Tonight's best parties and nightlife events

Girl Talk

Girl Talk Photograph: J. Caldwell

The Governors Ball
This outdoor megaparty on Governors Island features an all-star lineup on two stages, with Girl Talk in the headline slot.

D20 Burlesque: I Can Has Internet Meme
D20 Burlesque puts on a show themed around gaming and online culture, at Parkside Lounge.

Motion: Tom Stephan + That Kid Chris
Tonight's District 36 big-timer is Tom "Superchumbo" Stephan, the master of twisted house rhythms.

Tonight's best free party:

The Books + Junip + Doveman
NYC duo the Books combines found art, electronic music and acoustic folk, performing on cello and guitar at the Prospect Park Bandshell.

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