Welcome to a whole new week folks, ready to start it on a high note? We’ll plan ahead and check out one of the many great happenings this week. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Watch the full moon

This week kicks off with the beautiful full wolf moon. On Monday, January 17th you’ll be able to see the full moon rise over Seattle at 3:48 pm. You’ll also be able to see the moon appearing full the day before and after.

Where: Click above for more details

Enjoy a free entrance day at National Parks

Have you been itching to get outdoors? You’re in luck because Monday, January 17th is a Free Entrance Day at all National Parks. Whether you’re looking for winter hiking or want to take your pup to hit the trails there are several options.

Where: Click above for more details

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria

Cirque du Soleil’s captivating magic is returning to Redmond’s Marymoor Park. The traveling circus’ newest performance is a classic Cirque du Soleil show reimagined for a new generation with intricate costumes and an array of sounds and genres. It’s a must-see experience for those of you who have missed live performances.

When: January 18th-Mar 13th
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Cost:  $50+

Check out a new restaurant

Looking to eat out this month? You’re in luck because it turns out there are several new restaurants to check out in Seattle. From tacos to Peruvian food to bars, we’ve got you covered with plenty of delicious options.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Ooh La La!

Now that the new year has come and gone, folks are looking towards the next big holiday, Valentine’s Day. Can Can’s newest show is a rose-colored soirée to remember, an original Parisian-inspired production. Like their other shows, you’ll also be able to sip on lavish libations and nosh on delectable delicacies while watching the performers work their magic.

When: January 14th-May 1st
Where: 94 Pike St
Cost: $49+

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Enjoy a bowl of pho

Why not treat yourself to a delicious bowl of pho? Everyone loves this flavourful Vietnamese dish and luckily for all of us, there are tons of places in Seattle to grab a bowl. Don’t worry about searching though because we compiled a list of the best.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Paper Dialogues: The Dragon and Our Stories

This unique exhibition at the National Nordic Museum is an artistic collaboration between Bit Vejle and Xiaoguang Qiao. The two explore the papercutting traditions of both Danish and Chinese cultures creating a truly unique exhibit. It’s only on through January so be sure to check it out while you can.

When: Until January 31st
Where: 2655 NW Market St
Cost: $20

Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective

This is the first major US retrospective of PNW-raised photographer Imogen Cunningham’s work. You’ll see “portraits of artists, musicians, and Hollywood stars; elegant flower and plant studies; poignant street pictures; and groundbreaking nudes”. It’s sure to be a beautiful show.

When: Until February 6th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $32.99

Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings

Al-Hadid’s work explores the interplay between the female body and the European art canon. The exhibition is showing sculptural works ranging from 2010-2021. If you’re looking to see new sculptural works this is for you!

When: Until February 6th
Where: 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
Cost: Free

Check out a roller rink

When was the last time you went rollerblading? You probably can’t remember and that’s okay. Why not try something new this year and give the wheeled sport a go? Can’t hurt right? Well, maybe a little bit after your first few falls.

Where: Click above to see our picks

See? Look at all of those fun things. Have a great week Seattle, we’ll catch you back here next weekend.