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What’s on this weekend

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on May 16th, 2014

Syttende Mai weekend has arrived and there is plenty to do in our ‘hood. Check out the list of events below:

Friday, May 16:

  • Our Lady of Fatima presents Willy Wonka Junior at 3301 West Dravus Street at 7 p.m. The cast and crew of Our Lady of Fatima School would like to invite you to a family event. Cost is free.
  • Moonlight Yoga at Kula Movement, Center for Yoga & Health (5340 Ballard Ave NW) from 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Monthly Moonlight Yoga brings music and movement together to find more freedom in your practice. Enjoy a candlelit, sweaty, and fun practice to move as your heart desires. Cost is $20.
  • 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, May 17:

  • Street Scramble Ballard at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St) at 9:30 a.m. Thirty checkpoints are marked on a map… how many can you find in 90 minutes or 3 hours? Everyone gets to turn the neighborhood into a great adventure, and see some terrific gems along the way! Click here for more details.
  • Syttende Mai Festivities all over Ballard from 10 a.m. Click here for all of the details.
  • Saturday Morning Reteat: Meditation and Dealing with Stress at Kadampa Meditation Center (6556 24th Ave NW) at 10 a.m. Take a break from your distractions and connect to your quiet mind and deeper goals. Two sessions: 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m. Come to one or both, whatever your schedule allows. Cost is $10 per session, or $20 for all sessions.
  • Souluminations Fundraiser “Fashion for the Soul, A Woman’s boutique” at 5201 11th Ave NW from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The sale is open to the public and 100% of the proceeds raised will go to Souluminations. There will be adult beverages and appetizers available and the event is free for the public. Cash and credit cards are accepted.
  • Sustainable Ballard Open House at Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Learn more about the projects they have cooking, come find out what they’re all about and sign up for something that interests you.
  • Olaf’s Syttende Mai Celebrations at 6301 24th Ave NW from 11am. They are offering $2 beers and $2 hot dogs, a selection of Aquavit’s and special commemorative t-shirts.
  • Sur Flicka Trunk Show at the Hourglass Footwear Showroom (corner of Dock and Leary in the Ballard Woodworks building) from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sur Flicka specializes in Scandinavian mod-themed clothing, jewelry, home decor, and more.
  • Our Lady of Fatima presents Willy Wonka Junior at 3301 West Dravus Street at 7 p.m. The cast and crew of Our Lady of Fatima School would like to invite you to a family event. Cost is free.
  • 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, May 18:

  • Ballard Farmers Markets along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • The Gauntlet Seattle Games for Child’s Play at Card Kingdom (5105 Leary Ave NW) from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Card Kingdom is hosting games for the public to benefit Child’s Play charity. Participants can donate $5 per player to play a game and get some sweet swag! Click here for more details.
  • Mostly Nordic Concert Series: Fantastically Finnish at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St) from 5 p.m. Award-winning pianist Ruusamari Teppo is joined by cellist Jussi Makkonen. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets. Ticket prices start at $22.
  • Tai Shan “Living Fiction” CD Release Party with Read and Destroy at The Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 7:30 p.m. Join Bushwick Book Club favorite Tai Shan and friends to celebrate the release of the Cornish-educated pop-folk artist’s new album of songs inspired by works of literature. Cost is free.

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

You can submit it to our 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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