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ANTI-GALA

August 3, 2023 | Marcus Center For Performing Arts

Join us for our inaugural HYFIN ANTI-GALA on Thursday, August 3rd, 6:00pm at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. Radio Milwaukee’s largest fundraiser to date, it promises to be an evening full of inspiration, appreciation and celebration of the Black culture in Milwaukee.

What is an Anti-Gala? 

A place where you can be yourself. Dress to the theme or what brings you joy. The theme is Afrofuturism and we are here for it! We want you to come as your best self and join in the celebration of our creative and innovative Black community.

Live out your life.

ABOUT THE ANTI-GALA

Join the HYFIN Nation for our biggest fundraiser of the year to kick off Bronzeville Week and experience an evening full of inspiration, appreciation, and celebration.

Through the lens of Afrofuturism’s historic and poignant engagement with African American history and popular culture, this event features:

  • Intimate performances by nationally recognized artists MADISON MCFERRIN, daughter of Grammy award winning Bobby McFerrin and SILAS SHORT, Milwaukee-native and graduate of MPS High School of the Arts
  • Curated menu by CHEF JASON ALSTON, owner Heaven's Table & culinary instructor at MATC
  • Fashion showing from nationally recognized EDESSA FASHION SCHOOL
  • Awards ceremony celebrating local innovators and trailblazers

Table

Each table seats 10.
$2500

A Seat At The Table

Individual Ticket
$300

Sponsorship

Sponsorship Levels

We would love to have your company represented at our inaugural Anti-Gala!

HYFIN is Milwaukee’s Black-led digital music & media movement from Radio Milwaukee dedicated to playing the full spectrum of Black music and connecting the culture. Help us reach our fundraising goal and show your support for our Urban Alternative station by becoming a sponsor today. Email [email protected] for more information and learn how you can become part of the HYFIN Fam.

SPECIAL GUESTS

Madison McFerrin
About Madison McFerrin

Madison McFerrin was born in 1991 and is the daughter of singer Bobby McFerrin – 10 time Grammy award winner & author of massive hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”. And her grandfather Robert McFerrin Sr. was the first black man to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

Throughout her fruitful independent career, spanning three EPs and multiple collaborations, Madison has earned accolades from The New York Times, NPR, The FADER, and Pitchfork, who named her a Rising Artist in 2018. Her genre-bending work has led to Questlove dubbing her early sound “soul-appella.”

Silas Short
About Silas Short

Silas Short is a dedicated musician. And I don’t mean that lightly. The 25-year-old R&B/neo-soul mogul is a Milwaukee native, now based in LA. He’s constantly honing his craft, and recently signed to Stones Throw Records—home to MF Doom, J Dilla, NxWorries, Knxwledge, Sudan Archives, Mild High Club, and more. As he develops his first album, Silas tells me he’s on a focused mission to construct sounds that will become certified classics in every sense of the word. He’s a steadfast student, closely studying which elements of his favorite music grant it longevity over generations. This curiosity guides his own creative process, one where repetition and tired motifs are off the table. 

Chef Jason Alston
About Jason Alston

Heavens table was established on June 18, 2018. It was a dream that I had every sense I was a
kids I loved food even more than playing outside. My mom, Uncle. And grandparents taught me
how to cook whether verbally or by watching. I cooked my first meal at 13 which was fried
chicken, I then evolved and wanted to expand my knowledge of cooking. I Got my Associates
degree from M.A.T.C and my bachelors from Cardinal Stritch on business management and
science.

ANTI-GALA HOST

Tiffany Miller is an interdisciplinary artist best known for her meditations on love, joy and blackness. From prose and poetry to textile art and installations, Tiffany has always used her creativity as a space for deep reflection and healing, both for herself and her community. Recently, she became a 2023 Anaphora Poetry Fellow, a writing residency for artists of color in Los Angeles. She also received the 2023 Black Excellence Award in Arts and the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Diversity in Business Award for Creative Industry Leader.

When her mother AKA Honey Mama, Wanda Richards-Miller, transitioned in December 2019, Tiffany began a journey to “Find Joy in the Mourning.” That journey led her on a road trip to explore her southern roots and a trip inward to explore her purpose path. Tiffany’s newest book, To Be Seen, is grounded in a collection of persistent poems — divinely-inspired verses written inone sitting with no post-editing. Hence the collection’s foreword “Transcribed by Tiffany, Written by The Universe and These Wild Ancestors of Mine.” What started as musings about love in relation to others became a profound message about loving and trusting the self above all — especially through heartache and changing seasons and circumstances.

A few of these poems can be heard on the May 2023 release of KASE + Tiffany Miller, an album recorded live at The Jazz Estate. The Ancestor Talk textile art collection is a body of visual work that highlights the persistent poem writing process, how ancestors work and variations of love. Tiffany is the author of Sol en Puerto Rico and Cover~Girl Revealed. She owns FlyBlooms — a joyful adornments boutique and co-founded of The Bronzeville Collective MKE — a storefront featuring black, brown and queer creatives. Tiffany lives out her purpose daily as a creative, coach and community collaborator in Milwaukee, 

Co-chairs

Chauntel McKenzie

Founder & Principal Strategist of The PowHER Network Anti-Gala Co-Chair

Gary Witt

CEO of Pabst Theater Group Anti-Gala Co-Chair

Sponsors

Get to the venue

Marcus Performing Arts Center

929 N. Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Saint Kate The Arts Hotel

Recognized as one of Milwaukee's most esteemed hotels with an elite award repertoire, Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel offers a modern luxury experience with an artful twist. 

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