Pier 84; 8/8 at 6 p.m.; Hudson River at W. 44th St.
Howling, irreverent guitar rock that, if it weren’t steeped in blue-collar ephemera, would threaten to veer into emo territory. Feel the wind rush through your hair (but not your wallets!) when you see them for free with Ducktails and Juan Wauters with Carmelle.
Summer Splash Concert Series
Luxury Infinity Yacht, Pier 40; 8/8 at 8 p.m.; 353 West St., at Houston St.
For those who get a kick out of saying "I'm on a boat!" this concert series is for you. Presented by SOB's, the upcoming roster: Los Amigos Invisibles on 8/8, Elle Varner on 8/30, and more.
Select Summer Fridays
Le Bain; 8/9 from 3 p.m. until sunset; the Standard Hotel, 848 Washington St., nr. 13th St.; 212-645-4646
For shaking it up-top, the views don’t get better than the debauchery at the bi-level rooftop club Le Bain at the Standard Hotel. The glass-walled downstairs and a faux-grass-covered rooftop host events like Jules Kim's & Katie Longmyer's sweaty shindig, this Friday welcoming D.J. Justin Strauss.
The Do Over
Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club; 8/11 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.; 89 South St., North side of Pier 17, nr. Beekman St.; 212-896-4600
The global dance phenomenon comes to the South Street Seaport with an "all-star lineup of special mystery guests." Free with RSVP. And the views here can't be beat.
Paul Van Dyk
Governors Beach Club; 8/11 at 6 p.m.; Governors Island
Ferries leave every fifteen minutes to take you to the Isle of Trance, where the German Grammy-winning electronic-dance-music D.J. will be making waves. VIP table reservations available. Bottle service on the beach!
Riverflicks: Pitch Perfect
Pier 63, Hudson River Park; 8/14 at dusk; W. 23rd St. and West St.
Okay, not really a show, but musical enough, with free popcorn. And exactly the right kind of film that you want to watch outdoors in August—plus, if you haven’t seen it, it’s high time you got aboard the Rebel Wilson Appreciation Bus. (You’re a year late.)
Huey Lewis and the News
Coney Island; 8/15 at 7 p.m.; West 21st Street and Surf Avenue
Stipulated: They were never hip—really no more than a bar band that blew up. Also stipulated: If you’re over 35, you know that in 1984 you could not get into a car without hearing a song from Sports. You will enjoy this 30th-anniversary gig, possibly in spite of yourself.