Ha, remember when you thought Temple of Doom was the crappy Indiana Jones movie? Dammit, Crystal Skull, I'm getting mad just thinking about you! Anyway, let's use that rage to help us stay awake until midnight Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights to see Temple of Doom at the Clay (2261 Fillmore Street). As you might recall, this 1984 release is weirdly racist (I know, it's an homage to period film, but I live in the now) and disappointedly dumb about ladies, especially given what a badass Karen Allen was in the first film of the series. Also, it's a bad idea to eat those monkey brains, as Creutzfeldt-Jakob is a real possibility. All that aside, it's still a pretty good time. The show starts at midnight, tickets are $10 and are available online or at the door.
Unscripted Theater Company's DASH is a 'flash freeform' style improv show, which event organizers say is "faster-paced and more frenetic than other styles of improvisation." Expect to be asked for ideas and suggestions as the cast weaves games and scenes into a continuous hour-long show. According to Unscripted, this format allows "actors (to) make quick, bold choices" which brings "a level of spontaneity and playfulness that's downright exhilarating!" Head to Unscripted (on the second floor of 533 Sutter Street) at 10 PM for this Saturday's show. Tickets are $15 and are available here.
Sunday: Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade
Carnaval San Francisco runs all weekend (you can see a list of events here), but our pick is the Grand Parade, a walking, dancing, singing celebration of Latin American and Caribbean music and culture. Expect over 50 music and dance groups at the parade, which begins at 9:30 and runs from Bryant and 24th to 17th and Mission. Get in good with an apartment dweller along the route, watch from the sidelines, or, if you're fancy, shell out $30 for grandstand seating, complete with wine and snacks. After the parade, hit the free street festival on Harrison between 16th and 24th Streets, for streats, trinkets, and people-watching.