POP Cats 2024 @ Seattle Center Exhibition Hall

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📸: POP Cats

📆 Saturday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 24th
🎟 $10 – $100
📍 Seattle Center Exhibition Hall: 301 Mercer St, Seattle

Most of the time, my Top Picks for The Ticket come from a place of passion, love, and geekery. A desire to contextualize upcoming movies and plays as part of a greater history, or career, or phase of the zeitgeist. Other times, though, it’s an unconscious call impossible to ignore. That’s where POP Cats 2024 comes in.

Me? I definitely have “cattitude.” And when I see that there’s a touring two-day event that combines cats, art, art about cats, and cats about art, and it’ll be nicely centralized at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (underneath the Pacific Northwest Ballet), that just screams “wonderful afternoon with the family.

Here’s what’s in store here:

🐱  POP Cats City: an obstacle course-slash-playground to immerse yourself in the POP Cats world

🐱 Adoption Catios: local rescues will be on hand to give you space to play with their sweet babies, provide more information about the adoption process, and perhaps even send you home with a new member of your family (please be a responsible pet owner)

🐱 BYOC!: Bring Your Own Cat (if they are good, person-loving kitties) for photo ops, figure drawing, and testing out merchandise

🐱 And more, including cat-centered video games, costume contests, coloring stations, and a chance to get cattoos

I was so jazzed that I ran to my two cats, Vincent Prince and Béla Lugosi, and gave them the news about the event. In response, they shoved their faces into my various limbs and respectively cried out for belly rubs (Vincent) and treats (Béla), which is their way of thanking me.

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Marcus Gorman

Marcus Gorman is a Seattle-based playwright and film programmer. He once raised money for a synagogue by marathoning 15 Adam Sandler movies in one weekend. You can find him on Instagram and Twitter @marcus_gorman.