Do you have a cat? Do you spend a lot of hours watching videos of cats on the internet? Do you own a Grumpy cat mug? Have you built a shrine to Lil Bub in your living room? Me too! We should go to Japan Society's screening of all the purr-fect vids from the 2014 Internet Cat Video Festival!
Every year since 2012, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis holds a summer festival dedicated entirely to the watching and appreciation of cat videos. On Wednesday, Japan Society will be screening more than 50 of the videos originally shown at the 2014 fest, which includes classics like Ninja Cats, the original Wiggle Cat video, Dog Pushes Cat into Bathtub and, of course, Cat vs. Lizard.
Your $20 ticket ($16 for members) includes entrance to the museum, one drink and light snacks, and the blessing of enjoying cat videos with fellow fans. There's also a cash bar with $5 beer, sake and wine, plus you can check out the "Life of Cats" exhibition featuring traditional Japanese woodblock prints featuring our favorite furry feline friends. The party starts at 7:30pm, and you can buy tickets here.
In the meantime, we'll share a few of the hiss-terical videos you'll see at the fest screening. They're paws-itively worth your time:
Wiggle wiggle wiggle:
Henri with constant ennui:
Cat riding a sheep like it's NBD:
Jedi Kittens strike back!