15 THINGS TO ADD TO YOUR MILWAUKEE BUCKET LIST FOR 2019 By MATTHEW PRIGGE
For this coming New Year, don’t just make resolutions that you’ll abandon after a few weeks. Instead, add a few things to your Milwaukee Must-Do list! Here are 15 things to tack on to a local “bucket list” for 2019:
1) Run a 5K
It’s not as hard as the novice might think. With the proper couch-to-5K training program, just about anyone can get in shape for a 3.1-mile race. And there are plenty of local events to choose from, covering a variety of fun themes.
2) See Hamilton: An American Musical
One of the biggest Broadway hits in recent memory, Hamilton: An American Musical’s national touring company is coming to Milwaukee for the 2019-2020 season at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. A masterful work that seems to grow more relevant with each passing year, Hamilton bills itself as “the story of American then, as told by America now.”
3) Take in a game at the New Arena
The Bucks have been one of the NBA’s best teams so far this season and their new digs have been a great showcasefor MVP-in-waiting Giannis Antetokounmpo, so hop on that bandwagon while there’s still room!
4) Take in a show at the New Arena
A ball game at the new place is an evening out, but a concert… well, that’s an experience. And there are plenty of big names lined up for 2019, covering most tastes. Elton John, Panic at the Disco, Kiss, P!nk, Cher… just to name a few.
5) Check out a Food Hall
Milwaukee’s very first food hall – think of it as a mature kind of food court – opened recently in the former Oriental Drugs location on North Farwell Avenue. Perfect for the couple or group who wants a delicious from-scratch meal but cannot agree on exactly what kind of food to get, Crossroads Collective features six different local vendors, offering everything from tacos to deserts to barbeque to Middle Eastern fare. RELATED 4 Reasons I Love Milwaukee: Larry Sussman
6) Check out HarborFest
One of the city’s newest festivals will be back for its third year in 2019 and will again offer a peek into a part of Milwaukee that many people have never experienced. This past year brought a vision of the future for the inner harbor and Harbor View areas with plans announced to relocate the Komatsu Motors plant to the area. HarborFest will build on this and showcase a part of the city that will likely become one of its fastest-growing neighborhoods in the next decade.
7) Visit the Bobblehead Hall of Fame
The Hall, which will be located on South First Street, now has a grand opening window of Winter, 2019 after years in the making. A visit to one of the area’s most unique Halls of Fame is a must for any local.