It’s a busy week in Seattle! From concerts, to fairs and the Seattle Mariners, there truly is something for everyone in the city this week. Not to mention, Neil deGrasse Tyson is in town, and there’s a Taylor Swift album release celebration with lasers! Here are 10 of the best things to do in & around Seattle this week.

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The Black Crowes

With their first album in 15 years, Happiness Bastards, bring released, legendary rock band The Black Crowes are embarking on a 2024 headline tour, hitting 35 cities in North America and Europe this Spring, including Seattle!

When: Monday, April 15th, 2024
Where: McCaw Hall, Seattle Center
Cost: $60+

Seattle Restaurant Week

For two weeks, you can check out Seattle Restaurant Week and explore the local food scene, through curated menus for $20, $35, $50, and $65 at restaurants, bars, cafes, food trucks, and pop-ups across the city.

When: April 14th to 27th, 2024
Where: Various
Cost: $20, $35, $50, and $65

Sponsored Pick: Fat Ham

The Pulitzer Prize-winning hit play, Fat Ham, is coming to Seattle Rep! This sparkling new comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet tells the story of Juicy, a young queer Black man, who’s dealing with a lot. His mother just married his uncle after the sudden death of his father, whose ghost appears at a family barbecue to demand that Juicy avenge his murder. They’re anticipating sell-out performances, so don’t wait too long to get your tickets!

When: Friday, April 12th until Sunday, May 12th, 2024
Where: Bagley Wright Theater, 155 Mercer St

Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are in town still, now facing the Cincinnati Reds from Monday to Wednesday. Best part is, tickets start at $20!

When: Monday, April 15th, to Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
Where: T-Mobile Park
Cost: $20+

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist, author, and science communicator, Neil deGrasse Tyson is coming to Seattle this week for two different presentations! On April 15th, he will be talking about “The Search for Life in the Universe,” and on April 16th it is the “Cosmic Collisions.”

When: Monday, April 15th, and Tuesday, April 16th, 2024
Where: Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine Street
Cost:  $49.50

PacSci Taproom

Ready for taproom beers at PacSci? This week, you can “tap into science and the art of brewing with tastings from a select few of Seattle’s top breweries.”

When: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024
Where: 200 2nd Ave N
Cost:  $30

Flight Facilities

It’s true we crave… Flight Facilities. Electronic music Australian duo Flight Facilities released  “Trouble” in collaboration with Owl Eyes in March, and they’re on the road in April hitting up Coachella, but will also be in Seattle for one night.

When: Thursday, April 18th, 2024
Where: Showbox SoDo
Cost: $40

Washington State Fair 2024

The Washington State Spring Fair will be taking over the grounds at Puyallup for another year, and visitors can enjoy all their fair favorites like live entertainment, delicious food, wild rides, adorable animals, and boozy pit stops.

On Thursday, April 18th, kids aged 0-18 can get in to the fair for free. As well, you can get free parking in any official Fair parking lot on April 18th!

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

Tulip Festival Street Fair

The 40th annual Tulip Festival Street Fair takes place at the historic Downtown Mount Vernon, and it will be a long weekend of art, music, and festivities. There will also be 140+ artisan vendors!

When: Friday, April 19th to Sunday, April, 21st, 2024
Where:  223 S First Street, Mount Vernon
Cost: Free

Live Lasers to the Music of Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department

Attention Taylor Swift fans! To celebrate Taylor Swift’s latest album, The Pacific Science Center’s laser artists are performing a special one-night only live laser show to The Tortured Poets Department.

When: Friday, April 19th, 2024
Where:  200 2nd Ave N
Cost:  $15

Have a great week!