The weekend events calendar

Here is a look at the weekend events around the area — and you can also receive a preview of weekend events in your email by signing up here.

Students from St. Alphonsus Parish School show off their artwork that will be on display during Saturday’s Edible Garden Tour.

  • Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., St. Paul’s UCC Church (6512 12th Ave NW) is hosting a pancake breakfast.
  • Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is a community meeting for the North Beach Basin Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO). The ession will focus on the science and engineering behind the county’s proposed alternatives to build CSO control facilities in the North Beach neighborhood. The meeting will be held at the Loyal Heights Community Center. More information can be found here.
  • The East Ballard Community Association, Groundswell NW and Sustainable Ballard are hosting a self guided walking/biking tour of edible gardens in East Ballard. Cost is $10 per person. Pick up your map and pay the fee at the St. Alphonsus School parking lot.
  • Ballard authors Kerry Colburn and Rob Sorensen will give parents tips from their new book “How to Have Your Second Child First” at the Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
  • From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the Eastside Modern Jazz Orchestra will perform on Saturday at the Ballard Locks. On Sunday, the Microsoft Orchestra will perform from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both performances are free.
  • Nearby: The Greenwood Car Show is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Greenwood Ave N. From 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Greenwood Ave N from N 65th St to N 90th St will be closed. Cross streets will be closed, except for N 80th and N 85th streets which will remain open.
  • Traffic Alert: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon is Saturday from Tukwila to north Seattle. According to the Seattle Department of Transportation, “Both directions of Highway 99 from Diagonal Avenue S. to N 39th Street will be closed at 5:30 a.m. The southbound lanes should re-open by 1:15 p.m. and SR 99/Aurora Avenue N from the viaduct to N 39th Street will open at 2 p.m. (one northbound lane will be open for local traffic between Roy Street and Queen Anne Drive). The northbound lanes of the SR 99/Alaskan Way Viaduct will re-open by 4 p.m.”
  • For live music, check out the calendars for Tractor Tavern, Sunset Tavern, Picolinos, 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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    World Cup
    World Cup

    Don’t forget USA vs Ghana on Saturday!


    And don’t forget that Germany will make Pennygirl cry on Sunday as England gets eliminated from the world Cup.


    What about Pride? This is also a huge event that will affect traffic.