Looking forward to 2022

Ah, what a year it has been! As 2021’s final hours pass by, it’s time to leave behind last year’s highs and lows and look forward to a new beginning once again. Read on for stories on our region’s most anticipated events, places and things coming up in 2022, including places we’re looking forward to eating at and exciting new books, movies and things to do, as well as a peek into travel in the new year with local travel experts.

Happy new year!

— Seattle Times Features staff

A jogger runs through Ravenna Park during the coronavirus outbreak on March 31, 2020, in Seattle.

Are you starting 2022 without feeling good in your body? Here are five tips for a happier and healthier new year, minus a new diet routine.

Senor Carbon is the new Peruvian restaurant in Pioneer Square. Picture is one of its Peruvian-Japanese dishes,  Causa, a mashed potato cake made with aji amarillo, topped with tuna tartare and spicy rocoto mayonnaise, sesame oil and unagi sauce.

With the new year comes new restaurants, and 2022 is shaping up with exciting new dining. Two big-name bakers will do bagels in Seattle, while two Peruvian restaurants come to town. Meanwhile, the Eastside gets a Champagne bar.

Olivia Rodrigo

With fingers crossed and fervent wishes sent for the end of the pandemic, here are some of the arts-and-culture events we’re looking forward to in the new year, from a Billie Eilish concert to nail-biting theater and more.

Lead Transportation Security Officer Enrique Rodriguez, right, mans an x-ray machine, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 at Sea-Tac Airport. Rodriguez said he initially joined with the goal to stay a short time but he kept moving up and now has 5 years with TSA. 218087

The travel industry was left reeling in 2020. In 2021, things were headed in the right direction, but omicron has cast new doubts on travel in 2022. We talked to travel experts in Seattle and beyond for their thoughts.

“You Don’t Know Us Negroes and Other Essays” by Zora Neale Hurston

Here are 15 books that give us reasons to look forward to 2022, from puzzle-box novels to candid memoirs to true-crime tales of rogues.

Ciscoe Morris, holding his favorite clipper and shovel, is a well known gardening expert and personality in the Pacific Northwest. When he’s not speaking, writing or hosting a gardening show, Ciscoe can be found at his Seattle home gardening alongside his pup, Izzy.

Photographed on August 8, 2018.

Ciscoe Morris has 10 gardening resolutions he vows not to break, from limiting rare plants to keeping his shower drain clear. Although a few are tongue-in-cheek, gardeners might recognize some issues they also hope to avoid in the new year.

Maybe by the end of 2022 we can hit the multiplexes without masks? In the meantime, here are some cinematic offerings in the new year that might make it worth heading to the theaters.