Everything Fun You Can Do in Seattle This Weekend

Visit the Bagel Bodega and go enjoy some art.

Mixtape Pasta dish
courtesy of Mixtape Pasta

Attention, foodies: This weekend is all about eating, and there’s no shortage of pop-ups and pandemic-era pivots to sustain you for the foreseeable future. We’ve got bagels; we’ve got veggies; we’ve got pasta so homemade it will taste like it came from your imaginary (or real) Italian grandma. And, aside from this bonafide feast, there’s lots of art to see and wisdom to be gleaned, from shows like “To Survive on This Shore” and “Repetition Suppression.” So, without further ado, eat your heart out, Seattle. 

Get cozy with a plant-forward feast from TavolĂ ta

Saturday - Sunday, 4:30, 6:30, or 8 pm
Capitol Hill
All of your favorite root vegetables, reimagined: This winter feast, courtesy of Chef Dom and TavolĂ ta, might just turn you into a vegetarian… or, at least, make it very easy to get your daily serving of veggies. Choose from three different pick-up times and take home a dinner to die for. 
Cost: $75 per person; $140 for two

Attend an author talk with Elliot Bay Book Company and EJ Koh

Friday, 6 pm
Your home
One silver lining of the pandemic is our ability to now attend events from basically anywhere in the world. Relatedly, this Elliot Bay Book Company author talk will feature not only EJ Koh, but also Brooklyn-based poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong. Want more good news? This event is free—just make sure to register via the link above. 
Cost: Free

Check out a new photography exhibit featuring senior members of the LGBTQ community

Sunday, 12 - 6 pm
Central District
Forget Gen Z—“To Survive on This Shore”, a new exhibit at the Photographic Center Northwest, is all about the Old Guard, and we’re here for it. Featuring photographs and interviews with transgender and gender non-conforming older adults, this is an opportunity to learn from our elders and, here’s hoping, glean some wisdom in the process. 
Cost: Free

Chow down on classic Puerto Rican food with a twist

Friday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 7 pm
Winslow, Bainbridge Island 
As far as pandemic-era pivots go, Hitchcock has been top of mind ever since they opened Burgerhaus last November. If you’ve yet to check it out, consider hopping over to Bainbridge for a peek inside their new operation, which, this weekend, also includes a Puerto Rican pop-up courtesy of Chef Alejandro Tress. 
Cost: $-$$

Schack Art Center exhibit
Courtesy of Schack Art Center

View work by the 30 artists in Schack Art Center’s Artist in Residence program

Friday-Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
Everett, WA
When the pandemic first touched down in Washington, Schack Art Center knew that artists would be hard hit. Thus, Schack CARES was born: an Artist in Residence program to help support 30 local artists by fueling projects for the center. This exhibit is a culmination of sorts of the group’s work, and will be on view until February 10. 
Cost: Free

Make your bagel dreams come true at this bodega pop-up

Sunday, 10 am - 2 pm
Capitol Hill
Is it just me, or is Seattle giving Brooklyn bagels a run for their money? In the latest installment of bread news, Lox Smith Bagels will be parked at Nacho Borracho on Sunday morning for a pop-up aptly named Bagel Bodega. Pre-orders are not available this go-around, so get there early and be prepared to fight for your breakfast (just kidding… ).
Cost: $

Visit the exhibit that’s confronting the femme fatale trope

Friday - Sunday, by appointment
Pioneer Square
Local artist Natalie Krick is back with another exhibit of photographic excellence. “Repetition Suppression,” a series of images that play with ideas of the mysterious woman of mid-century Hollywood crime, will be on view through February 27. Pay the show a visit at Specialist Gallery in Pioneer Square, which is open by appointment only. 
Cost: Free

Pick up impossibly fresh pasta from Mixtape 

If there’s an award somewhere for most beloved, most versatile food, pasta wins. Try Mixtape Pasta’s rendition—which is homemade locally using farm-fresh ingredients—by signing up for one of many pick-ups throughout Seattle and Tacoma. Oh, and if you miss the boat this week, you can now grab the noodles anytime you want from Rain Shadow Meats inside Melrose Market. 
Cost: $$

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Emma Banks is a contributor for Thrillist.