It’s a new week, Seattle! And this week will mark the start of the Seattle International Film Festival, bringing parties and movie screenings to the city. So get ready to check out SIFF, and all these other events around town. Here are 10 things to do in and around Seattle this week!

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Candlelight Spring: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

Candlelight concerts are back and is a great way to kick off your week. Experience a magical, multi-sensory musical experience as you listen to the music of Taylor Swift at Town Hall Seattle under the gentle glow of candlelight.

When: Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
Where: Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $38+

Seattle Storm

Another sports team, WNBA’s Seattle Storm are in the city this month! They will wrap preseason games on May 7th, and have regular season games on May 14th, 22nd, and 25th.

When: May 7th, 14th, 22nd, and 25th
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $25+


STG Presents & Showbox are bringing Idles’ Love is the Fling tour to Seattle for two dates this week. Special Guest Protomartyr will be joining the British rock band’s bill.

When: Tuesday, May 7th, and Wednesday, May 8th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $35+

The Old Bellevue Wine Walk

This week, head on a wine tasting adventure of local wineries along Main Street in Old Bellevue. This walk will include pop-up tastings with 21 local wineries hosted at Old Bellevue merchants.

When: Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Where: 520 Bar & Grill, 10146 Main Street, or ZenRock Fitness, Bellevue
Cost: $40+

Dining in the Dark

Dining in the Dark is back and you can enjoy eating with heightened senses of taste and smell because you will be blindfolded! This dinner includes a secret three-course menu.

When: Thursday, May 9th, 2024
Where: 701 5th Avenue 75th floor
Cost: $72

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)

It is SIFF season! The Seattle International Film Festival is celebrating 50 years, so get ready to celebrate “SIFFTY Years of Surprising Cinema” at theatres and venues across the city.

When: Thursday, May 9th to May 19th, 2024
Where: Varies
Cost: $17.50+

Northwest Terror Fest

The Northwest Terror Fest returns to Seattle, and you can expect Amenra, Forbidden, Primitive Man, Repulsion, Weekend Nachos, Giant Squid, Eternal Champion and more!

When: Thursday, May 9th to May 11th, 2024
Where: Neumos & Barboza, 925 East Pike Street
Cost: $75+

Seattle Mariners

It’s MLB season and the Mariners have several home games this May. They will be facing the Oakland Athletics this Friday. Be sure to check out all the new food while there!

When: Friday, May 10th to Sunday, May 12th
Where:  T-Mobile Park, 1250 1st Ave S.
Cost: $15+

Matt Rife

Matt Rife is one of the fastest growing comedians through his viral content and remarkable engagement on TikTok. He is known to sell-out comedy clubs and theatres around the country, and now the Matt Rife: ProbleMATTic World Tour, is making its way to Seattle for four shows over two days.

When: Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $49.50+

Melanie Martinez

Multi-Platinum alternative-pop phenom Melanie Martinez is taking off on The Trilogy Tour in 2024. The tour will include hits from all three of her groundbreaking albums: Cry Baby, K-12, and Portals. It stops in Seattle later this week.

When: Friday, May 10th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge
Cost: $120+

Have a great week!