KEXP’s Hood-To-Hood Day Comes to The Junction

Hood-to-Hood 2015

Our friends at KEXP just announced West Seattle as the winner of their Hood-to-Hood Challenge. They’ll be broadcasting on May 29th and will have performances by John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats, Telekinesis, & SISTERS (who are also going to be performing at Summer Fest)! There will be a free street festival with bands, booths, and a beer garden.

This event is FREE, all ages, and open to the public!

The fun doesn’t stop after the broadcast is over: KEXP’s DJs plan to take over the neighborhood, spinning at various venues around West Seattle – plus two great nighttime concerts!

KEXP Hood to Hood Event
Alaska Junction
Noon to 6:00 PM
1:00 PM: Live set by John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats
3:00 PM: Live set by Miami Horror
4:10 PM: Live set by Telekinesis (Acoustic)
5:30 PM: Live set by Hop Along


KEXP DJs Take Over West Seattle
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Featuring KEXP specialty DJs spinning at various venues throughout West Seattle.

KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 1
Skylark Café
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
$10 cover
Featuring: SISTERS, Fauna Shade, and Bod

KEXP Hood to Hood Live Music Showcase 2
Feedback Lounge
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Bands and cover to be determined


Hood-to-Hood @ The Junction

May 29th from noon to 6:00pm (and on) / The West Seattle Junction

Shredding + E-Cycling Event in The Junction

Shredding Event 2015

The West Seattle Junction Association, Windermere-West Seattle and West Seattle Computers are once again teaming up to bring you free shredding and electronic recycling services on Saturday, May 30. Please bring your old statements or other sensitive documents to be professionally destroyed on site. You can even watch your documents being cross-shredded via the viewing monitor. For a list of items that can be e-Cycled, please click here.


Shred Event @ The West Seattle Junction

Saturday, May 30th / 4526 California Ave. SW*

*In The Junction parking lot, behind West Seattle Computers


Rainbow Bingo at the Senior Center


Only 2 more Rainbow Bingo’s until the summer break….

Friday, May 29th – Beach Blanket Bingo

Friday, June 26th – Viva Las Vegas Baby!


Join the Senior Center of West Seattle for an evening of fun, food, and prizes! Doors open at 6:00pm with Bingo starting at 7:00pm. These popular events usually sell out fast, so make sure to register online now at

After these last two events, Rainbow Bingo will be taking a break over the summer and will return in September. Don’t miss out!


Rainbow Bingo @ Senior Center of West Seattle

May 29th and June 26 / 4217 SW Oregon St.

Current Happenings at ArtsWest

Ken Roux at ArtsWest
Painting by Ken Roux
From May 7th to June 27th, ArtsWest Gallery presents The Moon is Free, a group show featuring five artists exploring the internal logic of abstract painting. The artists include Lydia Bassis, Sue Danielson, Ken DeRoux, Koji Kubota and Junko Yamamoto. There will be a reception and artist talks on Thursday, June 11th from 6-9pm.

“What appeals to me, but can also frustrate me, is the central difficulty of abstraction: that while there may not be any “rules,” each painting develops its own internal logic, which cannot be known when the process begins.”

–Ken DeRoux


The Moon is Free @ ArtsWest

May 7th to June 27th /4711 California Ave SW /


 Teen Programs ArtsWest

ArtsWest is also gearing up for the summer with their ArtsWest Performance Institute 2015 for kids and teens. Registration is now open. More information about the various summer programs offered can be found at the ArtsWest website.

For high school students interested in the Ensemble Generated Theater Project, “an intensive theater program…[where] students will collaborate to create an original production from scratch”, make sure to register as soon as possible. Auditions are being held now for positions in this program. Check out the ArtsWest website for more info. To register email  or call 206.938.0963.


ArtsWest Peformance Institute 2015

Summer 2015 / 4711 California Ave SW /


Help Provide Relief to Nepal

The recent earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th has been devastating to the country, killing thousands of people and leaving millions homeless. Currently there are 8 million homes to be rebuilt along with 800 schools. Many of these homes are located in rural areas that have yet to receive aid, and with the country’s monsoon season quickly approaching, the need for speedy relief is top priority.

