Upcoming Atlas Obscura Seattle February and March Events

Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places, has some interesting and intriguing events coming up for February and March 2018!

The Afterlife of Pets and Resting Waters

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Meet the founders of Washington State’s first pet aquamation facility to learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition. Resting Waters was established in 2016 with the goal of providing pet owners an alternative form of disposition of their cherished companion animals after death, through the careful application of alkaline hydrolysis, or aquamation. Using water flow, low temperature and minerals, aquamation provides a gentle, ecologically friendly process, more akin to the natural decomposition that occurs after burial than any other body disposition method, including cremation. After aquamation, the mineral ash of bones remain, pathogen and disease free.

WHEN:
Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Resting Waters
9205 35th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126

TICKETS:
Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here.

Embodying Ritual: The Art of the Tattoo

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Go beyond the surface and stereotype of tattoos to explore the history and artistry behind this contemporary practice. Once regarded as a subversive form of expression associated with infamy, criminality, and circus attraction, over the past 50 years, tattoo has evolved into a popular art form that has gained mainstream acceptance from curators and museums around the world. Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Musee du Quai Branley have helped to popularize the history and artistry of tattoo, elevating an often-misunderstood art form into a contemporary aesthetic practice.

WHEN:
Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Rabid Hands
4775 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107

TICKETS:
Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased here.

Flashlight Walking Tour of Comet Lodge Cemetery

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Explore the tragic history and forgotten inhabitants of Seattle’s abandoned Comet Lodge Cemetery. Seattle’s Comet Lodge Cemetery sits abandoned, itself having been buried by time, greed, and bureaucracy. Today, most observers pass by the cemetery without even recognizing the hallowed ground. Join field agent Jared Steed, as we explore the cemetery by flashlight and learn about its tragic history and its largely forgotten inhabitants.

WHEN:
Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Comet Lodge Cemetery
2100 S. Graham St.
Seattle, WA 98108

TICKETS:
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

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