Happy day-after-April-Fools, and welcome back to believing every single thing you read on the Internet. You can trust that every one of this weekend’s event picks really is happening, that your boring Facebook friend who never moved out of your hometown really is pregnant, and that every lame email or tweet from a #brand really is a sincere attempt to fill the gaping existential void in your soul with cool new products and services.

Thursday to Sunday, April 2-12 – Boston LGBT Film Festival
The Boston LGBT Film Festival returns for its 31st year with 11 days of screenings at the Brattle Theatre, Paramount Center, Institute of Contemporary Art, and Museum of Fine Arts. The festival opens with the New England premiere of director David Au’s Eat with Me, in which middle-aged Emma leaves her bland marriage to move in with her gay son, a chef facing foreclosure on his Chinese restaurant. The two need each other more than ever as Emma explores her newfound freedom with the help of a saucy new friend. A military guy, actually — pretty high-ranking, too; a general, maybe? — and he goes by Gao, although some of his friends call him Tso. It’s confusing, but also delicious. (Various times, prices, and ages)

Thursday to Sunday, April 2-12 – Equus
Off the Grid Theatre presents a new production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus at Make Shift Boston. In the play, a child psychiatrist treats a 17-year-old boy who constructs a personal theology around a horse, confusing his adoration of the God-like figure with sexual attraction: Petting its thick coat. Feeling its muscular body. Smelling its sweat. Slowly removing its shoulder pads, I mean saddle, after the game in the locker room — sorry, stables — and going for naked midnight gallops around Gillette Stadium. Easy there, Tom Brady/God. Easy now. (7:30 p.m., $20, mature audiences)

Friday, April 3 – Boston Bunny Bar Hop
The annual Boston Bunny Bar Hop is back Friday night for its 11th year, which means it’s just about old enough to tell its younger brother that the Easter Bunny isn’t real and it was Mom and Dad who hid your basket behind the recliner, now stop crying and hand over those Reese’s peanut butter eggs or I’ll give you an Indian sunburn. The bar crawl hits six Harvard Square hot spots, and the only rule is bunny ears are mandatory for all participants. Vigorous and near-constant sexual intercourse is optional. (8 p.m., FREE, 21+)

Friday, April 3 – Someday Never Comes
Depending on how old you are, you probably think graffiti is either a vivid expression of creative genius that uses the cityscape as its canvas, or a terrible blight on society and ‘oh no someone tagged this entire commuter rail car and you can’t see what stop this is and you might have to ask another one of the weathered burlap sacks of humanity riding this train.’ The Uniun hosts Someday Never Comes, a one-night exhibition of some of New England’s best graffiti artists, in a warehouse-turned-art-space in Somerville’s Union Square. If the show has you hankering to see some graffiti in its natural environment, there’s a pretty sweet wolftits on the outside of a warehouse behind Market Basket. (7 p.m., FREE, all ages)

Friday, April 3 – Kimberly Akimbo
In Moonbox Productions’ new staging of Kimberly Akimbo at the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza Theatre, a teenager with a rare disease that causes her to age several times faster than normal faces the end of her life as most girls her age celebrate the beginnings of adulthood. That’s gotta be tough, like people would think you watch Golden Girls reruns because you identify with the characters and not because it’s just a really funny show about friendship, for all ages. The play was written by David Lindsay-Abaire, who grew up in pre-gentrification Southie and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize (for Rabbit Hole) and achieve the dream of all Boston artists: moving to Brooklyn. The play runs through April 25. (8 p.m., $30-35, all ages)

Saturday, April 4 – Calamity #9
Calamity Co Dance brings you Calamity #9, a modern and pop art variety show full of dance, music, comedy, and visual art — and it’s at a brewery (Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville) so there will be beer. And also snacks. Come for the beer and snacks, stay for the art. Or at least the chance to tell your friends/potential love interests that you’re really getting into the local art scene. You’re absolutely the kind of person who will leave your home, a place that definitively contains beer and snacks, to go somewhere where there are only unconfirmed internet reports about the existence of beer and snacks — a risk you’re willing to take, in the name of art. You like art. (8 p.m., FREE, 21+)

Sunday, April 5 – Bread & Salt Easter Picnic Basket
Make some room on the list of things inspired by the 1908 British children’s novel The Wind in the Willows, which already includes a Pink Floyd album title and Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disney World. Joshua Lewin’s Bread & Salt Hospitality Group, formerly of the longstanding pop-up space at Wink & Nod, celebrates Easter with a picnic lunch basket like the one enjoyed by WitW’s anthropomorphised Rat and Mole. The basket features a host of made-from-scratch items prepared for two to share, sold out of the new pop-up retail concept next to Clover in Inman Square. Sounds so good it inspired me to open a pop-up. A pants pop-up. It’s a pop-up in my pants. (10:30 a.m., $42, all ages)

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