45 Awesome Things to do this Easter Weekend in L.A. [3-30-18 to 4-1-18]

Los Angeles provides no limit of things to do, some awesome and some not so awesome.

Since time is precious in this fast paced city we curate a list of things to do in Los Angeles for every weekend that’ll help you decide how you want to spend your limited supply of attention (not to mention dollars!).


This weekend in L.A. (March 30 to April 1) includes a free LEGION Chamber installation, Disco Dining Club at the Ace in DTLA, San Fernando Street Festival, Blessings of the Animals in Olvera Street, 420 Games L.A., Easter egg hunts, Easter brunch, Brewery Yoga and MUCH more.

Also remember you can always go to our L.A. events calendar page to get an updated rundown of what’s happening around the city.


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Olvera Street
Olvera Street in Los Angeles. Photo by Ken Lund via flickr cc

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Friday March 30th, 2018

1. LEGION returns to FX on April 3 and to celebrate, there will be an immersive installation in Hollywood that guests can enjoy for free. The 360-video installation LEGION Chamber will run March 30 through April 1. FREE

2. Celebrate springtime and the Easter bunny during Big Bunny’s Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo on March 30-31 and April 1. This annual celebration offers lots of family fun, including appearances by the Easter Bunny, a family dance party, crafts and live performances.

3. Decompress at Mystic Journey Crystals in Venice with a crystal sound bath that combines original compositions and performances with crystal singing bowls.

4. ‘The Garden’ is a new series by the LA Phil offering complimentary pre-concert drinks and views of the DTLA Skyline followed by masterful performances. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase to the actual concert.  DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar) 

5. The Slurring Bee makes its way to The Virgil this Friday for a bar spelling bee with a money prize, bee-themed prizes and guaranteed slurring if you choose to participate.

6. Center Theatre Group’s second annual Block Party shines a spotlight on remarkable theater works created throughout L.A. with new productions of three previously staged shows. See all three works will be performed at Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theatre from March 29-May 20.

7. The VOID’s virtual reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire is now open in the Glendale Galleria. The “hyper-reality” experience puts players in a 360 virtual world allowing them to touch, smell, and sensing their surroundings.

8. Hangout at the Aquarium of the Pacific at night and see sharks, jellyfish and more in a different light! Happening multiple times this week. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

9. 260 LA will host a Rent The Runway sample sale at their Beverly Hills location from March 20 to April 1.

10. The new swan-shaped paddle boats are making a big splash with Angelenos. Start the weekend right with a ride on a Swan in Echo Park Lake.

11. Step inside The Museum of Illusions in Hollywood and find yourself in a classic painting, part of a cartoon, part of current events, inside movies and much more. Highlights include watching the Titanic go down, “climbing” a sheer cliff and other eye popping visuals. (DISCOUNTED) via Goldstar

12. The Groundlings: The Completely Different Late Show is a hilarious improv show by the cast of the Groundlings’ Main Company. Audience shout suggestions throughout the night for improvisational scenes performed by some of the best in the business. It’s also a testing ground for brand new material for the Groundlings’ main show. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

13. Take an afternoon yoga class in beautiful Grand Park. The 45 minute workout is complimentary to the public every. After yoga, checkout the many food trucks lining the park and grab lunch al fresco style. FREE

14. All’s Well That Ends Well is performed by The Independent Shakespeare Co. at Atwater Crossing Arts + Innovation Complex from Thursday – Sunday.

Saturday March 31st, 2018

15. There’s a free immersive rooftop party at the Ace Hotel this Saturday to celebrate the launch of its spring menu with Flora & Fauna, curated by Disco Dining Club. The theme of the night will be pagan celebrations with floral installations, roaming pagan Spring characters, tarot readings and DJ sets from Sindri Galvan and Bathhouse.

16. This Saturday Metro presents the San Fernando Street Festival. Folks are encouraged to bike, skate, rollerblade, walk, play and dance. Play in car-free streets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FREE

17. The annual Blessing of the Animals takes place at Olvera Street, with blessings offered by Archbishop Jose Gomez. All pets are welcomed… four-legged, scaly, water-bound, and the list goes on! FREE

18. Esotouric Bus Adventures hosts a four-hour luxury coach tour of Downtown Los Angeles featuring tales of hotel horrors and main street vice as far back as 100 years ago. Check for discount tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

19. Street artist CHASE will premier a new solo show titled “Into Light & Space” at Castelli Art Space this Saturday. The artists emblematic “Chase Eye” can be found on many walls in L.A. but for this show he has captured his street art style into the phenomena of light, volume and scale, and created new pieces using glass, neon, fluorescent lights, resin and acrylic for the first time. Opening reception is from 6-10 p.m. FREE

20. 3rd Annual 420 Games Los Angeles will take place on the Santa Monica Pier will feature yoga, basketball, CBD massages, a 4.20 mile boardwalk course, athletics, vendors and much more.

