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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

August 21st, 2014 by Laura

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First and foremost, remember that 99/Aurora is closed from Friday night through Wednesday morning. It will be a significant traffic impact – roads and busses will be affected, and expect traffic to spill onto Queen Anne. A great excuse to stick around Queen Anne this weekend, where there are plenty of free events to go around.

If you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our calendar.

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Multi-Day Events

Friday, August 22

Saturday, August 23

Sunday, August 24

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

August 7th, 2014 by Laura

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Back to a packed summer weekend of events! Heads up that Lady Gaga will be at Key Arena tomorrow (Friday) night, with an expected crowd of 13,000 fans. And, if the Seahawks pre-season game tonight isn’t enough for sports fans, take your pick: Mariners, Sounders, Rat City Roller Girls, Reign, and the Storm are all playing at home this weekend. Plus, lots of free events and celebrations enjoy!

If you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our calendar.

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  • 520 Bridge: closed 11pm Friday, Aug 8 to 5am Monday, Aug 11

Multi-Day Events

Friday, August 8

Saturday, August 9

Sunday, August 10

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Protest at Gates Foundation today during evening rush hour

June 26th, 2014 by Laura

This evening, the Mercer commute is going to get a bit more difficult. A protest by about 300 teachers is expected to make its way from Westlake at 5pm to the Gates Foundation. Arrival at the corner of 5th Ave N and Mercer St is estimated at 5:45pm. The group will be there until 7pm.

Map Gates ProtestHere are some details from our news partner, The Seattle Times:

The event begins with a rally at 5 p.m. at Westlake Park, followed by a march to the foundation’s offices at the corner of Fifth Avenue North and Mercer Street at 5:45 p.m. Featured speakers include Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant; University of Washington, Bothell education professor Wayne Au; and Anthony Cody, a former California teacher and blogger for the newsweekly Education Week.

It’s expected to finish by 7 p.m.

City officials expect significant congestion in the area and are urging drivers to plan accordingly.

Heads up, plan ahead, leave early, etc.

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

June 19th, 2014 by Laura

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Summer is one of the busiest times for events and festivals, so we’re reviving the Weekend Roundup. Curious as to why we took a hiatus? We migrated to a new calendar, and no longer get push notifications, so the Weekend Roundup is very much a manual exercise.

However, if you have anything to submit to the Weekend Roundup, email us. You can also add your event to our new calendar. (You’ll be asked to sign up with for an account first.)

Now, on to the warning about travel on and around Queen Anne… This weekend brings the Fremont Fair to our north and the Rock’n’Roll Marathon to the base of Queen Anne Hill. The race begins and ends near the Seattle Center, so be prepared for many road closures that’ll add to the Mercer/Roy confusion.

Consider walking to your destination this Saturday.

Traffic:

  • Northbound 99: closed between the West Seattle Freeway and the Battery St. Tunnel Friday night to Monday morning
  • 520 bridge: fully closed, Friday night to Monday morning
  • Rock N Roll Marathon & Half Marathon, 7am-6pm, begins & ends at Seattle Center – see course map for traffic impacts. Streets near the Seattle Center, such as Mercer Street and 5th Ave N, will be closed from 2am Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon

Multi-Day Events:

Friday, June 20

Saturday, June 21

Sunday, June 22

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Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

October 24th, 2013 by Laura

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Halloween is just around the corner – fun up and down Queen Anne Ave next Thursday… but, until then, we have the weekend! Remember the closure of eastbound Mercer before you head out, and Saturday morning also brings the Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk and street closures around the Seattle Center.

Traffic:

  • Mercer: full weekend closure eastbound Mercer, 11:59pm Friday, Oct 25 to 5am, Monday, Oct 28
  • Multi-Day Events:

  • French Cinema Festival, SIFF Uptown, Oct 24-30
  • Dia de Muertos, Seattle Center Armory, Oct 26-27
  • Freaknight Festival, WaMu Theatre, Oct 26-27
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Oct 23-Nov 17
  • Bo-Nita, Seattle Rep, Oct 18-Nov 17
  • The Daughter of the Regiment, Seattle Opera, Oct 19-Nov 2
  • Friday, October 25

