With spring officially upon us, and the rain mostly in the rearview mirror, you no longer have a healthy excuse to stay inside and lament the state of the world. So get out of your house, and check out some of the great events happening this week.


MOCKING A MOVIE: Stepping up to fill the void tragically left by the departure of Bad Movie Night at the now-closed Dark Room, comedians Nato Green, Kaseem Bentley, and Natasha Muse have teamed up with Alamo Drafthouse to provide a night of live-comedy and riffing on a mystery film. In the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000, the three comedians will crack jokes over a film while the audience, ideally, laughs it up. 2550 Mission Street (between 21st and 22nd), 8 p.m., $15

SLOW DANCING: If you're not feeling like sitting in a dark room tonight, how about slowly dancing in a semi-dark room? San Francisco legend DJ Primo hosts his well loved weekly slow jams dance party at The Makeout Room. Expect 60's soul music, and plenty of opportunities to dance cheek-to-cheek. 3225 22nd Street (between Mission and Bartlett Streets), 9:30 p.m., Free


BOOZY VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT: Like video games, beer, and winning money? Well then, Super Trashed Bros: Drunkathalon might just be for you. The video game tournament takes place at PianoFight and offers a $200 cash prize for the person that can navigate the (likely) arcane drinking rules. 144 Taylor Street (at Eddy Street), 7:30 p.m., $0 to $10

EMO DANCE PARTY: Get ready for some tears, as the Make Me A Mixtape Emo Dance Party at the Knockout brings the hits. With a solid selection of b-sides and rare vinyl, this is a good excuse to dance (or just sit silently, listening, scribbling in your journal) to some of your emo favorites. No judgement. 3223 Mission Street (at Valencia Street), 9 p.m., Free


COMEDIAN INTERVIEW: The very funny Maria Bamford is coming to the Nourse Theater for an evening of conversation with Jesse Thorn. Known for The Maria Bamford Show, her Comedy Central special, and a forthcoming Netflix show (Lady Dynamite), this provides a unique opportunity to hear Bamford discuss some of the issues — namely anxiety, OCD, and depression — that she has struggled with and how it has impacted her comedy. 275 Hayes Street (at Franklin Street), 7:30 p.m., $29

PURIM COSTUME PARTY: If you're looking for an excuse to don a costume and get wild, then one-time mayoral candidate Broke Ass Stuart has just the thing for you: Broke Ass Stuart's Crazy Fucking Purim Costume Party. The party takes place at Brick & Mortar, and is a raucous celebration of the Jewish holiday. Expect music, dancing, food, and drinks. Gentiles welcome. 1710 Mission Street (at Duboce Avenue), 8 p.m., $16.82 (in advance)


MODERN DANCE: Join the ODC dancers at YBCA for Dance Downtown, a collection of world premieres from the Mission District dance company and a co-commission from NY choreographer Kate Wear. Friday also happens to be LBGTQ night, so get to the pre-show lobby reception starting at 6:30 p.m. and celebrate. 701 Mission Street (at 3rd Street), 7:30 p.m., $25 to $80

DOCU-THEATER: With the death of Alex Nieto on everyone's mind, the multi-disciplinary docu-theater piece On the Hill exploring the implications of Nieto's death is extremely timely. Produced by Loco Bloco, and taking place at Brava Theater, the evening is sure to be a powerful one. 2781 24th Street (at York Street), 7 p.m., $10


OUTDOOR MOVIE: Start off the outdoor movie season with Proxy's Heart of a Dog. The "dream-like" film by the great Laurie Anderson is an artistic exploration of the creator's relationship with her dog, and (of course) dogs are welcome (there's even "dog friendly seating"). This is a great excuse to put down a blanket, and stretch out with your fuzzy friend. Also, if you don't have a dog, there's a 5 p.m to 7 p.m. meet and greet with adoptable dogs. 432 Octavia Street (at Linden Street), 7 p.m., Free

LATIN INDIE POP: Singer/songwriter Diana Gameros performs a night of indie pop inspired by both her Ciudad Juarez roots and her time in the Bay Area. Exploring her own journey as an immigrant through music, Gameros will perform with Patrick Wolff (clarinet, saxophone) and (Thomas Edler) at the Red Poppy Art House. 2698 Folsom Street (at 23rd), 7:30 p.m., $10 to $15


HUNKY JESUS: This Sunday is Easter, which of course means the Hunky Jesus and Easter bonnet contests hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Back at Golden Gate Park again this year, the 37th annual (very San Francisco) celebration of Easter is set to feature everything from a children's Easter egg hunt to the eponymous Hunky Jesus contest itself. This one is a no-brainer. Hellman Hollow (Golden Gate Park off John F Kennedy Drive), 11 a.m., Free

BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS: If half-naked men dressed as Jesus aren't your thing (see above), then why not do Sunday the old-fashioned way and bury your head in some bottomless mimosas. Dear Mom has just added the sure-to-get-your-head-fuzzy option to its brunch menu, and at $13 it's one of the better deals out there. So grab some friends, stumble on down, and tuck in. 2700 16th Street (at Harrison Street), 10 a.m., $13 (with food)