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10 socially-distant things to do in Seattle this week (April 5-9)

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It’s the first full week of April! Does it finally feel like spring to you? We’re pretty sure it’s spring but we also don’t know what day it is anymore. Anyway, here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.

Watch something new on Netflix

With a new month comes new Netflix additions. So if you’re looking to watch something new you might as well see what’s coming to a computer screen near you soon. Who knows you might just find a new fave or spot an old classic.

When: Click above to see what’s coming to Netflix.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Rep 4

If you haven’t watched the ballet in a while you should consider watching Rep 4. This mixed rep was choreographed for the screen and will be unlike anything you’ve seen from PNB before. So if you love the ballet, don’t is out because this is available for a limited time only.

When: Until April 5th
Where: Online
Cost: $29-$39

Look for cherry blossoms

The time is getting near for cherry blossoms to start popping up across the city. And luckily, most neighborhoods have a few trees. But if you want to see concentrated blooms you can check out the list of spots we made. Plus some of them you can even view from home!

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Seattle Arts and Lectures presents Ibram X. Kendi

Here’s your chance to hear from author Ibram X. Kendi on his books Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist. We’re sure you’ll learn a lot and it’s definitely worth checking out.

When: April 7th
Where: Online
Cost: $10+

Seattle International Film Festival

The largest film festival in the country is back for its 47th year! It won’t quite be the same because it will be view from home but there’s still an amazing lineup as always and you won’t want to miss it. You can view 93 features and 126 shorts from 69 countries. Talk about options!

When: April 8th-18th
Where: Online
Cost: $75-$350

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Drive-Thru Spring Fair

You can check out a drive-thru version of the Washington State Spring Fair. You’ll still get to enjoy your favorite baby animals, fair food, and more just in a COVID-19 safe format. But it’s only happening for 2 weeks so be sure to book your tickets while they’re still available.

When: April 7th-11th & April 14th-18th
Where: 110 9th Ave SW Puyallup, WA
Cost: $30-$50

Reading ‘Hamlet’ with Lesley Hazleton

If you happen to be a fan of Shakesphere and more specifically Hamlet then you’ll want to check out this reading of the play with Lesley Hazleton. You’ll get to read Hamlet out loud one act at a time over the course of 5 weeks with people equally as excited about theatre. So if that’s your thing, don’t miss out.

When: April 8th-May 6th
Where: Online
Cost: $75-$200

Art History Lecture Series with Rebecca Albiani

If you want to learn art history without breaking the bank on a college degree you can check out these lectures at the Frye Museum with Rebecca Albiani. This month you can check out class detailing Wine and Art
 as well as the WPA Murals
. Trust us, you’ll definitely learn a thing or two.

When: April 8th
Where: Online
Cost: $55

Melissa Febos: In Praise of the Confessional

Melissa Febos is giving a Word Works lecture with Hugo House all about the power of writing about intimate experiences. If you’re unfamiliar with her, she’s the author of Whip Smart and the essay collection Abandon Me. If you’re into all things literary you definitely won’t want to miss out.

When: April 9th
Where: Online
Cost: $15

Dawn Cerny: Les Choses

This exhibition by Dawn Cerny references the 1965 novel by French author Georges Perec and has to do with desires of material objects both tangible and intangible. The sculptures in the exhibit embody mindscapes and you’ll see lots of everyday objects that you recognize. We definitely recommend checking it out.

When: April 9th-September 26th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Cost: $20-$30

That’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this week. If you decide to get out of the house this week keep in mind that Seattle is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases. So we all need to continue to do our part in limiting the spread, especially while people are getting vaccinated. Have a great week Seattle!