Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle, July 31-August 6

It’s going to be a warm one… The forecast calls for temperatures hovering close to 90 degrees through the weekend but back to 80 degrees next week.

FRIDAY, July 31

  • Shakespeare in Cowen Park: Macbeth 
    • ABOUTBackyard Bard (a program by GreenStage) brings Shakespeare to small parks around Seattle in 45 minute, four-actor, family-oriented performances.
    • DETAILS: Cowen Park, 6504 20th Ave NE. 7 PM. FREE. Donations accepted.

SATURDAY, August 1

  • VHS Horror Swap Meet at Scarecrow Video 
    • ABOUT: Buy, sell, and trade VHS tapes, DVDs, posters, t-shirts, and other horror-related memorabilia and collectibles. Other screenings and events can be found on their calendar.
    • DETAILS: Scarecrow Video, 5030 Roosevelt Way. 2-8 PM. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, August 5

  • Annual Kids Carnival at Ravenna Eckstein Community Center 
  • Author Event at Ravenna Third Place Books: Mary Kubica 
    • ABOUT: Mary follows her acclaimed debut The Good Girl with psychological thriller, Pretty Baby.
    • DETAILS: Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE. 7-8 PM. FREE.
  • University Village Sounds of Summer Concert: The Paperboys
    • ABOUT: Music, beer garden, kids activities, and samples from U Village restaurants.
    • DETAILS: University Village parking lot. Wednesdays, July-August. Doors open at 5:45, show 6:30-8:30 PM. FREE.

THURSDAY, August 6

  • Author Event at Ravenna Third Place Books: Craig McLaughlin
  • Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park: 10 Things I Hate About You 
    • ABOUT: Movies on a big screen, live entertainment, trivia, and food trucks on Thursdays evenings from July 9 – Aug. 27, 2015. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and event is dog friendly.
    • DETAILS: Magnuson Park (grass athletic fields), 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Doors open at 7 PM, movie starts at dusk. $5 per person. Kids 5 and under are free.

ONGOING

  • 80 Days of Summer at the Burke Museum of Natural History
    • ABOUT: Summer activities planned around a weekly theme include a scavenger hunt, craft, and guess the content of a “mystery box.”  The theme for August 1-7 is “Best Friends Week.”
    • DETAILS: The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, UW Campus at 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St. Open daily, 10 AM-5 PM. Activities included with museum admission, $7.50-10.

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Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle, July 24-30

The forecast calls for temperatures hovering around 70 and a chance of rain both Saturday and Sunday. We’ll get back to temperatures in the low 80s next week.

FRIDAY, July 24

  • Shakespeare in Cowen Park: The Two Gentleman of Verona 
    • ABOUTBackyard Bard (a program by GreenStage) brings Shakespeare to small parks around Seattle in 45 minute, four-actor, family-oriented performances.
    • DETAILS: Cowen Park, 6504 20th Ave NE. 7 PM. FREE. Donations accepted.

SATURDAY, July 25

  • The Roosevelt Neighborhood Bull Moose Festival and Land Use Academy 
    • ABOUT: The annual festival features food, music and fun including a free pancake breakfast, dog contest, moose call contest, and dance exhibition. This year the festival will also feature the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association coordinated Land Use Academy: “This session, Roosevelt 101, is planned as an informative, educational session for neighborhood residents and stakeholders. There will be opportunity for Q&A, but this session is not intended for in-depth public comment. Subsequent sessions will explicitly encourage community comments and input.” The session agenda can be found here.
    • DETAILS: Calvary Christian Assembly parking lot located at 68th Avenue NE & Roosevelt Way NE. 9 AM-3 PM. FREE.
  • Author Event at Ravenna Third Place Books: James B. Moore
    • ABOUT: James B. Moore shares 40 years of experience and poetry in Spirit Unchained: The Autobiography of a Soul. 
    • DETAILS: Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE. 7-8 PM. FREE.
  • Teen movie showing at the Seattle Public Library’s Northgate Branch: Back to the Future
    • ABOUT: “Great Scott!” Teens are invited to hop in the DeLorean with us for popcorn and a screening of the 1985 film “Back to the Future.” – SPL Website. Free movies showing this summer at several library locations around Seattle.
    • DETAILS: Northgate Branch Meeting Room, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. 2-4 PM. FREE.

