Welcome to the third week of January Seattle! We hope 2023 has been good to you so far and if you’ve yet to get out there and do something new, this week is the perfect time to do so. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Each year, United Way of King County invites Seattleites to “step up to learn, unlearn, take action, and celebrate moments and movements that make a profound difference in our neighborhoods and communities.” If you would like to be a part of that and give back to the community you can volunteer at the event.

When: January 16th
Where: Varies
Cost: Free

NW Pinball Collective Free Play Open House

When was the last time you had the opportunity to play pinball? If you can’t remember, it might just be time to try it out again for a little fun. The NW Pinball Collective has free, open sanctuary access for the public twice in January. You can check out their community and play some free pinball!

When: January 17th
Where: 1120 N 97th St
Cost: Free

Moulin Rouge! The Musical Seattle

This month, you can enter a world of splendor, romance, glitz, and grandeur at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Watch as bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows in the stage adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film. The show is directed by Tony Award winner Alex Timbers meaning you’ll get an enchanting performance.

When: Until January 23rd
Where: 911 Pine Street
Cost: $40+

Grab a drink at a beautiful lobby bar

If you’re looking for a new place to grab drinks in Seattle this week, heading to a local hotel is a great choice. Many of our city’s hotels have beautiful bars that also happen to be available to the public. Here are 5 of the swankiest hotel bars you can grab a drink at in Seattle.

See what’s new on Netflix

Whether you like it or not, December is here. Plan out your month of streaming by checking out what’s coming to a computer screen or TV near you in the new month.

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Winter Brilliance

Winter Brilliance is a new installation at Chihuly Garden and Glass, it was originally created for the Barney’s New York flagship store in Manhattan in 2015 for their famous annual holiday window display. You’ll find Chandeliers, Towers, Reeds, and Icicle Clusters – all using the icicle form. In total, the exhibition has over 700 hand-blown glass forms.

When: Until February 28th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: $32

Go ice skating

Now that Halloween is behind us, you might just be looking to get more in the holiday or winter spirit. If that’s the case, ice skating is a great option. We’ve highlighted some of the best rinks around the city for you to enjoy.

Candlelight Concerts Seattle

Candlelight Concerts have happened in over 100 cities around the world with more than 3 million attendees. For the Seattle series, there are 10 different concerts being offered with a selection of available dates. Hear renditions of your favorite artists like Radiohead, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay.

When: Until February 14th, 2023
Where: Participating venues
Cost: $30+

Ginny Ruffner: What if?

Head over to Bainbridge Island to see the newest exhibition from local artist Ginny Ruffner. “This retrospective debuts Project Aurora, a two-story light show inspired by the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), and the Unperiodic Table, a tapestry enhanced through holographic images.”

When: Until February 15th
Where: 550 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island, WA
Cost: Free


Need some funk in your life? Lettuce is coming to Seattle to shake things up this January. You’ll be able to hear your old favorites as well as songs from their new Album ‘Unify’.

When: January 20th
Where: 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $65+

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