THE ICE AGE HAIR BALL | La Brea Tar Pits and Museum


Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
Ice Age Hair Ball
The Ice Age Hair Ball

JUNE 4, 2016

The Ice Age Hair Ball, June 4, 2016

How will you Hair Ball?

Celebrate the hairy nature of the animals found at the La Brea Tar Pits with this wild mash-up fashion + science. Go ahead, let your hair down for the night and don a wild style to compete for the title of “Hair Ball Champion.”

Tickets are $75 to $100,000 and include free drinks, dancing, and a night of revelry you won’t soon forget.  There are options for participation:


Put on your best wig and join us for a raucous indoor/outdoor cocktail party at 8pm.
All Mane Event Guests enjoy:

  • Free cocktails and desserts
  • Nerd-chic presentations with our scientists
  • Boozy Nitro Ice Cream, dramatically made    right on the spot with liquid nitrogen
  • Avant Garde runway show featuring Kim Vo Salon and Costume Designer, Julien Barcellz
  • Dancing with our celebrity DJ, Michelle Pesce
  • Torchlight tours of the Tar Pits
  • Entry into the hair contest and the opportunity to collect and trade ‘voting chips’ to crown our Hair Ball Champion

PRE-EVENT DINNER ($1,000 and up)

Style your hair outrageously and join us early for a hunter gatherer’s feast at 6:30pm, with proceeds supporting the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. Pre-Event Dinner includes:

  • A scrumptious two-course dinner with paleontologists performing tableside
  • Complimentary drinks, including full bar service
  • The opportunity to meet our new President and Director and mingle with VIPs
  • Admission to the festive “Mane Event” which immediately follows, featuring dancing, dessert, cocktails and a runway show.

This event is recommended for guests of 21 years of age and older. 

All tickets will be available at Will Call the day of the event.

For more information, contact us at (213) 763-3512 or

Ice Age Hair Ball Dinner Committee

Event Co-Chairs

Heather de Roos*
Diane Naegele*

Pompadour Jaguar

Esther S. M. Chui-Chao
Nancy and John Edwards
Paul and Heather Haaga
Sarah Meeker Jensen
Diane Naegele*

Slicked-Back Sabertooth

Marcy Carsey
Kevin G. Clifford
Stephen and Margaret Davis*
Heather and Dirk de Roos*
Hasbro, Inc.
Larry Keele
Thornton Foundation
Elizabeth Thornton Scully
Jonathan Weedman
Wells Fargo

Dreadlocked Dire Wolf

The Ahmanson Foundation
Karen and James Hoffman
Carl and Linda Moy

Shaggy Sloth

Wallis Annenberg
Annenberg Foundation
The Stone Family Fund

Mammoth Mullet

David and Paige Glickman
Betsy and Henry Thumann
Lori Bettison-Varga and Robert Varga
Eric and Debra Younger*


Infuse Vodka
Kim Vo Salon
Hair Design: Kim Vo Team, Julien Barcellz, Taebastian Spriggs
Costume Design: Julien Barcellz
LA Spice Catering
Make-up: Diane Buzzetta
Martian Ranch and Vineyard
DJ Michelle Pesce
Production Elements, Inc.


* Ice Age Hair Ball Planning Committee