MONDAY, July 27

  • Science on Tap at Ravenna Third Place Pub 
    • ABOUT: ALS and Alzheimer’s: two different diseases, one common mechanism of progression with Laura Taylor, UW Department of Medicine, Gerontology Division. Science on Tap is a forum for exploring the latest ideas in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with local scientists.
    • DETAILS: Ravenna Third Place Pub, 6504 20th Ave NE. 7 PM. FREE.
  • “Bad Movie” showing at the Seattle Public Library’s University Branch: Troll 2
    • ABOUT: “A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.” – SPL Website. Troll 2 is PG-13. Free movies showing at several library locations this summer around Seattle.
    • DETAILS: University Branch Lower Level Meeting Room, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE. 6-7:45 PM. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, July 29

  • University Village Sounds of Summer Concert: Hit Explosion
    • ABOUT: Music, beer garden, kids activities, and samples from U Village restaurants.
    • DETAILS: University Village parking lot. Wednesdays, July-August. Doors open at 5:45, show 6:30-8:30 PM. FREE.

THURSDAY, July 30

  • Outdoor Movies at Magnuson ParkZoolander 
    • ABOUT: Movies on a big screen, live entertainment, trivia, and food trucks on Thursdays evenings from July 9 – Aug. 27, 2015. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and event is dog friendly.
    • DETAILS: Magnuson Park (grass athletic fields), 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Doors open at 7 PM, movie starts at dusk. $5 per person. Kids 5 and under are free.

ONGOING

  • 80 Days of Summer at the Burke Museum of Natural History
    • ABOUT: Summer activities planned around a weekly theme include a scavenger hunt, craft, and guess the content of a “mystery box.”  The theme for July 25-31 is “Boat Week.”
    • DETAILS: The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, UW Campus at 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St. Open daily, 10 AM-5 PM. Activities included with museum admission, $7.50-10.

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Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle, July 10-16

The forecast calls for temperatures in the upper 70s and some clouds this weekend.

SATURDAY, July 11

  • 10th Annual Wedgwood Art Festival
    • ABOUT: The outdoor art festival features local arts and crafts, entertainmentfood, and children’s arts activities.
    • DETAILS: Our Lady of the Lake Parish and School, 3520 NE 89th St. Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM-5 PM. Entry is FREE.
  • Teen movie showing at the Seattle Public Library’s Northgate Branch: Beetlejuice
    • ABOUT: “Teens are invited to join us for popcorn and a screening of this Tim Burton ’80s classic.” – SPL Website. Free movies showing this summer at several library locations around Seattle.
    • DETAILS: Northgate Branch Meeting Room, 10548 Fifth Ave. N.E. 2-4 PM. FREE.

SUNDAY, July 12

  • 10th Annual Wedgwood Art Festival
    • DETAILS: See above.

MONDAY, July 13

  • Movie showing at the Seattle Public Library’s University Branch: An American in Paris
    • ABOUT: This is the final movie in Americans Abroad: A Globetrotting Film Series at the University Branch. Free movies showing at several library locations this summer around Seattle.
    • DETAILS: University Branch Meeting Room, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE. 6-8 PM. FREE.
  • Magic Monday at Ravenna Third Place Books
    • ABOUT: Magicians doing their thing on the second Monday of each month.
    • DETAILS: Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE. 7-8 PM. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, July 15

  • University Village Sounds of Summer Concert: Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme
    • ABOUT: Music, beer garden, kids activities, and samples from U Village restaurants.
    • DETAILS: University Village parking lot. Wednesdays, July-August. Doors open at 5:45, show 6:30-8:30 PM. FREE.

