It’s the last full weekend in September and there’s plenty of great-sounding ways to celebrate. Here’s a few ideas:
Pina: The 418 Project on Friday night hosts a screening of the documentary “Pina,” which focuses on choreographer Pina Baush. The screening starts at 8 p.m. accompanied by free popcorn and will be followed with a dance party at 10 p.m. featuring DJ Daniel Mollner. Admission is a suggested $10 to $20, with all proceeds benefitting the 418 Project.
fashionART: The annual fashion and art extravaganza returns to the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Saturday night with a full slate of innovative and artistic fashion designs. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23 general and $34.50 reserved. A Trunk Show will be open for shopping in the Civic Auditorium parking lot from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Improv!: Local improv troupe the Improverts return to the Broadway Playhouse Friday night at 8 p.m.
More Improv: Loose Cannon Theater brings its latest improv show “Fall in for Fun” to the Broadway Playhouse Saturday night starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door or online.
Pop-Up Museum: The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History presents another of its pop-up museum series Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. in the Comerica Bank parking lot, 25 River St., Santa Cruz. The event will celebrate China Town History in connection with museum’s ongoing “Santa Cruz is in the Heart” exhibition.
Imagine’s 2nd Annual Short Film Festival: This film festival and fundraiser will feature 14 submitted by the Imagine Supported Living Service Community. There will also be food and drinks. The Museum of Art and History hosts the festival Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested $10 or $15.
Infinity and Chashu Ramen: The Rio Theater hosts a screening of the film “Infinity and Chashu Ramen,” which brings together six seemingly unrelated stories ranging from “ a son dealing with his troubled father, to a couple reuniting after 20 years to kids waiting in line to see a movie. ” The screening is a fundraiser for the Japanese Cultural Fair of Santa Cruz and begins at 1:30 p.m. The short film “The Virtues of Corned Beef Hash” will be shown first, and the films will be followed by a Q-and-A session with the cast and crew. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the dat of the show.
This is the Way: Local playwright and actor Steve Caposso unveils his one-man show “This is the Way” Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at Center Stage Theater, 1001 Center St. The play will also be shown next weekend.
Kidrageous Carnival: The 15th annual Kidrageous Carnival will be held Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at Watsonville City Plaza. The event raises money for Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services.
Lucha Libre: The Felix Kulpa Gallery hosts a free outdoor screening of the documentary “Lucha Libre” Friday night at 8 p.m. at 107 Elm St. Bring chairs and blankets.
Radical Reels Film Fest: The Radical Reels Film tour returns to the Rio Saturday at 8 p.m. with a full slate of films about skiing, biking, riding, and paddling. Tickets are $16,
Sausage Fest: Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery presents its 7th annual SausageFest on the West Side Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. The event features pours from a number of local breweries, tasty eats from El Salchichero, Corralitos Market and Freedom Meats and the music stylings of San Francisco’s punk polka band, Polkacide.
Midnight Movies: The Del Mar Theater’s popular midnight movie series returns Friday night with a showing of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” which will also run on Saturday night. The theater is also introducing a new late-night movie series that begins this weekend with “V/H/S 2″ at 11:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Michael Hurley: American singer and guitarist performs at the Crepe Place Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Flamenco Festival: The Bay Area Flamenco Festival presents David Serva and friends Friday night at 8 p.m. Serva will be joined by a group of Gypsy musicians and dancers from Spain. General admission is $25.