The Long Shutdown be damned. Let's get this Memorial Day weekend started!

Carnaval lights up the Mission all weekend with two days worth of live music, dancing, drumming and dance lessons, food, and more, along with the Grand Parade on Sunday morning.

On the opposite end of town, tens of thousands will celebrate the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary on Sunday with festivities taking place in several locations near the bridge, including live music and entertainment, an art exhibition, a sustainability demo, and a vintage boat display. The event culminates in a big fireworks display showcasing the bridge, the bay, and surrounding national parklands. (Note: The bridge will be closed from 9 to 10 p.m. for the show.)

Experience some yo-yo magic at the 15th Annual Bay Area Classic Yo-Yo Championship, featuring lessons by the experts and a fierce competition amongst the world's top players.

Flickr is sponsoring Photobooth's Instant Camera Photo Walk through the MIssion on Sunday. Bring your own camera, or borrow one of theirs. On Saturday, our friends over at Harvey Milk Photo Center are hosting a Harvey Milk Photo Walk through the Castro in celebration of Harvey Milk's birthday, which was on Tuesday.

Spruce up your apartment with some one of a kind deals at the monthly Treasure Island Flea on Sunday, and while you're there check out the line-up of bands performing at the event, including Dogpatch, Cosmic Machine, Paris Musique, and Youth of the Beast.

Check out some free live music on Saturday at Yerba Buena Gardens with Liturgy of Coltrane, featuring the music and life of composer/saxophonist John Coltrane, and on Sunday at Golden Gate Park as the Golden Gate Park Band performs patriotic and American music.