It’s time to enjoy the first full week of June! We’re super ready and excited for summer to finally be here. And with things looking up in the city, there’s plenty for you to do and check out. Between festivals, food, art, and more, this week is packed. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.

The Race & Climate Change Festival

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: June 1st-30th
Where: Online
Cost: $50

Field To Table

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: June 2nd-18th
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $109-$119

Dorothy Brown’s “The Whiteness of Wealth” at SAL

Dorothy Brown’s most recently released book is an “exposé of racism in the American tax system” from the point of view of a law professor and expert on tax policy. You can expect a candid conversation between Dr. Carmen Rojas, President, and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, and Dorothy Brown. They’ll focus on how tax policy in “Washington state systematically leaves Black Americans with less after-tax income, causing the ever-increasing racial wealth gap”.

When: June 8th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Ocean Vuong at SAL

Seattle Arts and Lectures is back with author Ocean Vuong. You probably recognize his name for his novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. This will be an engaging online talk moderated by musician Perfume Genius. So be sure to get tickets and don’t miss out!

When: June 9th
Where: Online
Cost: $20+

HUE Festival

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 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th
Where: Online
Cost: Free/By donation

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Fresh Fruit Embroidered Grocery Tote

Get your creative juices flowing with this embroidery class. You’ll learn how to how to embroider fruit onto a tote bag and the virtual class kit comes with everything you need to make your own bag. So be creative and make yourself a super cute new grocery bag.

When: June 10th
Where: Online
Cost: $55

Glazer’s Photofest 2021

This online photo fest is a great way to view “online presentations, in-person photo walks, and … shop great deals online or in-store”! So if you’re into either film or digital photography you won’t want to miss out on this. It’s a great way to learn and stock up on gear for the summer months.

When: June 10th-13th
Where: Online
Cost: Free/Varies

Hugo Moro: Garden of the Unconceived

This exhibition from artist Hugo Moro has turned a gallery space into a “dystopian greenhouse, inhabited by glistening and surreal, vines, ferns, and flowers”. The work obscures views both into the gallery and out onto the Pioneer Square neighborhood creating an unforgettable environment. Make sure to make an appointment before going.

When: Until June 12th
Where: 106 Third Ave S
Cost: Free

See what’s new on Netflix

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

Summer Book Bingo

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

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this week. We hope that you all have a great first week of June and we’ll catch you back here next weekend.