Things To Do

26 of the best things to do in Seattle this February

Via DROELOE on Facebook

It may still be winter, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t things to do. In fact, Seattle has some pretty fun things coming up in February that you probably don’t want to miss! From food to the arts, we have you covered. Here are 15 of the best things to do in Seattle this February.

Festivals and Events

NT Live: ‘Fleabag’

You’ve probably heard about Fleabag at this point, but if not, this stage show by Phoebe Waller-Bridge is about a mad young woman trying to make sense of life. It inspired the Emmy-nominated TV show of the same name. And you can watch it broadcast live from London on select dates!

When: Showtimes Sunday, February 2 through Sunday, February 16
Where: SIFF Film Center, 305 Harrison St
Cost: $20

Trixie Mattel 2020 

The real barbie dream girl or shall we say, queen. Trixie Mattel will make you laugh harder than you probably thought possible. Don’t miss her.

When: Wednesday, February 5
Where: Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave
Cost: $37

Flannel Formal

No plans for Valentine’s Day? You might as well get super cozy at the Flannel Formal, which is described as an all-white party but make it flannel. All we can say is that it sounds nice and soft!

When: Friday, February 14
Where: 115 Bell St
Cost: $35

CatVideoFest 2020

You might be a crazy cat person and if you aren’t, we bet you know someone who is. This is the perfect fun, light-hearted event to distract yourself from the gloomy weather.

When: Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23
Where: SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N
Cost: $11 and up

Arts & Music

Laser Opera

When was the last time you went to a laser show? Have you ever been? Either way, Seattle Center still does laser shows all the time and they’re pretty dang fun. This month you can hear Daniel Schnyder’s jazzy opera about legendary bebop artist Charlie Parker paired with laser choreography.

When: Saturday, February 1
Where: Laser Dome at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave E
Cost: $10

Global Citizen 

We’ll bet you never thought you could make your own movie. These filmmakers have challenged that notion by creating films shot on smartphones. Oh, and the films are three minutes or less, so trust us, you have enough time to enjoy them!

When: Through Saturday, February 22
Where: Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA), 114 Third Avenue S
Cost: Free

Aaron Fowler: 2019 Knight | Lawrence Prize Winner

Fowler’s larger-than-life works include paintings, sculptures, and installations. They’re made from everyday discarded items sourced from the artist’s local surroundings in LA and St. Louis. Some items you might see include cotton balls, security gates, afro wigs, hair weaves, broken mirrors, djellabas (wut?), sand, broken-down movie sets, found car parts, ropes, lights, and much more.

When: Throughout February
Where: Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave
Cost: $19.99

Concerts

Sarah McLachlan

Well, we had no idea she was still touring. Alas, here we are.

When: Sunday, February 2
Where: Benaroya Hall, 200 University St
Cost: Varies

Sinead O’Connor

Okay, so before you get angry with us, we’ll let you know this concert is technically sold out. We say technically because there are always people reselling tickets. So if you’re willing to pay a little extra to hear “Nothing Compares 2 U” live, then we salute you.

When: Tuesday, February 4
Where: The Neptune Theatre, 1303 Northeast 45th St
Cost: Varies

Young Dolph & Key Glock

Young Dolph came on the scene with grim club bangers and cold punch lines, turning himself into a local hero via a series of mixtapes before breaking nationwide around 2014. He’s still up and coming, and you’ll probably have a lot of fun at this concert!

When: Wednesday, February 5
Where: The Showbox, 1426 First Ave
Cost: $36

Violent Femmes 

Everyone loves the song “Blister in the Sun”, and this is one of your chances to see it and many other great songs live. Seriously, when is the next time you’ll get to see the Violent Femmes live? Don’t miss this.

When: Sunday, February 9
Where: Moore Theatre, 1932 2nd Ave
Cost: $72 and up

Sango

Sango is a self-proclaimed ‘beatmaker’, which is a fancy way of saying that it’s really hard to categorize his production style. Well, luckily for him we know one word that’s fitting- revolutionary. Listen to his most recent project with Xavier Omar if you’re skeptical. Oh yeah, he also did the drums for Frank Ocean’s “In My Room”.

When: Tuesday, February 11
Where: Neumos, 925 E. Pike St
Cost: $22 and up

Dr. Dog 

Dr. Dog was started by a group of friends and it reflects in their music. This show will truly be funky fresh and you can expect a light show with lots of humor. It will be good vibes all around.

When: Friday, February 14
Where: The Neptune Theatre, 1303 Northeast 45th St
Cost: $69 and up

Metronomy

If you like electronic music you’ll love Metronomy. They’ve been around the block and have proven themselves time and time again. This show will give a mix of new and old hits that will have you jamming all night long.

