The best monthly events in Seattle

Seattle is full of fun things to do. Sometimes they’re even done on a regular basis.

Here’s our list of interesting Seattle events that happen at the same time every month. It’s a work in progress, and we’d love to hear what more we should add. Been to something fun? Let us know at [email protected].

On the ___ TUESDAY of every month:

    • 1st: Trivia at the Burke Museum. The University of Washington’s natural sciences museum puts your science knowledge to the test at the College Inn Pub. (University District)
    • 3rd: Nerd Nite Seattle. Hear from geeky speakers on themes like “Citizens in Science” and “Carats & Cannabinoids” at the High Dive. (Fremont)

On the ___ WEDNESDAY of every month:

    • 1st: The Stranger’s Silent Reading Party. Bring whatever book you’re working on to the cozy, velvety lounge at the Sorrento Hotel for the ultimate regular readers’ rendezvous. (First Hill)
    • 1st: Reading Through It. This post-election book club from the Seattle Review of Books and Seattle Weekly explores Trump’s America through literature. (Seward Park)
    • 1st: Seattle City Club’s Civic Cocktail. Listen in on in-depth conversations with local newsmakers about what’s going on in the city, then ask your questions. (Belltown)
    • 2nd: Skatearoke. Roller skating plus karaoke. Quite the combo, courtesy of Southgate Roller Rink. (White Center)
    • 3rd: Two Hour Transport. It’s two hours of science fiction and fantasy authors reading their stuff at Cafe Racer. (Roosevelt)
    • 3rd: History Cafe. Learn what Seattle’s past has to say about its present at these monthly conversations put on by the Museum of History & Industry, HistoryLink, and the Seattle Public Library. (South Lake Union)

On the ___ THURSDAY of every month:

    • 1st: The First Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square is not just the best-known art walk in Seattle; it’s the oldest art walk in the whole country. Before you cruise the galleries, check out all the local museums that offer free admission the first Thursday of every month.
    • 3rd: Seattle Center Armory’s Best Damn Happy Hour. Lots of food, drinks, games, and live music make for a pretty good evening in the heart of Seattle Center. (Queen Anne)
    • Last: Watch ‘the Citizen Kane of bad movies.’ The movie ‘The Room’ is so bad, it’s good, and Central Cinema screens it monthly. (Columbia City)
    • Last: Fresh Ground Stories. An evening of live storytelling at Roy Street Coffee & Tea, with a different theme every month. (Capitol Hill)

On the ___ FRIDAY of every month:

    • 1st: Small Frye: Storytelling + Art. Bring your young kids to this creative double header from the Frye Art Museum and The Seattle Children’s Theatre. (First Hill)
    • 2nd: Creative Mornings. Get some breakfast brain food at this monthly speaker series, which always features someone inspiring. (Locations throughout the city)
    • 2nd: The Chantey Sing. It’s always a different performer and a different set of seaworthy tunes at this sing-along at the Center for Wooden Boats. (South Lake Union)
    • 3rd: Free entry to the Imagine Children’s Museum, which has all kinds of fun activities for kids ages 1 to 12. (Everett)
    • Last: Bingo at the Greenwood Senior Center. No, we’re not kidding. It’s really fun. And it sells out fast. (Greenwood)

On the ___ SATURDAY of every month:

    • 2nd: Georgetown Art Attack. It’s the neighborhood’s art walk, complete with music and local businesses taking part. (Georgetown)
    • Last: Twisted Flicks. Watch B movies on mute while the comedians at Jet City Improv provide the soundtrack. (University District)

Thanks to everyone who on Facebook for their ideas, plus local-event regular Larry Swanson and the folks at ParentMap, which keeps a great local calendar of family friendly events.

Know about more interesting monthly events in Seattle? Let us know at [email protected] and we’ll add it to our list.

By Mónica Guzmán
Mónica is the cofounder and editor of The Evergrey. She's been a Seattle journalist for a decade and adores this city.