West Seattle Event Calendar

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Dec
1
Fri
Winter Wander 2023
Dec 1 – Dec 10 all-day

The fourth annual Winter Wander Scavenger Hunt will run from 5 PM, Friday, Dec. 1st to 7 PM, Sunday, Dec. 10th. While intended primarily as a gift to the West Seattle community, the event is free to everyone of all ages. Instructions for this year’s hunt are available for download at wondersinaliceland.com/winter-wander. Clues to the locations of fifteen local businesses and five private homes are provided in a Bingo-style clue sheet which will be posted at the same online location at 4 PM on Dec. 1st. Wanderers who submit selfies in front of the correct solutions will be entered into a drawing for duffle bags filled with gift cards and swag from local businesses. A $100 Grand Prize will be awarded to the team that earns the most points during the hunt. Extra points are awarded for donations to West Seattle and White Center Food Banks, as well as Toys for Tots. Register your team at bit.ly/winter-wander. Registration before noon on Dec. 1st to earn extra points.

Dec
2
Sat
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 2 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 2 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

Kiwanis Club of West Seattle Community Pancake Breakfast @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

DATE: First Saturday in December, 12/02/2023

TIME: 7 AM TO 11 AM

LOCATION: ALKI MASONIC CENTER, 4736 40th Ave SW

Enjoy a delicious breakfast of fluffy pancakes, ham from Husky Deli, orange juice, coffee and tea.

TICKETS: $10 at the door or on the day of the breakfast, $8 in advance.

Kids under 10 eat FREE when accompanied by a paid adult.

Purchase tickets from Kiwanis Members, at the West Seattle Farmers Market on Sundays, or online from our Tickets and Donations Page.

Photos with Santa!

TOYS FOR TOTS Collection!

SANTA PHOTOS FREE FOR KIDS – donations accepted

HAM from Husky Deli, Donated in memory of WARREN LAWLESS

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ photos with Gail Ann @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ with Gail Ann at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Candy canes for everybody!

It’s the 8th year bringing smiles to local families at the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Come throw some snowballs, ride a fire truck, read a book, and enjoy a candy cane.

Kids and Family sessions on:

Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 3, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 3 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 17, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Santa and his elf will make an appearance for limited sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3-5pm and Sunday, Dec 17 between Noon and 2.

Support your community when you stay local! Book now at:
square.site/book/L10V8J5KJVYW6/gail-ann-photography

You’ll be able to create your own holiday cards, or make prints up to 8×10! A private link of your entire session will be sent within 48 hours for downloading. $60.

This event is brought to you by Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Kids’ Hoop Shoot competition @ Lafayette Elementary
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

9 am-noon Saturday (December 2) in the gym at Lafayette Elementary (2645 California SW), the Burien Elks – whose wide service area includes West Seattle – will be holding a “hoop shoot” contest, part of a national competition for kids 8 through 13. The top scorers will move on to district competition, followed by state and nationals. There’s a chance to win scholarships through the Elks National Foundation. No preregistration required – just show up! If you have questions, squareknot85@gmail.com is how to reach local tournament director Mark Komac.

West Seattle Tae Kwon Do’s first December 2023 class @ High Point Community Center
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Classes @ High Point Community Center

“The West Seattle Tae Kwon Do Club is offering in-person classes at High Point Community Center in December. Adults (18 and older) can sign up to learn Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art known for its fast sparring techniques, dynamic forms, and strong kicks. Classes cost only $45/month and meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm and Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am.

The first class for December is on Saturday, December 2 from 9:30-11:30 am. New students can join at any time and beginners are definitely welcome!

Check out our website at http://westseattle.choitkd.org, email westseattletkd@gmail.com for questions, or call (206) 684-7422 for registration information.

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Artist Studio Holiday Event with Linda McClamrock
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Artist Studio Holiday Event
Linda McClamrock Mixed Media
Friday, Dec 1st 4-8 pm, and Saturday Dec 2nd 10 am-4:30 pm
5532 SW Lander Pl

Original art, prints, sale items, studio tour, nibbles and drinks. A free art magnet to attendees while supplies last. Please come, and bring your friends!

Drive-up food and coat drive @ Lot behind Hope Lutheran
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Holiday Artisan Market @ Keller Williams Realty
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Meet the artist at Alki Pump Station 38
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Alki Pump Station 38 Improvement Project is complete! We understand construction can be incredibly disruptive and we want to thank you so much for your patience during the work.

We’ll be celebrating the project’s completion by hosting a casual meet-and-greet with the artist of Tracing Alki, Sarah Thompson Moore. Stop by and learn firsthand from Sarah about her process and inspiration for the art installation. Light snacks will be provided. We hope to see you there!

Date: Saturday, December 2
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Location: the project site, near 1411 Alki Ave SW
While the project is complete, there are new plantings and grass seed around the pump station. To deter people and pets from walking in the areas so the grass can establish properly, the caution tape and stakes will remain up through December. Thank you for your cooperation!

Have questions about the project or art installation? Please contact the following individuals:

Jonathan Brown, Seattle Public Utilities Project Manager, at Jonathan.Brown@seattle.gov
Becky Johnson, Public Art Project Manager, at Rebecca.Johnson@seattle.gov

Open House @ The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary School
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open House @ The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary School
When: This Saturday, Nov 4 from 10-12 (future dates below)
Where: 10300 28th Ave SW
Contact: info@bridgeschoolcoop.org or 206-922-1202

Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and tour the school while learning about what makes cooperative elementary education unique. We might be just the school community you and your children have been searching for!

Saturdays 10 am-12 noon
November 4, December 2, January 6
10300 28th Ave SW, Seattle WA
You’ll learn about our whole-child, hands-on learning approach to learning, small classes, outdoor education, and emphasis on the arts. Our core teachers each have over a decade of experience in the classroom and boundless passion for our students. Many community members will be here to show you around and answer questions. You’ll meet:
– Core classroom teachers
– Outdoor Education teachers
– Creative Enrichment teachers
– Head of School and Board Members
– Current Bridge parents and caregivers
We have openings for all students ages 5-11 for the 24-25 school year! We look forward to meeting you.

Santa Paws pet photos @ Windermere West Seattle
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
South Seattle College Garden Center fall days/hours
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

South Seattle College Garden Center Dates and Hours for Fall 2023

The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by Landscape Horticulture students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers. Proceeds benefit Landscape Horticulture Program projects.

The selection includes perennials, ground covers, shrubs, some annual edibles and flowers, as well as indoor plants. Cash and electronic payments accepted.

The Garden Center is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave SW) in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. There is ample paid parking in the north lot, and visitors can generally find free parking along 16th Ave SW with a short walk to the Academy from there. View our campus map for more details.

Dates and Hours

Through December 9th, the Garden Center will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dates for 2024 will be shared after the college’s winter break.

Tilden School Open House
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Open Houses at Tilden School. We have November 4th, Saturday as our first Open House from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. No need to RSVP, just show up and we’ll take it from there.

We are also hosting a second Open House in December on the 2nd from 10:00 an until noon.

Free Saturday writing group
Dec 2 @ 10:30 am

(For location – see this site.)

This is a FREE, WEEKLY, IN-PERSON active writing group grounded in the Amherst Writers and Artists method. It is a safe, critique-free space.

WRITERS OF ALL LEVELS WELCOME. Whether you haven’t picked up a pen since high school or are a pro, you are welcome. 16 and up. For more on AWA method go to Amherstwriters.org.

THE COVID RULES: To protect our immunocompromised writers, we ask that all participants be vaccinated against COVID and, if eligible, receive timely COVID variant boosters. We follow the King County Health Department recommendations regarding masking, OR if any member of our group requests it, we will all wear masks even if KCHD does not recommend it. Please bring a mask just in case. We have extras. Thank you for doing your part to protect members whose medical concerns or treatments make COVID infection potentially deadly.

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED: Go to meetup.com/seattle-writers-block

PROCESS:

1-3 writing sessions within each 3-hour meeting. Expect to be writing for approximately 2 hours. Writing prompts will be offered as a starting point, use them or follow your own muse. After each writing session, those who wish are invited to read their work aloud for encouraging, positive response. We do not critique each other’s writing, but instead support the work and the effort.

BRING:

Snacks to share

Whatever you like to write on (paper, computer, papyrus . . .)

Ready encouragement for other writers

LEAVE AT HOME:

Pieces you’ve already written. Sharing in this group is limited to work written during the session.

Judgment of others efforts

Family reading time at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am

Regular weekly family reading time.

Pet photos with Santa @ Pet Supplies Plus
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free Santa Pet Photos will be available this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, from 11 am-4 pm, at the Pet Supplies Plus Store in West Seattle. Pet Supplies Plus is celebrating its one-year anniversary, inviting neighbors to bring their furry, scaly or feathery friends for a free photo with Santa, who will be giving away holiday cookies, coffee and hot chocolate.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Seattle Urban Book Expo 2023 – POSTPONED TO 12/2 @ Acts on Stage Theater
Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 2ND*

Seattle is gearing up for an event that promises to be nothing short of spectacular!

The 6th Seattle Urban Book Expo is set to take center stage at Acts on Stage Theatre on October 14th,
2023, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

This year’s expo promises to be bigger, better, and more thrilling than ever before!

What to Expect:

The Seattle Urban Book Expo is not just an event; it’s a celebration of literature, culture, and creativity.
This year, we are delighted to bring together an eclectic group of authors, poets, publishers, and book
enthusiasts under one roof. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

1. Meet the Literary Stars: Get up close and personal with some of the most talented authors in the
urban literary scene. Discover new voices and engage in conversations with your favorite writers.
2. Book Signings: Have your favorite books signed by the authors themselves. It’s a chance to
connect with the creative minds behind your beloved stories.
3. Panel Discussion: Gain valuable insights into the world of literature with our engaging panel
discussion. Topics ranging from storytelling to self-publishing will be explored by industry
experts.
4. Live Poetry Readings: Immerse yourself in the world of spoken word poetry with captivating live
performances that will leave you inspired.
5. Book Fair: Explore a wide array of books, from gripping novels to thought-provoking non-
fiction, all available for purchase.
6. Kids’ Corner: Nurture a love for reading in the next generation with fun activities and book-
related entertainment for children.
7. Local Artists and Vendors: Discover unique artwork and literary-themed merchandise from local
artists and vendors.

