Top 5 things to do in Seattle this May

It’s May! Time to march for your rights, eat pierogis, and celebrate Cinco de Mayo the authentic way!

So much more, including: theater, film, and comedy (yes, Black Laughs Matter!) It’s also Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and there are Indonesian, Chinese, West African, even a Folklife Festival!

1. African American Film Series


Seattle Public Library presents a unique series of African American Films you won’t want to miss. From Seattle’s own Jimi Hendrix and Wheedle’s Groove to Straight Outta Compton, there’s sure to be a film to suit your taste.

More on SPL’s African American Film Series, May 5 – June 25 »

2. A Rap on Race


Seattle Rep’s #Raceish season of events tackling race takes on and reinvents the 1970 discussion between James Baldwin and Margaret Mead.

More on Seattle Rep’s Rap on Race, May 5-22 »

3. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

For the real good stuff on Cinco de Mayo… wait until siete. Saturday, May 7th has some real treats wherever you are. The film Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla tells the story of Mexico’s outmanned fight on May 5th, 1862. El Centro de la Raza holds their 11th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration and Tacoma’s Rialto Theater hosts ¡Fiesta, Familia, Folklore! community celebration.

More on Cinco de Mayo, May 5-7 »

4. Pierogi Fest!

Dom Polski (the Polish Home Foundation)’s annual Pierogi Fest is a comfort food favorite. After stuffing yourself (like a pierogi!), enjoy the Polish workshops, music and dancing.

More on Pierogi Fest, May 14, 11:30-4pm »

5. Carry5 Walk for Water

Did you know that a billion people around the world have to travel for miles to get to their daily water source? In the Carry 5 Walk for Water you’ll see people carrying 5 gallons of water for 5 kilometers all around the Seattle Center grounds. It’s really a sight to see, but nothing compared to the 200 million women and children who spend up to 5 hours a day walking for water. Can you do just 5 for 5?

More on Carry5 Walk for Water, May 15, 1pm »

You’ll find even more things to do in Seattle this month on The Seattle Globalist events calendar! Have an event to share? Are we missing something enticing near you? It’s easy to submit your own Globalist event online. We’ll see you around town, as we share the best of the world, right here at home.