Don’t forget to get your tickets for our first-ever Ex Fabula fundraiser – our Season 5 Kickoff is TOMORROW NIGHT!  Tickets are $25 and include one drink ticket. All proceeds will benefit Ex Fabula’s work to strengthen communities through the art of storytelling.  Funds raised will help us expand our audience, improve access to content on our website, and grow our programming over the coming years.  Cocktail hour and silent auction begin at 6:00 pm.  Storytellers take the stage at 7 pm. Special thanks to Eat Cake! for donating Season 5 cupcakes, and Transfer Pizza and Sazama’s Fine Catering for donating pizza and sliders.  We’d also like to thank our silent auction donors for the their generous contributions to these amazing packages:

  1. Film Lover’s Package:  Enjoy year-round monthly screenings, members only film events and more.  Includes a Dual Membership to Milwaukee Film.   Donor: Milwaukee Film  Value: $200
  2. Caffeine Craver’s Package:  The gift of coffee year round! Roastmasters from Colectivo Coffee will mail you a pound of coffee each month. Includes shipping. Donor: Colectivo Coffee Value: $195
  3. Java Jams Package:  Learn some cool guitar licks from jazz great Neil Davis and follow it up with a caffeine fix from Sherman Perk.  Includes a month of guitar lessons and coffee gift cards from Sherman Perk. Donors: West End Conservatory, Sherman Perk Coffee Shop Value: $100
  4. Artist’s Package: Includes a one year membership to RedLine Milwaukee with access to open studio time, discounts on classes and members only events. Package also includes a buy one get one free glass blowing class at Square One Art Glass. Donors: RedLine Milwaukee, Square One Art Glass Value: $95
  5. Classic Films & Classic Cocktails Package: Imbibe favorite classic cocktails at the oldest cocktail lounge in Milwaukee and then partake in a classic (or soon to be classic) film at The Times Cinema.  Includes a copy of “Bottoms Up” Donors: Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge, The Times Cinema Value: $85
  6. Audiophile Package:  Look like Ira Glass at work while sporting your new Koss Headphones & WUWM swag. Donors:  Koss, WUWM Value: $75
  7. Museum Package: Includes a one-year membership from the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and two passes to the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Milwaukee Public Museum. Donors:  John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Milwaukee Art Museum, Hydrite Chemical Company Value: $100
  8. Date Night Package: For your date next Thursday, win tickets to see Colin Hay at Turner Hall Ballroom! To make it even more special, pick up some fresh flowers from Urban Sense and treat your date to dinner at Stonefly Brewery. Donors: Pabst/Riverside/Turner Hall, Stonefly Brewery, Urban Sense Value: $95
  9. Theater Lover’s Package: Includes two vouchers to any 2013-2014 Quadracci Powerhouse or Stiemke Theater shows at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and two vouchers to see “Chesapeake” at In Tandem Theatre. Donors:  Milwaukee Repertory Theater, In Tandem Theatre Value: $140
  10. Another Theater Lover’s Package: Includes two vouchers to any 2013-2014 weekend performance at First Stage and two vouchers to see “Things Being What They Are” at Milwaukee Chamber Theater.  Donors: First Stage, Milwaukee Chamber Theater  Value: $148
  11. Foodie Package:  Includes a $40 gift certificate to any Milwaukee Food Tours excursion, and gift certificates to Odd Duck & Ginger Tapas Bar Donors:  Milwaukee Food Tours, Odd Duck, Ginger Tapas Bar Value: $85
  12. Brews & Bruises Package: Includes 4 ticket vouchers to an Admirals game and then head over to notably famous Sugar Maple or Palm Tavern to try out a few of their 80 Taps! Donors:  The Milwaukee Admirals, Sugar Maple/Palm Tavern Value: $100
  13. Rough Riders Package:  Includes 4 passes to the Harley Davidson Museum, a replica vintage Harley Davidson sign, Harley Davidson apparel and more! Value: $250

Live Auction Storyteller Package: WMSE is presenting you, the top bidder, with the opportunity to record a story about a song, any song, that has meaningfully impacted your life.  Like Ex Fabula, we expect a story that is both personal and true.  We will record, edit, produce and share your song story on-air throughout an entire day on WMSE.  We will also provide you with a digital audio file for posterity.*

*Song choice is subject to WMSE approval based on FCC regulations.