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Get Out: Easter Bunnies, LA Artists, Butterflies, Take a Hike

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Photo by Synapped via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr


Photo by Synapped via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
Easter Miscellany
Chances are, if you were planning on doing something for Easter, your plans are nailed down already, underway, done, or family-only. Hey, it happens. Unfortunately, because it's Easter, there's a lot fewer events taking place today besides the usual mix of museum exhibits, bands playing, and plays running. If you're looking to get in on something hippity-hoppity, may we suggest the LA Zoo's Big Bunny's Spring Fling, grabbing at bite at Royal/T and seeing what they have up their sleeves for Easter, pigging out at the Biltmore (Easter Brunch 11:30-2:30), or taking a stroll around Descanso Gardens. Of course, you can always wait outside your favorite grocery or drug store for the Peeps and Cadbury Eggs to get marked down to 50% off and celebrate that way...

LA Artists, LA as Art
Two exhibits running right now offer a cumulative 20 Los Angeles artists and their work. "Nine Lives: Visionary Artists from L.A." at the Hammer is the fifth in the museum's biannual biannual invitational exhibition series highlighting work created in greater Los Angeles. See over 125 pieces in a variety of mediums by 9 artists covering 4 generations. Add 11 more to your LA visionaries roster by heading over to see the inaugural exhibition of the Annenberg Space for Photography, "L8S ANG3LES: 11 LA photographers" which features the diverse work of 8 world-renowned photographers as well as LA Times' staff photographers (8 + 3 = 11, see?). See LA through the lenses of Julius Shulman, Tim Street-Porter, Greg Gorman, Carolyn Cole, John Baldessari, and more.

Opening Day at the Pavilion of Wings
The Natural History Museum's Pavilion of Wings takes flight today and launches their spring-summer beloved attraction. Stroll through the specially-landscaped area to interact with dozens of species of butterflies. And while you're there, check out their Sustainable Sundays event--this time it's "Waste Not, Want Not."

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Take a Hike! (or Take a Walk!)
No, seriously, why not take one? It's not too hot, we're not due for any rain, and you don't need anyone's schedule but your own to work with. You can head out to any of our local parks and mountains and hit the trails and paths, like those found at Franklin Canyon, (find the center of Los Angeles!), Inspiration Point, Wildwood Canyon, King Gillette Ranch, Limekiln Canyon, or Towsley Canyon. Check out the Wildflowers at LA State Historic Park, or at other area spots. And if you like to stick (mostly) to concrete, you can try the Hollywoodland Staircases walk (to name just one of the many, many, many awesome staircase walks our city has to offer).