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Wednesday Travel Ticker: See a movie, help the parks

April 04, 2012|By Chris Erskine | Los Angeles Times

A marathon of the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, plus a Q&A with cast members and members of the production team, will be part of the ParkFilm Fest May 5 at Paramount Studios. Proceeds to help offset cuts to California state parks . . . . Looking for a reasonable Easter brunch in a festive setting? W Los Angeles-Westwood is offering a $20.12 meal that includes lots of choices, including lobster and brie sliders. Three egg hunts are also on the schedule for the 10 a.m.- to-3 p.m. brunch. Info: www.thebackyardw.com or (310) 443-8218 . . . . Tahoe Adventure Company, based in Tahoe Vista and Truckee, hosts a Full Moon Snowshoe Adventure Friday 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. The tour is $65/person . . . . Tahoe City hosts its annual Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, 10 a.m., at Tahoe City’s Commons Beach with a free egg hunt and Easter Bunny visit . . . . Celebrating one of the city’s most beloved Chicago Cubs, the Westin Michigan Avenue Wednesday will unveil the Ron Santo Suite, a memorabilia-filled suite featuring photographs of the late third-baseman’s storied career and other personal items that have been donated by his family.  Info: (312) 943-7200 . . . . Vegas’ Encore Beach Club has a full slate of Saturday and Sunday events in April. Doors open at 11 a.m. Cover charge starts at $20. For reservations, call (702) 770-7300 . . . . A  United Express plane was evacuated Tuesday after an emergency landing at Denver International Airport because of smoke on the aircraft . . . . . For the second straight year, resort developer Grupo Vidanta has been recognized as one of the top companies to work for in Mexico. The company won eighth place overall for firms with over 5,000 employees in Mexico . . . .Travel quote of the day: “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” (Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson in "Titanic")

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