War Games this Saturday at WSOM

West Seattle Outdoor Movies presents War Games, Saturday, July 24th at dusk  in The Courtyard between Hotwire Coffee & Dr. Wolff’s Office (4410 California Ave SW). It’s FREE and this Saturday is Pocket Protector Night and 80’s Trivia! Show up around 6:30 to get settled in with your chairs and blankets and join in the fun and festivities!

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Side Show opens July 21st at ArtsWest!

ArtsWest’s Summer Musical Theatre Apprenticeship Program presents Side Show, opening Wednesday, July 21st!

Side Show by Bill Russell (book and lyrics) and Henry Krieger (music), “is a beloved cult musical inspired by the true story of conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton.”

The performance features actors ages 16-21 and runs through August 1st. Tickets are only $15 and only $10 for folks under age 25. Be sure to check it out!

Cooking Demo at West Seattle Farmers Market This Sunday

Chef Demo: Chef Jeremy McLachlan, of Salty’s Restaurant (West Seattle-Alki) will be our special guest chef this coming Sunday, July 18th at the West

WS Farmers Market

Seattle Farmers Market. Chef Jeremy plans to pump up the energy at his demo by incorporating audience participation and impromptu ingredient selections.  Focusing on Washington’s delicious summer berries, Jeremy will bring his enthusiasm for the Pacific Northwest’s bounty of delicious local ingredients to West Seattle in what is sure to be a fun-filled market event! The cooking demo is free and open to the public and begins at 11:00 am under the market’s special events tent.

Recipes will be provided at the demo and posted online.

More info is available at: www.seattlefarmersmarkets.org

What Now?

West Seattle Summer Fest was a fantastically wonderful, hot, fun-filled weekend…so what now? West Seattle Outdoor Movies of course!!! We are kicking it off this weekend, Saturday July 17th, featuring Mamma Mia, starting at 6:30 pm in the courtyard between Hotwire Coffee and Dr. Wolff’s office. The best part is it’s FREE! Don’t forget to bring your chair, blanket or pillow to sit on and get cozy. Come sing along to all your favorites!

Thanks to the following sponsors: Dr. Jerry Wolff, Dr. Heidi Horwitz, Krieger Dental, Seattle Lutheran High School, Prudential Real Estate Don Pennell, and The Body Bar.

Get Your Summer Fest Shirts…While It’s Hot!

David Groves with Seattle Logo Pro is making Summer Fest tshirts this year!  He’s a local eco-friendly screen printer here in the Junction. Seattle Logo Pro also offers plaques, trophies, keychains, coasters, mousepads, signs, uniforms, jerseys and more. David will be selling the Junction and other West Seattle tshirts at his booth at Summer Fest.  Look for Seattle Logo Pro in vendor row across from Easy Street.  Here are some ideas he’s working with…

Photo: Seattle Logo Pro

Cool Stuff at WS Summer Fest!

Community Tent – Come meet West Seattle non-profits and community groups that are making a difference. Connect with your neighbors and better understand the efforts underway to improve our community.  Sponsored by QFC and coordinated by West Seattle Helpline.

GreenLife – Join the West Seattle Nursery and Sustainable West Seattle at a new special area for gardening and sustainability information, demonstrations and plant sales.

Kids Area – Loads of rides and bouncy castles, free art area hosted by Pathfinder School, and something fun for everyone.

Parents Rest Stop – Hosted by Donna Ryan Photography (4218 SW Alaska, just east of Cupcake Royale). It’s a quiet place for breastfeeding moms to come nurse and for parents of babies who need a few minutes of privacy to drop in during festival hours.

WS Art Walk Thursday, July 8th!

“July is our Art Walk ALIVE! event where the streets are closed down in The Junction for Summer Fest. Come out to Art Walk from 6 to 9 pm and see what happens…”

Junction Businesses participating in Art Walk:

8 Limbs Yoga
ArtsWest Playhouse & Gallery
Bakery Nouveau
Bella Nouveau European Day & Medi Spa
Bin 41
Blue Willow Catering & Luncheonette
Brunette Mix
Capers Home
Coffee to a Tea with Sugar
Cupcake Royal & Verite Coffee
Dr. Catherine Sparks
Elliot Bay Brewery
Fresh Bistro
Funky Janes
Hotwire Online Coffeehouse
Josh Boender Allstate Insurance
Keller Williams
Knows Perfume
Krieger Dental
Liberty Bell Printing
Mural Apartments Gallery
Red Cup Espresso
Senior Center of West Seattle
Shoo Fly Pie
TILA Real Estate Hosted by Anne Burke
Twilight Artist Collective
Wallflower Custom Framing
Wild Rose’s
Windermere Real Estate

West 5 Champagne

  • Stop by the West 5 for a complimentary glass of champagne during art walk too!

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WS Summer Fest Announces Satchel Show!

Photo: Dean Karr

The secret is out – Satchel plays West Seattle Summer Fest, Friday, July 9th @ 8:30-9:30pm on the Alaska Stage!

Satchel, back together after nearly a 15 year hiatus, released their new album Heartache & Honey, with their first single, “The Return of…” back in December 2009. The new album features three of the original members – Shawn Smith (vocals, piano, bass), John Hoag (guitar, bass)  and Regan Hagar (drums, bass), with additional bass provided by Jeff Fielder, Lonnie Marshall, and original bassist Mike Berg.

Satchel is a must see in the 2010 West Seattle Summer Fest line-up!

West Seattle Summer Fest Activities

2010 marks the 28th anniversary of the West Seattle Summer Fest! West Seattle Summer Fest is a FREE 3-day street fair, July 9th, 10th & 11th, hosted by an organization of local area merchants and the West Seattle Junction Association. We’ve got it all – music, art, food, demonstrations…check it out!

This is the third year Twilight Artist Collective will host the “Art Dive”. The goal of Art Dive is to provide an affordable outlet for local artist and crafts people. The Art Dive tents are restricted to NW artists who produce their work within the country. (Applicant approval is based primarily on type of art/craft to ensure diversity).

There are kids’ activities & the super terrific happy fun zone, visit The Rat City Rollergirls dunk tank, demonstrations by Ropeworks, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center student showcase, demonstrations by Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy and much more…

And don’t forget the annual Saturday Night Street Dance (California Stage), featuring Cherry Cherry – National Neil Diamond Tribute band and All Mixed Up – Cars Tribute band!

Then of course, there’s the West Seattle Farmer’s Market on Sunday. So much to do!

Photo: Art Dive