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What’s on this weekend

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on May 3rd, 2013

The weekend is here and bringing with it some much needed sunshine. Check out all of the events going on in and around Ballard in our weekly roundup.

Friday May 3

  • Taco Trivia Family Event at Loyal Heights Community Center (2101 NW 77th St). Enjoy a night of delicious Mexican food in celebration of Cinco De Mayo! Enjoy your choice of tacos including vegetarian along side salsa, rice, beans, and other snacks. Plus a pinata, trivia questions, and crafts for the kids! Pre-registration is required. To register call (206) 684-4052, or drop by the Loyal Heights Community Center. Cost is $5 per person.
  • Rainbow Bingo at Ballard Senior Center (5429 32nd Ave NW) from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Fun, bingo games, great food, beverages, general frivolity and lovely prizes. Food and beverages will start at 6 p.m. and bingo will kick off at 7 p.m. Pre-signup for $15, or $20 at the door. Click here to find out more and to register.
  • The Music Man Junior presented by St. Alphonsus Parish School (5816 15th Ave NW) at 7 p.m. Online sales have closed and limited tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children under 14.
  • Ghost Light Theatricals – The Hairy Ape at Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and TPS members. Click here to buy tickets.

Saturday May 4

  • 2013 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St) from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more details click here.
  • Seattle Tilth’s Edible Plant Sale at Meridian Park (4649 Sunnyside Ave N) from 9 a.m. – 3  p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Web Content Strategy Workshop at The Studio of Awesome (101 N 85th Street  Suite 201) from 10 a.m. The workshop will help prepare participants to create effective content for their websites. Click here for more details.
  • Free Comic Day at Arcane Comics and More (5809 15th Ave NW) 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.  There will be free comic books for readers of all ages and everything in the shop is on sale for 10% off. Parenting Geekly, a Ballard Based parenting blog will be there celebrating the blog’s 3rd Anniversary from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with face painting, balloons and treats. Click here for more details.
  • Kentucky Derby Celebrations at The Gerald (5210 Ballard Ave NW) from 10 a.m. Brunch and drink specials will feature, including a Mint Julep. They will be dropping the 120” projector screen to show the races in the front and the flatscreen in the back. Click here for more details.
  • Kentucky Derby Celebrations at Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen (5309 22nd Ave NW Seattle) from 12 p.m. A special menu will be featured and $5 Mint Juleps will be available from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Free acupuncture at Purple Dragon Healing Arts (7324 15th Avenue NW) for new patients between 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. Click here to find out more and to make an appointment.
  • BBQ at Kangaroo and Kiwi Pub (2026 NW Market St) from 2 p.m. All are welcome to celebrate the opening of the outside bar with a BBQ in the beer garden. Click here for more details.
  • Willy Wonka Junior production presented by Loyal Heights Elementary at Ballard High School Auditorium (1418 NW 65th St) at 6 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.
  • Ghost Light Theatricals – The Hairy Ape at Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and TPS members. Click here to buy tickets.

Sunday May 5

  • Seattle Tilth’s Edible Plant Sale at Meridian Park (4649 Sunnyside Ave N) from 9 a.m. – 3  p.m. Click here for more information.
  • Ballard Farmers Markets on Ballard Ave from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • 2013 King County Master Gardener Plant Sale at the Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St) from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more details click here.
  • Jane’s Walk in Ballard from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Feet First, The East Ballard Community Association and the Ballard Greenways group are teaming up to host this very first 2 hour guided walk through Ballard to celebrate the birthday of urban thinker, Jane Jacobs. Learn how Ballard’s past and present work together to support a lively neighborhood that includes a mix of residential and commercial pockets supporting where people live, work and play. Meet at Blowing Sands Glass (5805 14th Ave NW). For more information about the event click here.
  • Cinco de Mayo celebrations at La Carta de Oaxaca (5431 Ballard Avenue NW) from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. A special cocktail will feature paired with Oaxacan food not usually available. No reservations will be taken – seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Willy Wonka Junior production presented by Loyal Heights Elementary at Ballard High School Auditorium (1418 NW 65th St) at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.
  • George Shannon Author Event at Secret Garden Books (2214 NW Market St) at 2 p.m. George Shannon and Illustrator Julie Paschkis read their new children’s book: Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar? All are welcome to this free event.
  • Sparkfly Photo Mixer at Peddler Brewing (1514 NW Leary Way) from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The $10 entrance fee includes one beer, food, and one raffle ticket.  There will be free headshots available from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., a photo booth, and some prizes contributed by local businesses including CorePower Yoga, Tall Grass Bakery, Snout and Co., Thrive Healing Massage, Blue Highway Games, Cristy Carner Salon, and Lopez Island Winery. Click here to check out the Facebook event page.

Photo courtesy of The Gerald from their Kentucky Derby Day event last year.

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