Welcome to a new week, folks! Ready to get out there? As always, we have an idea or two for you to help you have the best week possible in lovely Seattle. So without further adieu, here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Check out a new restaurant

If you’re looking for a way to make your week a little more flavorful, why not check out a new restaurant? Seattle has some delicious options for you from katsu to ice cream. We even compiled a list for you to check out.

Where: Click above to see our picks

SCOOP! Film Festival

Last month The Stranger asked folks from around the world to submit documentaries of 15 minutes or less on any subject as long as it’s real and true. It’s the first annual screening of this festival so you might as well check out the 12 final films that were submitted. After all, you can enjoy it from home.

When: November 19th
Where: Online
Cost: $15

Between & Within: New Work by Jiyoung Chung

Jiyoung Chung exhibition features her newest works utilizing the ancient joomchi tradition. It’s “a Korean method of hand felting hanji paper”. “Chung’s richly textured, dimensional joomchi sculptures create poetic visual narratives about connection, and the strengths and holes in the essential relationship between humanity, nature, and spirit.”

When: Until November 20th
Where: 512 First Ave S
Cost: Free

The Romanian Film Festival in Seattle: 8th Edition

During this festival you can watch 18 different films ranging from short films to feature films to documentaries. Its great chance to see the talent of Romanian film makers and watch something you might otherwise not. Plus you can watch it all from home.

When: Until November 21st
Where: Online
Cost: $7+

Treat yourself to some dim sum

Looking to get out of the house and enjoy some tasty eats? Why not indulge in some delicious dim sum? It’s cozy, it’s tasty, and Seattle has plenty of amazing options to pick and choose from offering up your favorite dishes. We even made a list of the best spots for you to check out.

Where: Click above to see our picks

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Seattle International Comedy Competition

You’ll get to watch as 33 comedians from around the globe compete to be the funniest person in the room. You’ll also get to experience some other and maybe new-to-you venues from Tacoma to Bellingham and everywhere in between. The Seattle International Comedy Competition is a big deal in the comedy world and it’s a great way to see some of the best comics working today.

When: Until November 28th
Where: Multiple venues around Seattle and Washington
Cost: $20 per show

Sam Gallery Presents: Escape

This new exhibition feature photographs by John Armstrong, Mel Curtis, and Dan Hawkins. These local photographers find their escape in urban and natural settings creating a chance for you to see the world in a new way.

Until: December 5th
Where: 1300 1st Ave
Cost: $19.99


Let the holiday magic begin! The Woodland Park Zoo is lighting up with an immersive, interactive, and larger-than-life light experience this holiday season. You’ll get to explore bugs, prehistoric life, jungle creatures, and a massive 200-foot long dragon. It’s well worth checking out if you want to deviate from traditional Christmas lights.

When: Until January 16th
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $25.95 – $30.95

Boren Banner Series: Sadie Wechsler

This piece is outside, it’s free to visit and you can do so at pretty much any time of day. Plus Wechsler’s new piece explores the history of Seattle’s own First Hill. The artist consulted the Burke Museum and members of the Duwamish Tribe in order to create a photograph that represents the ecological history of the area.

When: Until April 17th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
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: Until April 24th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA
Cost: $15

Treat yourself to a movie, new eats or some art. You have many options this week and we hope that you take advantage of them. Have a great week and we’ll see you back here next weekend!