Welcome to a new week, pals! We hope that you’re enjoying the last few days of May and are getting ready for full blown summer. The weather this week resembles a Seattle spring pretty well, so there will be a mix of outdoor and indoor options to try out! Regardless, there are a few things that you’ll probably want to check out, so here are 10 socially-distant things to do in Seattle this week.

Watch the blood moon

That’s right folks, you can be absolutely awestruck from home because one of the most spectacular full moons of the year is just a few days away. On May 26th you’ll be able to enjoy not only a supermoon but also a blood moon, due to a lunar eclipse. And don’t worry, the blood moon may sound ominous but it’s actually pretty dang cool.

When: May 26th
Where: Anywhere you can see the moon
Cost: Free

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 27th
Where: Online
Cost: $9

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

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

Online: Out Loud! A Story Time for Adults

This event from several state library systems highlights stories and other romps through words, language and imagination for adult ears. During each session, a selected reader will pick and share a short story, novel excerpt, or other published writing. It’s a great way to hear stories that you otherwise wouldnt.

When: May 28th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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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

Lynne Sachs Retrospective: Between Thought and Expression

This retrospective is a great way to enjoy a mini film fest of sorts. You can check out a series of both features and shorts by the experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs. Plus you can also participate in a personal film-making workshop on Monday if you’re really feeling it!.

When: Until May 31st
Where: Online
Cost: $25

Visit a botanical garden

If you just want to get out for a walk this weekend then we recommend checking out one of our cities stunning botanical gardens. It actually turns out that there are a ton and we’ve gone ahead and created a list for you so that you don’t have to look too hard. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem

This amazing show features work from 80 Black artists from the 1920s to now! You’ll be able to see works by artists like Barkley Hendricks, Lorna Simpson, Jacob Lawrence, and many more. This show is one of the best to come to Seattle this year so be sure to check it out while you can.

When: Until August 15th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

As you can see, theres a lot of art to check out this week and also a few opportunities to get out of the house and see something new. We hope that you take the time to check a few of these things out. Either way, have a great week and we’ll catch you back here next weekend!