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Things to Do in Seattle This Week

What to do in Seattle this week, this weekend, and beyond, from exhibits at SAM and the Frye to shows at Climate Pledge Arena and the Crocodile.

05/26/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach and Seattle Met Staff

City Sounds

Seattle Outdoor Concert Guide 2022

From ZooTunes to the Gorge, Dave Matthews to Brandi Carlile, Seattle is primed to spend this summer outdoors.

05/23/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Serious Business

Jon Mooallem’s New Book Finds Beauty in Being Ugly

In Serious Face, the Bainbridge Island–based writer revisits some of the most meaningful pieces from his career as a New York Times Magazine writer.

05/20/2022 By Sophie Grossman

NET WORTH

Goal-Scoring Gear for Seattle Soccer Fans

Scarves, jerseys, jackets, and other merch from Seattle's three favorite soccer teams.

05/20/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Summer Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest Draws Luminaries from the Puget Sound and Beyond

Seattle authors Nicola Griffith and Timothy Egan headline as panelists at this literary arts festival in the San Juans, which also includes a book fair.

05/18/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Green Machine

Jim Stewart Allen, aka Broccoli Guy, Is Seattle's Biggest Sports Fan

Who's that guy waving broccoli at Mariners and Seahawks games? With a bunch in each hand, Seattle's biggest sports fan has become a staple in the stands.

05/13/2022 By Allison Williams

Prestige TV

Jean Smart's Long, Fascinating Road from Ballard to Hacks

The Seattle-born actress tours the country, in the second season of the HBO series, as Deborah Vance. But her film and drama resume’s already been there.

05/09/2022 By Allecia Vermillion

Royals

Let Their Reign Really Begin

After a tumultuous first decade, our women’s pro soccer squad finally has worthy digs at Lumen Field for its lofty athletic and social justice goals.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Planner

What to Do in Washington State in May

Spring brings us maypole dancing and the Pacific Coast Running Festival. Check out the best festivals and weekend events across the state.

05/06/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

Met Recs

May Pick: Our Blue Planet: Global Visions of Water at SAM

If you're wondering what to do in Seattle this May, we recommend checking out Seattle Art Museum's special exhibition on climate.

05/05/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Space to Dream

Gallery 4Culture Reopens to the Public

The free gallery near Pioneer Square maintained by King County's agency for cultural funding reopens for in-person visitors and First Thursdays.

05/04/2022 By Sophie Grossman

On the Page

Kim Fu Conjures Metaphorical Monsters

Lesser Known Monsters of the 21st Century uses the power of metaphor to more accurately portray lived experience.

04/29/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Make Believe

What’s New at Seattle Children’s Museum?

The museum in Seattle Center has reopened to kids and families after a two-year closure, with refreshed exhibits including a vet clinic.

04/26/2022 By Sophie Grossman

Killer Confessions

Bosco Brings Seattle Grunge to RuPaul's Drag Race Season Finale

Local drag queen Bosco's decadent horror-inspired drag looks and quick wit have earned her a place as a finalist on season 14 of RuPaul's Drag Race.

04/22/2022 By Taylor McKenzie Gerlach

For the record

A Guide to Seattle Record Store Day 2022

Stores like Light in the Attic Record Shop and Easy Street are providing special release titles and hosting live music for Record Store Day on April 23.

04/22/2022 By Sophie Grossman

SODO MOJO

What We're Wearing to Root, Root, Root for the Mariners

Vintage-inspired baseball jackets, funny tees, and other memorabilia that proves your loyalty to the home team.

04/15/2022 By Zoe Sayler

Audibles

Hey, Seahawks: Sign Colin Kaepernick

How are the Seahawks going to replace Russell Wilson after trading him to the Broncos? They ought to take a stand for the quarterback who took a knee.

04/14/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Festival Planner

A Guide to Fairs, Fetes, and Fests

Which music festivals, neighborhood street fairs, and Pride celebrations are on this year in Seattle?

04/08/2022 By Sophie Grossman

STORM BEAT

Go All Out for the Seattle Storm This Year

Celebrate Sue Bird's (final?) season on Seattle's women's basketball team with Seattle Storm hoodies, custom jerseys, Nike sneakers, and more merch.

04/04/2022 By Zoe Sayler

SUIT UP

Best Seahawks Gear for Seattle Superfans

Seattle Seahawks jackets, T-shirts, hats, and even a little something for your cat—we're all 12s here.

04/04/2022 By Zoe Sayler