Welcome to June and the start of summer! There’s a decent amount happening this weekend between concerts and opportunities to see art and more.  Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Elder Island

British music group Elder Island is in town to support their 2020 release Feral. The evening probably won’t be feral but rather laid back and enjoyable.

When: June 3rd
Where: 925 E Pike St
Cost: $55+

SIN at Kremwerk

Each first Saturday Kremwerk puts on SIN, a fetish, EBM, and industrial night. You can expect fetish performances, drinks, and dancing. 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
Cost: $15

Tori Amos

You probably need no introduction to Tori Amos, she’s one of the most enduring contemporary music artists. Luckily for all of us, she’ll be touching down in Seattle for what is sure to be an unforgettable concert at The Paramount Theatre.

When: June 5th
Where: 911 Pine Street
Cost: $45+

Brews ‘n Board Games

Snapshot Brewing offers an all-day happy hour for casual tabletop gamers! You can either borrow theirs or bring your own; fill up our punch card and win cool stuff. And get sweet deals like $9 house growler fills every Sunday.

When: Every Sunday
Where: 8005 Greenwood Ave N
Cost: Free/varies

Bellevue Jazz & Blues Music Series

Thanks to the Bellevue Downtown Association you’ll be able to listen to top national and regional talent at the 15th annual Bellevue Jazz & Blues Series. Some of the featured artists include Grammy Award winner Bobby Rush and Australian composer Blake Noble who will perform ticketed shows at the Meydenbauer Centre Theatre. There will also be 17 free performances by varying artists.

When: Until June 5th
Where: Downtown Bellevue
Cost: Free/Varies

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Hit the slopes

The mountain got over eight feet of snow in April, and it didn’t stop in May which made this year one of the mountain’s deepest spring seasons in history. That means there’s yet another extension of the ski season. You’ll be able to hit the slopes of Green Valley from Friday to Sunday between 9 am and 2:30 pm.

When: Until June 12th

From Dawn to Dusk: Nordic Art from Sweden’s Nationalmuseum

Check out 56 paintings by Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish artists held in the collection of the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden, right here in Seattle. You’ll see scenes of everyday life, portraits, and landscapes by Vilhelm Hammershøi, Hanna Hirsch-Pauli, Carl Larsson, August Strindberg, Anders Zorn, and many others.

When: Until July 17th
Where: 2655 NW Market St
Cost: $20

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

Go hiking with Trailhead Direct

For the 2022 season, you will be able to visit Mount Si. The Trailhead Direct buses will originate from “Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link light rail station and service every 30 minutes to Mount Si, Mount Teneriffe, and Little Si…”

When: Until September 11th
Where: Sound Transit Capitol Hill Link light rail station
Cost: $1.50-$2.75

SPL & SAL Summer Book Bingo

This year’s Book Bingo themes include “Outside Your Comfort Zone,” “Banned or Challenged Book,” “Blue Cover,” and “Sci-fi or Fantasy by a BIPOC Author.” You can also fill in squares for “Read Outside,” “Set Somewhere You’d Like to Visit,” “Set South of the Equator” and much more. It’s the perfect chance to read something new!

When: Throughout the summer

Have a great weekend, Seattle!