This is a reminder that our monthly newsletter, the SFS Flyer, is dependent on you (the organizers, fans, and volunteers) to submit events for our Folk Calendar. Please send short listings of folk and traditional music, dance or arts to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 15th of the previous month for inclusion (Regular contributors should set up to enter your events through our web page from the Member Events link)
Here are a few events that missed being listed for November (more may be added as received):
November 17 & 18 – Julefest – A Nordic Christmas Celebration (Nordic Museum, 2655 NW Market St) Nordic food, music, crafts by local artisans. $7 general admission (additional $5 allows admission to the special VIking exhibit); kids 13 & under are free. See http://nordicmuseum.org/julefest for more info
November 18 – Vintersong Nordic Holiday Concert 3:30 PM, Ballard First Lutheran Church 2006 NW 65th St (Free, doantions requested) The Seattle-Bergen Sister City Association and the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society invite you to a Nordic holiday concert to top off the Ballard Yulefest weekend and ring in the joyous season of Advent. Norwegian guest artists soprano Reidun Horvei and pianist Inger-Kristine Riber will be joined by the Seattle-Bergen String Quartet with Allion Salvador, Rachel Nesvig, Aleida Gehrels, and Zoë Kohen Ley in original arrangements of traditional yuletide favorites. Joining in on the fun is the Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag under the direction of Martha Levenson.
This extraordinary concert is a free community event, and everyone is welcome to come and celebrate. Bring your friends and family, and help spread the word about this special day of musical joy and peace.
All donations will benefit the Seattle-Bergen String Quartet’s 2018 Norway tour with Reidun Horvei and Inger-Kristine Riber. Info here
November 23 – Our Big Neighborhood at Winterfest (Seattle Center Armory) 10am – 4pm Performances by Northwest Tap Connection, Tloke Nahuake Aztec Dancers, and Anzanga Marimba Ensemble; hands-on craft activities. Presented by Northwest Folklife – see www.nwfolklife.org/obn/winterfest/ for info.
November 24 – Old Time Music and Dance Party (Phinney Center Community Hall; potluck & jam 12:30 – 2, dance 2-4:30 PM)
Come on out to hear live music from the Open Old Time Dance Band and Seattle Collaborative Contra Band! Learn a few easy folk dances (no experience needed, all dances taught on the spot!) play some tunes and enjoy some potluck chow! All ages welcome
12:30-2 Potluck and jam
Suggested $5 donation at the door.
November 25 – Boats for Bands (Tractor Tavern, 1-4PM) Come celebrate Seattle’s seafaring roots at the Bands for Boats benefit concert. Enjoy great music, food, and drinks at one of Seattle’s best known music venues while supporting Northwest Seaport’s non-profit museum ships. Join us at the Tractor Tavern for a delightful afternoon of great music, good food & drink, cookie decoration, silent auction, fabulous raffle prizes, and amazing ambiance. $30 includes it all. (Must be 21+.) More info www.nwseaport.org/
November 30 – (Updated) Change of Location for the Emerald City Contra Dance! (While the Phinney Center sets up for the Winter Festival, the dance moves to The Greenwood Masonic Lodge, 7910 Greenwood Ave N) The band is RiffRaff from Olympia: Lindon Toney, Jesse Partridge, & River Scheuerel on fiddles, guitar, mandolin, and harmonica. Caller TBA
December 1 & 2 – Winter Festival and Crafts Fair at the Phinney Center (10AM-5PM both days) 120+ local artisans & makers, live entertainment on two stages, homebaked goods and lunch options, coffee, and (new this year) a beer & wine garden. $4 ($2 PNA members, kids 12 & under free, items also accepted for Familyworks Greenwood Foodbank) More info: www.phinneycenter.org/calendar/winter-festival-18/ Entertainment schedule here
(and heads up for another date change next month) December’s Dusty Strings Old-Time Jam has moved to Dec 15, 3:30-5:30pm. This way it won’t conflict with the Dusty Strings Open House on Dec 8, when the room we usually play in will be full of cider and cookies and other activity. The Old-Time Jam led by Molly Tanenbaum will return to jamming on the 2nd Saturday in the new year.