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Food & Drink

Over the Moon

Catch you on the flip side, snowsuit. Hasta la vista, long underwear.

It’s time to dress your cutie pie for spring.

Start with relaxed threads from Benny & Moon. The local label for boys and girls (18 months to 7 years) just launched with a collection that includes party frocks, polos, floral-pattern shorts, tailored jackets, and more.

Designer Kellie Mooney takes cues from 1940s Hollywood (check the Grace Kelly-esque eyelet dress) and the swinging ’60s (hello, bell bottoms). Using vintage-inspired fabrics, she produces everything in limited quantities, ensuring Junior’s look is unique.

That’s something to warm up to.


Available online at bennyandmoon.com.

This Week in Chicago!

DO
Spring Greening Family Day
What: Make paper scrap collages and nature-themed magnets and experiment with recycled materials at the Earth Day celebration.
Why: It’s easy being green.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave., at Mies Van Der Rohe Way (312-397-4010).

AMPLIFY
Ready Set Rock Tour
What: Moms compete in a live-band karaoke contest, and kids (ages 7-17) do rock solos to vie for free enrollment in Camp Jam’s summer day camp.
Why: Hit them with your best shot.
When: Sat., 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Where: 11:30 a.m., Guitar Center, 143 Skokie Valley Rd., b/t Lake Cook & Clavey Rds., Highland Park; 3 p.m., Sam Ash, 1305 W. Dundee Rd., at Arlington Heights Rd., Buffalo Grove. Register in advance (recommended) online at campjam.com or 800-513-0930.

PLAY
Game On

What: Navy Pier’s new video game festival has daily Guitar Hero competitions and unlimited time with Xbox 360s.
Why: It’s perfect rainy-day fun.
When: Thru Apr. 15. Daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Navy Pier Crystal Gardens, 600 E. Grand Ave., at Lake Shore Dr. (312-595-7437).

Photo credit: Jon Cole