21. Pasadena’s Egg Bowl will be held at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium with more than 6,500 people expected to attend. The spring festival will feature a hunt of 80,000 Easter eggs, games, face painting, live entertainment, food, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more. FREE

22. Kevin & Bean’s April Foolishness will take over the Microsoft Theater in Downtown with acts like Gabriel Iglesias, Adam Devine, Brad Williams, Bryan Callen, Doug Benson, Jeff Garlin, Sarah Tiana and Mike Relm. All proceeds from the comedy show are donated to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and Cedars-Senai NICU.

23. The Santa Monica Jaycees 26th Annual Peter Rabbit Day takes place at Douglas Park this Saturday. Free to the public the community event will feature egg hunting, face painting, egg dyeing, sack races, spring gardening, appearances by Peter Rabbit and more. FREE

24. The Museum of Failure returns at a new location on Hollywood and Highland with new exhibits and products that include Juicero, Facebook Gifts, RCA SelectaVision, Pets.com, and Google Wave. There’s also an entire section dedicated to Hollywood with some of the industry’s biggest fails. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

25. Zombie Joe’s presents a F*CKED UP EASTER EGG HUNT not for children but for adults who like scary, weird and totally wrong situations. The special limited performance will only take place on Easter weekend.

26. City of Whittier’s Eggxtravaganza at at Michigan Park will feature a helicopter egg drop, pictures with the Easter bunny, crafts and more.


27. Take a Downtown Los Angeles foodie walking tour and savor what the bustling neighborhood has to offer. The tour is three hours long, participants will stop at six popular spots to eat and the tour guide will take folks through the history of DTLA. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

28. Head to The Americana at Brand in Glendale for Yoga on the Green hosted by Samsung Mobile and lululemon the free yoga class will be followed by a complimentary bottle of Pressed Juicery to get your day going right. FREE

29. There’s an Eggstravaganza Egg Hunt hosted by the city of Redondo Beach. Bring your own basket to partake in the free Easter Egg Hunt of 75,000 eggs and enjoy games, treats and more at Franklin Park. FREE

30. Head to Simi Valley for the Margarita Taco Festival where you’ll quench your thirst on a variety of margaritas and get stuffed with tacos galore. The event will benefit the Welcome Home Soldier Foundation providing sleeping bags to homeless veterans.

31. The city of Rosemead will host their annual Easter Eggstravaganza this Saturday at Garvey Park with free game booths, moon bounce, egg hunts and photo ops with the Easter Bunny. FREE

32. Greenbar Distillery has teamed up with The Burrito Project and a select list of local bars and restaurants, to provide thousands of burritos to those in need in the Los Angeles area. Simply go to a bar on the list and order a CITY Bright gin cocktail from there Greenbar Distillery will donate a burrito to The Burrito Project. Get more info here.

33. King’s Harbor Community Church will host a Community Egg Hunt for kids 5th grade and under. There will be over 10,000 candy stuffed eggs hidden and everyone will be able to enjoy music, dance, crafts and other Easter related activities. FREE

34. Visit Virtual Room in Hollywood for a group VR adventure in which you’ll go back in time to ensure a better future.

35. Enjoy three blocks of antique vendors during Downtown Pomona Collectors St. Faire. The event will take place on The Antique Row from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday April 1st, 2018

36. Happy Easter! Check out last minute options for a killer Easter brunch here.

37. Downward Grog presents Brewery Yoga this Sunday in Downtown Los Angeles at Iron Triangle Brewery.

38. Museum of Selfies opens on April 1 and will run till May 31 with 10 interactive exhibits that welcomes visitors to take a closer look into the cultural phenomenon. The curators of the Glendale musueum have also collected an array of Instagram-inspired art as well as an Iron Throne made of selfie sticks for guests to enjoy. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. DISCOUNTED (via Goldstar)

39. There’s an adult Easter egg hunt for people 21+ at Eagle Rock Brewery this Sunday. You can win all kinds of prizes like swag and sugary treats.


40. Visit Angel City Brewery for the podcast Go Fact Yourself it quizzes comedians, actors and musicians about topics they claim expertise in. If they slip up, real experts on hand share the actual facts.

41. Cocobella Creamery will celebrate their one year anniversary by serving $1 scoops starting at noon.

42. Vidiots presents Movie Trivia Night at the Ace Hotel in Downtown this Sunday. Participation is free and takes place at Segovia Hall. FREE

43. Friendship Buddies is a weekly stand-up comedy show at the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park. Come hangout in the back patio, enjoy a cocktail, and LOL to outstanding stand-up comedians in Los Angeles. FREE

44. The Great Rock and Roll Flea Market will take over The Regent Theater in DTLA with an impressive selection of vintage collectors, antiquities dealers, vintage clothing, jewelry makers, music memorabilia, vinyl, local food vendors, food trucks, craftsmen and used musical instruments dealers. FREE

45. On the first Sunday of every month Pasadena Community College hosts a flea market featuring over 450 vendors from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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