“Spring break forever,” you mutter under your breath as you crawl into your discussion classroom and begrudge the TA of your attention, instead scrolling through Facebook as he reads through the syllabus twice more.
Mojo commiserates with your back-to-school blues so we’re extending your spring break by compiling a list of fun activities to do this weekend: Spring Break Forever Edition.*
*Title inspired by the film “Spring Breakers,” starring our very own alumnus (and professor) James Franco.
☆ Feast on cheap post-Easter chocolate and other goodies. “When I die bury me inside the 99¢ Only Store,” raps 2 Chainz. Okay, those may not be his lyrics verbatim, but when you’re a broke college student there is nothing more splendid than toilet paper, instant noodles and potted plants that are available for purchase for only a buck. I am delighted to tell you that for this week only Easter items are on sale for 39¢. Hear that? Yes, those neglected chocolate bunnies in the candy aisle are most certainly calling your name. Ralph’s has similar deals. Even if you’re not religious, who can say no to cheap chocolate?
☆ Go to a museum. Speaking of bunnies, why not hop on over (see what I did there?) to The Bunny Museum in Pasadena this weekend and surround yourself with more than 11,000 bunny-related items (it even holds a Guinness World Record for housing the most bunny relics). D’awww! Okay, we know some of you don’t have cars to venture out, so why not take advantage of the free museum on campus instead? The Fowler Museum is now exhibiting Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers featuring beautiful apparel from Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary and more. Spring fashion inspiration anyone?
☆ Catch some flicks. Haven’t been out to Westwood since you got back? Well, now is the time to grab a U-Mini bite before hitting up the Hammer Museum’s Open Projector Night Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The Skylar Brothers will emcee, popcorn will be served and short films will be watched. You can even submit your work to be displayed during the screening from 7 to 7:30 p.m. The event is free for all you film enthusiasts and wannabe auteurs.
☆ Watch a sports game. You’re not from L.A. if you haven’t been to a Lakers or Clippers game! Instead of late night grubbing at Fat Sal’s to watch the game (#coachelladiet) why not see it in person? There is a L.A. Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies game tomorrow night with tickets you can snag online!
☆ Concert hop. If you’re more of a concertgoer you should check out Canadian Mac DeMarco, a multi-instrumentalist who will be continuing his 2our (tour for his recent album 2) at the Echoplex this Friday at 8:30 p.m. Opening acts include Catwalk [Captured Tracks], Calvin Love and Chad & The Meatbodies. It’s guaranteed to be a groovy time.
☆ Indulge in a TV marathon. Sunday bloody Sunday. With a new episode of Game of Thrones and the season premiere of Mad Men airing this Sunday, why not have your friends dress up as one of the last remaining Dothrakis or a super fabulous Joan Harris and host a viewing party? Here is a suggestion: do both because it will be hilarious when all the Don Drapers start a spitting game with the Daenaryses.
☆ Make a mixed drink. During my own spring break I tried out a concoction called the “Hello Kitty.” The kawaii moniker is derived from the inclusion of a sake-based liqueur with vodka and lemonade. You can sip and pretend you’re still on vacation!
☆ Head to the beach. Last but not least you can always stop by the Santa Monica Pier and take in the sunsets before you get started on the reading assignments for the week.
How do you plan to extend your spring break? Tweet at us @dbmojo.