Estate in The Junction, 9 am-noon. (4445 California SW)
HOLIDAY KIDS’ ACTIVITIES: 11 am-3 pm at Bartell Drugs (WSB sponsor) in Jefferson Square (4706 42nd SW) and White Center (9600 15th SW).
SANTA AT OUNCES: Santa at Ounces, 1-4 pm: “Pics are FREE and open to all! Kids, families, dogs … etc.!” (3809 Delridge Way SW)
SANTA AT THE SALON: Santa photos at Tram’s Salon, 1-4 pm. (4110 California SW)
CHRISTMAS SHIP: Three stops for the Christmas Ship today/tonight in South Park and West Seattle:
-3 pm at Duwamish Waterway Park in South Park (7900 10th Ave. S.)
-4:05 at Don Armeni Boat Ramp (1222 Harbor SW)
-9:10 pm at Salty’s on Alki (1936 Harbor SW; WSB sponsor)
Rainier Youth Choirs will be on board. Free to enjoy from shore!
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Join Twelfth Night Productions for “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.” 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. Tickets available online at this Brown Paper Tickets link, or at the venue box office. (7904 35th SW)
‘JANE EYRE’: Also a 7:30 pm curtain time for the ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) holiday-season musical. Check ticket availability here. (4711 California SW)
NORTHWEST FIRELIGHT CHORALE: Holiday concert at Westside School (WSB sponsor), 7:30 pm. (10404 34th SW)
UGLY SWEATER PARTY Tonight at Alki Beach Pub & Eatery, starting at 8 pm. Contest with $100 cash prize! Live DJ. (2722 Alki SW)
And from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
ROXHILL PARK CLEANUP CREW: Join neighbors’ monthly cleanup in the park. 9 am-11 am – meet in the parking lot. (29th/Barton)
DESIGN WORKSHOP: 9 am-noon at Evergreen High School, community design workshop for the new “hub” with affordable housing, nonprofit headquarters, and more at 8th/108th. (830 SW 116th)
ROLLER DERBY: Southside Revolution‘s Wonkatania doubleheader bout at Southgate Roller Rink. Doors open at 5:15 pm. Info in our calendar listing.
The Christmas Ship visits West Seattle tonight! It’s on our two-part Friday highlight list, starting with what’s in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
HANDBELL CONCERT: Bells of the Sound at Tibbetts United Methodist Church (WSB sponsor): This year’s holiday concert is “Home for the Holidays.” Come see and hear Puget Sound’s premier handbell ensemble at 7 pm – show and ticket details here. (3940 41st SW)
ORCHESTRA & SINGALONG: West Seattle Community Orchestras‘ Symphony Orchestra, 7 pm at Chief Sealth International High School Auditorium. Get there early for a holiday singalong! Details here. Admission is FREE; donations appreciated! (2600 SW Thistle)
‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’: Join Twelfth Night Productions this holiday season for “A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play.” Opening night, 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall. Buy your ticket(s) online at this Brown Paper Tickets link, or at the venue box office. (7904 35th SW)
CHRISTMAS SHIP, NIGHT 1: First of two nights for the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship to visit West Seattle! Two stops are on the schedule:
-7:55 pm at Lowman Beach Park
-8:40 pm at Alki Beach Park (near the Bathhouse, 60th/Alki)
Choir of the Sound will be aboard. Shore activities usually include a bonfire. Just show up and enjoy the music, which usually lasts about 20 minutes.
And from the year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
HPIC’S CORNER BAR: 6 pm, doors open for this month’s pop-up bar at Highland Park Improvement Club, featuring soul, jazz, and funk with Hello Jello. No cover, all ages welcome. (1116 SW Holden)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Chief Sealth IHS is home vs. Rainier Beach, girls’ varsity at 7, boys’ varsity at 8:30. (2600 SW Thistle) … West Seattle HS is home vs. Lakeside, girls’ varsity at 7, boys’ varsity at 8:30. (3000 California SW)
Since we’re enjoying one last rainless day – and night – we’re spotlighting this first! From the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
SHOP LATE THURSDAY: This is the first of three holiday-season Thursdays during which you can shop late in The Junction, as part of Hometown Holidays. The West Seattle Junction Association has put together a list spotlighting some of the participating businesses – see it here. Among the participants, longtime WSB sponsor Click! Design That Fits (4540 California SW), where you’ll find Naked Truth Beauty‘s pop-up, 5-8 pm.
