It’s the first full week of October and fall is really in the air, which means it’s high time to bundle up and get out there for some new and exciting events happening in the city. Between movies to check out and famous pop-ups to explore, to art shows to gorgeous fall hiking trails, there’s plenty to check out. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Visit Macklemore’s pop up

If you’re looking to do some shopping this weekend then you might as well check out Macklemore’s new pop-up on Capitol Hill. You’ll find his Bogey Boys brand as well as a vintage marketplace called Goose Magees.  So shop till you drop!

Where: 1523 10th Ave
Hours: Daily 11 am-7 pm

Tacoma Film Festival 2021

This year’s festival has 17 feature documentary and fictional films, and over 150 short fictional works by filmmakers from over 20 countries. You’ll be able to see 44 PNW titles, including five features, and short film packages including documentary, fiction, comedy, and late-night films, during this festival. Don’t miss it!

When: October 7th-14th
Where: 606 South Fawcett Ave Tacoma, WA
Cost: $9-$150

Enter a documentary film festival

The Stranger has a brand new documentary film festival this year called SCOOP! They want you to tell your story, your truth, whatever fits into a documentary that’s 15 minutes or less. You can win cold hard cash as well as a few categories.

When: Submit by October 8th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Jim Hodges at Greg Kucera Gallery

Hodges work is all about playing with light, reflection, and perception. He has been exhibited widely since 1986 and this show is a great chance to see some of his more recent works. Who knows, you might just be able to take a piece home.

When: Until October 9th
Where: 212 3rd Ave S
Cost: Free

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Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing

This show is a unique one for PNW art as it’s showcasing prolific painter Alden Mason’s work. Mason’s artworks helped shape the future of Northwest art through his work and also through his teaching. So if you’ve been curious about local masters, this is a great show to check out.

When: Until October 10th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $15

Monet at Étretat

Seattle Art Museum is coming back with a bang! We’ve already seen several great shows this year and if you happen to be a fan of impressionism then you’ll want to see this. You can see SAM’s very own Monet and some work by Monet’s contemporaries.

When: Until October 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $29.99

Go for an autumn hike

Looking to get outdoors? Consider taking a hike near Seattle this weekend. We compiled a list of some of our favorite spots to hike and take in stunning autumn views. Best of all, the spots are within an hour or two of Seattle.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Studio Ghibli Fest

Join GKIDS and Fathom Events for the annual Studio Ghibli Fest to experience the wonder of some of the world’s most beloved animated films. You’ll be able to watch Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Castle in the Sky, and My Neighbor Totoro. Don’t miss out!

When: Multiple dates until December 9th
Where: Participating theaters around Seattle
Cost: $13.13

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

Watch a fall movie

Now that fall is here why not get in the mood with a classic flick? We made a list of some of our favorite fall movies with some original additions. So if you’re looking to chill a bit this week, check it out.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Check out those shows that are ending soon and get a little hike on! Whatever you do, have fun out there and we’ll catch you back here this weekend for some more fun things to do in Seattle.