What’s on this weekend

It looks as if a sunny weekend is here! Enjoy it in Ballard at some of these fantastic events.

Friday, March 21:

  • 1 year Birthday Party at Ballard Annex Oyster House (5410 Ballard Ave NW) all day. Enjoy $1 oysters all day to celebrate the milestone.
  • Comedy Sportz Seattle Show at new venue Atlas Theatre (3509 Fremont Ave N) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

Saturday, March 22:

  • Leif-to-Leif 5k Fun Run/Walk from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. starting at 2245 NW 57th St. Race from Leif Erikson Lodge to Leif Erikson statue at Shilshole Marina and return. All ages welcome from toddlers to grandparents as race is at your own pace. All participants receive a Norwegian flag and waffle.
  • Leif Erikson Lodge Tastes of Norway – Heritage Day (2245 NW 57th St) all day. Traditional Norwegian foods, music, folk songs, dance, food and craft demos all day, genealogy (library) all day. Entertainment every hour with a different musician and bunad parade at 1 p.m.
  • Learn to Meditate at Kadampa Meditation Center (6556 24th Ave NW) at 10 a.m. Cost of class is free.
  • Literacy Volunteer Tutor Training at Literacy Council of Seattle (8500 14th Ave NW) from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteer opportunities available all throughout Seattle. Next training is Sat., March 22nd. $50 for training and materials; some scholarships available. To register or for questions: (206)233-9720 or info@literacyseattle.org.
  • Seed Planting Workshop for Kids at Swanson’s Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 11 a.m. Come on in and plant your very own mini-veggie garden with Swansons’ kids’ garden expert, Justin Brooks. You’ll learn how to sow yummy radishes and baby carrots in your portable take home garden! Space is limited to 15 kids ages 6 and up. Cost is $10. Call (206) 782-2543 to register.
  • Spring Equinox Yoga Ceremony at Kula Movement, Center for Yoga & Health (5340 Ballard Ave NW) from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Join this vibrant, music driven yoga ceremony and plant the seeds of your soul’s yearly journey. Guided Meditation, Vision Quest, Deep Yoga Asanas to soul stirring music.
  • Motown Dance Party III at Sunset Hill Community Center (3003 NW 66th St) from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Come shake the shimmy to all your favorite ’60s Motown hits! DJ Pete Comacho and special guest James T will lead line dancing a la Soul Train. Beer & wine. $15/person (includes 1 drink coupon); $25 couple (incl. 2 drink coupons). Tickets at the door or online.
  • Yoga Trance Dance at Kula Movement, Center for Yoga & Health (5340 Ballard Ave NW) from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Come join us for this ritual dance of awakening for the body, mind & soul! Through sense perception & rhythm we exploration we find the joy of individual & collective freedom. Come dance the night away! $20 pre paid, $25 on the day.
  • Comedy Sportz Seattle Show at new venue Atlas Theatre (3509 Fremont Ave N) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

Sunday, March 23:

  • Ballard Farmers Markets along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Introducing Native Plants Into Your Garden class at Swanson’s Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 12 p.m. Join Alex LaVilla, Swanson’s Perennial Buyer, as he discusses the ornamental and habitat producing qualities of the most popular perennials and groundcovers for the Pacific Northwest. Class is free.
  • Mostly Nordic Concert Series: How Swede It Is at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St) at 5 p.m. Violinist Karl-Ove Mannberg, Litteris et Artibus Medal recipient and veteran of the stages of Europe and the United States, joins pianist Lisa Bergman with a fabulous sampling of Swedish masterworks by Stenhammar and Fryklöf paired with sassy Piazzola and esteemed European masters. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets. Ticket prices start at $22.

Do you know of an event happening this weekend or in future in our neighborhood?

You can submit it on our brand new events calendar here on MyBallard.com, or email the information to tips@myballard.com to ensure we include it in our weekly weekend roundup.

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