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The 40 Best Things to Do in Seattle This Week: Jul 6-9, 2020

A new week in Phase 2 means a churned bag of events function virtually, in-person (modified to accommodate earthy distancing, of course), and, sometimes, a multiple of both. We’re here to beam we by a tip picks in any genre—from an dusk of song and review with Jay Inslee and Paul Simon to drive-in screenings of The Land Before Time, and from Ethan Stowell’s Pinchy Bois Pop-Up in Ballard to a Virtual Laser Show with KEXP’s OCnotes. In addition, check out a guides to supporting black-owned businesses and artists in Seattle, educating yourself by anti-racism resources, and donating to amicable probity causes. Find even some-more events on a finish streaming events calendar and a resistance oneness calendar, and check behind on Friday for a roundup of a best internal practical events this weekend.

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All events are online unless differently noted. Don’t forget to wear a facade to all in-person events!



Frida Kahlo Birthday Happy Hour
The National Museum of Women in a Arts will lift a potion to a good Mexican painter Frida Kahlo on what would be her 113th birthday (which, reasonably adequate given a artist’s Communist politics, is also a anniversary of a Mexican Revolution). Pour yourself a tequila (her favorite drink) in her respect and learn about her work and personal letters during this practical event.


Grace Potter’s Twilight Hour
The eminent Vermont-hailing singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist livestreams a stirring set of her bluesy stone true from her childhood home. BOBBY ROBERTS


Arianna Bradford
Portland-based photographer Arianna Bradford invites we to hang out with her a day before her book launch to speak about what went into creation Shame On You: Big Truths from a Bad Mom, including a reading from a book, some review with friends, some questions from a crowd, and esteem giveaways, too. BOBBY ROBERTS



Chamber Music Society 2020 Virtual Summer Festival
The Seattle Chamber Music Society has changed this year’s summer unison array online, bringing 12 evening-length performances of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Debussy, and other obvious composers via a month of July.



Black Appreciation Day
The Seattle Change Coalition presents this impetus and festival celebrating Black lives.
Judkins Park (Atlantic)

Lunch-and-Learn: Laureen Nussbaum
Holocaust survivor and biographer Laureen Nussbaum will join the Holocaust Center for Humanity to speak about her family’s knowledge withdrawal Nazi Germany in 1936, that they were means to do by receiving paperwork claiming they were not Jewish. 


Quaran-Tiki Tuesday!
Slip on a pleasant shirt we got for your canceled vacation and splash Tiki cocktails in a socially detached manner.
Sol Liquor Lounge (Capitol Hill)


Music in a Park
Head to Snohomish’s Willis D. Tucker Community Park any Tuesday in Jul for live song performances, qualification activities, and food vendors. Performers are still TBA.
Willis D. Tucker Community Park (Snohomish)

Ringo’s Big Birthday Show
Living Beatle Ringo Starr is branch 80 years old! Join him, Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, and other stars for a live opening on YouTube benefiting Black Lives Matter, a David Lynch Foundation, MusiCares, and WaterAid.


Stand with The Facts: How Bots and Trolls Leverage a Crisis
How do we discern a genuine chairman from a bot on your amicable media feeds, and how are bots and trolls exploiting a Black Lives Matter transformation for their possess benefit? KUOW’s All Things Considered horde Kim Malcolm and UW’s Kate Starbird will mangle it down in this practical talk. 

Trixie Mattel
The dear Los Angeles-based drag queen, comedian, and thespian famous for winning a third deteriorate of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars brings an arsenal of music, comedy, and dress changes to Twitch for another night of comprehensive fabulousness. BOBBY ROBERTS


Paige McKenzie, Nancy Ohlin
For reasons that don’t unequivocally need to be left into too deeply, many people are looking for some Young Adult anticipation novella to reinstate a certain seven-book array that’s been pretty tainted by a creator. And if we suffer stories of immature witches entrance together, apropos friends, and fighting immorality (hey, this also sorta sounds like a improved chronicle of Buffy, too), we competence wish to balance into this livestream for Paige McKenzie and Nancy Ohlin’s newest novel, B*Witch. BOBBY ROBERTS

Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy with Daniel Newman
Daniel Newman offers welcomed solutions to America’s damaged democracy in his newest distinguished novel, Unrig. Join him for a practical launch jubilee with Fix Democracy First, a League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, and special guest Estevan Muñoz-Howard, an author during Proteus Fund.  

