1. Cash for Gold Release Party
May 7, 10 p.m. THE TIME IN NOW! Oreo Jones’ long-anticipated LP Cash For Gold drops on vinyl and tape next week but he’s celebrating the release with a party this weekend at Pioneer. The show features Show You Suck, Metavari, Hoops, Action Jackson and a SUPER SECRET surprise guest. We love super secret surprise guests.
Pioneer, 1110 Shelby St., $5, 21+
May 6, 7-11 p.m. Totally rad exhibit alert. Sugarmann is known for his large scale work with cars. The People’s 500 is a representation of the personal connection between Indy 500 fans and the sacred track. Sugarmann chose 100 residents of the Indianapolis community to drive two laps in a pace car, combined the car ran a full race between all 100 drivers. Sugarmann then photographed and interviewed each driver for a video installation and the large scale photos.
Tube Factory, 1125 Cruft St. FREE, all-ages
May 6, 9 p.m. It's fucking George Clinton, yo!
The Vogue, 6259 N. College Ave., prices vary, 21+
4. 1-UP Show
May 6, 6-10 p.m. It’s a one night show that’s entirely about arcade and video games. Yup, 17 midwest artists will show off their work. Artists include: Aerosoul, Carlos Cazares Torres, Dan Cents, Mike Graves, Mallory Hodgkin, Martin Kuntz, Jake Lee, Jeremy Price, Ronlewhorn, AJ Rebecchi, Jason Rowland, Dominic Senibaldi, Bruce Snow, They, Tristan Thompson, Corey Zeigert, and William Denton Ray.
Primary Gallery, 1043 Virginia Ave., FREE, all-ages
May, 7, 7:30 p.m. A bunch of local musicians gather to pay tribute to the beloved Purple One. This event is freeeee and features Clint Breeze, Metric Units, BYBYE, Party Lines, MK-II, Tyler Rader and Friends, JO Universal, Nate, DJ Little Town, and a bunch more to be added. Don’t be surprised if this night ends in a gigantic jam sesh.
State Street Pub, 243 N. State Ave., FREE, 21+
May 6, 6-10 p.m. Indy arts forefather, Philip Campbell, brings his art to the Harrison Center. "The Dubious Lives of Ordinary Men might be seen of the passing of the torch in a way, from the artist-run-spaces and art galleries that dominated the scene in the '90s and '00s to the arts nonprofits that dominate the scene today. In any case, Campbell's positive experiences at iMOCA and Harrison (both nonprofits) are the fruits of a vibrant Indy arts culture that Campbell helped to create."
May 6, 6-9 p.m. I love porches and I love parties so obviously this is a favorite of mine. The Indy Arts Council plays host during Gallery 924’s opening reception for "Kristy Hughes: Seeing is Forgetting." There will be food samples, live music from The Circle City Deacons and A PORCH! Be there.
Arts Council, 924 N. Pennsylvania St., FREE, all-ages
May 6, 7:30 p.m.; 9:30 p.m. “What I really wanted to expand on with Providence was exploring more of my influences outside of the traditional jazz world. When I released my first album Green I was fresh out of music school so there were all these walls built up around me as far as songwriting and improvising went. I had a lot of uncertainty regarding things like ‘Is this song too simple?’ and ‘Does this solo have enough of the jazz language in it?’ Then I realized that all these amazing concepts I learned in school and all the great solos I transcribed were just guidelines to help in the process of finding my own voice and the way in which I used this information is up to me."
The Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave, $12, 21+
May 6, 6-8 p.m. Fresh off his rad performance as emcee for Indiana's Next Hop Model, Hinchcliffe heads to Flat12 to release collab beer The Bricks —a brick red IPA brewed in honor of 100 years of racing in Indy.
Flat 12 Bierwerks, 414 N. Dorman St., FREE, 21+
May 6-8, times vary. "Any show that includes a stuffed-animal orgy has got to get all kinds of props." —Lisa Gauthier Mitchison
Theatre on the Square, 627 Massachusetts Ave, $15-20, all-ages