It’s the first weekend of a new month and a new year! What better time is there to get out there and have some fun? Between music, art and the outdoors, you’ll have no shortage of things to check out. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Go for a winter hike

The weather may be cold but that’s just one more reason to make the most of your winter excursions. Whether you want an easy hike, hard hike, waterfalls or mountain views, there’s a hike for you. Best of all we created a list with 15 of our favorites.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Visit local museums for FREE

What the heck? How? If you have a Seattle Public Library card you can do a lot more than just check out books. In fact, you can check out a Discover Pass to visit state parks or check out free admission to the Burke Museum, MoPop Museum of Pop Culture, National Nordic Museum, and more.

Where: Click above to find out more

Punk Rock Aerobics

Every Friday you can join Punk Rock Goddess, Wendy Colton to move your body. If one of your new year’s resolutions involves fitness or heading to the gym, maybe this is a good way to start. It’s definitely one of the more fun and unique options you can check out.

When: January 7th
Where: 1510 11th Ave
Cost: $13

See what’s new on Netflix

We’re one week into a new month and year and that means it’s time to see what’s new on Netflix. Whether you want to watch an old favorite or a new Netflix original, this months additions have you covered.

Where: Click above to see what’s new on Netflix

Riot Grrrl Records and Veracity Present: SuperCoze, Biblioteka, and Sofiiak

One of Seattle’s premier music spaces is hosting a sunshine-filled show perfect this gloomy Seattle winter. You’ll hear from bands SuperCoze, Biblioteka, and Sofiiak. It’s a great way to spend a Friday evening with some refreshing live music from Seattle’s up-and-coming musicians.

When: January 7th
Where: Vera Project, Republican St, and Warren Ave N
Cost: $12

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Check out a roller rink

When was the last time you went rollerblading? You probably can’t remember and that’s okay. Why not try something new this year and give the wheeled sport a go? Can’t hurt right? Well maybe a little bit after your first few falls.

Where: Click above to see our picks

SOUR Winter Formal – A Pop Punk Prom

Ready to dance the winter blues away? Join DJ Peptalk and DJ Abbie of KEXP at Neumos to enjoy your fave pop-punk tunes. Bring a friend or go solo, either way, you’re sure to have a night to remember.

When: January 8th
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $5

Can Can Presents: Wonderland

Get in the holiday spirit with a show full of classic beauty and flirtatious artistry. Expect an intimate theatre turned into a whimsical winter chalet. It’s an unforgettable holiday experience paired with food, wine, and spirit menus carefully crafted with local market-fresh winter ingredients.

When: Until January 9th
Where: Can Can, 94 Pike St
Cost: $49+

Stone Images XI Exhibition

This unique show highlights the beauty of natural stones. You’ll be able to see 30 stones of various shapes and sizes at the Pacific Bonsai Museum. The stones were collected in 6 states including CA, ND, NM, SD, OR, and WA. It sounds niche but it’s sure to be one of the more unique shows you’ll see this year.

When: Until January 9th
Where: 2515 S 336th Street, Federal Way, WA
Cost: Free

HOCKEY: Faster Than Ever

During this exhibit, guests will be able to explore the “Hockey Science Lab,” where you can test your hockey knowledge through hands-on interactive activities on a scaled-down replica rink and test things like reaction time, speed, balance, coordination, and power all of which are crucial to the game of hockey. Additionally, you can explore a hockey locker room full of the game’s biggest stars.

When: Until February 27th, 2022
Where: 200 2nd Ave N
Cost: $24.95

Have a great weekend folks! We’ll catch you back here next week.