What to do in Pioneer Square - May

Last week, Seattle experienced 80-degree weather, which may not seem like much to some cities, but for us it’s a pleasant surprise. With spring in full bloom, we’re excited to take advantage of all the warm days and numerous activities happening in our neighborhood—all with a cup of cold brew coffee in hand.

There’s really never a dull moment in Pioneer Square, and it’s always so great to see people out and about. If you’re itching to get out and explore, here are a few neighborhood events to enjoy this month:

Pioneer Square Art Walk
This month, Gallery 110 exhibits artist Aaron Brady’s series, “The Color of Breathing.” Brady connects his premature son’s struggle to breath in the neonatal intensive care unit and the “collective asphyxiation caused by our toxic environmental situation.” The work moves us to think deeper about our part in the ecosystem and reflect on human-made disasters through mesmerizing and ghostly paintings. On view May 3 – June 2. Gallery 110, 110 Third Ave S.

Food in Culture & Religion
Head over to the London Plane to hear Seattle-based journalist Harriet Baskas’ short talk on the social role of food in our lives. The fourth and final talk of the series, Baskas will cover the types of food various cultures and religions are known for, and guests will have the opportunity to share their own food stories as well. Consume a little knowledge and keep your belly full for the evening. May 16, 5:45 pm. London Plane, 300 Occidental Ave S.

Cocktail Class Series

Tune-in to your inner mixologist at E. Smith Mercantile’s cocktail class for beginners. You’ll learn the history and uses of pre-prohibition spirits, mixing techniques and classic recipes, among others. At the end of the session, you’ll be able to re-create your favorite drinks at home. Perfect for hosting the fanciest dinner parties! May 17, 7 pm. E. Smith Mercantile, 208 First Ave S.

Stories of Resilience: Indigenous Womxn of Seattle<
Native women will share stories of resilience to remember what has been lost and to forge new pathways for future generations. Curated by Colleen Echohawk-Hayashi and Abigail Echo-Hawk, this event is a moving and necessary night of resistance and reclamation of history and the ancient traditions of Native ancestors. May 23, 6-8 pm. Impact Hub Seattle, 220 Second Ave S.

Shop for Mom at Fresh Tangerine
While you’re in the neighborhood, stop by our store to pick up some goodies for mom. We all know she deserves it! We’ll be happy to help you choose the perfect Mother’s Day gift, from dainty necklaces and earrings to matching friendship bracelets—after all, moms make the absolute best of friends.

Byrne-thday Party: A Birthday Party for David Byrne featuring Little Creatures – Talking Heads Tribute Band
Part-time shop girl and full time hype girl Lezlee came back from Coachella ranting about how great of a performer David Byrne was, so why not celebrate his birthday at the iconic Central Saloon? Plus, this will be a good primer before we can catch him for ourselves on his upcoming tour. May 15,8:30 – 11:30, $8. The Central Saloon207 1st Ave S

Taylor Swift - Reputation Tour featuring Camila Cabella and Charlie XCX
We know you’ve already thought about this one and it’s ok, because so have we. Honestly, what better way is there to kick off the summer other than a night of singing and dancing with you and your gal pals + TSwift and her gal pals? The answer is nothing. You’ll definitely see us there (dancing like we’re 22). May 22, 7 pm, $45+.Century Link Field800 Occidental Ave s

photo by Olivia Brent for Visit Seattle


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