Welcome to the weekend! Whether you’re staying in or going out, check out our roundup of things you can do in the coming days.
Eats and drinks
- Bellevue beckons with Hakka cuisine by a longtime restaurateur and an incredible stewed pork dish at some of the city’s hottest Chinese restaurants.
- Start your day off sweetly and make this recipe for blueberry corn morning muffins.
- Try BeanFish, a restaurant that takes the concept of taiyaki far beyond the norm, adding delightfully gonzo savory options along with super-creative sweet ones.
- Craving a refreshing drink? Try this recipe for agua de Jamaica, consisting of dried hibiscus flowers brewed in hot water to make a tea and then strained to make a concentrated brew.
- As the restaurant industry begins to recover from the pandemic, The Seattle Times is seeking responses from servers about how service and the industry have changed. Your response could help shape the future of a miniseries by Jackie Varriano.
Movies and TV
- Looking for a new movie to see this weekend? There’s a good film about animated bad guys, plus a Nicolas Cage movie starring Nicolas Cage as Nicolas Cage — which our reviewer called “very enjoyable.”
- Watch the April 24 premiere of the 15-minute Adult Swim comedy “Three Busy Debras,” filmed on Seattle’s Harbor Island.
- Here’s a list of what’s new on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and more.
- Stop by Open Books: A Poetry Emporium, a new storefront in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood that’s a hub for the area’s poetry community.
Arts and community events
- Celebrate the historic and contemporary diversity of the Pacific Northwest at Fort Nisqually Living History Museum’s Klahowya, plus: Earth Day events, drive-in movies and more fun around Seattle.
Outdoors and travel
- If you’re taking an international flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport soon, here’s what to expect at the new International Arrivals Facility. Oh, and here’s the final word on boarding etiquette.
- Craving somewhere sunny and sandy and pretty much not Seattle? Take a direct flight from Seattle to Belize City’s Goldson International Airport and snorkel with nurse sharks off Ambergris Caye or explore Mayan ruins in the jungle.
- Before tourists flock downtown this summer, explore Seattle’s ever-changing neighborhoods on this 1.7-mile urban hike from Pike Place Market to Lake Union Park.
- The pandemic kept families away from Disneyland, but the doors at the Southern California playland are again open. Here are tips for planning a trip.