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Bring your family and friends and spend the day with us. Registration is open for vehicles, vendors, sponsors,and volunteers. Enjoy music food and the coolest gathering of classic, modern, antique, and just plain awesome cars, trucks, hot rods, and everything in between.

Register your vehicle for the 2018 Greenwood Car Show

Raise a glass with us on Father’s Day weekend as the Washington Beer Commission presents the Washington Brewer's Festival at King County's Marymoor Park!  The Washington Brewer’s Festival is a unique all-ages beer festival where thousands of beer aficionados can sample more than 500 beers from 130 Washington breweries. In addition, the festival offers wine and cider tastings, a fantastic lineup of food trucks and food vendors to pair with your favorite beers. 

Music and Entertainment: the festival welcomes a diverse mix of northwest bands on the music stage and the crowd pleasing Brewer’s Keg Toss on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Click on Washington Brewer’s Festival for festival details.

GENERAL INFO Dates & Times

Friday, June 15, 4:00pm-9:30pm

Saturday, June 16, 11:00am-8:00pm

Sunday, June 17, 11:30am-5:30pm

Location: King County’s Marymoor Park, 6046 W Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond 98052

Upcoming I Dig Dinos themes
May 27: Undersea Adventures (with dig pit!)
June 24: Ice Ages (with dig pit!)

Bring your budding paleontologist to the Burke for monthly fossilized fun. Enjoy three prehistoric stations every month ranging from touching real fossils, making discoveries in the dig pit, solving dinosaur mysteries, dino dress-up and more. Activities and themes change monthly so there’s always something new! 

This May, go on an undersea adventure! Dive in and learn all about prehistoric marine creatures. Uncover an ancient sea creature in the dig pit, touch a fossil ammonite and make your own 3D ammonite to take home.

Please note: I Dig Dinos is open to everyone but is geared toward ages 3-7. 
Parking is free in UW parking lots on Sundays, including the N5 parking lot closest to the Burke Museum. Plan your visit.

Summer is right around the corner and that means it will soon be time for the free summer concert series. There will be music for all ages, every weekend beginning June 2nd through September 16th. Concerts are outdoors at the Carl S. English Gardens. Donations are welcome for maintenance of the gardens and renovations of the Locks. Concert schedule may change, so please visit our website for the most current information.

Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? Come to Fremont to see the Troll and and while you are there, take yourself on a walking tour to enjoy the sights, tastes and sounds that make Fremont unique. It's one of Seattle's great neighborhoods....

Located in Ballard on Puget Sound, this popular park offers extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains. This park features two wetlands, a short loop trail, and restored the northern beach. Golden Gardens offers strolls along a rugged coastline, hikes through forest trails, sunbathing on sandy beaches, fishing from a pier and a boat launch consisting of 300' of shoreline at south end of park. The park is also home to an off-leash area for dogs in the upper northern portion of the park. Dogs are not allowed on beaches, or children's play areas in Seattle parks, per the Seattle Municipal Code.

Come share in our madness and friendship during May ARTwalk on Thursday 17th, 6-9 PM  - 2856 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA

“Out of the basement and onto the walls” features recent artworks by BallardWorks’ Printmakers’ Group Helen Curtis, Diane Davis, Dionne Haroutunian, Scott Kolbo, Vicki Platts-Brown, Anna Savoie, Garett Sweany and Sebastian Voorhes.

Displayed on all three floors, the exhibit includes prints – monotypes, woodblock carvings, etchings — constructions, collages, drawings, and mixed media from tiny to very large, from black and white to colorful, from abstract to realistic renderings. The Group has been working together, inspiring and supporting each other, sharing techniques and knowledge around excellent food and beverages for the past five years.

