Rock lighting pioneer Joshua White brings his psychedelic light displays to NYU's Skirball Center to enhance live performances from equally renowned musicians. White's iconic projections have been heightening the live music since the late sixties, when he was a mainstay at Bill Graham's Fillmore East and other legendary rock festivals, providing inspired backdrops to legendary performances by the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and The Who.

This weekend The Joshua Light Show adds visual accompaniment to sets from performers and innovators like Terry Riley, as well as relative newcomers Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden, known to most as MGMT. Sadly, tickets for tonight's late show with Lou Reed have sold out, but tickets are available for all other performances online through the Skirball Center or by phone through the box office.

Also this weekend:

Tonight marks Mean Red's last lobster and beer cruise of the summer, and we highly recommend hopping aboard the Clipper City, America's largest operating tallship. This odyssey ain't cheap, but for $90 you get a stunning two hour sunset cruise to the Statue of Liberty on a giant cargo schooner built to Civil War-era specifications. And as you enjoy the view, you'll be inhaling unlimited lobster from the Red Hook Lobster Pound and as much cold beer from Sixpoint as you can handle without falling overboard. The weather looks promising, so if you don't have plans tonight, maybe it's time to sail away.

Most New Yorkers may not be able to experience the harvest first-hand, but we should revel in nature's bounty all the same! This Sunday, celebrate the king of crops in the county of Kings at the first ever Kings County Corn Bowl in the backyard at t.b.d Brooklyn. "Rock out with your cornstalk out" to the sounds of Brooklyn's The Sundelles, toss a beanbag with Five Hole Cornhole or nosh on corn-centric dishes prepared for the corn cookoff. Brooklyn Star will also be on hand serving chicken & waffle cones and of course lots of drink options are available for purchase at the bar. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 the door with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Food Bank For New York City.


If the idea of 300 different beers at your fingertips doesn't have you salivating at your handlebars, maybe bicycle valets, barbeque, and (probably) your last chance to enjoy outside movies will. On Saturday, Bike-In Movies returns with a free screening of Shut Up and Play the Hits—a new concert documentary covering the final performance of LCD Soundsystem—at The Well in Bushwick from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Before the film starts, rock out to a pre-show DJ set from Dubspot. Saddle up and take advantage of your last chance to pretend it's still summer.

Additional newsletter contributions by John Del Signore and Anne Saunders.