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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Sept. 8, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stackner Cabaret

Souvenir is a charming and hilarious musical comedy that rem...


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 15, 2017 11:00 a.m. - Sept. 30, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

Tickets are available for all performances. Check link for w...


Guys and Dolls

Sept. 19, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Oct. 29, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Quadracci Powerhouse

After sold-out productions of Ragtime and Dreamgirls, Mark C...


Milwaukee Fashion Week 2017

Sept. 21, 2017 1:00 a.m. - Sept. 23, 2017, 1:00 a.m.
Milwaukee Athletic Club - 758 N. Broadway

The third annual Milwaukee Fashion Week is taking place Sept...


Milwaukee Fashion Week 2017

Sept. 21, 2017 7:00 p.m. - Sept. 23, 2017, 10:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Athletic Club - 758 N. Broadway

Milwaukee Fashion Week is thrilled to announce their third a...

Articles about Downtown


A Lake Week communion

Sept. 20, 2017 2:45 p.m.

In honor of OnMilwaukee's Lake Week this week, I decided to commune with Lake Michigan the best way I know how these days: I went for a run.


Downtown landmark church will close; transform into a wedding/events venue

Sept. 19, 2017 1:52 p.m.

St. James Episcopal Church, which has made its home at 833 W. Wisconsin Ave. since 1851, will close its doors at the end of this month. The building, which was put up for sale a few years ago is in the process of being sold. It will be transformed into a wedding and events venue.


1983 Arcade Bar headed to Old World Third Street

Sept. 18, 2017 1:56 p.m.

Gather up your quarters, Milwaukee. Hot off the news of one arcade bar, Up-Down, moving into town, the fittingly named 1983 Arcade Bar also announced its plans to bring a blast to the past to the city.


Proposed Oktoberfest promises to invigorate neglected MacArthur Square

Sept. 15, 2017 6:20 p.m.

Something big is coming. And it promises - not only to bring people together in celebration of life and German culture - but also to reinvigorate an urban plaza many have grown to see as a useless eyesore. Are you ready for the largest Oktoberfest in Milwaukee history?