From Our E-Newsletter: This Weekend's B-Town Haps…


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FRIDAY, APRIL 24th:
EARTH DAY FAIR, SALTWATER STATE PARK, DES MOINES
10am-2pm:
The King County Housing Authority and Federal Way Public Schools Americorps teams, in conjunction with Washington State Parks, are hosting an Earth Day Fair at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. More info here.

3 WISHES’ CLOTHING FUNDRAISER, 3 WISHES BOUTIQUE
10am-6pm:
3 Wishes Boutique, located at 929 SW 152nd in Olde Burien, is holding a fundraiser for the YWCA’s “Dress for Success” program, and is asking residents to bring in clothing they no longer wear to donate to disadvantaged women. Bring in & donate clothing you no longer wear and receive a certificate for 15% OFF your next purchase of regular price merchandise! More info here.

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL’S “KATCH” AUCTION
John F. Kennedy High School, which has made Burien its home for over 42 years, will be holding its annual KATCH Auction over two nights starting Friday night, with a casual, family event. It’s in the gym, there’s no admission charge tonight and no reservations are required. More info here.

GLENDALE LUTHERAN PIGS ON PARADE, 8 BURIEN SHOPS
Glendale Lutheran School has planted numerous hand-painted pigs in eight different store windows in Burien. Students from preschool to sixth grade designed, painted and named all of the sassy swine. Maps with the home of each hog can be picked up at participating local businesses with a competition to match the location and the name of the pig which can be returned to the school office to receive a prize. More info here.

DJ QUINN, BISON CREEK PIZZA & PUB, 630 SW 153rd St.
10pm-2am: Burien’s Bison Creek Pizza & Pub have done a major remodel, extended their hours, and are now offering live music and DJs. Tonight there’s NO COVER, and DJ Quinn is spinning pizza, er, we mean tunes. More info here.

ELMER’S PUB, 15027 Ambaum Blvd SW, 439-1007
9:30pm+: Live Music! NO COVER! ROCK! BEER! FOOD! DANCING! DARTS! POOL! FUN!

MICK KELLY’S IRISH PUB, 435 SW 152nd, Burien, 246-2473
10pm+: Live DJ, 80s night, dancing, NO COVER! Irish accents + Guinness on tap! More info here: http://mickkellysirishpub.com/

SATURDAY, APRIL 25th:
BURIEN’S ANNUAL “CLEAN SWEEP,” FIRE STATION ON 8TH SW
8am+:
“Clean Sweep,” Burien’s annual spring cleaning starts at 8am at the fire station located at 15100 8th Ave SW. Citizens are encouraged to join in and improve the appearance of the downtown area and neighborhoods by picking up trash and other debris along streets, sidewalks and parks. Volunteers are asked to report to the Burien Fire Station at 8am, where they can enjoy a free continental breakfast and then head out to the community to clean, pick up trash, remove graffiti and more. More info here.

HIGHLINE PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUDGET CUT MEETING
9am-11am:
Highline Public Schools, which faces an estimated $8 million in budget cuts for next year due to reductions in state funding, is holding a public meeting to discuss with the public. This is the second meeting to discuss these cuts, so if you’re a concerned parent you should try to attend. More info here, including details as well as other meeting times and locations.

GIRLFRIEND’S CLAY DAY, MOSHIER ARTS CENTER
10am-1pm: “Girlfriend’s Clay Day,” a workshop where you can learn how to make a beautiful vase out of clay will be happening at Moshier Community Arts Center. Great way to make a gift for Mother’s Day! More info here.

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER FOR “RELAY FOR LIFE,” VISION COLLISION AUTO BODY REPAIR
10am-3pm:
BTB Advertiser Vision Collision is holding a car wash for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life fundraiser at their shop, which is located at 803 SW 154th Street in Burien. More info here.

THIRD RUNWAY POTTERS SPRING SALE, MOSHIER ART CTR
11am-5pm:
The “Third Runway Potters” (they have no affiliation with airports or lawsuits) will be holding their Spring Garden Art Sale at Moshier Arts Center, located at 430 South 156th. More info here.

