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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.

Businesses near East Side and UWM

Upcoming events near East Side and UWM

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Milwaukee Photo Walk

May 1, 2014 10:00 a.m. - Nov. 1, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Public Market - 400 N. Water St.

Walk through downtown Milwaukee while hearing historic comme...

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The Doyle & Debbie Show

Sept. 5, 2014 7:00 p.m. - Nov. 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

Side-splitting and rollicking – the perfect blend of Comedy ...

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The Color Purple

Sept. 23, 2014 7:30 p.m. - Nov. 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

A magnificent Grammy-nominated musical saga. Following the s...

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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...

Articles about East Side and UWM


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Pizza Man waiter hopes not to get caught up in the weeds

Oct. 25, 2014 11:36 a.m.

As I walked through the large wooden door entrance, the aroma inside of Pizza Man on 2597 N. Downer Ave. was so intoxicating that it made my stomach quiver. This smell of Italian bliss, of course, stayed with me throughout my visit. Near the bar stood Tony Menzel, a waiter who has worked at Pizza Man since it re-opened in the summer of 2013 following a devastating fire.

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Milwaukee's best French restaurant, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 7:50 a.m.

Sometimes you like what you like, and Milwaukeeans have had a favorite French restaurant for years. It's good to be king, and even better to eat like one at this reader favorite.

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Milwaukee Talks: Shank Hall owner Peter Jest

Oct. 21, 2014 11:02 a.m.

Milwaukee music venue Shank Hall will celebrate 25 years in business in November. For this latest segment of Milwaukee Talks, OnMilwaukee.com sits down with owner Peter Jest to hear about the best shows of the past 2 1/2 decades, the fire that almost destroyed the music room, the role Spinal Tap played in it all and much more.

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Back to the old (school)house after nearly 70 years

Oct. 13, 2014 1:51 p.m.

Though Jack Pettey's name isn't the biggest graffiti in the attic at Maryland Avenue School, for some reason it -- and the date, 1946 -- jumps out at you. When I snapped some photographs, Pettey's distinctive scrawl made it into the frame and his name was etched in my memory. Last week, I snapped another photo of it. This time, Pettey himself was in the picture.

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Milwaukee's best fish fry, 2014

Oct. 11, 2014 10:56 a.m.

Milwaukeeans certainly love a good fish fry. And when it comes to the best in the city, there's one in particular that locals have declared, year after year, as the finest Friday fish fry in the area.

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"Jimi: All Is By My Side" successfully plays to its own rhythm

Oct. 5, 2014 11:16 a.m.

The word "experimental" is used in the biopic genre about as often as the words "fun for the whole family" are used to describe a strip club. The soundtrack and venues may change, but the moves and the designed highs and lows are all the same. So props to "Jimi: All Is By My Side" for making a biopic that departs from the exhausted formula and does so successfully.