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30 upcoming events in 13 cities.

From Chicago, Illinois to Seattle, Washington, and beyond.

The organist at work
Jan 18
Chicago, Illinois

The Mighty Wurlitzer: A History of the Theatre Organ

A rare demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ at the Chicago Theatre.
Jan 20
Santa Monica, California

Church of Type

Discover a treasure trove of typography, tools, and techniques before this letterpress shop leaves SoCal
Jan 21
Queens, New York

New York City Secrets Within Calvary Cemetery

Explore NYC history, hidden inside sculptural monuments and mafioso grave sites, as you take in iconic city views on this cold weather walking tour.
Jan 21
Seattle, Washington

Hidden Histories of the International District

Join activist and community leader Ron Chew and photographer Dean Wong for this special walking tour of Seattle's historic Chinatown-International District.
Jan 21
Beverly Hills, California

Beverly Hills Obscura

You don’t have to be rich to live in Beverly Hills, but you do have to be weird.
The tracks
Jan 24
Washington, D.C., United States

Discovering Dupont Underground

Decades after Dupont's underground trolley tunnels were abandoned, they're alive once again.
Rodney Stotts with his bird of prey
Jan 27
Washington, D.C., United States

The Raptors of the Nation's Capital

A one-of-a-kind adventure to meet and greet the raptors that stalk our city.
A photochrom postcard published by the Detroit Photographic Company
Jan 27
Los Angeles, California

The Lost and Long-Gone Graveyards of Los Angeles

Join writer and Field Agent Hadley Meares as we tour the sites of LA's forgotten burial grounds.
A young Frances Glessner Lee
Jan 27
Chicago, Illinois

Murder in a Nutshell

Spend an evening with Frances Glessner Lee - heiress, millionaire, and crimefighter.
Healing Herbs
Jan 28
Washington, D.C., United States

The Wonderful World of Healing Herbs and Botanicals

From the medicine cabinet to your body, join us as we learn and try these overlooked gifts of nature.
The man on the stairwell
Jan 31
Washington, D.C., United States

Discovering Dupont Underground

Decades after Dupont's underground trolley tunnels were abandoned, they're alive once again.
Pouring beverages at Townshend Teas
Jan 31
Portland, Oregon

Behind the Scenes at Townshend Teas

Tour and taste tea-infused kombucha and liquors with Townshend Teas.
Diorama #8 "God's Universal Form"
Feb
3 - 4
Los Angeles, California

The Dioramas and Animatronics of the Bhagavad-gita Museum

Ready to experience Krishna's Transcendental Manifestations?
Resting Waters
Feb 3
Seattle, Washington

The Afterlife of Pets and Resting Waters

Meet the founders of Washington State's first pet aquamation facility to learn about an alternative and earth-friendly form of disposition.
Feb 4
Los Angeles, California

Phantasma Gloria

Discover a glorious glasswork homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe, hidden in Echo Park.
Oysters on the half-shell
Feb 7
Portland

Oyster Tasting and Maritime History

Learn about Portland’s boisterous and dangerous maritime history, in this talk with local authors paired with an oyster sampler prepared by celebrated chef Jaret Foster.
Sleeping Beauty's castle, in Disneyland. Anaheim, CA
Feb 10
Anaheim, California

The Secret Life of Disneyland

Discover the hidden world inside the Magic Kingdom
Tattoo art with images of soaring cranes designed by Bryan Kachel
Feb 10
Seattle, Washington

Embodying Ritual: The Art of the Tattoo

Go beyond the surface and stereotype of tattoos to explore the history and artistry behind this contemporary practice.
Union Station in the early 20th century
Feb 11
Washington, D.C.

Hidden Union Station

With trains rumbling nearby, explore parts of D.C.'s iconic Union Station that the public never sees.
Ruins of the St. Francis Dam
Feb
11 - 24
Santa Clarita, California

The St. Francis Dam Disaster

Hike the ruins of the dam that took 400 lives and ended the career of William Mulholland and a private, family cemetery where several of the victims are buried.
A night of decadence, dance, history, & music you won't soon forget.
Feb 16
Chicago, Illinois

Atlas Obscura Presents: The First Ward Ball

Join us for a night of music, history, burlesque, and more - all with an 1890s twist.
Feb 18
Los Angeles, California

