The weekend is here and the sun is setting after 5 pm! Good things and lots of fun are ahead if you’re willing to get out and about. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Seattle Arts & Lectures Presents: Cathy Park Hong with Ijeoma Oluo

Hear from poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong as part of SAL’s Our Existence Beyond Trauma Series. You’ll be able to see her in conversation with Ijeoma Oluo as they discuss history, racialized consciousness in America, and much more. You’ll also hear about Hong’s collection of essays Minor Feelings.

When: January 28th
Where: Online
Cost: $25

Lunar New Year at Lucky Envelope Brewing

Head to the Lucky Envelope Brewing tasting Room to celebrate the Lunar New Year. You’ll be able to enjoy exciting beer releases, red envelope giveaways, Year of the Water Tiger merch, food trucks, and more.

When: January 28th & 29th
Where: 907 NW 50th St

Wing Luke Museum: Lunar New Year Fair

This free event takes place at the Chong Wa Playfield. It’s an afternoon of fun with the Wing Luke Museum featuring Lunar New Year-themed storytimes, interactive Lion Dance Talks, take-and-go craft activities, and opportunities to connect with community organizations.

When: January 29th
Where: 522 7th Ave S

Seattle Science Night: An Evening of Drunken Experiments

Do you have the urge to go mad scientist mode after a few brews? Well, there’s an event perfect for you happening this weekend. Head over to Hales Ales for a science experiment extravaganza. You’ll be able to have fun with dozens of different experiments to try.

When: January 29th
Where: 4301 Leary Way NW
Cost: $26

Raised Doughnuts and Cakes

In honor of Lunar New Year Raised is creating beautiful glazed mochi doughnuts and a brown sugar shortbread tiger cookie. You can only snag these items by pre-ordering so be sure to hop online and place your orders while you can.

When: January 29th & 30th
Where: 1101 23rd Ave

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Buy a new book at one of Seattle’s best bookstores

Looking to escape the real world for a bit? Pick up a new book from one of Seattle’s best bookstores. From fiction to sci-fi and more these bookstores have you covered. Some even offer unique pairings like wine or subscription services.

Where: See our picks above

Paper Dialogues: The Dragon and Our Stories

This unique exhibition at the National Nordic Museum is an artistic collaboration between Bit Vejle and Xiaoguang Qiao. The two explore the papercutting traditions of both Danish and Chinese cultures creating a truly unique exhibit. It’s only on through January so be sure to check it out while you can.

When: Until January 31st
Where: 2655 NW Market St
Cost: $20

Check out what’s leaving Netflix this February

Have some favorites that you watch on Netflix? Well, there are a few titles leaving next month so you may want to check out the list and see if you need to binge your favorites before they’re gone for good. Or you can plan ahead and check the new Netflix additions.

Where: Check the link above to learn more

Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings

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 to 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
Cost: Free

Eat at a new restaurant

Looking to eat out this month? You’re in luck because it turns out there are several new restaurants to check out in Seattle. From tacos to Peruvian food to bars, we’ve got you covered with plenty of delicious options.

Where: Click above to see our picks

What are you waiting for? Get out there and treat yourself to some fun, we’ll catch you back here next week.