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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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 Third Ward


Summerfest shares details of new North Gate project

Sept. 13, 2017 1:57 p.m.

After opening a new Miller Lite Oasis area at this year's Summerfest and announcing that a new amphitheater would be constructed, Summerfest officials today announced the details of a new North Gate area that will better link the festival grounds to Milwaukee's new Lakefront Gateway and Downtown.


Farewell, Hinterland

Aug. 14, 2017 7:56 p.m.

There are several restaurants in history where I wish I had dined before they were lost to time. Though not as storied, nationally or internationally lauded, last week, another hallmark of good eating for me personally and my city said goodbye.


Chamber's "Deathtrap" gets caught in its own trap of twists and turns

Aug. 12, 2017 12:06 p.m.

In Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's production of Ira Levin's meta comedy/thriller "Deathtrap," the strong actors at the center of show will make you jump, even if the story itself doesn't keep you white-knuckled at the edge of your seat for the whole night.


Milwaukee's secret gardens: The second floor deck garden at Onesto

July 31, 2017 11:01 a.m.

Probably the last place you'd expect to find a garden is two stories up in the middle of the Third Ward. But, if you gaze up to the second floor balcony behind Onesto you might spy a burst of green. That's because that unused second story space has been repurposed into a fully functional kitchen garden.


Hidden Gem: The Irish Pub

July 28, 2017 9:01 a.m.

It's been more than a decade since John Duggan, Tom Coffey and Ed Stritch bought the Third Ward building at 124 N. Water St. and transformed the space from the iconic M&M Club to The Irish Pub.