22 things to do in Seattle this weekend: January 10 to 12

Jan 9 2020, 1:00 pm

There’s an abundance of concerts and free events this weekend. Get out there and enjoy them all!

Here are 22 awesome things to do in Seattle this weekend, January 10 to 22.

Friday, January 10 

INK: Zine and Arts Fest and Fundraiser


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What: Seattle’s first INK: Zine and Arts Festival is taking place in January to raise funds for Real Rent Duwamish. While attending the event is free, money raised from the purchases of art goes towards the charity, which helps support the revival of Duwamish culture and the vitality of the Duwamish Tribe. The event will feature over 31 zine artists.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Greenwood Collective Art Galleries — 8537 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle
Admission: Free

Theo Katzman with Rhett Madison

What: Although he doesn’t look like the typical pop superstar, Theo Katzman performs pop, indie rock, and everything in-between. He’s released two studio albums and is based in Los Angeles.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Neumos — 825 East Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: $25; tickets are available online

Fuselage Dance Film Festival: Winter Program


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What: Enjoy a specially curated collection of short films centered around a theme of dance and movement. This is a joint event presented by Northwest Film Forum as well as the Fuselage Dance Film Festival.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle
 $10+; tickets are available online and in-person

Seattle Sizzle


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What: Kangaroo and Kiwi, Seattle’s only Australian bar, is hosting a barbeque fundraiser today to raise money towards rescue efforts for the horrible bushfires in Australia. The joint will be serving up hotdogs, burgers, pies, and sausage rolls.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 5 pm
Where: Kangaroo and Kiwi — 2026 NW Market Street, Seattle
Admission: Free admission, food by donation

Public Tasting


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What: Coffee lovers will enjoy this free treat. Stumptown Cafe is known for its amazing coffee, and it wants to share its secrets on how to get the best cup every time. Learn about the various grinders, machines, as well as waters to use to change up the taste of your coffee. There will be time for questions at the end of the tasting.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Where: Stumptown Cafe — 1115 12th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: Free; registration is available online

MX. A Queer / Variety Show

What: Enjoy the unique stylings of Betty Wetter, Kung Pow Meow, Kaleena Markos, Karmen Korbel, and Bosco at this weekly drag show. After the show, stick around for dancing and drinks until the early hours of Saturday.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Queer/Bar — 1518 11th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $10 cover before the show; $5 cover after the show at 11 pm

Beethoven Emperor Concerto

What: The performance starts with Figaro Gets a Divorce Suite by Elena Langer, followed by Piano Concerto No. 5, Beethoven’s last and largest concerto, and Felix Mendelson’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.”

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 12 pm
Where: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium — Benaroya Hall
Admission: $24+; tickets are available online

2020 Vision Workshop

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What: This women-only event will help you organize your year. Life Coach Angie Louthan will help you plan your best year yet through visualizations, journaling exercises, goal setting, art with collage, and preparing for obstacles. Tea, water, and light snacks will be provided.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Judy Lee Photography Studio — #220 1417 NW 54th Street, Seattle
Admission: Free; registration is required online

Your Smith

What: Minneapolis native Your Smith, aka Caroline Smith, brings together the funk and R&B sounds of her roots with the classic songwriting of Los Angeles folk artists. Her sophomore EP features a collection of five songs that capture the current climate of the world.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 7 pm
Where: Barboza — 925 East Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: $13+; tickets are available online

Adult Beverage Tasting: Umami Pairings


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What: Food and wine? What a lovely duo. Spend your night enjoying perfect pairings of wines with savory, umami dishes.

When: January 10, 2020
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Where: Central Co-op — 1600 E Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: Free entry; wines cost $10+

Saturday, January 11

Half Moon Run

What: Half Moon Run is touring their latest album: A Blemish in the Great Light. A dollar from every ticket sold will go towards plus1.org. According to Neumos, Plus 1 aims to treat “severe acute malnutrition through effective, locally produced, ready-to-use therapeutic foods.”

