Welcome to the first full week of June, Seattle. If you’re ready to start 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.

Larry June

June is a charismatic rapper hailing from San Francisco, California. With his laid-back flow and witty wordplay, he has garnered a dedicated following. Known for his smooth delivery and entrepreneurial spirit, Larry June’s music encapsulates the essence of West Coast vibes, full of feel-good energy.

When: June 5th
Where: 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $112+

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an iconic New York City rock band that is of course emblematic of the early 2000s. Led by the charismatic Karen O, their dynamic sound merges punk, art rock, and indie pop. Known for their electrifying live performances and infectious hits like “Maps” and “Heads Will Roll,” the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have left an indelible mark on the alternative music scene and our brains.

When: June 7th
Where:  6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA
Cost: $64+

Walk through a local garden

Whether it’s a day off, after work, or somewhere in between, it never hurts to take a stroll. Seattle has tons of amazing public parks and gardens waiting for you to explore.

The Welcome: An Open Mic

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.

When: Mondays
Where: 4900 Rainier Ave S
Cost: Free/Varies

Theo Chocolate x Fremont Mischief Distillery: Chocolate & Whiskey Pairing

Theo Chocolate Factory and Fremont Mischief Distillery are neighbors so it only makes sense that the two do a tasting together. During the multi-course event, you’ll “discover the flavors, notes, and textures of locally sourced Pacific Northwest whiskey” and try Theo chocolate sourced from the Democratic Republic.

When: June 8th
Where: 132 N Canal St
Cost: $75+

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Play some after work mini put

When was the last time you went to a local range and played some mini put? 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.

Three Sacks Full Dinner Pop-Up

This local pop-up restaurant features a menu largely based on vegetables and grains. Every two weeks you can try an original menu with organic produce grown on the pop-up’s farm in the Snoqualmie Valley. Other ingredients not grown on the farm are always sourced from farms across Washington and Oregon.

When: Every two weeks
Where: Varies by pick-up date
Cost: Varies by dish

Food Truck Fest

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
Cost: Varies

Capitol Hill Art Walk

A digital map allows you to pick and choose where you stop on the Capitol Hill Art Walk. Stop by small galleries, local businesses, and more on this monthly art walk.

When: Second Thursday of every month
Where: Capitol Hill
Cost: Free

Silent Reading Party: In-Person

The beloved Silent Reading Party is back in person if you’d like to have the experience of reading amongst strangers inside the beautiful Hotel Sorrento. Keep in mind there is a $20 food and drink minimum on top of your ticket price.

When: First Wednesday of each month
Where: 900 Madison St
Cost: $8-$40

Enjoy all of the things to do in Seattle, and have a great week!