Hello, April! Let the warmer temps and sunny skies prevail this month! Explore the Milwaukee area this weekend at one or more of these events.

Friday, April 1

April Fools' Day

Visit for 10 jokes and pranks to keep the kids laughing!

Ella Enchanted: Based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, this musical will take you on a fairy tale adventure. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $12.50-$32.50.

First Friday at MAM: Get free admission at the Milwaukee Art Museum on the first Friday of each month. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (414) 224-3200,

Free Soccer Clinic: Carthage College Men's Soccer Team is hosting free soccer clinics on April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 for children 11 and younger. Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Dr., Kenosha. 5:30 p.m. Free. (262) 551-6021,

Tripoli Shrine Circus: The circus is in town with clowns, aerialists, animal performers and more. A kid-friendly Circus Pre-Party will take place one hour before the show, with camel and pony rides, face painting and more. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. 7:30 p.m. $18-$33.

Saturday, April 2

3-2-1-0 Naps: This free group class is for parents who want to understand more about how nap needs change as children grow. Fiddleheads Coffee Roaster, 10530 N. Port Washington Rd., Mequon. 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Free (414) 379-0332,

Cats of Wisconsin CFA Championship Cat Show: Cats of all breeds will put their best paw forward for visitors to the show. Waukesha County Expo Center Arena, 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-$6.

Ella Enchanted: 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. See April 1 listing. 

From Sap to Syrup – Riverside Park: Learn about how to harvest sap and turn it into maple syrup. Enjoy pancakes, too! Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl. Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15/adult and $7/child. (414) 964-8505,

From Sap to Syrup – Washington Park: Learn about how to harvest sap and turn it into maple syrup. Enjoy pancakes, too! Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center – Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St. Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15/adult and $7/child. (414) 964-8505,

Lionel Railroad Club Open House: See O gauge trains running on a huge permanent layout. Train magazines and catalogs for kids to take home for free. Milwaukee Lionel Railroad Club, 2721 S. Calhoun Rd, New Berlin. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $2/adult and free for children 12 and younger. (262) 754-9900,

Nature Story Time Hike: Hear Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax" and head out for a hike with activities related to the story. Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. Bristol. 10-11 a.m. Free. (262) 857-8008, 

Tripoli Shrine Circus: 10 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See April 1 listing.

Sunday, April 3

Ella Enchanted: 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. See April 1 listing.

Lionel Railroad Club Open House: See April 2 listing.

Maple Sugarin' Pancake Breakfast: Feast on an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast with Riveredge's real maple syrup. Live music, too! Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County Highway Y Saukville. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $12/adult and $8/child ages 12 and younger. (262) 375-2715,

Tripoli Shrine Circus: 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. See April 1 listing.

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