Korean movie filming in Ballard

Big trucks are parked along Ballard Ave today for a Korean movie that’s being shot here in Ballard.

In the movie, titled “The Late Autumn,” (although IMDB has the title as “Full Autumn”) the main female character, Tang Wei, comes to town for her mother’s funeral. It’s here that she meets Hyun Bin. “Like a couple sightseeing, they explore the city,” the one-sheet on the movie states. Today the movie is being shot at the Tractor Tavern. Tomorrow, we’re told that they’ll be at the Ballard Nail Studio on 24th Ave NW, just across the street from the new QFC. Beth, the owner of Aster Coffee, says the production crew is expected to arrive late morning with filming starting mid-afternoon.

Mike McCready to raise money for Treehouse

If you missed Mike McCready’s performance at the Tractor Tavern earlier this year, you’re in luck. He’s playing again Tuesday night. The lead guitarist for Pearl Jam is teaming up with Shadow ’86, a Jimi Hendrix tribute band, to raise money for Treehouse, an organization that helps foster children. Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers from Treehouse will be on hand to collect toys for kids of all ages.

Daniel Pearl benefit at the Tractor Tavern

Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl was killed by terrorists in 2002. As an avid music fan, he believed in the power of music to bring people together. His friends started an annual music fest a few years ago called FODfest (FOD stands for “Friends of Danny.”) The annual three-week concert tour is organized by the Daniel Pearl Foundation which “promotes cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music, and innovative communications.” And tonight (Monday), the tour stops at Tractor Tavern with Todd Mack, Sarah Sample and many more. Admission is free, and donations are welcome.

Rockabilly Ball at Tractor Tavern

The longest-running rockabilly festival in the country, the 21st annual KEXP Rockabilly Ball runs this Thursday through Saturday at the Tractor Tavern. The long lineup of bands includes Slim Sandy, The Royal Deuces, The Black Crabs… and there’s even a car show. More info here.

Here’s the The Mezcal Brothers playing at last year’s ball (courtesy KEXP).

Update: Saturday’s car show won’t be held on Ballard Ave. as previous years, but at the Shanty Tavern on Lake City Way, says Kirsten in comments.