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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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MAM Exhibit: How Posters Work

March 31, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

As a medium of communication, the poster has a long hi...


BBQ & Blues

April 29, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Motor Bar & Restaurant - 401 W. Canal St.

On Saturdays, MOTOR brings together two true American classi...


ComedySportz Show

April 29, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Comedy Sportz - 420 S. First St.

A ComedySportz® Match is an awesomely exciting comedy show p...

Articles about Downtown


The story gets lost in The Rep's overdone "Jane Eyre"

April 29, 2017 10:03 a.m.

Theater can make you feel a lot of things, most of them wondrous, but on rare occasion it can make me feel like a dummy.And that's what I felt like after seeing "Jane Eyre," the final show of the season at The Rep, which opened Friday night.


3 somethings from the Bucks' season-ending Game 6 loss to Toronto

April 28, 2017 3:32 p.m.

What to take away from the Bucks' thrilling, exhausting and ultimately excruciating Game 6 loss to the Raptors? With Giannis' positivity in mind, here is something I liked, learned and am looking forward to, now that Milwaukee's 2016-17 season is over.


Ideawake asks the community for input on overdose prevention

April 28, 2017 9:07 a.m.

A new management software called Ideawake focuses on working with larger businesses to solve problems within the company. Ideawake is also using the software to address the community with important social and health challenges.


"Epic" comeback falls just short, as Bucks' season ends in 92-89 loss to Raptors

April 27, 2017 10:31 p.m.

One of the NBA's slogans is "Where Amazing Happens." But for the Bucks tonight, in one of the most thrilling postseason basketball games in franchise history, it was instead, "Where Amazing Almost Happens." Milwaukee's season ended at the Bradley Center with an agonizing 92-89 loss to Toronto.


Cognizant collisions create community in growing Downtown

April 27, 2017 8:02 p.m.

Development is everywhere in greater Downtown Milwaukee, and everywhere developers want to create gravity. Right? This means creating destinations that attract people and create new energetic places. If you create a new center of gravity, you get more business and attention.


What chefs eat: Thi Cao of Buckley's

April 27, 2017 11:01 a.m.

There's no shortage of articles and television shows that showcase the dishes that chefs love to cook at their restaurants. But what do they love to eat at the end of their exhausting 16-hour days? Or on their days off?


Bucks-Raptors Game 6 playoff info

April 27, 2017 10:05 a.m.

After the Bucks split the first four games of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Raptors, the team travels back to Toronto for Game 5 and will again host a viewing party in Milwaukee to allow fans to come out and cheer the deer together on Monday night.


River Rhythms announces its 2017 lineup

April 26, 2017 12:21 p.m.

We're getting close to summer festival season - and in case you needed more proof than a Summerfest stage announcement every day for the past two weeks, this morning, the Westown Association announced its lineup for the 2017 River Rhythms season.


"Chicago" brings the razzle dazzle but lacks the sizzle

April 26, 2017 11:26 a.m.

A musical with this many showstoppers - not to mention Bob Fosse's signature style - can't help but be entertaining, but "Chicago" at the Marcus Center was more broad than biting, almost kitsch rather than crackle. It's fun, but no flim-flam flummox that'll fool and fracture `em.