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Celebrate silent discos and Prince’s birthday, plus 10 other things to do in Seattle this week

Ever been curious about silent discos? How does a race with doughnuts every 250 meters sound? Here are our picks for events around the city this week:

MONDAY
Learn from Seattle makers. It’s the first day of Made in Seattle Week, a “free learning festival” full of opportunities to explore stuff that’s made here and the people behind it all. The events are free and each day is themed by industry: tech, food, beer, and design. (Downtown)

Curious about freezing your eggs? This panel of experts will talk about the details behind egg freezing, reproductive choice, and the state of modern dating. (Downtown)

TUESDAY
Save the sea turtles. The Pacific Science Center is screening a documentary about the world’s rarest sea turtle, the Kemp’s Ridley. Then the filmmakers and a local wildlife veterinarian will discuss how some are trying to save the turtles. (Queen Anne)

WEDNESDAY
Find out what’s behind Theo Chocolate. Emily Benson, who works at this well-known local chocolate company, is opening up about her trips to the countries where Theo sources its cocoa beans. While she talks, you can sip on “drinking chocolate.” Mmmeta. (Fremont)

Celebrate Prince’s birthday. Put on your purple and pay tribute to a pop legend by watching Prince videos, singing along to “Purple Rain”, and drinking a purple cocktail. (Central District)

THURSDAY
Hang out with us and Nikkita. We’re talking with Nikkita Oliver, the poet, attorney, teaching artist, anti-racist organizer, and candidate for Seattle mayor. You’ll hear about why she does what she does, and how she thinks the city’s social movements can move forward in the age of Trump. (P.S. Plan to buy tickets at the door? We’ll be accepting credit cards only.)  (Pioneer Square)

Take a Pride art walk. For the third time, Seattle PrideFest is partnering with the Capitol Hill Art Walk to bring us the best of queer art and artists. (Capitol Hill)

‘Collaborate in the woods.’ Go on a weekend retreat that draws people from the art and tech worlds out into nature to make cool stuff together. And bring your kids — there’ll be workshops for them too. Thanks for letting us know, Shelly Farnham! (Skykomish)

FRIDAY
Dance to the beat of your own drum. Love to silent disco? There’s a bunch happening in parks all over the city, and you can get tickets for one day or dance the whole weekend. Silently. (All over)

SATURDAY
Celebrate Pride. Volunteer Park Pride Festival (also known as the Pride Family Picnic) will have live music, speakers, food, and beer to celebrate LGBTQ arts and culture. (Capitol Hill)

Get off your butt…Sort of. The Lard Butt 1k (that’s .62 miles) promises doughnuts every 250 meters, mimosas, beer, music, and “plenty of surprises.” We particularly love their clever take on Rainier in their logo. 😂 Thanks to Don Goldberg for the tip. (Sand Point)

SUNDAY
Zen out and have a drink. Join in an hour-long meditation class, then have a mimosa and some snacks. (Downtown)

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.