Virtual Drag Queen Storytime: ‘Be Amazing’
Teen Drag luminary Desmond goes online to collect adult where a unchanging summer Drag Queen Storytime array had to be put on postponement due to COVID, with a reading from his entrance design book Be Amazing: A History of Pride. This storytime promises to deliver viewers to a lot of extraordinary story and a people who done it. BOBBY ROBERTS



40th Anniversary Summer Plant Sale
The Volunteer Park Conservatory’s 40th (!) summer plant sale has changed a shaggy friends online for amicable distancing-friendly shopping. Snag houseplants and tropicals, pots, bathing tools, merch, and some-more for pickup on Friday-Sunday.



An Evening of Music and Conversation with Jay Inslee and Paul Simon
Join Washington Governor Jay Inslee and folk-rock fable Paul Simon for an dusk of “uplifting beats and good conversation” on a internet. 

Virtual Silent Reading Party
The first worldwide silent-reading party was such a outrageous success that we’re making it weekly. Every Wednesday during 6 pm we’re going to chuck these parties, during slightest until stay-at-home is over. Attendees during a initial Zoom silent-reading jubilee enclosed famous actors, writers, composers, artists, families, teenagers doing their homework, people staring into space listening to a song given it was only so beautiful, cats, and even one domicile on Orcas Island that was eating cooking and motionless to foster a reading jubilee as their credentials music. (What a shining idea!) It wasn’t only a good jubilee to be at. Behind a scenes, this was a resounding success as well. The Stranger brought in income from a reading jubilee for a initial time ever, a musician Paul Matthew Moore made ten times more on Venmo tips than he’s ever done in a tip jar during a Sorrento (thank we for your generosity—he deserves it!), and hundreds of people during a jubilee have created us emails, clamoring for more. CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE


Baby Gramps
The Seattle fable lends this livestream unison his singular brew of normal blues, throat-singing, and freak-folk. If we live in a Northwest and still haven’t seen Baby Gramps, here’s your latest possibility to get with it. BOBBY ROBERTS


Elise Hooper: Fast Girls
Elise Hooper (The Other Alcott, Learning to See) will join Third Place Books for an dusk of “stories, history, and Olympic trivia” in jubilee of her new book, in that she explores a story of women athletes, members of a initial integrated women’s Olympic team, and their journeys to a 1936 summer games in Nazi-occupied Berlin.



Marymoor Park Drive-In
Drive over to Redmond for drive-in cinema via a summer, starting with ’80s classics Back to a Future II (Wed, sole out) and Dirty Dancing (Thurs).
Marymoor Park (Redmond)

Outdoor Cinema during ShoWare: ‘The Land Before Time’
Get prepared to disintegrate into sentimental tears as baby sauropod dinosaur Littlefoot and his friends hunt for a Rock That Looks Like a Long-Neck, that will indicate them to reserve and copiousness in a Great Valley. Remember: Dreams see us by to forever! Enjoy these outside screenings from a reserve of your automobile or motorcycle.
accesso ShoWare Center (Kent)



Love in a Time of COVID – BIPOC Solidarity Mutual Aid
This practical eventuality on YouTube and Facebook Live will prominence BIPOC oneness and mutual assist with things like storytelling, live song (including sets by DJ Nia and several internal Indigenous performers), and village updates.  

The Supreme Court and Abortion Rights
Join Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum for an online relapse of a recent Supreme Court rulings distinguished down a Louisiana law that could have left a state with only one termination provider. Loyola Law School highbrow Jessica Levinson will moderate. 


Movie Madness University Online: A Hard Day’s Night with Shawn Levy
Movie Madness University is behind with a ideal summer assignment: Join author and film censor Shawn Levy for a convention on a spacious 1964 Beatles car A Hard Day’s Night! The film follows a Fab Four on a high-velocity frisk by London on a day of a unison as a time ticks down to showtime. Director Richard Lester’s image of a generous immature Beatles is partial song video, partial mockumentary, and pure, life-affirming fun to watch. In this MMU Online seminar, Shawn will try a informative and chronological context of a film, puncture into what it tells us about a Beatles themselves, and inspect how executive Richard Lester’s stylistic innovations would change song videos and filmmaking for years to come. BOBBY ROBERTS

Olympia FB Live Streaming Event
Three Dollar Bill Cinema and a Seattle Queer Film Festival benefaction a practical screening of Olympia, a documentary about a dear happy actor Olympia Dukakis, who plays Anna Madrigal in a film instrumentation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of The City.

Plan 9 From Outer Space with Baron Von Terror
In this splendidly campy Ed Wood classic, an immorality visitor designer unleashes an army of undead zombies in Hollywood, California. Central Cinema’s Baron Von Terror will yield much-needed explanation during this practical screening. 