FIRE TRUCK FOOD DRIVE: For the second of two nights, retired fire trucks will be in West Seattle – with Santa! – traveling neighborhood streets to collect your nonperishable food donations for the Union Gospel Mission.
We featured this on Wednesday after finding out about it at the last minute. Steve Hickey, who owns the trucks and has been taking them around the region to do this, says tonight’s plan (5-8 pm, *confirmed*) is “42nd to 40th from Hanford down to Manning. AND 39th to 37th from Manning to Olga.”
And from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
OPEN HOUSE AT SSC: 1-4 pm, visit the South Seattle College (WSB sponsor) TRiO Educational Opportunity Center:
Come see our space, learn more about the services we offer, and enjoy some food! GIVEAWAYS throughout the day!
Services We Offer:
-Financial Aid Advising & Application Assistance
-Referral to Funding Opportunities
-Help with Scholarship Search & Application
-Academic & Career Guidance
-High School Completion & GED Information
-English Proficiency & ESL Classes
-College Admissions Assistance
(6000 16th SW)
4 ELECTED OFFICIALS IN 1 PLACE: Tonight the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council hosts four elected officials at its meeting in White Center, 7 pm at the NH Fire District’s headquarters. All four represent West Seattle, too: State Sen.-elect Joe Nguyen, recently reelected State Reps. Eileen Cody and Joe Fitzgibbon, and County Council Chair Joe McDermott. Full meeting preview here. (1243 SW 112th)
TWO ROUNDS OF TRIVIA: One at 7 pm, one at 8 pm, both free! Great American Diner and Bar is where to play. (4752 California SW)
DINE-OUT BENEFIT AT ENDOLYNE JOE’S: Any time before 10 pm, dine at Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor) in Fauntleroy and 25 percent goes to benefit the Hi-Liners Musical Theatre, a performing-arts program for youth. (9261 45th SW)
STORY TIME WITH WEST SEATTLE AUTHOR: Kerri Kokias reads from her picture book “Snow Sisters,” 11:15 am at South Park Library. (8604 8th Ave. S.)
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON MOVIE: At the Senior Center of West Seattle, the 1 pm movie this week is “Gabriel Over the White House,” from 1934. $1 members, $2 nonmembers, free popcorn. (4217 SW Oregon)
EXPLORER WEST OPEN HOUSE: 6:30 pm, prospective families are invited to visit Explorer West Middle School (WSB sponsor) to meet the staff and learn about the school. More info in our calendar listing. (10015 28th SW)
SOUTHWEST DISTRICT COUNCIL: Tonight’s meeting starts with a potluck – bring something if you can. Not required, though. Agenda includes Cindi Barker with what she’s observed in the Design Review Early Community Outreach process‘s first months, and a report on the recent meeting to discuss plans to launch the District 1 Community Network, plus SWDC elections. 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building. (4217 SW Oregon)
DUTCH CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: Sinterklaas at Tin Dog Brewing, 7-9 pm. “Dutch celebration with cookies, appetizers, and games!” (309 S. Cloverdale)
PLAY CHESS! 4:30-5:30 pm, kids and teens are invited to High Point Library for drop-in chess games. (3411 SW Raymond)
Conducted by Rachel Nesvig, this entry-level orchestra with a big heart will perform a selection of orchestral and holiday classics. Student musician Job Alberg will sing the traditional Hebrew melody, “Shalom Chaverim,” prior to the orchestra’s rendition of that same melody. The program will end with an invitation for the audience to sing along with “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Here’s the program:
Russian Chorale and Overture, Tchaikovsky
Elizabethan Suite, by John David Lamb
Russian Sailor’s Dance, by Gliere
Shalom Chavarim, Hebrew melody, arranged by Elliot del Borgo; vocal soloist, Job Alberg
Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
As always, there is no charge for any of WSCO’s concerts, though donations to support free participation by students are always appreciated. A reception will follow in the commons.
