A Bluesy Weekend

A Bluesy Weekend

On Friday evening, Chris Stevens and the Surf Monkeys will share their scorching blues and surf chops with the Third Place Commons. Seattle guitarist and singer Chris Stevens has been a favorite of Northwest blues fans for many years.  His intense playing calls the prime years of stellar guitarists like B.B. King, T-Bone Walker and Kenny Burrell to ...

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Let the Holidays Begin!

Third Place Commons comes alive with music during the holiday season.  We are always delighted to welcome young musicians to the stage for their seasonal recitals, and this weekend, we start with the Laura Martin Studio.  Violin students and several talented parents take the stage on Saturday, November 22 at  3 pm to celebrate the ...

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Garden Delights

We haven’t had frost yet in the greater Seattle area, but fall is definitely here.  Escape the rain and darkness with a tour of Irish gardens on Tuesday, November 11th at 10:30 a.m. in the Commons. Your guide will be Victoria Gilleland, designer extraordinaire, and owner of  Victoria’s Cottage Garden Designs.  After an early summer visit ...

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Observe Veterans Day with the Fallen Heroes Project

On Thursday, November 13 at 7 pm, we welcome Michael G. Reagan to the Commons.   This internationally recognized artist creates portraits to honor the men and women who have died in service to their country, and to date, has completed more than 4,000.  Come learn more about his Fallen Heroes Project,  and see examples of ...

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A Momentously Groovy Weekend of Music

A Momentously Groovy Weekend of Music

    Join us Friday night to hear the Momentum Quartet. Momentum is a versatile jazz group. Fun antics of band leader, Mikel, as he goes out into the crowd playing sax, keep the crowd amused. The joy of Gregg’s enthusiastic piano interpretations, Sylvia’s solid bass support, and Mark’s skilled finesse on the drums, all add up to Momentum’s ...

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Hallow-week in the Commons

We love Halloween in the Commons, and hope you’ll join us for special events all week long.  Of course, Friday is THE day, and we have lots  planned for you! Tuesday, October 28  at 7 pm:    Scary Stories for Brave Listeners Local storytellers will share frightening, yukky, and true tales of ghosts and hauntings, followed by ...

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A Weekend of Bossa Nova and Vintage Swing

A Weekend of Bossa Nova and Vintage Swing

From bossa nova to vintage swing, we have you covered for your dancing needs this weekend in the Commons. On Friday night, Gruop Amoroso will perform Brazilian jazz and bossa nova classics. The Grupo band members have played together for many years. (Over 20 years for 3 or the members!) And all are experienced musicians with a variety of ...

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Whole lot of Halloween Shaking in the Commons

Yes, Halloween is more than a week away, but it is never to early to start celebrating.  This Saturday, October 25th, Northwest Ballet Center, our resident dance school, takes the stage at noon to  get us in the mood with chilling and fun dances of the season. Then, at 2 pm, it’s the Belly Dance Halloween ...

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A guest blogger writes about the market

It is always wonderful to see the Lake Forest Park Farmers Market from a fresh perspective.  And it is even better when someone new to the neighborhood falls in love with one of our community’s greatest resources.  Please welcome Cybele O’Brien, and enjoy this account of her first summer in the Pacific Northwest. As a newcomer ...

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A Jazz’n’Boogie-Woogie Weekend

A Jazz’n’Boogie-Woogie Weekend

On Friday night, and new to the Third Place stage, these kids from Roosevelt and Garfield High Schools will share with you their stellar chops.  Box’n’Biz is guitar, bass, drums and sax. Owen “Box” Boxwell is a guitarist and co-founder of Box and Biz Jazz. He began playing rock guitar at the age of 8. He practiced ...

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