Elvis visits the Senior Center

Elvis will be gracing the stage of the Senior Center of West Seattle tomorrow night, Friday July 31st, for an evening of rocking fun and great southern comfort food, all approved of by the King of course. Don’t miss out on experiencing your favorite standbys and hits performed in person by West Seattle’s own award-winning Elvis impersonator, Bret Wiggins.

ElvisThe no-host Happy Hour and free photos with the King (compliments of Gail Ann Photography) starts at 5:30pm. Dinner will begin at 6:00pm with the live show starting at 6:30pm. Register now to get the best rate on your tickets by emailing www.sc-ws.org or by calling (206) 932-4044 ext 1.

This event is a fundraiser for the Senior Center. The Senior Center of West Seattle strives to promote independence and life enjoyment by providing access to medical/legal services, community housing resources, lifelong learning opportunities and social events to keep seniors engaged in our community.

 

Elvis at the Senior Center of West Seattle

Friday, July 31st / Doors open at 5pm / 4217 SW Oregon St


WSOM Presents Raising Arizona

You are invited to join us this Saturday for 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies as we feature the 1987 Coen Brothers’ classic, Raising Arizona (PG-13)! This movie event is sponsored by Curious Kidstuff, LaVida Massage, and the West Seattle Farmers Market. So bring a pack of legally-purchased diapers for our charity, leave the pantyhose at home, and get ready for a hilarious evening with this cult comedy. (Bonus points to anyone who gets the references!)

Raising Arizona

The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm). It will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by Jeremy Serwer and the Spaghetti Benders. Our featured charity for the evening is WestSide Baby. As previously mentioned, we will also be accepting diaper donations at the event plus having the regular WSOM raffle all to benefit the charity.

So bring your blankets, chairs, and family & friends for the 11th year of West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Raising Arizona

Saturday, August 1st / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


West Seattle Farmers Market Video

On June 14th, the West Seattle Farmers Market celebrated a big milestone in its history – it made its permanent move to California Avenue in The Junction. The move has given the Farmers Market extra room and a better layout which has resulted in space for more vendors and record breaking attendance. We’re excited to see how it’s grown and can’t wait to find out what’s in store for the Market in the future.

Recently the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance, the team that manages the West Seattle Farmers Market, shared this short video about the move made by Watching West Seattle. We in turn would like to share it with you. Thanks for supporting our local Market and the farmers who make it possible!


WSOM Presents Singles

This Saturday night, join us for another installment of 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies as we feature the 1992 local cult favorite, Singles (PG-13), sponsored by West Seattle Blog and Elliott Bay Brewing! BONUS, bring your lucky flannel and see if you can spot your favorite locations around Seattle that are featured in the film. Allegedly, there’s a West Seattle scene too.

Singles

The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm) and will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society and pre-show entertainment by Stay Tuned the Band. Our featured charity for the evening will be the Northwest Center.

So bring your blankets, chairs, and family & friends for the 11th year of West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

 

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents Singles

Saturday, July 25th / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


Call For Artist – Junction Plaza Park

Junction Plaza Park’s construction was complete in 2010 and it has been a welcome addition to the neighborhood ever since. Now we are on the cusp of realizing the park’s full vision by announcing a Call for Artists to create a major art installation. With funding from an alley vacation agreement through The Spruce Project, we have $25,000 to invest in a new piece of neighborhood art.

Help West Seattle find the right artist!  Please see the Call for Artist attachment here.  Deadline for submissions is August 17.

junc_plaza_dev_perspectives2Junction Plaza Park One Year

Winner! – #wssummerfest Photo Contest

Summer Fest weekend went by in a whirlwind of color, music, fun. We had a great time organizing the festival, and were thrilled to see how many people posted and shared the good times being had at Summer Fest on their social media. Perusing your photos under the hashtag #wssummerfest was the perfect capstone to our Summer Fest experience, but choosing a winner for the #wssummerfest photo contest was not easy!

Summer Fest Photo Contest

We had so many very excellent entries from across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, with Instagram (not surprisingly) being the most heavily represented. We wanted to include a few shout-outs to some amazing honorable mentions that we’ve included in the photo mosaic above:

@mrbobbailey, @jujualkibeach, @kariesyourstylist, @adamway, @samkindofwonderful, @kristonisms, @urbansoule, and @katebraden.

