Welcome to February in Seattle! It may still be cold and a little gloomy but at least we have longer days to look forward to. That being said, there’s a lot to do this month, something for almost every day.
Here are 28 of the best things to do in Seattle this February
Early 2010’s pop star Marina is coming to Seattle this February. Her newest tour is taking the tunes of her fifth album statewide. Jam to your old favorites as well as some new songs at this lively concert.
When: February 7th
Where: 911 Pine St
Rapper Wale needs no introduction and if you want to get your February off to a high-energy start you might as well go see him live. You’ll be able to jam to all your old favorite tunes and have a great evening of dancing and jamming.
When: February 8th
Where: 1426 1st Ave
Dan Snaith aka Caribou returns to Seattle with his new studio album Suddenly. You’ll be able to see him and opener Ela Minus perform at the Showbox SoDo. Expect a night of warm tunes examining what matters most in life.
When: February 20th
Where: 1700 1st Ave S
Ready to relive February 2nd again and again and again? Well, enjoy a good ol’ rewatch of the 1993 classic starring Bill Murray. It’s aptly playing until February 2nd so you might as well partake in the tradition.
When: Until February 2nd
Where: 1411 21st Ave
While not a film in itself, RG Pro Workshops are an opportunity to learn and get involved in film. These workshops are catered towards giving “young and emerging filmmakers training on the fundamentals of film.” From learning how to use gear to filmmaking fundamentals there are several workshops to participate in this month.
When: Throughout February
Where: Virtual & In-Person
Cost: Suggested registration fee of $100
Arts & Culture
This is SAL’s first free community event of the year and is highlighting Derecka Purnell, author of Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. You’ll also be able to hear from Dr. Robin D. G. Kelley, a widely published American historian and one of MCF’s 2021 Freedom Scholars.
When: February 3rd
Lauren Halsey’s show is the Seattle Art Museums’ next upcoming exhibition. Her work “spans sculpture, installation, and architecture, including site-specific projects, particularly in the South Central neighborhood of Los Angeles.” Further, “her work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class.”
When: February 4th-July 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
This is the first major US retrospective of PNW-raised photographer Imogen Cunningham’s work. You’ll see “portraits of artists, musicians, and Hollywood stars; elegant flower and plant studies; poignant street pictures; and groundbreaking nudes”. It’s sure to be a beautiful show.
When: Until February 6th
Where: 1300 First Ave
Al-Hadid’s work explores the interplay between the female body and the European art canon. The exhibition is showing sculptural works ranging from 2010-2021. If you’re looking to see new sculptural works this is for you!
When: Until February 6th
Where: 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St
This 21+ event is taking place at Magnuson’s Hangar 30. You’ll be able to enjoy 100 local vintage, makers and purveyors. Also on site will be food trucks, covered outdoor areas, and two cocktail bars featuring Seattle’s top DJs.
When: February 12th
Where: 6310 NE 74th St
This piece is outside, it’s free to visit and you can do so at pretty much any time of day. Plus Wechsler’s new piece explores the history of Seattle’s own First Hill. The artist consulted the Burke Museum and members of the Duwamish Tribe in order to create a photograph that represents the ecological history of the area.
When: Until April 17th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Explore BAM’s juried exhibition which focuses on the work of established and emerging Northwest artists, craftspeople, and designers, with an emphasis on new work. This year’s biennial focuses on specific fields and areas of studies within the realm of art, craft, and design.
When: Until April 24th
Where: 510 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA
Each first Saturday Kremwerk puts on SIN, a fetish, EBM, and industrial night. You can expect fetish performances, drinks, and dancing. Additionally, you can see features by Seattle Shibari and professional photography by Jason Renek. If you’re looking for something new, this might just be worth checking out.
When: First Saturday of each month
Where: 1809 Minor Ave #10
Each week on Tuesday you can attend a drag happy hour at Chop Suey. You’ll be able to watch drag icon Jane Don’t and three of Seattle’s other premiere drag beauties do their thing. It’s sure to be the most fun you’ve had at a happy hour in a while.