When: Monday, February 17
Where: The Showbox, 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $39 and up

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

It’s too bad this show isn’t happening on the 1st of the month- get it? It’s pretty safe to say Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American classic. This Cleveland rap group is well-loved and sure to give you a night you won’t forget. We might even say this is our number one pick for Seattle concerts in February.

When: Friday, February 21
Where: The Showbox, 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $60 and up

Death Cab for Cutie

What a throwback to high school this one is. Go get in your feels and try not to be too reminded of the time your crush broke up with you, okay?

When: Monday, February 24
Where: The Showbox, 1246 1st Ave
Cost: $59

DROELOE

This Dutch DJ has been making fans go crazy with multi-layered electronic jams, and it’s your turn to get groovy. It’s sure to be one of the coolest sets you’ve seen in awhile, so don’t miss it!

When: Thursday, February 27
Where: The Showbox, 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $20

Chastity Belt

Talk about some tongue in cheek, real, relatable music. Chastity Belt is all about remaining present and their music will remind you of all the good, funny, and sometimes hard parts of being an adult.

When: Friday, February 28
Where: Neumos, 925 E. Pike St
Cost: $20

Food and Drink

Eden Hill’s Third Annual Super Bowl Burger Pop-Up

Eden Hill’s inventive chef Maximillian Petty will serve four burgers for the big day: the “Kansas City”, the “San Francisco”, the “Superfan”, and the “Big Max”. Considering how delicious Eden Hill is, you know it’ll be good.

When: Sunday, February 2
Where: Eden Hill, 2209 Queen Anne Ave N
Cost: $20

Seafood from the PNW 

At this class, you’ll gather in the Atrium Kitchen at Pike Place Market to explore and taste fresh, local ingredients like shellfish, mingling with sides of king salmon, Alaskan halibut, scallops, and crab. Dang, you’re going to be the belle of the summer BBQ after this one.

When: Friday, February 7
Where: Atrium Kitchen, 93 Pike Street
Cost: $75

Alki Oyster Fest

The PNW has the best oysters, and this event is here to showcase that! This year features delicious oyster selections from Hama Hama, Baywater Shellfish Company, Taylor Shellfish, Chelsea Farms, and Olympia Oyster Company. You can complement your dish with a frosty microbrew or wine by the glass from West Seattle Brewing Company, Alki Beach Pub, and Harry’s Beach House. Oh and, net proceeds going to Puget Sound Restoration Fund. It doesn’t get much better than that!

When: Sunday, February 16
Where: West Seattle Brewing Co, 2600 Alki Avenue Southwest
Cost: $45 and up

Seattle Cake Con & Dessert Showcase

Sweet tooth? Us too. You can expect to explore cake, ice cream, chocolate, macarons, doughnuts, and other sweets at this event. Oh, and you can enter decorating competitions, watch live demonstrations, and chat with experts of various dessert disciplines!

When: Sunday, February 16 and Monday, February 17
Where: Block 41, 115 Bell St
Cost: $25

Sports

Superbowl Party at Dottie’s 

Superbowl in a trailer? Count us in. This event promises food and drinks specials, game sound, 2 giant TVs and 1 humungous flat screen. It sound’s a lot more fun than your family’s Superbowl party.

When: Sunday, February 2
Where: Dottie’s Double Wide, 9609 16th Ave SW
Cost: Free

Cupid’s Undie Run 

Start this event off with music, drinks, and mingling, then lace up your sneakers for a “mile-ish” run followed by a dance party. All proceeds will benefit neurofibromatosis research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation. And, uh, dress to impress! AKA, wear your cutest/comfiest underwear.

When: Saturday, February 8
Where: Ballroom, 456 N 36th St
Cost: $40

My Better Half Marathon

Maybe you’ve been training this winter or maybe you’ve been a Netflix potato. Whatever the case may be, wanna do a half marathon? Come on, we know you do.

When: Sunday, February 9
Where: Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S
Cost: $54 and up

Chilly Hilly

Hmm, okay, if you haven’t hopped on your bike all winter you probably don’t want to try this. But we won’t stop you! This race involves hopping the ferry to Bainbridge Island to bike a 33-mile bike route. Summer bod, here we come.

When: Sunday, February 23
Where: Pyramid Alehouse – Seattle, 1201 1st Ave S
Cost: $45

Ok, folks, that’ll do it for the month of February. Going to get active with those marathons and bike races? Or you know, just savor those food events? Whatever floats your boat, we support you and we hope you enjoy all the great things to do in Seattle this February!

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