Dawes at Easy Street Records

The band Dawes will be in the Junction tomorrow night, April 16th at 7pm, at Easy Street Records for the next stop on their multi-city, 2015 tour. The band is promoting their newest album “All Your Favorite Bands”. Their set at Easy Street will be a special acoustic, in-store performance, so don’t miss out! Also if you pre-order their new album at the event, you’ll get a FREE CD single, while supplies last!


Dawes – April 16th – 7pm

Easy Street Records / 4559 California Ave SW – Free & All Ages


Tax Free Day – April 18th

Junction Merchants Have Your Back 

By Paying Your Tax!


Come celebrate the end of the tax season at the West Seattle Junction Tax Free Day! Stretch those refunds and give your wallet a break while supporting your neighborhood small businesses. Just stop by select Junction merchants on Saturday, April 18th and enjoy a whole day of shopping and eating without paying a single cent of tax!


Visit the following Junction retailers for TAX FREE shopping all day on the 18th. Participants will be marked by a bunch of red balloons!

AAA West Seattle
Bakery Nouveau
City Mouse Studio
Click! Design That Fits
Curious Kidstuff
Emerald Water Anglers
Funky Janes
Great Harvest Bread Co.
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Jan’s Beauty Supply
JF Henry
Many Moons Trading Co.
Merryweather Books
Seattle Fish Company
Sound Advice
Stop ‘N Shop
Terjung’s Studio of Gifts
The Beer Junction
The Discovery Shop
The Forsythe Studio
The Sneakery
Wallflower Custom Framing
West Seattle Cyclery
Wild Rose’s

Also make sure to stop in at the following merchants to enjoy these additional Tax Free Day perks and deals:

Seattle Fish Company – 2 fish tacos for $7

Hotwire Coffee – Choice of a 12oz mocha, latte, or Americano PLUS 1 hour of Internet surfing for only $2. You can also check in or snap a picture on your favorite social media and they will add a free hour of Internet surfing to your already super-fly prices on their most popular drinks.

City Mouse – Complimentary mimosas (while supplies last) to enjoy with shopping!


We’ll see you there!


Things to Know Now That You’re 50


The Senior Center of West Seattle is introducing a fun 4-session class for folks who are 50 – 69 yr. olds. Dori Gillam, Program Manager of Aging Your Way, will be hosting this fun and informative class, Things to Know Now That You’re 50, and will be providing practical tips on planning your non-financial side of life from 50+ years and onwards.

This four-session workshop series will be held every Tuesday this May (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th) from 6:30-8:30pm. If you register for the classes in advance it will be only $100, but it will be $135 at the door. Either way, we hope you come and join the classes.

Register online or give the Senior Center of West Seattle a call at 206.268.6737.

The Senior Center of West Seattle is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4217 SW Oregon St.

The Spinster and the Carpenter at Twilight Gallery


This fascinating art show by Rebecca Rose is opening at Twilight Gallery & Boutique this Thursday, from 6-9pm, during the West Seattle Art Walk. Guess cellist, Sarah McGrath, will be in to set the mood.

Find out the inspiration behind the small sculptures yet wearable art through her Artist Talk on Saturday, April 11th from 6-8pm.

“In “The Spinster & The Carpenter”, I unleash my dirty little secrets in this tell all confessional, while seeing each lesson as an opportunity to cut myself a break, and learn forgiveness for myself and others. In each piece I finally face the regrets in my life & hold myself accountable for the choices that I alone made, caused and learned from as an independent woman, even when married. I atone for these choices, and take a deep hard look at myself while doing so, while finding non-religious redemption along the way as I become a stronger person.” – Rebecca Rose

If you can’t make it to the opening, stop by the artist talk, but you could always go to both right? See you there!

Twilight Gallery and Boutique is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4306 SW Alaska St.

Cascade Creeks Class at Emerald Water Anglers


Prepare yourselves novice anglers because Emerald Water Anglers is giving a special class on Tuesday, April 7th for their Intro. to the Cascade Creeks Class at 6:30pm. They will cover the who, what, where, when, and why you need to get geared up this summer. This will serve as a phenomenal place to start for the novice angler.

RSVP for this FREE evening class by calling their shop at 206-708-7250 or emailing .

Emerald Water Anglers is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4502 42nd Ave SW.

Celebrating the Life of Don Smathers



To all who know our dear friend Don Smathers, we’d like to invite you to his Memorial Service at the Junction Plaza Park on Wednesday, April 1st at 5pm. 

He was a good friend of The Junction and has helped us in so many ways. Let’s celebrate his life.

Two thumbs up forever Don. We’ll miss you.

32 Teacups at VAIN


On the last installment of West Seattle Art Walk for the winter quarter, visit VAIN for Michael Doyle’s Artist Reception, 32 Teacups. On March 12th from 6-9pm, you’ll see that Doyle’s fun and imaginative illustrations will take you to a fantastical place.

The show is about secrets, dreams, and time travel, inspired by the lives and times of the artist’s favorite authors and people, as well as vintage illustrations and nature. “Think Agatha Christie meets magic realism, or Zora Neale Hurston solving murder mysteries with Margaret Wise Brown in the park!”

There will be sips and nibbles in addition to the fun you’ll have that night so see you there!

Vain is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4513 California Ave SW.

Erden Eruc at Emerald Water Anglers


If you have a dream of extreme adventure or want to meet someone who has done such that, join Emerald Water Anglers on Thursday, March 5th from 7-9 pm in welcoming resident West Seattlelite, Erden Eruc. He successfully circumnavigated the planet via row boat, bike and foot. He did it by himself and powered by him. Yes all him.

BIOEruc founded the non-profit Around-n-Over to honor the legacy of fallen adventurers. The non-profit aims to inform and inspire kids and adults through educational activities based on the realities of human powered exploration and adventure.

If you want to be inspired, know more about his adventures or how to be an adventurer like him, stop by Emerald Water Anglers. It’s going to be a great night. Who knows, maybe after going to the event, you’d finally decide on going on that adventure you’ve been dreaming to do.

Emerald Water Anglers is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4502 42nd Ave SW.


Employee Appreciation Day at Cupcake Royale

cupcakeroyaleStop by Cupcake Royale and celebrate Employee Appreciation Day with them on Friday, March 6.

Cupcake Royale is toasting hard workers in Seattle with a special offer of a buy one get one cupcake on one of their signature cupcakes – Strawberry Champagne, a deliciously spiked vanilla cupcake with Champagne topped with Skagit Valley Strawberry buttercream and golden sprinkles. It’s like a little Happy Hour for your work day!

Cupcake Royale is located in the West Seattle Junction at 4556 California Ave SW.