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...


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...


The Who & The What

Sept. 27, 2017 7:30 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St. Stiemke Studio

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced and ...


Halloween Members Night

Oct. 20, 2017 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Discovery World - 500 N. Harbor Dr.

Bring the whole family for a howling good time! Halloween Me...

Articles about East Side and UWM


A peek beyond the gates of Strange Town, which opens today

Oct. 4, 2017 10:02 a.m.

Strange Town will open its doors to the public today. And when you take your first jaunt inside the eclectic digs, you'll find a remarkably amiable space sporting lovely details and a chill, comfortable vibe. Top that off with great drinks and a beautiful menu of plant-based fare.


Urban Spelunking: Colectivo on Prospect

Oct. 3, 2017 9:02 a.m.

Before 1997, you wouldn't likely have noticed the low-slung building at 2211 N. Prospect Ave. Now, it's hard to imagine it as anything other than the first Colectivo cafe, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.


5 reasons to drink in "Schumann's Bar Talks" during the MKE Film Festival

Sept. 29, 2017 1:03 p.m.

In a city with a burgeoning cocktail scene, it's worthwhile to take note when the U.S. premiere of a cocktail-related film comes to town. But, that's not the only reason to get your tickets to see one of two showings of "Schumann's Bar Talks" at the Milwaukee Film Festival.


First look: Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh

Sept. 28, 2017 11:03 a.m.

Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh, Michael Vitucci's newest East Side sports bar and restaurant, offers comfortably cozy digs, bourbon pours, a beer list of more than 30 craft brews and a menu filled with Italian-inspired bar fare.


It's all about the details at Kawa Ramen and Sushi

Sept. 27, 2017 11:03 a.m.

There are more than a few reasons to give Kawa a try. And it all boils down to the the finer details, including fish delivered fresh daily, ramen that's made in house with broth that's simmered for 10 or more hours, and a menu that pays homage to the culture of Japan.


Nine Below tavern announces debut of Mini Golf Open tournament

Sept. 26, 2017 7:01 p.m.

The weather still feels like summer, but as the area turns to fall, local golfers will need a place to get their putting fix. And good news: Milwaukee's Nine Below has announced the debut of its Mini Golf Open tournament, beginning in a little more than two weeks.