West Seattle Event Calendar

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ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

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.

Dec
7
Sat
2019
Seattle Sampling Artist Studio Tour @ Various locations, times
Dec 7 all-day

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.
First Choice Friday Dec 6th from 4-9pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 7th and Sunday Dec 8th from 10am-5pm. Visit https://www.seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information! for studio locations and more information!

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair @ C & P Coffee Company
Dec 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor) is hosting a holiday arts & crafts fair!

December 7 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

A free event featuring unique, local arts and crafts for sale at the coffee shop. Jewelry, toys, clothing, prints, paintings, furniture, and more!

Author Kerri Kokias at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 7 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Winter Themed Story-Time with local author, Kerri Kokias @ Paper Boat Booksellers
December 7th @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am.

Families are invited to meet local author, Kerri Kokias. She will read her picture book, “Snow Sisters!” followed by some winter themed games and activities and a fun craft inspired by the story!

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Seattle Sampling Artist Studio Tour @ Various locations, times
Dec 8 all-day

Meet local West Seattle artists while getting an early start on your Holiday Shopping! West Seattle studios include: Brace Point Pottery, Damian Grava Studio and Penguina Designs Studio.
First Choice Friday Dec 6th from 4-9pm, Open Studios: Saturday Dec 7th and Sunday Dec 8th from 10am-5pm. Visit https://www.seattlesampling.com/map.html for studio locations and more information! for studio locations and more information!

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek @ Camp Long
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Fall nature outings are open for registration now!  Sign up for the popular nighttime walks, bird tours, mushroom walks, and so much more…

Winter Wander Along Longfellow Creek at Camp Long.

Longfellow Creek is a major waterway in West Seattle. It is also a little piece of the wild in the middle of the city. Coho salmon migrate up this waterway; beavers build dams and lodges on this creek; owls hunt for food along this artery. Explore a portion of this urban wilderness with a Seattle Urban Nature Guide. Look for seasonal changes and get to know some of your wild neighbors.

Be prepared to do some hiking over uneven terrain on this program.

Ages 6 and older. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Everyone attending the program must be registered.

Meet the leader at the Camp Long Lodge.

Author Kim Seely at Paper Boat Booksellers
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec
12
Thu
2019
‘Neon Loves a Long Night’ art reception @ Virago Gallery
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Art of Music Performance–Featuring Marina Christopher @ Verity Credit Union
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:40 pm

Enjoy free music in the West Seattle Junction!
The Art of Music is a series of performances by musicians presented by the West Seattle Junction Association (with partial funding by the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture) and scheduled to take place on, and complement, Second Thursday Art Walk evenings.
The final 2019 performance in the series will take place on Thursday, December 12 at Verity Credit Union (4505 California Avenue SW) from 6:00 – 7:40 pm, and features Marina Christopher–a rising star in the Seattle jazz scene–who also embraces the sounds of pop and RnB.
Enjoy the music, art on display, and specials offered by participating Junction businesses all in one evening!

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories: Feliks Banel @ Southwest Library
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm

At the Southwest Branch library, local broadcaster and historian Feliks Banel explores our region’s darkest weather days and most infamous storms in his book, Storm Warning: Historic Weather in the Evergreen State. With archival photos, radio, and TV clips, Banel takes us back in time to hear stories of those who survived some of the worst Pacific Northwest weather in recorded history.

This free event by ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories,’ a historically-based speaker series of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society is co-sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Seattle Public Library. Feliks Banel’s event will take place at 6 PM at the SW Branch Library, 9010 35th Ave.SW, on Thursday, Dec. 12th, 2019.

Banel explores how the storms in Washington can revive our shared humanity. Frightening weather can bind communities together to share resources, commiserate, and protect each other. Participants are encouraged to share their own memories of how they survive being snowed in, washed out, or left without power in the wake of a big storm—and why we remember those moments for the rest of our lives.

Feliks Banel is a writer and producer and serves as editor of COLUMBIA, the quarterly magazine of the Washington State Historical Society. He has been a host and contributor for KIRO Radio on matters of Northwest history and culture for many years; he created the history series “This NOT Just In” for KUOW Public Radio, and he produces documentaries for the Seattle Channel.

‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ presentations are scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at 6 PM at the Southwest Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Next month on January 9th, David Ward will present ROORD: To War in a Rubber Duck, one of a series of WWII historical fiction novels.

For videos on these and other speakers’ presentations, check out “Events” at www.loghousemuseum.org. This newly re-named series is open to hosting any speaker addressing historical issues relating to the Puget Sound/Duwamish Peninsula and/or the general public. Additional information on future presentations can be obtained by contacting Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, ‘Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories’ by phone at 206-290-8315 or e-mailing Dora-Faye@comcast.net .

For more information, call 206-386-4636 or Ask Us. For ADA accommodations, please contact: leap@spl.org.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Dec
13
Fri
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 13 @ 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
and
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.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair & Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Dec 14 @ 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
and
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.

Dec
15
Sun
2019
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
and
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.

Jan
7
Tue
2020
Linoleum Reduction Printing Classes begin @ The Orange Door Studio
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Linoleum Reduction Printing Classes: Tuesdays Jan 7 – Jan 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, ($135 all supplies included)

GO TO: theorangedoorstudio.com for more details!

Jan
14
Tue
2020
Tinkergarten Free Trial @ Lincoln Park
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 10:50 am

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. In this free trial class, Tinkergarten Leader, Alison Arnote, will facilitate an expert-designed play scenario, allowing children of various ages and needs to explore, problem solve, communicate, collaborate, and create together. Parents and caregivers learn, too, as we share insight into your child’s development.

This trial class is:

  • Designed for children ages 18 months-8 years. Child/children are accompanied by an adult. Siblings of any other age are most welcome.
  • Limited to the first 15 families who register.

Kids may get a bit messy (Hurrah!), so please send them in clothing that can get dirty.

We start the class at the specified location but may end within a reasonable walk from that location.

This trial class is free.

Sign up at https://tinkergarten.com/classes/90855.

Visit https://tinkergarten.com/classes for more times and locations.

Jan
18
Sat
2020
Painted Collagraph Workshop @ The Orange Door Studio
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Painted Collagraph Workshop: Saturday Jan 18 and Sunday Jan 19, 1-4 pm both days ($120 all supplies included)

GO TO: theorangedoorstudio.com for more details!