What’s on this weekend in Ballard and beyond

Ballard’s Station 18 (above) will join other Seattle fire stations in an open house for Neighbor Day on Saturday. Here’s the full weekend lineup, and have fun out there…

Friday, Feb. 9

  • SALT & STRAW – The Portland-based ice cream sensation opens its Old Ballard shop (5420 Ballard Ave.), 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
  • BALLARD HULLABALOO – Called “the biggest Ballardest clearance sale under one roof,” the Ballard Hullabaloo runs from 6-9 p.m. at the Leif Erikson Lodge. DJ Lovinz spins the tunes and Stoup Brewing provides the beverages.
  • Live music:
    • SEAN JEWELLThe Substation hosts Sean Jewell, who will be celebrating the big 4-0 with this massive two-night bash with some of their favorite artists, $10, 7:30 p.m.
    • DEBAUCHERAUNTESConor Byrne hosts the cabaret-folk group the Debaucherauntes with a klezmer-heavy show flanked by the Pickpocket Revue and the Mighty Dreadful Stringband, $10, 8 p.m.
    • THE HELIO SEQUENCEThe Tractor hosts The Helio Sequence, Headwaves and I Will Keep Your Ghost, 9 p.m., $20

Saturday, Feb. 10

  • BALLARD HULLABALOO – Day 2 of the big sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Leif Erikson Lodge.
  • NEIGHBOR DAY – Tour your local fire station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of Seattle Neighbor Day. Fire Station 18 (1521 NW Market St.), Fire Station 21 (7304 Greenwood Ave N) and Fire Station 35 (8729 15th Ave NW) are all participating.
  • BALLARD ART WALK – Stroll though the streets of Ballard and explore our community businesses as they feature works from local artists. 6-9 p.m. Here are this month’s details.
  • BALLARD HIGH FILM FESTIVAL – One of the best high school filmmaking programs in the country, Ballard High School is holding its annual festival and fundraiser. 7 p.m. in the Ballard High auditorium, $10 adults, $5 students.
  • Live music:
    • SEAN JEWELLThe Substation hosts Sean Jewell, who will be celebrating the big 4-0 with this massive two-night bash with some of their favorite artists, $10, 7:30 p.m.
    • TEN MILES WIDEThe Tractor hosts Ten Miles Wide, Devils Hunt Me Down, Chrome Lakes and Pachinko Royale, $10, 9 p.m.
    • STRONG SUITConor Byrne hosts Strong Suit and Guests, 9 p.m., $8/10

Sunday, Feb. 11

  • FARMERS MARKET – The Ballard Farmers Market will be in its usual spot (Old Ballard) at the usual time (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
  • PETIT TROLL – Over at the Fremont Sunday Market, celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras with a flashy tiny parade. Neon Brass Party will crash the event, towing “mini-glittering Mardi Gras themed floats” down the road. 12-2 p.m., 3401 Evanston Ave. N.
  • Live music:
    • THE BLOOMSThe Sunset hosts The Blooms, Black Ferns, Sweet Jesus, 8 p.m., $8

See events all week long in our Ballard events calendar, where you can also submit your own community events. Have a great weekend!

(Photo from Seattle Fire of the Ladder 8 crew at Station 18).

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