10 Non-Easter Things to Do on Easter Weekend

Because the Easter Bunny isn’t real but these events are

It’s Easter weekend. Aside from waiting at the waffle station at another expensive buffet brunch or raiding the discounted Easter bunnies at your local drugstore on Sunday afternoon, here are a few activities that don’t involve a giant imaginary rabbit.

SEE: Lunch Lady Courage
Lunch ladies aren’t mere hash slingers. In the latest installment of Cornerstone Theater Company’s “Hunger Cycle” series, a crusading cafeteria worker discovers a shadow economy when she tries to peddle healthful fare. (Thursday, March 28-Saturday, April 13; Los Angeles High School of the Arts)

LISTEN: Fol Chen, Royal Canoe
Hot off the releases of their third album, The False Alarms (which just came out on March 19), Highland Park electro-pop quintet Fol Chen promises a groovy, artsy set, especially when joined by openers by lyrical Winnipeg rockers Royal Canoe. (Friday, March 29; Bootleg Theater)

SEE: Trisha Brown: Floor of the Forest
Two dancers from the UCLA World Arts and Cultures program balance precariously on a web of ropes stretched across a sculptural steel frame in this recurring performance. (Saturday, March 30-Sunday, April 21; Hammer Courtyard)

DRINK: March Madness
The game is on at STREET, where Susan Feniger and Co. are cheering on the NCAA with a drinking game and drink specials. Cheer (or groan) for your favorite team at the bar, while a grid determines the day’s drink specials using each game’s final score. The discounts ($1 to $8, depending on the match) apply to regularly priced beer, elderflower sangria, and cocktails such as tequila tamarindo. (Through Saturday, March 30; STREET)

EXPERIENCE: Cinefamily’s Spring Equinox Extravaganza
Need a dreamy way to welcome springtime with nary a dyed egg or blasphemous rabbit? Join host Charlyne Yi for puppet performances and singalongs with The Living Sisters. (Sunday, March 31; The Bob Baker Marionette Theater)

LISTEN: Living Colour
The 1980s return (specifically the year 1988) when the funk-rockers return to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first release, Vivid. You probably know it best from the hit “Cult of Personality,” but there are 10 other tracks on the album, which slices and dices jazz, rap, metal, and plenty of other genres. (Saturday, March 30; El Rey Theatre)

SEE: The Place Beyond the Pines
Derek Cianfrance, director of the emotionally taut Blue Valentine, has reteamed with Ryan Gosling for this intense drama about a motorcycle stunt rider turned bank robber, his struggling baby mama, and a ravenous political animal played by Bradley Cooper. (Friday, March 29-Thursday, April 4; select theaters)

LISTEN: All Bands On Deck
Kick off springtime shenanigans with Santa Monica Pier’s music fest, featuring Poolside, Yacht, Baio, Kisses, Guns in the Sun, and DJ Mario Cotto. (Saturday, March 30; Santa Monica Pier)

SEE: Michael Kohn Projects Inaugural Exhibit
If humanized animals with big eyes are your thing, check out the pop-up exhibit of paintings by contemporary pop surrealist Marion Peck at a new space just blocks from the Michael Kohn Gallery. (Saturday, March 30-Saturday, April 27; Michael Kohn Projects)

LOOK: A Confederacy of Heretics
In 1979, architect Thom Mayne’s pop-up exhibition in Venice at the Architecture Gallery was the place to see photos and plans of visionary structures. Revisit the ten-week show that highlighted the early works of Eric Owen Moss, Frank Gehry, and Frank Dimster. (Friday, March 29-Sunday, July 7; SCI-Arc)