Where: 1325 E Madison St
During this exhibit, guests will be able to explore the “Hockey Science Lab,” where you can test your hockey knowledge through hands-on interactive activities on a scaled-down replica rink and test things like reaction time, speed, balance, coordination, and power all of which are crucial to the game of hockey. Additionally, you can explore a hockey locker room full of the game’s biggest stars.
When: Until February 27th, 2022
Where: 200 2nd Ave N
If you’ve ever wanted to see behind-the-scenes images of your favorite hip-hop artists, this exhibit is for you. MoPOP’s newest exhibit, Contact High allows visitors to see over 170 images of hip hop’s most influential artists like Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Queen Latifah, Tupac, and more. See four decades of photography, from the late 70s to today, documenting a revolution across different aspects of life.
When: Tuesday-Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Where: 325 Fifth Ave N
Cost: $30 – $32.50
The beloved Silent Reading Party is back in person if you’d like to have the experience of reading amongst strangers inside of 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
Cirque du Soleil’s captivating magic is returning to Redmond’s Marymoor Park. The traveling circus’ newest performance is a classic Cirque du Soleil show reimagined for a new generation with intricate costumes and an array of sounds and genres. It’s a must-see experience for those of you who have missed live performances.
When: Until March 13th
Where: 6046 West Lake Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond, WA
Now that the new year has come and gone, folks are looking towards the next big holiday, Valentine’s Day. Can Can’s newest show is a rose-colored soirée to remember, an original Parisian-inspired production. Like their other shows, you’ll also be able to sip on lavish libations and nosh on delectable delicacies while watching the performers work their magic.
When: Until May 1st
Where: 94 Pike St
Food & Drink
Field to Table takes place throughout February with a new menu every single day. Some of the featured chefs include Mel Miranda of Musang, Kristi Brown of Communion, and Maximillian Petty of Eden Hill. Menu items’ ingredients are diverse, ranging from foraged mushrooms to wagyu beef to heirloom citrus.
When: February 1st-20th
Where: 800 Occidental Avenue South
Cost: $109+ per person
Dough Joy’s Capitol Hill store opened its doors in January to a perfectly pink interior with a minimalistic design so that you can focus on choosing your donut. Because when there are so many options, it’s hard to choose. You’ll find all your old favorite donut flavors, as well as some new ones.
Where: 1316 E Pike St
Hours: Thursday-Sunday 8 am until sold out
Bainbridge Island’s Ba Sa is celebrating Tết with a special menu featuring Banh Tet (sticky rice stuffed with pork belly and mung bean), Thit Kho Mang (braised pork belly with bamboo shoots), and Salt Steamed Chicken with ginger scallion oil. The traditional lion dance to bring prosperity and good luck for the year will take place on Sunday, February 6 at 1:30 pm.
When: February 2nd-6th
Where: 101 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA
The 25th annual Tết festival is taking place at Seattle Center’s Armory this February. It’s a two-day celebration of Vietnamese New Year full of art, food, music, and traditions. This year it’s happening in a hybrid format with both online and in-person events.
When: February 12th & 13th
Where: 305 Harrison St
A new month means tons of new additions. February’s Netflix additions are a mix of new originals and some old favorites. While it may not be as big as January’s additions it’s still well worth checking out. You can also see what’s leaving Netflix in February as well.
For those of you that love the Silent Reading Party but are more comfortable at home, you can still enjoy the virtual version. You’ll also get to hear piano tunes from pianist Paul Matthew Moore as you read amongst strangers over zoom.
When: Every Wednesday
Have you been wanting to drive down the West Coast? Why not make your trip a little more lively by staying at a themed hotel? From romantic suites to pirate-themed bedrooms, we’ve found several hotels worth checking out.
Where: See our picks above
Look, it’s cold, it’s winter, the idea of going outside is not ideal, we get it. But that being said, if you are going to get out in the world you might as well go big. Why not take a hike? Washington has a ton of them and we’ve found some of the best to help you have the most memorable winter yet.
Where: See our picks above
Why not take a day trip? There are tons of places that you can visit around the state within just a few hours of Seattle. Whether you want to explore the great outdoors, shop, dine or simply get out of the house, we have some ideas for you.
Where: See our picks above
With that, have a great February and we’ll see you back here in March!