The weekend is coming to an end which means it’s time for us to look ahead at all the best things to do in Seattle over the next few days. To put it simply, this week is a great time to check out tons of art in a variety of ways. You’ll be able to see films, new art exhibitions as well as exhibitions that are on the way out. It’s almost starting to feel like Seattle is getting back to business as usual. Not into art? No worries, we’ve got ideas for you too! Here are 10 socially-distant things to do in Seattle this week.

Re/frame: Pop Up Edition

This recurring program from the Henry takes a look at the gallery’s amazing collection. And this event in particular is in collaboration with Goethe Institut and is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Joseph Beuys. You’ll be able to tune into a discussion on works in the Henry’s collection by Beuys. And also a variety of artists who were influenced by him.

When: May 20th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Cascadia International Women’s Film Festival

This film festival normally takes place in Bellingham but this year it’s going online. You can check out all sorts of films by women directors as well as panels and classes. It’s a great way to not only see films but also up your knowledge and hone in on your skills. If you’re into film, you don’t want to miss this!

When: Until May 21st
Where: Online
Cost: $35+

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

Have a drink at the Olympic Bar

In case you haven’t heard, the Olympic Bar at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel just got a million-dollar facelift. You can take a step back in time while enjoying breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even afternoon tea on the weekends. It’s well worth a visit if you’re looking for a new spot that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

Where: 411 University Street
Hours: Sunday-Thursday: Breakfast 7 am-11 am, Lunch/Dinner 11 am-9 pm, Drink Service 11 am-10 pm, Friday–Saturday:
Breakfast 7 am-11 am, Lunch/Dinner 11 am-10 pm, Drink Service 11 am-11 pm

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: Until May 29th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Related posts:
10 local vintage clothing shops in Seattle you don’t want to miss
You can stay in this enchanting Storybook Cottage right here in Washington

Check out a waterfall

If you need a mid-week pick me up you might as well head to a waterfall near the city after work one day this week. You don’t even have to spend hours researching because we picked out some of our faves that we know you’ll love. If you’d like to check them out all you have to do is click above.

MEL DOUGLAS: Map + Measure

If you’re into glass art you should check out the new Mel Douglas show at Traver Gallery. Douglas is one of the most celebrated artists working in glass today and her works explore subjects like liminality. Her minimalist pieces are beautiful and the show is well worth checking out.

When: Until May 29th
Where: 110 Union St #200
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+

The Paper Tigers

This locally shot and directed film has received lots of praise so far and is only being shown in limited places. So if you’d like to watch the film from home you can do so thanks to Northwest Film Forum. The film is heartwarming, funny, and also an example of following one’s creative passions.

When: Until May 31st
Where: Online
Cost: $10

Los Hermanos/The Brothers

This documentary takes a look at two Cuban-born brothers and their love of music. in the film you’ll get to see how their lives differ with one residing in New York and the other in Havana. Throughout the film, you’ll see how music connects them and eventually brings them back together.

When: Until June 4th
Where: Online
Cost: $10

That’s what’s happening in Seattle this week, we hope that you get out there and check out some of these shows. Either way, have a great week and we’ll catch you back here next weekend for some more things to do. See ya!