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East Side and UWM

Milwaukee's East Side, home to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, offers art house cinema, boutique shopping, clusters of night life, dining and more. And the Olmsted-designed Lake Park is a Milwaukee gem.

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John Singleton Copley in Focus

Feb. 26, 2016 - May 31, 2016
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

For the inaugural exhibition in the Constance and Dudley God...


Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

May 13, 2016 7:00 p.m. - June 12, 2016
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

“I am Lilly! I am Queen! I like everything!” That is, until ...


Pirates of Penzance

May 20, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Skylight Music Theatre - 158 N. Broadway

At first glance, Pirates may seem out of place in this seaso...

Articles about East Side and UWM


Good City Brewing plans June 17 opening

May 27, 2016 11:01 a.m.

The time is almost ripe for the opening of Good City Brewing, Milwaukee's first East Side urban brewery and taproom, the second of eight breweries slated to open in the coming months.


Updated: Yield bar is closed

May 27, 2016 9:40 a.m.

According to a source, Yield, 1932 E. Kenilworth Ave., closed last night and once word spread through social media, so many customers showed up it turned into a "borderline block party."


First Look: Insomnia Cookies

May 13, 2016 11:46 a.m.

Milwaukee's first Insomnia Cookies opened at 11 a.m. today at 1804 E. North Ave. The chain specializes in late-night delivery of freshly baked cookies.


Halal Guys revving up for grand opening on East Side

May 12, 2016 1:01 p.m.

Things are looking lively at the new location for New York-based restaurant chain, The Halal Guys, which softly opened its first Milwaukee location on Oakland Avenue and is planning a grand opening this weekend.


Urban spelunking: The Tavern Room

May 10, 2016 11:03 a.m.

While seemingly half of Milwaukee thinks their houses were once home to speakeasies, the Becker-Fitch House has perhaps the most amazing secret basement bar this town's ever seen. You can go inside during's HMI's Spaces and Traces event this weekend.


Nick's House shuts down

May 5, 2016 6:23 p.m.

Nick's House, 1864 E. Kenilworth Pl., will close for good after this Saturday, May 7. The '70s-themed bar was remodeled in 2014 by the Spike TV reality show, "Bar Rescue."


In search of the perfect pizza: Carini's La Conca D'Oro

May 4, 2016 4:01 p.m.

The folks at Carini's La Conca D'Oro have a long and storied history, with roots in Italy. They serve up authentic Neapolitan pizza, along with other Italian dishes including a variety of seafood entrees.


Summer Soulstice Music Festival announces 2016 lineup

May 4, 2016 12:00 p.m.

The Summer Soulstice Music Festival announced its lineup of musical performers for its 16th annual summer celebration, hosted this year on East North Avenue on Saturday, June 25 from noon to midnight.