Welcome to the first full week of March! Spring is almost here, so it’s time to enjoy those last days of winter. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.
Listen to Mira Jacob in conversation with SAL as she talks about her graphic memoir, Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. The book features Jacob’s response to timely and pointed questions raised by her six-year-old son, Zakir.
When: March 8th
Each week on Tuesday you can attend a drag happy hour at Chop Suey. You’ll be able to watch drag icon Jane Don’t and three of Seattle’s other premiere drag beauties do their thing. It’s sure to be the most fun you’ve had at a happy hour in a while.
Where: 1325 E Madison St
The beloved Silent Reading Party is back in person if you’d like to have the experience of reading amongst strangers inside of the beautiful Hotel Sorrento. Keep in mind there is a $20 food and drink minimum on top of your ticket price.
When: First Wednesday of each month
Where: 900 Madison St
The Green Book Tour is a new self-guided history tour created by the soon-to-open Black & Tan Hall. It’s available both online and as an app depending on your needs. When taking the tour you’ll be transported back in time to the 1920s and 30s as you learn all about the Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses that operated along Seattle’s Jackson Street.
A new month means tons of new additions. March’s Netflix additions are a mix of new originals and some old favorites. While it may not be as big as January’s additions it’s still well worth checking out. You can also see what’s leaving Netflix in March as well.
We know that most of you are probably very ready for winter to be over. The good news is that winter ends in just a bit over a month. Now that being said, it also means that some of the best winter activities you can partake in will be a thing of the past until next year. From hiking to exploring towns there are a few things you don’t want to miss out on until next season.
Seattle’s Freeway Park has a brand new way to interact with it. Artists Hannah Simmons and Leah Crosby have created place-based audio installations that “offer a full sensory experience that guides the listener through a series of prompts and asks them to reconsider the limitations of body, place, and memory.”
When: Until May 1st
Where: Freeway Park, Sixth Ave and Seneca St
If you’re all about local breweries then you’ll be delighted to know that Seattle actually has two relatively new breweries. Ladd & Lass Brewing and Wheelie Pop Brewing are newcomers who are not be ignored. Looks like you have two new places to grab drinks this week.
Now that the new year has come and gone, folks are looking towards the next big holiday, Valentine’s Day. Can Can’s newest show is a rose-colored soirée to remember, an original Parisian-inspired production. Like their other shows, you’ll also be able to sip on lavish libations and nosh on delectable delicacies while watching the performers work their magic.
When: Until May 1st
Where: 94 Pike St
The Frye is showcasing work from local “gay folk artist” Jeffry Mitchell. This show highlights his work with lotus bulbs and is sure to be one of the better shows that you see this year. Think bright bright, happy and fun pieces.
When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Have a great week, Seattle!