The Walker Art Center’s Internet Cat Video Festival makes its Chicago stop tomorrow at The Metro. The traveling festival will feature a selection of cat videos curated by Will Braden, creator of “Henri, Le Chat Noir”. From the first ever cat “video” filmed by Thomas Edison in 1894 to clips of modern day celebrity cats, attendees will be treated to a 75 minute compilation of kitty goodness.
Two boxing cats filmed by Thomas Edison in 1894.
Attendees will also have the chance to meet one of cat pop culture’s biggest icons, Lil Bub. The Chicago stop of the tour is being hosted by Lil Bub and her dude, Mike Bridavsky. To mark the occasion, Busy Beaver has donated 1,000 Lil Bub glow in the dark buttons to be handed out at the festival.
All festival attendees are welcome to take a home a commemorative Lil Bub button. These designs are exclusive to the festival and are meant to serve as a special memento of this unique event.
Tickets to the festival start at $11 with all proceeds benefitting Chicago Cat Rescue and Tree House Humane Society, as well as Lil Bub’s Big Fund for the ASPCA. For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets go to treehouseanimals.org.