The weekend events calendar

  • Don’t get bored Friday afternoon, get board. The Ballard Library is starting up a weekly board game drop-in program from 3:30-5:45 p.m. Blue Highway Games will be there tonight with fun, unusual board games.
  • The Ballard High School swing dance is Friday. Lessons start at 5:30 and the dance is from 7 – 9 p.m. The Ballard High School Jazz band and vocal ensemble will provide music. Adult tickets are $12 at the door. More info here.
  • See some of Ballard’s best shorts! Tonight is the Ballard Filmmaker Night at the Sunset Hill Community Association (3003 NW 66th St) featuring short films by our neighborhood filmmakers. The free event starts at 7:30 p.m.
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This weekend is the annual Yulefest at the Nordic Heritage Museum. Traditional Scandinavian foods, entertainment, decorations and of course, plenty of gift ideas. The event runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Krumkake… MMmmmmm.
  • For more live music, check out the calendars for Tractor Tavern, Sunset Tavern, Picolinos, The Bit Saloon, Conor Byrne and Egan’s Ballard Jam House. As always, check out our events calendar. And if you have an event to add, just email us at

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