It’s the last full week of July folks! It might be a little bit slow event wise but there are still plenty of ways to have fun. You can always check out a beach, watch a sunset, or of course any of the ideas we’ve curated for you. Whatever you choose, live it up. 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+

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: Until August 5th
Where: Online
Cost: Varies

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

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

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

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See what’s new on Netflix

If you can believe it, August is almost here. With a new month comes new Netflix additions so plan ahead and see what’s gracing computer screens near you. Who knows, you might just see an old fave or find a wild new fave on there. But you’ll have to see for yourself.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Susanna Bluhm. The Monkey-rope

If you’re looking to see some art this weekend then you can head over to J. Rinehart Gallery to see Susanna Bluhm’s The Monkey rope. The show features Bluhm’s abstract landscape-based paintings which come from her Red Country series. These paintings are all about meeting people in red states and learning to connect.

When: Until August 7th
Where: 319 Third Ave S
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

Heroes and Villains: The Art of the Disney Costume

We’ll bet that at least a few of you are into all things Disney or know someone who is. Well, you can check out a brand new exhibition at MoPOP featuring “more than 70 original pieces, including ball gowns, sorcerers’ capes, military uniforms, tiaras, and of course glass slippers”. You’ll get to explore the vision, process, and craft used to create the costumes worn by some of the biggest names in entertainment through the exhibition.

When: Through August
Where: 325 Fifth Ave N
Cost: $32.25+

That’s what’s happening in Seattle this week. If you haven’t already, see how much of our Seattle summer bucket list you’ve checked off. After all, fall will be here before we know it and we all want to end summer on a high note. Have a great week folks!