Last weekend of January! Here are our top picks for family fun this weekend:

Friday, Jan. 29

Glorious Galaxies: Find out about our solar system. UWM Planetarium, 1900 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee 7-8 p.m. $3 (414) 229-4961,

Kids Night Out: Kids ages 6 to 12 can enjoy an evening of pizza, crafts and getting cozy with canines. Pre-register. Wisconsin Humane Society Ozaukee Campus, 630 W. Dekora St., Saukville. 6-8 p.m. $25. (262) 377-7580,

Saturday, Jan. 30

Chinese New Year Celebration: Join in the fun of this cultural festival and celebration of the Year of the Monkey. Mitchell Park Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Great Lakes Pet Expo: See and possibly adopt a pet at this premier pet-lovers event. Wisconsin Expo Center at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6/adults; Kids 12 and younger receive free admission.

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
1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $12.50-$32.50.

Lapham Peak Candlelight Hike: Hike, ski or snowshoe an easy 2-mile loop. Refreshments available in Trecker Lodge. State Park Admission Sticker or day pass is required. Laphap Peak Unit, Kettle Moraine State Forest, W329 N846 County C, Delafield. Meet at the Homestead Hollow parking lot. 5:30-9 p.m.
(262) 646-3025,

Love, Ruby Valentine: See Sunset Playhouse's performance of this musical adaptation. Longfellow Middle School, 7600 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa. 2 p.m.
$5. (414) 527-0198

Sunday, Jan. 31

Chinese New Year Celebration: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. See Jan. 30 listing.

Groundhog Fun: The Wildlife in Need Center is having a Groundhog Day celebration on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1-3 p.m. at the center's rehabilitation facility on Waterville Road in Oconomowoc. The resident groundhog, Waldo, is expected to appear between 1-1:15 p.m. Educational ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions about wildlife. For more information, call (262) 965-3090 or visit

Holes: 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. See Jan. 30 listing.

Membership Swap Day: Get free reciprocal admission at participating museums, including the Betty Brinn Children's Museum, Charles Allis Art Museum, Grohmann Museum, Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee Public Museum, Pabst Mansion and the Villa Terrace Art Museum. 

Waldorf Education Open House: Learn about Waldorf education for pre-k through high school with a school tour, meeting teachers and enjoying student presentations. 1-4 p.m. Tamarack Waldorf School, 1150 E. Brady St., Milwaukee. (414) 227-0009,

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