Please submit calendar items to the SFS Flyer no later than the 15th of the previous month. (The next deadline is April 15th, for the May issue) We would love to help you publicize your folk & traditional music, dance, and other arts events in the Seattle metropolitan area, or that are available online! Here are a few items that missed being included in the latest issue. We will attempt to additional items of interest for April as the month goes on.
April 8, 7pm – DANCE FROM HOME WITH THE RACCOON CARNIVAL – Dance or play along or just enjoy the music! (online, registration needed, free with donations asked for the Phinney Neighborhood Center): Gather online April 8th at 7pm for a night of music, community, and online contra dancing to benefit the Phinney Neighborhood Association! With a dozen-ish members in the band we can’t do a livestream, so instead we’ve spent months using a collaborative video app to record fiddles, guitars, banjos and bass, all one person at a time.The delightful Eric Curl will guide you through the dances, and you can download our tune book to play along at home! Not a dancer or musician (yet)? Feel free to come just to listen! Sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/RaccoonCarnivalDance2022
More info, and download the tunes if you want to play along here: https://www.sarahcomer.com/dance-from-home/
Free to attend, though donations for PNA encouraged and appreciated!PNA has been serving hot meals, helping seniors with pharmacy and grocery runs, and providing opportunities to keep the community connected throughout the pandemic. We’d like to help keep the good work going by directing all donations for this event to PNA.
April 8 – 10 – Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival – Seattle Center, 10am – 4pm each day https://cherryblossomfest.org/
April 9, 7:30 – The Bushwick Book Club Seattle presents Original Music Inspired by the Works of Beverly Cleary An evening of musicians and artists premiering new, original works inspired by the written word. Performers include Debbie Miller, Vince Martinez, Fae Wiedenhoeft, Sam Russell, Julia Francis, Eric Lane Barnes, Elle Vergara, Ailisa Newhall, Ibidunni Ojikutu and Rani Weatherby. Celebrate the life, work, and wisdom of beloved children’s author—and Pacific Northwest native!—Beverly Cleary, creator of Beezus and Ramona, Ralph S. Mouse, and many more books of heartwarming” honesty and humor. Themes: Childhood, independence, family Tickets available here HERE Venue: Townhall Seattle 1119 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 info: TheBushwickBookClubSeattle.com $20 in-person & online, free for age 22 & under.
April 16, 7:30 – Sam Amidon, Eli Wills Woodlawn Hall 7400 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (Produced by Abbey Arts) $15 – $25 www.fremontabbey.org/events/
April 22, 7:30pm – Jeffrey Martin w/ Bob Sumner Fremont Abbey 4272 Fremont Ave N $10 – $15 www.fremontabbey.org/events/
April 29, 7:30pm – Kenyon Hall – Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of a Romani campsite with their version of Hot Club Swing. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger’s sweet violin playing…his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm). The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional European melodies, and the music of Django Reinhardt. Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for children (ages 6-18; age 5 and under are free) and seniors (55+). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request seats! You will receive an email response with confirmation details. *For these performances, for the protection of all our patrons, artists, staff members and volunteers, masks will be required and patrons ages 6 and over will be asked to show proof of vaccination for COVID 19 in order to purchase tickets.
Throughout April: Various Music Events at C & P Coffee – Marco de Carvalho, Roo Forrest, Whateverly Brothers, & more: https://candpcoffee.com/events/
5612 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136