Can you believe March is almost here? The year is really flying by (at least for us). But as time goes on we’re also happy to see more and more events become available. It’s a little return to normalcy in what’s been a pretty wild past 12 months. Here are 25 socially-distanced things to do in Seattle this March.

All things virtual

Quarantine Book Club: “The Dogs” by Rebecca Brown

If you want to get into reading more books this year and don’t want to do it alone then consider this book club. You’ll get to read “The Dogs” by Rebecca Brown with others virtually and Brown will even make a digital appearance to answer your questions. So check it out if reading is your thing.

When: March 6th-April 3rd
Where: Online
Cost: $50+

Meaningful Movies Virtual Lunch Tuesdays

If you haven’t heard of the Meaningful Movies Project, it’s pretty cool. It focuses on “the power of social justice documentary film and conversation to build positive and meaningful community”. This virtual weekly lunchtime check-in is led by Dr. Kriss Kevorkian of Gig Harbor. So if you want to connect to a new community while learning this might just be for you.

When: Every Tuesday at 12 pm
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+

Destiny City Film Festival

If you feel like watching local films this month then the Destiny city film Festival is for you! This festival has both feature-length and short films from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. So don’t miss out on this one because this year you can enjoy it from home!

When: Until March 7th
Where: Online
Cost: $9 per film or $70 pass

Margaret Holton Winter Silhouette Virtual Show

If you’re into all things plants and botanical then you don’t want to miss this unique bonsai show. You can check out amazing photos of winter bonsai trees in remembrance of the late longtime Puget Sound Bonsai Association of Seattle member Margaret Holton. Plus you can check it out online!

When: Until March 7th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Maira Kalman at SAL

The beloved illustrator and author Maira Kalman is coming to SAL! So if you’re looking for some creative inspiration this month you can’t go wrong with this event. Kalman’s work has been displayed in her own books as well as the New York Times. So don’t miss out on this one!

When: March 15th
Where: Online
Cost:  $20

Luvvie Ajayi Jones In Conversation with SAL

This event is a great opportunity to see author Luvvie Ajayi Jones will live and in conversation with Kahlana Barfield Brown. This event is happening online and you’ll get to hear all about her book Professional Troublemaker. Plus you can snag a copy of the book depending on what tickets you get.

When: March 19th
Where: Online
Cost: $20+

Morels in the PNW

Salish mushrooms is back with another one of their killer classes, this time honing in on the delicious morel mushroom. In this class you’ll learn about where to look, characteristics as well as foraging ethics. So check it out if that’s your thing.

When: March 30th
Where: Online
Cost: $6.99

CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work Dance Film Festival

If you happen to like dance and film then this film festival is perfect for you. You’ll be able to see dancers perform from near and far from the comfort of your own home. And you can enjoy a digital Q&A with the artists afterward.

When: Until March 31st
Where: Online
Cost: Pay what you can, a recommendation of $20.

Compline Choir

This one might seem a little out there but it’s been a Seattle Sunday tradition since 1956. So if you want to listen to some beautiful live singing from the comfort of home, this is pretty much the way to do it. Plus you can hear podcasts with past concerts if you’re really feeling it.

When: Every Sunday
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Get out of the house

Fremont Sunday Market

Want to get out and look at stuff and maybe take some of said stuff home? Well, the Fremont Sunday Market or flea market is a great place to do just that. Because the thing is, you never know what you’ll find and it’s definitely a sight to see. Just be sure to wear your mask and keep your distance.

When: Every Sunday
Where: 3401 Evanston Ave N
Cost: Free/Varies

Take a scenic drive

Well folks, we still can’t recommend that you travel but we think going for a mindful drive is fine. We created a list of some of the most scenic drives in the states and you’ll definitely want to check them out. Be sure to be prepared before you leave if you take a drive and of course bring masks and a hand sanitizer.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Seattle Farmers Markets

This is kind of like the Fremont Sunday Market but tastier and you’ll definitely want to take a few things home. What’s cool about the farmer’s markets is that you get delicious produce and more while supporting local farmers and artisans. Plus pretty much every neighborhood has one.

Where: Click above to find your closest market.

