Finally, May is here, and with a new month comes all sorts of new things to do. Whether you want to see some films, eat, check out an online event or simply get outside, Seattle has a lot in store for you. With that in mind, here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.
Independent Bookstore Day
Don’t miss out, be sure to get in on the last day of bookstore fun. Because this year the “day” is actually 10 days but it ends on Monday. So see if you can make 10 purchases from participating bookstores to snag your free tote. It’s a super fun tradition and we highly recommend that you give it a go.
When: Until May 3rd
Where: 21 participating bookstores
Cost: Make 10 purchases from participating bookstores
For those of you that are news-focused, you’ll want to take a look at this festival. The Crosscut festival features journalists, politicians, authors, creators, and more from around the nation. They’ll come together for this festival to take a hard look at the people and events that shape our lives.
When: May 3rd-8th
Cost: By donation, $0-$150
Tai Chi & Qigong Classes
Want to learn something new this week? You can participate in an introduction to the fundamentals of Qigong & Tai Chi class. Plus it’s free and online so you can safely learn the practice from home. Who knows, it might just become a new part of your life.
When: First Tuesday of each month
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
Feminist book circle: The Revolution Question
Might as well hop in on a book circle if you’re really feeling it. This book is by Professor Julie Shayne and looks at the roles played by women in three Latin American liberation movements between the 50s-90s. You’ll definitely learn a thing or two and you don’t want to miss out on this.
When: Wednesday through May 12th
Seattle has a brand new bakery from a local acclaimed coffee roasting company
The Seattle Asian Art Museum is returning after nearly a year-long closure
The Virtual Best of the Northwest Spring Market
This unique show features work from over 90 talented artists. It’s a great way to find a unique piece of art and help artists as well as the Northwest Art Alliance. We’re sure you’ll find something perfect for yourself or even as a gift for a friend. Be sure to check it out while you can.
When: Until May 10th
The Pantry May Classes
If you want to learn how to cook or hone some of your skills then you have to check out the amazing classes offered by The Pantry this month. You can learn how to make things like udon, chicken wings and learn about fermentation among other things. Plus they have a different class happening pretty much every day.
When: May 1st-31st
Want to experience what it’s like to have dinosaurs walk the earth? Well, you can do just that this month at the Woodland Park Zoo. You’ll be able to see twenty life-sized dino animatronics that are sure to have you doing double-takes. And this one will definitely be fun for the whole family.
When: May 1st-31st
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
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
See what’s new on Netflix
Boy oh boy, does May have new Netflix additions. This month is seriously packed with both old and new films and tv shows. So if you’re ready for a month of streaming goodness, you’ll definitely want to see what’s being added this month. We can guarantee you’ll find some new faves.
Where: Click above to see our picks
That’s what’s happening in Seattle this week and as you can see, you have a wide variety of things to check out. Get out there, have some fun and be safe. We’ll catch you all back here next weekend.
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