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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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MAM Exhibit: How Posters Work

March 31, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

As a medium of communication, the poster has a long hi...

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An Evening With Groucho

April 30, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEDIANS Deemed the “greatest living in...

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SIN-G Night Karaoke

May 2, 2017 9:00 p.m.
Nomad World Pub - 1401 E. Brady St.

Get to Nomad every Tuesday from 9pm–close for karaoke and se...

Articles about East Side and UWM


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Local soul-pop singer Lex Allen keeps his music and mission movin'

April 30, 2017 12:36 p.m.

Lex Allen wears his emotions on his sleeves - as anyone who knows him or has seen the Vogue-ready photos from his upcoming album, the man knows style - but possibly even more so in his songs. He'll bring those to the Colectivo Back Room Sunday night.

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Yokohama will sling more than just ramen when it opens in May

April 26, 2017 9:01 a.m.

More ramen is on the way to the East Side. Yokohama is preparing for a mid-May opening at 1932 E. Kenilworth Pl. in the former home of Yield Bar. And Yokohama aims to be not only a destination for ramen, but also a place where guests can experience a bit of Japanese culture.

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G-Daddy's BBC is closed

April 25, 2017 5:19 p.m.

According to a sign on the door, G-Daddy's BBC, 2022 E. North Ave., is closed.

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Free festival premieres new Italian films

April 24, 2017 3:01 p.m.

The 11th annual Milwaukee Italian Film Festival - which debuted in 2007 at Marquette's Varsity Theater - premieres eight acclaimed Italian films, April 28-30, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Union Theater, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

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Rooftop patio and more slated for Good City Brewing

April 24, 2017 12:46 p.m.

It's Milwaukee Beer Week, and there's no better news to share than the expansion of one of the city's favorite urban breweries. Good City Brewing will add square footage to its taproom, along with a rooftop patio and extended beer distribution.

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Peter Mulvey to release 17th album at Colectivo

April 24, 2017 9:05 a.m.

After recording with And DiFranco in New Orleans, Milwaukee's Peter Mulvey is ready to release his 17th album on Saturday, April 29 in The Back Room at Colectivo Coffee.

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Hidden Gem: Monica's on Astor

April 21, 2017 9:11 p.m.

When it comes to profiling the hidden gems of Milwaukee's bar scene, the underground places quietly but essentially woven into the city's fabric, what could be more apt than a bar located literally underground. That's the case for Monica's on Astor.

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The Original slated for former East Side Red Dot space

April 21, 2017 1:36 p.m.

There's a new tenant on the docket for the the former Red Dot restaurant and bar space at 2498 N Bartlett Ave. The sale of the building is in the works, and a new upscale casual concept called The Original is set to move in as soon as late summer.

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Talking the old days with Billy Bob Thornton

April 21, 2017 11:36 a.m.

I've gotten away from using the phone. So when I am with the likes of a Billy Bob Thornton, as I was Wednesday before his Monday night show at Shank Hall, I not only think it's cool, but I find myself commiserating about the old days.

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Summer Soulstice Music Festival announces 2017 lineup

April 5, 2017 1:00 p.m.

This afternoon, the Summer Soulstice Music Festival - in its seventeenth year - announced its lineup of outstanding local music for its upcoming 2017 edition, featuring 18 bands spread across three East Side stages.