Go for a winter hike

You can never go wrong with a hike and luckily for all of us, there’s a ton to in Washington. So get out your winter gear and get outside, you won’t regret it. Whether you’re experienced or this is your first time we have you covered in our winter hike guide.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

In-person and planned events

Harmony and Grain

If you love grain bowls then this pop-up was literally made for you. Gather Kitchen & Bar executive chef Ryan Donaldson has created a unique pop-up focusing on grain bowls with locally sourced ingredients. So while it’s super exciting, it’ll only be here until the end of March so don’t miss out!

When: March 1st-31st
Where: 5605 22nd Ave NW
Cost: Varies

Oysters + Bubbly

This event is exactly what it sounds like, an excellent opportunity to enjoy bubbly and delicious oysters. So if you happen to be a fan of either or even better both, this is an event well worth checking out. But don’t miss out because offerings are only available until they sell out.

When: March 11th & 12th
Where: 1416 34th Ave
Cost: Varies

Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

The Seattle Art Museum is back this March and starting with a bang. This show focuses on Lawrence’s Migration Series which depicts the exodus of African American’s from the South. You can’t miss this show and we have to say it’s the most excited we’ve been to see a show at the SAM in a while.

When: March 5th-May 23rd
Where: 1300 1st Avenue
Cost: $19.99

Field to Table

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience this month then we have to recommend Field to Table. Because it allows you to enjoy food from local chefs while safely dining on Lumen Field. Sounds pretty cool right? Well, it is and you definitely don’t want to miss out.

When: Until March 7th
Where: 800 Occidental Ave S
Cost: $100+

Head to a museum

That’s right folks, by the time you’re reading this, most museums in Seattle should be open. And if not, you’ll be able to buy tickets for when they do. So if you miss checking out what our local institutions have to offer, get out there and show them some love this month.

When: Click above to see what’s open and reopening soon.

Ann Gardner: Variations on Light and Color

In case you didn’t know, the PNW has a whole host of prominent glass artists. And this show from artist Ann Gardner is all about exploring the medium of glass. She’s been at it for decades and has won multiple awards from museums near and far. So if you’re into glass you don’t want to miss this.

When: Until March 13th
Where: 203 Dexter Ave N
Cost: Free

Puffy Jacket Pop Up Dining Series

If you’re ready to dine in again then you don’t want to miss out on this limited-time pop-up. The puffy Jacket Pop-Up is taking place at 12 different restaurants across the PNW and each spot has its own unique pop-up menu. So that means you can actually road trip to check out all that Columbia Hospitality has to offer.

When: Until March 27th
Where: 12 locations across the PNW.
Cost: Varies

Frye Boren Banner Series

This is a new initiative from the Frye Art Museum to showcase artists from the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is displayed on a massive 16×20 banner on the East facade of the museum for all to see. So if you want to check out some art you can visit and see Marilyn Montufar’s piece Ronnie and Cleveland (2006).

When: Until April 11th
Where: 704 Terry Avenue
Cost: Free

Parable of Gravity

MadArt is back with another amazing show. This time its featuring work from Seattle-based artist Casey Curran. The show centers around large sculptures and the possible futures of Earth. Keep in mind it’s viewable by appointment only.

When: Until April 17th
Where: 325 Westlake Ave N
Cost: Free, by appointment only

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

Normally when you think of Edvard Munch you think of his paintings and prints. But at this exhibition, you can see some of his rarer and less known photographs. Plus you can either go see them in person or check them out online.

When: Until April 18th
Where: 2655 NW Market St or online
Cost: $18 or free admission for members

Anastacia-Reneé: (Don’t be Absurd) Alice in Parts

The Frye Art Museum will reopen to the public on February 11th and at that time you can check out Anastacia-Reneé’s exhibition. Her work is interdisciplinary and often focuses on poetry and performance. In this piece, you can see her work through gentrification and ts effects on the body and home.

When: Until April 25th
Where: 704 Terry Avenue
Cost: Free

Okay folks that’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this March. We hope you have a great time out there or at home. Either way, let’s all keep our fingers crossed for a month of smooth sailings. We’ll catch you back here in April.