Welcome to a new weekend, folks, ready to bundle up and get out there? There are quite a few things worth checking out, ranging from restaurants to ty to art shows to hit up to performances to enjoy and a whole lot more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Treat yourself to some dim sum

Looking to get out of the house and enjoy some tasty eats? Why not indulge in some delicious dim sum? It’s cozy, it’s tasty, and Seattle has plenty of amazing options to pick and choose from offering up your favorite dishes. We even made a list of the best spots for you to check out.

Where: Click above to see our picks

BAM Biennial 2021: Architecture & Urban Design

Explore BAM’s juried exhibition which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on new work. This year’s biennial focuses on specific fields and areas of studies within the realm of art, craft, and design.

When: November 5th-April 24th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA
Cost: $15

SCOOP! Film Festival

Last month The Stranger asked folks from around the world to submit documentaries of 15 minutes or less on any subject as long as it’s real and true. It’s the first annual screening of this festival so you might as well check out the 12 final films that were submitted. After all, you can enjoy it from home.

When: November 12th
Where: Online
Cost: $15

Spotlight on The Waterfront

This series is a unique way to watch local artists perform and share their work with the public set in front of the scenic Seattle Waterfront. You’ll be able to watch music and visual performances each week from new performers. Upcoming performances include works by Peter Ali, Julie C & the New Moon Cypher Squad and more to be announced soon.

When: November 12th
Where: 1951 Alaskan Way
Cost: Free


Let the holiday magic begin! The Woodland Park Zoo is lighting up with an immersive, interactive, and larger-than-life light experience this holiday season. You’ll get to explore bugs, prehistoric life, jungle creatures, and a massive 200-foot long dragon. It’s well worth checking out if you want to deviate from traditional Christmas lights.

When: November 12th-January 16th
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $25.95 – $30.95

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KCLS Online Program: Shakespeare Series-Richard III

Ready to learn? Check out this discussion on Shakespeare led by Theatre director and Shakespeare scholar, Leah Adcock-Starr. You’ll explore a tale of the Duke of Gloucester, his rise to the throne, his defeat, and death, completing the cycle of plays covering the Wars of the Roses.

When: Until November 12th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Hip Hop Nutracker

This is a re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s 129-year-old ballet as a holiday dance spectacle with a cast of a dozen all-star dancers and an on-stage DJ. It’s hitting the road for a seventh season and Seattle is one of the lucky stops but it’s only happening for this weekend. The production is big in that it features hip hop pioneer Kurtis “The Breaks” Blow.

When: November 13th & 14th
Where: 911 Pine Street, Seattle, WA
Cost: $45-$85

ColorFALL at Periodic: A Pop-Up Shop

If you still want pumpkin pics for fall but want something a little more vibrant you should head to ColorFALL. It’s a funky fall-themed selfie station filled with photo backdrops perfect for capturing some fun fall photos. Go with your friends, solo or bring the fam.

When: Until November 14th
Where: 2252 7th Ave
Cost: Free

Between & Within: New Work by Jiyoung Chung

Jiyoung Chung exhibition features her newest works utilizing the ancient joomchi tradition. It’s “a Korean method of hand felting hanji paper”. “Chung’s richly textured, dimensional joomchi sculptures create poetic visual narratives about connection, and the strengths and holes in the essential relationship between humanity, nature, and spirit.”

When: Until November 20th
Where: 512 First Ave S
Cost: Free

Duane Linklater: mymothersside

Linklater works with a range of mediums to address the contradictions of contemporary Indigenous life both within and beyond settler systems of knowledge, representation, and value. This exhibition brings together a range of the artists’ work including sculptures, video works, and digital prints on linen from the last decade.

When: Until January 16th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

We hope that you take a chance and check out at least a few of these events. Either way, have a great weekend and we’ll see you back here next week.