Relive your favorite TwentyWonder events by looking back at our past performers and attractions. You can also check out the gallery of Friends of TwentyWonder who have lent us their support over the years. If you want to keep up to date on all the latest TwentyWonder news, we’ve got a Facebook page and a Twitter feed—because we’re modern like that.
“World Champion of Magic”
“The White House Halloween”
Guitarist for Social Distortion
“Clowntown City Limits”
“Bay Area Maker Faire”
Deep Space Paparazzi
“American Horror Story”
We were proud to have this veteran TwentyWonderer lead the 2014 crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance before the Los Angeles Derby Dolls’ bout.
“VIP Lounge Only”
Rollerblading Lounge Singer
“Up With Joey”
TwentyWonder 2012 goers enjoyed rubbing shoulders and stilts with some of Cirque Berzerk’s strange and captivating characters. Co-founded by Suzanne Bernel at Burning Man in 2005, Cirque Berzerk evokes a mystical, dark adventure of theater, art, music, dance, and acrobatics. Berzerk combines acrobatics with what LA Weekly describes as a “post-rave, post-goth sensibility” to create a dark, sexy environment. Embrace your inner creepy clown!
Several acts from Cirque Berzerk joined us again in 2014’s Way 2 Much Cirque Pavilion, including Brady Spindel on stilts, the extraordinary aerialists Womack and Bowman, and umbrella aerialist Tavi.
Psychedelic Cambodian Pop
“Escape from Dragon House”
Lowbrow art was born outside the mainstream art world in Southern California and between the pages of Juxtapoz magazine and grew to become a dominant aesthetic within today’s global art world. It drew its inspiration from street culture, Kustom hot rods, and a solid sense of humor.
The Ego Killers—Tim Biskup, Andy Bialk, Kali Fontecchio, and Miles Thompson—returned for TwentyWonder 2014 to offer their traditionally excruciating offer: a mean caricature for $20 or a nice one for $40. Which is more important to you? Your wallet or your ego?
“Rainbow City NYC”
Guests in 2014 were invited to find Willy Wonka and buy a chocolate Wonderbar for their chance to win a golden ticket.
Proceeds from TwentyWonderbar sales went to our beneficiary, the DSALA.
“NASA's Dawn Mission”
Food and Karaoke Truck
“Cal Poly Dept of Plant Science”
“Tell Him It's OK To Go”
“Mike & Molly”
VIP Only Food Truck
“Korean Mexican Fusion”
“iO West Theater”
Mexican Masked Wrestling
“The Mayan Theater”
“I’d like to take it to England,” says Lucha fan Eric Idle, of Monty Python. “There’s no show that’s funnier, sillier, or more entertaining than this one.”
Lucha was a crowd favorite at TwentyWonder from 2012–2014. This high octane dose of Mexican masked wrestling comes with a blast of burlesque and a splash of comedy. Their show tours the country, performing in Chicago, Jersey, Long Beach, and Vegas, but their home venue is downtown at the Mayan.
“Vietnamese (Vegan friendly)”
French Maids and Luchadoras
“Chill Room Co-hosts”
French maids Fifi and Bibi Poubelle have appeared in diverse places, from videos for Devo, to shows for Green Day, and events like TwentyWonder 2010! They started their career with the Velvet Hammer burlesque. After Velvet Hammer, they took up with Lucha VaVOOM, performing the first Girlie Girl Catfight in a one-on-one match against each other. While at Lucha, they also debuted their intensely popular audience participation act Le Slap Booth Chaud.
The Poubelle Twins returned to TwentyWonder in 2014 to co-host the chill room alongside Eban Schletter.
“Born to Act Juniors”
Gourmet Desert Truck
“Stove Top Pudding”
“Mayor of Living Island”
“Bay Area Maker Faire”
Two Bit Circus is a team of more than 25 thinkers, builders, developers, and inventors who have collaborated to create STEAM Carnival, a reimagining of the traditional American carnival into a technological and educational interaction (STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math). TwentyWonder 2013 featured kinetic sculptures and custom games presented by a trio from Two Bit Circus consisting of Brent Bushnell, Eric Gradman, and Dan Busby—Dan also created TwentyWonder 2013’s A Moveable Feast. And their wooden rocking chair racing game was a hit at TwentyWonder 2014.
Note: Two Bit Circus’ STEAM is a wholly different entity from TwentyWonder 2011’s The League of S.T.E.A.M.. Right, so…no confusion there.
“VIP Upgrades or a Biskup Print”
“Tickets to Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden, Lucha, and Derby Dolls”