In the mood for some weird science, somewhere over the rainbow where the underground meets the overground? Or “garage” sounds of the most unexpected sort?

SFMOMA hosts a series of installations/events/concerts on Saturday, Jan. 9 -- an event that appears to be tapping into the same spirit as those experimental music/noise shows that used to happen nearby on Tehama alley at the old Clitstop space. The event: “The Hex Inverter and Kimber Lite and the Pipes” by Max Lawrence, a so-called mechanical mad scientist and “electric conductor.”

Set up in the SFMOMA Musem Garage windows between Minna and Natoma, Lawrence’s light orchestra -- made up of rewired toys and homemade synthesizers -- will look like a mural by day. Night, however, is a whole ‘nother story.

Word has it that the Philadelphia artist (who co-founded gallery and art collective Space 1026 and record label and publishing house Free News Projects) is harking back to the “lo-fi sentiments of the Chuck-E-Cheese band, executed with the homemade, maddening ingenuity of the Unabomber.” Swing by the reception for drinks, snacks, music by Baths and Double Brainbow -- and, one suspects, off-kilter fun for all.

“The Hex Inverter and Kimber Lite And The Pipes” opening reception happens Jan. 9, 5-7 p.m., at Natoma Alley off New Montgomery, SF. Look for three “secret shows” to happen at 5:30 and 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.