The Rundown: Long Island’s Random Weekly To-Do List April 5-12



rundown1. GOOGLE “BAD EASTER PHOTOS”:  If you think about it, putting a baby in the arms of a giant rabbit with glasses and a neon vest could be bordering on child abuse. But it’s an annual tradition for many of us, one we look forward to every year. And while some kids love the Easter Bunny, others—not so much. Check out this gallery compiled on the Ellen Degeneres Show website featuring dozens of the latter. It just may be the best thing you see all week.

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2. LOOK FOR SEA CLIFF NATIVE ON SNL: The newest addition to the Saturday Night Live cast, 28-year-old Kate McKinnon, makes her debut on April 7. McKinnon is not only from Long Island but is making SNL history as the first out lesbian on the show in its 37 years on air. She has previously starred on The Big Gay Sketch Show and is part of local improv group, Upright Citizens Brigade.

14RunDown MacabreFaire3. GET TICKETS FOR THE FIRST MACABRE FAIRE ON LONG ISLAND: For those of you seeking some dark and mysterious entertainment, head to Rockville Centre—yes, RVC—for a weekend (April 13-15) of gothic fashion, horror and indie films, live performances, magicians and more.  Tickets to partake in this first-ever celebration of the unusual are only $10. Visit www.livingdeadmafia.com to get yours early.

14RunDown ShannanGilbert4. WATCH THE SHANNAN GILBERT EPISODE OF DISAPPEARED: The dramatic Investigation Discovery series comes a little closer to home in its next episode “Footprints in the Sand” which focuses on the mystery surrounding Gilbert’s disappearance from Oak Beach and the even bigger mystery of her body’s discovery across the street from the bodies of 10 others found along the beachfront Ocean Parkway. The episode airs April 9 on Discovery ID at 9 p.m.

14RunDown AnthemIdol5. AUDITION FOR ANTHEM IDOL: Have you ever dreamed of singing the national anthem in front of thousands of baseball fans? Well, now’s your chance. The Long Island Ducks, in conjunction with 106.1 WBLI, will hold their annual Anthem Idol with contestants vying for six anthem openings in front of Ducks on-field host Paul DeGrocco, WBLI personality Syke, and a Ducks player. Following Anthem Idol, the Ducks will host tryouts for on-field host and public address announcer positions (start time is approximately 12 noon). For more information, call 631-940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com. If you want to be Quacker Jack, sorry, that job’s taken!

14RunDown Lindsay6. YOUTUBE “LINDSAY LOHAN 25 YEARS“: A 60-second visual of why you shouldn’t do drugs, kids. The video description reads: Changes in Lindsay Lohan’s face over her short life—The shocking effects of drugs and alcohol on one of Hollywood’s brightest rising stars. Watch it, then put down the pipe.

14RUnDown Seinfeld7. GOOGLE “JERRY SEINFELD OWNS TMZ PHOTOG IN NYC: When a member of the TMZ crew spotted Jerry Seinfeld riding his bike through the streets of NYC this week, he tried to engage the comedian in some Q&A for the camera. Jerry  didn’t think the guy was doing a very good job, so he schooled him on the topics he should be asking about—like pterodactyls and faux-hawks.

14Rundown peeps8. BUY PEEPS MERCH: Peeps Lenox? mugs? Notebooks, golf balls, stuffed animals and beach towels? Yes, please! From the PJs with the Peeps motto “Inside we’re all the same” to the “Imagine world Peeps…” ladies’ tee, everyones favorite marshmallow company doesn’t just specialize in sugar-coated bunnies and chicks. At www.peepsandcompany.com, Just Born has an entire line of Sweet Gear from home and office accessories to baby clothes for the Peeps lover in all of us.

14RunDown Titanic9. TIVO TITANIC: THE FINAL WORD WITH JAMES CAMERON:  Cameron, who has made more than 30 dives to explore the Titanic wreck, brings together his underwater footage, a team of engineers, naval architects, artists and historians to solve the lingering mysteries of why and how an “unsinkable” ship sank. With their combined expertise, they’ll examine the feature film and determine what technology has revealed since its release. The documentary premieres April 8 at 8 p.m. on National Geographic.

14RunDown Celbrate10. CELEBRATE! Mercury is no longer in retrograde as of April 4, meaning all the crap you’ve been dealing with on the roads is hopefully coming to an end—if that’s not worth celebrating, we don’t know what is. But it’s also Easter and Passover this weekend. The holidays fall only one day apart this year, so for those who celebrate both, looks like you’re in for one helluva busy weekend—enjoy!