West Seattle Event Calendar

*NOTE: We’ve ramped the calendar back to some level of usefulness, as more events continue being planned, both online and in-person, so let us know if you have something coming up that’s open to the public!*

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/etc. to be listed here? Please send basic info 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./question.

Jul
31
Sat
Benefit barbecue at West Seattle Thriftway – NEW DATE
Jul 31 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

*Postponed until Saturday, July 31st*

Benefit barbecues are back at West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor). First one is Saturday, 11 am-4 pm. Look for the outdoor tent and get a burger ($7) or hot dog ($5) lunch, with proceeds benefiting Pencil Me In For Kids. That’s a West Seattle nonprofit supported by Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) and the Rotary Club of West Seattle, that for 25+ years has helped ensure that kids have the school supplies they need.

Star Play @ High Point Commons
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm

>Dacha Theatre brings you a delightful pair of devised outdoor plays, touring the Puget Sound region this summer with offerings for all ages.

First up is Star Play, a sweet musical lark that sparkles brightly for audiences ages 1 to 100 light-years old. This play is visible to stargazers and theatre lovers from parks all over Seattle beginning July 23.

A wondrous, galaxy-sized adventure for all ages, Star Play is a storybook romp through the night sky that follows Pleione, the seventh brightest Pleiades sister, as she charts a course through the Milky Way to save the red giant Betelgeuse from going supernova. A Dacha original, this clear-eyed and starry-skied play with music embraces the singular magic of space and the power of storytelling — all while connecting the dots on some of your favorite constellations (old and new)!

Star Play is created and directed by Kate Drummond with Dacha Theatre, with original music by Kyle Levien.

Second up and intended for audiences ages 10+, Dacha’s summertime spectacular, Dears in Headlights asks you to keep your arms, legs, and laughter inside the vehicle at all times. Drive-ins and walk-ups are welcome starting July 30.

Dears in Headlights invites audiences back to the drive-in theatre for an evening of movie magic – only this time, the silver screen is replaced with a troupe of live actors! Accompanied by an FM radio soundtrack, this fully devised and larger-than-life love letter to classic cinema combines pastiche, clowning, vignettes, and physical theatre to create a playful, immersive experience for viewers with and without cars. Whether you’d rather scare yourself silly with a horror movie or laugh along to a rom-com, you’ll be delighted by this original take on a beloved summer pastime.

Dears in Headlights is created and directed by Mike Lion with Dacha Theatre, with clown direction by Audrey Spinazola.

The Dacha summer tour opens July 23rd with Star Play, and closes August 22nd with Dears in Headlights, with performances around the Puget Sound area.

Tickets are available on a sliding scale, with tiered pricing for walk-ups and vehicles ranging from $25-50. A pay-what-you-can option is available for all performances. Tickets are available online at dachatheatre.com/summer.

Find a tour calendar, production team information, and more at dachatheatre.com/summerpress21.

Founded in 2016, Dacha Theatre is a Seattle-based theater company that specializes in devised, immersive, and playful work. The summer tours mark Dacha’s return to in-person programming after a year of vibrant virtual work, including Secret Admirer (Spring 2021), and :robot_face: (Fall 2020).

Aug
8
Sun
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 8 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
9
Mon
Explore the beach at low tide with Beach Naturalists @ Lincoln Park (beach) & Alki south beach
Aug 9 all-day

**7/22 UPDATE: No naturalists at South Alki (Constellation Park) this Friday, Saturday, Sunday because of the nearby sewage leak*

(Note: Beach Naturalist events occur between 10 am and 4 pm. Each day /event time varies with the tide and lasts about 2 hours. Low tide usually falls in the middle of the hours listed.)

Join trained volunteers from Seattle Aquarium’s Beach Naturalist Program for a free guided exploration at very low tide (note the dates and specific times for each day below) No reservations necessary.

Dress for the windy weather and wear shoes that can get wet and handle very slippery surfaces. This program designed for adults and 3 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Find events at Lincoln Park (beach) and South Alki/Constellation Park.

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you’ll see that the shore is alive!

Not only will you witness Puget Sound’s multitude of marine plants and animals, you’ll also see beach naturalists: advocates for these living wonders sharing their knowledge with beachgoers.
Beach naturalists are local citizens who care about Puget Sound beaches and want to help protect them. More than 100 have volunteered to help people learn about and enjoy area shorelines. Beach naturalists know their beaches: they can help you enjoy the habitat without harming it; tell you what sea stars eat; explain why barnacles stand on their heads; describe how moon snails lay their eggs; and so much more. “The enthusiasm and excitement of our beach naturalists transfers directly to the public—it’s a wonderful, infectious thing!” beams Janice Mathisen, community outreach coordinator at the Seattle Aquarium. “To be able to meet a family and educate them on what a treasure we have here in Puget Sound is amazing.”

