For weeknight entertainment September 18-21, 2017, we propose the following list of free things to do in Seattle and around the Puget Sound region, including interesting tidbits, movies, and live music. If you are looking for weekend things to do, head over to our Weekend page.
Free, interesting things to do
Free lantern making workshop in Fremont September 18, 5pm to 9pm. It’s the last one before the Free lantern festival at Green Lake in north Seattle September 21.
Free Crochet and Knit Club in Everett September 20 and every 3rd Wednesday evening. All ages and experience welcome!
Free history talk “Lake Washington Ship Canal” at MOHAI September 20 and every 3rd Wednesday evening. Tonight’s talk: environmental historian Jennifer Ott and Muckleshoot Indian Tribe historian Warren King George in a panel discussion about the dramatic changes wrought by connecting Lake Washington and Puget Sound to create the Ship Canal that bisects our city, including replumbing the watershed. Followed by group discussion of the long-term impact these changes have had on our local environment and people.
Free 3rd Thursday art walk in Tacoma September 21, all day to 8:00 pm at art destinations citywide.
Free chess all ages in north Seattle September 21, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Northeast Branch Library.
Free wine tasting in West Seattle September 21, 5:30-8pm. Tonight: Latin American wines.
Free 3rd Thursday art walk in Everett September 21, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Free outdoor (tented) movie “Point Break” (1991. R-rated) in Seattle September 21, 8pm at Peddler Brewing Co. All ages.
Free design festival in Seattle daily through September 22 with over 80 events to attend around the city. Check out the schedule.
Free live music
Free bluegrass jam and country dance at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard September 18, 8:30pm to 11:30pm Bluegrass jam session. September 19, 9:00 pm Country Dance Night with Jukehouse Hounds.
Free live music at Royal Room in south Seattle September 18, 7:30pm with Tom Varner’s late Birthday Party Concert(new jazz works) and 10:00pm weekly jam session hosted by saxophonist Ivan Arteaga. September 19, 7:30pm with I’m the One: The Music of Annette Peacock (psychedelia, R&B, funk, free-form spoken word, avant garde jazz) and opening set by Robin Holcomb (avant-garde jazz, classical music, folk), followed by 10:00pm The Royal We with Wayne Horvitz (new progressive jazz compositions). September 20, 10:00pm with High Pulp (future funk fusion). No cover for these performances; musicians are compensated by your donations.
Free no cover live music at The Triple Door Musicquarium Lounge in downtown Seattle September 18, 5:00 PM with Surf Monk (Jazz , Pop , Surf Music). September 19, 5:00 PM with Victor Horky & his Silk Road Swing Ft~Christiaan van Hemert (Gypsy Jazz, Swing). September 20, 5:00 PM with Tarik Abouzied/Tim Kennedy Duo (Funk, Fusion, Jazz). September 21, 5:00 PM with Swing 3PO (Jazz, Swing).
Free live music at Dawson’s Bar & Grill in Tacoma September 19, 8pm acoustic Jam with Leanne Trevalyan. September 20, 8pm with Linda Myer’s Band. (jazz, blues) September 21, 8pm with Billy Shew Band open jam session (all genre).
Free admission jazz at Anchor Pub in Everett September 20, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm with Northwest Jazz Collective.
Free no cover music at Tim’s Tavern in north Seattle September 20, 8:00 PM w/ Stuart MacDonald (jazz), plus FREE progressive jackpot bingo every Wednesday before the music at 7:00PM. September 21, 9:00 PM with Out Of System Transfer (Folk Punk/Antifolk) and Water Felon (soulful music), plus FREE pub trivia before the music, 2 games starting at 7pm and 8pm.
Free live music at Vito’s on First Hill in Seattle September 20, 9:00pm – 11:59pm with Brad Gibson and a rotating cast of the city’s best musicians in his monthly performance (contemporary spin on classic jazz repertoire). September 21, 5:30pm – 8:00pm with Casey MacGill (classic tunes in a style encompassing blues, ballads, boogie).
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Register for free 4-day meditation workshop in north Seattle, September 23, 24, 29, and October 1 from 10am-2pm. For maximum benefit, plan to attend all four sessions. Register early to guarantee a spot.
Check this week’s calendar below, or visit the entire Greater Seattle on the Cheap calendar.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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