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What You’re Doing This Week: April 2

April 2, 2012 10:00 AM

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Bubblefest (Shelby Barone)

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It might be Easter Week, but this week is not all about the Easter Bunny. Rock-out with the best of the 80’s, fall in love with the Renaissance era, or find yourself inside a life size bubble. Drop that chocolate bunny, and visit one of these exciting events happening around Southern California.

(But just in case, here are our guides to the best Easter events in Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire.)

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Monday, April 2nd

The Irvine Park Easter Eggstravaganza

1 Irvine Park Road
Orange, CA 92869
(714) 997-3968


Bring the family to this popular Orange County park for train rides, cookie decorating, face painting, egg hunts, and Easter Bunny pictures. After exploring the Easter fun at the railroad, take a short walk over to the OC Zoo, where new baby Mountain Lions that have just been adopted. The park opens daily at 10am.
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Tuesday, April 3rd

Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Cone Day

Locations everywhere
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Bring your friends and family to Ben and Jerry’s from 12-8pm for a free scoop of their famous ice cream. This festive event is Ben and Jerry’s celebration of 34 years of scooping ice cream. Enjoy a scoop of your favorite flavor, or sample their popular Greek Frozen Yogurt.

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Wednesday, April 4th

Bubblefest

The Discovery Science Center
2500 N. Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-2823


Do not miss this unique family event at The Discovery Science Center. Bubbles will be floating around the science center as visitors have a chance to create giants bubbles, play in the inflatable play zone, and explore interactive science exhibits. The popular artist, Deni Yang, will be bringing his popular bubble show from New York complete with lasers, and bubbles galore. Hurry before the last bubble pops on April 22nd. For more information, see our full feature about the Bubblefest.
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Thursday, April 5th

Rock of Ages

California Theatre of Performing Arts
562 W. 4th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 885-5152


This five time Tony award-winning musical will be playing in San Bernardino for two nights only. Rock-out to your favorite 80’s music including Journey, Pat Benatar, Styx, Night Ranger and more at this spectacular performance. Tickets are available from $38.50-$77.50, and can be purchased online. For more information see our feature about the show’s LA visit.
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Friday, April 6th

First Friday’s Jazz at Joe’s

Joe’s Restaurant
1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-5811


Enjoy the relaxing jazz music from Vahagni, and drummer Zach Harmon, while savoring in the delicious food on the patio Joe’s Restaurant. Receive a free glass of house wine with purchase of an entrée, when making reservations between 6-7pm.
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Family Art Innovations

Bowers Museum

2002 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 567-3600


Create cultural masterpieces together as a family at the unique art event. The art project will be centered on a unique culture with exciting techniques, and creative materials. The event is recommended for children above the age of five. The event will be from 10am-4pm and is free with paid admission.
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Saturday, April 7th

The Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area
15501 Arrow Hwy
Irwindale, CA 91706
(626) 969-4750


Take a step back into history about fifty years to the Renaissance era at this family friendly faire. Enjoy elaborate costumes, live performances, games, and rides. The faire is expecting over 20,000 visitors over the weekend to experience this annual event. The event will be Saturdays and Sundays from April 7th until May 20th. Box office ticket prices are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 5-12, and children under the age of 4 are free.
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LA Beer Fest

Paramount Studios
5555 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038


The LA Beer Fest returns for its 4th year bringing the best in International, and domestic beers. There will be live music, local food trucks and fun! There will be two sessions from 12-3pm, or 5-8pm available. Tickets are available for $40 per person, and will not be sold at the door.

Shelby Barone is a local freelance writer in Orange County. She is a Mom to three young children and spends her free time doing volunteer work in her community. She is passionate about health, nutrition and helping people to live with food allergies. She writes daily at Glitterful Felt Stories.

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