West Seattle Blog… | Admiral Junction Funktion, Lowrider Block Party, Seattle Folklorico Festival and what else to know about your Saturday West of Seattle

(California Scrub-jay, photographed by Jerry Simmons)

So many options for today, all around the peninsula! From the BMS West Seattle Events Calendarand other previews, here’s what’s on your Saturday:

TRAFFIC ALERTS: Here is what SDOT announced for today:

Expect minor traffic impacts on Harbor Island at SW Manning St and SW Klickitat Way. While we are removing work platforms on the east span of the high deck, people accessing Terminal 102 will be redirected as a safety measure to avoid the work area. These traffic impacts will occur during the day on Saturday and Sunday. Those traveling east and west on SW Spokane St will not be impacted. Diversion signs will be in place for those traveling to and from Terminal 102.

As part of the Reconnect West Seattle project, we will be completing several projects this weekend:

-Welfare paving California Ave SW between SW Walker St and SW Hill St. This work should begin as early as 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. There will be minor traffic impacts; however, please anticipate delays
-Welfare paving of 35th Avenue southwest of Edmunds Southwest southwest of Alaska Street. Both directions of traffic will be maintained, but motorists can expect delays in the area. Work is expected to start at 7 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
-To improve visibility, our landscaping crews will be working on SW Roxbury St between 9th Ave SW and 14th Ave SW to clear vegetation. Work will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. There will be minor traffic impacts.

Weather permitting, we will be install intersection marks on two intersections until this morning at 7 a.m. The intersections we will mark are:

-1st Ave S and East Marginal Way S
-2nd Ave SW and Highland Park Way SW

Traffic lanes will be closed as required and will be restored after the intersection markings are painted.

As part of the necessary maintenance work, we will also be replacement of concrete panels on 16th Ave SW and SW Webster St. This work should begin at 7 a.m. and end around 4 p.m. Traffic in all directions will be maintained, but motorists can expect delays in the area.

WSDOT also has more “Revive I-5” lane closures on southbound I-5 between I-90 and the Seattle West Exit, all weekend.

IF YOU GO TO LINCOLN PARK …note that a film/video crew should be working all day around the north car park and there are parking restrictions in both this car park and on the east side of Fauntleroy Way.

THE GREAT CROSS-SOUND RACE: Sound rowers and paddlersAlki’s annual run to Bainbridge and back is scheduled for this morning, starting around 9am.

GARAGE/LAND SALES: View (and post) ads in the BMS Community Forums.

SOUTH DELRIDGE FARMERS MARKET: Fresh produce, flowers, cooked dishes, more South Delridge Farmers Market (sponsor of the BMS), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the courtyard of academy of hope (9421 18th SW) – read more about the sellers on the market website.

ELECTRICAL LEARNING: Discover this career path during an open house on the South Seattle College (BMS sponsor) Georgetown campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today – more information in our calendar. (6727 Corson Avenue S.)

MORNING MUSIC AT C&P: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Marco de Carvalho and his friends perform at C&P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor).

SEATTLE FOLKLORIC FESTIVAL: 11am-4pm at Westcrest Park (9000 8th SW), the folk dance group Joyas Mestizas hosts this celebration of Mexican culture. See the performance schedule and vendor/resource listings in our schedule listing.

BAGELS AT BARTON P-PATCH: Bagels freshly baked over a wood fire at the community garden, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until exhaustion. (34th/Barton)

ADMIRAL JUNCTION FUNCTION: Street party in Southwestern California, north of Admiral Way, 12-9 p.m. Entertainment (here is the schedule), outdoor cafes, food, kiosks you can visit to learn about local businesses and organizations.

LOWRIDER BLOCK PARTY: Street party on 17th SW between Delridge and Roxbury, 12-6 p.m. Live art, food, entertainment, vendors and of course, lowriders! Presented by Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery.

PADDING POOL/SPRAYPARK: With a cloudy and cooler day forecast, the city is not likely to open the wading pools, but you can check at 206-684-7796 after 9 a.m.; if they open, the pool in the upper center Lincoln Park (8011 Fauntleroy Way SW) would be open from noon to 7 p.m. No matter the weather, Highland Park Water Park (1100 SW Cloverdale) will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

COLMAN POOL: Rain or shine, you can swim in the outdoor swimming pool of the Lincoln Park shore today, from noon to 7 p.m.

VIETNAMESE CULTURAL CENTER: Open to visitors from noon to 3 p.m. as listed here. (2234 SW Orchard)

CLOSED LOG HOUSE MUSEUM: Due to a lack of staff, the Seattle Southwest Historical Society museum on Alki will not open today.

FREE CLASSES AT WEST SEATTLE NURSERY: 12:30 p.m., come and learn about conservation! (California/Brandon)

PICKLEBALL CLINIC: Free opportunity for all ages to learn about this popular sport. To High Point Community Center (6420 California SW)

WINE TIME: The Viscon Cellars The tasting room (WSB sponsor) – selling wine by the glass or by the bottle – is open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (5910 California SW)

BIG SWIMMING: As previewed here, Amanda Winans tackles the Tacoma-West Seattle swim today, which is expected to end near Colman Pool after 3pm – you can watch the tracking tag here.

PIZZA AT BARTON P-PATCH: Freshly baked wood-fired pizza in the community garden, 4-7 p.m. or while it lasts, live music too! (34th/Barton)

WSHS CLASS OF REUNION 1970: 4-10 p.m. at Glen Acres Golf Club – details in our calendar list.

EVENING MUSIC AT C&P: Gil Guitar will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. C&P Coffee Company (5612 California SW; WSB sponsor). No cover.

HANGING OUT AT SKYLARK: West end girls drag show extravaganza, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. For all. Tickets $13 online, tickets $15 at the door. (3803 Delridge Way SW)

MUSIC AT KENYON HALL: 7:30 p.m., Rebecca Kilgore and the Ray Skjelbred Trio to historical Kenyon Hall (7904 35th SW) – Ray Skjelbred at the piano, Jacob Zimmerman on the reeds, and matt weiner on bass, joined by vocalist Rebecca Kilgore, performing vintage swing jazz. Ticket information in our calendar listing.

Anything to add, for today/tonight or beyond? E-mail [email protected] – Thanks!

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