Who said concerts are just for grown-ups? The folks at 89.3 the Current know that kids should rock out too. Rock the Cradle brings all the fun of concerts and performances to families in an enthusiastic and engaging environment. Hosted at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children's Theatre Company, this annual event brings communities together in celebrating music, theater, puppetry, art, and books. Listen to Current DJs and their special guest, author and cartoonist Chris Monroe, as they read beloved children's books for story time. Hoppin' bands Koo Koo Kanga Roo and Bazillions will get the little ones dancing at the Kids' Disco. Other musicians performing include Okee Dokee Brothers and Clementown. Give kids the chance to strum a tune at the musical-instrument petting zoo, where string and percussion instruments will be available to try. Or strike a pose at the family yoga zone, where kids can learn about coordination, body awareness, and flexibility while experiencing a fun way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Discover all the hidden images in the MIA during the gallery hunt. Watch Open Eye Figure Theatre's thrilling puppet show or make your very own rain stick. There's something for everyone at Rock the Cradle, bringing the very best in arts to families at this must-see, hear, and experience event.
Sun., Feb. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2011