Welcome to a new week Seattle! Ready for some fun? You’re in luck because there’s plenty worth checking out this week. From movies to eats to comedy and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

Inland Empire

In need of a weird movie to watch? Instead of seeing something new, watch something a tad bit older. David Lynch’s Inland Empire is taking over The Beacon for multiple showings throughout May. It’s the perfect amount of freaky and funky.

When: May 9th & 12th
Where: 4405 Rainier Ave S
Cost: $12.50

Check out a vegan restaurant

Seattle’s plant-based food scene is always growing. Whether you’re plant-based or an omnivore, it’s always worth trying something new. We went ahead and made a list of some of the city’s best vegan restaurants so you don’t have to do the hard work of looking.


If you’re looking to listen to some bops in May you can’t go wrong with Slayyyter. The up-and-coming pop star will be taking over Neumos for a night of dance-worthy tunes.

When: May 11th
Where: 925 East Pike Street
Cost: $21.25

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

Upper Left Comedy Festival

Upper Left will feature both Pacific Northwest comedy favorites and nationally known acts. Some of those acts include comedians like Ron Lynch, Jackie Kashian, Derek Sheen, David Gborie, Emmett Montgomery, Monica Nevi, Birungi Birungi, and Andy Iwancio. It’s a chance for you to see some of your favorite comedians as well as experience new acts.

When: May 12th-14th
Where: Northwest Film Forum & Club Comedy
Cost: $20+

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Sigur Ros

The Icelandic post-rock band is gracing Seattle with their presence this May. Due to their popularity most available tickets are resale so expect to pay a little extra if you’re planning on going.

When: May 13th & 14th
Where: 911 Pine St
Cost: $110+

Lucky Envelope Brewing AANHPI

The event kicks off on Friday, May 6th with the Tasting Room releasing weekly limited availability beers. They’ll also be hosting AANHPI-owned food vendors twice weekly. Some of those vendors include Mike’s Shave Ice, Kathmandu MoMoCha Food, Panda Dim Sum, and more.

When: Throughout May
Where: 907 NW 50th Street
Cost: Varies

Down The Rabbit Hole at Nordo

Down The Rabbit Hole is centered around the themes of Lewis Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland. You’ll get to watch as your favorite tales like “The Walrus and the Carpenter” and “The Stolen Tart” are set to original music and performed by a local cast. It’s an experience designed to cater to all the senses.

When: Until May 28th
Where: 103 South Main Street
Cost: $95-$105 per person

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. While it may not be as big as January’s additions it’s still well worth checking out. You can also see what’s leaving Netflix in May as well.

Pop up plant sales at Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

Throughout spring, the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden will host featured vendor weekends in partnership with local nurseries. In April you’ll be able to shop from Puget Sound Daylily Club on May 1st, Courting Frogs on May 14th & 15th, and Botanica on May 28th & 29th.

When: Until May 29th
Where: 2525 S 336th St. Federal Way, WA

Have a great week, Seattle!