16 things to do in Seattle this week: Boozy brunch, a music tour, and a ‘contemptible’ villain

Seattle is keeping it colorful this week with art walks, an urban hike through our modern music history, and a nationally renowned “pop-up” storytelling show.

Got some time to explore your city? Here’s how we’d make the most of it.

Play some board games. It’s short notice, but if you’re looking to play some board games this morning, check out this meetup at Blue Highway Games. Can’t make it? Then mark your calendar for Blue Highway’s used board game auction later this month. (Queen Anne)

Ask what millennials are thinking. Get into the findings of a new poll on what King County millennials think about transportation, the environment, and how affordable (or not) this city is. Hanna Brooks Olsen, of Seattlish, filmmaker Shaun Scott, and others will give their takes. (South Lake Union)

Or: Do the Green Lake Art Walk. Green Lake businesses are showing off work by local artists. There’ll be drinks and snacks at some locations, and it’s a family-friendly event. (Green Lake)

Raise a glass to women. It’s International Women’s Day, so grab some friends and head to the Red Door in Fremont. They’ll be pouring from three breweries and cideries with women leaders who’ll talk about their businesses. Another event to check out is the LIST meetup for women who work in tech in Seattle, organized by reader Jovana Teodorovic. There will be lightning talks on the theme “The best decision I’ve ever made for my career was …”

Or: Catch an opera. The Seattle Opera’s showing “Katya Kabanova,” a story of love and isolation that NPR says has “one of the most unusual and contemptible villains” opera has ever seen. (Queen Anne)

See an innovative ‘live magazine’ show. Pop-Up Magazine does these “wholly unpredictable” one-night multimedia storytelling shows around the country, and Seattle is its next stop. (Town Hall Seattle)

Or: More art! Browse art walks in Capitol Hill or West Seattle, or hang out with local artists at The Drawnk — “Draw + Drink” — alongside art drawn, appropriately, on bottles.

Tour Seattle’s modern music history. Stops on this 2.5-mile urban hike include the Moore Theatre, old and new homes of Sub Pop Records, a bunch of Belltown venues, and Seattle Center. (Downtown Seattle)

Or: Watch performances at the Pocket Theater about the impact of the election. “Unmuted” features stories from and about people who feel their rights are being threatened by the new administration. (Greenwood)

Start your day with a ‘brunchy booze fest.’ Bacon Eggs & Kegs is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, and will feature food and drink from local creators. (SoDo) [Update: Looks like Saturday is sold out, but Sunday’s event still has spots!]

Or: Catch Seattle’s 2017 St Patrick’s Day parade. (Downtown Seattle)

Take the kids to Dino Weekend. The Burke Museum’s got dino digs, costumes, and a replica of the “Jurassic Park” jeep. Reserve your spot soon so you don’t miss out. (University District)

Or: Check out live music, games, art, and food at the Seattle Center’s Irish Festival. (Queen Anne)

Going to one of these events? We’d love to hear how it goes. Send us your thoughts and maybe a pic to [email protected] and we’ll share it back.