This week looks like it’s going to be pretty dang great between some warm weather and tons of things to do. Whether you want to stay in or get out and enjoy some events, Seattle has something for you. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.

Philip Morley Artist Talk

If you’re interested in design, more specifically furniture design, this talk is for you. You’ll be able to hear from master furniture maker Philip Morley as he talks about his background and furniture making. We bet you’ll learn a lot and we might just have to tune into this one ourselves.

When: May 11th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Read with strangers

We love The Stranger’s Virtual Silent Reading Party and highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already. After all, it’s a great way to enjoy a book with others, safely and quietly. So get out your books and get ready to sit back and read with people around the world.

When: Every Wednesday at 6 pm
Where: Online
Cost: $5+

Art History Lecture Series with Rebecca Albiani

If you want to learn about art history without an expensive college degree, this is a great way to do so. Rebecca Albiani is back with several classes this may with focuses on artists like Robert Colescott

 and Sofonisba Anguissola. You’ll learn a lot at a very affordable price so don’t miss out.

When: May 13th
Where: Online
Cost: $9

Drive-in Movies at Marymoor Park

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 May
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Cost: $30 per carload

Alden Mason: Fly Your Own Thing

This show is a unique one for PNW art as it’s showcasing prolific painter Alden Mason’s work. Mason’s artworks helped shape the future of Northwest art through his work and also through his teaching. So if you’ve been curious about local masters, this is a great show to check out.

When: May 14th-October 10th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $15

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Seattle Beer Week

Looking to get your drink on this week? You can do just that and more during Seattle Beer Week. This festival of sorts has beer-centric events happening every day at local breweries. It’s a great opportunity to try new beer and meet fellow beer lovers.

When: On until May 16th
Where: Multiple participating locations
Cost: Varies

Seattle Art Book Fair: Makeready 2021

Book lovers this one is for you. The 2021 Seattle Art Book Fair will feature over 35 artists, designers, printers, and publishers in a virtual format. You’ll be able to check out online conversations, studio visits, and workshops all about the process of making an art book from start to finish.

When: On until May 29th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Drie Chapek: Churning

If you’re ready to take a look at some local art you can head to Greg Kucera Gallery to see a new show by artist Drie Chapak. Her work explores life and death as well as connection through the human experience on Earth making her works truly larger than life. Who knows, you might just come home with a new painting.

When: Until May 29th
Where: 212 3rd Ave S
Cost: Free

Seattle Bike-n-Brews

Like beer and biking? Well, there’s an event just for you this month. Seattle Bike-n-Brews is a DIY event where you can pedal a 32-mile route and visit participating breweries along the way. Your ticket includes a beer ticket for the mid-point rest stop, Airways Brewing Company, a beer ticket for the final stop, Two Beers Brewing Company and a ticket for one Bike-n-Brews growler koozie and one empty growler from Georgetown Brewing.

When: Until May 31st
Where: Varies
Cost: $60+

“Scenes from the Middle Class” by Dana Robinson

This weekend 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: On until June 19th
Where: 300 South Washington Street
Cost: Free

Get out there and have some fun within reason. We hope that you check out at least a few of these events. But no matter what you do, have a great week!