A pastry party, wine tastings, living room concerts and an entire online arts festival — we've got plenty on the calendar this weekend, so stop making TikToks for a little, take a seat and stream some local flavor!
Elevate Your Baking
Quarantine baking is the cultural phenomenon we never knew we needed. Whether you've spent your days refining your buttercream frosting or designing a tart worthy of its own wing in The Louvre, advice from the experts never hurts. Learn from the pros and support local businesses with a two-day pastry party, where creatives share the ins and outs of baking with live Instagram panels and classes.
A Pastry Party rallies local baking and pastry businesses for a weekend full of baking content, including demos for everything from pie to molten cake to biscuits. Instagram icons like lokokitchen join dessert giants like Molly Moon's and Theo Chocolate; odds are, your favorite sweet shop is in the lineup.
- Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Attend A Streaming Festival
Alright, there's officially have no excuse for boredom this weekend — we've got an entire streaming festival lined up! The first-ever Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival honors the neighborhood's vibrant creativity with performances from iconic artists and organizations.
Join Velocity Dance Center, Hugo House, Photographic Center Northwest, Capitol Hill Block Party and many more. The lineup is stacked, and passes are pay-what-you-can, so don't miss out.
- Runs through Sunday May 3
Join A Wine Tasting
You're looking for something classy to do tonight, but you've whittled your quarantine haul down to a box of saltine crackers and a few bottles of wine. How does getting tipsy in the name of expanding your palate sound?
Salumi and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery are both hosting virtual wine tastings that may elevate your vino tastes but will definitely give you an excuse to drink more wine than usual. Kick the evening off with an introduction to wine and food pairing with sommelier Sarah Tracey of Chateau Ste. Michelle. She'll taste four Chateau Ste. Michelle wines and pair them with food you'll likely have in your kitchen. Then, make your way to Salumi's live stream for a tasting with wine expert Dini Rao. After back-to-back wine tastings, you'll be glad you're already on your couch.
- Thursday, April 30, 4 pm: Virtual Wine and Food Pairing Tasting: Live with a Sommelier
- Thursday, April 30, 5 pm: Salumi and Wine Tasting
Stream an Intimate Concert to Your Living Room
You know that intimate feel of small concerts that, unless you're roomies with a musician, we're all missing right about now? GROUNDED is a live music series that feels like you've transported an uber-talented performer straight to your living room.
Every Thursday, you can stream GROUNDED from Facebook (upcoming shows feature Hillary Tusick of Linda From Work and RobTheSoundBank). This week, jam out with Mike Giacolino of Hyways.
- Thursday, April 30, 7 pm: Mike Giacolino
Celebrate Spring with Seattle Symphony
I'm here to tell you what your allergies have been screaming for weeks: it's spring! Warmer days in the PNW are always a cause for celebration, which is exactly what Seattle Symphony invites you to do. Ring in the new season with a broadcast of Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard. This free, two-part presentation will stream over the Seattle Symphony's YouTube and Facebook.
- Thursday, April 30, 7:30 pm: The Roots: Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
- Saturday, May 2, 8 pm: The Roots: Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
- Sunday, May 3, 2 pm: The Roots: Stravinsky The Rite of Spring