From the Apron Gala to the highly anticipated Rolling Stones concert, here are five can't-miss events happening throughout May.
Eat and drink your way through the North Market at its 19th annual spring gala, which promises to be one of the best in recent memory. Expect fresh fare from market vets and newcomers such as Hot Chicken Takeover, Stauf's Coffee Roasters, Destination Donuts and Little Eater.northmarket.comThe Rolling Stones
The band (pictured here; you might recognize some of them) and its music speak for themselves. You don't need us to tell you this is the concert of the decade. You'll be telling the grandkids about the night the Stones blew the laces off the Shoe.ohiostatebuckeyes.comDavid Rogers' Big Bugs
May 16 to Sept. 27
The size of these bugs might be the stuff of nightmares (a 7-foot-long ladybug!), but their artistry will have you changing your tune in no time. Rogers' sculptures, coming to Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, have been touring botanical gardens and arboretums across the country since 2004, and they can still teach us a thing or two about beauty and the importance of conservation.fpconservatory.orgNicole Gordon and Eleanor Spiess-Ferris
May 28 to July 18
If you haven't yet made it to Angela Meleca Gallery to experience the contemporary fine art lining the walls, now's your chance: Gordon and Spiess-Ferris' other-worldly oil and gouache paintings beckon for a second glance. Their dark tones and intricate detail draw you in to tell their stories.angelamelecagallery.comThe 400 Market's Summer Season Kick-Off
After a long winter, the 400 Market welcomes its farmers back for the summer season. Head to 400 West Rich between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to find a mix of old and new vendors selling fresh veggies, baked goods, handcrafted artworks and more. While you're there, wander the open artist studios and sample fare from local food trucks.400westrich.com