Growing up, Easter brought us many delights -- a gleeful week away from school, heartless gorging on the ears of chocolate bunnies, and the eternal delight of cooking Peeps in the microwave, watching them expand to a molten mass before exploding. But above all, the season heralded the arrival of the Easter Bunny, who reigns supreme over all other long-eared creatures. Even such legendary hares as Peter Rabbit, Bugs Bunny, and Little Bunny Foo Foo must tremble with shock and awe at his mere presence.
This Saturday, San Francisco's rabbit population pays its respects to the King of All Hares at "Bunny Jam 4ever: Garden of EGGSqueesit Delights," a combination gallery show/performance art event held each spring since 2000 by bunny-loving eccentrics who use it as an excuse to skewer the Easter holiday and current events from every angle. "Bunny Jam"'s mischief-making goes way beyond Peeps abuse -- though Dr. Frankenpeep will be there with his microwave to explore the marshmallow-swelling phenomenon under the strictest scientific conditions.
The climax of the fur-strewn fun is sure to be the "Fabulouz Do-It-Yourself Furshion Show." Expect all manner of decked-out furshionistas to strut down the runway. Last year's collection included such cutting-edge accessories as carrot genitalia, neon fur, and a pair of stuffed bunnies doubling as a push-up bra. The costumed shenanigans also include a Hopstacle Course, the Naughty Bunny Puppet Theater, and scenes from the mythical, erotic Bunnyvad-Gita. Fans of rabbit images in art should check out the Hareglyphic Sculpture Garden and the exhibition rooms, festooned with kitschy paintings, drawings, and installations prominently featuring bunnies.
Admission is $10-20
Appropriate attire is strongly encouraged at this participatory event (and nonconformists are penalized with a higher door fee), so strap on those long ears and fluffy tails, wrap yourself in faux fur, and eat plenty of carrots beforehand to keep you going ... and going ... and going all night long.