We’re all bummed that it’s August, what with its undercurrent of the death of summer always haunting it. You can either mope about it or you can grab the remaining days of summer and shake the fun out of them. One place to start? The Out in the Streets Festival, a 2-day music festival this weekend that’s going down right in our backyard (well, Ridgewood technically) with some of Brooklyn’s best bands, free beer each day and possibly a kiddie pool. Oh hey, everyone loves pools, kiddie or Olympic-sized.
It all goes down Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18, from 1pm to 9pm each day. Why bitch and moan that you missed Lollapalooza when it would have been super expensive to go? Especially when you can pay 20 bucks and enjoy two days in the yard at the Vander Ende – Onderdonk House, one of the oldest houses in the city? You won’t need to leave for food, with food trucks Kimchi Taco and Palenque Arepas providing sustenance and Andy’s Ices providing desert. If you get there early each day, you can take advantage of the Narragansett-sponsored open bar, where the genial brewery will be giving away summer ale from 2pm to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.
And you’ll want to get there early, especially since there’s a killer lineup, from Dan Deacon-approved Pictureplane, bleep bloop mastermind Dan Friel, rock lifers Wild Yaks and doo wop weirdos Ava Luna all helping you forget that Labor Day is just two weeks away and you’re secretly very very sad inside. In addition to the music, there’ll be a number of art installations from Bushwick artists for you to check out if you want to wander away from the tunes for a little while. Also, a pop-up shop for you to buy Out in the Streets swag like t-shirts, that, much like shirts from a bigger festival, you’ll find are mostly worn by people you have sex with and need to give a shirt to the next day. And you can always use another one of those, right? Right.
Out in the Streets Music and Arts Fest 2013, Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18, 1pm – 9pm, Vander Ende – Onderdonk House, 1820 Flushing Avenue, $15 Saturday/$12 Sunday/$20 both days