  • Bring Your Own Pumpkin (BYOP), Seattle Children’s Museum, 5:30pm-7pm
  • SIFF Uptown New & Continuing Films: Gravity, Captain Phillips
  • Saturday, October 26

  • Puget Sound Heart & Stroke Walk, Seattle Center, 9-11am
  • Little Paws 4 Rescue, All the Best Pet Care, 11am-3pm
  • Huskies vs Cal Golden Bears, Husky Stadium, 8pm
  • Sunday, October 27

  • Cat Tales Kitten Adoption, All the Best Pet Care, 11am-3pm
  • McCaw Hall Day of Celebration, McCaw Hall, 11am FREE
  • Trick or Treat on the Waterfront, 11am-5pm FREE
  • Sounders vs LA Galaxy, CenturyLink, 6pm
  • From Sweden with Love Auction, Swedish Club, 5pm
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    Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

    October 3rd, 2013 by Laura

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    Before you head out this weekend, remember the 99 and Viaduct closures – it’ll make traffic woes increase around Queen Anne. A good reason to stick around and walk to your Queen Anne destination, the weather is even supposed to cooperate!

    Traffic:

  • 99/Aurora/Viaduct: full weekend closure of Aurora/99 from 11pm Friday, Oct 4 to 5am, Monday, Oct 7. The Viaduct is closed from 5am-6pm Saturday and 6am-6pm Sunday.
  • Montlake Bridge: closed to vehicular traffic from 5am Saturday, Oct 5 until 5am Monday, Oct 7 for bridge maintenance work.
  • Multi-Day Events:

  • Artisan NW Handmade Tile Show & Sale, UW Center for Urban Horticulture, Oct 4-5
  • Seattle South Asian Film Festival, SIFF Film Center & SIFF Uptown, Oct 4-13
  • Used Board Game Auction, Blue Highway Games, Oct 5-6
  • Annual Northwest Tea Festival, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, Oct 5-6
  • Air Twyla, PNB, Sept 27-Oct 6
  • She’s Come Undone, Book-It, Sept 18-Oct 13
  • The Servant of Two Masters, Seattle Rep, Sept 27-Oct 20
  • Friday, October 4

  • Twirl Movie Night: The Little Mermaid, Twirl, 5pm
  • Vino in the Village, Magnolia Village, 6-9pm
  • Josh Groban, Key Arena, 8pm
  • SIFF Uptown New & Continuing Films: Gravity, Bad Milo, Prisoners
  • Saturday, October 5

  • Phinney Neighborhood Preschool Co-op Kids Sale, PNA, 9am-1pm
  • All-Montlake Fall Yard Sale, Montlake, 9am-4pm
  • Seattle Fire Day, MOHAI, 10am-2pm FREE
  • Adventure Race for Parkinson’s, Ballard, 10am
  • “Pawty” at the Seattle Animal Shelter, SAS, noon-6pm
  • Sunday, October 6

  • Run About the World 5K Run/Walk, Gas Works Park, 9:25am
  • CroatiaFest, Seattle Center Armory, noon-8pm FREE
  • Independent Bookseller Panel, Queen Anne Library, 2-4pm FREE
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    Traffic Alert: Microsoft Company Meeting at Key Arena on Thursday

    September 25th, 2013 by Laura

    Heads up if you have to drive around Lower Queen Anne/Uptown tomorrow, Thursday, September 26th – the annual Microsoft Company Meeting is at Key Arena.

    The meeting starts at 10am and concludes at 4pm. Expect traffic in the morning rush hour to be significantly increased en route to the Key. Afternoon/early evening traffic will also be impacted.

    Microsoft plans to shuttle many employess to the Key, but with 20,000 employees expected to attend, there are going to be plenty of additional cars traveling through the Mercer corridor and around the Key.

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    CANCELLED: Mercer Alert: northbound 99/Aurora and eastbound Mercer closure starts tonight

    September 6th, 2013 by Laura

    Update: due to weather impacts, SDOT has cancelled tonight’s Aurora and Mercer closures. Expect them to be rescheduled to mid-September.

    SDOT will be closing northbound 99/Aurora and eastbound Mercer St starting Friday, September 6th at 11pm. Both routes will reopen by 2pm on Saturday, September 7th.

