Things To Do

8 things to do in Seattle this week (November 16-20)

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It’s a new week and it’s starting to feel like winter is coming for real. But all that means is that it’s a good time to start getting in the holiday spirit! So, despite us being locked down a bit more for the next little while, there are plenty of fun (and safe) things you can do at home and around town this week! With that in mind, here are 8 things to do in Seattle this week.

Check out a holiday market

If you’re looking to get started on some holiday shopping or just want to add some holiday spirit to your home then you should check out one of these markets. After all, they’re happening throughout the end of the year and you can plan out all of your shopping ahead of time.

Paramount Pop-Up Donor Center

Yes, here’s another opportunity to see the Paramount theatre behind closed doors for a great cause. And that is donating blood! So if you’re able to donate we highly urge you to do so. After all, it’s a great way to give back this time of year.

When: November 16
Where: 911 Pine St
Cost: Free


If you’re a big fan of zoo lights then you need to check out this new festival at the Woodland Park Zoo. This year they’re switching things up with some pretty amazing looking lanterns. And we have a feeling people of all ages will love this event.

When: Through January 17, 2021
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $28.95 for adults; $23.95 children 3-12; free for 0-2

Yaa Gyasi at SAL

As you know, we love Seattle Arts & Lectures events. And this month you can hear from author Yaa Gyasi, the author of Homegoing. So you can learn about her new book, Transcendent Kingdom, which “is a powerful, raw, intimate, deeply layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama”.

When: November 16
Where: Online
Cost: $10+

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POP+ Hip Hop: Celebrating The Queens

MOPOP has “a month of programs, performances, artifacts, and panel discussions” honoring the role of womxn in Hip Hop. So if you’re a fan of the genre and want to support the womxn of the industry you should check out this event. After all, there’s a lot to learn.

When: November 16-20
Where: Online
Cost: Free

Growing Groceries: Soil and Compost

If you’re a big fan of gardening then you won’t want to miss this class. Because you’ll learn all about the basics of soil science and creating the perfect compost for your garden. So if you’re looking to have a happy and healthy garden in 2021, you might just want to check this out.

When: November 18
Where: Online
Cost: $5

Cider Summit Seattle

You can enjoy not one but two, to-go cider festivals! The Cider Summit Seattle has a Harvest & Holiday kit and a Pommeau & Dessert Cider kit. And you’ll also get access to the virtual tasting event when you purchase your kit!

When: November 20-25
Where: Online
Cost: $59.50+

A socially-distanced public display of Robyn Jordan’s Covid-19 Comics

Let’s face it, this year has been weird for everyone. So if you’re in need of some comic relief or COVID-related realness, you might just want to check out this show. Because it also just so happens to be all outdoors so that you can safely enjoy it.

When: Through January 3, 2021
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free

Okay, folks, that’s what we have for you to do in Seattle this week. We hope that you’re ready to have a great week and try something new. So get out there and have some fun, we’ll catch you back here this weekend.