A three-day weekend ahead! (At least for some of us...) Enjoy the extra time and explore the Milwaukee area.

Friday, Jan. 15

Holes: Based on the novel by Louis Sachar, follow the story of Stanley Yelnats as he is falsely convicted of a crime and sentenced to Camp Green Lake to dig holes in the First Stage performance. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $12.50-$32.50.

Waukesha Janboree: Family-friendly activities and events all over Waukesha, including ice sculpting, ice bowling, ice fishing, fireworks and more. Opening ceremonies from 3-9 p.m. at Lowell Park. (262) 524-3737,

Saturday, Jan. 16

Book Creation with MPTV: Learn the basics of storytelling with hands-on activities with Milwaukee Public Television. East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. (414) 268-3000, 

Holes: 7 p.m. See Jan. 15 listing.

Ivy + Bean The Musical: Meet Ivy and Bean, two mischievous second grade heroines who plot their exploits in this lively musical recommended for ages 4 and older. Marquette University's Helfaer Theatre, 525 N. 13th St., Milwaukee. 2:30 p.m. $12. (414) 288-7504,

Trains Floral Show: The popular train show at The Domes opens today. This year's theme is "giant monsters." Runs through March 6. Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee. $7/adult and $5/child ages 6-17. Kids ages 5 and younger receive free admission.

Waukesha Janboree: See Jan. 15 listing.

Sunday, Jan. 17

Holes: 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. See Jan. 15 listing.

Ivy + Bean The Musical: See Jan. 16 listing.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration: Through art, speech and writing, Milwaukee kids interpret Dr. King's words. The event also includes the Skai Academy Stage Band, The Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team and more. Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 1 p.m. (414) 273-7121, 

Samson Stomp & Romp: Choose from the 5K run, 2-miles run/walk, 1-mile walk or the 1/4-mile walk for children. All proceeds benefit the zoo's animal collection. Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. 9:30 a.m. $10-$25 (414) 256-5412,

Waukesha Janboree: See Jan. 15 listing.

Monday, Jan. 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrate Freedom: Entertainment and activities for the whole family will take place throughout the day, including crafts, drumming, dancing, speeches, poetry, live music, a blood drive, health screenings and more. Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. (414) 268-3000,

Family Cooking Class: Learn to make two different vegetarian soups from scratch. Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center at Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. 9:30-11 a.m. $18/non-members,

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