(Credit: Bart Bartholomew)

(Credit: Bart Bartholomew)


Living in LA means something is always going on, even on a holiday. From getting active to scoring a few laughs, there is a ton of action in the city this weekend and we narrowed down the list of the best options on how to spend your days away from the grind. Here is a rundown of what is happening in LA this Easter weekend.

Friday, March 25
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(Credit: Koury Angelo)


Laugh All Night With Bill Burr
Bill Burr
Fox Performing Arts Center
3801 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
www.riversidelive.com

Massachusetts-native Bill Burr certainly talks tough, but the flexing he does onstage is more to demonstrate just how worked up he can get almost anything, rather than being the gorilla at the bar. Burr’s comedic style pokes fun at the frustrating aspects of life. Like with many comedians, being PC just isn’t something Burr pays attention to and while he relishes in being the angry guy, his observational humor is a lot more insightful than his rage would suggest. Burr’s quick wit and keen sense of comedic sarcasm has made him one of live comedy’s hottest tickets. In line with Louis CK and George Carlin, expect plenty of expletives to support some common sense.

Saturday, March 26
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(Credit: Sarah Prikryl)


Take A Dip
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 458-4904
beachhouse.smgov.net

What began in the 1920s as a celebrity estate for Marion Davies from William Randolph Hearst would undergo a lengthy evolution to become a cherished beachside belt now available for the general public. During it’s heyday, the plot was the Sand and Sea Beach club and was a hotspot among Hollywood elite. Long after the golden era glitz, the late 90’s saw the land shift to become a destination that everyone could enjoy. Currently, the beach house is operated by the Annenberg Foundation and offers a state of the art gym, a gorgeous pool, children’s splash pads and play areas, plus some of the history is preserved as Davies’ guest house still has some of the original charm. Thought Santa Monica has plenty to see, the Beach House is a must.
 

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(credit: Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images)


Get Your CosPlay Fix
WonderCon
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
www.comic-con.com

Having moved from the Bay Area to Anaheim initially and now making the move to Los Angeles for the first year ever, WonderCon is part of the same ComicCon family, but specializes in delving into the niche. Noted for hosting vendors that have back issues of hard to find comics, particularly rare action figures, and a collection of original artists showcasing their pop culture based work, WonderCon Los Angeles is expected to be another year of growth for the event. Since relocating to Southern California, attendance has continued to climb in a way that forced the move to accommodate the demand. Less of a spectacle than the San Diego gala, WonderCon is for the true geeks.

Sunday, March 27
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(Credit: JWS)


Stroll Cinematic History
Paramount Ranch
2903 Cornell Rd.
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(805) 370-2301
www.paramountranch.com

Movie sets usually aren’t open to the public, but Rancho Paramount is an essential spot for any Angelino. The location for productions that span from “Bonanza” to “Back to the Future III,” the 2,700-acre stretch has been everything from Tombstone to 13th Century China. The spot is so accessible to the public that it was home to the original Renaissance Faire for nearly 25 years. With many structures still standing and used for ongoing productions, the ranch is a cool place to snap some photos and bask in a bit of Hollywood history.
 

(credit: Rosa S./Yelp)

(credit: Rosa S./Yelp)


Easter Sunday Cartoon Session
Bugs Bunny Cartoon Classics
Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(323) 466-3456
www.americancinemathequecalendar.com

The American Cinematheque appropriately connected Bugs Bunny and Easter weekend in the best way possible. The collective has organized a screening of timeless cartoons featuring that “wascally wabbit” as he dodges Elmer Fudd. First appearing in 1938 and starring in 167 animated shorts, Bugs Bunny is widely regarded as iconic when it comes to the evolution of animation. With Easter Sunday, a bucket of popcorn and a marathon cartoon session with Bugs Bunny at the Aero Theatre might be the most appropriate place to be in LA.

Article by Ramon Gonzales.

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