West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!


USING THE CALENDAR: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for our annual Native art market and gift fair this holiday season! Free and open to the public, this event features local vendors and Native makers and artists showcasing goods including wood carvings, bead work, drums, prints, paintings, and more. Grab some fry bread and hot coffee and escape the Seattle winter for two weekends in November and December to find the perfect gifts for family, friends, or yourself!

Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
10 am-5 pm
November 29, 30, December 1
December 13,14,15

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Click! Pop-Up with Lorene Edwards Forkner
Dec 15 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Pop-Up with local artist Lorene Edwards Forkner – stop by Click! while you’re at the Farmers’ Market. Full details here.

CNC Machining Open House @ South Seattle College--Georgetown Campus
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines are radically changing the future of manufacturing. CNC Technicians use computerized mills, lathes, grinders, and drill presses to produce the complex, 3-D structures needed across industry. Our information sessions at the Georgetown Campus allow students to tour the program space and meet their instructor.

Open Houses also give prospective students the opportunity to register for their classes.

Sessions are held at South’s Georgetown Campus in Building A, Room 122. Parking permits will be available. Learn more about the CNC Machining program.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Volunteer Forest Restoration Event @ (see listing)
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

You and your fellow volunteers will participate in fun, hands-on conservation work led by staff with DNDA’s Urban Forest Restoration Program. Restoration work includes removing invasive plants, planting native species, and mulching new plantings, depending on the restoration progress in each site. Work parties are often accompanied by live musicians, bringing the arts and nature together for our enjoyment!

December 3, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St
December 10, 2019
College Street Ravine, 5050 SW College St, Seattle, WA 98116
December 14, 2019
Thistle Street Greenspace, 25th Ave SW and SW Thistle St
December 17, 2019
Delridge and Myrtle Site, 21st Ave SW and SW Myrtle St

You can sign up as an individual or register as a group, online in the event listings at: https://dnda.org/news/events/

What to Bring: Please dress appropriately with long pants, warm and dry layers, closed-toed shoes and rain gear as needed. Please bring a refillable water bottle and a lunch (if desired)

What We Provide: Tools, gloves, training and safety talk, a light granola bar snack and a jug of water.

Campus Tour at South Seattle College @ South Seattle College
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get to know the people, programs, and services available at South Seattle College!

Tours include visits to departments and classrooms, including our Academic Programs, Professional/Technical Programs, Enrollment Services, Student Life, Diversity and Retention, and Campus Resources. Enjoy a leisurely walk around our beautifully-landscaped campus and learn what makes South Seattle College a great place to fulfill your educational and career goals.

Sign-up online at southseattle.edu/new-student-services/take-a-tour.aspx. For questions, please call South’s Information Desk at (206) 934-6684 or email at SouthOutreach@seattlecolleges.edu.

[South Seattle College is a WSB sponsor.]

Ouija Boob EP Release & Books to Prisoners Benefit Show @ Skylark Café & Club
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Live music at Skylark Café & Club.

Ouija Boob‘s long-awaited summer EP release party is finally here and it’s a benefit for Seattle-based Books to Prisoners!


Rachaels Children – performance-centered punk
Ron Hexagon – lo-fi pop songs about love & pizza
Slayanne – gay for Satan lofi gender neutral ear sensation

Ages 21+

Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Dec 20 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Admiral Safeway in West Seattle (on California Ave SW) from 1–7 pm (Closed for a break 3–4 pm). Blood drives are open to the public.

Gifts Revisioned Holiday Pop-up at Carpe Diem Collective
Dec 20 @ 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Gifts Revisioned Holiday Pop-up

Where: Carpe Diem Collective (3834 California Ave SW)
When: Friday, December 20 from 2 – 8:30 pm

Join Gifts Revisioned for their holiday pop-up featuring fair-trade, handmade, and eco-friendly gifts. Shop exclusive items available only for this event!


Mobile blood drive @ Admiral Safeway on California
Dec 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Admiral Safeway in West Seattle (on California Ave SW) from noon to 6 pm (closed for a break 2–3 pm). Blood drives are open to the public.

Mobile blood drive @ Westwood Village
Dec 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The BloodworkNW’s Bloodmobile will be parked at the Barton St. entrance to Westwood Village from 9 am to 3 pm (closed 11 am to 12 pm for a break).

Blood drives are open to the public. Check here to find the drive and make your appointment.

Admiral Cooperative Preschool Open House @ Admiral Cooperative Preschool 
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Admiral Cooperative Preschool is hosting its 2020-2021 Open House.

Visit Admiral Cooperative Preschool to learn how cooperative preschool supports whole child development through play-based learning. Teachers and co-op families will be available to talk with you and to answer your questions.

Tilden School Open House for Prospective Parents
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

At Tilden School (WSB sponsor):

Saturday, November 2, 10 am to noon

Monday, January 13, 6:30 to 8 pm

We invite interested families to our first open house of the school year; tour the classrooms, and chat with the teachers and specialists who make Tilden extraordinary.

Location: Tilden School

4105 California Ave SW

On the corner of California and Dakota, we are located in (but not affiliated with) the First Lutheran Church of West Seattle – their back door is our front door!

Enter on west side of building, across from the south end of the parking lot.


Preschool Open House @ Hope Lutheran School
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Make sure to add the Preschool Open House to your calendar!

Most preschools begin to register students for the coming fall at this time, so it’s never too early to do your research. Bring your child(ren) and watch them explore and play in the fun environment that will become like a second home to them. Teachers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our play-based approach to learning and building a strong foundation for your little one to grow.

Refreshments will be provided. Please call the school office at 935-8500 or emailadmissions@hopeseattle.org for more information. Check out our latest video about Hope School!