We’ve run through the first week of November, and pumpkins are beginning to turn from spooky to festive, with Thanksgiving fast approaching. Things aren’t slowing down this week, you still have plenty of options when it comes to things happening around the city. From music to food to art, we have you covered. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Band of Horses

Band of Horses is the kind of soft rock that pretty much always sounds good. They’re back on tour these days for the band’s new album Why Are You OK. So if you want to hear some of your favorite soft rock songs live you might as well check it out.

When: November 8th
Where: 911 Pine Street
Cost: $30.75 – $50.75

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 12th
Where: Online
Cost: $15


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: November 12th-January 16th
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $25.95 – $30.95

KCLS Online Program: Shakespeare Series-Richard III

Ready to learn? Check out this discussion on Shakespeare led by Theatre director and Shakespeare scholar, Leah Adcock-Starr. You’ll explore a tale of the Duke of Gloucester, his rise to the throne, his defeat, and death, completing the cycle of plays covering the Wars of the Roses.

When: Until November 12th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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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 12th
Where: 1951 Alaskan Way
Cost: Free

ColorFALL at Periodic: A Pop-Up Shop

If you still want pumpkin pics for fall but want something a little more vibrant you should head to ColorFALL. It’s a funky fall-themed selfie station filled with photo backdrops perfect for capturing some fun fall photos. Go with your friends, solo or bring the fam.

When: Until November 14th
Where: 2252 7th Ave
Cost: Free

Bodies of Discovery – Naomi Fisher: Thermodynamic Flower

This unique outdoor sculpture piece has a lot of components. It’s a part of a series of works exploring the (re)activation of the physical body in our again-accessible public space. Fisher’s specific piece “drives at the tensions between nature and capitalist dynamics via feminist theories and strategies based on surrealist art.” Don’t miss it!

When: Until November 30th
Where: Occidental Square, Occidental Ave S, and S Main St
Cost: Free

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

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

Grab your jackets and get out there folks! We’ll catch you back here next weekend for more things to do in Seattle.