When searching for consistent logic in holiday traditions, Easter is perhaps the stickiest wicket out there. It's a somewhat morbid religious holiday about resurrection celebrated with wholesome imagery of fluffy farm animals.
Despite Christianity's view of animal totems as potentially satanic paganism, heavy focus is given to a magical rabbit that delivers chocolate—unless, you're in France, where the chocolate is delivered by a magical bell from Holland. It's frustrating because when looking through the day's events, there's no way to get around the fact that it's Easter. And while searching for brightly colored eggs as a way of celebrating the rise of a messiah is fine for some, there are plenty of people who find the whole thing a bit hard to swallow.
For them, there are a few other options.
1. Go eastern. The White Cloud Zen Center, hosts free meditation sessions and public talks every Sunday from 9-10:30 a.m.
2. Go satirical. The whole "hunting" part can become good adult fun if you replace the brightly decorated eggs with brightly decorated cans of beer hidden around your yard. Invite your friends and have a party.
3. Go political. The Idaho Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid meets every Sunday at Papa Joe's Coffee Shop.
4. Go Broadway. The final showing of local writer Evan Sesek's new playChampagne Breakfast is today at 2 p.m. at the Danny Peterson Theatre at Boise State.