It’s already the middle of the month, the weekend forecast is looking rainy and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, you’re not alone. It’s important to practice some self-care in these busy and gloomy times. Relieve some stress this weekend by checking out these events and activities.
Remember, many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings, so always check before you go.
- Dance it out with bounce artist Big Freedia or local rapper Jay Loud when they hit Seattle stages Friday, Nov. 15. For even more shows happening this weekend. Check out this week’s nightlife listings.
- Release some endorphins at the Green Lake Gobble 5K/10K & Mashed Potato Munch Off on Sunday. You can register online here until 5 p.m. Saturday.
- Interested in all things geeky? Head to GeekGirlCon, an inclusive two-day convention that celebrates STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), comics, gaming and more.
- Catch a high-energy performance of cultural and contemporary dance and music at Global Party.
- It’s the last weekend to see Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Locally Sourced.”
- Visit the Opera Center for the opening weekend of “The Falling and the Rising,” a chamber opera featuring a chorus of local veterans.
- Search for more events on our community calendar, which, if you haven’t heard, is now interactive! Easily filter by category and region to find the perfect event.
- If you haven’t heard, Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren are in a movie together and that’s all you really need to know. See “The Good Liar,” based on the novel by Nicholas Searle.
- Speaking of exciting acting duos, Matt Damon and Christian Bale are also in a movie together — “Ford v Ferrari.” Our critic calls it “a rollicking true story well told, and a moving depiction of male friendship.”
- If you have 3½ hours to spare, see Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” The film will also be available to stream on Netflix beginning Nov. 27.
- Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot is yet another option for your weekend movie plans.
- Seattle indie-rock band Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan is the subject of the documentary “Strange Negotiations,” playing at the Northwest Film Forum this weekend. Bazan will also be performing at the SMASH benefit concert on Nov. 24.
- For more films opening this weekend, see our movie roundup.
- If you’re like me and find solace in a good burger every once in a while, see if you’ve had any of these great, under-the-radar burgers. If not, go get one!
- For creative, affordable and modern Korean favorites like chicken wings and bulgogi, try Paju in Lower Queen Anne.
- Doughnuts, tacos and roasted corn were just a few of the goodies our food writer got to try while exploring all the lovely snacking options White Center has to offer. Follow in her footsteps and snack away!
- Go for a drink at the newly opened Georgetown Brewing tasting room, or try Bellingham favorite Aslan Brewing, now open in Fremont.
- Are you one of the 10 million people who subscribed to Disney+ on its first day? See what the nostalgia-filled catalog has to offer here.
- Plan for the gift-giving season with these biography picks for every type of reader on your list.
- Practice the call-and-response work songs known as shanties and reserve your spot for “Sea Shanties on the Skansonia” by Nov. 18.
- Read “The Topeka School,” a novel by Ben Lerner that tackles the topics of fragile masculinity, generational trauma and more. Lerner will be at the Elliott Bay Book Co. next Saturday, Nov. 23.
- Prep and get your tickets for the Sleater-Kinney shows happening next weekend at the Paramount Theatre.
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