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where: Neumos — 925 East Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: $21+; tickets are available online

Coding Workshop


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What: Those with an interest in coding are perfect for this free introduction-to-coding course. You’ll get to meet instructors, learn code, and decide if it’s something that you’d like to pursue. It’s also a great activity for anyone who wants to try something new.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Epicodus — #505 1402 3rd Avenue, Seattle
Admission: Free

The Requisite

What: Hard-hitting band The Requisite will take over Fun House with their rockin’ riffs. The headliners will be joined by The Out of Body Experience, Dearheart, and FIORE.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Funhouse — 109 Eastlake Avenue East, Seattle
Admission: $8+; tickets are available online and in-person

Ballard Art Walk


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What: The Ballard ArtWalk celebrates the arts and creative spirit of the Ballard neighborhood. So far, January Ballard ArtWalk venues include Annie’s Art and Frame, Columbia Bank, The Commons at Ballard, Clover Toys, KAVU, Merrill Gardens, Patagonia, and The Vestibule.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Ballard Neighborhood
Admission: Free

Natalie Dupille Art Show and Book Release Party


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What: Natalie Dupille, a master of comics, art, and illustration, is releasing her book, In Spite of Ourselves, on January 11. The book follows Natalie and her partner Allie through a 140-mile bike trip through Central Oregon. Come out to meet Dupille, get a book signed, and catch an exhibition of her original art.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, Seattle
Admission: Free


What: Meshing progressive, psychedelic rock, reggae, and pop is what Floater does best. The show is perfect for those who want epic storytelling and to be captured by a band with an engaging stage presence.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Crocodile — 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $15+; tickets are available online and in-person

Adoptable Dog Meet & Greet


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What: If you’re looking for a dog to adopt, the best time is through the Dog Gone Seattle Adoptable Meet and Greet. All of the dogs on show are rescue dogs looking for their forever home.

When: January 11, 2020
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: All The Best Pet Care — 3830 Stone Way North, Seattle
Admission: Free

Sunday, January 12

Peter White

What: According to Jazz Alley, Peter White has maintained his reputation as being one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists on the contemporary jazz landscape. He combines elements of jazz, pop, and classical guitar to captivate the audience.

When: January 9 to 12, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley — 2033 6th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $35+; tickets are available online

Food Truck Round-Up XXXVIII


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What: The best part about the Fremont Sunday Market is definitely the food truck pop-up. Back for the winter, it will feature over fifteen delicious food trucks and booths boasting worldly fare. Besides the food trucks, the Fremont Sunday Market is the perfect place to find your next antique.

When: January 12, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Fremont Sunday Market — 3401 Evanston Avenue North, Seattle
Admission: Free


What: Dice is a three-piece rock band that formed in Seattle. The up-and-coming band performs mostly local gigs but is ready to take it further. They’re joined by fellow Seattle bands Nahweh and CSTMR.

When: January 12, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Sunset Tavern — 5433 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Admission: 21+; $10+; tickets are available online

Zine and Bullet Journal Workshop

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What: Jot down your feelings through this zine and bullet workshop held at the MiiR flagship store. Learn from bullet journal experts Gwen McKenzie and Elyse Lankford before working on your own bullet journal. You’ll leave the event with new bullet journaling knowledge as well as a Muji pen, black softcover notebook, stickers and collage materials, as well as a cheese plate.

When: January 12, 2020
Time: 5 to 7 pm
Where: MiiR Flagship — 3400 Stone Way North, Seattle
Admission: By donation

Jeffrey Silverstein

What: Portland-based Jeffrey Silverstein is more than just a musician; he’s also a writer and special education teacher. He’s currently touring his debut solo EP, How on Earth, and is set to release a follow-up LP in the spring.

When: January 12, 2020
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: The Crocodile Back Bar — 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $7+; tickets are available in-person

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