Guys, somehow it’s the last week of June! What the heck! Well, June 2021 will never happen again so you might as well live it up while you can. There’s plenty of art to see, festivals to check out, and opportunities to get outdoors. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.

2021 Sundance Institute Indigenous Short Film Tour

If you want to check out some new films this month then you absolutely have to check out the Sundance Institutes free Indigenous Short Film Tour. The tour is an “85-minute virtual program of seven short films directed by Indigenous filmmakers selected from recent editions of the Sundance Film Festival”. It’s a great way to learn and see new films.

When: Until June 30th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

The Race & Climate Change Festival

This month-long virtual festival is the result of two years of speculation on “future, post-climate disaster, and how climate change will disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities in the United States”. The festival will touch on themes and intersections of science, race, Afro-Futurism, imagination, speculation, Sci-Fi, social sciences, and philosophy. Don’t miss it!

When: Until June 30th
Where: Online
Cost: $50

Plan what to do with your sunny day

Sunny days are coming and if you like to plan ahead you might want to map out your next free day. Luckily there’s a ton to do in Seattle when the sun is shining and what’s best of all is that most of it is free. Don’t worry, we made a list of our top picks for you.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Camp Canlis

Canlis’ most recent reinvention is happening until the end of the month and will probably be the last one for a while as the restaurant looks towards reopening. Camp Canlis is a great excuse to treat yourself to some amazing food and also check out what the restaurant is doing with new head chef Aisha Ibrahim.

When: Until June 30th
Where: 2576 Aurora Ave N
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. 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 June
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Cost: $30 per carload

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Time Capsule: PCNW’s Juried Photography Exhibition

Let’s face it, life has been really weird the past year plus! Photographic Center Northwest’s new exhibition showcases photographs from both local and international artists that reflect our current moment. This is a great one to check out if you’d like to see some new works this weekend!

When: Until August 12th
Where: 900 12th Ave
Cost: Free

Queer and Dear

This is your opportunity to check out ceramic pieces by local LGBTQ+ artists. You can simply take a peek or you can go big and purchase a piece for yourself. Regardless of if you make a purchase or not, it’s a great way to learn about local LGBTQ+ artists.

When: Until July 31st
Where: 2206 N 45th St

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

RhodZi & Church: Two Short Films By Charles Mudede

This is a great chance to check out two short films and see what’s going on at the Museum of Museums. Both films being shown are unique in that they’re collaborations between Mudede and multiple other artists. So get out there and check out some new films, you won’t regret it.

When: Until August 19th
Where: 900 Boylston Ave
Cost: $10

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

With that enjoy the last few days of June in Seattle and we’ll catch you back here next weekend to start July on a high note!