Downtown

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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Songs for Nobodies

Sept. 7, 2018 - Nov. 4, 2018
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

By Joanna Murray-Smith, Directed by Laura Braza, Stackner Ca...

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Pippin

Sept. 21, 2018 7:30 p.m. - Oct. 7, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Skylight Music Theatre - 158 N. Broadway

Book by Roger O. Hirson Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz...

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Haunted Horizons

Sept. 28, 2018 7:00 p.m.
UW-Milwaukee Panthers - 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. UWM Manfred Olson Planetarium

Celebrate spooky with tales of cosmic occurrences that may s...

Articles about Downtown


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Urban Spelunking: 12 photos inside the shuttered Karl Ratzsch's restaurant

Sept. 25, 2018 9:02 a.m.

Restaurateurs Karl Ratzsch and Ella Helene Ratzsch created what they called a "new-old restaurant ... with an authentic atmosphere of old time hospitality." That was a recipe for success until 2017, when Ratzsch's closed. We recently went inside and thought you might like to see how it looks now.

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Fiserv Forum to host two nights of Eric Church in March

Sept. 21, 2018 5:16 p.m.

Country fans were singing "Hallelujah" today as Fiserv Forum announced two days of church on its upcoming schedule - Eric Church, that is, as the country superstar will brings his "Double Down" tour to the new arena on March 29-30.

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You asked for it, you got it: Captain's Steak Joynt's cheese fondue recipe

Sept. 19, 2018 3:56 p.m.

This weekend, OnMilwaukee posted a story about the Captain's Steak Joynt chains that were around Milwaukee and the state in the 1970s and `80s. Numerous people commented via Facebook that they remembered and loved the cheese fondue that was a staple at the Captain's salad bar. Here's the recipe.

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How to build a better lunch in Milwaukee: East Town edition

Sept. 19, 2018 12:01 p.m.

One of the best ways to build a business relationship is lunch. But if you're eating out a lot, it can be a struggle to choose foods that energize you and keep you on your game. So here are some nutritious strategies to take your lunch to the next level.