Since we’re currently enjoying our nearly annual April/May mini summer, we thought this would be a good opportunity to share some ideas on what to do on a sunny day in Seattle. The forecast for this weekend is looking warm and mostly sunny. Whatever you do, make sure you get outside and soak up some vitamin D!
1. See the best view of Seattle from Kerry Park
Located in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, Kerry Park is home to the most dramatic views of the Emerald City (one of Seattle’s nicknames), with the Space Needle standing tall in front of the downtown skyscrapers, and Mount Rainier huge in the distance.
2. Walk along the waterfront
Golden Gardens in Ballard is a beautiful place to walk along the Puget Sound. There are many other options as well, though. Alki Beach in West Seattle offers great views of downtown Seattle across the water, while Discovery Park in Magnolia has a whole range of hiking options, from woods to bluffs to beach, if you want a little more variety.
3. Enjoy the musicians at Pike Place Market
In addition to being famous for coffee, Seattle is famous for its musical culture, home to famous musicians such as Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix, arguably the best guitar player of all time. On the street outside of Pike Place Market, you can hear all different kinds of music. There are singing groups, guitar players, and, here, a trumpet player.
Friday, October 27 is the Halloween Dance hosted by the International Peer Mentors. Join us in the PUB from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm for dancing, refreshments, a costume contest, raffles, a photo booth, and games! Costumes are not mandatory, but are encouraged.
The Adventure Builder’s Club will also be hosting an escape room, and the International Club will be hosting a Zombie Room. There will be limited space for both of these rooms, so plan to arrive on time!
Now that you’ve had time to adjust to your new classes and catch up on your reading, it’s time to see what else Shoreline has to offer! Join us on Wednesday, October 18 for the Back to School Kick-off event. It will take place in the PUB Main Dining Room from 11:30am – 2:30pm.
There will be over 50 student organizations there, covering a wide range of interests and causes. Joining a club is a great way to meet people and make new friends.
Whether your goal is to learn about other cultures (or celebrate your own), find a fun way to exercise, improve your skills, or make this world a better place, you’ll find the right organization for you.
Check out the active club roster to get an idea of who will be there! Follow the International Education Facebook for more events and school news.
Come get a taste of Seattle’s independent music scene at Seattle Center! Every Friday during August, KEXP 90.3FM and Seattle Center sponsor free concerts. They take place on the Mural Amphitheatre Lawn starting at 5:30 pm.
These concerts are completely free and welcome all ages. Seating is limited, so you want to get there a little early. You can bring your own picnic food or head to the Armory and buy a delicious dinner to enjoy while you watch.
Below is the 2017 line up:
Friday, August 4
The Helio Sequence
Friday, August 11
Friday, August 18
Friday, August 25
Emma Lee Toyoda
The Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade marks the start of summer in Seattle. It showcases Seattle’s unique spirit, flavor, and creativity.
This free event takes place in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The activities are mainly centered west of Fremont Ave N on N 35th Street and N 34th Street. The parade begins at the intersection of N 36th Street and Leary Way, and ends in Gasworks Park.
There are food stalls, a craft market, art shows, and live music throughout the weekend. The Solstice parade itself is on Saturday, June 17 at 1:00pm. It will be busy, and it is recommended attendees bus, bike, or use a ride-sharing company to arrive. Parking is extremely limited.
To learn more about the fair and see their schedule, visit their website. While you’re down there having fun, make sure you visit the famous Fremont Troll!
– Meg Humphrey
Photos by Joe Mabel (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikimedia Commons
The Producers is a beloved musical comedy by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Space Balls, Blazing Saddles). It tells the story of Max Bialstock, a Broadway producer whose last project utterly failed on opening night. He meets accountant Leo Bloom, who realizes they can make money from Bialstock’s misfortune. They team up to create the world’s worst musical ever!
Performances are in the Campus Theater (1600 Building): Fridays and Saturdays, May 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7:30pm Sunday matinees, May 14, 21 at 3:00pm
Shoreline Community College Students: $12
Seniors, Shoreline Community College Staff, and Non-SCC Students: $16
General Admission: $20
Parking is free during these show times, and there will be refreshments available for purchase. Don’t miss out on this fun and classic American musical!
Funk & Groove is a Shoreline Community College music ensemble specializing in popular music from the 1970’s to present. Many genres of music are covered by Funk & Groove, including jazz, pop, R&B, and rap. They perform live shows around town and for campus functions like the Student Success Campaign Community Breakfast hosted by the Shoreline Community College Foundation.
Funk & Groove will be playing a show at the Ould Triangle on Saturday, February 4. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support your fellow students, and have a ton of fun while doing it! The show starts at 8:00pm, make sure you arrive early to grab a good seat.
Enjoy free live music every Friday in August with KEXP radio’s “Concerts at the Mural” series featuring local, Pacific Northwest bands like The Thermals and Radiation City. Now in its ninth year, this popular outdoor music series is a great way to experience some local culture while checking out one of Seattle’s most popular tourist destinations. Seattle Center is also home to the EMP Museum, the International Fountain, the Space Needle, and the Pacific Science Center with lots of great food options in and around the area.