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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...



June 28, 2017 12:00 p.m. - July 9, 2017, 12:30 a.m.
Henry Maier Festival Park - 200 N. Harbor Drive

Henry Maier Festival Park
June 28-July 9 (off-day o...


BBQ & Blues

July 1, 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...

Articles about Downtown


Comedian John Mulaney adds second Riverside show

June 21, 2017 7:01 a.m.

Last week, the Riverside announced that comedian John Mulaney would perform at the theater on Friday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. And apparently, it was news so nice, the Riverside decided to do it twice, adding a second show this morning.


Shift Switch: Copywriter at Bader Rutter

June 19, 2017 9:09 a.m.

OnMilwaukee's Molly Snyder played copywriter for a day at Bader Rutter, a full-service advertising agency that just moved to a stunning new space in Downtown Milwaukee.


After seven seasons, it's "fin" for Point Fish Fry & A Flick

June 14, 2017 8:56 a.m.

It's been a bad summer for movies - both in Hollywood and now in Milwaukee, as Point Fish Fry & A Flick, an outdoor movie series and community dinner hosted on the Lakefront by Discovery World, announced that it will not return for 2017.


Night Market, June 14

June 12, 2017 5:03 p.m.

One Wednesday a month during the summer, the NEWaukee Night Market brings the best of the city together for a free, fun, open-air event that offers a variety of experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy. This year's dates are June 14, July 12, Aug. 16 and Sept. 13.