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OakCatVidFest 2014: Internet Cat Video Festival | Great Wall of Oakland

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 Advanced Tickets

The Great Wall of Oakland | Broadway & W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612



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Join 6,000+ peeps in celebrating the low-brow art of Internet cat videos as The Great Wall of Oakland (yes, it’s 100 feet tall) hosts the Internet Cat Video Festival.

Live bands play cat-themed music, local artisans selling arts and crafts (cat themed…duh), Bandaloop gives an aerial dance performance, and kitty celebrity, Lil Bub, the perma-kitten makes a rare special appearance (an additional $20 for a photo opp, or $35 to pet him. Proceeds will be split between the East Bay SPCA and Lil BUB’s Big Fund).

Oh, and when the sun goes down, gather around The Great Wall to view #catvidfest – a curated collection of Internet cat videos.

2014 OakCatVidFest
Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 3-10 pm
The Great Wall of Oakland, Broadway & W Grand Ave.
$10 advance tickets (proceeds benefit East Bay SPCA)

OakCatVidFest 2014: Internet Cat Video Festival | Great Wall of Oakland

OakCatVidFest 2014: Internet Cat Video Festival | Great Wall of OaklandOakland Cat Video Festival Lineup
Keep in mind that certain events and timings might change.

  • 3 pm: Vagabondage
    Vagabondage is a Bay Area, California based folk-punk band that was born over nachos and wine on a tiny stage in an empty theater in San Francisco’s Mission District. They play songs of heartbreak, hope, and doom, and play accordions to save kittens
  • 4 pm: D. Edward
    Independent singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist, make music to make you and your cat happy. Also known as the percussionist with Con Funk Shun
  • 5:15 pm: Zanzibar Physics
    An all Oakland-based band
  • 6 pm: Caitlin Gil Comedy
    Caitlin’s comedy style twists her personal experiences into comedy confessions that will leave you red in the face, probably from laughter.
  • 6:15 pm: Protea
    Protea is Serena Toxicat’s thorny, sharp-clawed, 21st century brainchild. She recommends that you enjoy a tincture of this mysterious flower in a cozy dungeon with a crystal divinatory pendulum and a cup of catnip tea.
  • 7 pm: Bandaloop
    The Great Wall of Oakland’s artist in residence and internationally recognized aerial dance troupe, Bandaloop, will perform the first ever aerial kittycat duet off the 100′ Wall. It is one kittycat duet not to be missed.
  • 7:10 pm: Aaron Fisher Band
    A Grateful Dead cover band
  • 8 pm: Bandaloop
    The Great Wall of Oakland’s artist in residence and internationally recognized aerial dance troupe, Bandaloop, will perform the first ever aerial kittycat duet off the 100′ Wall. It is one kittycat duet not to be missed.
  • 8:30 pm: Bay Area Premeire of #catvidfest

Can you see the films for free?
Technically tickets are $10 for adults – which we think is an awesome price for this fest – and we’ve been told that the area is fenced off, so that if you’re not in the ticketed area, you won’t be able to see the films, but our guess is that if you want to be a freeloader, you should stand right outside the gates or across the street and you might be able to see the film (it’s on a giant wall, for goodness’ sake) though you may not be close and of course you’ll miss out on all the pre-film entertainment.

No guarantees of course, so bring $10, just in case. 

OakCatVidFest 2014: Internet Cat Video Festival | Great Wall of Oakland2014 Festival Schedule

3-7 pm: Cat & Kitten Adoptions
Fall in love with a furry friend from one of the participating animal shelters

5:30-7:30 pm: Whole Paws Party
Attend the Whole Paws Party, a private reception for all VIP Ticket Holders sponsored by Whole Foods Market

3-7 pm: Cativities
Create cat crafts with local, non-profit art organizations in our Cativity Section

Participating Crafters:

  • The Paints Pens Collective
  • Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Rock Paper Scissors Collective

3-7 pm: Food Plaza
Nom on some delicious human food and beverages from the local vendors

Participating Food Vendors:

  • Tante’s Catering and Concessions
  • Delicious Kettle Corn
  • Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas
  • The Melt
  • No Worries Filipino Vegan Food
  • Boriquen Soul
  • Kenny’s Heart and Soul
  • Shades of Sugar Bakeshop
  • Sweet Bar Bakery

Participating Wineries and Breweries:

  • Bison Organic Beer
  • Drake’s Brewing
  • Lucky Devil Brewery
  • Pyramid Brewery
  • Dashe Cellars
  • Urban Legend

3-8:30 pm: Kittycity
Stroll through Kitty City and check out the fun cat-themed toys, apparel, art and much more. Participating vendors:

  • dorklandia
  • Jenny Parks Illustration
  • Foreignspell
  • Miso Handmade
  • Feral Change
  • Johnson Pet Products
  • Bottle of Clouds
  • The Girl and Rhino
  • Fix Our Ferals
  • Pamela Baron Designs
  • Megan Lynn Kott
  • CatPeopleStore
  • RAWR
  • 3 Day Pet Supply
  • Top Cats By Mail
  • The Furrtographer
  • J. S. Perry Studio
  • Silver Pet Prints
  • ZiZi Buttons
  • Oaklandish
  • MultiFlasking
  • Put a Cat on It
  • Dawn Kathryn Studio
  • Shastablasta
  • Visit Oakland

Links: Event details

Cost: $10*

*$10 Advanced Tickets

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