3 WISHES’ CLOTHING FUNDRAISER, 3 WISHES BOUTIQUE
10am-6pm:
3 Wishes Boutique, located at 929 SW 152nd in Olde Burien, is holding a fundraiser for the YWCA’s “Dress for Success” program, and is asking residents to bring in clothing they no longer wear to donate to disadvantaged women. Bring in & donate clothing you no longer wear and receive a certificate for 15% OFF your next purchase of regular price merchandise! More info here.

JERRY MILLER PLAYS @ THE REUBEN, DES MOINES
Noon-2pm: Jerry Miller,
one of “The 100 Best Rock Guitarists”(according to Rolling Stone Magazine) will play for NO COVER CHARGE at The Reuben. More info here, including a review of his last gig there.

JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL’S “KATCH” AUCTION
Tonight is the big “Evening With the Stars” Live Auction/Dinner Night with a Hollywood style semi-formal, including a delicious sit-down dinner and a full live auction. More info here.

GLENDALE LUTHERAN SCHOOL LIVE AUCTION/DINNER
6pm+: Tonight is Glendale Lutheran School’s Live Auction and Dinner. Doors will open at 6pm, with dinner to follow at 6:45pm. For ticket information contact the school office at (206) 244-6085. Please note that Saturday is an adult only event. More info here.

BIG BURIEN BUNCO BLOWOUT, EL DORADO WEST
6:30pm+:
The Big Burien Bunco Blowout is a fundraiser event for the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life, and is coming to BTB Advertiser El Dorado West, located at 1010 SW 134th Street (SW 134th at Ambaum Blvd.). More info here.

SEASON FINALE, NORTHWEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, PAC
8pm: Burien-based Northwest Symphony Orchestra will present its season finale “Reflections of the Northwest” concert featuring acclaimed cello soloist Joshua Roman at the Highline Performing Arts Center. Joshua is a rock star of the cello world and this should be quite a show. More info here, including video of him leading an orchestral version of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.

LIVE MUSIC, BISON CREEK PIZZA & PUB,
10pm-2am: The recently-remodeled Bison Creek Pizza & Pub hosts live music from “The American Night,” A Doors Tribute Band, with a $5 Cover, 21+ only; More info here, including an MP3 sample of them doing “Break On Through.

VINO BELLO WINE TASTING, $10
Noon-8pm:
Oregon’s Pinot & More, $10
5pm: Live Music w/Kristin Connell; more info here: http://www.vinobello.com

“COLORAMA” BOWLING, HI-LINE LANES, BURIEN
7-10pm: “Colorama” bowling, a fun, active and funky thang to do, and it beats Wii Bowling anyday! (206) 244-2272

LIVE MUSIC W/STAY TUNED, 909 COFFEE & WINE, OLDE BURIEN
8pm: Live Music with Stay Tuned. Original, acoustic roots music.
Bluegrass, country, folk, western swing. NO COVER CHARGE! 909 is located at 909 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien; (206) 243-7909

MICK KELLY’S IRISH PUB, 435 SW 152nd, Burien, 246-2473
9pm+: Irish accents + Guinness on tap! More info here:
http://mickkellysirishpub.com/

BARREL TAVERN, 11501 First Ave South, Burien, 244-7390
9pm+: Live Band! NO COVER! Read our review here.

ELMER’S PUB, 15027 Ambaum Blvd SW, 439-1007
9:30pm+: Live Music! NO COVER! ROCK! BEER! FOOD! DANCING! DARTS! POOL! FUN!

SUNDAY, APRIL 26th:
STEVE BELL, LAKE BURIEN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
9:30am + 7pm:
Internationally-renowned Christian musician Steve Bell will be a featured guest artist at both the 9:30am worship as well as a 7pm concert at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church. More info here, including some videos of him performing.

