If you’re ready to start the third full week of the month off on a high note there’s plenty to do and see, from live performances to concerts, eats, shopping, and more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.
This Juneteenth event celebrates 50 years of hip-hop history, fashion, and sound at MoPOP. The event also showcases the new pop-up exhibit My Mic Sounds Nice: Hip-Hop Feminism in History, unveils MoPOP’s Online Hip-Hop Collection Vault, and features panels with Sha-Rock, DJ Lady Love, and Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest. It’s a chance to dance, celebrate and learn.
When: June 19th
Where: 325 5th Ave N
Each Monday you can check out an open mic hosted by Evan Flory-Barnes. The open mic is welcome to singers/songwriters, instrumentalists, poets, thespians, emcees, comedians, or any individual wanting to share something on the heart.
Where: 4900 Rainier Ave S
We told you, June is full of icons. Jackson needs no introduction, her decades-long career has established her as a dominant force in pop music. Known for her powerful vocals and electrifying performances, Janet has left an indelible mark on the industry. Her hits like “Rhythm Nation” and “Together Again” showcase her versatility and undeniable talent, solidifying her status as a pop music legend.
When: June 21st
Where: 334 1st Ave N
Join Gender Justice League co-founders Danni Askini and Elayne Wylie for a discussion on transgender and gender-diverse activism in Washington State. Learn about our region’s role in the expansion of rights and safety for trans and gender-diverse people nationally and historically.
When: June 21st
Where: 860 Terry Ave N
Capitol Hill Queer/Pride Festival is the largest 21+ music and arts Pride festival in the Pacific Northwest that features both national and hyper-local artists. That includes musicians, drag queens, burlesque dancers, and more. This year’s festival will take place on June 23rd-25th in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.
When: June 23rd-25th
Where: Capitol Hill
Seattle hosted the 1962 worlds fair, showing visitors a glimpse into the future. A new exhibit at the Teal Building is once again asking – what does a city of the future look like? The exhibit featuring 43 local artists explores what a city of the future looks like here in the PNW.
When: Until June 25th
Where: 1533 Boylston Ave
Cost: $10 – $25
When was the last time you went to a local range and played some mini putt? Seattle has many spots to put your golf skills to the test. Of course, we’ve created a list of some of the best spots for you to enjoy.
If you have camping plans soon and are scrambling to find gear, why not rent it? Seattle has its own community peer-to-peer gear rental marketplace and you can find almost everything you need. Or you can also go to a local shop if needed.
Food Truck Fest invites you to spice up your lunch with a mini food court of options. Five local trucks will take over the park on the last Wednesday of each month. Beyond eats, you can enjoy free live music and games for the perfect lunchtime break.
When: Until August 30th
Where: Westlake Park
West Seattle’s Lula just opened a brand new location in SODO. You’ll find espresso drinks, eats, and much more at the new outpost. What’s more, you have the option of stopping in, using the drive-through, or even ordering your coffee for delivery.
Where: 3100 Airport Way S
Hours: Monday–Saturday 6 AM–7 PM, Sunday 7 AM–6 PM
Enjoy everything to do in Seattle, and have a great week!