Welcome to the first full week in March! It is exciting to think of flowers blossoming soon, and longer days! Until then, we can head out and check out these things to do in Seattle this week. Have a good one!

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International Women’s Day

Head to the Discovery Center for a free, inspiring event in celebration of International Women’s Day featuring a powerful keynote address, networking, and creative exploration. Be sure to RSVP in advance.

When:  Tuesday, March 5th, 2024
Where:  440 Fifth Ave. N.
Cost: Free

Live at the Laser Dome: KEXP DJ in Residence

Live at the Laser Dome: KEXP DJ in Residence includes a DJ residency program where KEXP DJs will create unique musical laser experiences in PacSci’s Laser Dome, according to the event page.

Sounds like a magical way to spend a Wednesday.

When: Wednesday, March 6th, 2025
Where:  200 2nd Ave N
Cost:  $15

Sponsored pick: Free First Thursday at the Holocaust Center for Humanity

If you’re interested in history, archives, and stories of local Holocaust survivors, then head on down to the Holocaust Center for Humanity every first Thursday of the month. This Thursday you can expect to see a special pop-up exhibit, enjoy food & drinks, plus try your hand at a unique art project!

When: Thursday, March 7 from 4-7 PM PST
Where: Holocaust Center for Humanity – 2045 2nd Avenue
Cost: FREE

Workout Wednesdays

Fitness-focused Seattleites will be able to attend weekly Workout Wednesdays Winter Fitness Sessions presented by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health which are being hosted at Seattle Center.

Best of all, the classes are drop in so there’s no need to book ahead. The classes being offered are yoga and Zumba both of which are open to all ages and experience levels.

When: Wednesdays now until April 3rd, from 6 PM-7 PM & 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Where: Seattle Center Armory
Cost: Free

Free 1st Thursday Public Tour

The Washington Park Arboretum hosts free public tours on the first Thursday of each month. So kick off your March walking through seasonal themes, collections plants, and learn about the history of the organization.

When: Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Where: The Graham Visitors Center, 2300 Arboretum Drive East
Cost: Free

Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi

Have you had the chance to check out the Candlelight concerts yet? They bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Seattle. This week, you can listen to the music of Joe Hisaishi at Town Hall Seattle.

When: Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Cost:  $69.50+

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Get some spring feels before spring! The Volunteer Park Conservatory is open year-round and is full of beautiful tropical plants. It’s a great place to stroll with a date and enjoy a little peace and quiet in one of Seattle’s best parks.

Besides its usual $6 entrance, there are free days at the Park and they are on the 1st Thursdays and 1st Saturdays of each month.

When: Throughout March, free days on March 7th and 9th
Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Cost: $6

 Climate Pledge Arena Tour

Did you know you can tour the Climate Pledge Arena? “This expertly guided, behind-the-scenes journey tells the rich story and transformation of Climate Pledge Arena, from the 1962 World’s Fair to the $1.15B redevelopment completed in October 2021,” according to the description. And there’s one this week!

When: Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Where:  Climate Pledge Arena
Cost:  $49

Seattle Kraken

Cheer on the home team at Climate Pledge Area this week! The Kraken are home for 10 home games this month, playing teams like the Winnipeg Jets, who are in Seattle this Friday.

When: Friday, March 8th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: Tickets starting at $125

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

The Harry Potter experience has more than 20 touchpoints of hands-on magical activity, including “games, exploration, sensory activations, and more.” Your journey begins at the iconic 4 Privet Drive where you’ll explore the Dursley’s living room and eventually be whisked away on a boat as you cross the Great Lake to arrive at Hogwarts.

When: On now until May 12th, 2024
Where: The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $29 for adults, $22.50 for children 9 and under