Another week is upon us, Seattle! And, we’re ready to make the most of it. Luckily, the city itself is in the same boat, with a few notable events and festivals kicking off or carrying on this week. Are you curious? Keep reading!

Here are 10 of the best things to do in 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+

BAM Arts Fair

It’s the Bellevue Art Museum’s 75th birthday! To celebrate they’re taking their annual arts fair digital. You’ll be able to purchase works from over 100 different artists. It’s a great way to celebrate and also take home some new art if that’s your thing.

When: July 21st-August 5th
Where: Online
Cost: Varies

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 22nd-24th
Where: 109 S Main St
Cost: $100 per person

Chastity Belt

Local music, local music, local music, we’re all about it! This band takes a humorous approach to feminine stereotypes and in their lyrics and is just all-around good music. Not to mention you really can’t go wrong with seeing them at one of Seattle’s OG concert venues.

When: July 23rd
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $21.25+

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. With more nice weather on the way, it’s the perfect time for a late-night flick under the stars.

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

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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

See what’s new on Netflix

July’s Netflix additions are pretty big. So while we have these heatwaves it might be time to sit inside and enjoy a streaming sesh or two. If you need a movie or two or TV show, Netflix has you covered as always. We know you’ll all be watching the entire Twilight saga.

Where: Click above to see our picks

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

It’s going to be a great week folks! Get out there, have some fun and enjoy the sun. We’ll be back next weekend for more things to do in Seattle.