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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Murder for Two

Nov. 10, 2017 7:00 p.m. - Jan. 14, 2018, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stackner Cabaret

Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe...


Holmes and Watson

Nov. 14, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 17, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Quadracci Powerhouse

Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes...


Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio

Nov. 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. - Nov. 30, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio is now open every day the M...


Nature Play - November

Nov. 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. - Nov. 27, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Urban Ecology Center - 1500 E. Park Place

Enjoy nature with your kids! Take a guided nature walk with ...


Elf The Musical

Nov. 22, 2017 - Nov. 27, 2017
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orph...

Articles about East Side and UWM


Milwaukee's own Buffalo Gospel warms up a Wisconsin night

Nov. 18, 2017 7:56 a.m.

It's reasonable to say my expectations were high as I dropped in to take in Milwaukee-based country act Buffalo Gospel's shortened set opening for The Deslondes Friday night at The Back Room at Colectivo. The group didn't disappoint.


Controversial mural gets vandalized

Nov. 7, 2017 12:34 p.m.

A mural in Black Cat Alley on Milwaukee's East Side was vandalized last night, according to Kristin Godfrey, executive director of the East Side Business Business Improvement District.


Another change on North Avenue?

Nov. 6, 2017 3:27 p.m.

Considering all the recent changes in the neighborhood, it's not surprising The Eastsider, 1732 E. North Ave., might morph, too.


Breaking: Von Trier to remain a German bar and restaurant

Oct. 31, 2017 8:01 a.m.

Thanks to an outpouring of support from the Milwaukee community, Von Trier will no longer be re-concepted. Instead, the historic venue will undergo a renaissance of sorts, similar to that taking place in the neighborhood it inhabits.


Burning Through Brew City: Huan Xi's hot pot

Oct. 30, 2017 6:56 p.m.

Broth's been a big deal on the East Side, with now three ramen restaurants vying for your taste buds' attention. But we are not here this week to talk ramen. We are here to hot pot - and see just how hot it is.


East Side dining guide

Oct. 28, 2017 1:26 p.m.

For decades, the East Side has been home to some of Milwaukee's best restaurants, bars and shops and one of the social and cultural hubs of the city. The East Side offers an array of delectable and eclectic eats for everyone from humble college students to well-off professionals.


3 Dishes: Dane Baldwin of The Diplomat

Oct. 25, 2017 9:19 a.m.

In this series, we ask chefs around the city to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Chef Dane Baldwin of The Diplomat about his new restaurant and some of his can't-miss dishes.


Miramar founder Bill Stace seeks support for new local music project

Oct. 24, 2017 1:03 p.m.

A few months after the landlord declined to renew his lease on the Miramar Theater and Walls Have Ears Studio above it, Bill Stace, who opened and operated both those businesses in that former movie theater for 19 years is seeking funding for another Milwaukee music project.