(2600 SW Thistle)
WESTWOOD-ROXHILL-ARBOR HEIGHTS COMMUNITY COALITION: Got a concern or idea? Bring it! Tonight’s agenda, 6:15 pm, upstairs at Southwest Library:
Lt Steve Strand, SPD: Crime stats, discussion of community concerns
WWRHAH’s focus & goals for 2019?
Community Speakers for 2019?
Open Floor for other items
All welcome. (9010 35th SW)
WEST SEATTLE BIKE CONNECTIONS: Instead of the monthly meeting, you’re invited to WSBC’s casual gathering, 6:30 pm at Great American Diner and Bar. (4752 California SW)
CHOCOLATE-MAKING: 6:30 pm at White Center Library, for ages 10-adult, “Make Handmade Chocolates: Chef Laurie Pfalzer of Pastry Craft will demonstrate and then you will make chocolate truffles in cocoa powder, dark chocolate peppermint bark, caramel corn with dark chocolate drizzle and white chocolate popcorn. Seating is limited.” (1409 SW 107th)
WEST SEATTLE BOOSTER CLUB: 7 pm at West Seattle High School, all welcome. (3000 California SW)
(Sanderlings, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
We start with a holiday spotlight – Hanukkah begins tonight! One community event from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
HANUKKAH PARTY At Kol HaNeshamah, 4-8 pm:
The party will start at 4 pm with activities, music and storytelling geared toward families with younger children. At 5:30 pm we’ll light candles and have a potluck for all ages. The fun continues at 6:30 pm with board games and dreidel for anyone who wishes to stay. You bring your friends and family, a potluck dish or latkes, your menorah and candles, and fun games to share. We’ll provide the apple sauce, sour cream, dreidels and gelt!
(6115 SW Hinds)
Other holiday happenings today, also from our guide:
WREATH SALES: Pathfinder K-8 PTSA and students’ handmade wreaths, sold in The Junction during the West Seattle Farmers Market (10 am-2 pm).
All proceeds support outdoor education. (California/Alaska)
WYATT’S OPEN HOUSE: Wyatt’s Jewelers (WSB sponsor) holiday open house, 11 am-4 pm, at Westwood Village. Discounts! (2600 SW Barton)
BAZAAR/OPEN HOUSE: Miss Sheryl’s Ballet is hosting a Winter Bazaar & Open House to celebrate its expansion, from 1:00-4:30 pm. “Lots of shopping opportunities, raffles, kids activities, Princess Elsa will be coming in for a bit, and more.” (9613 16th SW)
SANTA AT THE SUPERMARKET: Have a cookie with Santa at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), 1:30-4:30 pm. (41st/42nd/Admiral Way)
WHITE CENTER CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, 5 pm – details on our partner site White Center Now. (Roxbury/Delridge)
And from our year-round calendar:
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: 10 am-2 pm in the street in The Junction. (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
WESTCREST PARK NEEDS YOUR HELP: Work party 10 am-12:30 pm – details here. (Meet at 5th/Cloverdale)
‘SAY NO TO ANTI-SEMITISM’ RALLY: Rally 11 am-1 pm in The Junction, organized by Hate-Free Delridge, all welcome to participate, as previewed here. Bring a sign if you can. (California/Alaska)
CAMP SECOND CHANCE COMMUNITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE: 2 pm at the community room at Arrowhead Gardens. All welcome at this monthly meeting for updates on and discussion of the city-sanctioned encampment in southeast West Seattle. (9200 2nd SW)
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION PRACTICE: Especially if you’ve been through Bystander Intervention Training, Anti-Hate Alaska Junction invites you to practice your skills, 2-4 pm at Admiral UCC. (4320 SW Hill)
ELECTION CELEBRATION: 2:30-6:30 pm at Diamond Hall in White Center, all are invited to celebrate the election of the state’s first two Vietnamese-American legislators, including West Seattleite State Sen.-elect Joe Nguyen. Details on our partner site White Center Now. (9835 16th SW)
JANET AND THE CURMUDGEONS: Trio performs at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 3-5 pm. (5612 California SW)
(Photo by Trileigh Tucker from Friday’s orca visit)
It’s a day to “Welcome the Orcas” and welcome the holidays! First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
ROTARY SHOPPING SPREE: Rotary Club of West Seattle‘s annual Children’s Shopping Spree, happening now at Sears Southcenter. Students from live local schools will get to shop, have breakfast, and meet Santa.
