EASTER WEEKEND: There are so many bonnet-y doings afoot over the holidays weekend that it is a bit of a head-scratcher -- we mean an ear-scratcher -- on where to bounce to first. The Los Angeles Zoo is all about Big Bunny's Spring Fling from Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20, while Irvine Park Railroad's Easter Eggstravaganza rolls through Saturday, April 19. For a bigger choo-choo -- much bigger -- make for the Fillmore & Western's Eastern Lunch Train on April 20. And is Pasadena's world-famous Bunny Museum open on Easter Day? You betcha, bunny buffs.
KTOWN NIGHT MARKET: Summer is nigh, or at least it can be seen, just ahead, which means SoCal's out-sized night markets are coming down the pike. Koreatown cooks set up the stalls and food trucks and savory goodies on Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools. Each evening parties right through to midnight, and the food? The food. The. Food. Bowls and noodles and tacos and ice cream and, and, and... And go. Also? Summer, please get here, thank you.
WONDERCON: It's mega. How mega? It's from the people behind Comic-Con. It's pop-culture-y. How pop-culture-y? Artists galore show up, to chat with fans, and booths selling everything from t-shirts to books to toys cram the Anaheim Convention Center. Oh, right: And it's in Orange County again, and not its longtime location of San Francisco. Dates? Friday, April 18 through Sunday, April 20.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: Time to dress up your Dachshund and go Olvera Street for this sweet 'n furry 'n barky 'n meowy Easter Saturday tradition. Shall Archbishop Jose Gomez do the blessing-giving duties? The archbishop shall. Shall all sorts of beasties show, from cats to turtles to horses? It's a wide array. Should you be at Olvera on April 19 by 2 p.m. for the grand procession? If you're going, you don't want to miss that part.
BEER FLOAT FEST: You like brew? Gotcha. You like ice cream? Yep. Ever pour or plopped one into the other? Nope? Never crossed your mind? Then head for Angel City Brewery on Saturday, April 19. LA Foodie and the craft-foamery'll be scoopin' and sudsin' up the day, putting together fancy brews and fancy flavors in interesting combos. C'mon, if you like both, why not try it? Try it. Then decide.