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...



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...


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


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.


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.


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.


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.