Musicians, masked Mexican wrestlers, mad scientists and Moth storytellers are coming together in Los Angeles for one of the summer's most mind-melting events: TwentyWonder's "A Carnival Of The Mind."
Now in its fifth year, the annual 21-and-over fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles gathers performance artists, roller derby athletes and gourmet food trucks at LA Derby Dolls' Doll Factory in downtown LA for a night of eats and visual treats with "the sweetest people of Los Angeles," said Jim Hodgson, Director of DSALA.
Since 2010, the event has raised over $400,000 to help support people living with Down syndrome/Trisomy 21 in the greater Los Angeles area. Some of that money has helped DSALA host four basketball camps and a reading program in LA. Thanks to the fundraiser, the organization has also partnered with UCLA on medical research projects and gives free seminars to parents of children with Down syndrome.
WHO: Social Distortion’s Jonny Two Bags, Dengue Fever, Rudely Interrupted (from
Australia), Lucha VaVoom, LA Derby Dolls, The Lampshades, and much more. Food trucks include Me So Hungry, Mandoline Grill, the Pudding Truck and Kogi for VIP ticket holders.
WHAT: TwentyWonder, A Carnival Of The Mind
WHEN: Saturday, June 28 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90026
WHY: Because you're about to have your mind blown -- all for an amazing cause.
HOW: General admission costs $50, and VIP tickets cost $150. The event is 21-and-over only. Buy tickets at twentywonder.org.
Check out photos from last year's event to see just how bonkers the night can get!