What’s on this weekend

Mother’s Day weekend has arrived and there is plenty to do in our ‘hood. Check out the list of events below:

Friday, May 9:

  • Taproot Theatre presents free music and theatre at Phinneywood Art Walk from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Courtney Marie Andrews will perform live at Taproot Theatre’s Stage Door Café (208 North 85th Street).
  • Bring Marcus Samuelsson to Seattle Dinner at the Swedish Club (Dexter Ave N) from 6:30 p.m. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Sweden, Marcus Samuelsson brought the art of Scandinavian cooking to New York long before the recent Nordic craze. Meet at the Club to enjoy Samuelsson’s recipes prepared by our chefs and sign a giant card inviting him to visit. Click here for more details.
  • Comedy Sportz Seattle Show at new venue Atlas Theatre (3509 Fremont Ave N) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

Saturday, May 10:

  • Guided Early Morning Bird Walk at Woodland Park Zoo (South Entrance at N 50th St & Fremont Ave N) from 6:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. In celebration of International Migratory Bird Day, take a guided tour of zoo grounds with a keeper and learn firsthand about the wild birds that call Woodland Park Zoo home. $20 per adult non-zoo member; $10 per adult zoo member. Children 12 and under are free. Parking: $5.25. RSVP to eric.kowalczyk@zoo.org. Space is limited to the first 50 RSVPs.
  • The Annual Crown Hill Clean Up from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Meet at Crown Hill Center (9250 14th Ave). Gloves and some tools provided. Grafitti removal available if identified ahead of time. Click here for more details.
  • Living Mindfully Workshop at Kadampa Meditation Center (6556 24th Ave NW) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Join guest teacher Gen Kelsang Zopa to explore how increasing mindfulness in our daily life can make our actions more meaningful and connect us to our deeper goals. Cost is $25.
  • Salish Sea Trading Co-op Season Kick Off at Ballard Library (5614 22nd Ave NW) from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Join the team in the continued adventure of sail transport as they kick off the season. Food provided by Toast Ballard. Click here for more details.
  • Food Grown Right, In Your Backyard Class at Magnolia Library Branch (2801 34th Ave W) from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Brad Halm, co-owner of The Seattle Urban Farm Company and co-author of the edible garden primer, “Food Grown Right, in your Backyard,” will guide attendees through designing your own backyard farm. Class is free.
  • Chorale Concert at Northwest Presbyterian Church (7706 25th Ave NW) from 7:30 p.m. The Northwest Chorale will perform Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem together with John Rutter’s Requiem. Concert is free.
  • Comedy Sportz Seattle Show at new venue Atlas Theatre (3509 Fremont Ave N) at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Click here for more details and to buy tickets.

Sunday, May 11:

  • Ballard Farmers Markets along Ballard Ave from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Click here to see this week’s specials.
  • Taproot’s Road Company presents elementary school shows at Taproot Theatre’s Isaac Studio Theatre (208 North 85th St) at noon and 2 p.m. Trouble in Fairytalezania and Wild Wes present an anti-bullying message that teaches kids to show empathy to others, recognize bullying behavior, and respond to it in a healthy way. Performances are free.
  • Dealing with Summer Pests in the Garden Class with Seattle Tilth at Queen Anne Library Branch (400 W Garfield St) from 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Class is free.

Do you know of an event happening this weekend or in future in our neighborhood?

You can submit it to our events calendar here on MyBallard.com, or email the information to tips@myballard.com to ensure we include it in our weekly weekend roundup.

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