Happy Friday! Whether you’re staying home or getting out in your community, check out this roundup of things to do around Seattle this weekend.

Eats and drinks

  • Find great food options and expanded outdoor seating in the University District.
  • Make this recipe for honey lavender cookies, courtesy of Seattle-area tax accountant and “Top Chef Amateurs” competitor Danie Baker.
  • Bake up these chewy, fudgy, malted brownies.

Movies, TV and books

  • Find something to watch from this list of what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.
  • Return to the multiplex with these recommendations for a perfect dinner and a movie.
  • Find something to read in this roundup of all things crime fiction this month.

Community events

Outdoors and travel

  • Go on a staycation with these three day trips to take from the Seattle waterfront.
  • Take your dog (or just yourself) on this loop of the off-leash area at Marymoor Park.
  • Visit Sequim’s fragrant lavender fields, which are in full bloom right now.
  • Get outside, but still stay safe on the water with these tips.