Press release

Two Bit Circus Foundation Revels STEAM Education with Anti-Gala

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Two Bit Circus Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, today announced its Anti-Gala to celebrate bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programs to youths of all means. Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, is the lead sponsor of the Anti-Gala.

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Step right up to a Gala, reimagined. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Step right up to a Gala, reimagined. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The Two Bit Circus Foundation Anti-Gala—a gala reimagined—will be held on October 14, 2019 at their Micro-Amusement Park in downtown Los Angeles. The event reimagines all the typical aspects expected from a regular Gala, including multiplayer games, immersive experiences, circus performances, VR, AR, fire, lasers, robots, and much more. This is not your grandmother’s gala.

Two Bit Circus Foundation is the combination of LA Makerspace,, Trash for Teaching, and STEAM Carnival, who all share the goal of finding, fostering, and funding creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world. The four non-profit powerhouses joined forces in order to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers with the tools they need to build the world they imagine. Together, the combined organization is able to increase efficiency and broaden their program offerings, allowing them to deliver more globally, including expanding Imagination Chapters around the world and supporting creativity challenges like International Checkerboard Day, to be held on November 21, 2019. On this day, proceeds from the sale of Vans Checkerboard products around the world, up to $1 million, will be donated in support of, powered by Two Bit, in order to further foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world.

“At the Anti-Gala, we will bring together those who want to ensure that kids everywhere have the tools they need to build the world they imagine. Join us as we celebrate those who play, make, create, learn, share and care about the next generation of inventors, doers, dreamers, makers and entrepreneurs,” said Leah Hanes, Executive Director of Two Bit Circus Foundation. “And we’re honored and grateful to Vans, such an influential supporter of our mission, as a sponsor of the Anti-Gala.”

Two Bit Circus Foundation invites everyone to come enjoy a night of entertainment and inspiration guaranteed to delight and amuse. The Anti-Gala will smash together science, immersion, creativity, and fun in support of inspiring the next generation of inventors. Limited tickets are available here.



Anti-Gala, Two Bit Circus Foundation’s Gala Reimagined


Entertainment includes, but is not limited to:


Dunk Tank Flambe


Le Petit Cirque


Louisiana Love Act


• Guest DJ Arabian Prince, Founding Member of NWA


• Super Silent Auction (with a Mime Auctioneer, Nick Kane of LA Clown)


• DIY Stations


• Robot Thunderdome



Two Bit Circus


634 Mateo Street


Los Angeles, CA 90021



Monday, October 14, 2019


6 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Why Attend:

To help raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers by ensuring children of all means have access to STEAM programs, tools, materials, and events in schools, libraries, and at-risk communities around the world.


Dress Code:

Creative Cocktail Attire


DIY Accessories Station available, if needed



$125 – Includes one drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres


$250 – VIP experience includes open bar and dinner



Can’t attend, but still want to help foster creativity and entrepreneurship?


Donate here.

About the Foundation, Powered by Two Bit

Two Bit Circus Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is on a mission to increase access to STEAM education opportunities in communities around the world. A collection of successful STEAM-based programs including, LA Makerspace, Trash for Teachers, and STEAM Carnival, Two Bit Circus Foundation aims to cultivate the next generation of inventors, advance environmental stewardship, and spur community engagement by providing schools and youth of all means with access to hands-on STEAM learning, modern maker tools, and upcycled materials.

Architected for maximum social impact, the organizations are able to expand STEAM education programs worldwide, bringing makerspaces, STEAM Labs, Imagination Chapters, STEAM Carnivals, Cardboard Challenges sparked by Caine’s Arcade, and more to schools, libraries, and at-risk communities worldwide. Imagine a world where creativity and entrepreneurship are core social values nurtured in schools, homes and communities everywhere, where all children are taught to be creative thinkers and doers, and encouraged to make their very best ideas happen.

For more information, visit or follow @TwoBitCircusorg and #TwoBitCircus.