Off the Grid
What: A nine-film marathon of some of the late, great actor's best work.
Where: Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street (between Van Ness & Franklin)
When: All day Saturday and Sunday (Full schedule here)
Why: Sometimes, the recently deceased get undue amounts of praise. Philip Seymour Hoffman is not one of those people.
What: Two legendary dance DJ's throw down in two rooms, while the loft upstairs displays local talent including Ghosts on Tape, Shawn Reynaldo, and others.
Where: Public Works SF
When: Saturday 7 pm to Sunday 3:30 am
Cost: $18 pre-sale, $20+ at the door
Why: With more than 50 years of DJ experience between these two guys, the show won't dissapoint.
What: Crazies dress up like crazy people. Then they jump in the Bay.
Where: Aquatic Park at Van Ness
When: Saturday. 5k registration begins at 8:30 am, 5k starts at 9 am. Plunge registration starts at 11 am, and the Plunge occurs at noon.
Cost: Free to watch. $45 minimum for the 5k. $125 to freeze yourself.
Why: Because it's for a good cause. Plus jumping into the Bay.
What: An Olympic-themed costume contest featuring ice luge shots, jello shots, and a Jenga competition. With shots.
Where: Kezar Pub, 770 Stanyan St.
When: Friday, 7 pm to Saturday 2 am
Why: Because Olympic fever is fun. Adding costumes and liquor is even better.