5 Friday

Spring Gallery Night: The Downtown Oconomowoc Business Association hosts this free event when local merchants host Oconomowoc School District art in the businesses. Enjoy a free carriage ride, a Wisconsin Dells coupon book giveaway, children’s make and takes and free food samples.

Downtown Oconomowoc, E. Wisconsin Ave. & Main Street

5 to 9 p.m.


6 Saturday

Art in the Green: This event showcases local and regional artists, who will have work for sale in the Domes’ new Conservatory Annex with entertainment and food vendors throughout the Domes.

The Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



CORE/El Centro Dancers: Join us for a special performance by the talented ballet dancers of Core El Centro as they perform athletic and graceful choreography.

Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11 a.m.


Family Workshop: Junie B. Jones is not a crook: Bring your family to this creative, participatory program centered on the themes and technical aspects of the play.

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee

2 p.m.

RSVPs requested


First Stage presents: Junie B. Jones is not a crook: Meet the funniest girl in Room Nine – Junie B. Jones!

Todd Wehr Theater, 123 E. State St., Milwaukee

1, 3:30, 7 p.m.


Grand Opening of Body Worlds: Animals Inside Out: From Body Worlds creator, this new blockbuster exhibition showcases 100 spectacular animal specimens, each preserved by the process of Plastination.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

Exhibit runs through September 4


Play and Learn: Pet Parade: Gather your critters; it’s time for some fun! We will use our bodies and imaginations to gallop like horses, scamper like mice, “swim” our hands and fly scarves like birds! Everyone is welcome in this fun, adorable and lovably ridiculous Pet Parade!

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Pop-up Museum: Food Traditions: Food helps us remember where we came from, whether that’s another city, county or country. Recipes span generations, continents and oceans. Did your grandmother pass down her favorite recipe book from her country of origin? Bring it! Do you use a particular dish to serve traditional meals? Share it with us! What tools do you use in your kitchen? Bring it in to show everyone! If you have an object, photograph or story that shows your food traditions, share it with us – we can’t wait to put it on exhibit!

Outpost Natural Foods, 100 E. Capitol Drive, Milwaukee

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Project WET/WILD Workshop: This workshop is an environmental and conservation education program emphasizing awareness, appreciation and understanding of wildlife and natural resources. Join educators, Scout and youth leaders for a hands-on approach and intro to over 200 activities that teach science, language arts, social studies and math.

Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin

8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

$65/person, pre-registration required


Saturday Afternoons at Central for ‘Tweens: AWE: Each visit begins with a teaching artist reading aloud a story or two and then discussing the book or illustrator. Participants will then work on imaginative art activities related to the book or artistic theme for the day. Families can come and make art together!

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

2 to 3:30 p.m.


Saturdays at Central: Full Steam Ahead – Simple Machines: Explore simple machines during this science story time.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 a.m.


Story Time in the Galleries: Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the museum, and then make a drawing inspired by what you have seen and heard.

Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee

Free with admission

10:30 a.m.


7 Sunday

Art at the Gardens Craft Fair: Enjoy a beautiful spring day at Boerner Botanical Gardens while you browse a unique selection of handmade jewelry, garden art, photography, artwork and more. Just in time for Mother’s Day!

Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Art in the Green: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

See May 6 listing.

First Stage presents: Junie B. Jones is not a crook: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See May 6 listing.

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: The Power of Posters: Step into the exciting world of design in the exhibition “How Posters Work.” Experiment with different combinations of words and pictures as you invent your own alphabet, create an advertisement and design a book cover. Try your hand at drawing, collage and printmaking, and even meet local designers!

Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 North Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Free with admission


Milwaukee Museum Member Swap Day: If you are a member of any of the following museums, you will get free reciprocal admission at all of these Milwaukee museums: Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Pabst Mansion, Villa Terrace Art Museum.

Check museums’ websites for hours.

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