West Seattle Event Calendar

*11/28/20 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.

Dec
21
Fri
Homage to Richard Hugo @ Mac's Triangle Pub
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

2nd annual celebration of the life of White Center poet Richard Hugo, on his birthday, December 21st, 7 pm at Mac’s Triangle Pub.

May
7
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with Jazz Giants Clipper Anderson and Randy Halberstadt. EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent.

May
14
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with Jazz Giants Clipper Anderson and Randy Halberstadt. EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent.

May
21
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
May 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with Jazz Giants Clipper Anderson and Randy Halberstadt. EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent.

May
25
Sat
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join American Legion Post 160 and ALA Unit 160 this Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at the Morgan Junction Thriftway where members will distribute bright red poppies in honor of our fallen service members. The poppy has become an internationally recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain. One hundred percent of donations go directly to help local veterans.

On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

May
26
Sun
Memorial Day poppy distribution at WS Thriftway
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join American Legion Post 160 and ALA Unit 160 this Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 at the Morgan Junction Thriftway where members will distribute bright red poppies in honor of our fallen service members. The poppy has become an internationally recognized symbol of the lives sacrificed in war and the hope that none died in vain. One hundred percent of donations go directly to help local veterans.

On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

May
27
Mon
Annual Memorial Day service
May 27 @ 2:00 pm

Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2019:

2:00-3:00 pm – Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery, (6701 30th AVE SW near the flag pole). Join local veteran groups as we remember our fallen service members in a dignified ceremony.

Nov
2
Sat
Grief Release Dance Party and Spoken Word Bonfire @ Camp Long
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s collectively dance some grief away and close out the month-long Deathsploration event with an open mic spoken word gathering around a fire in the Camp Long pit.

(This event is free but donations are accepted on the registration site.)


This event is part of Deathsploration month in western Washington.
We’re all gonna die, let’s talk about it, a little.

Deathsploration is a month-long effort to increase conversation about death and dying in Washington. Beginning on October 1 and running through November 2, community organizations and businesses in western Washington will work in partnership to create opportunities for engagement through education, art, dance, movement, death cafés, community outreach, workshops, and more.

In the United States, the topic of death and dying is not commonly paired with living. Deathsploration is an opportunity to reestablish the normalcy of death, a subtle reminder that talking about and preparing for death will not cause one’s death. Similarly, not talking about death will not keep it away. It is our hope that the exploration of death–through all the senses and on our own terms–will help people on the way to a good death.

Nov
12
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with local Jazz Giants EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent. At The Skylark.

Nov
19
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with local Jazz Giants EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent. At The Skylark.

Nov
26
Tue
Jazz Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

West Seattle Underground Jazz Scene Ignites! Jazz Open Mic Bash! Come sit in with local Jazz Giants EVERYONE is welcome! Not a Jazz star? Come on have a couple drinks…. sing an old standard or enjoy the amazing talent. At The Skylark.

Feb
28
Fri
Friday Nite Live Open Mic Launch Party @ Hghland Park Improvement Club
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“FRIDAY NITE LIVE” LAUNCH PARTY
Monthly Fourth Friday Open Mic

7-8:30 pm Doors open 6:30

Introducing HPIC’s newest monthly event, hosted by Dina Lydia: an open mic/open stage for most genres of performing art: musical, spoken word, drama, poetry, dance. We have a large stage, dance floor and nice sound system. Limited to 5-minute acts — then a second 5-minute act if time allows.

Super venue for local creatives to perform onstage: musical, dance, spoken word comedy, etc.
Five-minute segments
For ages 15 and older

FREE PIZZA for the launch party. Beverages, no alcohol.

Sign up on arrival, or contact host Dina Lydia to secure a spot: hpic.openmic@yahoo.com

Mar
17
Tue
Unplugged – A Musical Gathering! @ C & P Coffee Company
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor):

An informal venue in a cozy coffeehouse for acoustic instrumentalists and singers of all stripes: Classical, Early Music, Jazz, Folk, Composers, et. al.

Mar
29
Sun
CANCELED – All Ages Free Open Mic @ Skylark Café & Club
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Seattle’s Best Open Mic – All Ages Version at Skylark Café & Club:

ALL AGES OPEN MIC every last Sunday of the month. The best OPEN MIC in the city is open for musicians of all ages. We offer a full backline, sound engineer to dial you in, 16 track mixable recording, and the full stage experience! SIGNUP AT 3, MUSIC AT 4. Full bar with ID.

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 15 minutes/3 songs each (sometimes touring acts get a little extra time) 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: Please be courteous of those that were there before you. While this is free to sign-up, please do purchase something as we want to keep providing the opportunity and keep it free.