March is the month that finally brings spring. The days of Seattle’s doom and gloom are finally on the way out for the year. Even better, there’s a lot to do this month, from concerts to festivals to day trips and more, you certainly won’t be bored. Here are 25 of the best things to do in Seattle this March.
If you’re in need of a concert full of dewy harmonies and glittery arpeggiations, Still Woozy is for you. the Portland artist will be in Seattle for several concert dates this month so don’t miss out on all the pop guitar goodness.
When: March 2nd-4th
Where: Showbox SODO, 1700 1st Ave
Yet another mellow artist to see perform this month. Canadian indie pop and folk rock artist Andy Shauf will be gracing Seattle’s Neptune Theater with his presence. Get ready to do plenty of swaying and humming along.
When: March 15th
Where: Neptune Theater, 1303 NE 45th St
High energy, catchy and fun seem like the best way to describe an Amine concert. The rapper will be taking over the Showbox SODO for a performance that’s sure to help you end your March on a high note. Don’t miss out!
When: March 26th
Where: Showbox SODO, 1700 1st Ave
Arts & Culture
The Green Book Tour is a new self-guided history tour created by the soon-to-open Black & Tan Hall. It’s available both online and as an app depending on your needs. When taking the tour you’ll be transported back in time to the 1920s and 30s as you learn all about the Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses that operated along Seattle’s Jackson Street.
This festival is actually the world’s largest Comedy/Varieté festival. It enters around 3-15 minute acts performed by artists accompanied by a live show band. To make things even more interesting, you never know what you’ll see on stage. Generally you can expect aerialists, jugglers, magicians, comedians and more.
When: March 17th-April 10th
Where: 4301 Leary Way NW
Cost: $14 – $28
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: February 4th-July 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Boren Banner Series: Sadie Wechsler
This piece is outside, it’s free to visit and you can do so at pretty much any time of day. Plus Wechsler’s new piece explores the history of Seattle’s own First Hill. The artist consulted the Burke Museum and members of the Duwamish Tribe in order to create a photograph that represents the ecological history of the area.
When: Until April 17th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
BAM Biennial 2022: Architecture & Urban Design
Explore BAM’s juried exhibition which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on new work. This year’s biennial focuses on specific fields and areas of studies within the realm of art, craft, and design.
When: Until April 24th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA
Each first Saturday Kremwerk puts on SIN, a fetish, EBM, and industrial night. You can expect fetish performances, drinks, and dancing. Additionally, you can see features by Seattle Shibari and professional photography by Jason Renek. If you’re looking for something new, this might just be worth checking out.
When: First Saturday of each month
Where: 1809 Minor Ave #10
Each week on Tuesday you can attend a drag happy hour at Chop Suey. You’ll be able to watch drag icon Jane Don’t and three of Seattle’s other premiere drag beauties do their thing. It’s sure to be the most fun you’ve had at a happy hour in a while.
Where: 1325 E Madison St
Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop
If you’ve ever wanted to see behind-the-scenes images of your favorite hip-hop artists, this exhibit is for you. MoPOP’s newest exhibit, Contact High allows visitors to see over 170 images of hip hop’s most influential artists like Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Tupac, and more. See four decades of photography, from the late 70s to today, documenting a revolution across different aspects of life.
When: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Where: 325 Fifth Ave N
Cost: $30 – $32.50
Silent Reading Party: In-Person
The beloved Silent Reading Party is back in person if you’d like to have the experience of reading amongst strangers inside of the beautiful Hotel Sorrento. Keep in mind there is a $20 food and drink minimum on top of your ticket price.
When: First Wednesday of each month
Where: 900 Madison St
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: Until March 13th
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Cat towers are a necessary accessory for cat owners but they aren’t exactly the best looking. This unique group show focuses on Frank Crow’s invention of the cat tower. Yes, the works are inspired by the thing your cat dulls its nails on.
When: Until May 1st
Where: Museum of Museums, 900 Boylston Ave
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: Until May 1st
Where: 94 Pike St
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 bright, happy and fun pieces.
When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Food & Drink
Seattle Cocktail Week celebrates the Emerald City’s cocktail scene with unique drinks at the city’s best bars. You’ll enjoy as the region’s best bartenders and the world’s greatest liquor brands come together to highlight all of the amazing cocktail concoctions available in Seattle.
When: Until March 6th
Where: Participating locations
This festival is truly big, guests can choose what they want to taste from over 100 wines, beers, ciders, and spirits from the Pacific Northwest. You’ll also be able to nosh on eats from Carolina Smoke for an additional cost.
When: March 26th
Where: Magnuson Park – Hanger 30
A new month means tons of new additions. March’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 March as well.
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
Take a road trip to a themed hotel
Have you been wanting to drive down the West Coast? Why not make your trip a little more lively by staying at a themed hotel? From romantic suites to pirate-themed bedrooms, we’ve found several hotels worth checking out.
Look, it’s cold, it’s winter, the idea of going outside is not ideal, we get it. But that being said, if you are going to get out in the world you might as well go big. Why not take a hike? Washington has a ton of them and we’ve found some of the best to help you have the most memorable winter yet.
Spring is just a month away so it’s prime time to enjoy the winter hiking in Washington. One of the coolest natural wonders you can see this time of year is frozen waterfalls. That mean’s you don’t have to chase these waterfalls (get off our back, TLC) since they’re already frozen in time, waiting for you to explore.
Take in the last days of winter
We know that most of you are probably very ready for winter to be over. The good news is that winter ends in just a bit over a month. Now that being said, it also means that some of the best winter activities you can partake in will be a thing of the past until next year. From hiking to exploring towns there are a few things you don’t want to miss out on until next season.
Why not take a day trip? There are tons of places that you can visit around the state within just a few hours of Seattle. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, shop, dine or simply get out of the house, we have some ideas for you.
With that, have a great March and we’ll see you back here in April!
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