Somehow we’re almost halfway through July. If you’ve yet to get out there and have some fun, now is the time. Between art, liver performance, and eats, it’s all there. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.
Damp & Dry July is about all things non-alcoholic. Participating local businesses are donating $1 to Peer Seattle for every low-and-no-alcohol beverage sold. Peer Seattle supports the LGBTQIA+ community with mental health resources, addiction recovery services, and support for those with HIV/AIDS.
When: July 1st-31st
Where: Participating venues around Seattle
If you haven’t heard of this Broadway show before, it’s all about Greek mythology. Hadestown focuses on a combination of two stories, that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and also Hades and his wife Persephone. It’s aptly described as a “hell-raising journey to the underworld and back.”
When: July 12th-17th
Where: 911 Pine Street
We love us some good local music. Chastity Belt is exactly that, an early 2010s rock and pop band that’s sure to rock your socks off. Plus they’re playing at one of Seattle’s most iconic venues, The Crocodile.
When: July 13th
Where: 2505 1st Ave
July is looking more and more like a local music month. Legend Fleet Foxes is also playing, bringing magic to Redmond’s Marymoor Park in what is sure to be another unforgettable evening.
When: July 15th
Where: Marymoor Park, Redmond WA
This festival is all about bringing together the best of Ballard, Seattle, and beyond. Festival attendees can expect live music, family fun, food from local restaurants, vendors, and the best craft beer showcase of any Seattle street fest. See? Not something you want to miss.
When: July 15th-17th
Cost: Free to attend, food & drink costs vary
Check out 56 paintings by Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish artists held in the collection of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden, right here in Seattle. You’ll see scenes of everyday life, portraits, and landscapes by Vilhelm Hammershøi, Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Anders Zorn, and many others.
When: Until July 17th
Where: 2655 NW Market St
Ready for patio season? We’re right behind ya and that’s why we made a list of some of our favorite waterfront patios around the city. Because what’s better than a patio on the water?
Lauren Halsey’s show is the Seattle Art Museums’ next upcoming exhibition. Her work “spans sculpture, installation, and architecture, including site-specific projects, particularly in the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles.” Further, “her work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class.”
When: Until July 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
The Frye is showcasing work from local “gay folk artist” Jeffry Mitchell. This show highlights his work with lotus bulbs and is sure to be one of the better shows that you see this year. Think bright, happy, and fun pieces.
When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Garcia utilizes textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and queer punk sensibility with the handcraft traditions of Mexico to create his work. You’ll be able to see a new series of linked-chain sculptures made in ceramic, copper, and glass.
When: Until September 25th
Where: 15th Ave NE & University of Washington, NE 41st St
Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle and have a great week!