Welcome to May.
And welcome to a week that includes gallery stops, creative golfing, and a music legend.
IDADA First Friday
Events at the monthly gallery crawl includes “Showing Hope, a multi-artist show at the Athenaeum Artspace focused on domestic violence, Amy Pleasant’s “Parts and Pieces” at iMOCA at City Way, and the Herron Thesis Show at Indy Indie Artist Colony.
May 6 Various locations Details
Mini Golf at the IMA
It’s not a new concept—but it can be a fun one when artists are assigned to design miniature-golf holes. The temporary set-up at the IMA looks at the history and culture of Indiana include holds inspired by Kurt Vonnegut, Pres. Benjamin Harrison, and puzzlemaster Will Shortz. Playing through the challenging course is free with museum admission.
May 5-Oct. 30 Indianapolis Museum of Art Details
In his 92nd year, the pianist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra ISO for a concert that includes Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 2,” Brahms’ “Tragic Overture” and Schumann’s “Symphony No. 2.”
May 5, 7, 8 Hilbert Circle Theatre and Palladium Details
Also this week
Tube Factory, the new home base for Big Car Gallery, opens May 6.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic take over the Vogue May 6.
Marlon Wayans entertains at the Egyptian Room May 8.
Indiana Humanities throws an Indy 500 Porch Party Poetry Reading May 6 at the Meredith Nicholson House. The Arts council hosts one the same evening at Gallery 924.
Jason Danieley—who some may remember from the IBJ A&E Road Trip to Chicago to see “Sunday in the Park with George”—brings his solo act to the Cabaret at the Columbia Club May 6-7.