Why Attend:
The Seattle Urban Book Expo is not just a place for book lovers; it’s an opportunity to connect with the
community, celebrate diversity, and foster a love for literature. Whether you’re an avid reader, an aspiring
writer, or simply looking for a fun and cultural weekend activity, this event has something for everyone.

Event Details:
Date: October 14th, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Acts on Stage Theatre, 10806 12th Ave SW
Admission: This event is FREE and open to the public.

Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar fall hours @ South Seattle College, north lot
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar Dates and Hours for Fall 2023

Enjoy student-produced wines and affordable eats at the Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar at South Seattle College. NWWA is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave SW) in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. There is ample paid parking in the north lot, and visitors can generally find free parking along 16th Ave SW with a short walk to the Academy from there. View our campus map for more details.

Dates and Hours

Through December 9th, the Northwest Wine Academy will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-6 p.m.

Rain City Clay Holiday Show
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rain City Clay is so excited to be hosting a holiday show at our studio this December! The show will open Friday, December 1st and will run through Tuesday, December 5th. This holiday show will feature the handmade works of local Seattle / Washington state area artists who make work with clay! Shop handmade pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and more! Shop small this upcoming holiday season and support local artists.

Dates:
Friday, December 1st (4-8 pm)

Saturday, December 2nd (1-5 pm)

Sunday, December 3rd (1-5 pm)

Monday, December 4th (2-7 pm)

Tuesday, December 5th (2-7 pm)

Location: 4208 SW 100th Street

All the show & participation details can be found on the Rain City Clay website!

raincityclay.com/rcc-holiday-show-2023

Women’s retreat @ Move2Center
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Women’s Retreat

Saturday December 2, 1-6 pm, Local expert Whitney Mack will talk about how to achieve harmony with hormones.

Tickets and complete details: eventbrite.com/e/763690086607?aff=oddtdtcreator

Santa at Ounces
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Santa at Ounces!
Saturday, December 2 | 2-5pm

Santa is coming to Ounces! Stop by from 2-5pm and snap your FREE pics with Santa! Santa loves pics with kids, families, dogs…bring the whole crew! Event is FREE, Family/Dog-Friendly! Ounces will also be featuring special Holiday beer on tap and Christmas Music!

Scenes About Teens: A Musical Extravaganza matinee performance @ Chief Sealth International High School
Dec 2 @ 2:00 pm

Chief Sealth Drama Company and BAYFEST Youth Theatre present
Scenes About Teens: A Musical Extravaganza!
Featuring the full short musical 21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2023

Following the wonderfully successful reinstatement of the drama program at Chief Sealth International High School last year with our production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, produced with the help of over 50 students and staff members, we are building on that success this year with three productions. With the support of West Seattle-based BAYFEST Youth Theatre and the surrounding community, the Chief Sealth Drama Company is taking full advantage of the musical talent that already has a strong presence at the school, with our fall production that we are calling Scenes About Teens: A Musical Extravaganza!

The show features the full short musical “21 Chump Street” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights), as well as excerpts from four other great American musicals, all tied together by scenes and narration. They explore the love, grief, anger, joy, and challenges that teens face everywhere, and make for an emotion- and laughter-filled time in the theater. All the music will be performed live by faculty and student members of the school bands and orchestra.

15 cast members supported by 35+ student costume designers, musicians, set builders and technical support have been working diligently since September under the guide of a team of faculty and professional directors, designers, and choreographers. Performances will be held in the large Chief Sealth Theater, which features wonderful acoustics, comfortable seating, and is physically accessible.

This show is appropriate for all ages, and we encourage the community to not only experience the amazing work of our students and staff, but to also support the drama program at Chief Sealth as we continue to build this exciting program.

Public show times are:
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 and Saturday, December 2 at 2:30 and 7:00
Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St.
pre-purchase (online) individual tickets prices:
Students – $5.00
Adults $10.00

at the door: Students $8.00

Adults $14.00

FOR TICKETS: bayfestsealththeatrecompany.ludus.com

Concert benefiting Westside Neighbors Network Shelter @ Kenyon Hall
Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Burgers & Beats at Revelry Room
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 3 @ 1:00 am

Burgers & Beats on Saturdays:

Enjoy some of Seattle’s best smash burgers and other delights, brought to you by local chef Tim James, right outside our alley entrance. Feel free to bring your food inside and enjoy our signature cocktails and drinks. DJ sets by some of the region’s top DJs and musicians. Food 6p – 11pm. DJ’s 9p – 1am.

Christmas Movie Night @ West Seattle Christian Church
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Easy Street Slam Dunk Social fundraiser for WSHS boys’ basketball
Dec 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

From Easy Street Records – an auction and fundraiser:

UP FOR AUCTION!
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO West Seattle High School Basketball Program!

Original, unplayed
Pearl Jam 2003 exclusive fan club only, long out of print, limited edition.
Live from Santa Barbara Bowl
Christmas 10″ single
Side A “Reach Down” featuring Chris Cornell
Side B “I Believe in Miracles”
AUTOGRAPHED by Eddie Vedder
(Link)

Last year WSH made the State Tournament.
We are trying to get the players practice jerseys, warmup uni’s, water bottles, extra gym time, new shoes…all the things that relieve some of the burden from them and their families.

As you know, Eddie, Jeff, Stone, Mike, Matt, and the PJ crew…they all big hoop fans and are especially supportive of our teenage kids and the basketball way of life.

Support our public schools, our local athletes, and help enrich and encourage our youngsters to greatness #WestSeattleWildcats

Easy Street will be hosting the Slam Dunk Social this Saturday Dec 2. 6 pm
$40
Food from @duecucina
Bar & Record shop open!
Meet the players & coaches.
DJ Crispy 206 spinning too!

All-Ages Open Mic at The Spot West Seattle
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday All-ages Open Mic 7 to 10 pm

‘Snowed In’ at ArtsWest
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. Directed by Kelly Kitchens (Mrs. Caliban, Book-It Repertory Theatre) and featuring beloved Seattle musical theater stars Rachel Guyer-Mafune (ACT’s The Wolves), Christian Quinto (Village Theatre’s Mamma Mia), Sarah Russell (Seattle Rep’s Lydia and the Troll) and Nik Hagen (The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Sweeney Todd), Snowed In performs at ArtsWest from November 29 through December 23. Tickets are available online at artswest.org, or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this fast-paced musical comedy, four musical theater stars (and best friends) are commissioned by ArtsWest to write the most magical, fabulous, fantastic holiday musical of all time. The only problem is they open tomorrow night and all they have is the opening number. When they get snowed in with no escape, a cozy mountain cabin retreat becomes a drama-filled pressure cooker. Will they finish the show and make it to the stage on time?

Writers Park-Buffelen and Wright have aimed to create a holiday musical that speaks to the now. This production takes all the best elements from vintage holiday TV specials, SNL, the Rockettes and old Hollywood and mixes in the humor, voice, and reality of 2023. Co-creator Corinne Park-Buffelen remarks, “The magic of this production is that at the heart of the show, we have cast four real-life friends who have never had the opportunity to take the stage together. Mathew and I had the pleasure of writing a show around their incredible talent and chemistry. The holidays are about spending time with people that you love, and we have built that into the show by forming this incredible production team and extend that to welcoming our audiences.”

Snowed In features holiday classics alongside original music by Rich Gray (Forbidden XMas), Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes (Ranked, A Musical) with additional musical arrangements by Aaron Norman and Riley Brule, and choreography by Shadou Mintrone (The Can Can). This brand-new musical will have you dancing and singing along with the cast.

ArtsWest will present Snowed In, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Cast
Rachel Guyer-Mafune as herself
Nik Hagen as himself
Christian Quinto as himself
Sarah Russell as herself

Creative Team
Directed by – Kelly Kitchens
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christopher Kehoe
Performance Stage Manager – Leila Chung
Music Director – David Taylor Gomes
Associate Music Director / Piano Conductor – Riley Brule
Additional Musical Arrangements – Aaron Norman
Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone
Lighting Designer – Trevor Cushman
Costume Designer – Jae Hee Kim
Scenic Designer – Brandon Riel
Sound Designer – Spencer Behm
Props Master – Adaire MacCormack
Scenic Charge Artist – Bella Rivera
Board Operator – Daisy Bower
Sound Technician – Conor Fortner

About the Production
Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen & Mathew Wright with music by Rich Gray, Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes plays November 30th – December 23rd , 2023 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Scenes About Teens: A Musical Extravaganza evening performances @ Chief Sealth International High School
Dec 2 @ 7:30 pm

Chief Sealth Drama Company and BAYFEST Youth Theatre present
Scenes About Teens: A Musical Extravaganza!
Featuring the full short musical 21 Chump Street by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2, 2023

Following the wonderfully successful reinstatement of the drama program at Chief Sealth International High School last year with our production of “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen, produced with the help of over 50 students and staff members, we are building on that success this year with three productions. With the support of West Seattle-based BAYFEST Youth Theatre and the surrounding community, the Chief Sealth Drama Company is taking full advantage of the musical talent that already has a strong presence at the school, with our fall production that we are calling Scenes About Teens: A Musical Extravaganza!

The show features the full short musical “21 Chump Street” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights), as well as excerpts from four other great American musicals, all tied together by scenes and narration. They explore the love, grief, anger, joy, and challenges that teens face everywhere, and make for an emotion- and laughter-filled time in the theater. All the music will be performed live by faculty and student members of the school bands and orchestra.

15 cast members supported by 35+ student costume designers, musicians, set builders and technical support have been working diligently since September under the guide of a team of faculty and professional directors, designers, and choreographers. Performances will be held in the large Chief Sealth Theater, which features wonderful acoustics, comfortable seating, and is physically accessible.

This show is appropriate for all ages, and we encourage the community to not only experience the amazing work of our students and staff, but to also support the drama program at Chief Sealth as we continue to build this exciting program.

