What’s on this weekend

There’s a lot happening this weekend, with the Fremont Oktoberfest happening Friday to Sunday and the Fishermen’s Fall Festival at the Fishermen’s Terminal on Saturday. There’s also a cider making class, Populuxe’s grand opening party, and plenty of live music to choose from on Ballard Ave.

Have a great weekend in the neighborhood!

Friday, September 22:

  • Fremont Oktoberfest, all over downtown Fremont, starting Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit their website for the full line-up of events and music.
  • Live Music:
    • Black Kids and Le Vice at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW), 9pm, $15.
    • Suitcase, Mopsey, and the Service Providers at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm $8.
    • KEXP & Pickathon present: Swedish S/S Daniel Norgren w/ William Tyler at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm. $20.
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). 7pm – Endemic Ensemble [Website] – Steve Messick (bass), Travis Ranney (saxes), Matso Limtiaco (bari sax), David Franklin (piano) and Christian Krehbiel (drums) ($10 cover).

Saturday, September 23:

  • Fremont Oktoberfest, all over downtown Fremont, starting Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit their website for the full line-up of events and music.
  • Populuxe Brewing Grand Opening at their new space (826B NW 49th St), noon to 10 pm.
  • Sustainable Ballard Cider Making Class 10 am – 12:30 pm at the Ballard Tool Library (7549 15th Ave NW). “Come learn how to make your own hard cider! Paul Brookshire will illustrate the complete hard cider making process including what equipment is needed to make cider, what to expect from the process, how to avoid errors, and tips on customizing cider to individual tastes.” Please RSVP: margaret@sustainableballard.org
  • Fishermen’s Fall Festival, Fishermen’s Terminal, 11am to 6pm. Live music, kids activities, wild salmon barbecue, Ship Canal tours, and more. Admission is free.
  • Live Music:
    • Hibou DJ set, Dream Journal, and Sons of Rainier (Presented by and a benefit for ILFI)  at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm.
    •  KEXP presents: The Pains of Being Pure of Heart w/ The Courtneys + The Prids at Tractor Tavern (5213 Ballard Ave NW) at 9pm. $16.
    • Jazz at Egan’s Ballard Jam House (1707 NW Market St). 7pm – Jaspar Lepak CD Release [Website] ($10 cover)

Sunday, September 24:

  • Fremont Oktoberfest, all over downtown Fremont, starting Friday from 5pm to midnight, Saturday noon to midnight, and Sunday noon to 6pm. Visit their website for the full line-up of events and music.
  • Meaningful Movies : Sustainable Ballard Presents – “We the People 2.0”5:30pm to 7:30pm at Royal Drummer Cafe (6420 24th Ave NW). “We the People 2.0 is a visual essay about the loss of democracy in the United States. Narrated by Walton Goggins, the film utilizes both original footage as well as found footage to describe a profound change in thinking at the grassroots level. Suggested donation: $5.
  • Ballard Farmer’s Market along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Free zumba and fitness class at Ballard Commons Park, 11am. Led by Ballard Health Club.
  • Live Music
    • Open mic at Conor Byrne Pub (5140 Ballard Ave NW) sign-ups at 7:30 pm.
    • Jojo Mayer / Nerve at Sunset Tavern (5433 Ballard Ave NW), 9pm, $18.

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