As February slowly creeps by, we find ourselves with just a few more weeks of winter. Despite the chill, there’s no shortage of local events and activities to enjoy over the next few days. From home team hockey games and concerts to weekend-long music and film festivals, these are the best things to do in and around Seattle this week.

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SmARTfilms Series: Black Luxury

Celebrate Black History Month this week and discover the diverse representations of Black culture in BIMA’s “Black Luxury” film series. Tuesday will also be the last day of the Black & Boujee exhibition at BIMA, so make sure to check the exhibit before the show.

When: Tuesday, February 20th, 2024 at 7:00pm
Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island
Cost: $10

Seattle Kraken vs. Vancouver Canucks 

Head to Climate Pledge for a face-off against our northern neighbors, the Vancouver Canucks. Catch the home game this Thursday at 7:00 and warm up your vocal cords to cheer along when the ferry horn does its thing!

When: Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: Varies

Wintergrass Festival

Hey Jazz fans! The Wintergrass Festival kicks off this Thursday at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue. Gear up for a four-day bluegrass and acoustic music festival with activities for the whole family. We’re talking concerts, dances, music workshops and even impromptu jams. 

When: Thursday, February 22nd to Sunday, February 25th, 2024
Where: Hyatt Regency, Bellevue
Cost: $25 – $185

Marc Anthony

Mark Anthony, the top-selling salsa artist and Latin music legend, is bringing his Historia Tour to town this Friday. Seats are selling fast so make sure to secure your tickets at Climate Pledge.

When: Friday, February 23rd, 2024
Where: Climate Pledge Arena
Cost: $66.50+

Harry Potter: Magic at Play

Discover the magical world of Harry Potter with an interactive, hands-on experience that the whole family will love. Visit iconic scenes from Hogwarts, sip on Butterbeer, snack on Chocolate Frogs, and try your hand at Quidditch practice on the pitch. It’ll knock you off your broom!

When: Shows Thursday through Sunday, February 15th to May 12th, 2024
Where: The Shops at the Bravern, 11111 NE 8th Street, Suite 100, Seattle
Cost: Starting at $33 per person

Seattle Art Walk

Immerse yourself in Seattle’s vibrant art scene with a leisurely stroll through one of the city’s community-led Art Walks. Guided by local businesses and artists, participants can wander through storefronts, restaurants, and bars, perhaps even stopping for a snack along the way, gaining a fresh perspective on your neighborhood or discovering a new one.

When: Various weekdays
Where: Neighborhoods throughout Seattle
Cost: Free

Seattle Asian American Film Festival

The 12th annual Asian American Film Festival is returning for its first in-person event since 2019. The festival is dedicated to empowering Asian-American creatives and will feature a weekend full of documentaries, shorts, and even an opening night dance party.

When: Friday February 22nd – Monday, February 25th, 2024
Where: Northwest Film Forum and Washington Hall
Cost: General tickets are $13-$30 (sliding scale)

Astra Lumina: A Light Walk Amongst the Stars

Looking for an idea for date night? How about an enchanted walk through the Seattle Chinese Garden. The lights create a celestial pathway through the botanical garden, leading you through magical displays, lights and music.

When: On now until March 3rd, 2024
Where: Seattle Chinese Garden, 5640 16th Ave. SW Seattle
Cost: Varies

Bellevue Botanical Garden

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the 53 acres of cultivated gardens, restored woodlands and natural wetlands at Bellevue Botanical Garden. Entrance to the park is free for all ages and make sure to check out their event calendar for their ongoing (and sometimes free) family-friendly activities.

When: Open daily, dawn until dusk
Where: 12001 Main St., Bellevue
Cost: Free

Frye Art Museum

Another cold day? Embrace the weather and cozy up inside the Frye Art Museum where you can immerse yourself in a blend of Pacific Northwest, contemporary, and European-influenced art. Don’t miss their current rotating exhibit, “Into the Light: Works on Paper from the Collection.”

When: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Where: 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle
Cost: Free

Have a great week!