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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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Ancient Skies

March 23, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St.

MPM’s new immersive digital show -- created right here at ou...

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Low Down Dirty Blues

March 27, 2015 8:00 p.m. - May 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Sassy, sensual, and sultry – we dare you not to sing along! ...

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Peter and the Starcatcher

April 27, 2015 7:30 p.m. - May 24, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

WINNER of 5 TONY AWARDS! A delightful and exciting origin st...

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UWM Museum Studies Student Exhibition

May 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - March 31, 2016
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St. Third Floor

Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color is the culmination of the ...

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The Book of Mormon

May 19, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this centur...

Articles about East Side and UWM


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New Buddha Lounge offers a great, authentic pho

May 23, 2015 5:15 p.m.

Creating authentic pho, the Vietnamese dish that you can eat for any meal, is not easy, especially since to be real it has to contain tendon meat, which is chewier but adds flavor to the broth. Buddha Lounge on North Avenue, has a pho that is just like that served in Vietnam.

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When the president drops by: an oral history

May 19, 2015 1:11 p.m.

On a cool and cloudy morning exactly 10 years ago, a day not unlike today, the leader of the free world made a publicly unannounced, closed media visit to OnMilwaukee's then office at 1504 E. North Ave. Five employees from that day still work at OnMilwaukee. Here are their recollections from May 19, 2005; it's the first time they publicly document the entire experience.

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Pabst Theater group announces first show at Colectivo's Back Room

May 8, 2015 6:01 a.m.

This morning, the Pabst Theater group announced that English singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney would be performing in Milwaukee on Sunday, June 14. In this case, the most intriguing detail for this gig isn't actually the performer; it's the venue: The Back Room at the Colectivo on Prospect.

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Sal's Pizza coming to East Side

May 7, 2015 5:12 p.m.

Sal's Pizza will soon open at 2974 N. Oakland Ave., and plans to offer calzones, salads, sandwiches and, of course, pizza.

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Two Bucks will lose corporate license

May 6, 2015 7:56 p.m.

Two Bucks will soon close after Two Bucks Of America moved to revoke its franchise license earlier today based on allegations that franchise owner Lynn Forthaus made racist comments.

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The East Side erupted in violence 45 years ago

May 5, 2015 1:03 p.m.

Nestled between Wyoming Place mansions and St. Mary's Hospital, is the venerable Water Tower Park. In the 1960s, the park had become a popular gathering spot for all manners of young people, including the founders of the city's underground scene, political radicals, street theater performers and, of course, musicians who played drums, guitars or anything else that made enough noise to drive the mansion mavens up the walls.