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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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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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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 ...

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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...

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Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels

July 1, 2015 - Sept. 20, 2015
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Works by the biggest names in art from the late nineteenth c...

Articles about Third Ward


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Summerfest hosts duo of free concert nights in September

Sept. 1, 2015 1:36 p.m.

Summerfest may have ended almost two months ago, but apparently the music isn't quite done yet. This morning, Summerfest announced two free live music nights for the month of September down at the Johnson Controls World Sound Stage at Henry Maier Festival Park.

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Classic farce "Boeing Boeing" delivers laughs galore at Chamber Theatre

Aug. 15, 2015 8:03 a.m.

There's this guy, see, and he lives in a hot apartment in Paris and he's got these three ladies, all of whom think he's going to marry them and they drop in and out of his place and he keeps track of all this dropping in and out by using the timetables of the airlines that the three ladies work for.

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Gallery Night spotlight: Material Studio + Gallery

July 22, 2015 3:06 p.m.

Earlier this month, Melissa Dorn Richards and Pamela Anderson transformed the top floor of the Marshall Building, 207 E. Buffalo St., and introduced Milwaukee to Material Studio + Gallery. The 6,900-square foot space formerly housed Plaid Tuba. Material will be open to the public on both Gallery Night and Day, July 24-25.

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Shopping for new shades and glasses

July 22, 2015 5:01 a.m.

I need a new pair of glasses. I have two pair with my current prescription and one (an awesome SwissFlex frame) with outdated lenses. Yet, I seldom wear either pair other than late at night. This isn't probably the best course for my long term eye health, so I'm on the hunt for a new, cool frame.

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The Bronx Wanderers roam around, around, around into Festa Italiana

July 17, 2015 1:26 p.m.

Every band has at least a small group of devoted fans cheering it on and supporting it on its way to the spotlight. The retro "nu-wop" family band The Bronx Wanderers, coming to Festa Italiana this weekend, is no different - except some of those devoted fans just happen to be entertainment icons from their hometown neighborhood, including Dion DiMucci, Tony Orlando and Oscar-nominated actors Chazz Palminteri and Danny Aiello.