Welcome to the last full week of the month, folks! As spring inches nearer and nearer and the sun shines for longer each day, there is more and more to check out around the city. So here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.
The MOHAI’s newest exhibition celebrates the Black and Tan Club which existed on 12th and Jackson until 1966. The club “hosted legendary musical acts and local bands for patrons of all races as one of the first interracial establishments in Seattle. To honor the influential history of Seattle’s early Black jazz scene, artist Bonnie Hopper created oil paintings of the renowned musicians who played at the nightclub.”
When: Until February 21st
Where: 860 Terry Ave N
Looking to start the week on a rocking note? Why not see early 2000s band The War on Drugs, it’s probably been a while since you’ve listened to their music and they have a new album from 2021. So give them a chance.
When: February 21st & 22nd
Where: 911 Pine St
Want to watch a movie? Try switching things up with some live theatre instead. Intiman Theatre is putting on The Mystery of Irma Vep, a Penny Dreadful-style sci-fi frolic with plenty of camp comedy. Don’t miss out folks!
When: Until February 27th
Where: 1524 Harvard Ave
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
We know that most of you are probably very ready for winter to be over. The good news is that winter ends in just a bit over a month. Now that being said, it also means that some of the best winter activities you can partake in will be a thing of the past until next year. From hiking to exploring towns there are a few things you don’t want to miss out on until next season.
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
Seattle’s Freeway Park has a brand new way to interact with it. Artists Hannah Simmons and Leah Crosby have created place-based audio installations that “offer a full sensory experience that guides the listener through a series of prompts and asks them to reconsider the limitations of body, place, and memory.”
When: Until May 1st
Where: Freeway Park, Sixth Ave and Seneca St
If you’re all about local breweries then you’ll be delighted to know that Seattle actually has two relatively new breweries. Ladd & Lass Brewing and Wheelie Pop Brewing are newcomers who are not be ignored. Looks like you have two new places to grab drinks this week.
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: Until July 17th
Where: 1300 First Ave
The Frye is showcasing work from local “gay folk artist” Jeffry Mitchell. This show highlights his work with lotus bulbs and is sure to be one of the better shows that you see this year. Think bright bright, happy and fun pieces.
When: Until July 24th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Have a great week Seattle!