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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Upcoming events near East Side and UWM

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Winter Tree Identification Series (7)

March 13, 2019 4:30 a.m. - April 24, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center - 1500 E. Park Place

Learn to identify native (and a few non-native) trees after ...

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Legendary Leprechaun Weekend

March 15, 2019 11:00 a.m. - March 18, 2019, 12:00 a.m.
Safe House - 779 N. Front St.

The SafeHouse is turning green for our Legendary Leprechaun ...

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Low Notes

March 18, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Broadway Theatre Center - 158 N. Broadway ave.

Jean Broekhuizen and guest violist, with Janna Ernst on pian...

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The 37th Annual Taste of Milwaukee

March 21, 2019 5:30 p.m. - March 21, 2019, 8:30 p.m.
Italian Community Center - 631 E. Chicago St.

Join us for the 37th Annual Taste of Milwaukee, the premier ...

Articles about East Side and UWM


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Urban Spelunking: Milwaukee-Western Fuel Co. / Work Lofts building

Dec. 27, 2018 9:01 a.m.

The building 2140-50 N. Prospect Ave. isn't large, but you can't miss it because of its striking exterior. Built in 1934 as headquarters for the Milwaukee-Western Fuel Company, the building was designed by hometown architect Herbert Tullgren, who drew a two-story Art Deco gem of a building.

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A familiar fragment of iconic Oriental Drugs is uncovered in West Allis basement

Dec. 14, 2018 8:36 a.m.

Old Milwaukee Facebook group moderator Adam Levin recently posted a message to the group inquiring about the whereabouts of the signage that once adorned the exterior of the iconic Oriental Drugs, 2238 N. Farwell Ave. Soon after, Levin was standing in a West Allis basement next to the vertical blade sign that once hung on the corner of the building, announcing "DRUGS."

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Unique Boutique: The Waxwing

Dec. 13, 2018 11:02 a.m.

Once again, The Waxwing offers some of the city's cutest, most useful and unique items - many to most are made locally - from more than 300 artisans. Fa la la la local!

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Gurda's landmark "The Making of Milwaukee" gets another update

Dec. 13, 2018 9:02 a.m.

As we reach the holiday season, it seems like the perfect time to catch up with John Gurda. He is the Milwaukeean that is to us history-lovers something of a beard-less and more svelte Santa Claus of our own, bringing both longed-for and unexpected treasures, in the form of books, articles, talks and television appearances.

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20 years later, Fowlers' dream of owning Bartlett firehouse is reality

Dec. 7, 2018 8:55 a.m.

Sometimes, a little waiting - and maybe a little timing - is all it takes. Just ask Lincoln and Lilith Fowler, who still have photographs they took of each other outside the former firehouse at 1945 N. Bartlett Ave. 20 years ago on their fridge. The Fowlers bought the 1886 building earlier this year.

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Milwaukee Mocktails: The Jazz Estate

Dec. 6, 2018 5:01 p.m.

A few months ago, my friend and her significant other invited me to check out The Jazz Estate's mocktails, and the experience - the ambiance, the music, the drinks - took my breath away.

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Unique Boutique: Boswell Book Co.

Dec. 5, 2018 9:02 a.m.

Boswell Books is the city's best bookshop, stocked not only with great works but with employees who are passionate and knowledgeable booklovers.