Mountain Mayhem: Mardi Squaw
Tahoe heats up with a Mardi Gras fest including Burning Man DJs, a silent disco, and a pre-party on the sun deck.
Long weekend: Kick off Tahoe's week-long SnowFest with nighttime parties and a torchlight parade down Squaw on Friday.
Sat 9p. Squaw Valley Olympic House, 1960 Squaw Valley Rd., Olympic Valley. $15-25 here.
Nearby: Fireside Pizza Co; Auld Dubliner Irish Pub; KT Base Bar
Filthy Flicks: Dan Savage's HUMP! Tour
The Savage Love columnist challenges his listeners to submit their own "dirty" five-minute films for a chance at cash prizes.
What to expect: Take a sneak peek at last year's highlights here (borderline NSFW).
Fri-Sat. Roxie Theater, 3117 16th St., The Mission. $20 here.
Nearby: Double Dutch; The Monk's Kettle; Elbo Room
Warehouse Party: Skeeball Rolldown Throwdown
Join skeeball champ Joey the Cat for an evening of free games, happy hour drink specials, and Noise Pop ticket giveaways.
Movie night: Stick around for an interactive screening of The Kissinger Twins' Cinematic Labyrinths at 9p.
Fri 5-7:30p. The NWBLK, 1999 Bryant St., The Mission. Free with RSVP.
Nearby: Southern Pacific Brewery; Asiento; Mission Bowling Club
Glow in the Dark: The Neon Run 5K
Race through glowing water, laser light shows, and fog for a full-sensory fun run.
Afterparty: Past the finish line, runners will dance and drink under electrifying black lights.
Sat 7p. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. $49 here.
Nearby: Nonni's Bistro; Oasis Grille & Bar; Locanta Mediterranean Grill & Bar