Three things to do this weekend when you’re not studying for finals

Between senior events like graduation and Grad Night, and the ever-looming finals, make sure to take some time this weekend to rest and recharge.
Three things to do this weekend when you’re not studying for finals
Perfect for start of summer instagram pictures, the lavender festival has especially great lighting at sunrise and sunset.
Breathe in the calming, peaceful vibes at the Lavender Festival

Take a stroll through the Los Angeles lavender fields for the most peaceful afternoon you’ve had in a while. The fields are located only an hour outside of Los Angeles, so it’s worth the day trip. You can sample lavender-flavored sweets and teas while you learn all about this special plant until July 21. Be sure to grab tickets ahead of time on their website! 10600 Highland Springs Ave, Cherry Valley, CA 92223

Perfect for start of summer instagram pictures, the lavender festival has especially great lighting at sunrise and sunset. (THE MIRROR | Courtesy of the LA Times)
This full model of Disneyland that is fully to-scale hosts over 10,000 miniatures and took over 8 years to build!
Head to Disneyland… no, not that one

If there’s one thing that can surpass the grandeur of Disneyland, it’s another Disneyland, but on a mini scale. For this weekend only, catch a look at this special exhibit located in Orange County that you can visit for free. Architect David Sheegog and his wife, Frances Sheegog, have spent the last two decades building the Disney-themed backyard garden, Castle Peak And Thunder Railroad, as a hobby. Open Saturday, June 1 and 2 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., you can make a required reservation here! June 1 – 2

This full model of Disneyland that is fully to-scale hosts over 10,000 miniatures and took over 8 years to build! (THE MIRROR | Courtesy of Orange County Register)
Home to over 100 photo-ops that place you right in a collection of classic Wes Anderson Films, this exhibit has been years in the making, and is finally open to the public for a short time.
Step into real-life Wes Anderson film scenes

Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition is finally here! Step into the picturesque world of Wes Anderson at this stunning exhibition, and immerse yourself in the iconic aesthetic brought to life. Accidentally Wes Anderson: The Exhibition invites you to immerse yourself in the distinctive style of the renowned filmmaker. This unique exhibit features over 200 images that capture the symmetry and whimsy characteristic of Anderson’s films. As you explore seven themed rooms, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into scenes from “The Grand Budapest Hotel” or “Moonrise Kingdom.” The exhibition is a celebration of travel photography and Anderson’s artistic vision, offering a chance to connect with fellow fans. Grab your tickets here. 1219 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Home to over 100 photo-ops that place you right in a collection of classic Wes Anderson Films, this exhibit has been years in the making, and is finally open to the public for a short time. (THE MIRROR | Courtesy of Accidentally Wes Anderson Exhibit)
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Madison Thacker is junior who's embarking on her first year in journalism. Her journey through the performing arts started at just 5 years old, and today, she's ever-present in the performing arts magnet at VNHS. Beyond the spotlight, Madison has dedicated over eight years to the Girl Scouts, earning both bronze and silver awards for her commitment. As high school nears its end, Madison's plans point to a UC education, where she plans to major in education and minor in child development, shaping young minds for a brighter future.
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