Earth Day 5K
Saturday (4/20) — Seattle magazine’s first ever 5k run/walk follows a gorgeous route that wends through the Olympic Sculpture Park and skirts Elliott Bay along the Myrtle Edwards Park bike trail. A portion of each registration goes to the Green Seattle Partnership, a nonprofit working to restore our urban forests and parks. An eco-friendly beer garden at Bell Harbor will reward both participants and spectators at the finish line.
4/20. Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. Post-race festivities continue until 1 p.m. $40–$50. Online registration is now closed. On-site registration is welcome. Starts at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66; earthdayrace.com
Gutsy Food at Radiator Whiskey
Leslie Kelly fearlessly previews the unique food at Radiator Whiskey, which just opened in Pike Place Market. The menu explores a wide range of animal anatomy, including pig head, hot cornflake-crusted chicken livers and fried cow’s lips. Also on offer: house-made moonshine. Are you tough enough?
Record Store Day
Saturday (4/20) — Record Store Day is the perfect chance to show your appreciation for independent brick-and-mortar music stores such as Sonic Boom or Easy Street Records (the latter of which Billboard magazine just named one of the top places to shop for vinyl in the country). Select stores will celebrate with special releases, in-store performances and rocking discounts.
Participating stores and location details at recordstoreday.com
Bemis Spring Arts Show
Opens Saturday (4/20–4/21) — This weekend the behemoth Bemis Arts building in SoDo (near Safeco Field) opens its doors to visitors. The unassuming facade belies the thriving resident and visiting artists working away inside—many of whom you can meet during this community event. In addition art all over the walls, you’ll also discover live music, food and cheap parking.
4/20-21. 12-8 p.m. Free admission. 55 S. Atlantic St.; bemisarts.com
The World Comes to the Eastside
Tuesday (4/23) — Join Seattle magazine and our content partner Crosscut.com for cocktails and conversation at a special community forum. Writer Eric Scigliano, Eastside leaders and other experts will lead a spirited discussion, which we began in our recent feature about a new “Eastside story” emerging across the lake. Read it here.
4/23. 5-7 p.m. Free admission. Bellevue, Chutney's Fine Indian Cuisine, 938 1110th Ave. NE. Space is limited; firstname.lastname@example.org