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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...


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 ...


Bugs on the Balcony

May 29, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The bugs return to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum’s south...


Van Gogh to Pollock: Modern Rebels

July 1, 2015 - Sept. 20, 2015
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

Works by the biggest names in art from the late nineteenth c...

Articles about East Side and UWM


Spicuzza returns for screening of "The Scarapist"

Sept. 4, 2015 4:08 p.m.

For Los Angeles-based writer and filmmaker Jeanne Spicuzza, the fact her full-length film, "The Scarapist," will screen at The Oriental Theatre next month is a full-circle dream come true. Spicuzza, who grew up in Shorewood, spent many hours watching art and alternative films in the Landmark theater as a young girl and teenager in the `80s. "The Scarapist" will air on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.


UEC arch photo earns top prize in #MKEarches contest

Sept. 4, 2015 10:15 a.m.

Recently, I encouraged you to submit photos of Milwaukee arches via social media for a contest to win a prize package from Historic Milwaukee Inc. I'm pleased to report that after consulting with Stacy Swadish, executive director of Historic Milwaukee, we have a winner.


Oh hi, Johnny: A chat with Tommy Wiseau, creator of the world's best worst film

Sept. 2, 2015 4:16 p.m.

"The Room" is a not bad movie. Bad movies are nothing special to Hollywood; one comes out pretty much every weekend. No, "The Room" is more like an unholy miracle of awful filmmaking, a movie that fails so incredibly hard it becomes an almighty success in the process. The new cult classic is coming to the Oriental Theatre this weekend, so we asked its creator Tommy Wiseau a few questions. And no, not "So anyway, how's your sex life?"


The Winchester moves into former Two Bucks space

Aug. 27, 2015 5:45 p.m.

A new bar and restaurant concept is coming to the North Avenue bar scene next week when business partners Jay Stamates and Steve Gilbertson open The Winchester in the former Two Bucks space, 2321 N. Murray Ave.


Bartolotta hosts Bocuse d'Or Team USA fundraiser dinner

Aug. 20, 2015 12:52 p.m.

As part of Lake Park Bistro's 20th anniversary celebration, the Bartolotta Restaurants will pull together a very special dinner to raise funds in support of the U.S.'s continued participation in the the biennial international Bocuse d'Or culinary competition.


Mystery One turns its final page

Aug. 17, 2015 10:02 a.m.

Twenty-two years after opening in a small location at 2109 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee's only crime-focused bookshop, Mystery One Bookstore, is turning its final page.