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...


Miracle on South Division Street

Nov. 24, 2017 8:00 p.m. - Dec. 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m.
Broadway Theatre Center - 158 N. Broadway ave.

by Tom Dudzick Nov. 22 – Dec. 17, 2017 Studio Theatre Direct...


A Christmas Carol

Nov. 28, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Dec. 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
The Pabst Theater - 144 E. Wells St.

The Rep’s hit new adaptation, which broke box office records...


88.9 Presents Locals Only

Dec. 6, 2017 8:30 p.m. - Jan. 31, 2018
Nomad World Pub - 1401 E. Brady St.

Get to Nomad World Pub on Wednesdays for local musicians and...

Articles about East Side and UWM


3 Dishes: Guy Davies of Good City Brewing

Dec. 13, 2017 11:30 a.m.

In this series, we ask chefs to recommend three dishes that embody the best of what they offer. In this edition, we talk with Guy Davies of Good City Brewing about creating food that pairs well with beer and creating a restaurant experience in a brewery.


Blaze Pizza opens Thursday, and LeBron James thinks you should go

Dec. 6, 2017 10:02 a.m.

A new Blaze Pizza is opening on the East Side. And while the chances are probably slim that you'll meet LeBron James there (though who knows?), you could score yourself a free build-your-own pizza on Friday, Dec. 8 if you play your cards right.


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.