It’s hard to believe we’re already basically halfway through April. But hey time flies when you’re having fun or living through a pandemic. Either way, we’ve got a solid list of activities and events in and around town these next few days, so let’s check ’em out!  Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.

Write with Hugo House with Jeanine Walker

Want to flex your creative writing muscles? Well, you can this week with Hugo House and SAL Writers in the Schools resident Jeanine Walker. You’ll get to practice writing generative poetry through provided prompts and you’ll walk away with 2-3 drafts of poems! Pretty fun if you ask us.

When: April 14th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Sign up to get vaccinated

That’s right folks, you can now sign up to get your COVID-19 vaccine. So be sure to get signed up this week as we’re sure lots of people are thinking the same thing. This is an important part of protecting both yourself and the greater community.

When: April 15th onward

Re/frame: In reference to…

The Henry Art Gallery is really blessing us this month with tons of events. This event is all about the ways in which artists find inspiration especially through the appropriation of other imagery. If you’re into the arts or an artist yourself, you’ll definitely appreciate this one. And it’s a great way to see works that aren’t always on display at the gallery.

When: April 15th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Cadence 2021

This unique festival celebrates the art of video poetry. So this is a great way to celebrate National Poetry Month. You’ll be able to check out “60 artist teams from around the world” and it’s the PNW’s only festival dedicated to this art form. So don’t miss out!

When: April 16th-25th
Where: Online
Cost: $50 festival pass

Parable of Gravity

MadArt is back with another amazing show. This time its featuring work from Seattle-based artist Casey Curran. The show centers around large sculptures and the possible futures of Earth. Keep in mind it’s viewable by appointment only.

When: Until April 17th
Where: 325 Westlake Ave N
Cost: Free, by appointment only

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Lumberton, Wash. at Greg Kucera Gallery

This show at Greg Kucera Gallery is by artist Joey Veltkamp and the show title makes reference to Lumberton, NC which is the setting of David Lynch’s Blue Velvet. By that fact alone, you know that this show is interesting. And we highly recommend that you check it out as it also happens to be at one of the best galleries in the city.

When: Until April 17th
Where: 212 Third Ave S
Cost: Free

Bicycle Film Festival Seattle

Like bikes and film? If so, it turns out there’s a film festival just for you! The Bicycle Film Festival “has been celebrating bicycles through art, film, and music the last 20 years”. And this year you can catch tons of captivating shorts.  So be sure to check it out while you can.

When: Until April 18th
Where: Online
Cost: $10+

Seattle International Film Festival

The largest film festival in the country is back for its 47th year! It won’t quite be the same because it will be view from home but there’s still an amazing lineup as always and you won’t want to miss it. You can view 93 features and 126 shorts from 69 countries. Talk about options!

When: Until April 18th
Where: Online
Cost: $75-$350

Check out a retro diner

If you’re looking to eat out this week consider checking out one of the cities retro diners. It turns out we have quite a few. And whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these spots have you covered. Plus we already made a whole list for you.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

This festival is a beloved PNW tradition that is back for the 2021 season. It normally happens around April and transforms several fields in the valley into millions of beautiful blooms. And it’s a great excuse to get out for a drive or even a weekend getaway in Skagit Valley.

When: Until April 30th
Where: Skagit Valley, WA
Cost: $10

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this week. Our number one activity of choice this week would be to get signed up for a vaccine. Because everyone wants to have a good summer and the more people that are protected, the better. Have a great week Seattle!