We’ve officially arrived at the last full week of January. Make the end of the first month of the new year memorable by checking out what’s happening around the city. Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

Washed Out

Chillwave artist Washed Out aka Ernest Greene, is taking over The Showbox later this month. You’ll get to hear his departure from synthesizer-heavy sounds to a more band-driven sound of some of his newer work. Probably don’t want to miss this one.

When: January 25th
Where: 1426 1st Avenue
Cost: $28+

Built to Spill

Need some prime 90’s indie rock in your life this week? Go see Built to Spill at the Croc. The band will be playing a rockin’ show and you’ll be able to belt out all your favorite tunes like “Liar”, “Carry the Zero” and many many more.

When: January 26th
Where: 2505 First Ave
Cost: $30

Sundance Film Festival at Northwest Film Forum

The over 4-decade old film festival is returning to Seattle this year at Northwest Film Forum. NWFF members will be able to watch 9 films in person including Sirens, Emergency, La Guerra Civil, Alice, Marte Um, Every Day in Kaimukī, Free Chol Sou Lee, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul. and a short film program

When: January 28th-30th
Where: 1515 12th Ave
Cost: NWFF Membership $60, $Sundance Pass at NWFF $55, Individual ticket prices TBA

Cirque du Soleil: Alegria

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
Cost:  $50+

Check out 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

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Ooh La La!

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
Cost: $49+

Treat yourself to onigiri at Sankaku

Looking for a new place to grab a drink and a snack after or during work? Look no further than Capitol Hill’s Sankaku. The popular pop up just opened it’s first permanent location inside of Melrose market and it’s well worth stopping by if you’re in the area. Be sure to check their Instagram for hours before visiting.

Where: 1527 Melrose Ave

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

Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective

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
Cost: $32.99

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 2010-2021. 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

There you have it Seattle, have a great week!