THURSDAY, July 16

  • Outdoor Movies at Magnuson ParkCrazy, Stupid, Love
    • ABOUT: Movies on a big screen, live entertainment, trivia, and food trucks on Thursdays evenings from July 9 – Aug. 27, 2015. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and event is dog friendly.
    • DETAILS: Magnuson Park (grass athletic fields), 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Doors open at 7 PM, movie starts at dusk. $5 per person. Kids 5 and under are free.
  • Author Event at Ravenna Third Place Books: Judy Bower
  • STG presents Erased, Dani Tirrell & Color Lines Dance Ensemble
    • ABOUT: “Erased is a dance theater piece conceived and choreographed by Dani Tirrell in collaboration with Color Lines Dance Ensemble. Through movement, live singing, spoken word and video, Color Lines Dance Ensemble tackle issues of race, misogyny, colorism, hair, body image and the complex but rewarding relationships women of color share with each other.” – STG website. This performance is part of a series of free, all-ages summer events at The Neptune Theater, Night at the Neptune. See the full 2015 lineup here.
    • DETAILS: The Neptune Theater, 1303 NE 45th Street. Doors open at 6 PM, show at 7 PM. RSVP here. All-ages. FREE.

ONGOING

  • 80 Days of Summer at the Burke Museum of Natural History
    • ABOUT: Summer activities planned around a weekly theme include a scavenger hunt, craft, and guess the content of a “mystery box.”  The theme for July 11-17 is “Navigation Week.”
    • DETAILS: The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, UW Campus at 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St. Open daily, 10 AM-5 PM. Activities included with museum admission, $7.50-10.

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Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle, July 3 – 9

You probably already know it but the forecast calls for a sunny and HOT weekend with temperatures in the upper 80s and low 90s.

FRIDAY, July 3

  • Multi-Family Yard Sale
    • ABOUT: Electronics, clothing, miscelaneous household items, tools, camping stuff, a raft, sewing machines, artwork, movies, collectable comics, jewelry, etc.
    • DETAILS: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 6802 Roosevelt Ave E. 10 AM-6 PM.

SATURDAY, July 4

  • Annual 18th Ave NE 4th of July Kids Parade
    • ABOUT: Kids decorate their bikes, trikes, or themselves march in this approximately 2 block parade. Turn around and repeat!
    • DETAILS: Parade begins at 11 AM at the corner of NE 73rd and 18th Ave NE.

SUNDAY, July 5

  • Seattle Humane Society’s MaxMobile at the University Village 
    • ABOUT: The MaxMobile is the Humane Society’s mobile adoption and education unit with cats, dogs, or other critters available for on-the-spot adoption.
    • DETAILS: MaxMobile is parked outside the Ravenna Gardens building (#79 on this map), 3-6 PM.

MONDAY, July 6

  • Movie showing at the Seattle Public Library’s University Branch. 
    • ABOUT: Free movies showing at several library locations around Seattle. Watch “Roman Holiday,” the second movie in Americans Abroad: A Globetrotting Film Series at the University Branch.
    • DETAILS: University Branch Meeting Room, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE. 6-8 PM. FREE.

WEDNESDAY, July 8

  • University Village Sounds of Summer Concert: The Maldives
    • ABOUT: Music, beer garden, kids activities, and samples from U Village restaurants.
    • DETAILS: University Village parking lot. Wednesdays, July-August. Doors open at 5:45, show 6:30-8:30 PM. FREE.

THURSDAY, July 9

  • UPDATE: Opening night of Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park: Back to the Future
    • ABOUT: This is the fifth year of summertime outdoor movies on a big screen, live entertainment, trivia, and food trucks on Thursdays evenings from July 9 – Aug. 27, 2015 at Magnuson. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and events are dog friendly.
    • DETAILS: Magnuson Park (grass athletic fields), 7400 Sand Point Way NE. Doors open at 7 PM, movie starts at dusk. $5 per person. Kids 5 and under are free.
  • STG presents Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons in the The Rainier Valley Revival
    • ABOUT: “Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons collaborate with students from Washington Middle School’s roots music program to tell stories and perform songs celebrating the history of the Rainier Valley. Through interpreting the music and culture of our local heritage, this concert will contribute to a revival of the wonderful stories and traditions that have lain dormant for too long!” – STG Website.  This concert is part of a series of free all-ages summer events at The Neptune Theater, Night at the Neptune. See the full 2015 lineup here.
    • DETAILS: The Neptune Theater, 1303 NE 45th Street. Doors open at 6 PM, show at 7 PM. FREE.