Public show times are:
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 and Saturday, December 2 at 2:30 and 7:00
Chief Sealth International High School
2600 SW Thistle St.
pre-purchase (online) individual tickets prices:
Students – $5.00
Adults $10.00

at the door: Students $8.00

Adults $14.00

FOR TICKETS: bayfestsealththeatrecompany.ludus.com

Dec
3
Sun
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 3 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 3 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ photos with Gail Ann @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ with Gail Ann at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Candy canes for everybody!

It’s the 8th year bringing smiles to local families at the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Come throw some snowballs, ride a fire truck, read a book, and enjoy a candy cane.

Kids and Family sessions on:

Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 3, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 3 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 17, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Santa and his elf will make an appearance for limited sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3-5pm and Sunday, Dec 17 between Noon and 2.

Support your community when you stay local! Book now at:
square.site/book/L10V8J5KJVYW6/gail-ann-photography

You’ll be able to create your own holiday cards, or make prints up to 8×10! A private link of your entire session will be sent within 48 hours for downloading. $60.

This event is brought to you by Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Westies Run Club: Sunday Funday Runday @ rotating locations
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a conversational 3-5 mile run, then hang out after for a coffee & bite to eat! Find us on Heylo: heylo.group/westies-run-club or on IG @westiesrunclub to see our rotating locations as we explore West Seattle.

Farmlink food drive for West Seattle Food Bank @ West Seattle Farmers' Market
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

What: The Farmlink Project in Collaboration with the West Seattle Farmers Market will be hosting a series of Food Drives this Holiday Season. We are also hosting an online fundraiser to raise 10,000 dollars for the food bank this Holiday Season. Rates of Food Insecurity in Seattle have steadily risen over the past couple of years leaving 1 out of 10 people food insecure in King County. Now more than ever we need your help!

When: There will be three Food Drives on 11/5, /11/19 and 12/3. All will be located at the West Seattle Farmers Market, which occurs in the Junction from 10 am to 2 pm.

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

Silent Book Club at West Seattle Library
Dec 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for an extra-special weekend gathering at the cozy and historic West Seattle Branch of Seattle Public Library (2306 42nd Ave SW).

The agenda: borrow or bring a book, read for an hour, and chat (if you want) with fellow book lovers. Adult Services Librarian Jennie Diaz is curating a special selection of books for readers. Read on the main floor among the book stacks, or head downstairs for an ultra-quiet space.

10:30 — 11:00 Settle in
11:00 — 12:00 Silent reading hour
12:00 — 12:30 Chat or keep reading

Feel free to bring a snack or warm drink to enjoy while you read. (Library rules: all drinks must have lids.) These nearby gems are offering discounts for readers that day. Mention Silent Book Club West Seattle when you order:

Bebop Waffle Shop – free coffee or tea with purchase! (woman-owned, LGBTQ-owned)
West Seattle Grounds – 10% discount for readers between 9:30 am – 12:30 pm!

Pet photos with Santa @ Pet Supplies Plus
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free Santa Pet Photos will be available this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, from 11 am-4 pm, at the Pet Supplies Plus Store in West Seattle. Pet Supplies Plus is celebrating its one-year anniversary, inviting neighbors to bring their furry, scaly or feathery friends for a free photo with Santa, who will be giving away holiday cookies, coffee and hot chocolate.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Sunday Run Club @ Ounces
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm

Sunday Run Club
Takes place every Sunday at noon at Ounces.

Run is open to all running levels and starts/finishes at Ounces. Runners can go at their own pace and distance. Just show up at Ounces at noon on any Sunday to run! Strollers and pets welcome.

www.ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events

Rain City Clay Holiday Show
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rain City Clay is so excited to be hosting a holiday show at our studio this December! The show will open Friday, December 1st and will run through Tuesday, December 5th. This holiday show will feature the handmade works of local Seattle / Washington state area artists who make work with clay! Shop handmade pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and more! Shop small this upcoming holiday season and support local artists.

Dates:
Friday, December 1st (4-8 pm)

Saturday, December 2nd (1-5 pm)

Sunday, December 3rd (1-5 pm)

Monday, December 4th (2-7 pm)

Tuesday, December 5th (2-7 pm)

Location: 4208 SW 100th Street

All the show & participation details can be found on the Rain City Clay website!

raincityclay.com/rcc-holiday-show-2023

Tea and Sci-Fi Social Meetup @ online
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Welcome to Tea & Sci-Fi Social Meetup! Join us for a delightful blend of tea tasting, sci-fi story discussions, and nerd appreciation. This meetup is for tea enthusiasts who also enjoy talking about science fiction. Engage in lively conversations, drink good tea, and exchange ideas with fellow nerds who appreciate the beauty of all things nerdy. Come sip, chat, and embrace nerdom with us!

Tea Stuff
This group is geared toward “Tea Heads” of all kinds. Whether you’re brand new to tea or already have a closet full of oolong, pu’er, and gyokuro and related teaware you’re welcome to join. We will definitely nerd out on tea and learn from each other.
Learn More About Tea

Sci-Fi Stuff
We will be talking about all sorts of sci-fi related things. Events will focus on discussing a short story, film, TV episode, podcast etc. Attendees will need to read/watch the material ahead of the meetup and then come ready to talk about it with the group.

Virtual Meeting Format
Each week we get together for at least one virtual meeting to enjoy some tea and discuss something sci-fi related.

Virtual meetings are about two hours long with some flexibility depending on how the discussion is going.
We use Google Meetings and the meeting dates, times, discussion topic and Zoom info are all on the Meetup app.
We begin with some time to go around and talk about the tea we are each drinking that day and everyone begins brewing as we chat.

Around 30 minutes in we start discussing the sci-fi related topic of the day and things generally take on a life of their own from there!

More information and joining link here.

‘Snowed In’ at ArtsWest
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. Directed by Kelly Kitchens (Mrs. Caliban, Book-It Repertory Theatre) and featuring beloved Seattle musical theater stars Rachel Guyer-Mafune (ACT’s The Wolves), Christian Quinto (Village Theatre’s Mamma Mia), Sarah Russell (Seattle Rep’s Lydia and the Troll) and Nik Hagen (The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Sweeney Todd), Snowed In performs at ArtsWest from November 29 through December 23. Tickets are available online at artswest.org, or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this fast-paced musical comedy, four musical theater stars (and best friends) are commissioned by ArtsWest to write the most magical, fabulous, fantastic holiday musical of all time. The only problem is they open tomorrow night and all they have is the opening number. When they get snowed in with no escape, a cozy mountain cabin retreat becomes a drama-filled pressure cooker. Will they finish the show and make it to the stage on time?

Writers Park-Buffelen and Wright have aimed to create a holiday musical that speaks to the now. This production takes all the best elements from vintage holiday TV specials, SNL, the Rockettes and old Hollywood and mixes in the humor, voice, and reality of 2023. Co-creator Corinne Park-Buffelen remarks, “The magic of this production is that at the heart of the show, we have cast four real-life friends who have never had the opportunity to take the stage together. Mathew and I had the pleasure of writing a show around their incredible talent and chemistry. The holidays are about spending time with people that you love, and we have built that into the show by forming this incredible production team and extend that to welcoming our audiences.”

Snowed In features holiday classics alongside original music by Rich Gray (Forbidden XMas), Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes (Ranked, A Musical) with additional musical arrangements by Aaron Norman and Riley Brule, and choreography by Shadou Mintrone (The Can Can). This brand-new musical will have you dancing and singing along with the cast.

ArtsWest will present Snowed In, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Cast
Rachel Guyer-Mafune as herself
Nik Hagen as himself
Christian Quinto as himself
Sarah Russell as herself

Creative Team
Directed by – Kelly Kitchens
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christopher Kehoe
Performance Stage Manager – Leila Chung
Music Director – David Taylor Gomes
Associate Music Director / Piano Conductor – Riley Brule
Additional Musical Arrangements – Aaron Norman
Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone
Lighting Designer – Trevor Cushman
Costume Designer – Jae Hee Kim
Scenic Designer – Brandon Riel
Sound Designer – Spencer Behm
Props Master – Adaire MacCormack
Scenic Charge Artist – Bella Rivera
Board Operator – Daisy Bower
Sound Technician – Conor Fortner

About the Production
Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen & Mathew Wright with music by Rich Gray, Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes plays November 30th – December 23rd , 2023 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Poetry for Pups author reading – dogs invited too! @ Realfine Coffee
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
West Seattle Big Band holiday concert and dance @ Admiral Church
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm
Triangular Jazztet at The Alley
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm

Two sets, 8 pm and 9 pm, on Sundays.

Sunday karaoke at Admiral Pub
Dec 3 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 4 @ 1:30 am

Sundays & Wednesdays, 9 pm-1:30 am – Karaoke with KJ host and West Seattle legend Loretta.

Dec
4
Mon
WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 4 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

Help for veterans filing disability claims @ DAV Hall
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All Military Veterans

Do you need help filing a claim for disability?

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) West Seattle Chapter #23 has trained Service Officers to help you with your claim. There is no charge , we are available on a first come first serve basis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

DAV West Seattle Chapter #23

4857 Delridge Way SW

206-933-8604

Rain City Clay Holiday Show
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rain City Clay is so excited to be hosting a holiday show at our studio this December! The show will open Friday, December 1st and will run through Tuesday, December 5th. This holiday show will feature the handmade works of local Seattle / Washington state area artists who make work with clay! Shop handmade pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and more! Shop small this upcoming holiday season and support local artists.

Dates:
Friday, December 1st (4-8 pm)

Saturday, December 2nd (1-5 pm)

Sunday, December 3rd (1-5 pm)

Monday, December 4th (2-7 pm)

Tuesday, December 5th (2-7 pm)

Location: 4208 SW 100th Street

All the show & participation details can be found on the Rain City Clay website!

raincityclay.com/rcc-holiday-show-2023

Crafting & Creativity Night at The Missing Piece
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Crafting & Creativity Night
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Missing Piece
9456 35th Ave SW

What’s your creative outlet? Knitting? Painting miniatures? Creative writing? Sketching? Calligraphy? Something else? Bring your supplies and come in to work on your crafts and hobbies at our big tables with other like-minded creative types!

Open D&D at Meeples Games
Dec 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Mondays: 6:30-10 pm
Open D&D

Seattle’s largest open D&D group can be found at Meeples Games. First time playing? No problem. Experienced player? Great! This group is for everyone from beginners of all age groups.

