May 16, 2024 - Things to Do

Things to do in Seattle this weekend

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Whether you're into film, sports, music or art, there's something for nearly everyone to enjoy this weekend in the Seattle area.


๐ŸŽง Lean into millennial nostalgia with LCD Soundsystem, who bring their many synthesizers to the Paramount Theatre. Tickets from $78.50. Additional shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

๐Ÿฟ The Seattle International Film Festival is in full swing with a lineup of independent films, documentaries and more from around the world.

  • Check the festival schedule for showtimes and venues. Tickets can be bought individually or in passes.


๐ŸŽค Sing along with Crowdsource Choir at Town Hall Seattle. Doors open at 6pm, with the program beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $20 for anyone 23 and older.


๐Ÿงถ The U District Street Fair returns for its 53rd year this weekend with 15 blocks of arts, crafts, live music โ€” from jazz to marching bands โ€” and over 40 food trucks and booths.

  • Centered on NE 43rd Street in the University District, the event runs from 11amโ€“7pm on Saturday and 11amโ€“6pm Sunday.

๐ŸŽจ Attend the opening reception for "Embodiment," a group show of artwork that touches on memory and history, at AMcE Creative Arts at 612 19th Avenue East on Capitol Hill. 5โ€“7pm.

โšฝ๏ธ See the Seattle Sounders take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at Lumen Field starting at 7:30pm. Tickets start around $37.


๐Ÿ’ˆ See the classic "Barber of Seville" performed by Seattle Opera at McCaw Hall. 2pm. Tickets start around $75.

๐Ÿšฒ Take the family on a bike ride along Lake Washington Boulevard this weekend, when the road between the Seward Park entrance and the beach at Mount Baker Park will be closed to vehicles through 6pm. Free.


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