High Noon Saloon, 9 pm
Vancouver's Ladyhawk laze through an amiable indie repertoire that bears the mark of grunge. Foo Fighter fans take note. Shazy Hade and Sleeping in the Aviary open.
Wisconsin Historical Museum, noon
Jazz Appreciation Month has been federally sanctioned since 2002, and the Madison Jazz Society has films, concerts and talks planned all around town. The series kicks off with Schmitz discussing "Women in Jazz."
Watrous Gallery in the Overture Center, through May 20
In this exhibition, a painter (Milwaukee's David Lenz), a photographer (Madison's Tom Jones) and photographers (Manitowoc's Julie Lindemann and John Shimon) reflect on Wisconsin farmers and rural communities. Jones explores his Ho-Chunk heritage, Lindemann and Shimon focus on dairy farmers, and Lenz chronicles a farm family's daily life in Sauk County.
King Club, 9 pm
Theatrical rockers Humanwine bounce from clanging sociopolitical cabaret to earthy Gypsy music to arty pieces that pulse with punky energy. Percussionist Viglione comes from the popular cabaret-punk duo the Dresden Dolls. The Scapulars, Screamin' Cyn Cyn & the Pons, and Downtown Brown open.
Loft in the Lussier Teen Center, 6 pm
The popular Christian metal-core dudes boast both a crazed growler and a boyish keener. Wonder if that means the Dark One is still battling for dominion over their immortal souls. Calico System, A Day to Remember and Oregon Falls open.
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, noon
The retired history professor from Washington & Lee University discusses the post-World War II Marshall Plan -- which provided aid to war-ravaged Europe -- and imagines how it might be used today, particularly in Iraq.
Brink Lounge, 7 pm
Local environmental and progressive organizations sponsor this party to help activists forget about the world's problems for one night. Greg Winkler and Alexander Merrick & Brown provide the music as you party hardy with Progressive Dane, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin and others.