The first real day of summer is just a week away! End your late spring on a high note by getting outdoors, seeing art, watching films, and more, there’s plenty of fun to be had. With that, here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week. We’ll see you out there!

Plan a summer date

Summer is one of the best times to enjoy dates, especially here in Seattle. Whether you just met someone or have been with your SO for years, we have some ideas on how you can make this summer’s dates the best yet.

Karaoke with Baby Ketten

Ready to sing to your heart’s content in front of a bunch of strangers or your friends? It might just be time to head to karaoke at Cafe Racer. You’ll find a professional sound system, lights, a real stage, and an impressive library of music.

When: Every Monday
Where: 1510 11th Ave
Cost: Free

See what’s new on Netflix

A new month means tons of new additions. May’s Netflix additions are a mix of new originals and some old favorites. You can also see what’s leaving Netflix in June as well.

Virtual Silent Reading Party

For those of you that love the Silent Reading Party but are more comfortable at home, you can still enjoy the virtual version. You’ll also get to hear piano tunes from pianist Paul Matthew Moore as you read amongst strangers over zoom.

When: Every Wednesday
Where: Online
Cost: $5-$20

Treat yourself to ice cream

If you’re in need of a sweet treat this week, why not enjoy some ice cream? Seattle has tons of delicious spots to grab a scoop or two and we’ve compiled a list of our favorites.

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Start filling out your summer bucket list

Summer is here and it will be gone before you know it. With that in mind, why not start planning ahead and figure out all of the fun things you want to do. If you don’t know where to start we’ve created a whole list full of ideas just for you.

Lauren Halsey: 2021 Knight

Lauren Halsey’s show is the Seattle Art Museums’ next upcoming exhibition. Her work “spans sculpture, installation, and architecture, including site-specific projects, particularly in the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles.” Further, “her work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class.”

When: Until July 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $19.99+

Recent Acquisitions: Jeffry Mitchell

The Frye is showcasing work from local “gay folk artist” Jeffry Mitchell. This show highlights his work with lotus bulbs and is sure to be one of the better shows that you see this year. Think bright, happy, and fun pieces.

When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

Head to the beach

The weather is finally starting to warm up and that means it’s time to hit the beach! Whether you want to soak in the sun, go for a swim or simply stroll, we’ve made a whole list of our favorite beaches just for you. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

Movies at Marymoor

Some of this year’s movie titles include classics like Labyrinth, Back to the Future, and Napolean Dynamite. And with an early lineup that good, you know the rest of the summer will be even better. As these showings are popular be sure to buy your tickets in advance as they do sell out.

When: Until August
Where: Marymoor Park
Cost: $30 per carload

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