1. One of New York’s best outdoor summer music festivals begins today. Head to Prospect Park for the performances from BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!
2. Hear Bill Clinton and James Patterson speak at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts tonight. The duo teamed up for a new thriller novel.
3. Go see Hot Snakes perform at Bowery Ballroom tonight. Hear tunes from its first new album in 14 years, Jericho Sirens.
For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.