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 Stephonne, Stephanie 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 Ruben Castillo, Andrew Johnson, Sun Young Park, Sally Paul, Adams Puryear, Kiki Serna, Harold Smith, and more….
  • 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
  • and bust out your most eccentric moves for an all-night dance party 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 7/22/2023 

Jesse + Matthew Hufft and Jean-Paul Wong


21C Hotel
Creative Planning
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Josue Montes


Kristin Goodman + Marty Peterson
Kim Klein + Jeffrey Goldstein
Lisa Schmitz Interior Design
David Wayne Reed

Elvis Achelpohl
Dick + Gloria Anderson
Casey Claps + Justin Graves
Ellen + Jamie Copaken
Melanie Miller
Heidi + Nelson Nast
Dr. Regina Nouhan + Mr. John Eck
Linda Shipp
Matthew Schulte
Cathy Beaham Smith
Frank + Helen Wewers
Toma + Andy Wolff




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Saturday, October 14 from 1:00-3:00 PM

Charlotte Street Kemper Library (3333 Wyoming)
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