ONGOING

  • 80 Days of Summer at the Burke Museum of Natural History.
    • ABOUT: Summer activities planned around a weekly theme include a scavenger hunt, craft, and guess the content of a “mystery box.”  The theme for July 5-10 is “Objects in the Sky.”
    • DETAILS: The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, UW Campus at 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St. Open daily, 10 AM-5 PM but CLOSED for the 4th of July. Activities included with museum admission, $7.50-10.

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Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle, March 27-April 2

The forecast calls for rain this weekend with temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. The sun might peek through Sunday afternoon.

FRIDAY, March 27

  • Play board and card games with coffee and treats.
    • Games will be available or bring your own to Game Night with GeekGirlCon at Wayward Coffee House, 6417 Roosevelt Way NE. Second and Fourth Friday, 7-11 PM. No cover.

SATURDAY, March 28

  • View and shop the work of talented northwest artists and craftspeople. 
    • Best of the Northwest 2015 Spring Show, Magnuson Park, Hangar 30. More than 100 local artists, local food vendors, live music, and free arts table for the kids. Parking is free. Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM. Tickets are $6 at the door or $5 in advance online. Children 12 and under are free.
  • Shop spring plants at your local Audubon Society. 
  • Attend a workshop with a local zine artist. 
    • Drawing workshop with Owen Curtsinger. Owen will share his new self-published graphic novel, Myths of the Tusk, about the mysteries of the Narwhal.

SUNDAY, March 29

  • View and shop the work of talented northwest artists and craftspeople. 

MONDAY, March 30

  • Listen to a science talk with adult beverages. 
    • Science on Tap at Third Place Pub, 6504 20th Ave NE. “Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance: The Myths, The Reality and Hope for a Treatment,” with Ingrid Swanson Putlz, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Protein Design, University of Washington. 7 PM. FREE.

THURSDAY, April 2

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Your Busy Weekend in Norteast Seattle, March 6-12

This weekend should be sunny with temperatures reaching 60 degrees. Let’s get outside! Or maybe grab a sunny seat in front of Ravenna’s new coffee shop, Ventoux Coffee Roasters on NE 55th St. It was a great spot to type up this post, for sure!

FRIDAY, March 6

  • Learn about and discuss the Burke Museum transformation. 
    • Information Sessions at the museum on the UW campus, 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St. Fridays in March, April, and May, 8:30-9:30 AM. Light refreshments served. Register online. FREE.
  • Skate to music and games with the whole family!
    • Family Skate Nite at Bitter Lake Community Center Annex at 13040 Greenwood Ave N. 6:30-8:45 PM.  Every Friday. $4 per skater.

SATURDAY, March 7

  • Meet paleontologists and check out new fossils like the South Lake Union mammoth tusk! 
    • Dino Day at the Burke Museum, 17th Ave. NE and NE 45th St. 10 AM-4 PM. It’s the museum’s most popular annual event with tons of fun activities for the kids! Included with museum admission ($7.50-10). Free for members.
  • Exchange or buy science fiction and fantasy books, DVDs, or magazines. 
  • Listen to local live jazz with friends and great coffee. 

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Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle: February 26-March 5

This weekend should be mostly sunny with temperatures in the mid-50s before the rain returns next week.

THURSDAY, February 26

  • Bring your teen to learn about a career in engineering at the Library. 
    • Meet an Engineer at Seattle Public Library Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave NE. 6:30-7:30 PM. No Registration required. FREE.  Teens (12 and older) can meet a computer engineer from the UW Center for Game Science as well as a Civil and an Electrical engineer. Organized by the Seattle Public Library and the Pacific Science Center in honor of National Engineers Week.

