15 things to do in Seattle this weekend: January 3 to 5

Jan 3 2020, 1:00 pm

Perhaps 2019 wasn’t your year. Start your first weekend of 2020 the right way by making it out to one of these 15 things to do this weekend in Seattle.

Friday, January 3

Swingset x Reposado at the Southgate Roller Rink


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What: Start off your night by skating to the high-energy Latin funk of Reposado before enjoying Swingset’s final Seattle show as they lay down smooth neo-soul and R&B grooves.

When: Friday, January 3
Time: 9 pm
Where: Southgate Roller Rink — 9646 17th Avenue SW, Seattle
Admission: $15

Just Can’t Get Enough 80s Video Dance Party¬†

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What: Dance to your favorite 80s music videos featuring all of the classics from Depeche Mode, Red Flag, New Order, Madonna, and more.

When: Friday, January 3
Time: 9:30 pm to 2 am
Where: Club Contour — 807 1st Avenue, Seattle
Admission: $6

HYPHY – A Bay Area Hip Hop Dance Party


What: Celebrate the hip hop artists hailing from the Bay Area at this Friday night hip hop dance party. Enjoy hits from artists such as G Eazy, Mac Dre, Too $hort, and more.

When: Friday, January 3
Time: 10 pm
Where: Neumos — 925 East Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $5+; tickets are available online

Candi Pop


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What: Enjoy a night of bubblegum pop classics as you dance the night away. Come dressed in head to toe sparkles and enjoy the night of glitter, lollipops, rainbows, and more. Presale tickets are available online which include skip-the-line.

When: Friday, January 3
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where:¬†Chop Suey — 1325 E Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: 21+ event; $5+; tickets are available online and in-person

2nd Annual January Artwalk with Eli Wolff


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What: Check out some whimsy, weird art at The Uncommon Cottage with an art show and walk with artist Eli Wolff. Drinks will be available for those 21+, with non-alcoholic options available for minors.

When: Friday, January 3
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Uncommon Cottage — 711 North 35 Street, Seattle
Admission: Free

Saturday, January 4

Beartooth and Motionless in White

Beartooth began with one man in a basement studio and has grown to become a headlining festival act and even crowned Breakthrough Band at both the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and Loudwire Music Awards. The band is joined by metalcore fan favorites Motionless in White.

When: January 4 and 5
Time: 7 pm
Where: Showbox SoDo
Admission: All ages; tickets are available online

Dance Yourself Clean


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What: If top-40 club bangers aren’t your favorite, come out to Chop Suey for Dance Yourself Clean, an indie dance party. The night will feature music from artists like Empire of the Sun, LCD Soundsystem, Broods, Oliver Tree, and more.

When: Saturday, January 4
Time: 9 pm to 1:45 am
Where:¬†Chop Suey ‚ÄĒ 1325 East Madison Street, Seattle
Admission: $5; tickets can be purchased online or in-person

Seattle Wedding Show 2020


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What: Trying to plan the perfect wedding? Come and check out over 400 local, regional, and national vendors including event facilities, bakeries, bridal boutiques, caterers, dresses, and more.

When: January 4 and 5
Time: 9:30 am
Where: Washington State Convention Center — 705 Pike Street, Seattle
Admission: $18+; tickets are available online and in-person

Yin Yoga, Reiki, and Aromatherapy


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What: Bring along a yoga mat and any other items that bring you comfort to enjoy an evening of Yin Yoga, reiki, and aromatherapy. Essential oils will help you release tension as you enjoy slow-paced yoga holds and hands-on energy healing.

When: Saturday, January 4
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: We Yoga Co. — 4511 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle
Admission: $25+; tickets are available online

1/4 The Moth StorySLAM


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What: Come prepared with a five-minute story about an experience outside of your usual comfort zone. Talk about the joy of unknowing and the terrors of finding out. Tell your story on stage, or stick in the audience and hear tales from others.

When: Saturday, January 4
Time: 7 pm doors; 8 pm show
Where: Fremont Abbey Arts Center — 4272 Fremont Avenue North, Seattle
Admission: All ages

Sunday, January 5

RYLIE Record release show in Seattle

Seattle native Rylie DeGarmo is releasing her independent record at Vermillion. Known for being Chris DeGarmo’s daughter, she’s finally ready to break free and forge a name for herself with her indie-folk and pop sound.

When: Sunday, January 5
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where:¬†Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar — 1508 11th Avenue, Seattle
Admission: All ages; free

Seahawks Playoff Party

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What: Come and enjoy the official Seahawks Playoff Party with the Seahawks Dancers and Blue Thunder, a photo booth, face painting, giveaways and more. We’re told that there’s even going to be a meet and greet with a secret Seahawks Legend.

When: Sunday, January 5
Time: 12 pm to end of game
Where: Rhein Haus Seattle
Admission: Free

Tattoo Flash Night at Skål 


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What: Get a tattoo and help Conservation Northwest save the wolves and other PNW animals. Jacqui of Moonlight Tattoo will have a selection of designs at fixed prices. All proceeds from the tattoos, as well as one dollar from every beer poured, will be donated to Conservation Northwest.

When: Sunday, January 5
Time: 4 pm
Where: Sk√•l Beer Hall — 5429 Ballard Hall NW
Admission: Free

Make Jewelry From Watercolor Paintings

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What: In this workshop, you’ll not only learn basic watercolor technique but come out with two necklaces that you’ve created yourself. The majority of time will focus on painting with plenty of one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

When: Sunday, January 5
Time: 10 am
Where: Marika Reinke’s Studio — Queen Anne, Seattle
Admission: $39

Self-Defense Sundays


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What: EVOLV Fitness, known for boxing and wrestling, hosts a free two-hour workshop based in JKD Kung Gu, Escrima, and Mixed Martial Arts developed for use in preventing, stopping, and escaping violence. You’ll leave the class feeling confident and ready to escape physical confrontations.

When: January 5, 2020
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where:¬†Evolv Fitness ‚ÄĒ 1317 Republican Street, Seattle
Admission: Free; registration is required online

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