Each drop in session is $5, with a chance to join one of the continued campaigns. Seats are first come first serve.

Alki Meditation – Dharma Community @ Alki UCC
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Alki Meditation
Dharma Community

Join us on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month for guided Buddhist meditation, discussion, and community. Together we practice 30 minutes of mindfulness meditation, listen to a reading, and share a bit about our experiences with dharma in our lives. Every meeting is free and everyone is welcome!

7-8:30 PM

Hosted at
Alki United Church of Christ
6115 SW Hinds St.

Please bring a cushion if you have one. If you don’t have one- don’t worry! Cushions and other seating options will also be provided. We encourage folks to arrive a bit early, as we get started at 7:05 and have to close doors.

Please feel free to email us with any questions at: alkidharmacommunity(at)gmail.com

Monday Night Trivia at The Good Society
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm

Monday Night Trivia at The Good Society Public House (California/Lander).

•Hosted by Will.
• 7-9 pm
•Teams up to 8 people welcome.
•$2/person entry – winner take all.
•$20 gift card as second place

Sporcle Pub Quiz at Three 9 Lounge
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

7 pm & 8 pm. Join us for drinks, grub and lots ‘o trivia. Free to play and open to anyone 21 and older.

Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ Fauntleroy UCC
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation
7:00 – 8:30 pm (repeats every Monday)

The Chapel, Room 402, at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church or Christ

9140 California Ave SW
Free
Contact: pr@pszc.org
pszc.org/calendar/7pm-830pm-west-seattle-service/2022-06-06

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Chapel, Room 402 at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of chanting, meditation and discussion.

Everyone is welcome – people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Trivia w/Quizfix @ The Skylark
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at The Skylark – Free to play!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories. Maximum of 6 team members to be eligible for prizes.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Seattle’s Best Trivia Night is at the Skylark every Monday. Come early to grab a table and dinner.

The Westside Trio at The Alley
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Westside Trio
The Alley
Mondays 8-10 pm
No cover charge

Dec
5
Tue
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 5 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 5 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

Rain City Clay Holiday Show
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Rain City Clay is so excited to be hosting a holiday show at our studio this December! The show will open Friday, December 1st and will run through Tuesday, December 5th. This holiday show will feature the handmade works of local Seattle / Washington state area artists who make work with clay! Shop handmade pottery, sculpture, jewelry, and more! Shop small this upcoming holiday season and support local artists.

Dates:
Friday, December 1st (4-8 pm)

Saturday, December 2nd (1-5 pm)

Sunday, December 3rd (1-5 pm)

Monday, December 4th (2-7 pm)

Tuesday, December 5th (2-7 pm)

Location: 4208 SW 100th Street

All the show & participation details can be found on the Rain City Clay website!

raincityclay.com/rcc-holiday-show-2023

Weekly demonstration for racial justice
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

**IMPORTANT UPDATE: NEW TIMES ON OUR WEEKLY SIGN-WAVING EVENT**

SAME PLACE: The intersection of 16th Ave. SW & SW Holden St.; West Seattle

WHEN: TUESDAYS ONLY!

TIME: 5:00-6:00 pm

Join members of Hate Free Delridge and Puget Ridge Cohousing for this ongoing community sign-waving event and help spread the message that Black Lives Matter and the time to end systemic racism is NOW! We have signs to share or bring your own!

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Free ASL class @ West Seattle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Free ASL class. This class is held ever Tuesdays from 6 pm to 7 pm. Address is 4001 44th Ave SW. It is a beginner level and it teaches the basic communication skills of American Sign Language. All ages are welcome. The class ends on Tuesday Dec 5th. For more info or for enrollment, please call/text 206.399.7270 or email 133771651@missionary.org

Scrabble Night at The Missing Piece
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Scrabble Night
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Missing Piece
9456 35th Ave SW

themissingpiecegames.com/event/scrabble-night/all

Join us for some casual Scrabble…all experience levels welcome! We encourage you to bring your set along in case we have several tables of players.

West Seattle Community Orchestras concert #1 @ Chief Sealth IHS
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

WSCO – Free Fall Concert Part 1 @ Chief Sealth International High School

Dec 5, 6 pm-7 pm

Join us for a free night of music and community presented by the Debut and Intermediate ensembles of West Seattle Community Orchestras, with music by Berlioz, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Founded in 2002 in West Seattle, WSCO provides community musicians of all ages and abilities with opportunities for performance and growth. Join us!

Westside School Middle School Virtual Information Night @ online
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Middle School Virtual Information Night: Tuesday, December 5th, 6- 7:15 p.m.

Learn about Westside’s Middle School Program by contacting Tedh@westsideschool.org

Free track run with West Seattle Runner
Dec 5 @ 6:15 pm

Free weekly track run – all levels – meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor).

Girls’ Night at The Clay Cauldron
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tuesday evening 6:30 – 9:00 is Girls’ Night at The Clay Cauldron. Guided projects offered or work on your own projects. Potluck snacks, wine and beverages offered. Sign up or drop-in 206-330-2027, www.theclaycauldron.com, theclaycauldron5214@gmail.com

West Seattle Toastmasters 832 @ online
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm

RSVP: wstoastmasters832@gmail.com

West Seattle Toastmasters is a great place to improve your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. Club meets via Zoom on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Upcoming meeting dates: October 3 and 17, November 7 and 21, December 5 and 19. Find out more on our website https://www.westseattletm832.org

Trivia and Tacos @ Admiral Pub
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Tuesday Trivia and Tacos

Join us for Trivia with our fabulous host Hannah. 5 rounds of trivia, it’s free to play with big cash prizes. $75 cash for 1st / $50 cash for 2nd place and a $50 gift card for 3rd place.

Trivia at Ounces
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

Tuesday Trivia

Free Tuesday Trivia every Tuesday night at 7 pm

More details here: ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events

Tuesday night trivia at Zeeks Pizza West Seattle
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm

Free trivia, teams of up to 6, happy-hour prizes for beverages and food. With Geeks Who Drink.

Sporcle Pub Quiz at the Lodge
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm

Sporcle Pub Quiz at the Lodge West Seattle, every Tuesday – 2 free games at 7:30 and 8:30!

Belle of the Balls Bingo @ The Skylark
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Free to play every Tuesday from 8-10pm. New, silly prizes every week and fun for the whole family.

Dec
6
Wed
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 6 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 6 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

Help for veterans filing disability claims @ DAV Hall
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All Military Veterans

Do you need help filing a claim for disability?

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) West Seattle Chapter #23 has trained Service Officers to help you with your claim. There is no charge , we are available on a first come first serve basis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

DAV West Seattle Chapter #23

4857 Delridge Way SW

206-933-8604

Toddler Reading Time at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am

Toddler Reading Time every Wednesday at 10:30 am!

Fix-It Workshop at West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Fix-It-Workshop
Every Wednesday
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
West Seattle Tool Librar
y (Youngstown Cultural Arts Center)

Tools, appliances, small electronics, and more! Use the tools and facilities of the shop and pick our librarians’ brains to get your damaged equipment back in the action.

Availability is first-come-first-served. This workshop is provided free of charge, though donations are appreciated!

We ask that all items brought for repair be of reasonable size. We are unable to service pressure vessels, refrigeration equipment, firearms, and high-voltage electrical components.

wstools.org/events

Trivia at Locust Cider on Alki
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6-8 pm trivia, all ages!

West Seattle Runner’s free group run
Dec 6 @ 6:15 pm

Free weekly group run – all levels – meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor).

Live music at Locöl
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Free Live Music Wednesdays!
Locöl
7902 35th Ave SW
Rotating Artists
6:30 – 8:30
Free
21+

Music Bingo at The Good Society
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Do you love music? Do you like games? Come check out Music Bingo at Good Society every Wednesday from 7-9 PM! Bring your friends and enjoy some tunes and brews with chances to win prizes!

Trivia at West Seattle Brewing Company Mothership
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm

We host trivia every Wednesday night:

West Seattle Brewing Co. Mothership
Wednesday Night Trivia @ 7:00 pm
4415 Fauntleroy Way SW.

Hosted by Will Drewry
Free
Prizes for 1st & 2nd place winners

‘Snowed In’ at ArtsWest
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. Directed by Kelly Kitchens (Mrs. Caliban, Book-It Repertory Theatre) and featuring beloved Seattle musical theater stars Rachel Guyer-Mafune (ACT’s The Wolves), Christian Quinto (Village Theatre’s Mamma Mia), Sarah Russell (Seattle Rep’s Lydia and the Troll) and Nik Hagen (The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Sweeney Todd), Snowed In performs at ArtsWest from November 29 through December 23. Tickets are available online at artswest.org, or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this fast-paced musical comedy, four musical theater stars (and best friends) are commissioned by ArtsWest to write the most magical, fabulous, fantastic holiday musical of all time. The only problem is they open tomorrow night and all they have is the opening number. When they get snowed in with no escape, a cozy mountain cabin retreat becomes a drama-filled pressure cooker. Will they finish the show and make it to the stage on time?

Writers Park-Buffelen and Wright have aimed to create a holiday musical that speaks to the now. This production takes all the best elements from vintage holiday TV specials, SNL, the Rockettes and old Hollywood and mixes in the humor, voice, and reality of 2023. Co-creator Corinne Park-Buffelen remarks, “The magic of this production is that at the heart of the show, we have cast four real-life friends who have never had the opportunity to take the stage together. Mathew and I had the pleasure of writing a show around their incredible talent and chemistry. The holidays are about spending time with people that you love, and we have built that into the show by forming this incredible production team and extend that to welcoming our audiences.”

Snowed In features holiday classics alongside original music by Rich Gray (Forbidden XMas), Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes (Ranked, A Musical) with additional musical arrangements by Aaron Norman and Riley Brule, and choreography by Shadou Mintrone (The Can Can). This brand-new musical will have you dancing and singing along with the cast.

