The weekend is finally here and we’re more ready than ever to have some fun. There is plenty lined up this weekend between closing shows, new places to eat, and opportunities to get outdoors. With that, here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this weekend.

Peter Christenson | F40.298: Generalized Opus Foramina

What happens when you mix artist and once-licensed psychotherapist? You get Peter Christenson. In this work, Christenson captures and exhibits sound and video from holes dug across WA state, seeking dialogue and prognoses with his ailing client, Earth.

When: Until January 14th
Where: 4261 Roosevelt Way NE
Cost: Free, by appointment only

Check out a new cafe

Bake Shop is an all-day café meaning you’ll find a menu full of options like house-made baked goods, sourdough bread, as well as a small savory menu with toasts, sandwiches, and salads. Additionally, you can sip on coffee, loose leaf teas, beer, and wine. Give them a visit for breakfast, lunch, or before the next show at Climate Pledge Arena.

Where: 221 1st Ave W
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 7 am-7 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8 am-7 pm

Seattle NFT Museum Opening Weekend

Seattle’s newest museum opens this Friday! The Seattle NFT Museum is the first of its kind for the city and is sure to be as interesting as it is controversial. At the opening event, you’ll be able to see collections on loan from Cryptopunks, Tyler Hobbs, Snowfro as well as mingle with guest artist Blake Kathryn.

When: January 14th & 15th
Where: 2125 First Ave
Cost: $125

Go for a hike with your pup

Washington is full of amazing places to hike. That being said, no two hikes are alike and not all of them are dog friendly. So we went ahead and created a list of dog-friendly hikes around the state for you to check out.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Best Coast

Early 2000’s indie rock, Seattle seems to love it. Maybe you’re a part of that bandwagon or maybe not. Either way, it’s a great concert to kick your 2022 off with, especially if you’ve yet to attend a concert since the pandemic.

When: January 15th
Where: 1426 1st Ave
Cost: $57+

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Visit a major piece of land art

Robert Morris’ Johnson Pit #30 was included in the National Register of Historic Places last year.  That’s a huge deal as it’s a first for a contemporary land art piece. So you might as well give it a visit this month and show it some love. Who knows, it might just become your new favorite piece of art.

Where: 21610 37th Place S, SeaTac, WA


Let the holiday magic begin! The Woodland Park Zoo is lighting up with an immersive, interactive, and larger-than-life light experience this holiday season. You’ll get to explore bugs, prehistoric life, jungle creatures, and a massive 200-foot long dragon. It’s well worth checking out if you want to deviate from traditional Christmas lights.

When: Until January 16th
Where: 5500 Phinney Ave N
Cost: $25.95 – $30.95

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

The Awesome Exhibition

The Awesome Exhibition features 38 different models made from more than two million LEGO bricks, taking over 4,800 hours to build aka 201 days. If you think you’re a skilled LEGo builder just wait until you see models like a 24.5 foot tall NASA SLS Rocket and the first life-sized LEGO Harley Davidson.

When: Until January 16th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: $20 per person

Duane Linklater: mymothersside

Linklater works with a range of mediums to address the contradictions of contemporary Indigenous life both within and beyond settler systems of knowledge, representation, and value. This exhibition brings together a range of the artists’ work including sculptures, video works, and digital prints on linen from the last decade.

When: Until January 16th
Where: 704 Terry Ave
Cost: Free