Can you believe that September is almost over? 2021 is seriously flying by and we intend to live every moment of it to the fullest. If you’re in the same boat then you’ll be happy to know that there are plenty of things to check out this next little while. From fall festivals and concerts to end-of-summer activities and art events, here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

MARY! A Drag Happy Hour

Each week on Tuesday you can attend a drag happy hour at Chop Suey. You’ll be able to watch drag icon Jane Don’t and three of Seattle’s other premiere drag beauties do their thing. It’s sure to be the most fun you’ve had at a happy hour in a while.

When: Tuesdays
Where: 1325 E Madison St
Cost: Varies


Get back into concert-going with one of America’s most iconic alternative metal bands. It’s hard not to love Deftone’s aggressive but also catchy sound. Although we also totally get that they’re not everyone’s cup of tea. But who knows the next time you’ll be able to see them live.

When: September 21st
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $51.50+

Try a new Capitol Hill coffee spot

We all know just how much coffee Seattle has which can sometimes make it hard to choose where to go. If you happen to live on Capitol Hill that decision can get even harder. And that’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the must-try coffee shops on the hill.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Washington State Fair

The one and only Washington State Fair is back this year with a whole lot to do and see. Like years past you can enjoy rides, farm animals and all sorts of tasty food. Plus you can hear concerts from musicians like Carrie Underwood, Salt-N-Peppa, Sublime, and more.

When: Until September 26th
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $13+

Local Sightings Film Festival

This year’s festival will have 11 feature film programs, 15 short film blocks, workshops, and special events! You’ll be able to see the works of filmmakers from as far as British Columbia, Oregon, and even Montana. That means you’ll be able to see films from all sorts of different backgrounds with all kinds of different themes.

When: Until September 26th
Where: Online & in-person
Cost: $90–140 for either in person or virtual, $100–150 for hybrid

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Check out a new pool venue

Want to play pool after work this week? You can do that in a new and kinda swanky pool venue that’s open to everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or world champion, you can give it your best shot at OX Billiards. Plus if you end up really loving it you can become a member and play literally 24/7.

Where: 1432 Broadway
Hours: Daily 3 pm-12 am
Cost: Membership $200 + $300 security deposit or $12+ an hour

Pike Place Express Market South Lake Union

Did you know that Pike Place Market has an express market? Seems like not many people do! It’s located in South Lake Union and is back for a limited time and definitely worth checking out. Once a week grab fresh produce, flowers products, and more from local vendors.

When: Until September 30th
Where: 410 Terry Ave N
Cost: Varies

Visit a botanical garden

If you just want to get out for a walk this week then we recommend checking out one of our city’s stunning botanical gardens. It actually turns out that there are a ton and we’ve gone ahead and created a list for you so that you don’t have to look too hard. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Dawn Cerny: Les Choses

This exhibition by Dawn Cerny references the 1965 novel by French author Georges Perec and has to do with desires of material objects both tangible and intangible. The sculptures in the exhibit embody mindscapes and you’ll see lots of everyday objects that you recognize. We definitely recommend checking it out.

When: Until September 26th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $20-$30

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

What are you waiting for? Get out there and have some fun! We’ll catch you back here next weekend. Enjoy folks!