Catfe Pop-Up

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Catfe Pop-Up
Photograph: Courtesy Catfe

We dubbed this month the dog and cat days of summer, but October is shaping up to be decidedly feline. There’s Hello Kitty Con, its accompanying art exhibition at JANM (tickets on sale soon) and now a pop-up cat cafe in Chinatown. Well, to be honest it’s more of a mobile adoption drive, but we’ll just consider this a more DIY take on a cat cafe than the sip-and-pet permanent spots in Asia and London. The Far East Plaza pop-up will supply a crop of playful kittens to cuddle but there won’t be any food or drinks for sale—fortunately Ten Ren’s Tea Time and Chego are next door. There will, however, be maids, butlers and DJs to up the kawaii factor of the event.

The four-day pop-up (Oct. 2-5, 4-9pm) was devised by Carlos Wong, who’s just kicked off a second round of fundraising for Catfe, a proposed permanent cat cafe in Little Tokyo. Wong partnered with Chinatown and no-kill shelter Best Friends LA, who’ll be hosting same-day adoptions at the event.

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