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Turner Hall Ballroom [edit]
1040 N. 4th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 286-3663
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Constructed in 1882, Turner Hall began as a showplace for the panoramic painters and other German immigrant artists who dominated the Milwaukee art scene until the 1920s and throughout the early 1900s. It is the only building in Milwaukee that currently holds the three following honorary architectural and historical designations: a National Landmark, a listing on the National Registry of Historic Places, and a local Historical Landmark. Located in the heart of downtown, across from the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the two-story, 7,000 - plus square foot Ballroom is a central hub for a vast array of events in Milwaukee.
Upcoming events

May 4, 2016
A Cabaret Seated and Candlelit Show with Rita Wilson

Although Rita Wilson is well-known as an actress (It’s Complicated, Sleepless in Seattle, recurring roles on CBS’: The Good Wife, HBO’s Golden Globe winning series: Girls, recently starring in Larry David’s sold out Broadway hit: Fish In The Dark) as well as a film producer (discovered My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Mamma Mia!), few may be aware that her early show biz ambitions were actually musical. Born and raised in the Hollywood Hills (nearly above the Hollywood Bowl), Wilson harbored dreams of becoming a singer in the ‘60s and ‘70s after falling in love with The Beatles, The Mamas & the Papas, Janis Joplin, and The Supremes, among others. She even took a part-time job as a ticket-taker at what was then the Universal Amphitheatre as a way to see such popular acts of the day as Linda Ronstadt, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, James Taylor, and The Eagles.

May 5, 2016
Journal Sentinel Talks: The Milwaukee Bucks Arena

The proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena and related development have been both controversial and more anticipated than any downtown project since the Milwaukee Art Museum. Will it be a great building? Will it transform our downtown? Join the Bucks leadership, the lead architects on the project, expert critics and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporters for a FREE, lively discussion that will deliver the latest information on the plans. The dialogue will seek answers to critical questions about the design of the structure, related public spaces and the viability of future development. The event is open to all and will include a cash bar, entertainment by TrueSkool and multi-media presentations by the Journal Sentinel. The discussion will be the first in a series of "Journal Sentinel Talks" that aim to deliver - and make - news in a live, face-to-face format.

May 6, 2016
Andy Mineo's Uncomfortable Tour

Whether he’s on stage bringing an audience to its feet with his riveting performance or off stage fielding interview questions with a potent combination of intellect and wit, it’s obvious Andy Mineo is a born communicator and hip hop music is his instrument for reaching the masses. “It is absolutely undeniable that hip hop is becoming the universal language,” Mineo says expressing an unbridled enthusiasm for his artistic vehicle. “It’s so influential because you are able to say so much in a short period of time. The essence of hip hop is the boldness of it so you’re able to be exactly who you are. You are able to say exactly what you want. You represent exactly what is deepest and dearest to you and people respond to that. They respond to that realness.”

May 9, 2016
STRFKR / Com Truise

An awesome double bill dance party featuring the full throttle indie dance pop of STFKR and the hyperspace electronica of Com Truise.

May 11, 2016
Elephant Revival + Dead Horses

A tremendous double bill PBR $10 Buck Show featuring the eclectic roots of Colorado’s ‘Elephant Revival’ and the timeless Americana of Wisconsin’s own Dead Horses.

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