The museum's weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
David Wingo is best known for his evocative film scores for David Gordon Green and Jeff Nichols (most recently Mud), but his band Ola Podrida is cinematic in its own way. April’s Ghosts Go Blind (Western Vinyl) embellishes an indie-rock script with grand pop gestures. Dave Fera opens at Circle Bar. Fri. May 24
The unpronounceable punky dance-funk outfit — most commonly dubbed “Chk Chk Chk” — explodes past its gimmicky namesake with its eccentric discotheque, most recently on April’s THR!!!LER (Warp). In the band’s first release since 2010, !!! returns with lean dance-pop, house-inspired club rockers, and its signature offbeat space-funk. At Tipitina’s. Fri. May 24
The nonprofit chamber music society spreads its wings in 2013, holding an intimate “backstage” artist conversation with WWNO’s Gwen Thompkins, a nocturnal Steve Reich and J. S. Bach double-header, a temporal mentors-and-masters showcase and a gala finale scored by Mozart, Ravel and Brahms. Visit www.birdfootcmf.org for performers, venues and show times. May 21-25
The miniature golf course opens its doors, and the first 150 patrons get refreshments and a chance to win prizes. 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Your favorite R&B, rock, pop hits! FREE
The showcase rotates TNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid Time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and Tami and The Language. Tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday.
The event features 20 local, emerging artists in an interdisciplinary showcase that includes a pop-up art gallery, music performances, fashion shows, performing arts, a DJ and more. Visit www.rawartists.org/neworleans for details. Admission $10. 7 p.m.