7 things to do in Seattle today: Sunday, January 19

Jan 17 2020, 1:00 pm

Get out of your Sunday shlump and head into a day full of great activities such as taste testing borsht, carving soapstone, or hitting up a Sunday market.

Here are seven things to do in Seattle today, January 19:

Borscht Competition

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What: Ready, set, cook! Register online by messaging the Facebook event and then bring a pan of your best borscht to be judged by guests at the event. All guests to the competition will be able to sample borscht and vote for which one is their favorite.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: Dill Creative Community Space ‚ÄĒ 207 South Findlay Street, Seattle
Admission: Free

Fremont Sunday Market


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What: This Sunday market never fails to attract over 150 vendors each week. In addition to the vendors, several food trucks set up shop and provide the market with much-needed grub.

When: Every Sunday, rain or shine
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 3420 Evanston Avenue North
Admission: Free


Also known as The Genius, Gza was one of the most acclaimed members of the Wu-Tang Clan. Considered by many to be one of the purest rappers of the Clan, he’s now back to touring and is bringing along Bruce Leroy, Def Dee & La, and DJ B. Two. Times.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: 8 pm
Where:¬†The Crocodile ‚ÄĒ 2200 2nd Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $32.50; tickets are available online

All-Ages Beginning Stone Carving


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What: Carve soapstone with master instructor Cyra Hobson. She’ll show you how to use tools to cut the stone into a three-dimensional animal sculpture. Each student must bring an additional $10 to pay for the soapstone kit.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: 1 to 2:45 pm
Where: NW Rockhounds ‚ÄĒ #A 2720 NE 115th Street, Seattle
Admission: $25+; tickets are available online

Lunar New Year Lion Dance Performance


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What: Get your groceries and watch a Lunar New Year performance at the same time. The Lion Dance Team from the Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club will be bouncing about, helping you ring in the Lunar New Year.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Uwajimaya Seattle ‚ÄĒ 5th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: Free

Seattle Wine and Film Festival


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What: Enjoy sipping on wine and watching films all weekend. Starting at 11 am, watch Tiny Vineyards and help yourself to a glass of wine at 12. At 12:30 pm, you’ll be able to try cheeses, artisan bread, chocolates, and other well-paired foods. Continue your day by watching seven other films before attending a short guitar concert and gala.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: 11 am to midnight
Where:¬†Old Rainier Brewery ‚ÄĒ 3100 Airport Way South, Seattle
Admission: $37+; tickets are available online

Moon Palace

What: Come support local Seattlites Moon Palace as well as their opener Timothy Robert Graham as they bathe you in shoegaze-y psychedelic tunes at the Sunset Tavern.

When: January 19, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm doors; 8 pm show
Where:¬†Sunset Tavern ‚ÄĒ 5433 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $10+; tickets are available online

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