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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Canoe & Brew

June 10, 2019 6:00 p.m. - Aug. 26, 2019, 9:00 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center - 1500 E. Park Place

Take advantage of Milwaukee’s amazing summer months by explo...


Lakefront Festival of Art

June 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. - June 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

For over fifty years, the Lakefront Festival of Art has been...

Articles about East Side and UWM


Milwaukee Talks: Present Music's Kevin Stalheim

May 22, 2019 1:15 p.m.

After 37 years, music visionary and creative activist Kevin Stalheim will step down as artistic director from the barrier-breaking, world-renowned Present Music to focus on other things. Like family. And friends. And something called marathon canoe-ing.


Andrew Belle performs relaxed show at Colectivo

May 20, 2019 3:01 p.m.

I have reviewed nine country concerts for OnMilwaukee within the last year, so I don't normally attend alternative rock/indie folk concerts too often. Seeing Andrew Belle at the Back Room at Colectivo May 17 was a nice cleanse to my concert palate.


Oriental Theatre acquires rare vintage organ

May 9, 2019 9:15 a.m.

Milwaukee Film - which holds a 31-year lease on the East Side movie palace - has announced the acquisition of a 1925 Wurlitzer three-manual instrument, Style 260, Opus 1097 pipe organ, thanks to organ restoration specialist Jeff Weiler.


Urban spelunking: The former Judge's Irish Pub East Side saloon

April 25, 2019 9:02 a.m.

For six years, the Judge's Pub, 1431 E. North Ave., has been vacant. For most of that time, the property has been for sale. But for some of it, there was talk of demolition and the construction of a residential building. With the property back on the market, we went inside.


The Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival makes move to the Oriental Theatre

April 19, 2019 2:01 p.m.

On the same weekend the world's largest movie will come to the big screen, the world will come to the Oriental Theatre's screens with the Milwaukee Muslim Film Festival, celebrating four days of movies and diverse perspectives on Islam and the Muslim experience.