    Details from SDOT:

    • Northbound 99/Aurora and eastbound Mercer Street will be fully closed to traffic 11pm Friday, September 6 through 2pm Saturday, September 7
    • Northbound 99/Aurora will be closed between the southern end of the Battery Street Tunnel and Valley Street
    • Mercer will be fully closed to traffic between 5th Ave N and Dexter Ave N
    • Eastbound Mercer will be fully closed to traffic between Dexter Ave N and 9th Ave N until approximately 9am Saturday morning
    • No pedestrian access will be allowed on Mercer between 5th Ave N and Dexter Ave N during the closure. Pedestrians will need to use the sidewalk on the north side of Broad Street to cross 99/Aurora
    • Southbound 99/Aurora, westbound Mercer, Broad St, and the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street will remain open

    SDOT advises that drivers “can expect significant traffic and delays and should plan ahead and use alternate routes.”

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    Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

    August 15th, 2013 by Laura

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    It’s going to be a busy weekend around Queen Anne, especially the streets surrounding the Seattle Center and Uptown – it’s Hempfest weekend with 50,000-70,000 attendees expected per Seattle.gov, so parking will get tricky. Plus, on Saturday, add in the World’s Largest Water Balloon Fight at the Seattle Center (13,000 attendees), the Storm playing at Key Arena, and a free movie at the Mural… it’s going to be busy! If you head away from Queen Anne, be sure to note the Lake Union 10K Saturday morning and the Seahawks at CenturyLink Saturday night.

    Multi-Day Events:

    • Hempfest, Centennial Park, Myrtle Edwards Park, and Olympic Sculpture Park, Aug 16-18 FREE
    • Viking Days, Nordic Heritage Museum, Ballard, Aug 17-18 FREE
    • Concerts at the Locks, Ballard Locks, FREE June 1-Sept 2 (Sat & Sun, 2pm)
    • Imaginate, Pacific Science Center, June 1 – Sept 2

    Friday, August 16

    Saturday, August 17

    Sunday, August 18

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    Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

    July 18th, 2013 by Laura

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    Another sunny weekend is on tap, it’s truly summer in Seattle! Things calm down a bit around Queen Anne after last weekend’s festivities, but check out the yard sale at the Queen Anne High School condos and the author event at Queen Anne Book Company. But, watch out around Lower Queen Anne/Uptown, the Bite of Seattle takes over the Seattle Center this weekend!

    Traffic:

    • Seafair Triathalon: Sunday, July 21 – streets closed from 6-11am, Lake Washington Boulevard S closed from Seward Park to I-90 and I-90 Express Lanes closed from approximately 6:30-10am

    Multi-Day Events:

    Friday, July 19

    Saturday, July 20

    Sunday, July 21

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    Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

    July 11th, 2013 by Laura

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    This is Queen Anne’s weekend to shine! So many Queen Anne events to be had, especially Saturday, there’s really no reason to leave the neighborhood… unless you want to trek over to Ballard for the SeafoodFest, catch a Mariners game, watch milk carton boats at Green Lake, and more. But, really, stick around Queen Anne, at least on Saturday!

    Traffic:

    • 520 Bridge: closed 11pm Friday, July 12 – 5am, Monday, July 15
    • Garfield St Paving: SDOT will repave Garfield St between Nob Hill Ave N and 2nd Ave N, Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 (7am-7pm both days)

    Multi-Day Events:

    Friday, July 12

    Saturday, July 13

    Sunday, July 14

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    Weekend Roundup – On & Around Queen Anne

    July 3rd, 2013 by Laura

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    Happy 4th of July weekend! Perfect weather for the holiday weekend and plenty going on, whether you venture over to Gas Works or South Lake Union to watch the fireworks (or find a spot on Upper Queen Anne for the evening), or are looking for other fun outdoor activities. However, keep in mind there’s a full weekend closure of Mercer St between 5th Ave N and Dexter, and 99 starting at Valley St and running through the Battery St Tunnel.

    Traffic:

    • Mercer: closure – 11pm, Friday, July 5 through 5am, Monday, July 8. Mercer closed pedestrians between 5th Ave N and Dexter Ave; 99 closed between Valley St and south end of Battery St Tunnel. Why? Demolition of the east side of the 99 bridge over Mercer.

    Multi-Day Events:

    Wednesday, July 3

    Thursday, July 4

    Friday, July 5

    Saturday, July 6

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