Secret Japanese Village

Step inside the private collection of fashion designer Peter Lai.
Pillars Park
Feb 18
Seattle, Washington

Urban Arbortechture

Join artist Susan Robb on a tree trek that looks at social justice, city planning, and public and private space.
Feb 24
Chatsworth, California

Vegan Food Factory

Discover how vegan mayonnaise is made on this exclusive factory tour of Follow Your Heart Restaurant.
RedBird Sports-Jeffmont Putter Bending Machine
Feb 24
Seattle, Washington

Jeffmont Golf Club Manufacturing Tour

Meet the founder and operators of RedBird Sports-Jeffmont for an in-depth discussion and private viewing of the artful craft of golf club fitting and manufacturing.
Tilikum Crossing
Feb 25
Portland, Oregon

Bridge Photography and History Seminar

Walking tour and hands-on photography class of Portland's downtown bridges with enthusiast and engineer Andrew Hall.
Mar
3 - 9
Tambopata, Peru

Expedition Amazon

Come experience rare wildlife and conservation biology on this adventure deep into the jungle.
Fish specimens in jars
Mar 9
Seattle

Burke Museum Fish Collections Tour

Get behind the scenes of the ichthyology collections of The Burke Museum.
Mar
10 - 11
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Taxidermy Arts at The Convent Philly

Join us for a wondrous weekend of bone articulation, curio box creation, and wet specimen preparation with Beakers and Bones and other special guest taxidermists.
Pillars Park
Mar 25
Seattle, Washington

Urban Arbortechture

Join artist Susan Robb on a tree trek that looks at social justice, city planning, and public and private space.
Old Zoo
Jan 14
Los Angeles, California

Abandoned Zoo Ruins

Roam the grounds of L.A.'s old zoo, former home of Ivan the Terrible.
Pillars Park
Jan 14
Seattle, Washington

Urban Arbortechture

Join artist Susan Robb on a tree trek that looks at social justice, city planning, and public and private space.
Brewing room
Jan 13
Portland, Oregon

Coalition Brewery Tour

Coalition Brewery explains their new experiment in flavor profiles combining cannabis flowers and hops.
 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Jan 13
Los Angeles, California

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

A celebration of life, death, architecture, and the patron saint of Los Angeles.
A common site to all Chicagoans...and film buffs.
Jan 12
Chicago, Illinois

Location, Location, Location! A Hunt for Movie Magic

Race to discover the Chicago locales featured in famous Hollywood films.
Crab Nebula
Dec 21
Seattle, Washington

The Life and Death of Stars

Join astrophysicist Anand Thirumalai in the Henry Art Gallery's Skyspace, Light Reign, to explore how stars are born, evolve, and die.
Dec 18
Denver, Colorado

Obscure Sojourns: CO-Brew

Join Denver Obscura Society to learn about brewing at this free speaker event.
Dec 17
Altadena, United States of America

Hoppy Holidays at The Bunny Museum

Hop into the holidays with an after-hours visit to the world's largest bunny collection.
Dec 17
Philadelphia

An Evening Creepy Crawl

Where entomology and thanatology meet.
Dec 17
Rockville, Maryland

F. Scott Fitzgerald Flashlight Memorial

Join us in celebrating author F. Scott Fitzgerald by visiting his former final resting place and his current one.
Dec 16
Pasadena, California

Haunted Shack Gardens After Dark

Step inside the private garden of self-taught artist Shrine for an exclusive nighttime tour with Atlas Obscura and Cartwheel Art Tours.
The House of Embers
Dec 15
Denver, Colorado

The House of Embers

You are formally invited.
Holidays under the famous dome.
Dec 15
Chicago, Illinois

Give the Lady What She Wants: A Marshall Field’s Scavenger Hunt

Explore Chicago's historic State Street department store on this unique scavenger hunt.
Dec 14
Brooklyn, New York

Atlas Obscura LIVE!: HOLIDAYS

Special guests join the writers and editors of Atlas Obscura for our very own holiday-themed variety show!
Dec
8 - 14
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

Space Out in Chile’s Atacama Desert

Explore the deserts, mountains, geysers, and geoglyphs of San Pedro de Atacama.
Dec 13
Washington, D.C., United States

A Dreamy Garden Gathering in D.C.

We invite you to a fantastical garden party, featuring the wondrously-strange Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher!