Surprise folks! We’re already halfway through the month if you can believe it. And that means we’re closer and closer to warm weather so we’re pretty excited. But until then, here are 10 socially-distant things to do in Seattle this week.

Viet Thanh Nguyen, “The Committed” Book Event

Author Viet Thanh Nguyen will read from and discuss his new novel, “The Committed,” a sequel to “The Sympathizer” at this reading. Viet Thanh Nguyen is one of America’s most highly regarded contemporary writers so we absolutely recommend that you check out this event. Plus you can enjoy it from home.

When: March 15th
Where: Online
Cost: $6.94-$33.46

Maira Kalman at SAL

The beloved illustrator and author Maira Kalman is coming to SAL! So if you’re looking for some creative inspiration this month you can’t go wrong with this event. Kalman’s work has been displayed in her own books as well as the New York Times. So don’t miss out on this one!

When: March 15th
Where: Online
Cost:  $20

2am Notes: A Virtual Literary Open Mic

This unique event is all about sharing your creative writing works in progress. So whether it’s written on paper, in the notes app on your phone, or just in your head, other writers want to hear it. This is a great opportunity to share your work safely from home so check it out if that’s something you’re into.

When: March 16th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Seattle Jewish Film Festival

This virtual film festival celebrates and showcases “the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish and Israeli life through cinema.” You’ll be able to see both international and independent, award-winning Jewish-themed cinema. So it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re into all things film.

When: Until March 18th
Where: Online
Cost: $15-$180

Virtual Workshop: Salvaged Windows and Doors 101

Sure this event is niche but it’s pretty dang cool. after all, how often do you get to learn about properly using second-hand building materials? This online workshop from Second Use Building Materials will help you determine if you can use salvaged windows and doors in your project. And even if this isn’t something you’re doing right now, it could be good future knowledge.

When: March 18th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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Luvvie Ajayi Jones In Conversation with SAL

This event is a great opportunity to see author Luvvie Ajayi Jones will live and in conversation with Kahlana Barfield Brown. This event is happening online and you’ll get to hear all about her book Professional Troublemaker. Plus you can snag a copy of the book depending on what tickets you get.

When: March 19th
Where: Online
Cost: $20+

Don Giovanni

When was the last time you got to experience the opera? If it’s been a while then you should check out this opera by Mozart which is all about a man getting dragged to hell by a statue. sounds entertaining right? The best part is, you can enjoy the whole thing from home.

When: March 19th-21st
Where: Online
Cost: $35

By Design Festival 2021

If you’re into all things design then get excited because there’s a whole festival coming up just for you! This festival is full of films, performances, and interactive activities. Plus you can attend the entire festival from the comfort of your own home.

When: March 19th-28th
Where: Online
Cost: $5-$125

Puffy Jacket Pop Up Dining Series

If you’re ready to dine in again then you don’t want to miss out on this limited-time pop-up. The puffy Jacket Pop-Up is taking place at 12 different restaurants across the PNW and each spot has its own unique pop-up menu. So that means you can actually road trip to check out all that Columbia Hospitality has to offer.

When: Until March 27th
Where: 12 locations across the PNW.
Cost: Varies

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

The Seattle Art Museum is back this March and starting with a bang. This show focuses on Lawrence’s Migration Series which depicts the exodus of African American’s from the South. You can’t miss this show and we have to say it’s the most excited we’ve been to see a show at the SAM in a while.

When: Until May 23rd
Where: 1300 1st Avenue
Cost: $19.99

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this week. As you can see there’s plenty to do from home safely. So if you’re looking to spice up your week a bit definitely check out an event or two. We’ll see you back here next weekend!