Over 100 guests braved the cold and gathered at The Rabbit hOle for a Dada themed fundraiser, auction, and The Real Dada Mother Goose book release celebration! Guests enjoyed viewing and bidding on original artwork by book creators such as Sophie Blackall, Nina Crews, Neil Gaiman, Brian Selznick, LeUyen Pham, and Carson Ellis. Other fun included a Duchampian Wheel of Chance, open bar featuring beer selections by Stockyards Brewing Co., food sponsored by Chicken N Pickle, and the musical stylings of The Rabbit hOle's own absurdist jazz band, This is Not a Band.
Jon Scieszka and Betsy Bird joined as special guests, regaling the crowd with a stirring reading of Dada-ist inspiration and the entirety of The Real Dada Mother Goose (written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Julia Rothman). Altogether, the crowd raised over $30,000 in support of The Rabbit hOle's FOLLOW THE RABBITS capital campaign - the final push to open our doors in 2023!