The Electric Zoo Festival
Aug. 29-31, 1 p.m.
Randall’s Island Park
The electronic music celebration returns for a fifth year, with 150,000 attendees expected. David Guetta, A-Trak, Knife Party and Dash Berlin are just some of the 125 acts performing rain or shine.
Michael Jackson Video Tribute Birthday Party
Aug. 29, 11:30 p.m.
61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg
Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf is on the decks for what would have been the King of Pop’s 56th birthday. Come dressed to impress and ready to dance — it’s the tribute he deserves.
Mötley Crüe RIP
Aug. 29, 7 p.m.
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh
The Crüe is finally calling it quits after 33 years of substance abuse, jail time and No. 1 records. Selling over 80 million albums in their lifetime, they’ve cleaned up their act, called on the only man who wears more makeup than them – Alice Cooper – and embarked on their final tour. Don’t miss it — even if the farewell turns out to be not as final as they claim.
The Last Daysof Folly
Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Madison Square Park
Before they leave the park on Sept. 7, the three outsize sculptures known as “Folly” will get quite a sendoff. The Broque Baroque Suite, a lantern dance based on an epic Hindu poem, Sofia Coppola choreographing a ballet troupe and more. Amid the performances will be a fashion show with outfits created by prestigious designers like Zac Posen and Cynthia Crowley.
‘Save the Humans’
Sept. 5, 8 p.m.
SPiN, 48 E. 23rd St.
SPiN is celebrating its fifth anniversary by inviting France’s Leny to take over the ping-pong party space with his “Save the Humans” installation, which combines nature and retro digital games to highlight environmental issues. Classic arcade games and live music are also on the agenda amid a “cacophony of pongmanship.” Get ready to be paddled.
Day Life Boat Party
Aug. 30, 1 p.m.
The Cabana (Marco Polo Cruises)
23rd Street Pier on the East River
Day Life has been heating things up this whole summer from beach parties to backyard parties to burlesque performances. Now they’re moving the party offshore, onboard a 300-passenger yacht with resident DJs BigVic, Edward Askew and DirtyBoogie spinning jams all night. Expect special guests and huge surprises throughout the night.
Aug. 31, 2 p.m.
Do or Dine
1108 Bedford Ave., Bed-Stuy
It’s beats meets treats at this backyard party featuring DJ Akalepse and partner in wax Still Life on the decks. Do or Dine chef Justin Warner curates three rounds of food and drinks paired with three DJ sets for a multisensory experience. Drink specials, food specials and tunes all day long.
Don’t know how to dance? You’ve found your people. Three 20-30 minute rounds of silly dances culminate in a final danceoff with bar tabs at stake.
Munch Around the Village Scavenger Hunt
Aug. 31, 1 p.m.
Do you like hunting for food, just not the kind with weapons? There’s no survival experience necessary to explore Greenwich Village while tracking down some of the best pizza, kebabs, cheese, cannolis, gelato and peanut butter in the city, sprinkled with stops at classic filming locations.
Aug. 31, 5 p.m.
793 Washington Ave., Crown Heights
On the eve of the West Indian Parade is the J’ouvert festival, celebrating the Caribbean emancipation from slavery. Dancing, singing, music and body art are part of the tradition — not to mention the food and drink. Your ticket to Tooker Alley scores you a plate of amazing Caribbean food and one of four specialty cocktails.
Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place
Kollaboration brings together the best Asian-American talent for a showcase competition. Six finalists, including pianist Musical Basics, beat boxer Sung Lee and the band Red Oak Lane, will hit the stage performing for judges including Ashok Kondabolu from Das Racist and Broadway actress Ali Ewoldt.
Aug. 30-31, Noon
136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
Wayne and Garth made their way from SNL to the big screen back in ’92, and now they’re coming to brunch. See Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as the two metalhead slackers while scarfing down eggs Benedict and mimosas. Party time! Excellent!