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(credit: Shutterstock)

Celebrate the spring season this week with numerous Easter events in and around Los Angeles. Don’t miss a special extended performance of Jesus Christ Superstar perfectly timed for the week. But this week isn’t all about bunnies; the premiere of Mad Men’s final season, coupled with the launch of Earth Month, a new Fast & Furious film, and a mid-week break with April Fools’ Day makes this a fun week to enjoy in Los Angeles.

Monday, March 30
(Credit: Rebecca Sapp)

(Credit: Rebecca Sapp)

Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-6800
www.grammymuseum.orgDon’t miss the “Donna Summer: Four Seasons of Love” exhibit at L.A. Live’s GRAMMY Museum, open only through April 19. The temporary exhibit offers guests a look at the career and iconography of the “Queen of Disco” in behind-the-scenes looks, rarely seen photographs, handwritten lyrics, personally designed costumes, and the music of Donna Summer, one of the most successful female music artists of all time.

Tuesday, March 31
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(credit: Universal Studios)

Fast & Furious Movie Marathon
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
(818) 622-4455
www.CityWalkHollywood.comIn anticipation of Universal Pictures’ Furious 7, head to Universal CityWalk to this week for exclusive first-looks at the film’s 1967 Camaro, costume displays, film artifacts, and advance screenings of the film. Before the up-and-coming feature hits the screen, don’t miss the exciting two-day movie marathon featuring all six Fast & Furious films at the AMC Theaters in CityWalk. Universal Studios will join the Fast & Furious fun this summer as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged” joins the Studio Tour, catapulting guests into the world of the films at perceived speeds of 120 miles per hour.

Wednesday, April 1
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(Credit: Thrilling Adventure Hour)

The Thrilling Adventure Hour April Fools’ Fun-Around
Largo at the Coronet
366 N La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
www.largo-la.comThe Thrilling Adventure Hour closes next week, but before they end their run at Largo at the Coronet, don’t miss their April Fools’ Fun-Around. Paul F. Tompkins, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Janet Varney, Annie Savage, and all of the WJ Players will work together for this goof-around, April Fools’ Day episode of the Thrilling Adventure Hour, in which roles are assigned on stage during the performance making improvisation antics at their best. Doors open at 7PM.

(Credit: Barton G. LA)

(Credit: Barton G. LA)

April Fools’ Day Eats
Barton G. LA
861 N La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 388-1888
www.bartongtherestaurantla.comTrick your friends and family on April Fools’ Day with some optical illusion dishes form the ‘culinarytheatery’ restaurant Barton G. LA. While still satisfying the sophisticated palate of foodies, the tricks at Barton G. LA include savory starters disguised as sweet treats, such as the donut bread service (savory bread “frosted” with Black Truffle, Basil, Cheddar, and Pink Peppercorn) or desserts pretending to be entrees in the case of their S’mores Pizza (a look-alike pizza made with Marshmallow & Valrhona Guanaja Chocolate Ganache atop a Graham Crust with Strawberry Sauce, Valrhona Caraibe Shavings, and Fresh Wild Strawberries.

Thursday, April 2
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(Credit: Beverly Houwing)

Earth Month Los Angeles 2015
Pico House
424 Main St.
Los Angeles, 90012
www.theg2gallery.comCelebrate the start of Earth Month Los Angeles 2015 with the G2 Gallery, El Pueblo, and the Western National Parks Association in their ambitious collaborative art exhibit opening at the historic Pico House downtown. The nature-themed art show will feature images from award-winning photographers, including Louie Schwartzberg and Robert Glenn Ketchum, all focused on our public parks system. An opening night reception takes place tonight with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine that is open and free to the public.

Friday, April 3
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(credit: LA Zoo)

Big Bunny’s Spring Fling
Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-4200
www.lazoo.orgBig Bunny is back for an exciting three-day weekend at the Los Angeles Zoo’s “Big Bunny’s Spring Fling” weekend. The “EGG-citing” activities for kids of all ages include petting real bunnies, face painting, live music, crafts, and plenty of spring-themed costumed characters. Kids can search through the zoo for rare egg-laying animals including tree frogs, a short-nosed echidna, a Madagascar tortoise, and an oropendola; after finding each egg-layer, kids will be rewarded with a special prize.

(Credit: Michael Lamont)

(Credit: Michael Lamont)

Jesus Christ Superstar
The MET Theatre
1089 N. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90029
(323) 802-9181
www.domatheatre.comThe iconic Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, has been extended through April 19 at the MET Theatre, just in time for Easter. Telling the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, told through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot, the intimate, critically acclaimed production at DOMA Theater Company can’t be missed. The production is directed by Marco Gomez with musical direction by Chris Raymond. Nate Parker and Jeremy Saje star as Jesus Christ and Judas respectively.

Saturday, April 4

goat, boy, Easter, zoo (credit: istockphoto)

Easter Bash
Westfield Century City
Center Court
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
www.westfield.comTake the whole family out to the Westfield Century City for their Easter Bash, held today only from 12-5pm. Kids will love petting furry friends at the Easter petting zoo, and the whole family can get involved in the family Easter egg hunt. A special story-time hour by Giggles N’ Hugs, arts and craft activities, and Easter family photos round out the free festivities.

Sunday, April 5
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(Credit: Now Boarding)

Mad Men Viewing Party
Now Boarding LA
7746 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-8447
www.nowboardingla.comDon’t miss the kickoff to the final season of Mad Men, premiering tonight at 10PM. For the ultimate fan viewing party, head to West Hollywood’s Now Boarding where the premier will be broadcast on two large screen televisions in the lounge. A Mad Men themed costume contest, live jazz music before and after the show, and a specially created Mad Men cocktail menu will be offered throughout the evening in addition to their late night happy hour.

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(credit: istockphoto)

Easter Events
Various LocationsLooking to celebrate Easter in LA? Luckily for you, Los Angeles is offering a ton of activities for adults and kids alike.

Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.

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