Your 10-day Ballard-area event outlook

In short order, the Geeky Swedes will probably be posting their roundup of fun weekend events, but I’ll get the (snow)ball rolling on the eve of what promises to be a wintry weekend (to which I say, Mother Nature, WTF?). Take your pick of forecasts, but none of them look good: KOMO | KING | KIRO.

Saturday: Speaking of a bad weekend to be outdoors, hundreds of rummage salers in the Phinney and Greenwood neighborhoods will be out braving the elements Saturday as part of the annual Greenwood Garage Sale. Some enterprising soul could make a killing selling blue tarps and tent poles, I’m thinking.

Sunday: After hanging out at the Ballard Sunday Farmers Market, head indoors to the Puget Sound Traditional Jazz Society’s monthly concert, featuring Pearl Django at the Ballard Elks Lodge. The concert runs from 12:30-5 p.m. and is $8 for members and $11 for non-members.

Long-range outlook: There’s more jazz in the forecast April 23-27, during the 5-day Ballard Jazz Festival, which looks to have a pretty interesting lineup.

I’m no jazz aficionado, but I think Lou Reed said it well: “If it has more than three chords, it’s jazz.” Snap.


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