How’s April treating you so far, Seattle? We have a new month ahead of us with plenty to do and see. From Dining in the Dark to the Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, the second week of April is off to a hot start. Oh, and don’t forget the solar eclipse! Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

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UW Astronomy eclipse viewing event – Seattle

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington is hosting a viewing experience for the upcoming partial solar eclipse in Seattle.

Titled the “UW Astronomy hosting eclipse viewing event for Monday’s partial solar eclipse,” the experience kicks off at 10:30 am on campus.

Be sure to wear the safety glasses, wherever you end up watching it.

When: Monday, April 8th, 2024, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: UW, Courtyard, Physics / Astronomy Auditorium (PAA)
Cost: free

Field To Table

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-king dining experience, this annual series is one to check out this spring. Field To Table is the first dining series on a professional spots field in Seattle, and it was created to spotlight local chefs.

When: April 8th to 17th, 2024
Where: Lumen Field, 800 Occidental Avenue South
Cost: Starts at $149

Sponsored Pick: Sundays Furniture Seattle Showroom

Sundays Furniture is celebrating a year in Seattle, and if you’ve been itching to redecorate, this is the place to get started. Explore their curated selection of thoughtfully designed pieces – made for real life. Check out their best sellers online or see it for yourself at the Seattle showroom. Shopping date, anyone?

When: Monday-Saturday: 10 AM to 6 PM, Sundays: 11 AM to 5 PM
Where: 1023 1st Avenue, Seattle

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken have their two final regular season home games in April. On the 9th, you can catch them against the Arizona Coyotes, and on the 11th against the San Jose Sharks.

When: April 9th and 11th, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $48+

Jim Gaffigan 

Get ready to giggle. Jim Gaffigan, a seven-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, three-time Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist, will be in Seattle for several shows this week.

When: April 11th to 14th, 2024
Where: The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost: $39.50+

Washington State Fair 2024

The Washington State Spring Fair will be taking over the grounds at Puyallup for another year.

Get ready to soar to new heights, spin with excitement, and test your skills with a wide array of thrilling rides and classic games with activities for all ages.

When: April 11-14 and 18-21, 2024
Where: 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA
Cost: $11+

Candlelight: A Tribute to Adele

Get ready to immerse yourself in candlelight and sound! Candlelight concerts brings the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience, and this week you can listen to the music of Adele at Town Hall.

When: Thursday, April 11th, 2024
Where:Town Hall Seattle, 1119 8th Ave
Cost: $30+

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival, which is coming back this week!

Besides seeing the blooms, attendees can expect a vibrant and colorful celebration that features a range of activities and performances that showcase Japanese art, culture, and traditions.

When: Friday, April 12th to Sunday, April 14th, 2024
Where: Seattle Center
Cost: Free

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: Friday, April 12th and April 26th, 2024
Where:  Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Avenue 75th floor
Cost: $72

Moisture Festival

The Moisture Festival is back in a big way this year! Enjoy high-energy comedy/varieté shows, all accompanied by a live show band. Aerialists, acrobats, jugglers, physical comedians, clowns, magicians, dancers, musicians, and burlesque artists are just the beginning!

When: On now until April 14th, 2024
Where: Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway
Cost: Pay what you can performances & ticketed ones

Have a great week!