Summer 2021 Beach Naturalist Events in West Seattle:
(*Lowest summer tides)

Wednesday, May 26, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Thursday, May 27, 10 am–2 pm
Friday, May 28, 11 am–3 pm
Saturday, May 29, 11:45 am–3:45 pm
Sunday, May 30, 12:45–3:45 pm
Saturday, June 12, 11 am–2 pm
Sunday, June 13, 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Wednesday, June 23, 9:15 am–12:15 pm
Thursday, June 24, 9:30 am–1:30 pm
Friday, June 25, 10 am–2 pm
Saturday, June 26, 10:45 am–2:45 pm
Sunday, June 27, 11:30 am–3 pm
Friday, July 9, 10:15 am–12:15 pm
Saturday, July 10, 10:30 am–1 pm
Sunday, July 11, 11 am–1:30 pm
Friday, July 23, 9:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturday, July 24, 9:45 am–12:45 pm
Sunday, July 25, 11 am–1:30 pm
Sunday, August 8, 10 am–noon
Monday, August 9, 11 am–1 pm

Charles Richey Viewpoint (aka SOUTH ALKI BEACH): Beach Drive @ 63rd Ave. SW, 98116. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

LINCOLN PARK (BEACH): Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Cloverdale St. 98136
Park at the southern-most parking lot and walk down to the beach. Look for Beach Naturalist signs. The Beach Naturalists will be on the beach in red hats.

Aug
12
Thu
Wine & Food Pairings at Brookdale Admiral Heights
Aug 12 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Brookdale Admiral Heights Presents

Wine & Food Pairing Event!

Join us on our Garden Terrace for an evening of delicious food and wine. You will learn the secrets to living well, lessons in well-being and longevity developed by the Blue Zones. Our celebrity guest is Michelle Babb, Registered Dietician and owner of eat. play. be.

Attendees will be entered to win all 3 of her books and a bottle wine!

Thursday, August 12th
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

RSVP by August 6th at tmeade@brookdale.com or

Via phone at (206) 512-7730. Only vaccinated guests

Aug
14
Sat
Lafayette Elementary kindergarten play dates
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am

WELCOME KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES! Kindergarten Play Dates are a great way for families and their little lafayette leopards to-be to meet other little leopards joining our school community – come make new friends or re-connect with old ones. Mark your calendars, if you are around, join us for these PTA hosted play dates at the Hiawatha Community Center playground:

Saturday, August 14 at 10 AM – RSVP, it helps us to plan accordingly
Saturday, August 21 at 10 AM – RSVP, it helps us to plan accordingly

If you know a new incoming family, welcome them to our community and pass this information on!

South Delridge Farmers’ Market @ Hope Academy campus
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Delridge Farmers’ Market, on second Saturdays through November – details here.

Aug
21
Sat
Lafayette Elementary kindergarten play dates
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am

WELCOME KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES! Kindergarten Play Dates are a great way for families and their little lafayette leopards to-be to meet other little leopards joining our school community – come make new friends or re-connect with old ones. Mark your calendars, if you are around, join us for these PTA hosted play dates at the Hiawatha Community Center playground:

Saturday, August 14 at 10 AM – RSVP, it helps us to plan accordingly
Saturday, August 21 at 10 AM – RSVP, it helps us to plan accordingly

If you know a new incoming family, welcome them to our community and pass this information on!

Aug
29
Sun
Tilden School celebration @ Hiawatha Park
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alums from Tilden School are planning an event to celebrate the past, present, and future of Tilden. Whitney Tjerandsen (beloved director and “rock” for many years — she always said that she could teach a rock to read!) and 4 other beloved teachers/staff are retiring this year. And they are passing the baton to the new director, Sarah Shearer, who is busy getting ready for fall.

Tilden School Celebration
Sunday, August 29, 3-6 pm
Group photo and celebration presentation at 4:30
Hiawatha Park
— Family-friendly event
RSVP to omaravalerie@gmail.com

Sep
11
Sat
South Delridge Farmers’ Market @ Hope Academy campus
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Delridge Farmers’ Market, on second Saturdays through November – details here.

Oct
9
Sat
South Delridge Farmers’ Market @ Hope Academy campus
Oct 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Delridge Farmers’ Market, on second Saturdays through November – details here.

Nov
13
Sat
South Delridge Farmers’ Market @ Hope Academy campus
Nov 13 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Delridge Farmers’ Market, on second Saturdays through November – details here.