Thanks for posting your pics and for sharing your Summer Fest experience with us!

 

Summer Fest Photo Contest Winner

It was incredibly tough to pick a winner amongst these entries, but in the end we selected the above photo by @tracysivilay. Her caption reads:

Another priceless reaction to the music: MIND BLOWN. #wssummerfest #peytonsivilay #babybanz #11monthsold #musicfestival

We thought that her Instagram pic really captures the essence of Summer Fest family fun and having new experiences together – which gets exactly to the heart of the festival. Wouldn’t it be amazing to relive seeing your first live band? We felt like we did when we saw Tracy’s photo!

Tracy has won a $100 shopping spree to The Junction! We’d like to say congrats to Tracy, and to everyone who participated in the contest. We’re already looking forward to planning next year’s Summer Fest and can’t wait to blow your minds once again. Thanks for coming out this past weekend!


WSOM Presents Zoolander

This weekend kicks off the first night of film fun for 2015 West Seattle Outdoor Movies! We have a great line-up planned for this season and can’t wait to get the neighborhood together to watch FREE movies every Saturday from July 18th through August 22nd.

 

Zoolander

This Saturday, our feature film is the 2001 comedy “Zoolander” starring Ben Stiller, rated PG-13.

The movie will start at dusk (gates open at 6:30pm) and will be held in the courtyard between Hotwire Online Coffeehouse and Dr. Wolff, Aesthetic and Family Dentistry at 4410 California Ave. SW.

There will be concessions by The Southwest Historical Society, FREE root beer floats with Husky Deli Ice Cream by The Beer Junction, FREE slices of Quadrato pizza, and plenty of pre-movie activities too brought to you by the Rainier Roller Girls.

So bring your blankets, chairs, and family & friends for the 11th year of West Seattle Outdoor Movies!

 

WSOM presents Zoolander

Saturday, July 18th / gates open at 6:30pm / 4410 California Ave. SW


#WSSummerFest Photo Contest!

 

Would you like to win a $100 shopping spree in The Junction courtesy of the West Seattle Junction Association?

Well it’s your lucky day! We are thrilled to officially announce the #WSSummerFest Photo Contest happening all this weekend (July 10th, 11th, and 12th) during Summer Fest!

 

Summer Fest Photo Contest

How can you enter?

Make sure to stop by The Junction this weekend for all the fun and festivities of Summer Fest, snap a pic, and post it to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram account.

Use the hash tag #WSSummerFest and link back to us in your post. It’s that easy! You can find us on social media here and link back to us using these tags:

We’ll select the best photo out of the bunch and award the photographer a $100 gift certificate to use in The Junction!

Make sure to follow us on the social media platform of your choice as we will be announcing the winner next week on our social media and the blog.

 

Also make sure to connect with us online all this weekend to get updates on the festival and highlights from our favorite moments. We’ll be sharing your pics on our social media accounts all this weekend too, so don’t forget to tag us and snap and post away!

Note: No purchase is necessary to win and odds of winning depend on the number of entries. If you have any questions about the contest, email , call (206) 935-0904, or write us at the West Seattle Junction Association, 4210 SW Oregon Street, Suite A.

The Beer Junction Celebrates 5 Years

 

The Beer Junction is celebrating their five year anniversary! They opened in The Junction on July 3rd, 2010 and it’s been fun watching their business grow as they continue to offer an amazing selection of craft beers, ciders, and other craft beverages both in bottles and on tap.

They are celebrating this milestone with a series of fun events, starting today, July 2nd, and going through Sunday, July 5th.