PANCAKES AND SANTA: Santa photos for kids up to age 10 are part of the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle‘s annual pancake breakfast, 7-11 am at Alki Masonic Center. Tickets are $10 at the door, kids under 10 eat free with paid adult. Buy advance tickets online. **Bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots!** (4736 40th SW)
BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE: 10 am-3 pm, holiday bazaar/bake sale/rummage sale at The Kenney (WSB sponsor). (7125 Fauntleroy Way SW)
GIFT WRAPPING: At Quail Park Memory Care Residences of West Seattle (WSB sponsor):
We LOVE the Junction! On Saturdays in December: (1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd), between 10 am and 4 pm, we’ll WRAP any gifts you purchase from Junction businesses! Bring your gifts down the hill, and enjoy some hot cider while we wrap your gifts! The service is on us, but if you’d like to leave a donation for the Alzheimer’s Association, we’ll have that opportunity available!
(4515 41st SW)
SANTA PAWS: At Windermere West Seattle, 10 am-1 pm: “Santa will be posing with your pets, kids, friends, for free photos by a professional photographer. Free, although donations to West Seattle Food Bank are accepted – canned, non-perishables.” (4526 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR: This free holiday-season tour is in its second day, 10 am-5 pm, and multiple West Seattle studios are participating – map and info here.
SCHOOL BAZAAR: Noon-4 pm, holiday bazaar at Community School of West Seattle. (22nd/Roxbury)
WEST SEATTLE JUNCTION NIGHT MARKET AND LIVE HOLIDAY MUSIC: Hometown Holidays Night Market in The Junction, 3-7 pm. Here’s the list of vendors. Here’s who’s performing – including The Not-Its at 4:30 pm! Santa pics from 4-7 pm, too. (SW Alaska between California and 42nd)
DECORATE A GINGERBREAD HOUSE: What will yours look like? Build it tonight, 6-8 pm, at West Seattle Christian Church. (42nd SW & SW Genesee)
And from our year-round West Seattle Event Calendar:
ADMIRAL ADOPT-A-STREET: 9 am-noon, join the Admiral Neighborhood Association in the quarterly cleanup – coffee, treats and more provided by Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor), where you’ll meet up. Tools and bags provided. (41st/42nd/Admiral)
SEATTLE JAM: Two days of wheelchair basketball with teams from around the region, starting 9 am-3:30 pm today at the West Seattle High School gym. From the announcement: “The Seattle Sonics Division 1 and Division 3, Seattle Storm women, and the Seattle Jr Sonics will be playing multiple games over the weekend to qualify the NWBA National Championships. Joining us are teams from Atlanta, Houston, Denver, Canada, Spokane, and Tacoma.” (3000 California SW)
WELCOME THE ORCAS: The Southern Resident Killer Whales have returned to Puget Sound – with a spectacular sighting just yesterday – and today you can celebrate their return at Alki Bathhouse with a free event presented by The Whale Trail and Seal Sitters – 10 am-2 pm – see the schedule here – even an “orca parade.” (60th SW/Alki SW)
(added) WRESTLING TOURNAMENT: Thanks to Laura for sending word of this! ~30 schools’ wrestling teams are at Chief Sealth International High School for a tournament today, starting at 10 am and continuing into the evening. (2600 SW Thistle)
WORK PARTY: 10 am-2 pm at Thistle Street Greenspace, you’re invited to the Native Plant ID and Invasive Plant Removal Along Longfellow Creek Legacy Trail event. Details here. (Map here)
WEST SEATTLE MEANINGFUL MOVIES: “Heather Booth – Changing the World” is this month’s movie. Doors open at Neighborhood House High Point at 6:30 pm; film and discussion at 7 pm. No admission, but donations welcome. More info here. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
Before we get to the non-holiday highlights for today/tonight, here’s the Friday lineup from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
HOLIDAYS WITH ELVIS: This show is at 3 pm at Bridge Park. All welcome. (3204 SW Morgan)
WEST SEATTLE ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOUR: This free holiday-season tour starts 4-9 pm and multiple West Seattle studios are participating – map and info here.
LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY CRAFT AND BOOK FAIR: Everybody’s welcome!
You’re invited to an evening of shopping & selling at the Lafayette Elementary Annual Winter Craft & Book Fair! On Friday, November 30th, at 5:30 pm, our cafeteria will transform to a Winter craft bazaar with tables of home-made and local crafts for sale created by students, parents, and community members. Craft fair open 5:30-7:30 pm. Food & Hot cocoa for sale. Support our school Library by shopping at the Book Fair, open 5:00-6:30 pm in our library.
GIFT WRAPPING: Get your gifts wrapped during Lafayette Elementary Craft Fair. A fifth-grader explains: “We are raising funds to buy 100 pairs of socks and shoes by grade level for kids in need. During our craft fair, we are wrapping holiday gifts by donation. Our school turned 100 this year and that is why we picked 100 items.” 5:30-7:30 pm. (California/Lander)
HUSKY DELI OPEN HOUSE: Always a hot (free) holiday event! Tonight’s the night for the Husky Deli holiday open house, 6-9 pm. (4721 California SW)
‘LIGHT UP THE NIGHT’ – TREE TOO! Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish & School invites you to “Light Up the Night,” with Christmas caroling, hot chocolate, and of course, lights! The tree-lighting is back this year, too! Bring nonperishable food donations to fill the sleigh in the Walmesley Center, then gather in the closed-off street for the lighting and singing. 7 pm. (35th SW/SW Myrtle)
MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS: The brightest Christmas lights in West Seattle are set to officially start the season tonight. We went by while they were doing setup and testing earlier this week:
We’re checking to see the planned start time and will update here. UPDATE: Around 5 pm. (5605 Beach Drive SW)
Now on to what else is up:
SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT OUTREACH EVENT: Happening through 4 pm at Delridge Community Center. Get help handling tickets, warrants, social-service searches – more details in this preview from earlier this week. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
A NIGHT FOR AYDIN: Today/tonight at Arthur’s in The Admiral District, a silent auction and raffle are benefiting the family of Chef Ian Welch as they deal with the sudden loss of their son. Arthur’s is also donating an amount matching today/tonight’s sales. More info here. (2311 California SW)
PIANO JAZZ: At Kenyon Hall, 7:30 pm, it’s the Seattle premiere of an award-winning documentary about Ray Skjelbred, described as “a national treasure,” produced by West Seattle’s John Ochs, followed by a live performance by the artist on the KH Steinway. Ticket info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
(Hermit Thrush with beautyberry, photographed by Mark Ahlness, shared via the WSB Flickr group)
Events of note from the WSB West Seattle Event Calendar:
EFFECTIVE RESUME & JOB INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES: Looking for work? This free event at High Point Library at 1 pm can help. Free but registration’s required – call to see if there’s room. (3411 SW Raymond)
LEVY TO MOVE SEATTLE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE: 5:30 pm meeting downtown, open to the public. This includes review of the third-quarter progress report, which includes brief mentions of a few West Seattle projects. City Hall room L280. (600 4th Ave.)