‘Suppressed: The Fight to Vote’ – Screening and Panel Discussion
Robert Greenwald’s documentary weaves together personal stories from electorate opposite a state of Georgia to spotlight voter termination in a 2018 midterm election. Watch a giveaway screening and stay on for a QA with a director, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, and Common Cause Georgia’s Aunna Dennis.


Pinchy Bois Pop-Up
Ethan Stowell’s summer pop-up during his Ballard grill Bramling Cross brings buttery lobster rolls and whole lobster, a pinchy bois in question, to your swell with sides of Old Bay fries and worms in mud (a reduction of cookie crumbs, pudding, and sticking worms) for dessert. Preorder for pickup.
Bramling Cross (Ballard)


Grounded with Terror/Cactus
BIG BLDG’s friendly weekly song array will lapse with a practical opening by internal favorites Terror/Cactus, who “definitely make song that embodies a enigmatic tragedy between modernity and tradition,” as Dave Segal once wrote. 

LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes got her start during a proposal age of 13, and in 1996 she became a youngest nation star given Tanya Tucker some-more than dual decades before. While we knew Rimes had been around a while, we had no thought she had been so prolific—at age 30, she already has 15 albums underneath her belt. Over a past dual decades Rimes has veered from her nation roots in preference of some-more normal pop, though whichever character she adopts, her voice is always adult to a task. That and her clarity of journey with any recover is what has always set Rimes detached from a Faith Hills and Shania Twains. MARK LORE

Lucius – Streaming Shows!
Fiery Brooklyn five-piece Lucius are teaming adult with a Seattle Theatre Group for a month-long practical unison array “to foster internal rendezvous and fundraising for tiny businesses confronting financial hardship.” 

NVCS Presents: Karma Rivera
PDX hip-hop artist Karma Rivera will take over Nectar’s practical stage. 

Strict Tempo: Statiqbloom, Plack Blague, Cyanotic, Octonomy
DJ Vox Sinistra will horde this dark, post-industrial electronic dance jubilee on Twitch with Statiqbloom, Plack Blague, Cyanotic, and Octonomy.

Virtual Laser Show: KEXP’s DJ OCnotes
KEXP DJ OCnotes has curated a Northwest-heavy playlist of African-inspired hip-hop, funk, soul, and RB to tranquillity out to while we watch a practical laser show. 


Broadway Beyond The Curtain – Series One
The Seattle Theatre Group will exhibit available talk sessions with Broadway and STG Season artists, including Gerald Ramsey (July 9) and Nikki Long (July 16).


Lush Laughs with Ophira Eisenberg Bethany Van Delft
This online part of Lush Laughs, co-hosted by NPR’s Ophira Eisenberg (Ask Me Another) and The Moth‘s Bethany Van Delft facilities special guest Nori Reed. BOBBY ROBERTS


An Evening with Gabriel Bump, Crissy Van Meter, and Kimi Eisele
Fiction writers Kimi Eisele (The Lightest Object in a Universe: A Novel), Crissy Van Meter (Creatures: A Novel), and Gabriel Bump (Everywhere You Don’t Belong) will give a organisation reading of their newest books online. 



Always Yours, Always Wild: Jungle Party during Heart
While they are open for unchanging visits, a Woodland Park Zoo will horde their 44th annual Jungle Party, that celebrates their ongoing wildlife charge mission, online this year. Look brazen to practical auctions, behind-the-scenes experiences, chances to learn about their Fund-Our-Future campaign, and more.


Christina Tosi’s Baking Club
The shining New York fritter cook and junk-food black Christina Tosi, whom we competence know from her Momofuku Milk Bar empire, hosts daily baking sessions on her Instagram, wherein she reveals some secrets of her qualification (like how to make a perfect cheese soufflé). 


Doe Bay Artist Residency Program
Local artists have been invited to post adult in a Orcas Island-adjacent Doe Bay review (which is now handling during 50% capacity) to move live song to a people via a summer. Catch sets in-person from proprietor performers like extreme foursome Thunderpussy.


Northwest Fine Arts Competition Virtual Show
Check out work by over 20 Northwest visible artists (including Jurors’ Choice leader Martha Thomas and others like Lauren Black, Lana Blinderman, Meg Carlson, and Marty Chakoian) during this practical art exhibition. If we tumble in adore with a piece, we can buy it true from a website. 

Shoreline Recycled Yard Art Contest
Shoreline residents are invited to rummage by their blue bins for recyclable materials and make works of art to place in their yards. The thesis is “summer fun,” and participants who enter photos of their work will be entered for a possibility to win a present basket from Recology.

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