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What’s on this weekend

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on June 20th, 2014

By Joe Veyera

It’s shaping up to be another busy weekend in our neighborhood, and there’s a little bit of something for everyone! Take a look at what Ballard has to offer this weekend.

Friday, June 20

  • Family Happy Hour at Populuxe Brewing (826B NW 49th St) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults can sip on their favorite brew, while kids can hop aboard the Tumblebus, or take part in activities from Seattle ReCreative.  Streetzeria and Bluebird Microcreamery & Brewery will also be on hand. For more details, click here.
  • Young Women Empowered Benefit Concert at the Ballard Odd Fellow’s Hall (1706 NW Market St) starting at 7 p.m. This all ages benefit show for Young Women Empowered, which provides mentoring and leadership skills training to young women, will feature Kate Lynne Logan and Melaena Cadiz. For more information, click here.
  • Princess and Drop the Root Beer and Run at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St). These two groups perform as part of Seattle Sketch Comedy Month. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details.
  • Comedy Sportz Seattle Show at Atlas Theatre (3509 Fremont Ave N) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Click here for more details and to buy tickets
  • SketchFest Fund Fight! at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 8:30 p.m. Eight groups enter, and one group leaves in this head-to-head improv battle. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details.

Saturday, June 21

  • Free RPG Day at Card Kingdom (5105 Leary Ave NW) — Come out to celebrate roleplaying games, meet fellow enthusiasts, and pick up some free goodies. For more information, click here.
  • Lavender Lecture at Swanson’s Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Susan Harrington will present simple and creative ways to use lavender, and how care for the flowering plant that’s used in everything from aromatherapy to cooking. Click here for more details.
  • Summer Youth Athletic Camps Open House at The Fitness Lab (4930 Leary Ave NW) beginning at 10:30 a.m. Learn more about these camps designed for middle school athletes of all levels. For more details, click here.
  • Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks featuring the Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra, a big band that plays a mix of Latin, funk, rock fusion, and contemporary jazz. The show starts at 2 p.m. on the Ballard Locks lawn. Click here to see the full summer schedule.
  • ATTACK! and Now with Dames at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 7 p.m.. These two groups perform as part of Seattle Sketch Comedy Month. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details.
  • Entertainment Show and Tomato Tomato at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 8:30 p.m. These two groups perform as part of Seattle Sketch Comedy Month. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details.
  • Ballard Solstice Show at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Featuring A Breakthrough in Field Studies, who will be releasing their new EP, along with Portland’s Tango Alpha Tango, and Julia Massey and the Five Finger Discount. For more information, click here.
  • Love in the Time of Zombies at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 10 p.m. A couple in an unhappy marriage try to make things work during a zombie apocalypse. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details.

Sunday, June 22

  • Ballard Farmers Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Planting Herbs in Containers at Swanson’s Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 11 a.m. – noon. Aimee Damman, along with edible expert and author Amy Harrington, will discuss their experiences with growing a wide variety of herbs, and how to care for them in containers, and even how your meals can be spiced up with the addition of herbs (with samples to boot).
  • Rummage Sale at Northminster Presbyterian Church (7706 25th Ave NW) from noon to 3 p.m. Kitchen and household goods, children’s toys, and vintage collectibles will be among the items for sale. Lunch will also be available for purchase.
  • Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks featuring the Microsoft Orchestra, an all volunteer classical symphony orchestra. The show starts at 2 p.m. on the Ballard Locks lawn. Click here to see the full summer schedule.
  • Patriotic Community Sing at United Evangelical Free Church (1420 NW 80th St) at 4 p.m. People of all ages are invited to come sing patriotic songs in preparation for the Fourth of July.
  • Craft School: Nordic Beer Tasting and Drinking Songs at the Nordic Heritage Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. Sample a wide-range of Nordic style beers, and learn from the museum’s music archivist, Kathi Ploeger, about typical Nordic drinking and midsummer songs. Tickets are $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Click here for more details, and to purchase tickets.
  • New Flavor Improv Showcase at the Ballard Underground (2220 NW Market St) at 7 p.m. New improvisers from Sassy Borell’s Improv Laboratory take the stage. Tickets from $10. Click here for more details.
  • Live Music at the Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW) at 8 p.m. This 21 and over show features Puget Power, Small Plans, and The Parade Schedule. Cover is $6 at the door. Click here for more details.
  • Sunday Movies at King’s Hardware Presents: Kingpin beginning at sundown at King’s patio (5225 Ballard Ave NW). This month, the series features some of the best comeback movies of all time.

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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