Welcome to a whole new week folks, ready to start it on a high note? From a Taylor Swift party to 19 cent burgers at Dick’s, here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Life on Thin Ice | National Geographic Live

Kick off the week by hearing behind-the-scenes stories straight from National Geographic’s photographers, scientists, filmmakers, and adventurers live on stage.

The National Geographic Live speaker series is presented by the Seattle Symphony.

When: Monday, January 22nd to Wednesday, January 24th
Where:  Taper Auditorium, 200 University St
Cost:  $25+

Silent Movie Mondays

Or perhaps kick off your week at Silent Movie Mondays, where you can watch Safety Last! (1923).

When: Monday, January 22nd
Where:  The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $12

Dick’s Drive-In 19¢ Burger Days

Iconic local fast food chain Dick’s Drive-In is celebrating its 70th birthday! And to celebrate, it is hosting a special three-day promotion where you can enjoy a cheeseburger or hamburger at 19¢. Here’s where you will find the 19¢ burgers this week:

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Wallingford: 111 N.E. 45th St
  • Broadway: 115 Broadway East
  • Lake City: 12325 30th Ave NE

Wednesday, January 24th

  • Holman Rd: 9208 Holman Road NW
  • Crossroads: 15600 NE 8th St., Suite O-1, Bellevue, WA
  • Federal Way: The Commons at Federal Way, 32048 Pacific Hwy S.

Thursday, January 25th

  • Edmonds: 21910 HWY 99, Edmonds, WA
  • Queen Anne: 500 Queen Anne Ave N.
  • Kent: 24220 Pacific Highway South, Kent, WA

DJ Shadow

Legendary DJ and producer DJ Shadow is coming to Seattle Neptune theatre for an evening of music. Known for his use of samples, you’re sure to get an earful.

When: Wednesday, January 24th
Where: 1303 NE 45th St
Cost: $88+

Workout Wednesdays

Fitness-focused Seattleites will be able to attend weekly Workout Wednesdays Winter Fitness Sessions presented by Virginia Mason Franciscan Health which are being hosted at Seattle Center.

Best of all, the classes are drop in so there’s no need to book ahead. The classes being offered are yoga and Zumba both of which are open to all ages and experience levels.

When: Wednesdays now until April 3rd, from 6 PM-7 PM & 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Where: Seattle Center Armory
Cost: Free

Seattle Chamber Music Society 2024 Winter Festival

The annual Winter Festival takes place at the Nordstrom Recital Hall in Benaroya Hall. There are both in person and virtual tickets with a free recital before each performance.

When: January 26th-28th
Where: 200 University St
Cost: Free-$30

Taylor Fest

This one is for the Taylor Swift fans. Chop Suey & Perfect Night Productions Present: Taylor Fest! A Dance Night For Swifites, By Swifties.

Get ready to sing and dance!

When: Friday, January 26th
Where: 1325 E Madison St
Cost: $20

Have you ever wished that you could visit a park strictly for snow activities? You actually can in Washington. Our state has 126 sno-parks for you to enjoy through both motorized and non-motorized sports.

Volunteer Park Conservatory

Winter might be here for a while but it doesn’t mean that you can’t get a little heat. The Volunteer Park Conservatory is open year-round and is full of beautiful tropical plants. It’s a great place to stroll with a date and enjoy a little peace and quiet in one of Seattle’s best parks.

When: Throughout January
Where: 1400 East Galer Street
Cost: $6

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

Have a great week!