Ready to get out of the house? Now is the prime time because there are a ton of things to do in Seattle this week. Between seeing art, grabbing a bite to eat, and learning, there’s something for everyone. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.
Ready to take your green thumb and plant skills to the next level? Consider learning about Washington’s native plants and how to take care of them and ID them. Just imagine all the cool plant facts you’ll be able to tell your friends!
When: June 14th
This festival is all about showcasing new plays by women playwrights of color. It’s an opportunity for these new works “to live and breathe before a community of theater lovers”. Plus it gives playwrights the opportunity to hear their work out loud so they can continue to develop it.
When: June 16th & 19th
Cost: Free/By donation
Dining has gotten a lot more creative in the past year. At this point, outdoor and patio dining is pretty much the new norm but what about dining on Lumen Field? Yes, that’s where the Seahawks play and it turns out you don’t need to be a football star to step foot on the field. Field To Table is back this June with an amazing lineup of chefs.
When: Until June 18th
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
You can see a brand new show by Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Dana Robinson at Specialist Gallery. Robinson’s work touches on themes like youth, Black feminine identity, ownership, and nostalgia. The show is definitely worth checking out but be sure to make an appointment ahead of time.
When: Until June 19th
Where: 300 South Washington Street
June’s Netflix additions are a bit slim. But hey, summer is basically here and that means it’s time to get outside. So if you need a movie or two or TV show, Netflix has you covered as always. If you find a diamond in the rough in this month’s additions let us know.
Where: Click above to see our picks
If you want a break from your regular old streaming you should check out drive-in movies at Marymoor Park. This month you can watch films like Star Wars, Jumanji, Jurassic World, Jaws and more. Now that the weather is getting nice it’s the perfect time to get back into outdoor movie-going so be sure to check it out.
When: Throughout June
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Cost: $30 per carload
This month-long virtual festival is the result of two years of speculation on “future, post-climate disaster, and how climate change will disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities in the United States”. The festival will touch on themes and intersections of science, race, Afro-Futurism, imagination, speculation, Sci-Fi, social sciences, and philosophy. Don’t miss it!
When: Until June 30th
Canlis’ most recent reinvention is happening until the end of the month and will probably be the last one for a while as the restaurant looks towards reopening. Camp Canlis is a great excuse to treat yourself to some amazing food and also check out what the restaurant is doing with new head chef Aisha Ibrahim.
When: Until June 30th
Where: 2576 Aurora Ave N
Seattle Public Libraries Adult Summer Bingo is back and better than ever! This year’s summer reading board has book slots like small press, QTBIPOC, Black joy, and more. We highly recommend participating as it’s a great way to check out new books. Plus if you finish your board you can mail it into the library for a chance to win prizes.
When: Until September 7th
It’s Pride Month and a brand new and amazing exhibition is opening at The Washington State History Museum. This new exhibition “highlights historical narratives of transgender people in the West”. You’ll hear stories from the 1860s until the 1940s. These stories tell the history of individuals who defied gender norms and communicate the show’s themes of visibility, identity, acceptance, and history.
When: Until December 12th
Where: 1911 Pacific Avenue
That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this week. We hope that you all get out there and have some fun. Either way, we’ll catch you back here next weekend.