Enjoy your weekend at one or more of these family-friendly events in and around Milwaukee.

Friday, Jan. 8

Newsies: The popular Broadway musical is in Milwaukee! Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 8 p.m. $30-$120. (414) 273-7121,

Play Date with Art: Drop in and make art. This program is designed for visitors age 5 and younger with an adult. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with singing time at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Free with museum admission. Children 12 and younger receive free admission. (414) 224-3200,

Saturday, Jan. 9

Book Creation with MPTV: Learn the basics of storytelling with hands-on activities with Milwaukee Public Television. Bay View Library, 2566 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. (414) 268-3000,

Family Free Day at the Zoo: Bring your family and friends to the zoo! Admission is free, but regular parking and concession fees still apply. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (414) 256-5412,

Family Skate Night: Go roller skating! St. Pius X Roller Rink, 2506 Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa. Beginners skate: 6 p.m. Open skate: 7-9 p.m. $5; Homemade pizza served from 6-8 p.m for $10. (414) 258-9977,

Newsies: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Jan. 8 listing.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Grover, Abby Cadabby and their new friend, Chamki, are coming to Milwaukee. Milwaukee Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. $18-$38.

Snowshoeing: Track across the snowy land and learn about winter and animals. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Bayside. 9-11 a.m. $10/youth and $15/adults. (414) 352-2880,

Storytime in the Galleries: Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the museum and create a drawing inspired by what you have seen and heard. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m. Free with museum admission. Children 12 and younger receive free admission. (414) 224-3200,

Winter Fun Preschool Series: Kids ages 3-5 can have fun participating in a mix of seasonal indoor and out door play, including songs, stories and crafts. Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. 10-11:30 a.m. p.m. $7/non-member adults and $5 for non-member children. (414) 964-8505,

Sunday. Jan. 10

Newsies: 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. See Jan. 8 listing.

Sesame Street Live: 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. See Jan. 9 listing.

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