ArtsWest will present Snowed In, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Cast
Rachel Guyer-Mafune as herself
Nik Hagen as himself
Christian Quinto as himself
Sarah Russell as herself

Creative Team
Directed by – Kelly Kitchens
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christopher Kehoe
Performance Stage Manager – Leila Chung
Music Director – David Taylor Gomes
Associate Music Director / Piano Conductor – Riley Brule
Additional Musical Arrangements – Aaron Norman
Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone
Lighting Designer – Trevor Cushman
Costume Designer – Jae Hee Kim
Scenic Designer – Brandon Riel
Sound Designer – Spencer Behm
Props Master – Adaire MacCormack
Scenic Charge Artist – Bella Rivera
Board Operator – Daisy Bower
Sound Technician – Conor Fortner

About the Production
Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen & Mathew Wright with music by Rich Gray, Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes plays November 30th – December 23rd , 2023 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Open Mic Night @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Fully backlined open mic at Skylark free every Wednesday, 7:30 pm sign-up 7:30pm sign-up /Music starts at 8:30 (The line to sign up often starts to form around 7:00 so get here early!)

It’s great for musicians, but it is also a great night out to see some of Seattle’s best up and coming musicians.

  • No host to hog the spotlight, just bands/solo acts and a friendly, experienced sound engineer
  • >Full 16 track recordings of your set available for purchase ($10 for solo acts, $20 for bands), make a demo!
  • Full menu and bar available with 12 beers on tap
  • All genres welcome: solo, acoustic, electronica, full bands, and comedy of any type
    10 minutes/2 songs each

  • Gretsch house drums, Vox AC30 guitar amp, Yamaha G50410 guitar amp, Ashdown ABM500 bass amp, Shure mics, DIs, etc.
  • You are welcome to bring more gear, just talk to the sound engineer beforehand to make sure it is compatible

PLEASE NOTE: The list goes out at 7:30 but people arrive much earlier to line up and is first come first served. Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please arrive hungry and thirsty, and do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.

Sporcle Pub Quiz at the Lodge
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sporcle Pub Quiz at the Lodge West Seattle, every Wednesday – 2 free games at 7:30 and 8:30!

Trivia at Beveridge Place Pub
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm

Wednesday night trivia at 8 pm with Quizmaster J!

Wednesday karaoke at Admiral Pub
Dec 6 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 1:00 am

Karaoke at the Admiral Pub

Every Sunday and Wednesday 8 pm till 1 am

Trivia at Talarico’s
Dec 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Trivia with Phil T. $2 buy-in. Prizes. Reservations at (updated) talaricospizza.com/reservations

Karaoke at Benbow Room
Dec 6 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 7 @ 2:00 am
Dec
7
Thu
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 7 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 7 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

Drop-in assistance at Neighborhood House
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar fall hours @ South Seattle College, north lot
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar Dates and Hours for Fall 2023

Enjoy student-produced wines and affordable eats at the Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar at South Seattle College. NWWA is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave SW) in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. There is ample paid parking in the north lot, and visitors can generally find free parking along 16th Ave SW with a short walk to the Academy from there. View our campus map for more details.

Dates and Hours

Through December 9th, the Northwest Wine Academy will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-6 p.m.

West Seattle Ukulele Players @ email for location
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

WEST SEATTLE UKULELE PLAYERS: Weekly Song Circle Thursdays from 1:00-2:30 pm. Grab your ukulele (or other instrument) and come play with us – all levels welcome! Currently at C&P Coffee, but we move around. Email us at westseattleukuleleplayerswsup@gmail.com for details.

Food trucks at Highland Park Corner Store
Dec 7 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Food trucks 4-8 pm Thursdays at HPCS:

Truck of the week listed on the store’s website; we also include it in our West Seattle Thursday highlight list.

Viscon Cellars at Highland Park Corner Store
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Viscon Cellars (WSB sponsor) visits HPCS to celebrate its fall wine release.

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Board Game Night at Meeples Games
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Thursdays: 6:30-10 pm Board Game Night

Join Meeples Games for a night of board game fun! Each week we will teach you a new game and play some favorites as well. This event is open to all ages!

Highland Park Run Club @ Highland Park Corner Store
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursdays @ 6:30 – Highland Park Run Club meets for about a 3-mile run, starting and ending at Highland Park Corner Store

Westies Run Club @ Future Primitive Beach Bar
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Westies Run Club
Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Join us for a conversational 3-mile run, then hang out afterward! Now meeting at Future Primitive Beach Bar on Alki. Find us on Heylo: heylo.group/westies-run-club or on IG @westiesrunclub.

Blues night at The Spot West Seattle
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursdays are blues-music nights at The Spot.

Kundalini Yoga, Breath Work, Meditation, and Gong Bath @ Move2Center
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Kundalini Yoga, Breath Work, Meditation, and Gong Bath
Every Thursday starting November 9th, 7-8:30 pm, at our Studio.

$35 – can pay at the door or get tickets on eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kundalini-yoga-meditation-breath-work-and-gong-bath-tickets-733481060597?aff=oddtdtcreator

Piano Bar at Senior Center of West Seattle
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

PIANO BAR
Dec. 7, 7-10 pm

Join Larry Knapp and other musical guests for an evening of live music at the Senior Center. Wine, beer, specialty
cocktails, non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Entry fee: $10. Tickets available at the door or at sc-ws.org/piano-bar.

West Seattle’s Silent Book Club @ locations vary
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

West Seattle’s Silent Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at local West Seattle spots. The agenda: bring your own book, read for an hour, and chat (if you want) with fellow book lovers. Bring a book and a friend for the ideal introvert happy hour.

7:00 — 7:30 Settle in
7:30 — 8:30 Silent reading hour
8:30 — 9:00 Chat or keep reading

Visit www.instagram.com/silentbookclubwestseattle for event updates/locations.

‘Snowed In’ at ArtsWest
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. Directed by Kelly Kitchens (Mrs. Caliban, Book-It Repertory Theatre) and featuring beloved Seattle musical theater stars Rachel Guyer-Mafune (ACT’s The Wolves), Christian Quinto (Village Theatre’s Mamma Mia), Sarah Russell (Seattle Rep’s Lydia and the Troll) and Nik Hagen (The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Sweeney Todd), Snowed In performs at ArtsWest from November 29 through December 23. Tickets are available online at artswest.org, or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this fast-paced musical comedy, four musical theater stars (and best friends) are commissioned by ArtsWest to write the most magical, fabulous, fantastic holiday musical of all time. The only problem is they open tomorrow night and all they have is the opening number. When they get snowed in with no escape, a cozy mountain cabin retreat becomes a drama-filled pressure cooker. Will they finish the show and make it to the stage on time?

Writers Park-Buffelen and Wright have aimed to create a holiday musical that speaks to the now. This production takes all the best elements from vintage holiday TV specials, SNL, the Rockettes and old Hollywood and mixes in the humor, voice, and reality of 2023. Co-creator Corinne Park-Buffelen remarks, “The magic of this production is that at the heart of the show, we have cast four real-life friends who have never had the opportunity to take the stage together. Mathew and I had the pleasure of writing a show around their incredible talent and chemistry. The holidays are about spending time with people that you love, and we have built that into the show by forming this incredible production team and extend that to welcoming our audiences.”

Snowed In features holiday classics alongside original music by Rich Gray (Forbidden XMas), Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes (Ranked, A Musical) with additional musical arrangements by Aaron Norman and Riley Brule, and choreography by Shadou Mintrone (The Can Can). This brand-new musical will have you dancing and singing along with the cast.

ArtsWest will present Snowed In, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Cast
Rachel Guyer-Mafune as herself
Nik Hagen as himself
Christian Quinto as himself
Sarah Russell as herself

Creative Team
Directed by – Kelly Kitchens
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christopher Kehoe
Performance Stage Manager – Leila Chung
Music Director – David Taylor Gomes
Associate Music Director / Piano Conductor – Riley Brule
Additional Musical Arrangements – Aaron Norman
Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone
Lighting Designer – Trevor Cushman
Costume Designer – Jae Hee Kim
Scenic Designer – Brandon Riel
Sound Designer – Spencer Behm
Props Master – Adaire MacCormack
Scenic Charge Artist – Bella Rivera
Board Operator – Daisy Bower
Sound Technician – Conor Fortner

About the Production
Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen & Mathew Wright with music by Rich Gray, Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes plays November 30th – December 23rd , 2023 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

All-vinyl DJ night at Revelry Room
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Thursday Throwdown – an all-vinyl DJ night. Rare eclectic grooves are the evening’s soundtrack curated by some of Seattle’s top collectors and DJs. 8-11 pm

Dec
8
Fri
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 8 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 8 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

West Seattle Earlybirds Toastmasters Club @ Online
Dec 8 @ 7:35 am

West Seattle Earlybirds, Toastmasters Club #650
Virtual: on zoom at this time
Fridays from 7:35 am to 9:00 am
For details, email westseattleearlybirds650@gmail.com

Help for veterans filing disability claims @ DAV Hall
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All Military Veterans

Do you need help filing a claim for disability?

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) West Seattle Chapter #23 has trained Service Officers to help you with your claim. There is no charge , we are available on a first come first serve basis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

DAV West Seattle Chapter #23

4857 Delridge Way SW

206-933-8604

South Seattle College Garden Center fall days/hours
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

South Seattle College Garden Center Dates and Hours for Fall 2023

The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by Landscape Horticulture students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers. Proceeds benefit Landscape Horticulture Program projects.

The selection includes perennials, ground covers, shrubs, some annual edibles and flowers, as well as indoor plants. Cash and electronic payments accepted.

The Garden Center is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave SW) in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. There is ample paid parking in the north lot, and visitors can generally find free parking along 16th Ave SW with a short walk to the Academy from there. View our campus map for more details.

Dates and Hours

Through December 9th, the Garden Center will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dates for 2024 will be shared after the college’s winter break.

Stay ‘n’ Play open gym @ Arbor Heights Community Church
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar fall hours @ South Seattle College, north lot
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar Dates and Hours for Fall 2023

Enjoy student-produced wines and affordable eats at the Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar at South Seattle College. NWWA is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave SW) in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. There is ample paid parking in the north lot, and visitors can generally find free parking along 16th Ave SW with a short walk to the Academy from there. View our campus map for more details.

Dates and Hours

Through December 9th, the Northwest Wine Academy will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-6 p.m.

