Monday, May 4
Online Sing Along/Play Along
7 p.m., Zoom access via link, free
Warm up those vocal chords, dust off your instruments and get ready to sing or play along with this musical event. The Online Sing/Play Along is hoping to bring people together through music even though we can’t be together in person. Song requests can be made through the chat function on Zoom and there is a songbook provided for you to sing and play along with. If you’re feeling shy, don’t worry: Your mic will be on mute so it’s a great time to practice, let loose and have fun with your musical talents.
Wednesday, May 6
Silent Reading Party
6 p.m., access sent via email day of,
$5-20 tickets, tinyurl.com/yawvpy8z
Before shelter-in-place started, Seattle’s Silent Reading Party was so popular it would often have a line formed before the event even started. How lucky to live in a city with a bunch of other weirdos who like to read silently next to strangers? Even luckier for us is that this is an event for which going virtual doesn’t seem completely absurd. Every Wednesday, The Stranger will be hosting this silent reading party, and you can grab your tickets at the link above. Whether you’re just looking for some company or trying to watch less TV (I feel you), the Silent Reading Party is a lovely evening activity. Pour yourself a drink, make a snack plate, get cozy and start that page turner.
Friday, May 8 –
Saturday, May 9
Cafe Flora , Friday: 2–6 p.m.,
Saturday: 10 a.m.–2 p.m., order via link, $20+, tinyurl.com/yb7d7nze
Cafe Flora, the beloved Madison Park eatery famous for its veggie, vegan and gluten-free options, still wants to help you celebrate Mother’s Day. There are four menus to choose from — one vegetarian, one vegan and gluten-free and two kids’ menus — and options for pick up throughout the weekend. Truthfully, all sound beyond delicious and it’s been very challenging writing this before having had breakfast myself. If you’re looking for treats rather than a meal, you can also order cocktail kits, flowers and chocolates to enjoy as well. Help support a homegrown restaurant and show your appreciation for your mom, or yourself.
Saturday, May 9
Emerald City Soul City Presents: Ain’t Nothin’ But A House Party, 8 p.m., Facebook Live, donations encouraged,
Lo-Fi and its Emerald City Soul Club will bring soul music right to your house, setting you up for a great house party, even if it’s a party for one. While it is free to access the live music set up, Lo-Fi is asking for donations via their GoFundMe to help them stay open when the time comes. Lo-Fi has been a fixture in the Seattle music scene since 2004, hosting local live bands, touring acts and the best soul music dance nights. If you’re able to donate, you can help keep a small business afloat. If you can’t cut it this week, you can support by tuning in and listening to DJs Marc Muller, Michael Chrietzberg and Anthony Alvarado spinning rare soul tunes.
Sunday, May 10
— Every Sunday
Betty’s Body of Knowledge, 7 p.m.,
Zoom ID: 216-614-9359, tips encouraged
Iconic Seattle Drag Queen Betty Wetter is back hosting her weekly trivia nights. Previously at Solo Bar, you can now join virtually via Zoom. The room will open at 6:30 p.m. for drinks and some house rules (like getting divided into private teams). The evening will not only have trivia, but will also feature guest performances from drag queens Michete and Eucalypstick, as well as a special audio round with Cookie Couture. Support our amazing drag community and have lots of fun in the process!
Seattle Public Library
Various times, info via link, free
The Seattle Public Library is hosting a plethora of ongoing events for our enjoyment as we stay home. You can catch a Virtual Story Time (baby, toddler, pre-school) for your children to enjoy stories, rhymes and songs with the children’s librarian. There are also Financial Literacy classes that focus on planning for retirement and your future in general throughout the month. If you’re looking to practice your English-speaking skills, you can also attend the Virtual English Circle, where you can practice your conversational English with other learners and native speakers. The library offerings seem to have something for everyone, and if these virtual events aren’t hitting the spot, you can check out what the Library has to offer in terms of book recommendations, e-books and other great resources.
This is compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the Apr. 29 - May 5, 2020 issue.