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Internet Cat Video Festival

Feline fanatics from all over the Bay Area are preparing for the first celebration of online cat videos. Watch 75 minutes of viral features that include everything from 6-second long montages to short films. Catvidfest will also have cat costume contests, cat related vendors, and presentations from local animal shelters and human societies to honor these furry global sensations. Click here for more info. Sunday, 1/19, 6:00pm. $17/$20. 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. (510) 451-8100

Richmond Art Center Winter Exhibitions

The Richmond Art Center is a cultural classic that showcases emerging and established artists in the East Bay. This season, the venue welcomes three exhibitions: 18th Annual The Art of Living Black with artisans of African descent, The Language of Realism with the works of several gifted painters, and Unlock the Talk: The American Teenager Project featuring the photography and interviews of 20 teen photojournalists. Click here for more info. 1/18-3/7. 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond. (510) 620-6772

Bay Area Jazz All-Stars

Jazz is a musical genre with infinite thrills meant to be captured by musicians who’ve mastered the craft of connecting sound with the depth of feeling. Berkeley’s Jazz School is proud to present the Bay Area Jazz All-Stars as they pay homage to one of the jazz greats, the late Mulgrew Miller. The event will focus on Miller’s compositions with Chuck MacKinnon on trumpet, Al Bent on trombone, Mark Levine on piano, John Wiitala on bass and Ron Marabuto on drums. Tickets are going fast, so get yours now. Click here for more info. Sunday, 1/19, GA - $15, Student & Senior - $12. 2087 Addison Street, Berkeley. (510) 845-5373