Two local, West Seattle businesses are organizing fundraisers and events to help provide disaster relief to Nepal:


C&P Coffee Company (5612 California AV SW) is hosting a Silent Auction and Fundraising Party on Sunday, May 24th from 3-7pm. Money raised from the event will support ‘Changing Lives Nepal’, an entirely volunteer run nonprofit organization with local connections.

When the earthquake hit, ‘Changing Lives Nepal’ founder, Deana Zabaldo, and assistant leader, Stewart Wolfe, (a West Seattle resident), were guiding their team to Everest Base Camp for a West Seattle based company, Mountain Madness. Fortunately no one on their team was harmed during the earthquake, and now ‘Changing Lives Nepal’ is currently involved in the rebuilding and reconstruction of the homes and schools that need attention.

Come spend the evening with C&P, as they do their part to help make a difference. The auction items are rolling in from business such as Mountain to Sound Outfitters, Thunder Road Guitars, Alki Bike and Board, West Side Music Academy, 8 Bit Arcade, original art work, and so much more! There will be live music, beer and wine, and some surprises!

Contact Jilyan with questions, donations, or if you would like to volunteer:

8 Limbs Yoga
Photo Courtesy of 8 Limbs Yoga Center


From May 4th- 10th, 8 Limbs Yoga Centers (4546 1/2 California Ave SW) will be donating $1 per person per drop-in class to the Mercy Corps Nepal Earthquake Response Fund. Mercy Corps is on the ground responding to this tragic disaster. Donations to this fund will be used to deliver lifesaving relief to survivors and provide the resources families and communities need to rebuild in Nepal.

8 Limbs will also be placing collection boxes at the front desks of their studios for any students who would like to make a contribution to the Nepal Earthquake Response Fund as well. Checks should be made payable to Mercy Corps.


Nepal Earthquake Relief in West Seattle

May 4th-10th @ 8 Limbs Yoga Centers / May 24th @ C&P Coffee Company

Celebrate Mother’s Day in The Junction

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 10th. If you’re in need of a special gift or a fun outing idea for the mom or moms in your life, never fear! The Junction has you covered. Come visit the following Junction restaurants, shops, and community destinations to take advantage of some great deals and fun events while showing  your favorite mom just how special she is:


  • Nurturing Expressions (4746 44th Ave SW) is having a Mother’s Day Sale on Saturday May 9th. They will be offering 10% off Coobie Bras, 20% off  Babytime by Episencial products, and 10% off Dr. Browns Teethers.
Nurturing Expressions
  • Currently The Discovery Shop (4535 California Ave SW) is featuring its annual Mother’s Day Teacup Sale. These make great hostess gifts or a special present for mom. They come filled with tea and treats to enjoy along with the beautiful china cup and saucer. The Discovery Shop is also staffed 100% by volunteers, with all sales benefiting the American Cancer Society.


Brunch ideas include: Assorted scones, mini cinnamon rolls, bacon or sausage Breakfast Frittatas—all are assembled and ready to go in their Finishing Freezer

Dinner ideas include: Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Salsa and Jasmine Rice, Almond Green Beans and Pineapple Upside Down Cake—What Mom would not love this dinner!!

They also have gift certificates available here.


Dream Dinners
  • The Senior Center of West Seattle (4217 SW Oregon St.) is planning a Mother’s Day Luncheon and Prettiest Bonnet Contest on Tuesday, May 12 at 11:30am. It’s open to everyone and reservations are encouraged. Call 932-4044 (ext. 1) to get yours. Suggested donation:  $6 for SCWS Members, $10 for non members.
West Seattle Farmer's Market
  • The West Seattle Farmer’s Market will also be celebrating Mother’s Day on Sunday during their regular hours, 10am-2pm. One of the participating farmers will be giving out plant starts to the first 100 mothers who stop by the market that morning!


