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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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UWM Museum Studies Student Exhibition

May 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - March 31, 2016
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St. Third Floor

Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color is the culmination of the ...


Bugs on the Balcony

May 29, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The bugs return to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum’s south...


Flora Langlois- Paintings

Sept. 11, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

Flora Langlois is a resident of Costa Rica whose first inspi...


Laura Dronzek- New Paintings

Sept. 11, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

Laura Dronzek‘s new collection of landscape and still-life p...

Articles about Downtown


When sources go south: Bucks' extension of Hammond's contract contradicts report

Oct. 6, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Recently, the Milwaukee Bucks extended the contract of General Manager John Hammond. The agreement keeps Hammond in his position with the Bucks through the 2016-17 season. I was wrong on this one. In July I had written that the Bucks were on the verge of appointing Coach Jason Kidd to be the head of basketball operations and either parting ways with Hammond or finding another position for him in the organization.


Sklars Brothers return to Milwaukee, home of their bizarro baseball-loving twins

Oct. 6, 2015 6:27 p.m.

When Jason and Randy Sklar perform their standup show Friday night at Turner Hall they're the first to admit that Milwaukee is a basically a Bizarro version of their hometown, St. Louis - and not just when it comes to sports fans. The first Adler's Fall Comedy Classic is right in the wheelhouse for the 43-year-old twin brothers, who span every genre of comedy but especially shine when it comes to smart and observational commentary rooted in "insider baseball" sports.


Urban spelunking: The iconic Pabst sign

Oct. 6, 2015 9:03 a.m.

There are few more iconic images in Milwaukee than the Pabst sign that spans Juneau Avenue at 10th Street, connecting the old malt house on the southwest corner with the former brewhouse on the northwest corner. The sign is instantly recognizable and, especially now that Pabst is coming back to the site to brew beer in the former Forst Keller Restaurant and Pabst training center, it's been an extremely visible symbol of the city's brewing history. It's also a pretty cool place to visit.


Thanks for the assist, Jabari

Oct. 5, 2015 2:47 p.m.

We enjoyed Bucks Fan Fest on Saturday. These types of events are fairly standardized for teams today and many have made them multi-day affairs with countless attractions and ways to earn your cheers and cash. On Saturday, the Bucks players did their best to be unique and stand out.


Century-old vaudeville tradition lives on in Milwaukee

Oct. 5, 2015 9:16 a.m.

When the "America's Got Talent" cross-country tour stops at Milwaukee's Pabst Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 13, audience members may have no idea they're part of an historic show business genre that began in the years following the Civil War.


"Any Given Monday" takes ethical chaos to hilarious heights at In Tandem

Oct. 4, 2015 10:07 a.m.

One of the worst things that can happen to anybody walking into a theater is to know all about the twists and turns and surprises that are in store. If you know, then it's not a surprise. Following my intense belief in not having the shout "spoiler alert" every time I see a play, I fully intend to say almost nothing about what happens in "Any Given Monday," an hilarious if slightly off-kilter comedy that opened over the weekend at In Tandem's Tenth Street Theatre.


The Rep's "The Lion" tells an absolutely mesmerizing story of life

Oct. 3, 2015 10:07 a.m.

If at some point in your life you decide that you want to write your autobiography there are a couple of very important items to consider. One is that you can write. The other is that your life better have something interesting about it. Both of the requirements are met, gloriously, in "The Lion," the one man show that opened Friday night at the Stiemke Studio of the Milwaukee Rep.