WEST SEATTLE HS 8TH GRADE INFO NIGHT: Got an 8th grader in the family? Tonight West Seattle High School invites you to learn about the school, 6:30 pm. (3000 California SW)
WEST SEATTLE TRANSPORTATION COALITION: 6:30 pm at Neighborhood House High Point, discussing downtown changes and getting around, including guests from Commute Seattle and Imagine Greater Downtown. All welcome. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
GENESEE SCHMITZ NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL: Vote for new GSNC leadership – details here – and get an update on the future 48th/Charlestown park, 7 pm at Great American Diner and Bar. (4752 California SW)
For ongoing holiday events, check the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide! And send us info on anything you are planning, now through New Year’s, that’s not listed yet.
LOW-CODE APP DEVELOPMENT MEETUP: 6 pm at West Seattle Coworking (WSB sponsor):
This Meetup is for people of all skill levels, from all backgrounds, to come together and learn the powerful art of low-code app development. We’ll spend a couple hours each Meetup exploring real world applications of PowerApps, Power BI and Microsoft Flow. Come by and get your hands dirty creating cross-platform apps for your personal lives and business needs.
(6040 California SW)
HIGHLAND PARK WAY/HOLDEN CHANGES: As previewed here, SDOT is coming to Highland Park Improvement Club meeting at 6:30 pm to talk about the changes planned for this intersection while the city continues to seek funding for a roundabout. All welcome. (1116 SW Holden)
WORDSWEST LITERARY SERIES: 7 pm at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), Bruce Beasley, Suzanne Paola, and Carol Guess are this month’s featured writers. More info in our preview. Free! (5612 California SW)
THE BILLY JOE SHOW: 8 pm at Parliament Tavern – local favorite!
The Parliament is a 21+ venue. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
(Red-Breasted Sapsucker, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
GIVING TUESDAY: We’ve heard from a few local participants and we’ll spotlight them through the day. If you have a special Giving Tuesday donation drive going, e-mail us at email@example.com ASAP!
BABY STORY TIME: 10:30 am at Southwest Library, for little ones up to one year old. (9010 35th SWO
TODDLER STORY TIME: 10:30 am at West Seattle (Admiral) Library, for little ones 2-3 years old. (2306 42nd SW)
SIP AND SHOP POP-UP: “Sea + Pine & Alair are co-hosting a special holiday pop-up at Alair 4-7 pm. Join us on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving for a happy hour sip and shop. Sea+Pine will have its holiday collection along with special edition goods you can’t get anywhere else. And in honor of #givingtuesday you’ll have a chance to support local and give back. 10% of every purchase will be gifted to WestSide Baby. Enjoy bubbles, treats, giveaways and have fun shopping with Shandon & Jenny, both West Seattleites.” (3280 California SW)
EVENING ADMISSION WORKSHOP: 5-6 pm in the library at South Seattle College (WSB sponsor):
Attendees will get hands-on help completing their free college application. Additional topics covered include funding resources to help pay for college (including financial aid, scholarships and work study), one-on-one help with the Steps to Enroll and tips on registering for classes and new student orientation. The workshop is designed for future students interested in applying to South’s academic transfer and professional/technical career training programs, and information will also be shared on those pathways.
(6000 16th SW)
TRIVIA: 7 pm at Ounces in North Delridge. Final one before trivia goes on hiatus for winter. Free! Prizes! (3809 Delridge Way SW)
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP: La Leche League meets at Neighborhood House High Point, 10 am. (6400 Sylvan Way SW)
LINCOLN PARK SOUND STEPS: 10 am weekly walk – info here. Meet at the south end of the north parking lot. (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW)
VIADUCT CLOSURE INFO: Just a month and a half until the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes forever. Are you ready? Or – do you still have questions? 6:30 tonight at Delridge Community Center. (4501 Delridge Way SW)
DROP-IN PRESCHOOL ART: 6:30 pm, bring your 2- to 5-year-old to High Point Library to join guest teacher Miss Lisa with art projects. (3411 SW Raymond)
MENASHE FAMILY LIGHTS ON TV: “The Great Christmas Light Fight” visited West Seattle’s brightest Christmas lights display last season, and the episode debuts tonight on ABC (KOMO 4), 9 pm. This year’s display is expected to start this Friday – watch for a followup this week, as we’ll be checking on their progress!
