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Weekend Alibi: Bunnies, Olvera Street and Renaissance Faire

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There are plenty of bunny-filled activities in store this weekend.

Whether you're celebrating Passover, Easter or none of the above, Weekend Alibi brings you a host of opportunities to frolic.

If you love little furry friends, check out bunnies, puppet shows and more at the L.A. Zoo's Big Bunny Spring Fling. Or, for a truly bizarre bunny time, head over to the Bunny Museum in Pasadena, the home of Candace Frazee and Steve Lubanski, who claim to have the largest collection of bunny memorabilia in the world.

Can't get enough animal fun? Join the annual Blessing of the Animals at Olvera street, an 80-year-old tradition. Animal owners from around Los Angeles will gather for a procession and a blessing by Archbishop Jose Gomez.

There's another decades-old tradition kicking off tomorrow, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire begins at ye olde Santa Fe Dam Recreation area in Irwindale.

The event is celebrating its 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee this year, so it's guaranteed to be the best fair ever.

Big Bunny Spring Fling

Where: LA Zoo
When: Friday, April 6 through Sunday, April 8, 10am - 4pm
Admission: free, with zoo admission
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Bunny Museum in Pasadena

Where: 1933 Jefferson Drive Pasadena
When:Open house on Easter Sunday, appointment only other days
Admission: Suggested donation $5 per person to feed the real bunnies
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Blessing of the Animals

Where: Olvera Street
When: Saturday, April 7, 12 - 5pm
Admission: free

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Where: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale
When: April 7 - May 20, 2012, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 7 pm
Admission: Adult single day - $25, Child (ages 5-12) single day - $15
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