This week — this year — has been a lot, to say the least. If you can peel yourself away from the news this weekend, here are some things you can do at home or in your community to unwind.

Eats and drinks

  • Check out the vibrant scene of pop-up pizza shops around the Greater Seattle area. No idea where to even begin? We’ve broken it down bite by bite.
  • Not in the mood for pizza? From fried tacos to Bigfoot-themed hot dogs, here are four more Seattle-area pop-ups you’ll want to try.
  • Served in acorn squash bowls this silky smooth soup is the perfect fall recipe to make this weekend.
  • See the winners of our Pantry Kitchen Challenge, who all came up with some pretty creative dishes. Maybe they will inspire you to participate in Round 4 of the cooking competition.
  • Whether you’re looking for dine-in, takeout or delivery options, check out our updating list of restaurants that you can sort by neighborhood.

Books

Movies and TV

  • Fall in love again with “Sense and Sensibility,” this week’s pick from our critic’s series “Movies with Moira.”
  • Find something to stream from this list of what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.

Arts and events

Outdoors

  • Check out this hike to Beaver Lake, which makes for a nice rain coat hike — enjoyable but not effortless, and quiet but not isolated.
  • Here are some ideas to encourage your family to get outside, even in the chilly, wet weather.
  • Join the Northwest Horticultural Society’s online symposium, which offers an inclusive look at diversity and ecology.