This week kicks off spring break for many LA kids and it’s time to get hopping on your Easter plans, celebrate Purim and if you didn’t get your fill o’ the Irish, there are a few events this weekend that will have you feeling like you’ve traveled to the Emerald Isle. Plus a crazy Zoolympics, Spring Equinox hike, family art and photography and even a chance to play with puppies or study coyotes.

EggHuntphoto: Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs via Flickr


Annenberg Center of Photography Family Weekend
Last chance to see the amazing exhibit LIFE: A Journey Through Time and party with exotic rescue animals, hear a story, get faces painted and see a performance by Move n’ Play Music. Sat. & Sun., noon-3:30 p.m. Century City. Free. All ages. Event details.

Puppies at the Zimmer
National Puppy Day is just around the corner.  Make puppy puppets and enjoy puppy playtime at the Zimmer today with your hound loving babes. Sun., 3 p.m. Miracle Mile. $7. Ages 2-8. Event details.

Beverly Hills

Spring Equinox Hike
Welcome the arrival of spring in Franklin Canyon with a hike where you can look at seasonal changes and learn to identify plants and constellations. Sat., 6:30 p.m. Beverly Hills. Free. All ages. Event details.

San Gabriel Valley

Big Bad Wolf Under the Oaks
Experience the spirited and humorous tale, The Autobiography of Big Bad Wolf, performed by the Ensemble Shakespeare Theater under the oak trees at the stunning Descanso Gardens. Sun., 11 a.m.-noon. La Canada. $4-$9. All ages. Event details.

Cleary Irish Dancers
Tap your toes and clap your hands to the sound of Irish jigs and the sight of traditional step dancers.  The performance concludes as the dancers invite kids to join them for a step tutorial and group dance. Sat., 1 p.m. Pasadena. $11. All ages. Event details.


This stage adaptation is the beloved-by-pink-crazed-kids tale of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m. Santa Monica. $15-$23. Ages 3-9. Event details.

A Hoppening By the Bluffs
This Easter event has the best views of any in town! Take part in an egg hunts & pictures with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, spring crafts, prizes, games, face painting, food and more. Fri., 3-6 p.m. Malibu. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Leonis Adobe Spring Fling
Step back in time to ranch life in the late 1800s to do crafts, facepainting, listen to live music by Craig Newman and join in an egg hunt at the Leonis Adobe. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Calabasas. $4. All ages. Event details.

Purim Carnival
The Temple Judea Purim Carnival brings the holiday to life by weaving “the whole megillah” into the fun with wandering Purim characters and performances, a Purim themed midway carnival games and KidZone. Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tarzana. Free admission. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Family Day @ ESMoA
Explore Experience 21: PLAN at the museum and see how architects plan homes but people make them our own. Build, stitch, and stuff a home of your own with a guest artist. Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. El Segundo. Free. All ages. Event details.

Inland Empire

Celtic Faire
Explore the rich Celtic traditions through music, dance, food, drinks, entertainment, crafts and games. Stroll through a medieval Irish castle, a traditional Celtic camp with jousting demonstrations or a lovely shire inspired by The Hobbit. Sat. & Sun, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Pomona. $5-$10. All ages. Event details.

Worth the Drive

The Zoolympics bring the Olympics to the animals. There will be a Parade of Nations, animal presentations, special Hollywood animal guest stars, a kid zone, games and prizes. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Moorpark. $7-$10. All ages. Event details.

Meet the Wiley Coyote
Join a ranger for a hike through grassy hills while learning about the local wiley coyote—a savvy and opportunistic creature. Beep! Beep! Sat., 5:45-7:15 p.m. Newbury Park. Free. All ages. Event details.

If you need some suggestions for Spring Break camps at the last minute, ways to keep learning while you’re on break or Easter hunts and rolls, we’ve got you covered!

—Meghan Rose