Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 7:00-11:00 PM

Join us at Charlotte Street’s 2023 Gala: Dada FunHouse on Saturday, October 21!  

We’re keeping things weird at this year’s Gala—serving up an absurdist carnival for the ages at the Charlotte Street Campus. Please join us!

Proceeds benefit Charlotte Street’s work to center our region’s most forward-thinking visual artists, writers, and performers, connecting artists to each other and our community.





Saturday, October 21, 2023
Pre-Party 6:00-8:00 PM
Main Event 7:00-11:00 PM

Charlotte Street Campus
3333 Wyoming St
Kansas City, MO 64111




6-8 PM:           VIP Studio Pre-Party 

Sponsors will begin the evening at our VIP Studio Pre-Party where guests will enjoy drinks and appetizers with fellow supporters and have the opportunity to be costumed and styled by Kansas City’s premiere designers and makeup artists. Additional details will be sent to sponsors in advance of the event.

7-11 PM:        Main Event

  • Marvel at captivating cabaret performances by StephonneStephanie Roberts, and Johanna Winters on a stage creation by Luke Rocha
  • Try your hand at winning a fantastical assortment of carnival prizes, including creations by local artists Craig Deppen AugeRuben Castillo, Erin Dodson, Andrew JohnsonSun Young Park, Sally Paul, Adams Puryear, Kiki Serna, Harold Smith, and Aleah Washington
  • Ponder your future with a reading from Miss Fortune Teller Vanessa Aricco
  • Explore the weird and wonderful Cabinet of Curiosities from Renee Cinderhouse
  • Step into the metaphysical through our virtual carnival rides
  • Enjoy whimsical cuisine and cocktails from some of KC’s most creative restaurants including Baba’s PantryThe BiteDevoured PizzaJulita’sLearn Your ABVsLucky BoysThe Prospect KCRoom 39Succotash, and Swoon Cookie Crafters
  • Astonish fellow Gala guests with your vocal prowess at our cabaret karaoke showcase
  • and bust out your most eccentric moves for an all-night dance party with DJ Violet Dream in the gallery




Absurdist + Carnival. For inspiration, click here.

Event Details

Saturday, October 21 from 7:00-11:00 PM


Charlotte Street Campus (3333 Wyoming)



Jesse + Matthew Hufft and Jean-Paul Wong

Kim Klein and David Wayne Reed

Gretchen Calhoun
Casey Claps
Estuardo Garcia
Paul Gutierrez
Laura McCray
Jessie McKinney
Josue Montes
Regina Nouhan
Autumn Reynolds
Lisa Schmitz
Linda Shipp
Jasmine Thompson



As of 10/21/2023

Jesse + Matthew Hufft and Jean-Paul Wong

Charlie + Jeanne Sosland Charitable Fund
Dimensional Innovations


21c Hotel
Gretchen Calhoun Karbank
Creative Planning
Marcy Earwood
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Gary + Pam Gradinger
Haw Contemporary
Josue Montes
Shook, Hardy, & Bacon LLP


Kenneth + Ann Baum Philanthropic Fund
Mary Lou Brous
Pete Browne + Julie Walker Browne
Collection Elizabeth Oran
Design Ranch
Kristin Goodman + Marty Peterson
Chad + Taylor Grossenkemper
Hargroves Family Foundation
Shirley + Barnett C. Helzberg Jr.
Husch Blackwell
Emily + Mark Johnson
Amy + Misha Kligman
Kim Klein + Jeffrey Goldstein
Linda Lighton + Lynn Adkins
Lisa Schmitz Interior Design
Newkirk Novak Construction
Brad + Linda Nicholson
David Wayne Reed
Marny + John Sherman
Susan Stanton

Elvis Achelpohl
Dick + Gloria Anderson
Margaret + Jack Chilcoat
Casey Claps + Justin Graves
Tom Cohen
Ellen + Jamie Copaken
Janann B. Eldredge
Estuardo Garcia
Kirk + Joan Gastinger
Katie Kwo Gerson
KC Clay Guild
Saralyn Reece Hardy
Bill + Regina Kort
Jane + Mike Kress
Matthew + Heather Mellor
Melanie Miller
Heidi + Nelson Nast
Julie Nelson Meers + Sam Meers
Rachel Nicholson + David Kemper
Dr. Regina Nouhan + Mr. John Eck
Drs. Michelle Pal + Tony Albr
The Patrons
Steve Paul
Matthew Schulte
Linda Shipp
Mike Sigler
Cathy Beaham Smith
Lori Spoozak
Frank + Helen Wewers
Toma + Andy Wolff




Next Event

2024 Gala


Saturday, October 19 from 7:00-11:00 PM

Charlotte Street Campus (3333 Wyoming)
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