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What’s on this weekend

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on August 8th, 2014

By Joe Veyera

A pair of business grand openings, a book launch for a local author, a neighborhood barbecue, and plenty of live music opportunities are among what Ballard has to offer this weekend. Take a look at the full breakdown of events below.

Friday, August 8

  • Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari Book Launch Party at Secret Garden Books (2214 NW Market St) starting at 7 p.m. Local author and illustrator Dana Sullivan releases his newest picture book, with a portion of the evening’s proceeds going to the Star of Hope Centre — a school and orphanage in Bungoma, Kenya. Click here for more details.
  • Massy Ferguson EP Release Party at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Featuring Massy Ferguson, Legendary Oaks, and Hook & Anchor. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.
  • Live Music at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9:30 p.m. Featuring Whitey Morgan and the 78sThe Swearengens, and Rats In The Grass. Tickets are $10. 21 and over. For more information, click here.

Saturday, August 9

  • Grand Opening Celebration at Jibe Espresso Bar (7001 Seaview Ave NW Ste 170) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Meet the coffee shop’s executive chef, and sample their breakfast and lunch sandwich offerings. Those who sign up for the espresso bar’s loyalty card program will also receive special grand opening perks. For more information, click here.
  • Grand Opening at Ballard Reuse (1440 NW 52nd St) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Now open in the former RE Store space, the new store will celebrate with games made from salvaged materials, a tile painting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon from Seattle ReCreative, and more.
  • Second Anniversary Party at Reuben’s Brews (1406 NW 53rd Street) starting at noon. The brewery celebrates its birthday with the release of its new Full Monty IPA, and the first 100 people on hand will receive a free commemorative 16 oz glass with their first pint or barrel aged brew (Maximum one glass per person.). For more information, click here.
  • Is Beekeeping for You? Seminar at Swansons Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 2 to 4 p.m. Corky Luster, founder of the Ballard Bee Company goes over the basics of beekeeping, including apiary sighting and municipal codes. Sign up for this free seminar by contacting Ballard Bee Company 206.459.4131. Click here for more information.
  • Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks featuring the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, performing the greatest hits of marching band music. The show starts at 2 p.m. on the Ballard Locks lawn. Click here to see the full summer schedule.
  • Live at Hilliard’s (1550 NW 49th St) from 2 to 8 p.m. Performances by Dave B .NU ERA,Halcyon DazeSundriesSpekulation,SpectersCity Hall and Spoke Unheard are free and open to all ages. Click here for more details.
  • Beekeeping 301: Winterizing Your Hive Seminar at Swansons Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 2 to 4 p.m. Corky Luster of the Ballard Bee Company, discusses what steps to take to get your beehive ready for winter. Space is limited, and a fee of $35 holds your spot. Sign up by contacting Ballard Bee Company 206.459.4131. Click here for more information.
  • Ballard Artwalk primarily along Northwest Market Street and Ballard Ave Northwest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Local businesses throughout Ballard will feature original works from local artists. For more details, click here.
  • Live Music at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9 p.m. Featuring Lanford Black and Xolie Morra & The Strange Kind. For more information, click here.
  • Live Music at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9:30 p.m. Featuring the Josh Abbott BandAdam Craig, and Rich O’Toole. Tickets are $17.50. 21 and over. For more information, click here.

Sunday, August 10

  • Ballard Farmers Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Simple Plant Combinations 101 Seminar at Swansons Nursery (9710 15th Ave NW) from 11 a.m. to noon. Swansons’ perennial buyer Alex LaVilla will discuss how to put together easy, attractive plant combinations together in your garden. Click here for more information.
  • Porkfest 2014 at 1 p..m. Sunset Hill couple Tim and Nancy Bauer hosts their yearly community barbecue at 3231 NW 67th St. For more information, click here.
  • Summer Concerts at the Ballard Locks featuring the Mach One Jazz Orchestra, performing the greatest hits of marching band music. The show starts at 2 p.m. on the Ballard Locks lawn. Click here to see the full summer schedule.
  • Live Music at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 7 p.m. Featuring The RiffbrokersWill Wakefield and The Congress Hotel, and Trentalange. Tickets are $8. 21 and over. For more information, click here.

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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