As Seattle slowly but surely moves toward reopening, we slowly but surely move away from being bolted to our couch. Although it's tempting to jump right back into our usual summer activities, easing in slowly is key. To balance out that newfound freedom, here are some virtual events to tune into this weekend:
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Big Climb is moving from skyscraper to stairwell this year. Join in climbing 61 stories or 1,762 steps (the same number it would take to summit San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower) from your apartment steps, outdoor trail, or even dining room chair. Register ASAP so you have enough time to raise money for the LLS before the climb.
- Saturday, June 13: Big Virtual Climb
Online Film Screenings
Organizations and businesses across Seattle are offering online film screenings that you can access throughout this weekend and following weeks. Plus, prices are under $5 (and many are free, so no excuses). Here are just a few screenings you should check out:
- Hell You Talmbout: National YoungArts Foundation
- Copwatch: Seattle Public Library
- I Am Not Your Negro: Grand Illusion Cinema
- Whose Streets?: Northwest Film Forum
- Up from the Streets: SIFF Cinema
Unwind for a few hours this Friday with a virtual game night hosted by Canlis and The Burke Museum, some of our favorite Seattle institutions.
Every Canlis family meal, Community Support Agriculture Box, General Store, or Bottle Service delivery comes with an added bonus— a bingo card for the ideal Friday night in. This card is your ticket to a fabulous evening of live-streamed bingo and a chance to win a $100 Canlis gift card, a Canlis CSA box, and a mystery prize. Or get nerdy with Burke From Home Trivia Night, where you’ll test your knowledge on all things natural history and culture-themed. If you’re a top-three trivia pro, you win a pair of tickets to the Burke for when they reopen.
Events happen every Friday, so you have a chance to try your hand at both.
Maple Valley Virtual Arts Fest
Wandering through a beloved arts festival is PNW summer at its best. But with COVID, crafty gatherings are moving online. The silver lining? You don’t need to drive for hours to explore artwork from a new area.
A must-see is the Maple Valley Arts Fest, which showcases all-things-art throughout the weekend. The schedule is stacked with artisans showcasing everything from visual art to gardening to theatre.
- Saturday, June 12 through Sunday, June 13: Maple Valley Arts Fest
Seattle International Dance Festival
The Seattle International Dance Festival entrances visitors with graceful dance performances from around the world every year. SIDF may look a bit different as it transitions online, but dancers will still bring their best moves.
Tune in for a weekend full of interviews, full-length performances, a peek behind-the-scenes, and more. You can't get much better than a world of dance streamed straight to your living room!
- June 12 through June 27: SIDF+