Must List: Easter Dinner, Movin’ Around the World, Video Poetry Festival

Your weekly guide to Seattle’s hottest (virtual) events

By Sam Steele


April 9, 2020

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If social isolation-induced cabin fever is starting to set in, take a well-deserved break with these virtual Seattle events.

Crucible Brewing Hangout
(Daily) Join Crucible Brewing in Google Hangouts any night of the week for some socially-distant camaraderie, collective drinking and discussions about beer. (Need a refill? Check the brewery’s tap list and make plans for curbside pickup or delivery.) 8 p.m. Free.

Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets
(4/8-4/11) In this livestreamed literary battle, playwrights and poets pair off, competing to produce prompted one-act plays and poems. In true quarantine fashion, themes include exhausted, isolation and pajamas. A full podcast roundup of the event will also be available 4/12. 7 p.m. Free.

Easter Dinner
(4/12) Just because you’re in quarantine doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Easter with a proper spread. Many Seattle restaurants are offering special to-go meals for the occasion: Look to Ballard’s Gather Kitchen & Bar for individual and family meals, along with bottles of red, white and sparkling wine; or Eden Hill Provisions for Easter brunch, complete with a Bloody Marry kit and dyed hard-boiled eggs. Prices vary. Orders must be placed by 4/10.

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival
In honor of National Poetry Month, and the cancellation of the in-person Cadence festival, tune in online for a series of video poetry screenings, or stop by the window of Common Area Maintenance downtown to catch a selection of video poems visible and audible from the sidewalk. Times and prices vary.

Story Time
(Weekdays) Seattle Public Library is helping caregivers keep little ones occupied with virtual story time for babies and toddlers. Tune in on Facebook for stories, songs, and interactive family fun. Times vary. Free.

Movin’ Around the World: Virtual!
(4/13-4/17) Norwest Folklife and the Seattle Center have collaborated to move this celebration of music, dance and culture online. Join in for several days of artists showcasing their work through videos, including Spanish Flamenco with Seattle’s Ana Montes and old timey tunes with Charmaine Slaven. Times vary. $5 donation suggested.

Dance Fitness
(Daily) Dance like nobody’s watching—because they won’t be if your turn your camera off. The Seattle Dance Fitness studio is livestreaming a free week of classes through Zoom, including dance fitness for adults and hip-hop energy busters for kids. Times vary. Free.

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