These days, it seems like it's harder not to be the cool, hipster parent. What with the availability of adorable onesies adorned with choice crass, four-letter words and schools of rock for aspiring underage Lemmys, the hip life has been pre- and tinily packaged for kiddos. Case in point: The Dallas Public Library is hosting part of its Children's Activity Series at NorthPark Center, where they can learn about arts and culture at the mall. Hordes of little mallrats tottering down the aisles between the cookie stand and Neiman's! Wouldn't Brodie be proud? This Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. your future Sid or Nancy can learn "What Makes a Song?" withwait for itcelebrity chef Emeril Lagasse's house band leader, Doc Gibbs. Maybe the DPL is kicking school up a notch. The series meets at NorthPark, 8687 N. Central Expressway, between Macys and Nordstrom. Call 214-363-7441.
Wed., Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m., 2008