After-School Magic League @ Meeples Games
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fridays: 4-6 pm After School Magic League

Join one of our Magic: the Gathering experts for an afternoon of Magic fun! This event is perfect for everyone 12+ who are looking to learn a little more about Magic: the Gathering. This event is $5 per week.

Crystals 101 at Inner Alchemy
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Crystals 101
October 13, November 10th, December 8th
7-8 pm
$35
Inner Alchemy, 3043 California Ave SW

Join us for an enchanting journey into the world of crystals at Inner Alchemy. Discover the mystical powers and healing properties of these beautiful gems. If you’re a beginner, this in-person event in the center of West Seattle’s Crystal shop is a perfect introduction. Get ready to dive into the magical realm of crystals and unlock their secrets. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore the wonders of crystals. Kids ages 12 and up are welcome!

DJ Dance Night at The Spot West Seattle
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Friday – Dj Dance Night at The Spot West Seattle 7 to 10 pm

Duff McKagan at Easy Street Records
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm
West Seattle Community Orchestra concert #2 @ Chief Sealth IHS Auditorium
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WSCO – Free Fall Concert Part 2 @ Chief Sealth International High School
Dec 8, 7 pm-9 pm

Join us for a free night of music and community presented by the Symphony and Wind Symphony ensembles of West Seattle Community Orchestras, with music by Grainger, Lovrien, Ravel, and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Founded in 2002 in West Seattle, WSCO provides community musicians of all ages and abilities with opportunities for performance and growth. Join us!

‘Snowed In’ at ArtsWest
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. Directed by Kelly Kitchens (Mrs. Caliban, Book-It Repertory Theatre) and featuring beloved Seattle musical theater stars Rachel Guyer-Mafune (ACT’s The Wolves), Christian Quinto (Village Theatre’s Mamma Mia), Sarah Russell (Seattle Rep’s Lydia and the Troll) and Nik Hagen (The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Sweeney Todd), Snowed In performs at ArtsWest from November 29 through December 23. Tickets are available online at artswest.org, or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this fast-paced musical comedy, four musical theater stars (and best friends) are commissioned by ArtsWest to write the most magical, fabulous, fantastic holiday musical of all time. The only problem is they open tomorrow night and all they have is the opening number. When they get snowed in with no escape, a cozy mountain cabin retreat becomes a drama-filled pressure cooker. Will they finish the show and make it to the stage on time?

Writers Park-Buffelen and Wright have aimed to create a holiday musical that speaks to the now. This production takes all the best elements from vintage holiday TV specials, SNL, the Rockettes and old Hollywood and mixes in the humor, voice, and reality of 2023. Co-creator Corinne Park-Buffelen remarks, “The magic of this production is that at the heart of the show, we have cast four real-life friends who have never had the opportunity to take the stage together. Mathew and I had the pleasure of writing a show around their incredible talent and chemistry. The holidays are about spending time with people that you love, and we have built that into the show by forming this incredible production team and extend that to welcoming our audiences.”

Snowed In features holiday classics alongside original music by Rich Gray (Forbidden XMas), Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes (Ranked, A Musical) with additional musical arrangements by Aaron Norman and Riley Brule, and choreography by Shadou Mintrone (The Can Can). This brand-new musical will have you dancing and singing along with the cast.

ArtsWest will present Snowed In, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Cast
Rachel Guyer-Mafune as herself
Nik Hagen as himself
Christian Quinto as himself
Sarah Russell as herself

Creative Team
Directed by – Kelly Kitchens
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christopher Kehoe
Performance Stage Manager – Leila Chung
Music Director – David Taylor Gomes
Associate Music Director / Piano Conductor – Riley Brule
Additional Musical Arrangements – Aaron Norman
Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone
Lighting Designer – Trevor Cushman
Costume Designer – Jae Hee Kim
Scenic Designer – Brandon Riel
Sound Designer – Spencer Behm
Props Master – Adaire MacCormack
Scenic Charge Artist – Bella Rivera
Board Operator – Daisy Bower
Sound Technician – Conor Fortner

About the Production
Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen & Mathew Wright with music by Rich Gray, Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes plays November 30th – December 23rd , 2023 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Sound healing events with Inner Alchemy @ Move2Center
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

Friday December 1, Sound healing with Reiki energy, 7:30-8:30 pm, $35.

Friday December 8th, Holiday Sound Healing Concert, 7:30-8:30 pm, $35.

Friday December 15th, Sound and Acupuncture, 7:30-8:30 pm, $45.

Friday December 22, Holiday Sound Bath, 7:30-8:30 pm, $35.

Tickets at: eventbrite.com/o/maari-falsetto-15814119330

DJ Night at Revelry Room
Dec 8 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 9 @ 1:00 am

Fridays – DJ Night at Revelry Room (behind Jet City Labs) – enjoy cocktails and DJ sets by some of the region’s top DJs and musicians. Music 9p – 1a

Dec
9
Sat
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 9 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

Glorious Lights of West Seattle 2023 @ The Junction
Dec 9 all-day

AI light show and more – details to come!

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 9 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

Free group run with West Seattle Runner
Dec 9 @ 8:00 am

Free weekly group run – all levels – meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor).

Heavily Meditated @ Move2Center
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Heavily Meditated, a community meditation.
Saturdays 9-10 am starting December 9th.
Free event – register at: eventbrite.com/e/765775885287?aff=oddtdtcreator

West Seattle Toy Exchange @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

What is this event? A sustainable, affordable opportunity to swap out (or donate) the gently-used, no-longer-exciting toys in your home.

We will also have a bake sale, coffee and cocoa by donation to support the Louisa Boren STEM K8 PTA

What to exchange: toys! Puzzles, legos and toys are encouraged, Please do not bring books, clothing or sporting equipment

What are the rules? This event is for anyone looking to trade toys, donate toys, or who would like to take some toys to gift to kids. You do not need to donate any toys to participate. Please, no resellers.

What happens to unclaimed toys? Any unclaimed toys at the end of the event will be donated to charity

Can I donate toys in advance? Yes! A bin is available in the hallway of the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse, open Monday through Friday, 6:30 am – 9:00 pm. You may also reach out via email link below to coordinate toy pick up. Thank you for your support!

HoliDaze: A 6-Week Psychotherapy Group for Transforming Your Holiday Season @ online
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am

HoliDaze: A 6-Week Psychotherapy Group for Transforming Your Holiday Season

Are the holidays a difficult time for you? Do you find yourself feeling lonely or overwhelmed due to difficult family dynamics or other challenging circumstances? You’re not alone. Introducing HoliDaze, an online therapy group designed specifically for adults who struggle during the holiday season. Whether it’s the weight of estrangement or the ache of loneliness, Holidaze is here to provide you with a supportive community and the nourishment you need to navigate this challenging time.

This is a space oriented toward liberation and possibilities therefore all nations, races, genders, abilities and other oppressed identities are not only welcome but encouraged to reach out. I am an experienced therapist specializing in complex trauma. My approach is primarily relational and attachment oriented incorporating the Liberation Health Framework, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and elements of other modalities including DBT and CBT.

Join us on Zoom Saturday mornings at 10 am PST starting November 18th through December 30. Sessions will be 90 minutes at $75 per session (sliding scale available with a limit of $50 per session). We will embark on a transformative six-week journey that will empower you to reclaim the holidays and cultivate a sense of possibility, even during the most challenging times. Remember, you deserve a season of healing and growth. This is where you’ll find the center of you.

Reach out on my Booking page for a free 20-minute consultation as the first step toward registering.

South Seattle College Garden Center fall days/hours
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

South Seattle College Garden Center Dates and Hours for Fall 2023

The Garden Center at South Seattle College provides Landscape Horticulture students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of plants while gaining real-world retail experience. Plants available for sale are selected, propagated, grown and presented by Landscape Horticulture students. Additional plants are brought in from local growers. Proceeds benefit Landscape Horticulture Program projects.

The selection includes perennials, ground covers, shrubs, some annual edibles and flowers, as well as indoor plants. Cash and electronic payments accepted.

The Garden Center is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave SW) in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. There is ample paid parking in the north lot, and visitors can generally find free parking along 16th Ave SW with a short walk to the Academy from there. View our campus map for more details.

Dates and Hours

Through December 9th, the Garden Center will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Dates for 2024 will be shared after the college’s winter break.

Free Saturday writing group
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am

(For location – see this site.)

This is a FREE, WEEKLY, IN-PERSON active writing group grounded in the Amherst Writers and Artists method. It is a safe, critique-free space.

WRITERS OF ALL LEVELS WELCOME. Whether you haven’t picked up a pen since high school or are a pro, you are welcome. 16 and up. For more on AWA method go to Amherstwriters.org.

THE COVID RULES: To protect our immunocompromised writers, we ask that all participants be vaccinated against COVID and, if eligible, receive timely COVID variant boosters. We follow the King County Health Department recommendations regarding masking, OR if any member of our group requests it, we will all wear masks even if KCHD does not recommend it. Please bring a mask just in case. We have extras. Thank you for doing your part to protect members whose medical concerns or treatments make COVID infection potentially deadly.

REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT REQUIRED: Go to meetup.com/seattle-writers-block

PROCESS:

1-3 writing sessions within each 3-hour meeting. Expect to be writing for approximately 2 hours. Writing prompts will be offered as a starting point, use them or follow your own muse. After each writing session, those who wish are invited to read their work aloud for encouraging, positive response. We do not critique each other’s writing, but instead support the work and the effort.

BRING:

Snacks to share

Whatever you like to write on (paper, computer, papyrus . . .)

Ready encouragement for other writers

LEAVE AT HOME:

Pieces you’ve already written. Sharing in this group is limited to work written during the session.

Judgment of others efforts

Explorer West Middle School Open House
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am

Open House events: Saturday, November 4 at 1 PM and Saturday, December 9 at 11 AM.

You’re invited! Whether you have a 5th grade student thinking about next year or want to begin middle school research early. Our event features a program with faculty, current students, and families, as well as time to visit our classrooms to offer an in-depth look at our community and programs. Event registration is available (but not required) through Ravenna. We’re located at 10015 28th Ave SW.

Family reading time at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am

Regular weekly family reading time.

