Welcome to the second 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+

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.

Watch the Kraken game

The Seattle Kraken are in the second round of this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, and that means the team will need its fans more than ever. If you’re ready to be a part of our team’s playoff journey and history, you’re in luck because tickets are on sale for the next game at Climate Pledge Arena.

When: May 9th
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Cost: $250

Free Public Tours of Washington Park Arboretum

The Arboretum is one of Seattle’s best spots for getting outdoors, especially in the summer. While you can walk it by yourself at any time, you can also enjoy free tours on the first Thursday of each month from 11:30 am-1 pm.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 2300 Arboretum Drive E
Cost: Free

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.

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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

Upper Left Comedy Festival

From May 11th-13th Upper Left Comedy Fest will take over The Crocodile and Here-After, filling Belltown with laughs. The festival hosts touring headliners, up-and-coming new voices, as well as local favorites, to bring Seattle a fabulous weekend full of fun, laughter, and butt jokes.

When: May 11th-13th
Where: Multiple venues in Belltown
Cost: $20+

Capitol Hill Art Walk

A digital map allows you to pick and choose where you stop on the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Stop by small galleries, local businesses, and more on this monthly art walk.

When: Second Thursday of every month
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: Free

Molchat Doma

Molchat Doma is a Belarusian post-punk band that has gained a global following partially thanks to TikTok and also due to the band’s moody and atmospheric sound. With a distinctive mix of driving basslines, icy synths, and brooding vocals, Molchat Doma creates music that evokes a sense of nostalgia and longing while also feeling unmistakably modern.

When: May 12th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Cost: $46+

Marsden Hartley: An American Nature

One of Seattle’s best museums just so happens to be free! Head to the Frye to see works from American modernist artist Marsden Hartley. His works responded to the “Depression-era cultural and commercial desire for all things homegrown”

When: Until May 21
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free

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