It’s the first weekend of the new year meaning it’s the perfect time to get out there and get out of your comfort zone. This weekend you can enjoy dining events, free pinball, live performances, and much more. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this weekend.

Courtney Storer at the Captain Whidbey Inn

Courtney will be at The Captain Whidbey Inn from January 5th-8th, serving up a pre-set menu each night. Guests will be able to enjoy homemade Italian feasts created with friends from Yeti, Gozney, Taylor Shellfish Farms, & La Dive.

When: January 5th-8th
Where: Captain Whidbey Inn 2072 West Capt Whidbey Inn Road Coupeville, WA
Cost: $80 per dinner

NW Pinball Collective Free Play Open House

When was the last time you had the opportunity to play pinball? If you can’t remember, it might just be time to try it out again for a little fun. The NW Pinball Collective has free, open sanctuary access for the public twice in January. You can check out their community and play some free pinball!

When: January 7th
Where: 1120 N 97th St
Cost: Free

The Reader

Have you ever wanted to have a tarot reading enacted right in front of you? Well, The Reader is exactly that, half tarot, half comedy. “The Reader exists at the intersection of Intuition and Creativity.” The event describes itself as a divine improv comedy show and is a fun way to know yourself more fully.

When: Until January 7th
Where: 2505 First Ave
Cost: $15-$22

Candlelight Concerts Seattle

Candlelight Concerts have happened in over 100 cities around the world with more than 3 million attendees. For the Seattle series, there are 10 different concerts being offered with a selection of available dates. Hear renditions of your favorite artists like Radiohead, Taylor Swift, and Coldplay.

When: Until February 14th, 2023
Where: Participating venues
Cost: $30+

Check out a new restaurant

Several restaurants opened in Seattle this past fall and winter and it’s certainly not too late to check them out. After all, eating somewhere different seems like pretty much the perfect intro to trying new things in the new year.

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See what’s new on Netflix

A new month and a new year means new Netflix! If you’re looking to veg after your new year’s plans, streaming your favorite shows and movies is a great idea. Be sure to check out what’s coming to a computer screen near you.

Sip a drink at the Fireside Room

The Fireside Room has everything you need this holiday season, cozy seating, dark ambiance, holiday decor, and even a real crackling fireplace. This year, they’re also serving up some holiday-themed drinks like Cardigans, with butternut squash infused Finlandia Vodka, and Back to December, with Apple Brandy.

Hours: Daily 3 PM-12 PM
Where: 900 Madison St

Artusi Pasta & Wine Night

Sure pasta is easy to make at home but there’s nothing quite like having a really good bowl of pasta at a local restaurant. Artusi happens to have a pasta night each Sunday & Monday where you can score two full-sized pasta entrees and a pre-selected bottle of Italian red or white wine all for $45.

When: Sundays & Mondays
Where: 1535 14th Ave
Cost: $45

Compline Choir

Compline Choir has been sung every Sunday since 1956 at Saint Mark’s Cathedral on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Open to all, the evening choir is a great way to relax and unwind before the start of another week. It’s also a great excuse to have a look inside one of the hill’s most unique buildings.

When: Every Sunday
Where: 1245 10th Ave E
Cost: Free

Plan a winter date

As we look towards winter it’s time to plan some seasonal dates. Whether you’re looking to get cozy or take in all of the holiday goodness, we have you covered.

Have a great weekend!