Kidspace Circle of Friends Rocked the Parkway Grill

2014 “It’s Only Rock and Roll” Benefit committee members are Masako Kikekawa, Christina Suter, Ashleigh Koss, Melissa Wu, Circle of Friends President Laura Thompson, Benefit Co-Chairs Tricia Nur and Julie Soma, Lauren Savarese, Stephanie Sepulveda and Jennifer Murphy. Not pictured: Eleni Bicos, Heather Jiggins and Brooke Yohalem. Christina Suter and Julie SomaAdel and Tricia Nur Dawn Denison and Jennifer MurphySteve and Ceinwyn ClarkJill and Patrick LongoJulie Byrne and Michael Rweyemamu, John and Lisa CloudKelly and Bob NakasoneMasako Kikekawa and Stephanie Sepulveda


11:58 am | February 4, 2014

Kidspace Children’s Museum supporters partied like true rock stars on Saturday, February 1, at the 2014 Circle of Friends Benefit “It’s Only Rock and Roll.” Held at Pasadena’s Parkway Grill, guests were treated to fine dining, a live band, surprise dance performance and silent and live auctions while raising funds for the museum’s operating budget.

“The 2014 Kidspace Benefit was a rousing success. Our theme, “It’s Only Rock and Roll” was enthusiastically embraced by our 330+ guests. Costumes ranged from ABBA to KISS and just about everything in between. We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out and a better crowd. Our live auction was record breaking and we’re just thrilled with our results,” said President Laura Thompson.

“The Circle of Friends is so proud to support Kidspace. We are lucky to have this outstanding children’s museum in our backyard. We’re happy to be able to put on a great event to help them continue their good work for our community,” added Thompson.

For more information about Kidspace and the Circle of Friends, visit Since 1991, the Circle of Friends has donated more than $3 million to Kidspace, providing critical financial resources for the operation of the museum.