FRIDAY, February 27

  •  Take your tot to storytime with Music, Rhythm, and Movement. 
    • Musical Storytime at Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE. Every Friday, 11-11:30 AM. FREE. Presented in partnership with Jewish Junction and PJ Library.
  • Play board and card games among friends.
    • Games will be available or bring your own to Game Night with GeekGirlCon at Wayward Coffee House, 6417 Roosevelt Way NE. Second and Fourth Friday, 7-11 PM. No Cover.

SATURDAY, February 28

  • Sample wines from The Eyrie Vineyards at your local wine merchant.
    • Wine tasting at McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants, 6500 Ravenna Ave NE. Every Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM. FREE.
  • Entertain the kids with storytime.

TUESDAY, March 3

  • Get some help fixing a broken household item. 
    • Fixer’s Night at the NE Seattle Tool Library, 2415 NE 80th St. First Tuesdays, 6-9 PM. FREE.

THURSDAY, March 5

  • Meet award-winning illustrator and children’s book author Carson Ellis.
    • Author Event at Ravenna Third Place Books, 6504 20th Ave NE. 7-8 PM. FREE.

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When the wind blows, the power goes

Just after 9 PM on Thursday night, residents in the area started reporting power outages.

Also at that time, folks reported hearing booms and seeing flashes in the direction of the Northeast Branch of the library. A look at the Real-Time 911 page showed Engine 38 checking out a “transformer fire” at 3536 NE 70th Street at 9:03 PM.

Here’s a screen grab of the Seattle City Light outage map in our area, image taken at 9:19 PM:

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UPDATE: Power started coming back on in homes about an hour later (here at HQ, 10:09 PM).

Another day, another bank robbery (UPDATES)

At 9:30 AM, UW Police Chief mentioned a bank robbery had occurred near University Village.

The Seattle Police Department’s later described the incident and the suspect:

Officers searching for bank robber after holdup in 4700 blk 25th NE. Susp: w/m, 30s, 6’2, heavy set, clean shaven, blu/green beanie&scarf

Suspect in 4700 blk 25th NE bank robbery displayed a handgun before fleeing bank. Police now searching area for suspect.

If you see anyone matching this description, call 911.

UPDATE (10:06 AM): Two local elementary schools are sheltering-in-place: Bryant and Laurelhurst.

By our count, this is the third shelter-in-place in three weeks for Bryant Elementary, all due to local bank robberies.

UPDATE (10:27 AM): The shelter-in-place has been lifted both schools as of 10:25 AM.

Your Busy Weekend in Northeast Seattle: September 6-7

Summer returns for the weekend! The forecast calls for low 80s with sun, sun, and more sun.

SATURDAY, September 6

  •  Pick up some goodies at a neighborhood block sale. 
  • Add more loot to your Saturday thrifting at another multi-family yard sale. 
    • Five-family yard sale at 5712 30th Ave NE, 9 AM-5 PM. Items include antiques, collectibles, artwork, home décor, and children’s items. 
  • Shop some native and wildlife-friendly plants at the Seattle Audubon Fall Plant Sale.
    • Seattle Audubon Nature Center (8050 35th Ave NE), 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Plants from local growers and nurseries such as Botanica, Discovery Gardens, Fairmeadow Nursery, Madrona Gardens, and Tadpole Haven Native Plants. FREE. 
  • Enjoy a show of Dahlias at Seattle Dahlia Society‘s 57th Annual Show. 
    • Lake City Community Center (12531 28th Ave NE), 12:30-5 PM. FREE.

SUNDAY, September 7

  • Adopt-a-pet at the University Village. 
    • MaxMobile, Seattle Humane Society’s mobile adoption and education center, parked outside Ravenna Gardens. Cats, dogs, and critters available for on-the-spot adoption. 11 AM-3 PM.
  • Dahlia Show continues at Seattle Dahlia Society‘s 57th Annual Show.
    • Lake City Community Center (12531 28th Ave NE), 11 AM-4 PM. FREE.

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