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What's Happening in the ATX this May

Art by Laura Latimer, a featured artist on the 2017 West Austin Studio Tour.

Summer is quickly arriving and with it the familiar buzz of activity around Austin. The first week was already hopping with multiple festivals, concerts, and other exciting events. If you missed out, don't worry! There's always something to do to keep the boredom at bay. Thanks to the new city tourism website Visit Austin, here is a list of just a few of the upcoming dates to circle on your calendar...

5/12/17 - 5/21/17 Austin Fashion Week Locations around Austin Austin Fashion Week showcases the work of fashion designers, photographers, hair stylists, makeup artists and models from around the state of Texas with over a hundred including runway shows, designer meet-and-greets, themed parties and benefits for Austin non-profits.

5/13/17 O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships Brush Square Park The O. Henry Museum's 40th annual Pun-Off is Austin's punniest event by far. 64 punsters will go head-to-head in this humorous wordplay competition, taking place in the backyard of Austin author William Sydney Porter's (also known as O. Henry) historic home.

5/13/17 Maifest Austin Saengerrunde and Scholz Garten TX German Bier Festival hosts this annual festival celebrating German heritage (and food) in Texas. Enjoy special tastings from Texas craft brewers, a community cookout and plenty of fun. Live music, dancing and local vendors will round out the event.

5/13/17 - 5/14/17 and 5/20/17 - 5/21/17 West Austin Studio Tour Across West Austin The West Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour that celebrates Austin's talented and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists' tools, techniques and inspirations, explore galleries and a variety of exhibitions, and immerse themselves in the arts and local business communities.

5/20/17 Ney Day Elisabet Ney Museum Celebrate Austin-based artist Elisabet Ney and her inspirational legacy at the fifth annual Ney Day. The Elisabet Ney Musuem, located in the artist's historic Hyde Park studio, will host live music, food trucks, art demos, kid-friendly craft making and more.

5/20/17 - 5/21/17 Renegade Craft Fair Fair Market Celebrate Austin's creative spirit at this annual market and craft fair. Shop independent makers and local vendors, enjoy food truck fare and craft libations, and rock to hand picked DJ sets from Waterloo Records.

5/28/17 Jazz Blues Soul Millennium Youth Entertainment Complex Join the Austin Area Jazz Fest for a celebration of music, culture, diversity and the arts. This year, the Jazz Blues Soul concert will showcase NeoSoul & R&B artists, Kindred The Family Soul, Grammy nominated saxophonist and flautist, Najee and Blues/Soul & R&B Legend, Betty Wright.

5/29/17 Life Time Tri CapTex Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin The Life Time triathlon attracts all levels of athletes from top ranked professionals to first-time triathletes. The event includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship, sprint and international distances, First Tri distance and sprint and international distance relays.

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