3 WISHES’ CLOTHING FUNDRAISER, 3 WISHES BOUTIQUE
Noon-5pm:
3 Wishes Boutique, located at 929 SW 152nd in Olde Burien, continues their clothing fundraiser for the YWCA’s “Dress for Success” program, and is asking residents to bring in clothing they no longer wear to donate to disadvantaged women. Bring in & donate clothing you no longer wear and receive a certificate for 15% OFF your next purchase of regular price merchandise!
More info here.

THIRD RUNWAY POTTERS SPRING SALE, MOSHIER ART CTR
11am-5pm: The
Third Runway Potters” (they have no affiliation with airports or lawsuits) continue their Spring Garden Art Sale at Moshier Arts Center, located at 430 South 156th. More info here.

COMING UP:

MONDAY, APRIL 27th:
FALL PREVENTION SEMINAR, EL DORADO WEST
10am:
BTB Advertiser El Dorado West’s next “Golden Years Seminar” will be on “Fall Prevention” on Monday, April 27th at 10am. More info here.

HIGHLINE SCHOOLS BUDGET CUT MEETING
6pm-8pm:
Highline Public Schools
is holding atheir third and final public meeting at the Evergren High School campus to discuss upcoming budget cuts. More info here, including details on the cuts.

BISTRO BAFFI/VINO BELLO ITALIAN WINE DINNER
6:30pm-9:30pm:
BTB Advertiser Bistro Baffi, along with Vino Bello, is hosting a special Italian Wine Dinner at Baffi with special guest, Italian Wine Importer Gianpietro Ottolini. An amazing evening of great food and free-flowing Italian wine. Reservations required. $100 per person, includes tax and 4-course dinner with free flowing wine. Space is limited, please call (206) 244-0737 to make your reservation today. More info here, including the full menu!

FRIDAY, MAY 1st:
HUSKY HIKE, GREGORY HEIGHTS SCHOOL
ALL-DAY:
Gregory Heights Elementary School’s annual “Husky Hike” fundraising walk-a-thon is will be all day, and here’s a chance to force a child to walk for cash! Sponsored by the Gregory Heights PTSA. More info here.

BILL & PEGGY HUNT PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL STARTS, BURIEN LITTLE THEATRE
Starting Friday, May 1st is Burien Little Theatre’s Bill & Peggy Hunt’s Playwright’s Festival, which goes all month with great new plays and FREE readings.

They’re also holding a food drive fundraiser for local food banks, so be sure to bring some non-perishable food with you!

Here are a few of the upcoming performances:

  • May 1 at 8:00 p.m. Friday – MAY DAY!
  • May 2 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday – Plus free play readings at 2 p.m. – “Penny Loves Butchie Hartog” and “Sinking Bass Turds
  • May 3 at 2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee
  • May 8 at 8:00 p.m. Friday
  • May 9 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday – Plus free play readings at 2 p.m. – “Penny Loves Butchie Hartog” and “Sinking Bass Turds
  • May 10 at 2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee

More info, including full schedule, as well as listings of plays and readings, here.

SATURDAY, MAY 2nd:
HIGHLINE VINTAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL, PAC
2pm-5pm
+ 7pm-10pm: Burien Arts is holding its first annual Highline Vintage Jazz Festival at the Highline Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are just $20 per show or $35 for a full-day (ie: 2-show) pass for this all-day music fest, which will feature two 3-hour performances with some of the region’s most well-known jazz musicians playing Dixieland, swing, solo stride piano, gypsy jazz and more!

Area restaurants will be having food specials all day, so this should be a heckuva time!

More info here, including videos of some of the artists as well as ticket info.

NOTE: The B-Town Blog is proud to be a sponsor, and we’ll have a table in the lobby, so come on by and say “Hey Daddio” between sets and win a groovy prize!

“HATS ON FOR HIGHLINE,” EMERALD DOWNS
11:30am: Hats on for Highline is a fundraiser to raise money for the Highline Medical Foundation, for cancer care and other patient care programs. This will be an afternoon of fun and fashion, complete with regional delicacies, Mint Juleps and the traditional festive Derby Day hats at Emerald Downs in Auburn. More info here.

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