Three to See: Get Catffeinated

Kids Day at Catffeinated

We initially squealed when we learned that Tacoma was getting its own cat lounge, where one could enjoy a mocha and pet an adorable, adoptable feline. Now, imagine our surprise to learn that Tacoma-based Catffeinated is hosting a kids day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 22, complete with cat-shaped cookies, hot cocoa, and actual cats to dote on. Reservations and admission to the cat lounge are required to interact with the cats.

Butchering & Curing Workshop

Grab your cleaver and head to the Fort Nisqually Living History Museum to learn a “new” skill, courtesy of the 19th century. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, spend the day learning from the Farmstead Meatsmith instructors who will demonstrate traditional butchery, curing, and cooking of meats. The course is $100. Participants must be at least 16 and are encouraged to bring their own lunch. More information is available online. 

Night Tour of the Armory

Ghost hunting enthusiasts and history buffs alike won’t want to miss this tour of the oldWashington National Guard Armory this Saturday night with Pretty Gritty Tours. The guided hour-long tour will take guests through the historic building, during which they’ll learn about the grand galas, boxing matches, presidential speeches, and incarcerations that happened there during its 102-year history. Bring a flashlight and $6 to rent an EMF detection device for prime ghost spotting. Choose from one of four tour times from 6 to 9 p.m.

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