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Dear Ruthie offers advice to a reader and shares her extensive social calendar of events of interest to the LGBTQ community in and around Milwaukee. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Dear Ruthie shares her advice to avoid holiday stress and give you a peek of her social calendar in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Transit | Sunday, Oct. 21 @ 7:15 p.m. | Avalon Theater | Refugees seeking transit papers and visas; it was the narrative gear on which turned one of the most beloved films ever produced in Hollywood, Casablanca ... Read more


Pájaros de Verano (Birds of Passage) | Friday, Oct. 19 @ 3:30 p.m. | Avalon Theater | The first full day of the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival program is packed with 29 films across the event's 8 venues. Read more


Some 300 films from many nations and genres will be screened during the 10th annual Milwaukee Film Festival. Read more


This month, the venerable Oriental Theatre goes dark as its new operators take charge and begin phase one of planned renovations. Read more

News Features

The Avalon Atmospheric Theater’s recently opened restaurant, Mistral, offers a cozy, upscale Mediterranean dining experience. Read more

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Two New York City-based chains opened locations around Milwaukee this month getting everyone excited. Plus, two upscale casual spots join the mix along with a Cajun restaurant hoping to help revitalize Bronzeville. Read more

Dining Out

Milwaukee is unique for its large number of still-operating movie theaters from the golden era of cinema. Read more

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Following up on the success of last year’s Christmas-themedmovies series, the Times Cinema and Avalon Theater will once again get merry inthe weeks leading up to the holidays. Every Saturday in December (as well asChristmas.. Read more

Happening Now

As Bay View’s Avalon Theater prepares to host several prime attractions in this year’s Milwaukee Film Festival, the movie palace stands as the incredibly rare example of a local theater reopened and thriving. Read more



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Top cinemas in Milwaukee for good food and drink. Read more


Off the Cuff sat down with John McLaughlin, co-owner of premier Milwaukee hat shop The Brass Rooster. Last month the shop—which offers a wide selection of ready-made men’s hats, as well as repair, cleaning and custom-made hats—relocated to ... Read more

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This week Wiz Khalifa and Meghan Trainor tag team the Eagles Ballroom, Ex Fabula goes bilingual and two Milwaukee bands celebrate big releases. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly crosstalk between station promotions director Ryan Schleicher, A.V. Club Milwaukee editor Matt Wild and I, we turn our attention to a bunch of cool proposals for the city and handicap their odds of actual.. Read more

On Music

Admittedly, the whole notion of the year-end“best-of” is fraught with foolish Avatar ,Film Read more

Film Reviews