A series of temples for incivil rites, including public urination, alcohol consumption, unauthorized vending, and sound disturbances. These illicit street activities occur around or despite civil ordinances to make the street attractive to private investment and tourist industries. In doing so the activities resist such projects of urban beautification and governance. That is, they enact glimmers of the street's utopian potential, its evasion of techniques of control and prediction. Our theater-temples ritualize the performance of these incivil rites to “make real a space that before the rite was not.” This may unfold through sequences of specialized spaces for ritual actions, either physically contiguous or dispersed around the city—inviting, breeding, hosting, and ultimately changing the status of incivil acts.