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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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Just the Facts

Jan. 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. - March 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

Neutral, dispassionate, accurate—this is what visitors belie...


Welcome to Bronzeville

Jan. 13, 2017 - Feb. 5, 2017
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

Welcome to Bronzeville. A world premiere by Sheri Williams P...

Articles about East Side and UWM


Milwaukee's hottest neighborhood?

Jan. 20, 2017 1:02 p.m.

This week, Redfin, a real estate brokerage company, released a list of the nation's hottest neighborhoods, based on page views and favorites on its web site. Which is Milwaukee's hottest 'hood? We checked with Redfin but also with two local brokers.


FreshFin Poke to host grand opening on Jan. 28

Jan. 19, 2017 1:30 p.m.

FreshFin Poké (po-kay) is Milwaukee's first poké restaurant and will be hosting its grand opening ceremony Saturday, Jan. 28. Festivities will include a ribbon cutting ceremony as well as free tastings of FreshFin's signature bowls.


The Winchester closes for good

Jan. 13, 2017 6:07 p.m.

After a year and a half in business, The Winchester - named after a reference from the film "Shaun of the Dead" - closed for good.


A peek at Milwaukee's first poke restaurant: FreshFin Poke

Jan. 12, 2017 3:01 p.m.

Much like Pokemon (the game), poke (the food) is a trend that's been sweeping the nation. And it's finally reached Milwaukee. Although it didn't quite make its Thanksgiving deadline, FreshFin Poke on the East Side is nearly ready to make its debut.


It's HUGE. Monster Pizza MKE opens today on East Side

Jan. 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.

There's something big coming to Oakland Avenue on Milwaukee's East Side. Monster Pizza MKE opened today at 11 a.m. at 2856 N. Oakland Ave. in the former SoLo Pizza. And it's going to be huge.


Featured bartender: The Standard's Heidi White

Dec. 23, 2016 9:05 a.m.

Heidi White, who is the bar manager at The Standard, wasn't stoked to do this interview, but her boss, Steve Gilbertson, made her. "He said, `stop being a f*cking Sally and do the interview already,'" says White. "So let's do this."