After the busy holiday season, things are slowing down for January, with fewer Lake Union events to attend. But these happenings are still notable things to do and add to your calendar as you plan your activities through January…

January 1: 13 Coins’ Last Day Open in SLU
All Day | 13 Coins
With all of the development of the area, longtime restaurant resident 13 Coins must relocate so that their current SLU location can be redeveloped. The restaurant will be moving to Pioneer Square and opening on January 13th, but January 1st will be their last day open in South Lake Union. The ownership will be rolling back several menu items to their 1967 pricing (when 13 Coins first opened in SLU), and guests can take their 13 Coins plates home with them as a commemorative memento, while supplies last.

January 4: First Free Thursday at MOHAI
10am – 8pm | Museum of History and Industry
On the first Thursday of the month, the Museum of History and Industry offers free general admission for the museum’s permanent exhibits – all day long! The Free First Thursday in January is the 4th. The free admission includes: True Northwest: the Seattle Journey, and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

Wednesdays in January: Pasta Classes at Cuoco with Chef Stan
6:30pm | Cuoco
Cuoco’s weekly pasta classes are back in January, featuring specific pasta-themed evenings where participants will learn to make different types of pasta with techniques and recipes. Finish the class off with a delicious 3-course family dinner. Classes cost $55/person and include the class, dinner, wine and a take-home portion of the pasta you make. The January Cuoco Pasta Classes are:

  • January 10: Orecchiette
  • January 17: Cappelletti
  • January 24: Tagliarini Noodles
  • January 31: Ravioli

January 20: 3rd Friday Speaker
7pm | Center for Wooden Boats
On the third Friday of each month, the Center for Wooden Boats hosts a special speaker to discuss boating-related topics as a free community event. On January 20th, the speaker is Kaci Cronkhite, a circumnavigator, author and wooden boat owner. She will be speaking on: “Finding Pax, the legacy of love for a little wooden boat”, which is also the topic of her new book.

January 27: Maker Day – DIY Guitars
12pm – 3pm | Museum of History and Industry
Learn more about Seattle’s jazz history at the January Maker Day at MOHAI. Hosted by TeachersWhoTech, this event features engaging education and a chance to make your own acoustic jazz guitar out of recycled materials. The cost is free for MOHAI members and included with museum admission.


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