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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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Tru Skool 2017- Live at Peck

Aug. 22, 2017 12:00 p.m.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St. Peck Pavilion

True Skool’s mission is to use the urban arts as a tool to e...


Michael Weiss Trio

Aug. 23, 2017 8:00 p.m. - Aug. 24, 2017, 12:00 a.m.
Blu - 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

New York veteran jazz pianist and composer MICHAEL WEISS bri...


Of Sound Mind and Dead Body

Aug. 25, 2017 6:00 p.m. - Aug. 25, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Astor Hotel - 924 E. Juneau Ave.

The Experts in Mystery Entertainment are now performing live...

Articles about Downtown


Argentine-style pasta makes debut at Big Mouth Pasta Pop-Up

Aug. 21, 2017 12:02 p.m.

When I say pasta, you likely think Italy. However, pasta is also ubiquitous in Argentina where the influence of Italian immigrants is evidenced in various facets of Argentine life. And you can taste the flavors of Argentine pasta at a pop-up dinner Sept. 3.


Point Burger Bar opening in former Upper 90 Sports Pub

Aug. 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Point Burger Bar Express soon will open in the former location of Upper 90 Sports Pub, 322 W. State St. This is the latest concept from restaurateur Brian Ward who also owns Ward's House Of Prime.


Get glittery at Studio 54 themed pop-up at Phoenix Cocktail Club

Aug. 20, 2017 1:03 p.m.

There may never be a nightclub quite like Studio 54, the New York celebrity hangout that exemplified the all-out excess of 1970s America. This week a themed pop-up collaboration by Free Pour and Phoenix Cocktail Club will recreate the Studio 54 experience.


Upper 90 Sports Pub to close next weekend

Aug. 19, 2017 12:06 p.m.

Upper 90 Sports Pub, located at 322 W. State St., announced in a Facebook post that it will close on Sunday, Aug. 27. The post also notes "an exciting opportunity we just could not pass up" is coming soon to the space.


Odelay: Beck brings back his fun side in long-anticipated show

Aug. 17, 2017 12:09 a.m.

Beck Hansen's music has always been a Venn diagram of art, with balls-out unironic rap occupying one circle, and beautiful melodic folk in the other. Right in the middle is when Beck rocks, and it was super cool to see all slices of him a live performance.


10 great Beck samples

Aug. 16, 2017 1:28 p.m.

Even though it's almost as rare as a solar eclipse, Beck is known to play an amazing show when he comes to Milwaukee or Chicago. Amazingly, he finds a way to replicate some of his great samples, but live, in concert. However, those catchy loops are part of what made his early records great.


Is a new beer garden coming to Pere Marquette Park?

Aug. 15, 2017 1:26 p.m.

There is a proposal to bring a beer garden back to Pere Marquette Park next year - between the Milwaukee River, Kilbourn Avenue and 3rd and State Streets - and an upcoming meeting will unveil details of the plan.