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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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Re-Imaging - Re-Imaging

Sept. 29, 2014 - Feb. 14, 2015
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

This innovative and interactive exhibition is curated by MIA...


The Beautiful Music All Around Us

Jan. 16, 2015 8:00 p.m. - March 15, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

The music you’ve always heard, but never really listened to ...


Good People

Jan. 20, 2015 7:30 p.m. - Feb. 15, 2015, 2:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy. Wise and wicked funny - a com...


Afternoon Tea at The Pfister

Jan. 25, 2015 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Blu - 424 E. Wisconsin Ave.

Enjoy a respite from the bustle of daily chores and briefly ...


$8 Curry Mondays

Jan. 26, 2015 4:00 p.m.
Three Lions Pub - 4515 N. Oakland Ave.

Join us at the Three Lions Pub every Monday for $8 curry nig...

Articles about East Side and UWM


Featured bartender: Mario Lanza from Fink's

Jan. 25, 2015 9:10 a.m. recently stopped in at Fink's for a brandy old fashioned and to talk with bartender Mario Lanza about music, travel, dogs and neck tattoos.


Bradford Beach in the wintertime

Jan. 23, 2015 4:56 p.m.

As much as I do enjoy other people, there are times I also love to be where they are not. One of these times was last winter - Milwaukee's coldest in about three decades - when I had reached my threshold for football and "Real Housewives" and living with 50 other people in one building, went down the hill, and took a walk on Bradford Beach along Lake Michigan. It was the most restorative thing I had done in a long time.


First Look: Buddha Lounge

Jan. 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Buddha Lounge, 1504 E. North Ave., opened on Monday and stopped by to sample the sushi and drink an Asian beer or two.


Zoup! opening on the East Side

Jan. 22, 2015 12:44 p.m.

Zoup!, a soup restaurant franchise with more than 70 locations, will soon open in the new Avenir Apartments building, 1437 N. Jefferson St.


Olive Fine Organic Living plans to close

Jan. 17, 2015 4:35 p.m.

Olive Fine Organic Living, 2624 N. Downer Ave., will most likely close on Saturday, Jan. 31. Owner Michael Katarincic says he would prefer to keep the shop open, but doesn't see it working out.


If UWM really wants to be big time, it's time to make a a coaching change

Jan. 13, 2015 5:30 a.m.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee wants to be a big time basketball program, but the school has been mired in mediocrity for years. If you are a big-time program you don't put up with that kind of result and you pull the trigger and give another coach a chance. It's that time for UWM.


Local author publishes memoir about mother's Alzheimer's

Jan. 11, 2015 9:07 a.m.

Judith Harway is a professor of writing at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Harway recently wrote a memoir called "Sundown: A Daughter's Memoir of Alzheimer's Care" that documents her personal experience with her mother's struggle with Alzheimer's. Harway will discuss and sign copies of her book on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at Boswell Book Company.


"Dear White People," "The Overnighters" and more at UWM Union Theater next month

Jan. 7, 2015 8:04 a.m.

It's a new year, which means a new slate of films for UW-Milwaukee's Union Theatre, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd. After being on a holiday break, the theater will be back into full swing starting on Jan. 28 with showings of the "The Skeleton Twins" starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader (which I reviewed a few months ago), followed by a screening of the much-acclaimed documentary "The Actress."