Photo #1: Scott Kolbo, Migration Walking Figure 01, 2018, 48” X 42”, Ink and Graphite on Paper
Photo #2: Garett Sweany, Dapple weave, 2018, 16″x24″, monotype
Photo #3: Diane Davis, The Red Branch, 2017, 8″x10″, mono print

Welcome to Seattle’s popular 17th of May Celebration, a.k.a. Syttende Mai [Soot-n-duh My]. Last year was one of the largest yet with 1,000’s of spectators lining the streets of Ballard for the parade to see more than 100 groups including marching bands, Norwegian-American lodges, drill teams, classic cars and much more – all for Norway’s Constitution Day.

Parade units and marchers check-in station near Adams school, corner of 28th and 62nd NW. The parade begins at the corner of NW 62nd and 24th Avenue NW. The route follows south to Market Street and eastward to Bergen Place park, then turns right onto 22nd and continues south down Ballard Avenue and ends at Lone St.

In addition to the popular parade there are other events going on all day including music and dancing at Bergen place, a luncheon, kids events and free admission to the Nordic Heritage Museum, and more. For more information, visit our website.

Substation, Seattle’s premiere underground music venue, will be hosting a higher consciousness, jam band night featuring four sets of music by three of the Pacific Northwest’s most mind melting acts. Featuring The High Council, OSO and Caveman Ego

The High Council will be playing two full sets. From the heart of the Evergreen State, The High Council explores the boundaries of melody and groove. With a blend of transcendent improvisation and earthy rock sensibilities, THC draws on elements of jazz, reggae, rock and psychedelia.

They will be joined by OSO, a band that was formed in Bellingham, Wa in 2014. Oso has developed a unique sound through improvisation, experimentation, and song writing. Primarily focusing on “the space between” OSO fuses jam, funk, rock, folk, trance, and disco sounds for a truly creative sonic journey into the mind.

Playing support will be Caveman Ego, a progressive funk rock outfit from Seattle, Washington. Formed in 2014, the band melds their love of classic rock, funk, and jazz into a unique genre that can only be described as “prehistoric anti-structural cave jams.”

In February it was announced that Ballard High School’s jazz band is one of only 15 schools in the country to make the cut to compete in the Essentially Ellington Festival at Lincoln Center.

The band just arrived in New York (above) for the competition on Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th. Each band will perform before a distinguished panel of judges — including Wynton Marsalis.

Ballard is scheduled to perform between 10-11:30 a.m. our time on Saturday. Then at 1 p.m. PT, judges will announce the top three bands. Later that night, the winner will be announced.

The BHS jazz band has had a busy year. In March it was one 13 high school bands selected to play at the Next Generation Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA. Then later that month, BHS was one of five Western Washington high school jazz bands selected to perform in Starbucks’ 23rd annual Hot Java Cool Jazz event at the Paramount Theater for a sold-out performance.   

Go BHS!

With more than 100 artists at more than 70 venues throughout the neighborhood, the Artwalk runs from 6-9 p.m. Friday and again from 12-5 p.m. Saturday. Artists may not be present at each venue both days (check the Artwalk website for details).

Friday night is especially fun as hundreds of neighbors turn out (especially if the weather is good) and it turns into a kind of neighborhood party. Some venues will have free refreshments or music or kids activities. Some restaurants and pubs will offer Artwalk specials.

KISS SHY GOODBYE AND GAIN RED-HOT CONFIDENCE! Want to overcome shyness? Feel confident with public speaking? Enhance your people skills? Do it the fun, easy way! Learn how to unleash your creativity, exude self-assurance, and be more present. Feel more at ease on job interviews and dates. Sign up now to enjoy red-hot confidence and kiss shy goodbye.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7 – 9pm
6532 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Organization: Seattle Improv Classes
Audience for this event: People who want to become more outgoing, gain social ease, and feel comfortable in front of an audience.
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We all instantly recognize good photographs when we see them. Then why is it so hard to create them with our cameras?You’ve heard of the photographer's eye. It’s the thing that lets some people make amazing photographs from scenes where others see nothing. And as much as technology can dress up mundane pictures, it’s creative vision that’s ultimately at the core of making images with impact. The question is whether this is a special talent you have to be born with or is it something you can acquire? Come find out the answer in Ken Lee’s presentation, Seeing 101.

