Welcome to the first full weekend of November! This weekend is a prime time to see live music, attend readings and enjoy the last few days of Seattle Restaurant week. As always here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Seattle Arts & Lectures presents Sherwin Bitsui & Kenzie Allen

This is your chance to check out the inaugural James Welch Prize reading from home. It’s celebrating two Indigenous poets from the US and is being presented in partnership with Hugo House and Poetry Northwest. You’ll be able to also see judge Sherwin Bitsui and winner Kenzie Allen.

When: November 5th
Where: Online
Cost: $10 – $100

Sir Mix‐a‐Lot

How could you say no to seeing this Seattle legend? You’ll get to hear Mr.”Baby Got Back” himself as well as fellow MCs Grynch, Marshall Hugh, The Windbreakers and DJ Boombox Kid. It’s sure to be a grand time.

When: November 5th
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $25

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

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 5th
Where: 1951 Alaskan Way
Cost: Free

Seattle Restaurant Week

SRW is back with over 200 participating restaurants. It’s the best way to satisfy your taste buds and also support Seattle’s culinary community. You can choose between $20 lunches and/or $35 or $50 dinners. What’s more, you can choose between takeout, delivery, or on-site dining.

When: Until November 6th
Where: Over 200 participating restaurants
Cost: $20-$50

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SIN at Kremwerk

Each first Saturday Kremwerk puts on SIN, a fetish, EBM, and industrial night. You can expect fetish performances, drinks, and dancing. Additionally, you can see features by Seattle Shibari and professional photography by Jason Renek. If you’re looking for something new, this might just be worth checking out.

When: First Saturday of each month
Where: 1809 Minor Ave #10
Cost: $15

Jack Harlow

Who is Jack Harlow? Well, he feels like one of the many young stars that have popped up over the course of the past year. Take a chance on him and listen to his raps if that’s your thing. If you can name a few of his songs you’ll probably be the coolest person amongst the youngins in your life.

When: November 6th
Where: 1700 First Ave S
Cost: $35

Earshot Jazz Festival 2021

Ya like jazz? Well, this month you can enjoy both in-person and virtual jazz experiences. Hear from artists like Chucho Valdés, Marina Albero, Eugenie Jones, Kareem Kandi World Orchestra, The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, and more. Well worth checking out if you’re looking to listen to something new.

When: Until November 7th
Where: Multiple venues
Cost: Varies by concert

Harry Styles

Normally we would warn you about getting mobbed by teens at a concert like this but these days it seems like everyone loves Harry Styles. So much so that the only tickets left are resale and are ungodly expensive. But hey if you really love him, shelling out a few hundred might be worth it to you.

When: November 7th
Where: 2727 East D Street Tacoma, WA
Cost: $329-$599

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

Whether you’re jamming to your favorite songs or seeing new art, this weekend is sure to be a great one. We’ll catch you back here next week folks.