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Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.

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John Singleton Copley in Focus

Feb. 26, 2016 - May 31, 2016
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

For the inaugural exhibition in the Constance and Dudley God...


Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

May 13, 2016 7:00 p.m. - June 12, 2016
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

“I am Lilly! I am Queen! I like everything!” That is, until ...


Pirates of Penzance

May 20, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Skylight Music Theatre - 158 N. Broadway

At first glance, Pirates may seem out of place in this seaso...

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Summerfest announces 2016 special attractions

May 19, 2016 2:06 p.m.

This morning, Summerfest announced its collection of special attractions - both familiar and new, musical and otherwise - coming to Henry Maier Festival Park for this year's edition of the Big Gig.


Take a free, six-mile ride on a new Harley-Davidson Roadster

May 18, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Harley-Davidson launched a new concept in Milwaukee, Portland and Los Angeles today: a pop-up bike share that gives riders the chance to test out the new Dark Custom Harley-Davidson Roadster. In Milwaukee, the pop-up popped up in the Third Ward on Broadway.


Cirque Italia returns to Milwaukee in June

May 16, 2016 10:36 a.m.

Cirque Italia - the first traveling water circus in the United States - will make a second splashdown in Milwaukee this summer, returning to the Italian Community Center the weekend of Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5.


Polk Street renamed Summerfest Place

May 11, 2016 10:34 a.m.

Milwaukee World Festival's application to change the street name was considered and pursuant to an Ordinance passed by the City of Milwaukee Common Council, and signed by Mayor Tom Barrett, East Summerfest Place became effective on May 10.