Mark Your Calendars: Internet Cat Video Festival at the Brooks

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 5th 2013 2052 0

Every few days, I spend a considerable amount of time scrolling through Cute Overload, oohing and aww-ing over videos of adorable animals, especially the ones of cats. There are surprised cats, cats trapped in boxes, and, in my recent favorite, cats attempting to bathe surprisingly willing Boston terriers.

And while this is an activity that I usually indulge in by myself on my couch, the massive quantity of cute cat-related content on the internet assures me that I'm not alone.

This Valentine's Day, don't stay at home and squee with delight over kitten videos all by your lonesome. Head to the Brooks Museum for the Internet Cat Video Festival, where you can LOL over an hour of super cute kitties with tons of other likeminded people.

Cat Video Festival

The festival's organizer, Walker Arts, puts it this way:

"Experience the joy of a surprised kitten or keyboard cat together. Participate in this experiment that tests the social boundaries of the online community with a live, off-line event as we attempt to gather in physical space and real time to enjoy one of the internet’s most popular phenomena."

The film starts at 7 p.m., but the Brooks will have plenty of feline activities and crafts before and after the show. Opera Memphis and and DJ Superman will provide the music and the cash bar will be open from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

 Go there:

What: Internet Cat Video Festival

Where: Brooks Musuem of Art

When: Feb. 14, 2013, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (the film starts at 7 p.m.)

How much: $10 general admission / $8 Brooks Members / Free for VIP Film Pass holders

For more info: go here

For a bonus cute cat video: watch this

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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