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The Weekend Report: What's Cookin'

Welcome to the Weekend Report, where we tell you what's up in Seattle this weekend - the things you definitely don't want to miss. Now that things are slowly but surely opening up in our region, we figured it's a good time to start this weekly feature up again! We're guaranteed to miss some events, so definitely email us at if there is something wonderful we need to know about!

Friday to Monday, May 28-31

50th Annual Northwest Folklife Festival. Taking place virtually this year, Northwest Folklife is celebrating 50 years of arts, culture and heritage with a festival featuring multiple program channels, a virtual marketplace and more.

  • Times vary per day; find a full schedule online.
  • Live stream on their website, Facebook and Twitch

Friday, May 28

National Burger Day. Celebrate with free burgers from Uneeda Burger! They are offering free classic burgers (includes a beef patty, lettuce, pickles, tomato and house sauce on a sesame seed bun) on Friday as a thank you to the community for supporting them through the pandemic.

  • Begins at 11 a.m. with one burger per customer while supplies last.
  • Location: Uneeda Burger in Fremont
  • This special is only available for walk-up and in-person orders only

Chihuly Nights. This after-hours event will take you on a tour of the garden featuring live glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations from local artists and stone-fired pizza & beverages outside in the Art Plaza.

  • 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Chihuly Garden and Glass
  • Tickets available online; prices vary.

Friday and Saturday, May 28-29

Phillip Kopczynski. This comedian and Washington-native who left a career in corporate America for comedy placed second at the 2018 Seattle International Comedy Competition and has performed at clubs and theaters from Vancouver, BC to Orlando.

  • 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 28; 9 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 29
  • Location: Laughs Comedy Club
  • Tickets start at $15; available online

Saturday, May 29

Marina Albero Trio. A night of virtual live music from piano virtuoso Marina Albero, a Seattle resident raised in Barcelona. Joined by bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer D'Vonne Lewis.

  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Livestreamed online
  • Ticket are $15 available online

Sunday, May 30

Ballard Farmers Market. Explore Seattle's first year-round neighborhood farmers market, full of local produce exclusively from farmers in Washington.

  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Ballard Avenue NW between Vernon Place and 22nd Avenue Ballard Avenue NW

Monday, May 31

'Body of Work: Tattoo Culture.' Last weekend for this exhibit that explores the history and artistry of tattooing as an ever-changing art form and how mainstream acceptance of it has been driven by pop culture.

  • Exhibit open through Monday, May 31; museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
  • Location: MoPOP
  • Timed, reserved tickets are available for purchase online