Another mind-boggling night of DerbyDolls, comedy, science, art and surrealism is set to take place Saturday at the 4th annual fundraising event TwentyWonder.
The fundraising event features performances and attractions by comedian David Koechner, pop legend Matthew Sweet and an all-star roller derby match featuring the LA Derby Dolls vs. the San Diego Derby Dolls.
The event will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA), an organization that seeks to improve the lives of those living with Down Syndrome in the Los Angeles area.
Last year's event raised over $100,000 which all went to support DSALA’s various programs offered to over 4,100 individuals with Down Syndrome in LA. DSALA was able to reach new neighborhoods and provide even more support to basketball camps, yoga classes, and newborn babies with Down syndrome.
This year’s TwentyWonder will host some of Los Angeles’ favorite food trucks such as KingKone and Me So Hungry. There will also be a bizarre performance from the Two Headed Dog and an unbeatable auction (see slideshow below). For tickets and more information, click here.
Where: Los Angeles Doll Factory, 1910 W Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
When: Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 6:00pm.
General Admission: $40
Special VIP Pass: $150
Includes admission to the general event as well as the TwentyWonder annual collectible amulet designed by Brad Oldham, free valet parking, stadium preferred seating and access to the VIP guest lounge with full open bar.
Check out raffle items from this year's event:
Todd Schorr - A Date with Mr. Big Bad (Print)
Todd Schorr is an exciting American artist and one of the most prominent members of the “Lowbrow” art movement. Combining a cartoon-influenced visual vocabulary with a highly polished technical ability, Todd Schorr creates provocative modern day masterpieces. Schorr’s work is often seen in Juxtapoz magazine.
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt – Limited Edition Print
Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt is an American artist and last surviving member of the Stonewall riots. His positive influence on the civil rights movement is immeasurable. A veteran of multiple Whitney Museum biennials, Thomas’s art is noted for incorporating Catholic iconography into compositions made from household materials. He is also a seminal figure in the Pattern and Decoration Movement of the 1970’s. This limited edition print created by Thomas for SuperSmall is the only limited print series that Thomas has ever created.
The Replacements - Vinyl LP "Songs for Slim"
Signed by members of the Replacements. Pioneers of alternative rock, The Replacements are forever seared in our minds as one of the most bodacious and highly gifted bands ever. This raffle item is a limited edition vinyl LP signed by Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson, and Chris Mars.
Mark Mothersbaugh - Little Guys Chatting
Co-founder of the highly influential new wave band Devo, Mothersbaugh is also a highly respected visual artist. This particular print comes from his coveted postcard diaries series.
Ernie Kovacs - "Zoomar"
Signed by the author. Zoomar is a novel written by Ernie Kovacs, one of TV’s most original wits. Published in 1957, Kovacs points the Zoomar lens (the lens that brings things up close) on the world of television. This book is a rare and valuable treat donated to TwentyWonder by the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams. For more on Kovacs, make sure to check out our Kovacs Wonder Cabinet exhibit at TwentyWonder 2013!