Drink Booze in Costume at Oakland's Fairyland Next Week
By George McIntire
Normally Oakland's legendary Children's Fairyland requires adults to be accompanied by kids before entering the country's oldest storybook theme park. But next Thursday, June 5, the 60-year-old Lake Merritt attraction will only be open to guests of boozing age after hours for its annual fundraiser – an event that also encourages revelers to arrive in costume.
That's right – it's time to bust out that Cruella De Vil or Darth Vader look for "A Villain-thropic Evening," or what essentially sounds like a live Adult Swim party. Children's Fairlyland is said to have inspired Walt Disney as he was dreaming up Disneyland, but it's also a non-profit, and this benefit promises a colorful night complete with food and cocktails (from over 25 wineries, restaurants, and caterers), an auction, and live music courtesy of “Big Money in Jazz” in exchange for your $75-$125 ticket.
Proving that a group of villains can make a positive contribution to society, proceeds from the event will go to paying admission to the Fairyland for children from low-income families.
This extravagant gathering of evildoers takes place next Thursday, June 5th, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Children's Fairyland by Lake Merritt. More info here.
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