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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Sept. 8, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stackner Cabaret

Souvenir is a charming and hilarious musical comedy that rem...


Guys and Dolls

Sept. 19, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Oct. 29, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Quadracci Powerhouse

After sold-out productions of Ragtime and Dreamgirls, Mark C...


The Who & The What

Sept. 27, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stiemke Studio

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced and ...


Halloween Members Night

Oct. 20, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Discovery World - 500 N. Harbor Dr.

Bring the whole family for a howling good time! Halloween Me...


Bucks vs. Cavs (Home Game)

Oct. 20, 2017 6:00 p.m. - Oct. 20, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center - 1001 N. Fourth St.
The Bucks play The Cavs tonight at the BMO Harris Bradley Ce...

Articles about Downtown


5 new foods to try at the BMO Harris Bradley Center

Oct. 16, 2017 5:03 p.m.

On Monday the Bucks unveiled the new food options available at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this season, and we got a behind-the-scenes first look (and taste) of concessions like Press waffles, street tacos, dessert nachos, Sprecher floats, Bavarian pretzels and more.


On the Burger Trail: The Prime Burger at Stella Van Buren

Oct. 16, 2017 11:03 a.m.

Whether you're visiting for a burger at lunch or a steak or pasta at dinner, the experience at Stella Van Buren is inevitably enhanced by the floor-to-ceiling picture windows which offer a bird's eye view of Milwaukee's urban landscape.


Cheap Eats: Capriotti's Sandwich Shop

Oct. 12, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Looking for satisfying meals that leave you with a full belly and a full wallet? Welcome to Cheap Eats, a new food series that shines a spotlight on Milwaukee restaurants serving up tasty dishes for less than $10. Today: The Bobbie at Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.


New Bucks arena books Jim Gaffigan as its first comedy show

Oct. 12, 2017 12:56 p.m.

Today, the new Downtown arena began filling out its inaugural schedule by announcing one of its first non-sports acts: comedian Jim Gaffigan, who will perform the building's first comedy show on Saturday, Sept. 22 next year.


Matador Taco & Tequila Bar slated to become Cantina

Oct. 11, 2017 5:35 p.m.

Tacos are staying, but there's a new owner moving into the short-lived Matador Taco & Tequila Bar space at 1110 N. Old World Third Street space. And they will open to the public on October 20.


Herbie Hancock's big break: Curro's, Milwaukee, 1960

Oct. 11, 2017 9:03 a.m.

Living musical legend Herbie Hancock - who plays at The Pabst Theater on Oct. 20 - credits his second professional gig, which took place in Brew City with really launching his career. We delve into the history of that December 1960 gig.


Check out the Bucks' 2017-18 Milwaukee Originals T-shirt designs

Oct. 10, 2017 5:03 p.m.

The Bucks are ensuring their fans don't suffer a case of the Mondays during the NBA season. With the return of Milwaukee Mondays, the popular Milwaukee Originals are back too, bringing fans exclusive, limited-edition apparel created by local T-shirt designers.


First Look: Point Burger Bar Express

Oct. 10, 2017 1:02 p.m.

Brian Ward has opened his third Point Burger Bar location, but this one - at 322 W. State St. - is the first to use an "express" model, with a walk-up window, as well as indoor seating. We stopped in to have a look ... and a taste.