7 fun things to do in Seattle this weekend: May 1 to 3

Apr 30 2020, 3:29 pm

With so many Seattleites staying home, events and activities have started to follow suit.

If you decide to go outside this weekend, do follow physical distancing guidelines and avoid contact with others as much as possible.

For those staying in, here are seven activities to enjoy from the comfort of your own couch.

Visit the top of the Space Needle

 

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What: Though the iconic sightseeing structure remains closed, you can now embark on a virtual visit to the top of the Space Needle and check out 360-degree views from the comfort of your couch. Cameras situated around the Space Needle allow visitors to check on the view at all times of the day and enjoy 24-hour time-lapses of the city.

Date: Any day
Time: All day

Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival

 

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What: Celebrate the creativity of Capitol Hill by watching daily livestreams and donating to local artists in need. Although all events are free, the Capitol Hill Arts Fund is offering “festival passes” by donation — all donations go to the COVID-19 Artist Trust Relief Fund to support individual artists. Direct donations to the presenting arts organizations and individuals are also encouraged. All programs will be streaming online at Northwest Film Forum’s Facebook page.

Date: April 29 to May 3
Time: Timing varies based on event

Get virtual one-on-one lessons from a Broadway theater star

 

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What: Broadway Plus offers up premium one-on-one vocal lessons directly from the famous stars of some of theater’s biggest shows. Students can choose between vocal lessons, acting, dance, dialect, and more. Lessons range from $100 to $300 per hour and include unique experiences and opportunities. The Broadway Plus roster of theater stars includes notable names like Erika Henningsen (Cady in Mean Girls), Alex Brightman (Tony Award nominee for Beetlejuice), Laura Osnes (Cinderella), Sean Green Jr. (Aaron Burr in Hamilton), and James Snyder (Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).

Date: Any day
Time: Any time

Virtually visit the Pacific Science Center

 

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What: Although their doors are closed, the Pacific Science Center (PacSci) is continuing to teach learners through Curiosity at Home: experiences and activities for the curious. They’ve put together a series of entertaining live science shows, hands-on STEM activities, tutorials, interviews, and more for learners of all ages, and have developed a variety of engaging videos and projects for children who are short on things to do while at home.

When: Any day
Time: All day

Enjoy Disney rides and attractions

What: Disney has posted multiple videos to the Disney Parks YouTube channel to provide fans with a behind-the-scenes experience as they wait for the parks to reopen. From announcing the new arrivals at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to virtual tours of Walt Disney Imagineering to a front-row seat on some of the most coveted rides, the channel has something for any avid Disney lover.

Date: Any day
Time: All day

Explore the National Parks

 

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What: Open your laptop, throw on some tunes, and embark on an epic journey across some of America’s most stunning National Parks. On your journey, you may even spot some unique and fascinating wildlife without having to compromise your physical distancing. Check out a few National Park webcams here.

Date: Any day
Time: All day

The Princess Diana Museum

 

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What: Marvel at the world’s most extensive collection of personal items of Princess Diana currently on display through this one-of-a-kind online museum. The virtual museum is an interactive 3D layout that displays various items depicting her life. Users can navigate the display with a location map and the assistance of virtual avatars that will guide them through the virtual museum. There are two language options, English and Spanish. For free access to the virtual Princess Diana Museum, email [email protected] with the subject line “Queen of Hearts” to receive a free 30-day unlimited access link.

Date: Any day
Time: All day