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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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MAM Exhibit: How Posters Work

March 31, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

As a medium of communication, the poster has a long hi...


Bucks Playoff Game 6 vs. Raptors

April 27, 2017 6:00 p.m. - April 27, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center - 1001 N. Fourth St.

Come see the Bucks continue their postseason run as they tak...


ComedySportz Show

April 28, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Comedy Sportz - 420 S. First St.

A ComedySportz® Match is an awesomely exciting comedy show p...

Articles about Downtown


River Rhythms announces its 2017 lineup

April 26, 2017 12:21 p.m.

We're getting close to summer festival season - and in case you needed more proof than a Summerfest stage announcement every day for the past two weeks, this morning, the Westown Association announced its lineup for the 2017 River Rhythms season.


"Chicago" brings the razzle dazzle but lacks the sizzle

April 26, 2017 11:26 a.m.

A musical with this many showstoppers - not to mention Bob Fosse's signature style - can't help but be entertaining, but "Chicago" at the Marcus Center was more broad than biting, almost kitsch rather than crackle. It's fun, but no flim-flam flummox that'll fool and fracture `em.


28th annual KidShare event on May 11 to benefit JCC

April 25, 2017 12:52 p.m.

Nearly 40 of Milwaukee's best restaurants, chefs, bakers and caterers will come together for the annual celebration of KidShare: Milwaukee's Finest Culinary Event on Thursday, May 11 from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.


5 photos and quotes that show why the Bucks couldn't score in Game 4

April 24, 2017 3:35 p.m.

The Bucks' Game 4 loss to the Raptors on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center was kind of gross. All the same aesthetically pleasing elements from the beautiful Game 3 performance were there, but something was different. It was an ugly, physical, punishing game. Here, look.


Bucks-Raptors playoff event info for Games 5 and 6

April 24, 2017 12:32 p.m.

After the Bucks split the first four games of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Raptors, the team travels back to Toronto for Game 5 and will again host a viewing party in Milwaukee to allow fans to come out and cheer the deer together on Monday night.


Bucks lose, 87-76, to Raptors in ugly affair that evens playoff series

April 22, 2017 5:19 p.m.

Two days after the Bucks blew out the Raptors in Game 3, Toronto came out on Saturday to ugly up the affair for Game 4. Milwaukee, playing sloppy and looking disjointed all afternoon, was more than happy to oblige the strategy, falling, 87-76, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.


In Tandem's "Carnival" delivers a huge and spectacular production

April 22, 2017 10:16 a.m.

One of the most wonderful evenings at a theater is when the show starts on a high note and just keeps getting better and better until you get to an ending where your heart is lying on the floor and your eyes are clouded with tears. That's "Carnival."


Milwaukee love runs deep for Jabari

April 22, 2017 5:17 a.m.

Jabari Parker isn't playing with his teammates in the NBA Playoffs, but he is thinking about his team, his friends and his city. On The Player's Tribune yesterday, Parker toasts our city calling it the place where he wants to "raise my own family."