It’s a new week folks! Seattle is getting back into the swing of things and there are quite a few things happening that you don’t want to miss out on. It’s a great time to check out art, get outside and even check out some new eats. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Read with strangers

We love The Stranger’s Virtual Silent Reading Party and highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already. After all, it’s a great way to enjoy a book with others, safely and quietly. So get out your books and get ready to sit back and read with people around the world.

When: Every Wednesday at 6 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $5+

Bloom: A Celebratory Dinner of Transformation

Dining events are coming back! We have to say they’re one of the things we miss most. Cafe Nordo’s Chef Erin Brindley is cooking up a few special events this month that focus on “new growth and transformation in the air after an impossibly difficult year”. So if you’re looking for an amazing dining experience this is probably it.

When: July 15th-17th
Where: 109 S Main St
Cost: $100 per person

Drive-in Movies at Marymoor Park

If you want a break from your regular old streaming you should check out drive-in movies at Marymoor Park. This month you can watch films like Star Wars, Jumanji, Jurassic World, Jaws and more. Now that the weather is getting nice it’s the perfect time to get back into outdoor movie-going so be sure to check it out.

When: Throughout July
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Cost: $30 per carload

PIANO O’CLOCK at Chophouse Row

Each Thursday, Friday, and Saturday you’ll be able to enjoy live music at Seattle’s Chophouse Row. It’s a great way to enhance your shopping experience or to simply come and enjoy. Either way, it’s a relaxing weekly event that you don’t want to miss, and be sure to bring your mask.

When: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Where: 1424 11th Ave
Cost: Free/Varies

Kara Mia Fenoglietto: Ballad of the Dolls

This show by artist Kara Mia Fenoglietto looks at “how women experienced the performance of gender roles”. The pieces are made using vintage decorative fabrics and become “a mechanism for empathy and reconsideration of patriarchy”. If you want to see some textile art this is a great choice.

When: Until July 31st
Where: 312 S Washington St
Cost: Free

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Tip Toland: Fairy Tale

Check out an amazing show by distinguished sculptor Tip Toland. You’ll be able to see “satirical and allegorical portraits, Toland alludes, with humor and angst, to today’s complex and consuming socio-political realities”. Don’t miss this one folks.

When: Until July 31st
Where:  110 Union St #200
Cost: Free

Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation

Love dance? Then you can’t miss the Seattle Festival of Dance + Improvisation, it’s a month of in-person and online movement intensives and classes with both local and national faculty. You can also check out events, pop-up performances, and more!

When: Until August 8th
Where: 117 Louisa St. #268
Cost: By donation

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

Monet at Étretat

Seattle Art Museum is coming back with a bang! We’ve already seen several great shows this year and if you happen to be a fan of impressionism then you’ll want to see this. You can see SAM’s very own Monet and some work by Monet’s contemporaries.

When: Until October 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $29.99

Summer Book Bingo

Seattle Public Libraries Adult Summer Bingo is back and better than ever! This year’s summer reading board has book slots like small press, QTBIPOC, Black joy, and more. We highly recommend participating as it’s a great way to check out new books. Plus if you finish your board you can mail it into the library for a chance to win prizes.

When: Until September 7th

See? It’s going to be a packed week. We hope that you get out there and have some fun. Either way, we’ll catch you back here next weeekend!