Santa photos – pets welcome too @ John L. Scott West Seattle
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

We will have Santa in the office here at 4445 California Ave SW on December 9th from 11-2. Pets are welcome too. We don’t have a photographer so people are welcome to take pictures with their phones.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Holiday pet photo booth @ Mud Bay
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come and get ready for the holidays with your fur babies at the West Seattle Mud Bay!
We’re holding a photo booth from 12-4 on Saturday, December 9th. This event is free and we encourage all pets to join us.

Holiday Market at Box Bar
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

At the Box Bar on Saturday, December 9 from 1:00-5:00 PM, more than 15 local artists will be sharing their wares. The restaurant will be open for delicious vegan fare and cocktails throughout:

instagram.com/p/CzpT5XbPLFS

Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar fall hours @ South Seattle College, north lot
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar Dates and Hours for Fall 2023

Enjoy student-produced wines and affordable eats at the Northwest Wine Academy Tasting Room and Wine Bar at South Seattle College. NWWA is located in the North Parking Lot at South Seattle College (6000 16th Ave SW) in the Puget Ridge neighborhood of West Seattle. There is ample paid parking in the north lot, and visitors can generally find free parking along 16th Ave SW with a short walk to the Academy from there. View our campus map for more details.

Dates and Hours

Through December 9th, the Northwest Wine Academy will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1-6 p.m.

Hometown Holidays Glorious Lights of West Seattle Festival @ various Junction locations
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Schedule for GLOWS (Glorious Lights of West Seattle) Festival
December 9th, 2023
4:00 PM Festival begins. Host Introduction. Night Market and Beer & Wine Garden are open.

4:00-5:00 PM Costume contestants walk through tunnel of lights

4:05 PM Endolyne Children’s Choir Performance

4:30 PM The School of Rock Performance

5:30 PM Light Costume Contest on Stage

6:00 PM The West Seattle All-Star Jazz Ensemble -Led by Jay Cates & Andrew Joslyn

7:00 PM Menashe Public Address & Tree Lighting

7:15 PM West Seattle GLOWS Art Presentation

8:00 PM Night Market and Beer & Mulled Wine Garden close.

Girl Scout Troop 40171’s Parents Night Out! @ Peace Lutheran Fellowship Hall
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Girl Scout Troop 40171’s December 9th Parents Night Out!

Go enjoy yourself knowing your children are in good hands and having a great time with Girl Scout Troop 40171!
We have a full line up of fun festive winter activities to entertain 5-11 year olds: including cookie decorating, festive winter crafts and games, and a pizza dinner.
Our Ambassador level (juniors and seniors in high school) Girl Scout troop is fundraising for our troop to travel to Our Chalet – a Girl Scout world center in Switzerland – as the culmination of our scouting experience.
We are all trained in first aid and have experience babysitting.
Stuffed animals, cozy blankets, and lovies welcome!
Register using this form.

Burgers & Beats at Revelry Room
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 10 @ 1:00 am

Burgers & Beats on Saturdays:

Enjoy some of Seattle’s best smash burgers and other delights, brought to you by local chef Tim James, right outside our alley entrance. Feel free to bring your food inside and enjoy our signature cocktails and drinks. DJ sets by some of the region’s top DJs and musicians. Food 6p – 11pm. DJ’s 9p – 1am.

Southall at Easy Street Records
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm
All-Ages Open Mic at The Spot West Seattle
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Saturday All-ages Open Mic 7 to 10 pm

‘Snowed In’ at ArtsWest
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. Directed by Kelly Kitchens (Mrs. Caliban, Book-It Repertory Theatre) and featuring beloved Seattle musical theater stars Rachel Guyer-Mafune (ACT’s The Wolves), Christian Quinto (Village Theatre’s Mamma Mia), Sarah Russell (Seattle Rep’s Lydia and the Troll) and Nik Hagen (The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Sweeney Todd), Snowed In performs at ArtsWest from November 29 through December 23. Tickets are available online at artswest.org, or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this fast-paced musical comedy, four musical theater stars (and best friends) are commissioned by ArtsWest to write the most magical, fabulous, fantastic holiday musical of all time. The only problem is they open tomorrow night and all they have is the opening number. When they get snowed in with no escape, a cozy mountain cabin retreat becomes a drama-filled pressure cooker. Will they finish the show and make it to the stage on time?

Writers Park-Buffelen and Wright have aimed to create a holiday musical that speaks to the now. This production takes all the best elements from vintage holiday TV specials, SNL, the Rockettes and old Hollywood and mixes in the humor, voice, and reality of 2023. Co-creator Corinne Park-Buffelen remarks, “The magic of this production is that at the heart of the show, we have cast four real-life friends who have never had the opportunity to take the stage together. Mathew and I had the pleasure of writing a show around their incredible talent and chemistry. The holidays are about spending time with people that you love, and we have built that into the show by forming this incredible production team and extend that to welcoming our audiences.”

Snowed In features holiday classics alongside original music by Rich Gray (Forbidden XMas), Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes (Ranked, A Musical) with additional musical arrangements by Aaron Norman and Riley Brule, and choreography by Shadou Mintrone (The Can Can). This brand-new musical will have you dancing and singing along with the cast.

ArtsWest will present Snowed In, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Cast
Rachel Guyer-Mafune as herself
Nik Hagen as himself
Christian Quinto as himself
Sarah Russell as herself

Creative Team
Directed by – Kelly Kitchens
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christopher Kehoe
Performance Stage Manager – Leila Chung
Music Director – David Taylor Gomes
Associate Music Director / Piano Conductor – Riley Brule
Additional Musical Arrangements – Aaron Norman
Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone
Lighting Designer – Trevor Cushman
Costume Designer – Jae Hee Kim
Scenic Designer – Brandon Riel
Sound Designer – Spencer Behm
Props Master – Adaire MacCormack
Scenic Charge Artist – Bella Rivera
Board Operator – Daisy Bower
Sound Technician – Conor Fortner

About the Production
Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen & Mathew Wright with music by Rich Gray, Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes plays November 30th – December 23rd , 2023 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Northwest Firelight Chorale concert @ St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Dec
10
Sun
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 10 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 10 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ photos with Gail Ann @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ with Gail Ann at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Candy canes for everybody!

It’s the 8th year bringing smiles to local families at the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Come throw some snowballs, ride a fire truck, read a book, and enjoy a candy cane.

Kids and Family sessions on:

Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 3, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 3 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 17, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Santa and his elf will make an appearance for limited sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3-5pm and Sunday, Dec 17 between Noon and 2.

Support your community when you stay local! Book now at:
square.site/book/L10V8J5KJVYW6/gail-ann-photography

You’ll be able to create your own holiday cards, or make prints up to 8×10! A private link of your entire session will be sent within 48 hours for downloading. $60.

This event is brought to you by Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Westies Run Club: Sunday Funday Runday @ rotating locations
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a conversational 3-5 mile run, then hang out after for a coffee & bite to eat! Find us on Heylo: heylo.group/westies-run-club or on IG @westiesrunclub to see our rotating locations as we explore West Seattle.

Jet City Beignet pop-up at Highland Park Corner Store
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Jet City Beignet Pop Up @ HPCS
Date: Sunday December 10
Time: 10 am-2 pm
What: West Seattle’s favorite beignets are popping up at Highland Park Corner Store! Come by to support another local business and grab a dozen fresh, hot, delicious beignets to share with friends and family!

West Seattle Farmers Market @ West Seattle Junction
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Every Sunday, year-round! In The West Seattle Junction, on California Ave SW between SW Oregon and SW Alaska. Look for the newest Ripe ‘n’ Ready List here.

West Seattle Tool Library @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

Tue/Thu: 5 pm–8 pm
Sat/Sun: 11 am–4 pm

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Sunday Run Club @ Ounces
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm

Sunday Run Club
Takes place every Sunday at noon at Ounces.

Run is open to all running levels and starts/finishes at Ounces. Runners can go at their own pace and distance. Just show up at Ounces at noon on any Sunday to run! Strollers and pets welcome.

www.ounceswestseattle.com/upcoming-events

Winter Market at Till Dawn
Dec 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tea and Sci-Fi Social Meetup @ online
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Welcome to Tea & Sci-Fi Social Meetup! Join us for a delightful blend of tea tasting, sci-fi story discussions, and nerd appreciation. This meetup is for tea enthusiasts who also enjoy talking about science fiction. Engage in lively conversations, drink good tea, and exchange ideas with fellow nerds who appreciate the beauty of all things nerdy. Come sip, chat, and embrace nerdom with us!

Tea Stuff
This group is geared toward “Tea Heads” of all kinds. Whether you’re brand new to tea or already have a closet full of oolong, pu’er, and gyokuro and related teaware you’re welcome to join. We will definitely nerd out on tea and learn from each other.
Learn More About Tea

Sci-Fi Stuff
We will be talking about all sorts of sci-fi related things. Events will focus on discussing a short story, film, TV episode, podcast etc. Attendees will need to read/watch the material ahead of the meetup and then come ready to talk about it with the group.

Virtual Meeting Format
Each week we get together for at least one virtual meeting to enjoy some tea and discuss something sci-fi related.

Virtual meetings are about two hours long with some flexibility depending on how the discussion is going.
We use Google Meetings and the meeting dates, times, discussion topic and Zoom info are all on the Meetup app.
We begin with some time to go around and talk about the tea we are each drinking that day and everyone begins brewing as we chat.

Around 30 minutes in we start discussing the sci-fi related topic of the day and things generally take on a life of their own from there!

More information and joining link here.

‘Snowed In’ at ArtsWest
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm

This holiday season, ArtsWest will present the world premiere of Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen and ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright. Directed by Kelly Kitchens (Mrs. Caliban, Book-It Repertory Theatre) and featuring beloved Seattle musical theater stars Rachel Guyer-Mafune (ACT’s The Wolves), Christian Quinto (Village Theatre’s Mamma Mia), Sarah Russell (Seattle Rep’s Lydia and the Troll) and Nik Hagen (The 5th Avenue Theatre’s Sweeney Todd), Snowed In performs at ArtsWest from November 29 through December 23. Tickets are available online at artswest.org, or by phone at (206) 938.0963.

