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Those Giant, Glowing Bunnies Are Hosting A Silent Disco This Weekend

Intrude (Photo by Juliet Bennett Rylah/LAist)
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We reported in March that a few massive, glowing bunnies would be invading downtown Los Angeles. They're officially here, and there are some cool events coinciding with their short stay."Intrude" is presented by Arts Brookfield and features several big bunnies—one is 39 feet long, another is 39 feet high—created by Australian artist Amanda Parer. The bunnies are made out of white nylon, then inflated and illuminated from the inside.

There are seven such bunnies at three separate spots: FIGat7th, the Wells Fargo Center, and the Bank of America Plaza.

On Friday, June 10 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can head over to FigAt7th Plaza for a silent disco. Put on your headphones and dance to either hip-hop, EDM or retro underneath their warming glow. Those who arrive first will receive LED shutter shades.

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Several plaza eateries will also have bunny-related specials. At Loteria Grill, you can get a Down the Rabbit Hole cocktail made with silver tequila, habanero chile, pink grapefruit, agave and a spicy salt rim. At Nick & Stef's Steakhouse, score an Obey the Bunny, made with blended scotch, mezcal, ginger, lemon, carrot juice and orange bitters. At City Tavern, they're offering a Hoppy Meal, consisting of a burger, fries and carrot cake cookie. And over at Sprinkles, they'll have bunny cupcakes in various flavors.

Now, bunnies are, of course, the cutest. However, Parer's art isn't about how adorable bunnies are, but rather how they're sometimes a big problem. In Australia, bunnies were brought from overseas by white settlers in 1788, then proceeded to mate like, well, rabbits, she writes on her website. She calls rabbits "an out of control pest, leaving a trail of ecological destruction wherever they go and defying attempts at eradication."

That said, these bunnies still make us go, 'aww.'

And apparently, there's free ice cream!

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