Did you have a good weekend? Well, get ready to have an even better week! Between food, live music, performance, and some art shows, there’s a whole lot to check out. So if you’re down to get out there and do something new these next few days,. here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Dick’s Food Truck Pop-Up for Charity at Hello Em with a Cook Named Matt

On August 10th you’ll be able to try Viet-Poutine Fries by Tik-Tok’s favorite chef Matt Broussard. To make things even better you’ll also be able to try Pho Bac Pate Gravy by chef Yenvy Pham of Hello Em/Pho Bac and you can have it as a topper for your fries or deluxe! But this is only happening once so you don’t want to miss it.

When: August 10th, 11:30 am-2 pm
Where: 1227 S Weller St
Cost: $75 for two

Jazz in the Garden

This week you can enjoy the stunning Kubota Gardens in a whole new way. Jazz saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa will be performing at the Terrace Overlook in the garden. Go solo or bring your friends or SO, it’s free and sure to be a great time if you’re into live music.

When: August 10th
Where: 9817 55th Ave S
Cost: Free

GreenStage’s Shakespeare in the Park

Nothing says Friday night quite like some Shakespeare, right? Well, regardless of how you feel about Shakespeare you can go see some plays in the park. You’ll be able to see productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest. Plus there are happening throughout summer so you have plenty of time to check it out.

When: Until August 14th
Where: Varies Parks across the city
Cost: Free

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

This amazing show features work from 80 Black artists from the 1920s to now! You’ll be able to see works by artists like Barkley Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, Jacob Lawrence, and many more. This show is one of the best to come to Seattle this year so be sure to check it out while you can.

When: Until August 15th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Whiskey & Wildbites

Every Thursday in August you can enjoy delicious eats from an array of Seattle’s best celebrity chefs as the best whiskey tastings the Seattle area has to offer. What’s even cooler is that this takes place at the zoo so you can enjoy eats while wandering the zoo grounds. And your ticket goes to help save wildlife in the PNW and around the world.

When: Until August 26th
Where: Woodland Park Zoo, 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $95 per person

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Carpool Cinema

Local fave Scarecrow Video is partnering with the Phinney Neighborhood Association, UHeights, and Companis for its outdoor movie series once again this summer. You’ll be able to watch both adult and family-friendly movies every Thursday and Saturday this August. Don’t miss out!

When: Until August 28th
Where: Phinney Center, 6615 Dayton Ave N
Cost: $20 per car

Northwest Artists: Mid-20th Century

Here’s an opportunity to see something kinda rare, pieces from the era of the Northwest School! You’ll be able to see works by Paul Horiuchi, Helmi Dagmar Juvonen, and more at Davidson Galleries this month. Don’t miss this one folks, it’s sure to be good!

When: Until August 28th
Where: 313 Occidental Ave S
Cost: Free

Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair

The Deconstructed Art Fair is the substitute for the larger Seattle Art Fair which draws local, national, and international galleries. But what makes it extra cool is that it allows for smaller and local galleries to get a larger audience. In fact, this year there are over 50 galleries participating and you can visit them all on your own time online and in person.

When: Until August 31st
Where: Participating galleries around Seattle
Cost: Free

Da Vinci – Inventions at MOHAI

Chances are that most of us know all about Da Vinci’s crazy creations. However, it’s just as likely that you’ve never seen those inventions brought to life in true scale. Grande Experiences has created an exhibit that will offer you a look at the creativity of the ultimate Renaissance man.

When: Until January 3rd
Where: 860 Terry Ave N
Cost: $17-$22

You definitely won’t be bored this week folks. With that, get out there and have some fun, we’ll catch you back here next weekend for even more fun things to do in Seattle.