Ice Skating: Outdoor—Slice of Ice:Bring your own skates or rent $7/pair. Open daily at 11 a.m. weather permitting through March. Red Arrow Park, 920 N. Water St. (414) 289-9791, www.county.milwaukee.gov/RedArrow. Indoor—Pettit National Ice Center, 500 S. 84th St. (414) 443-1000, www.thepettit.com.
iPod Touch Tours: The Kohl’s Art Generation tours encourage learning about art through games, videos and scavenger hunts. Free with admission. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr. (414) 224-3200, www.mam.org.
Real Pirates: The National Geographic traveling exhibit shows the world of early
18th-century pirates and features a nearly full-size replica of a real pirate ship that visitors can climb aboard. Through May. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. (414) 278-2702, www.mpm.edu.
Friday, Jan 25
Parents Night Out: Kids can meet their friends and enjoy an evening of swimming, rock wall climbing and a pizza dinner. Ages 4–11. 5–9 p.m. $15/member, $20/community participant. Pabst Farms YMCA, 1750 E. Valley Rd., Oconomowoc. (262) 567-7251, www.ymcapabstfarms.org.
To The Promised Land: Reeling from the loss of her brother during recent Civil Rights actions, Ruth, a young African-American in 1960s Milwaukee, is ready to quit school when she finds inspiration in the autobiography of Golda Meir. 7 p.m. Ages 9+. Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. (414) 273-7206, www.firststage.org.
26 Saturday, Jan
Celebrate Winter Family Program: A snowshoe quest, scavenger hunt, sledding on an otter slide, antler toss, ice fishing and croquet on ice, crafts, warm cocoa and a snack. Dress for being outdoors. 12:30–3:30 p.m. $3–$6. Riveredge Nature Center, 4458 County Hwy Y, Saukville. Pre-register (800) 287-8098, www.riveredgenature center.org.
Family Movie Night: Bring your PJs and blankets, and watch a fun movie with your family.5:30 p.m. Tri-County YMCA, N84 W17501 Menomonee Ave., Menomonee Falls. (262) 255-9622, www.ymcamke.org.
Winter Wildlife on Snowshoes: Join a Retzer naturalist as you trek the trails in the silent world of winter on snowshoes. Register by Jan. 7. 9–11 a.m. $5/advanced registration or $6/at the door. Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St. (262) 548-7801, www.waukeshacounty parks.com.
SUNday, Jan 27
Symphony Sundays: Roman holiday-themed concert makes classical music accessible to everyone. Come 15 minutes early for Children’s Program Notes. 3 p.m. Ages 6+. Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. (414) 963-9067, www.festivalcitysymphony.org
The Year of the Snake: Drop in for Chinese New Year activities at the Kenosha Public Museum and the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Paint a wooden snake, discover what your sign of the Chinese zodiac is, make a “lucky red envelope” and play with Chinese tangrams. 1–4 p.m. 5500 First Ave. and 5608 Tenth Ave., Kenosha. (262) 653-4140, www.kenosha.org.
Wednesday, Jan 30
African-American Bingo: Celebrate Black History culture with a few games of bingo, followed by crafts and a snack. 4–5:30 p.m. Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave. (414) 286-3011, www.mpl.org.