Until now, graphic tees and onesies for the small set have fallen into two camps: sickly sweet (duckies and bunnies) or obnoxious slogans (Daddy drinks because I cry).
Thanks to San Mateo’s Christine Tang, founder of the just-launched Kira, there’s a new middle ground: hipster humorous.
Inspired by her nephew’s boundless imagination, Tang creates tops and caps with a sly sense of funny. Riffing on wee ones’ penchant for dressing up, she’s produced the Master of Disguise box set, which includes a onesie emblazoned with a mustache and another sporting a bow tie. Other graphics include a T. rex with a top hat, librarian-style eyeglasses, and a pineapple wearing sunglasses.
No matter which you choose, one thing is certain: The irony is not lost on them.
Available online at kirakids.com, $13.50-$40.
The Journey That Saved Curious George
What: As part of the Curious George Saves the Day exhibit, literary detective Louise Borden explains how George creators escaped WWII and came to the U.S.
Why: Don’t let history make you a monkey’s uncle.
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St. (415-655-7800). Adults, free with museum admission, $5; children, free.
Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead
What: It’s the last weekend to catch the show. Extra kid-friendly matinees have been added.
Why: No one dishes dark and silly humor like local author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket).
When: Sat., 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley (510-647-2949). Adults and children, $17-$54.
What: Unleash their creative energy in the museum’s new Tinkering Studio.
Why: Every child is born with fiddling fingers.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St. (415-561-0360). Free with museum admission: adults, $15; teens, $12; children 4-12, $10; children under 3, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Kira