Welcome to the third week of January, Seattle! From Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to Cirque du Soleil, it is a busy week in Seattle, with lots to check out. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Seattle this week.

King Day 2024

Start your week at the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) as they host its first Interrupting Privilege Museum Exhibition on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

According to the CCDE, the “exhibition will feature Interrupting Privilege through an immersive mixed-media exhibit where attendees learn the history and methodology of Interrupting Privilege and have the unique opportunity to listen to recorded dialogues from the Interrupting Privilege catalog as we honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. together.”

When: Monday, January 15th
Where: Northwest African American Museum, 2300 South Massachusetts Stree
Cost: By donation

Free National Park Day

January is full of opportunities to get outdoors. You can also enjoy free entrance at Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier. While the parks may be busy on this day, don’t miss a chance to get outdoors for free in honour of  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

When: Monday, January 15th
Where: National Parks
Cost: Free

PacSci Taproom

On Wednesday, you can tap into science and the art of brewing with tastings from a select few of Seattle’s top breweries.

Visit PacSci after hours and be immersed in our Planetarium, visit The Tropical Butterfly House, experience live Science Demos, get dazzled with laser shows, all while enjoying local breweries.

Participating breweries include: Stillwater, Métier Brewing, and Fast Fashion Brewing.

When: Wednesday, January 17th
Where:  Pacific Science Centre, 200 2nd Ave N
Cost: $30+

Corteo by Cirque du Soleil

The internationally acclaimed production of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo is coming to Seattle and you won’t want to miss it.

Filled with baroque circus acts, whimsical costumes and characters, and beautiful music, the story of Corteo unfolds from the perspective of Mauro the clown, who envisions his own burial amidst a carnival atmosphere and attended by tender angels, according to the Cirque du Soleil website.

When: Wednesday, January 17th to Saturday, January 20th
Where: Climate Pledge Arena

Dinosaur Jr.

Beloved American rock band Dinosaur Jr. is coming to Seattle’s Neptune Theatre to play a mix of tunes both newish and old.

When: Thursday, January 18th
Where: 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $74

Taste of The Rhône Winemaker Dinner

It’s a new year, so why not try something new and shake up your dinner plans. This intimate Winemaker Dinner features Xavier Vignon’s wines, a standout from the Rhône Valley in France.

The dinner will have you savoring the charm of Xavier Vignon’s exceptional wines paired with a five-course culinary experience from Chef Potvin that captures the essence of Southern France.

When: Thursday, January 18th
Where: Maximilien, 81a Pike Street
Cost: $139

Fact & Fiction: The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring

Love The Lord of The Rings? We know we do. This week, you can check out a screening of the first film in the Lord of the Rings series, along with a lightning lecture on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Nordic and Norse inspirations. Costumes are welcome!

When: Thursday, January 18th
Where:  National Nordic Museum,2655 NW Market Street
Cost: $4-$8

The Moth StorySLAM

On the first Thursday of each month, Seattleites can check out the Moth StorySLAM. Each month has a different story theme so you’ll experience something new and truly unique each time.

When: First Thursday of every month
Where: 4272 Fremont Ave N
Cost: $15

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

The Harry Potter experience has more than 20 touchpoints of hands-on magical activity, including “games, exploration, sensory activations, and more.” Your journey begins at the iconic 4 Privet Drive where you’ll explore the Dursley’s living room and eventually be whisked away on a boat as you cross the Great Lake to arrive at Hogwarts.

When: On now until May 12th, 2024
Where: The Shops at The Bravern, 11111 NE 8th St, Bellevue, WA
Cost: $29 for adults, $22.50 for children 9 and under

Comedian Alex Moffat – From NBC’s SNL

Want some laughs on Friday? A breakout performer on SNL, Alex Moffat succeeded Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on SNL, and he is best known for his impersonations.

Currently filming The Bear opposite Jeremy Allen White, don’t miss him this week.

When: Friday, January 19th, 2024
Where: Laughs Comedy Club, 5220 Roosevelt Way Northeast
Cost: $25+