It’s a new weekend and this one is looking like it’s going to be a bit intense. Washington is expected to see temperatures near 100 degrees so this weekend is all about laying low. Go for an AC’d drive, see some art or cool down at local outdoor spots. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Cool down with some ice cream

Ice cream is one of our favorite treats to enjoy during the summer. It’s one of the best ways to cool down after a long summer day. Luckily, Seattle has so many amazing spots to grab ice cream with locations all over the city. Of course, we made a whole list for you guys.

Where: Click above to see our picks

New Works by Ko Kirk Yamahira

This is Ko Kirk Yamahira’s second show at SOIL and is a continuation of his tactile explorations of deconstructed canvases and frames. His work is a meticulous form that encourages viewers to see these somewhat mundane objects in a new way. If you like minimalist art, it’s absolutely worth checking out.

When: Until June 26th
Where: 112 Third Ave S
Cost: Free

Support an LGBTQIA2+ Business

This month is Pride month and Pride weekend is finally here. Do your part and support a locally owned LGBTQIA2+ business instead of supporting rainbow washing. No matter if you’re looking for food, retail, services, or something else, there’s a business you can support. To make things easier we went ahead and picked a few for you.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Saya Moriyasu, spooky actions at a distance

This show revolves around the idea of open eyes, mouths, doors, and portals bridging the distance between time and space. Moriyasu’s work includes ceramic sculptures and oil on porcelain canvas. It’s her first solo show with J. Rinehart Gallery so we absolutely recommend checking it out.

When: Until June 26th
Where: 319 3rd Avenue South
Cost: Free

Take a day trip to a weird destination

If you want to get out of the city this week you might as well take a road trip. And we recommend taking a trip to a weird destination.  Whether you want to get spooked, see something new, or laugh, we’ve picked a few places for you. And don’t worry, there are photo ops at pretty much all of them.

Where: Click above to see our picks

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Virtual Pride 2021

Seattle Pride is going virtual again this year. Hop online to check out a celebration of LGBTQIA+ life and hear from speakers and performers. Namely, you’ll be able to hear from Big Freedia aka the Queen of Bounce music. It’ll be a fun celebration and just remember some in-person events are planned for later this year,

When: June 26th & 27th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Check out a winery

Love wine? Want to try a few new ones? Consider heading out to a local winery. It’s a great way to see the state and of course try new wines. If you don’t know where to start, don’t worry, we have a few picks for you all to check out. Hey if you end up going, maybe bring us a bottle.

Where: Click above to see our picks

2021 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

The end-of-year exhibition at the Henry is one of the best ways to see what recently graduated and local artists are creating. You’ll get to see fresh work and help support our local artists. Plus this year it’s even better because work will be included from 2020’s graduates as well.

When: Until June 27th
Where: 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Cost: Free

Hike to a natural water slide

We’re all about those stunning summer hikes. Especially the ones with super fun features at the end like Denny Creek’s natural waterslide. No need to line up at the water park when you can just slide to your heart’s content right in nature. Get ready for your new favorite hike.

Where: Denny Creek

Dawn Cerny: Les Choses 

This exhibition by Dawn Cerny references the 1965 novel by French author Georges Perec and has to do with desires of material objects both tangible and intangible. The sculptures in the exhibit embody mindscapes and you’ll see lots of everyday objects that you recognize. We definitely recommend checking it out.

When: Until September 26th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $20-$30

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this week. We hope that you all can stay cool and safe and please remember to wear your SPF and drink plenty of water. We’ll catch you back here next week!