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6 ways to win this Easter weekend in SoCal

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Sure, that big music festival in the desert is a thing, but here are some alternatives for you to choose from — including plenty of egg-cellent bashes and a screening of Bugs Bunny cartoons. 


FAMILY PICK

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Bugs Bunny Cartoon Classics

Though this event doesn't include a classic egg hunt, it's still appropriately themed for the weekend's festivities. Settle in for 91 minutes of timeless cartoons featuring America's favorite rabbit, Bugs Bunny. Candy will be passed out to all kids who attend, so they won't completely miss out. 

WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 2 p.m. 
WHERE: Aero Theatre, Santa Monica | MAP 
COST: Tickets $9-11 


STAFF PICK

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Veep 

The thirst for political dramas and comedies can be seen on countless Netflix queues or DVR sets, and now it's transitioned to a different medium. An art exhibition inspired by the hilariously vulgar HBO series is debuting this weekend, featuring all the main characters you've grown to love (or hate). An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.

WHEN: Opens Friday, April 14, and runs through April 22 
WHERE: Gallery 1998 (West) | MAP 
COST: Free 


ECO-FRIENDLY PICK

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Earth Day in Glendale 

At this early day of appreciation for Mother Earth, munch on bites from food trucks and learn about solar energy, waste management and more. It's for all community members of Glendale. The official Earth Day falls on April 22. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 1 - 4 p.m. 
WHERE: Pacific Community Center & Park, Glendale | MAP 
COST: Free 


MUSIC/ART PICK

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Festival M.A.R.S. 

Music & Arts ReSound (M.A.R.S.) is centered around the cohesive overlapping of contemporary music, independent films and applied arts. The hand-picked events will be spread out across various days, weaving musical imagination with other art forms such as visual art, film, fashion and dance. If you're looking for a fix of brain candy or abstract art, this is your go-to spot.  

WHEN: Friday, April 14 through April 23 
WHERE: Angel City Brewery and Art Share L.A., DTLA
COST: Individual show passes are $30 | Get tickets 


COMMUNITY PICK

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Great LA River CleanUp

With a little bit of TLC from Angelenos, the L.A. River — which has a reputation for being a little rough-looking — can be transformed into a standout feature for the city. Here's your chance to volunteer for this annual cleanup, held over three Saturdays along different sections of the river. After a day of hard work, you can reward yourself with the event's live performances, gift giveaways and refreshments. 

WHEN: Saturday, April 15 through April 29, 9 am - noon 
WHERE: Various locations on the upper portion of the river 
COST: Free 


SEASONAL PICK

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Egg-ceptional Celebration! 

What's better than foraging for Easter treats in a lush, green garden — an eggs-pedition, if you will? Cracking open the eggs and treats afterward, of course. Kids of all ages will be able to partake in this celebration, complete with "make-and-take" activities, prizes and complimentary baskets! 

WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
WHERE: Los Angeles County Arboretum, Arcadia | MAP 
COST: Tickets are $5, plus admission 


How are you spending your weekend? Let us know on Twitter @lizmoonyoz and @LeoHasACat.