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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Murder for Two

Nov. 10, 2017 7:00 p.m. - Jan. 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stackner Cabaret

Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe...


Holmes and Watson

Nov. 14, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 17, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Quadracci Powerhouse

Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes...


Miracle on South Division Street

Nov. 24, 2017 8:00 p.m. - Dec. 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Broadway Theatre Center - 158 N. Broadway ave.

by Tom Dudzick Nov. 22 – Dec. 17, 2017 Studio Theatre Direct...


A Christmas Carol

Nov. 28, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
The Pabst Theater - 144 E. Wells St.

The Rep’s hit new adaptation, which broke box office records...

Articles about Downtown


Valhalla has closed on Old World Third Street

Dec. 15, 2017 1:21 p.m.

Valhalla, the Scandinavian bar and restaurant located at 1111 N. Old World 3rd St. has closed. But a new venue is on its way to the space sometime in 2018.


MPS presents The City Review basketball event at Bradley Center

Dec. 15, 2017 1:05 p.m.

Student athletes from seven Milwaukee Public Schools boys and girls high school basketball teams will compete on the same court used by professional and collegiate players as MPS presents The City Review at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Jan. 11, 2018.


Sugar plum pie takes the cake in "Waitress" pie competition

Dec. 13, 2017 4:03 p.m.

The Tony-nominated musical "Waitress" will enjoy a brief Milwaukee engagement at the Marcus Center, Jan. 2-7. In celebration of the musical's Cream City debut, the Marcus Center teamed up with B93.3 to host a pie-making contest. Here are the delicious results.


LOOK: Homewood Suites is open in the historic Button Block building

Dec. 12, 2017 11:01 a.m.

In January, we took you inside the conversion of the historic Button Block building on Clybourn and Water Streets into a new Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel. Now, as the hotel - which opened in November - celebrates its official launch, we went back to see the finished product.