Guess what you're doing this weekend. Ok, I'll tell you: You are going to the single greatest event the Mercury has ever sponsored, The Internet Cat Video Fest! Longtime readers know that the Merc has a colorful history with cats (remember Cat Friday? Weirdest meetings ever.), but lately we've been relegating them to Courtney's awesome "Tonight in Music" photo selections.
Well, for one night at least, we're dragging our old cat lady shame out of the closet for another outing. And lest you think this is a slacker affair, know that this program originally drew over 10,000 people when it debuted at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis:
[Warning: The following video contains huge dorks.]
The re-staging of this event is going down this Friday and Saturday at the Hollywood at 7:30 and 9:30 pm, and includes an appearance from last year's people's choice winner Henri, le Chat Noir—you can check out one of his videos after the cut, too. The poor thing.