TwentyWonder Celebrates 5 Years of Music Mayhem and More this Weekend

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TwentyWonder Celebrates 5 Years of Music Mayhem and More this Weekend

Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (DSALA) presents the 5th Annual TWENTYWONDER, A Carnival of the Mind. The 21 and older fundraising event is hosted for the fourth year in a row by the LA Derby Dolls. TWENTYWONDER is on Saturday, June 28 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Doll Factory (1910 West Temple Street) in Los Angeles. The evening features Social Distortion's Jonny Two Bags, Dengue Fever, Rudely Interrupted (from Australia), Lucha VaVOOM, LA Derby Dolls, The Lampshades, and much more. Tickets are on sale at TwentyWonder.org. Proceeds benefit DSALA's efforts to support those born with Trisomy 21/Down syndrome living in greater Los Angeles.

The 5th Annual TWENTYWONDER event will feature performances and attractions by:

Los Angeles Derby Dolls - Tough Cookies vs. Fight Crew
Lucha VaVOOM
Helder Guimaraes
Jonny Two Bags (of Social Distortion)
Dengue Fever
Rudely Interrupted (from Australia)
Tim Biskup and Ego Killers
Art by Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt
H.R. Pufnstuf
Astrophysicists from Caltech
The Lampshades
Way 2 Much Cirque Pavilion
Eban Schletter
2 Headed Dog
Acts from Cirque Berzerk
Planetary Scientists from iPLEX
Two Bit Circus
FriendsWithYou
Jamie Brewer
Joey Cheezhee
The Poubelle Twins
Creature Features
Tavi
Cleo King
Dr. Richard Kaae's Insects
Mad Lib-erties
Moth Story GrandSLAM champion Vikki Kelleher
Brad Oldham
Willy Wonka
Jennifer Jonassen
Dennis Aiken's Wooden Robot
'66 Batmobile
Mobley Labs Neuroscience
The Sensory Perception Chair

Craft Beer from Golden Road Brewing
Food Trucks:
Me So Hungry
Jose O'Malley's
Mandoline Grill
The Pudding Truck
Kogi (VIP only)
and Much More!

For up-to-date listings visit TwentyWonder.org.

"WOW...I can hardly believe we are only a few days away from the 5th Annual TWENTYWONDER in Los Angeles! From it's funky/sweaty/adorable beginnings as SuperBall 'The One Day World's Fair' in 1996 to the fun-loving genre bending acceptance/awareness event hailed as today's Carnival of The Mind, this event is a genuine pleaser. TWENTYWONDER repeatedly draws and amazes the sweetest people of Los Angeles with a cultural cocktail shaken with the sights and sounds and ideas for our thirsty modern lives," said Jim Hodgson, Director of Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles.

Since 2010, TWENTYWONDER has raised over $400,000 with the proceeds helping to support DSALA's various programs offered to nearly 4,200 individuals with Down syndrome living in Los Angeles. With the monies raised last year, the DSALA continues to reach into new neighborhoods of Los Angeles providing support for those families living with Down syndrome/Trisomy 21. Additionally, the monies from TWENTYWONDER have helped to fund programs including: four basketball camps in diverse areas of Los Angeles, reading programs at the DSALA Van Nuys office, host Age of Change -- a game-changing, nationally important conference on Alzheimer's and Down syndrome, partner with UCLA's medical research projects, give free seminars for parents on subjects ranging from endocrinology to potty training, among other valuable program for members of the DSALA community.

This crowd-pleasing annual event is a hit with both the audience and the Los Angeles press. TWENTYWONDER was named, "An Event Pick" and called "Awesome!" by the Los Angeles Times. "Part charity, part science, part comedy...a mindbender," proclaimed LAIST.COM. "A once in a lifetime, completely eclectic, fun-filled amalgam of creators, builders and performers," said The Wrap and "One of the essential events of the summer," raved The LoveStain.com.

TWENTYWONDER will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Doll Factory in Los Angeles (1910 West Temple Street). The doors open at 6:00 p.m. with live entertainment, food, drinks and attractions throughout the venue. Roller Derby match begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Doll Factory arena. Special performances, art, music, science and comedy will continue from 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Tickets for TWENTYWONDER are $50.00 for general admission and $150.00 for a VIP ticket (includes regular ticket, free valet parking, access to VIP Lounge, reserved seating in the derby arena, an exclusive Brad Oldham amulet, and complimentary catered food and drinks). Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are available online at TwentyWonder.org. Donations are currently being accepted at TwentyWonder.org for the Ambassadors Fund, which helps to give adult members of the local Down syndrome community the opportunity to attend TWENTYWONDER. For more information on the event visit www.TwentyWonder.org or www.DSALA.org.

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