Things parents and kids agree on: Ice cream is yummy, boogers are gross, and no one should ever have to watch Grandma remove her dentures.
More common ground to share: a love for Pilloh pillows.
Created by Lincoln Park graphic designer Marjie Best, the compact new cushions appeal to every age set with Charley Harper-meets-Binth original graphics. Motifs (elephants, birds, monkeys, alphabets) are printed with ecofriendly, water-based inks on organic cotton. And allergen-free, poly-fill inserts help keep sneeze-prone munchkins restful.
Best also whips up custom designs, and each style is also available as wall art.
Now that’s an idea you can sink your teeth into.
Available online at pilloshop.com.
What: A drummer and guitarist play a wacky blend of pop, rockabilly, jazz, country, and funk.
Why: Humor thrown in for good measure.
When: Sat., 3-4 p.m.
Where: Uncommon Ground, 1401 W. Devon Ave., at Glenwood Ave. (773-465-9801).
St. Patrick’s Festival
What: Get leprechaun-happy on the North Side with traditional music, dance, food, and children’s activities.
Why: It’s better than a pot of gold.
When: Sat., 1 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox Ave., at Wilson Ave. (773-282-7035).
Brookfield Zoo’s Tortoises
What: Enter a contest to christen the four giant Galapagos pals that now call the western burbs home.
Why: Winners are enrolled in the Share the Care program and privately meet the reptiles.
When: Thru Fri. Winners announced Mar. 22.
Where: Entry form and details online at czs.org.
Photo: Courtesy of Pilloh