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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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Ancient Skies

March 23, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St.

MPM’s new immersive digital show -- created right here at ou...

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Low Down Dirty Blues

March 27, 2015 8:00 p.m. - May 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Sassy, sensual, and sultry – we dare you not to sing along! ...

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Luchadora!

April 13, 2015 - April 26, 2015
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

A world premiere play by Alvaro Saar Rios Just when you thin...

Articles about Downtown


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Lonely start allowed Antetokoumpo to rise

April 21, 2015 1:01 p.m.

As the Milwaukee Bucks attempt to lock up a playoff berth in the final few games of the year, second-year forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is proving to many that he can be a force to be reckoned with. You see the action on the court, now, but it was the lonely hours in the gym before his family arrived from Greece last year that laid the foundation.

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Friends of Lakeshore State Park show plan for new visitor and education center

April 20, 2015 2:06 p.m.

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park board of directors invite the public to attend an open house on Tuesday, April 21 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Miller Room at O'Donnell Park, located at 910 E. Michigan St., for the public introduction of a design study by The Kubala Washatko Architects for a new visitor and education center on Lakeshore State Park.

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Bucks announce Game 2 viewing party, pep rallies

April 20, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Milwaukee Bucks announced a viewing party for tonight's Bucks-Bulls Game 2 spat, as well as two official pep rallies for when the series shifts north to the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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Peter Pan gets the prequel treatment in Rep's "Peter and the Starcatcher"

April 18, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Before the fairy tale riff "Peter and the Starcatcher" starts its run at the Milwaukee Rep on Tuesday, April 21, OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with director Blake Robison about this particular Peter Pan retelling, making actors fly and why revisionist fairy tales are currently all the rage.

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Seven Seat Bike Tours take riders 'round the city

April 18, 2015 5:13 a.m.

There are a plethora of vehicles that offer unique ways to explore Milwaukee, from the Pedal Tavern to a Segway to a seven-seat bike. Shlomo Levin is the owner of Milwaukee Seven Seat Bike Tours, a seasonal business that takes riders on city adventures via a "conference bike."

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Colour Palate opening Downtown

April 17, 2015 6:18 p.m.

Colour Palate, a quick, casual restaurant, plans to open at the end of this month at 789 N. Water St. in the former Cousins space.

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Top moments in the new Bucks owners' first year

April 17, 2015 11:18 a.m.

It was one year ago today that former Wisconsin Sen. Herb Kohl introduced Wes Edens and Marc Lasry to the city of Milwaukee as the new owners of the Bucks franchise. The pair would not, formally, be considered the owners by the league for a few weeks yet - but the press conference on April 16, 2014 signaled the start of a new era. A lot has happened in 365 days. Read on for some of the big moments.

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Play it again, Sam: Inside the MSO and Riverside's showing of "Casablanca"

April 17, 2015 6:06 a.m.

The Riverside's distant past will become the present as the legendary theater will play host to two screenings of the beloved 1942 classic "Casablanca" Friday and Saturday night. And to complete the blast to the past vibe of the event, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will perform Max Steiner's famous score alongside the movie.