The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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Black Pearl Sings!

Jan. 19, 2018 7:30 p.m. - March 18, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stackner Cabaret

Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this ...


The Brothers Size

Feb. 21, 2018 7:30 p.m. - March 18, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Broadway Theatre Center - 158 N. Broadway ave.

by Tarell Alvin McCraney Feb. 21 – March 18, 2018 Studio The...


One House Over

Feb. 27, 2018 7:30 p.m. - March 25, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Quadracci Powerhosue

When Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help ...


Until The Flood

March 13, 2018 7:30 p.m. - April 22, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stiemke Studio

A New Play Ripped From The Headlines From Pulitzer Prize fin...


The Tales of Hoffman

March 18, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Skylight Music Theatre - 158 N. Broadway

An imaginative and kinetic new version of Offenbach's gorgeo...

Articles about Downtown


Milwaukee's best signature bar food, 2018

March 17, 2018 6:00 p.m.

We introduced this category in 2016, and Milwaukee bar-goers clearly feel strongly about their choice: The wings at Points East Pub claimed the title of Bar Month's best signature bar food for the third straight year.


Shatner previews Milwaukee "Star Trek" screening, reflects on fan connection

March 16, 2018 9:02 a.m.

William Shatner - actor, author, singer, philanthropist, horseman, Twitter bon vivant and James T. Freakin' Kirk - isn't slowing down at age 86. He is coming back to Milwaukee on March 24, when he will take the stage at the Riverside Theater after "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan."


Milwaukee's best hotel bar, 2018

March 14, 2018 6:00 p.m.

Last year, Blu at The Pfister ousted County Clare for the first time in years in this category in the OnMilwaukee Best of Bars readers' poll. But this year, there's a new view at the top.


Josephine Dolan built Downtown's Harp Irish Pub

March 14, 2018 9:03 a.m.

Most Milwaukeeans know about The Harp Irish Pub at 113 E. Juneau Ave., but, sadly, few now remember its founder, Josephine Dolan, who was a beloved Brew City publican. Luckily, her granddaugher Patricia Doherty wrote in to remind us all.


Bucks and Sports & The Arts select 32 artists to create pieces for new arena

March 12, 2018 12:02 p.m.

The Bucks and Sports & The Arts have selected 32 artists to create art for the Milwaukee Bucks Art Collection in the new Bucks arena, which will open this fall. More than 1,200 submissions were received by the Bucks and Sports & the Arts, many by artists who are either from Wisconsin or live in the state.


Josh Groban will perform at the new Bucks arena on Nov. 3

March 12, 2018 9:16 a.m.

This morning, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) announced its latest big-name concert headed to the new Downtown venue: operatic singing extraordinaire Josh Groban, who will take the stage - along with very special guest Idina Menzel - on Nov. 3.