Welcome to the first week of November folks! This month is kicking off with a bang. We’re talking concerts, Seattle Restaurant Week, art shows, performances, and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Dr. Dog

This Philadelphia-based band had a grip on indie music in the early to mid-2000s and is going on their last tour! So take this chance to belt out your favorite songs by them like “Where’d All The Time Go?”, “Shadow People”, “Heart It Races”, and many more.

When: November 1st & 2nd
Where: 1303 Northeast 45th Street
Cost: $33-$38

Yves Tumor

This is set to be a truly can’t miss concert from genre-bending artist Yves Tumor and equally talented opener Ecco2k. Tumor continues to shift the boundaries of contemporary art and culture through music that combines rock, psychedelia, and electronica in a constant re-invention of what is to be modern pop music. Seriously folks, don’t miss this one.

When: November 3rd
Where: 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $21.25 – $24.25

Ólafur Arnalds

Composer and musician Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road following the release of his monumental album ‘some kind of peace’. It’s sure to be an auditory experience that you’ll remember for years to come. So if you’re looking to sit back relax and enjoy one of the world’s best, you can’t miss this.

When: November 4th
Where: 1932 Second Ave
Cost: $40 – $45

Enjoy a bowl of pho

Fall is here, why not treat yourself to a delicious bowl of pho? Everyone loves this flavourful Vietnamese dish and luckily for all of us, there are tons of places in Seattle to grab a bowl. Don’t worry about searching though because we compiled a list of the best.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents Sherwin Bitsui & Kenzie Allen

This is your chance to check out the inaugural James Welch Prize reading from home. It’s celebrating two Indigenous poets from the US and is being presented in partnership with Hugo House and Poetry Northwest. You’ll be able to also see judge Sherwin Bitsui and winner Kenzie Allen.

When: November 5th
Where: Online
Cost: $10 – $100

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Spotlight on The Waterfront

This series is a unique way to watch local artists perform and share their work with the public set in front of the scenic Seattle Waterfront. You’ll be able to watch music and visual performances each week from new performers. Upcoming performances include works by Peter Ali, Julie C & the New Moon Cypher Squad and more to be announced soon.

When: November 2nd, 5th & 12th
Where: 1951 Alaskan Way
Cost: Free

BAM Biennial 2021: Architecture & Urban Design

Explore BAM’s juried exhibition which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on new work. This year’s biennial focuses on specific fields and areas of studies within the realm of art, craft, and design.

When: November 5th-April 24th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA
Cost: $15

Earshot Jazz Festival 2021

Ya like jazz? Well, this month you can enjoy both in-person and virtual jazz experiences. Hear from artists like Chucho Valdés, Marina Albero, Eugenie Jones, Kareem Kandi World Orchestra, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and more. Well worth checking out if you’re looking to listen to something new.

When: Until November 7th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Varies by concert

Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art

Love the Frye? Well, their collection is growing! You can check out 7 recent artworks by Juventino Aranda, Rokni Haerizadeh, Rose Nestler, Mary Ann Peters, Cauleen Smith, Anthony White, and Ko Kirk Yamahira. All of these works were acquired by the museum in 2019 and are being shown together now.

When: Until January 11th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Where: Click above to see our picks

Seattle Restaurant Week

SRW is back with over 200 participating restaurants. It’s the best way to satisfy your taste buds and also support Seattle’s culinary community. You can choose between $20 lunches and/or $35 or $50 dinners. What’s more, you can choose between takeout, delivery, or on-site dining.

When: Until November 6th
Where: Over 200 participating restaurants
Cost: $20-$50

Enjoy the week folks and please stay safe out there. We’ll catch you back here next weekend.