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Dress 'Em Up in Kira Cotton Tees and Onesies

Kid Clothes with Hipster Humor

kira cotton pineapple tee!

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.

this week in san francisco!

LEARN
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.

SEE
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.

EXPLORE
Open Make
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

LOCATIONS
2025 Addison St
bt Milvia St & Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-647-2949
Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission St
bt 3rd & 4th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-655-7800
3601 Lyon St
in the Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco, CA 94123
415-561-0360
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