Mother’s Day in The Junction

Offers and Events May 9th-12th / West Seattle Junction

Apply for Summer Fest Community Tent

Photo by Tanya Izadora Photography
Photo by Tanya Izadora Photography


The West Seattle Junction Association is again offering the FREE Community Tent at West Seattle Summer Fest – July 10, 11, and 12. The purpose of this area at Summer Fest is to allow our small neighborhood non-profits and community groups easy access to the event and their community – free of charge!

We are now accepting requests for space from West Seattle non-profits and community groups. We will select groups who strive to benefit, strengthen, and educate our community.


Here are the Community Tent details:

The Community Tent will be located on Alaska St, east of California. Tent, tables, and chairs will be provided. Participants are encouraged to set up their table & area with displays which reflect their mission and contributions to the West Seattle Community. Please feel free to bring props, brochures and such, which will entice folks to stop and chat with you about your organization. NO SALES PLEASE.

Shift changes will be a little cozy, so we’ll all have a chance to get friendly and help each other out, if needed.


Event Hours:

Friday: 10 am – 6 pm

Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm


Community Tent Shifts:

Friday/Saturday: 4-hour slots

10 am – 2 pm

2 pm – 6 pm


Sunday: 3-hour slots

11 am – 2 pm

2 pm – 5 pm


If your neighborhood non-profit or community group is interested in being a part of the Summer Fest Community Tent, please e-mail Jenelle, Marketing and Office Manager at the West Seattle Junction Association by June 27th at .

We are looking forward to hearing from you!



Applications Open for WSSF Community Tent

Due by June 27th / email /

Seattle Beer Week at The Beer Junction

The Beer Junction

The 7th annual Seattle Beer Week is kicking off this Thursday, May 7th, and will include special events and tastings held at various locations in the Seattle area through May 17th. The Beer Junction has some fun events lined up for this city-wide celebration including:

  • Opening night – Thursday, May 7th; 5-8PM – They will be hosting Pfriem for a bottle release party, as well as having several of their beers on tap including their new Lemon Saison.
  • Big Sky – Tuesday, May 12th; 5-8PM Big Sky Brewing will be featuring beer and cheese pairings.
  • Telegraph – Thursday, May 14th; 5-8PMTelegraph Brewing will be showcasing their tasty beers.
  • Sierra Nevada – Wednesday, May 13th; 4:30-5:45PM – Meet Sierra Nevada Brewmaster Steve Dressler and sample some of their excellent beers on tap. Steve will be bringing a special case of bottles to sell and will be available to sign them, plus answer any questions about Sierra Nevada and/or brewing.




Seattle Beer Week @ The Beer Junction

Thursday, May 7th- Sunday, May 17th / 4511 California Ave SW

Cinco De Mayo Party @ Easy Street Records

The Dead Men Walking

Join Easy Street Records on Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm as they welcome Dead Men Walking and also celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

“Dead Men Walking features the all-stud lineup of Captain Sensible (The Damned), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm) and Chris Cheney (The Living End)!”

Attendees who purchase Dead Men Walking’s debut, Easy Piracy, are invited to participate in a signing session after the performance. The band will sign copies of their album, as well as releases from the members’ other bands, with purchase of Easy Piracy.


Easy Street also reports that there will be a special guest sitting in (hmm…who could it be?).


Earlier in the day Easy Street will be spinning Latin music and serving up cervezas all in honor of the holiday. Stop by to find out what other fun they have in store!


Dead Men Walking @ Easy Street Records

Tuesday, May 5th / 4559 California Ave SW

Dining Out For Life @ Talarico’s


Lifelong Dining Out For Life

On Thursday, April 30th, over 100 restaurants  throughout the Seattle metropolitan area will donate 30% or more of their proceeds to Lifelong. By dining out and joining with thousands of other people in your community, you can help to fight hunger and illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.

West Seattle’s own Talarico’s in The Junction is participating and will donate 30 percent of its lunch, dinner, and late night proceeds to Lifelong. Stop in on Thursday to enjoy a meal, lend your support, and make a difference!


Talarico’s Pizzeria


Dining Out For Life @ Talarico’s Pizzeria

Thursday, April 30th / 4718 California Ave SW