 

Thursday July 2nd – Stone Brewing Ruination Nation Event + rare beers
For their weekly Thursday night tasting The Beer Junction will have Jay Farias from Stone Brewing on hand. They’ll have three versions of Ruination on tap, plus three other rare kegs from Stone:

  • RuinTen Triple IPA
  • Ruination 2.0
  • Double Dry Hopped Ruination 2.0
  • Stone Aqua Dog Barley Wine Blend
  • Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels
  • Stone Reason Be Damned Abbey Style Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
The Beer Junction
Friday July 3rd – 5th Anniversary Beer inaugural tapping + rare beers from the cellar

The first keg of their 5th Anniversary beer – Cinq Houblon Saison – brewed by their friends at Sound Brewery will be tapped at 5pm!Cinq Houblon is brewed with a high fermentation using a blend of traditional Saison yeast. To celebrate their 5th Anniversary, Sound Brewery used 5 aromatic hops (Pekko, Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and Nelson Sauvin) to compliment the fruity, somewhat spicey character imparted by the fermentation. 7.9% ABV.The Beer Junction will also be pulling out some gems from the cellar, which will will go on tap when they open at 11AM on July 3rd.

 

Saturday July 4th – Fourth of July Randall and Root Beer Floats

– 4th of July Randall, with strawberries, white peaches, and blueberries with the 5th Anniversary Cinq Houblon Saison

– $5 Alcoholic Root Beer Floats featuring Husky Deli Vanilla ice cream all day long

– Speaking of the 4th of July- they’re open normal hours (11AM to Midnight)

 

Sunday July 5th – Beer & Brunch at the Farmers Market!

10AM to 2PM- join The Beer Junction for their Sunday Farmers Market brunch specials, featuring $4 pints and $9 growler fills of Boneyard RPM IPA, Bloody Mary beers, mimosas, and root beer floats featuring Husky Deli Vanilla Ice Cream and Not your Father’s Alcoholic Root Beer. Be sure to grab food from one of the nearby Farmers Market food vendors (such as Girls Gone BBQ, Falafel Salam, Honest Biscuits, and more). Check out the weekly vendor list HERE.

 

5th Year Anniversary Celebration at The Beer Junction

July 2nd – July 5th /4511 California Ave SW

Summer Fest Eve Celebrations

West Seattle Summerfest is only a week out! We’re really excited to open the streets and have the best block party of the year. One of the local traditions of the festival is Summer Fest Eve. The night before the festival opens, Thursday July 9th, the streets will be closing at 6pm in The Junction to allow for preliminary set-up.

It’s also the perfect opportunity for our local businesses and the neighborhood to have some fun, bring in some live entertainment, and enjoy the building anticipation for all of the excitement that the next three days will bring.

Art Walk Summer 2015

West Seattle Art Walk will be kicking off the start of its third quarter on Summer Fest Eve, Thursday July 9th, from 6-9pm. Stop by all of the participating businesses to view great local art, have light refreshments, and even have the opportunity to meet some of the artists themselves.

Visit the West Seattle Art Walk blog to find out more about the exhibiting artists and their work, to locate the interactive third quarter Art Walk map, and to learn about all the special events and extra fun planned at each of the participating locations.

 

Jazz_Night_School

West 5 (4539 California Ave SW) will be setting up their outdoor cafe as soon as the streets close at 6pm on Thursday night, and will have Phillip Parsons (one of their bartenders) performing some light music on acoustic guitar. Starting at 7pm, The Jazz Night School All Star Big Band – Led by Erik Hanson, Jazz Night School’s Executive Director – will be performing:

“The JNS All-Star Big Band owes its genesis to Pacific Northwest jazz band directing icon, Hal Sherman, who launched it in 2013 […]. The ensemble performs regularly and plays many great, hard-to-find big band arrangements on generous loan from Hal Sherman.”

Jazz Night School is a non profit, music education organization that provides a variety of exceptional experiences in jazz for people of all ages, levels and backgrounds. This includes music instruction and performance ensemble classes, public music performances and more. Jazz Night School is Seattle’s largest all-ages jazz program.

 

On Thursday evening, July 9th, Elliott Bay Brewery and Pub (4720 California Ave SW) will have musician Pat Reardon playing kid and adult-friendly tunes from 6pm-10pm. Magician Darrell Fisher will also be performing.

Also during Summer Fest, on Saturday evening, they will have “Insane Chastain Balloons”  performing from 6-9pm, as well as the acoustical duet Justine & Paul from 5-9pm.

 

Summer Fest Eve in The Junction

Thursday, July 9th starting at 6pm / West Seattle Junction