Welcome to the third week of May, Seattle! The new month is well underway and it’s time to get out there. There’s plenty to do and see, from live performances to concerts, eats, shopping, and more. Here are 11 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

$10 Pizza Mondays

Mondays don’t have to be so bad. Every Monday you can score $10 pizzas from 5 PM-9 PM. Reservations are encouraged, dine-in only, 90-minute limit on tables, it gets busy!

When: Mondays
Where: 2305 24th Ave E
Cost: $10+

Gary Numan

Numan is an English singer, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music. His unique blend of synthpop and new wave, characterized by haunting melodies, futuristic soundscapes, and his signature icy vocals, has made him an icon of the genre. With a career spanning over four decades, Numan has influenced countless artists and left an indelible mark on the musical landscape.

When: May 15th
Where: 1932 2nd Ave
Cost: $36.50+

SIFF 2023

The festival takes place over several weeks, during which audiences have the chance to attend film screenings, panel discussions, and workshops. Special events are also a highlight of the festival, such as the opening and closing night galas, which bring together filmmakers, actors, and audiences for a night of celebration and fun.

When: May 11th-21st
Where: Online & In person
Cost: Varies by pass

Celebrate Bike Everywhere Month

As the month’s name suggests, the goal is to bike around town as much as you can. The official Bike Everywhere Day is May 19th and there are going to be celebration stations scattered around the city. In the meantime you can check out other celebrations and participate by simply riding your bike as much as you can.

Go for a walk in the park

Not just any old park, but one of Seattle’s spectacularly scenic gardens. Our city has a ton of them scattered around the city and many happen to be free. Whether you want to go near or far we have plenty of options for you.

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Check out a new wine bar

The new bar and bottle shop opened in the Electric Tea Garden space and focuses on bringing small producer wines to Seattle. You can try new wines by the glass and of course the bottle. According to the spaces website they also have a snack bar although there’s no menu currently listed.

Tim Hecker

Hecker is a Canadian electronic musician and composer known for his experimental and atmospheric soundscapes. He creates music that is both meditative and disorienting, exploring the limits of perception and pushing the boundaries of electronic music. His music has been described as otherworldly and transcendent, making him a leading figure in the ambient and experimental music scene.

When: May 18th
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $50+

Seattle Beer Week

A 10-day celebration of beer featuring over 200 events, including tastings, pairings, and brewery tours. This year the festival has teamed up with Stoup Brewing for the official 2023 beer. Overall this year’s event has 18 sponsors featuring breweries like Georgetown Brewing Co., New Belgium Brewing, Pike Brewing, and more.

When: May 19th-26th
Where: Various locations in Seattle
Cost: Varies

Attend the Artist of Colour Expo

The Artist of Colour Expo returns for its fifth annual event this May. You can immerse yourself in a two-day, jam-packed expo that dives into the world of creativity and color. Explore art exhibits, live performances, workshops, film screenings, artist talks, and even an art market by BIPOC individuals in the community. Head on down and immerse yourself in the world of creativity, community, and culture.

When: Saturday, May 20th –  Sunday, May 21st, 2023
Where: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144 & Pratt Fine Arts Center 1902 South Main St, Seattle, WA 98144
Cost: Recommended $10 donation

Try some new donuts

Seattle has a brand new donut shop that specializes in 24 hour rasied brioche donuts. Doce serves up inventive flavors that will have you coming back time and time again.

Check out the first Seattle Mendocino Farms

Current menu items from other locations include things like the Avocado & Quinoa Superfood Ensalada, Chimichurri Steak & Bacon sandwich, The Farm Club sandwich and more. It’s location and fast service is sure to make it a popular lunch destination for those working and living in SLU.

Where: 2118 Westlake Ave
When: Opens May 17th

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle, and have a great week!