Something for our calendar or Holiday Guide? firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!
(Dark-Eyed Junco, photographed by Mark Wangerin)
PATHFINDER WREATH SALES: West Seattle’s most legendary handmade holiday wreaths, raising money for outdoor education at Pathfinder K-8, are on sale in The Junction today, 10 am-2 pm at the KeyBank corner. (California SW/SW Alaska)
WEST SEATTLE FARMERS’ MARKET: Freshness continues into fall at this year-round market, 10 am-2 pm in the street in the heart of The Junction. And visit the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle booth at the south end of the market if you haven’t yet bought your ticket(s) for next Saturday’s pancake breakfast! (California SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska)
DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE NATIVE NW HOLIDAY GIFT FAIR: 10 am-5 pm, at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle.
Details in our calendar listing. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
CAMPFIRE JAM: New monthly jam session starts tonight at Parliament Tavern, 7 pm:
Acoustic singalong campfire jam for all! Join us at the Parliament Tavern on the last Sunday of each month starting 11/25. Bluegrass pickers and folksingers, lets unite together. Bring a song to share, come lead us in a group singing song from our songbook, or just sit back and lurk on the sidelines. If you are a bluegrass or old-time picker looking to expand, this is the jam for you. All acoustic instruments welcome.
The Parliament is 21+. (4210 SW Admiral Way)
FREE ALL-AGES YOGA: 7:30 pm Yin and Yoga Nidra session at Bikram Yoga West Seattle: “Relax and unwind while being led through relaxing postures to open up muscles and joints followed by a guided meditation.” (4747 California SW)
Something for the calendar or guide? email@example.com – thank you!
First, from the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide:
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY: Shop local every day! Today, extra incentives are being offered by many West Seattle indie businesses as part of the national spotlight on small businesses. The Junction’s updated list is here. Other businesses with special offers today are listed toward the top of our Holiday Guide.
DUWAMISH LONGHOUSE NATIVE NW GIFT FAIR: 10 am-5 pm, second of three days for the season’s first gift fair at the Duwamish Tribe Longhouse in West Seattle. Here’s our Friday coverage. (4705 W. Marginal Way SW)
STUDIO SALE: 10 am-4 pm at artist Linda McClamrock‘s studoio. (5532 SW Lander Pl)
WEST SEATTLE MOMENTIA MIX: 10:30 am at Camp Long, free monthly event for community members with memory loss, plus their family and friends. (5200 35th SW)
HIGH-SCHOOL BASKETBALL JAMBOREE: Boys’ JV and varsity teams are playing today in the 18th annual Chief Sealth International High School-hosted jamboree – JV in the Denny International Middle School gym noon-5 pm (schedule here), varsity in the CSIHS gym 1-6:30 pm (schedule here). Entry from the CSIHS side only; admission $6 for adults, $4 for students. (2600 SW Thistle)
JOHN QUINN: Singer-songwriter at C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), 7-9 pm. (5612 California SW)
KINSKI: Live in-store at Easy Street Records in The Junction. 7 pm, all ages, no cover. (California/Alaska)
‘JANE EYRE’: 7:30 pm performance for the musical presented by ArtsWest (WSB sponsor) in The Junction, directed by Mathew Wright. Go here to check ticket availability, for tonight and beyond. (4711 California SW)
FREEBO AND ALICE HOWE: 7:30 pm at Kenyon Hall:
We’re excited to have this wonderful duo return to the Kenyon Hall stage after their debut last year. Freebo is a genuine folk, rock, and blues icon who, after over 40 years of recording and touring with many of the great artists of our time (10 years with Bonnie Raitt, for instance), is regarded as one of the most gifted singer-songwriters of today.
At once timeless and original, Bostonian Alice Howe joins a soulful, impeccably tuned voice with cleverly crafted poetry. Her music has been compared to the pure, distilled sounds of Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell.
Ticket info in our calendar listing. (7904 35th SW)
Got something for the Event Calendar or Holiday Guide? E-mail us – firstname.lastname@example.org – thank you!