At L.A.'s "largest Easter-themed party for sexy adults," the lapin lovers’ third annual Bunny Ball releases cottontails out of Hugh Hefner’s embrace to dance with Red Riding Hood's wolves. At the Historic Globe Theater you'll find two floors of EDM, cosplay and Mad Hatters gone wild. Hang out in the Cheshire Makeover Station, the Playpit or the Playzone, where twerking and "Le Freak" are de rigueur. Southern California DJs like Donald Glaude, King Felix and Jason Blakemore will be banging out hare-brained beats.
Where: The Historic Globe Theater, 740 S. Broadway , Los Angeles
When: Apr. 14, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; after-party, 2-6 a.m.
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The Bunny Museum
Steven Labanski and Candace Frazee began their relationship two decades ago with a simple endearment of “honey bunny.” From then on, they gave each other a rabbit-related gift every single day. Now, more than 34,000 artifacts and a Guinness world record later, they have everything from wallpaper to stuffed toys, an Elvis-shaped bunny pitcher to water faucets. Their private collection is displayed in an Altadena residence. Hop on over with somebunny special.
Where: 2605 Lake Ave., Altadena
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
More info: 626-798-8848; thebunnymuseum.com
The Portals Project
A goose did not lay the golden shipping container in downtown’s Grand Park. Instead, activist and Harvard grad Amar Bakshi crafted a project bringing people from different cities together in one room. Inside the gilded container, immersive audiovisual tech allows people to connect with others via “portals” around the world to foster personal connections and the exchange of ideas, music, thoughts and the details of daily life. Imagine learning a family recipe from someone in Mexico City, learning how someone in Kabul spent their morning, comparing urban nightlife scenes with a Berliner. It’s all about getting to know one another. No reservations are left, but walk-ups may be accommodated.
Where: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles
When: Through Apr. 23
More info: 213-972-8080; grandparkla.org
What good is sitting alone in your room when you and your closest friends can amble through downtown L.A.’s Pershing Square wearing enviable bonnets? An Easter Promenade, much like the one detailed in "Easter Parade," when ladies and gentlemen donned their finery and strolled down Fifth Avenue, will be taking place on Sunday. Bring a picnic lunch and put on a straw boater, an over-the-top fascinator, a veiled pillbox or a derby from Kentucky and strut your stuff. It’s free and open to the public.
Where: Pershing Square, downtown Los Angeles
When: Apr. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Malibu Easter Hoppening
If looking for springtime creatures is your idea of a good time, to Malibu Cliffs Bluff. Thumper's hen pals have laid tons of pastel-hued eggs that are just waiting for yolks — excuse me, folks — of all ages to discover. Bring baskets and ready your cameras for the adorable event. Once the treasures have been gathered, snap a photo with the Easter Bunny and then enjoy bounce houses, food trucks, face painting and more.
Where: 24250 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu
When: Apr. 14, 3-6 p.m.
More info: 310-317-1364; malibucity.org
Sunday Brunch Sans Bunny
Jessica Biel's shabby-chic Au Fudge specializes in dining with kids, making it a perfect eatery for Easter Sunday. After checking in, the restaurant’s au pairs will whisk the wee ones into the activities room ($10/hour). Among other tots, your progeny can nosh kid-friendly food while embarking on creative endeavors like playing music and making crafts. Meanwhile, the parents can hang with the Hollywood elite to talk movie scripts, production budgets and artistic visions while sipping cocktails such as an L.A. Coffee (vodka, cold brew, vanilla, cream) or one of the four varieties of mimosas. Don’t miss the marketplace, where a bag of bunny farts will set you back $15. Only in Hollywood.
Where: 9010 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
More info: 424-204-9228; aufudge.com