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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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Just the Facts

Jan. 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. - March 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

Neutral, dispassionate, accurate—this is what visitors belie...


Welcome to Bronzeville

Jan. 13, 2017 - Feb. 5, 2017
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

Welcome to Bronzeville. A world premiere by Sheri Williams P...


SIN-G- Night Karaoke

Jan. 23, 2017 10:00 p.m.
Nomad World Pub - 1401 E. Brady St.

Get to Nomad every Tuesday from 10pm–close for karaoke and s...

Articles about Downtown


Voted in as a starter, Giannis is the Bucks' first All-Star since 2004

Jan. 19, 2017 9:37 p.m.

The Bucks' derisory drought of more than a decade without an All-Star has finally come to an end, and in spectacular fashion. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the playmaking Greek Freak, wasn't just named an All-Star but a full-fledged Eastern Conference starter for the 2017 game.


Busy Wave weekend begins with home game Saturday vs. defending champs

Jan. 19, 2017 6:02 p.m.

The six-time champion Milwaukee Wave prepare for a busy weekend coming off an exciting third straight win over Chicago. The first game of the weekend takes place Saturday, Jan. 21 at 6:05 p.m. at UWM-Panther Arena against Baltimore. The theme is "Saturday Night Fever."


A "Taming of the Shrew" unlike any you have ever seen before

Jan. 19, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Most of the actors had only a nodding acquaintance with the unique sound of Shakespeare's language, sight gags ranged from risque bumping and grinding to pratfalls, and the entire scenery budget was $65 but this production of "The Taming of the Shrew" was plenty funny,


ZIP MKE zings into Central Library

Jan. 18, 2017 9:04 a.m.

With the help of local photographers, friends and strangers, Dominic Inouye collected 920 photographs from Milwaukee's 28 zip codes, some of which will be on display this Saturday during Gallery Day at the Central Library.


On Jan. 26, come out to "Shrink-n-Drink" for a cause with Dorsey Levens

Jan. 17, 2017 5:01 p.m.

On Jan. 26, a group of local sponsors is hosting a personal and passionate event called Shrink-n-Drink in support of Adam Craig, who was paralyzed last year, and to help pay for his medical care. The fundraiser will feature clinical psychologist Dr. Julie Helmrich and former Packer Dorsey Levens.