WPT Events

Connect with Wisconsin Public Televison at one of these upcoming events.

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29
Join us at 5:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee Art Museum for a premiere event and preview of "Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams."

Join the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Wisconsin Public Television for a celebration of Vel Phillips and her life's work. This premiere event features a preview of the new public television documentary Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams, with remarks on Vel Phillips' many accomplishments made by Gov. Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and additional community leaders.

This event is by invite only. More community events and screenings will be announced soon.
Questions – contact Karole Kimble at

About the film:
Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams tells the story of one remarkable woman and the struggles she undertook to build a better community. Discover how Vel Phillips, Milwaukee’s first African American and first female alderman, rose to prominence as one of Wisconsin’s great civil rights activists boasting a list of “firsts” as part of her legacy. These include the first African American judge in Wisconsin and the first woman in the nation to hold executive office in state government.  

About the project:
More than just a documentary, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams is a far-reaching project designed to engage communities in conversations about race relations in the 21st century. For more information visit,

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29
Join us at 7:30 p.m. at the Stoughton Opera House for a screening of "A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps."
Saturday, Jan. 10 - Saturday Mar. 28
Join us and meet John McGivern during one of these free "Around the Corner with John McGivern" screening premiere events.
Friday, Feb. 13 - Sunday, Feb. 15
Take a break from Wisconsin’s harsh winter weather and reconnect with your inner gardening spirit by attending Garden Expo! Garden Expo is held annually the second weekend of February.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
A fundraising event for Wisconsin Public Television.
Watch Bid Win!
Wednesday, May 27 - Sunday, May 31
Join Wisconsin Public Television for a live, televised auction and bid on an exciting array of goods and services from local individuals and businesses.
Bring the Kids!
Friday, Aug. 7
Thanks for joining us during this year's PBS Kids Get Up and Go! Day! We hope to see you on August 7, 2015 from 10am – Noon! Get Up and Go! Day highlights ways Wisconsin families can be active, enjoy the outdoors, and be healthy!
Thursday, Sept. 10 - Saturday, Sept. 12
Thanks for joining us for this year's Quilt Expo! Join us next year and be part of the ultimate quilting adventure in Madison!
Sunday, March 1
Join us for the first Get Up and Go Summer Camp Fair! This fun event will give parents in Dane County an opportunity to gather information about dozens of summer camp options, all in one place.