It’s finally Halloweek! Halloween arrives this upcoming Sunday, and Seattle is settling into the fall season with another rainy week ahead. This means it’s the perfect time to get out there and visit some spooky sights, grab some cozy eats, and indulge in some frightening flicks. After all, by Monday of next week, holiday tunes may already be here. So, let’s wrap October on a high note – here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

Visit the Bates Motel

The backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller has come to life in a miniature format. That’s right folks, Richard Knowles is helping Seattle get in the Halloween mood with his own version of the Bates Motel. It’s just as cool as last year’s Rosebud Motel and definitely worth visiting if you’re on Queen Anne.

Where: 10th Avenue West and West Bothwell on the northwest side of Queen Anne

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

La Bohème

If you’re sick of Netflix why not try the opera instead? Sure it’s drastically different but this opera is pretty fun. It’s all about young Parisians enjoying the bohemian lifestyle and all that they experience. Of course, it has that operatic magic to take the performance to the next level.

When: Until October 30th
Where: 321 Mercer St
Cost:  $49 – $299

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

Visit a building with haunted history in Seattle

Seattle is a spooky city with all our rain and gloom and that means we have quite a few haunted buildings. So if you’re in the mood to learn a bit about city history and check out where our city’s ghosts live be sure to check out our list of haunted Seattle buildings. Who knows, one might just be in your neighborhood.

Where: Click above to see our picks

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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

BOO! Halloween Seattle

BOO! Halloween is a rave unlike any that you’ve attended before. BOO has 3 themed realms full of audiovisual trickery to captivate & steal your soul while you listen to your favorite artists and watch performers work their magic. You’ll get to dance among skeletons, ghouls, goblins, and other frightfully fun characters as WaMu Theatre transforms into a haunted wonderland.

When: October 29th & 30th
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $139-$229

SLAY! Film Festival

This festival includes 17 films created by folks just like us. You’ll probably see at least a few of your own fears reflected in these films as they have topics of self, what lurks in the dark and of course good old death. So face your fears and watch a horror film with a fresh take. Who knows, it might just inspire you to make your own.

When: Until October 31st
Where: In person and online
Cost: $20+

Watch a locally made horror movie

Seattle is dark, gloomy and rainy and we love it. So do horror directors and producers apparently. There’s a whole host of terrifying horror flicks that have been made right here in our city and state that you should watch. From thrillers to slashers, our list has you covered.

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.