Now that we're entering the balmy days of summer, we Gothamites deserve outdoor festivals, right? Still no word about All Points West, so we might have to make due with Rock the Bells, River to River, and this one-day, two-stage mini-fest. The big attraction today is Girl Talk, who'll pull half the crowd onstage while mashing up classic rock and rap, but this is also a chance to see Big Boi (who does Outkast songs in his set) as well as indie-rap smarties Das Racist and a DJ set from Passion Pit. The fest will also offer beer-pong, ping-pong, volleyball, and basketball, but organizers have warned concertgoers to leave their explosives, umbrellas, and nunchucks at home.
Sat., June 18, noon, 2011