In this fast-paced musical comedy, four musical theater stars (and best friends) are commissioned by ArtsWest to write the most magical, fabulous, fantastic holiday musical of all time. The only problem is they open tomorrow night and all they have is the opening number. When they get snowed in with no escape, a cozy mountain cabin retreat becomes a drama-filled pressure cooker. Will they finish the show and make it to the stage on time?

Writers Park-Buffelen and Wright have aimed to create a holiday musical that speaks to the now. This production takes all the best elements from vintage holiday TV specials, SNL, the Rockettes and old Hollywood and mixes in the humor, voice, and reality of 2023. Co-creator Corinne Park-Buffelen remarks, “The magic of this production is that at the heart of the show, we have cast four real-life friends who have never had the opportunity to take the stage together. Mathew and I had the pleasure of writing a show around their incredible talent and chemistry. The holidays are about spending time with people that you love, and we have built that into the show by forming this incredible production team and extend that to welcoming our audiences.”

Snowed In features holiday classics alongside original music by Rich Gray (Forbidden XMas), Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes (Ranked, A Musical) with additional musical arrangements by Aaron Norman and Riley Brule, and choreography by Shadou Mintrone (The Can Can). This brand-new musical will have you dancing and singing along with the cast.

ArtsWest will present Snowed In, Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm.

Cast
Rachel Guyer-Mafune as herself
Nik Hagen as himself
Christian Quinto as himself
Sarah Russell as herself

Creative Team
Directed by – Kelly Kitchens
Rehearsal Stage Manager – Christopher Kehoe
Performance Stage Manager – Leila Chung
Music Director – David Taylor Gomes
Associate Music Director / Piano Conductor – Riley Brule
Additional Musical Arrangements – Aaron Norman
Choreographer – Shadou Mintrone
Lighting Designer – Trevor Cushman
Costume Designer – Jae Hee Kim
Scenic Designer – Brandon Riel
Sound Designer – Spencer Behm
Props Master – Adaire MacCormack
Scenic Charge Artist – Bella Rivera
Board Operator – Daisy Bower
Sound Technician – Conor Fortner

About the Production
Snowed In, a new holiday musical by Corinne Park-Buffelen & Mathew Wright with music by Rich Gray, Corinne Park-Buffelen, and David Taylor Gomes plays November 30th – December 23rd , 2023 at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery (4711 California Ave SW, Seattle WA 98116). Tickets (ranging from $15 – $45) may be purchased online at www.artswest.org, by phone at 206.938.0339, or at the Box Office Thurs. – Sat. 2:00 – 7:00pm, Sundays 11:00 am-3:00 pm.

Triangular Jazztet at The Alley
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm

Two sets, 8 pm and 9 pm, on Sundays.

Sunday karaoke at Admiral Pub
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 1:30 am

Sundays & Wednesdays, 9 pm-1:30 am – Karaoke with KJ host and West Seattle legend Loretta.

Dec
11
Mon
WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 11 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

Help for veterans filing disability claims @ DAV Hall
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

All Military Veterans

Do you need help filing a claim for disability?

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) West Seattle Chapter #23 has trained Service Officers to help you with your claim. There is no charge , we are available on a first come first serve basis every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

DAV West Seattle Chapter #23

4857 Delridge Way SW

206-933-8604

Crafting & Creativity Night at The Missing Piece
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Crafting & Creativity Night
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Missing Piece
9456 35th Ave SW

What’s your creative outlet? Knitting? Painting miniatures? Creative writing? Sketching? Calligraphy? Something else? Bring your supplies and come in to work on your crafts and hobbies at our big tables with other like-minded creative types!

Open D&D at Meeples Games
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Mondays: 6:30-10 pm
Open D&D

Seattle’s largest open D&D group can be found at Meeples Games. First time playing? No problem. Experienced player? Great! This group is for everyone from beginners of all age groups.

Each drop in session is $5, with a chance to join one of the continued campaigns. Seats are first come first serve.

Introduction to Meditation @ Alki UCC
Dec 11 @ 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

The Alki Dharma Community is offering an “Introduction to Meditation” group every second Monday of the month from 7-8 pm at Alki United Church of Christ.

Topics will include the history and uses of meditation, and introduction to “mindfulness” and “calm abiding” meditation practices. Participants are asked to bring a cushion if they have one and comfortable clothes for sitting. Donations are encouraged and will go to Alki UCC for use of the building. Doors are open from 6:45-7 and all are welcome.

Monday Night Trivia at The Good Society
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm

Monday Night Trivia at The Good Society Public House (California/Lander).

•Hosted by Will.
• 7-9 pm
•Teams up to 8 people welcome.
•$2/person entry – winner take all.
•$20 gift card as second place

Sporcle Pub Quiz at Three 9 Lounge
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

7 pm & 8 pm. Join us for drinks, grub and lots ‘o trivia. Free to play and open to anyone 21 and older.

Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation @ Fauntleroy UCC
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Weekly Zen Sitting/Meditation
7:00 – 8:30 pm (repeats every Monday)

The Chapel, Room 402, at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church or Christ

9140 California Ave SW
Free
Contact: pr@pszc.org
pszc.org/calendar/7pm-830pm-west-seattle-service/2022-06-06

Puget Sound Zen hosts a weekly Monday evening sitting/meditation in the Chapel, Room 402 at the Fauntleroy Church/United Church of Christ. Evenings will consist of chanting, meditation and discussion.

Everyone is welcome – people from all different meditation/spiritual traditions, people who have never meditated, and people who are curious.

If you arrive 10 minutes before the service we’ll give you some brief instructions, or you can just walk in and follow along.

Trivia w/Quizfix @ The Skylark
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Quiz Night on Monday nights, 7:30 pm, at The Skylark – Free to play!

Six Rounds, ten questions each. This includes an audio round, a picture round, three themed rounds and a random round with questions from several different categories. Maximum of 6 team members to be eligible for prizes.

Prizes:
1st place: $25 gift certificate
2nd place: $15 gift certificate
next to last place: pitcher of Cold Beer Pilsner

Seattle’s Best Trivia Night is at the Skylark every Monday. Come early to grab a table and dinner.

The Westside Trio at The Alley
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Westside Trio
The Alley
Mondays 8-10 pm
No cover charge

Dec
12
Tue
Alki Bike and Board donation drive for Treehouse
Dec 12 all-day

Alki Bike and Board X Treehouse

Support Youth in Foster Care This Winter! Alki Bike And Board is hosting a drive for Treehouse from November 4- December 15th! We will be accepting donations at the bike shop: 2606 California Ave SW. Please drop off during store hours. Tuesday-Thursday 12-6 pm, Friday- Saturday 10-6 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm. Please make sure all items are NEW or in GREAT used condition.

Items accepted:

BIKES! Used children’s and youth bikes, must be in good condition(no rust or damage) and safe! We will provide a tune and safety check for all bikes donated

Clothing items- (preferably girl and boy child items)

Holiday gifts – Music toys, learning toys( shapes and numbers), Arts and crafts, plush toys etc

Hygiene items – Must be NEW. Body wash, deodorant, menstrual products, Curly hair products, Diapers size 3,4,5.

Treehouse is a non-profit organization that provides academic and emotional support to foster youth in Washington State. They believe that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and thrive, regardless of their circumstances. By hosting this drive, we aim to help provide essential items and support to children in foster care.

WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAY GUIDE 2023
Dec 12 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm

The definitive list of West Seattle holiday events and info – go here.

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ photos with Gail Ann @ Fauntleroy Schoolhouse
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

2023 ‘Holiday Fun’ with Gail Ann at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Candy canes for everybody!

It’s the 8th year bringing smiles to local families at the historic Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. Come throw some snowballs, ride a fire truck, read a book, and enjoy a candy cane.

Kids and Family sessions on:

Saturday, December 2, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 3, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Saturday, December 10, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, December 12, 3 pm – 7 pm
Wednesday, December 13, 3 pm – 7 pm
Saturday, December 16, 8:30 am – 2 pm
Sunday, December 17, 8:30 am – 2 pm

Santa and his elf will make an appearance for limited sessions on Tuesday, Dec. 12 from 3-5pm and Sunday, Dec 17 between Noon and 2.

Support your community when you stay local! Book now at:
square.site/book/L10V8J5KJVYW6/gail-ann-photography

You’ll be able to create your own holiday cards, or make prints up to 8×10! A private link of your entire session will be sent within 48 hours for downloading. $60.

This event is brought to you by Fauntleroy Fall Festival, Gail Ann Photography, Fauntleroy Schoolhouse (FCSA) & Children’s Center (FCC).

Weekly demonstration for racial justice
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

**IMPORTANT UPDATE: NEW TIMES ON OUR WEEKLY SIGN-WAVING EVENT**

SAME PLACE: The intersection of 16th Ave. SW & SW Holden St.; West Seattle

WHEN: TUESDAYS ONLY!

TIME: 5:00-6:00 pm

Join members of Hate Free Delridge and Puget Ridge Cohousing for this ongoing community sign-waving event and help spread the message that Black Lives Matter and the time to end systemic racism is NOW! We have signs to share or bring your own!

West Seattle Tool Library, Tuesday/Thursday hours @ Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The West Seattle Tool Library is open at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center space (east side of main building).

West Seattle Tool Library provides free, community access to a wide variety of tools, training, and sustainable resources. Utilizing a diverse collection of over 1,500 tools, our membership has successfully grown entire community orchards, built mini-greenhouses, and even just mowed their own lawns. From basic tasks to brilliant innovations, the projects accomplished by the West Seattle Tool Library’s 780+ members have made all the tools in the collection proud to be working again.

Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee, new day/time @ online
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

Camp Second Chance
Community Advisory Committee
Meeting Announcement

Take note! The day and time for our recurring meetings will now be the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm!

Join Zoom Meeting
us02web.zoom.us/j/84085719253

Meeting ID: 840 8571 9253
Passcode: 245935

Phone
253-215-8782

Scrabble Night at The Missing Piece
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Scrabble Night
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The Missing Piece
9456 35th Ave SW

themissingpiecegames.com/event/scrabble-night/all

Join us for some casual Scrabble…all experience levels welcome! We encourage you to bring your set along in case we have several tables of players.

Free track run with West Seattle Runner
Dec 12 @ 6:15 pm

Free weekly track run – all levels – meet at West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor).