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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Sept. 8, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stackner Cabaret

Souvenir is a charming and hilarious musical comedy that rem...


Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Sept. 15, 2017 11:00 a.m. - Sept. 30, 2017, 11:00 p.m.
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

Tickets are available for all performances. Check link for w...


Guys and Dolls

Sept. 19, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Oct. 29, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Quadracci Powerhouse

After sold-out productions of Ragtime and Dreamgirls, Mark C...


Milwaukee Fashion Week 2017

Sept. 21, 2017 1:00 a.m. - Sept. 23, 2017, 1:00 a.m.
Milwaukee Athletic Club - 758 N. Broadway

The third annual Milwaukee Fashion Week is taking place Sept...


Milwaukee On Tap with John Gurda

Sept. 21, 2017 6:30 p.m. - Sept. 21, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
North Point Lighthouse - 2650 N. Wahl Ave.

Join Milwaukee’s foremost historian and author John Gurda fo...

Articles about East Side and UWM


Urban Spelunking: North Point Lighthouse

Sept. 19, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Long before there was an East Side, there was a North Point Lighthouse. Today the beacon tower sits surrounded by trees in Lake Park, where it is open as a museum, as well as enduring Milwaukee landmark. Let's go inside.


Celebrate Oktoberfest at North Point Lighthouse with John Gurda, history & beer

Sept. 14, 2017 6:03 p.m.

We call it Brew City for a reason. Next Thursday, join Milwaukee's foremost historian and author, John Gurda, for a fun and informative talk on the beverage that made our town famous: beer. Celebrate Oktoberfest with Gurda at the North Point Lighthouse on Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m. for Milwaukee on Tap.


Cooking Channel features Northpoint Custard tonight

Sept. 14, 2017 10:05 a.m.

Bartolotta Restaurants' Northpoint Custard, 2272 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., will be included in the first-ever episode of "Seaside Snacks & Shacks," a new television show that launches tonight at 9 p.m. on the Cooking Channel.


Jet's Pizza will open soon in former Melthouse Bistro space

Sept. 12, 2017 1:03 p.m.

More pizza is on its way to the East Side. Jet's Pizza is slated to open this fall at 1857 E. Kenilworth Pl. That's the former home of Melthouse Bistro, the hand-crafted gourmet grilled cheese restaurant that closed in 2015.


5 reasons you should check out the Tomato Romp this weekend

Sept. 7, 2017 5:56 p.m.

Do you want to partake in some fun and easy humanitarian work this weekend? Head to North Avenue for the 11th annual Tomato Romp, celebrating Bloody Marys and the medieval, messy pleasure of throwing tomatoes at people ... for charity, of course.


Panthers announce 2017-18 Horizon League schedule

Sept. 6, 2017 2:32 p.m.

The Milwaukee men's basketball program will open the 2017-18 regular season with a pair of games at UWM Panther Arena at the end of December and feature a heavy dose of home games in January, according to the Horizon League schedule released today.