Rock the Cradle

File this under Face Time for Aging Hipsters. Sure, there’s story time with deejays from MPR’s the Current; fun with real, live musical instruments; and art projects for kids who, for the most part, haven’t yet acquired irony (that is, ages two through eight). But just as important, this is a social opportunity for a group of people who can no longer freely attend rock shows: the parents of those children. If you wince with abject longing when Current deejay Mark Wheat runs down all the cool bands that are taking the stage (meanwhile, bedtime rodeo ensues at your house), this event will provide some salve: at least you’ll know you’re not alone. 612-870-3131; www.mpr.org/events