Congratulations, you've made it to the weekend! All week long, we at Stranger Things To Do have been posting lists of Seattle events to prepare you for this moment, but if you haven't been keeping up, don't worry—here are the basics to get you started on your weekend planning adventures.
Check out our list of 97 cheap & easy things to do this weekend for events that won't cost more than $10, like the Cave Canem Writers Showcase (Fri at Hugo House), the Short Run Comix and Arts Festival (Sat at Seattle Center), the Diwali Family Festival (Sat at Seattle Art Museum), and a Nathaniel Philbrick reading (Sun at Elliott Bay Book Company).
Check out our list of 22 movies worth watching this weekend for our film critics' picks, like Puget Soundtrack: Sailor Moon R (Sat at the Northwest Film Forum), the Romanian Film Festival (all weekend at SIFF Cinema Uptown), V for Vendetta (all weekend at Central Cinema), and The Old Man & the Gun (all weekend at various locations).
Check out our food news roundup for restaurant openings and events this weekend, including the new Ma'ono counter (which opened Fri on Capitol Hill), the new Jellyfish Brewing Company (opening Sat in Georgetown), the Ballard Brewed Winter Beer Festival (Sat at Hale's Palladium), and Seattle Restaurant Week (beginning Sun).
Check out our list of 27 Día de los Muertos events for cultural celebrations this weekend, like ones at El Centro de la Raza (Fri), the Phinney Neighborhood Association (Sat), and the Tacoma Art Museum (Sun).
Check out our list of the 84 best things to do this week for our arts and culture critics' event picks, like the Pacific Northwest Ballet's All Premiere (all weekend at McCaw Hall), Piff the Magic Dragon (Fri-Sat at the Parlor Live Comedy Club Bellevue), the America's Test Kitchen Seattle EATS Cooking, Food & Wine Festival (Sat at Pier 66), and the 14th Annual HUMP! Film Festival (all weekend at On the Boards).
Check out our list of the 47 best music shows this week for our critics' concert picks, from the Earshot Jazz Festival's presentation of Vernon Reid's Band of Gypsys Revisited (Fri at the Triple Door), Brockhampton (Sat at the WaMu Theater), Wimps (Sat at Central Saloon), and Of Montreal (Sun at Neumos).
Check out our list of 126 Stranger (than usual) things to do this week for unusual and quirky events, like the Space Expo 2018 (Fri-Sat at the Museum of Flight), Green Seattle Day (Sat), Ratapalooza (Sat at the Ballard Community Center), the Jet City Comic Show (Sat-Sun at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center), and the Cannabis Alliance's Gong Show (Sun at Laughs Comedy Club).
Check out our list of the top eight new Pioneer Square art shows to check out in November for the best shows that opened on First Thursday, like Georges Rouault: The Complete Miserere (Fri-Sat at Davidson Galleries), Tara Booth: Everybody loves a clown, so why can't you? (Fri-Sun at Mount Analogue), and Matthew Dennison: Knowledge of Other Places (Fri-Sat at Abmeyer + Wood).
Check out our new shopping calendar for markets this weekend, like the Third Annual Cunning Crow Witches' Ball & Pop-Up Market (Sat at Substation), Polish Bazaar (Sat-Sun at Dom Polski), United Indians Art Market (Sat-Sun at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center), Scandinavian Holiday Bazaar (Sat-Sun at the Swedish Cultural Center), and Danish Holiday Bazaar (Sun at the Seattle Danish Center).
Check out our list of 30 newly announced events for shows you should get advance tickets for, like Tiffany Haddish (March 21 at the Paramount Theatre), KISS (Feb 2 at the Tacoma Dome), and Wicked Karma: Bollywood New Year's Eve (Dec 31 at Showbox Sodo).