Things To Do

10 socially-distant things to do in Seattle this week (February 22-26)

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Just like that folks we’re already down to the last week of February! Man, time flies, doesn’t it? Anyway, we’re ready to have some fun this week in and around Seattle and we hope you are too. As always, here are 10 socially distant things to do in Seattle this week.

African American Political Thought: A Collected History

This event is the celebration of the new book “African American Political Thought: A Collected History”. This book gives an” unprecedented philosophical history of thinkers from the African American community and African diaspora”. So at the event, you’ll be able to hear from book editors and contributors on a variety of subjects.

When: February 23rd
Where: Online
Cost: Free

The Business of Photography with Tony Gale

Are you a photographer looking to make your passion your career? Well, Glazers is back with another one of their great live series to help you do just that. You’ll get to hear from Sony Artisan Tony Gale who is “an award-winning NYC-based editorial, corporate and advertising photographer”.

When: February 24th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Wellness Wednesday

We all get a little burnt out mid-week. So if that’s you, you can always check out this guided mindfulness and mediation session from the comfort of your own home. After all, we could probably all use a little more chill in our lives.

When: February 24th
Where: Online
Cost: $15

Life/Figure Drawing with Claire Donaldson

Maybe you need an artistic outlet this week. If that’s the case you can check out this online figure drawing course that uses photo references and timed sections. The class is taught by Claire Donaldson and is open to people of all skill levels.

When: February 24th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Ruth Wilson Gilmore In Conversation: “Making Abolition Geographies” 2021

Ruth Wilson Gilmore will be joined by scholars and community organizers to discuss the importance of decarceration. Additionally, you’ll hear about topics like community-based approaches to generating well-being and addressing harm”. So check this out if you’re looking for an informative talk.

When: February 25th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

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Intro to Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest

If you’re looking to gain new knowledge this week you can always check out this intro to mushrooms of the PNW class from Salish Mushrooms. You’ll learn about types of mushrooms, where to go and what to bring. So check it out if you’re into all things fungi.

When: February 25th
Where: Online
Cost: $20.99

Pottery Northwest Speaks

At this event, you’ll hear from sculpture artists Tip Toland, Patti Warashina, and Richard Notkin. You’ll learn all about their narrative practices and how they relate to current events. You’ll also hear their thoughts on being artists during a pandemic.

When: February 26th
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Toi Derricotte at SAL

This month, Seattle Arts and Lectures presents “award-winning poet, educator, and Cave Canem co-founder Toi Derricotte”. You’ll hear her speak on multiple topics like racism, motherhood, violence, identity, and more. Plus it’s all online so you can safely enjoy the event from home.

When: February 26th
Where: Online
Cost: $20+

Frye Boren Banner Series

This is a new initiative from the Frye Art Museum to showcase artists from the Pacific Northwest. Each piece is displayed on a massive 16×20 banner on the East facade of the museum for all to see. So if you want to check out some art you can visit and see Marilyn Montufar’s piece Ronnie and Cleveland (2006).

When: Until April 11th
Where: 704 Terry Avenue
Cost: Free

Go for a scenic drive

Finally, if you just want to get out of the house consider checking out our picks for the best scenic drives near Seattle. And let us just tell you, there are a lot. So you can even add one new destination a week if you’re really feeling it.

Where: Click above to see our picks.

Okay folks that’s what we have for you to check out in Seattle this week. If you get out there be sure to wear your masks and wash your hands. After all, the pandemic is still happening and we need to do our best in keeping each other safe. Have a great week!