When: Wed, May 9, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Where: Seattle Program Center 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 in Goodman A

Contact: Anita Elder Email: anita@anitaelder.com


The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and community festival are free and open to the public! However, to visit the galleries during Opening Weekend, you will need to reserve tickets in advance. This will be a fun filled two days with multiple events you will want to attend. 

Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market Street, Seattle, WA 98107

May 12-13 | 10am-6pm

FREE | NO TICKETS NEEDED

Pick up a tour map, grab a bite to eat, and discover the 30+ artists of KAST at 14 home studios, galleries, and local businesses.

Welcome to the 15th annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour, KAST 2018. Explore Kirkland artist studios and discover the creative and vibrant community. Start the tour at Kirkland Arts Center, grab a map, and see what inspiration awaits at any of the 14 studio stops. See creativity in action in ongoing art demonstrations throughout the weekend. Learn about the artistic processes and see the magic behind art creation.

950 Main Street, Edmonds, WA

April 20 – May 12, 2018

Thursday – Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm
Single show tickets: $25 for Junior, Senior & Military; $28 for Adults 19 – 59
Dinner and a Show tickets: $46/per person

Please note: this show is rated PG13 for language, sexual innuendo and vulgarity.
For more info: https://edmondsdriftwoodplayer...

Now in it's 15th year, the Ballard Jazz Festival gets better and better - Don't miss it!

From All About Jazz:

Spanning four days in the historic Ballard neighborhood, the festival has maintained its community feel throughout it's history, this year celebrating its 15th edition. Each year, the festival attracts national and international talent surrounded by the best of the Seattle jazz scene. "I want to make sure it's a local festival, so it sounds like Seattle," says festival organizer and Seattle jazz impresario John Bishop, "It will be a celebration of that." Each year, rather than simply bring in marquee talent from around the country, national talent is paired with northwest musicians, creating a great opportunity for musicians and fans alike to mingle. This is rooted in the awareness of what makes a jazz scene vital, whether at the festival, or in clubs throughout the year, that "the hang" is essential, and creates a vibe that is compelling and welcoming. Promoted and staged by Origin Records, the Seattle jazz label operated by drummers Bishop and Matt Jorgensen, this year's event also celebrates the 20th anniversary of the highly regarded label.

Visit our website to learn more about this year's event and purchase tickets.

CAN CAN, 94 PIKE STREET, SEATTLE WA 98101

SATURDAY & SUNDAY | 12:30PM & 2:30PM, THROUGH SEPTEMBER  30

BRUNCH MENU | TICKETS | MATINEE FAQS

The Magnificent Matinee Cabaret is a brand new afternoon extravaganza from the creative team at Can Can Culinary Cabaret. This show combines history with high-kicks, culinary delicacies with world-class cabaret, providing a tour of the historic Pike Place Market from the comfort of our intimate, sixty-seat venue. Enjoy hand-crafted small plates prepared with the finest ingredients from local market vendors, scintillating tales from Seattle's colorful underbelly, and our unique blend of dance theatre, comedy, music, and more performed by ‎Can Can's acclaimed professional dance theatre company. 

Horseshoe Boutique is throwing a party!

Join us Friday, May 11th from 4:00-8:00 pm to celebrate Mother’s Day!

We are hosting a trunk show with our beloved brand Mother Denim and we are donating 20% of our sales this night to support Dress for Success.

Bubbly, snacks and BIG RAFFLE prizes from shops in Ballard such as re-souL, Camelion Design, Gold Dogs, Cupcake Royale and so many more!

In addition to these great prizes we will also be raffle-ing off a FREE PAIR of MOTHER JEANS!

You won’t want to miss this epic event!

For more details on the party and how to be entered into our raffle please join our mailing list at www.shophorseshoe.com

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