Top 5 for May

Columbus Monthly Staff

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls: May 27

You can callFrank Turneran acoustic punk singer-songwriter all you want, but what that really means is he's making modern-day drinking songs. The Brit is a workingman's singer, a street-life poet, a purveyor of wisdom and inspiration-and one helluva rousing, raucous performer. With his band the Sleeping Souls, Turner visits the Newport Music Hall in support of a new CD, Positive Songs for Negative People.

Origami in the Garden: May 21–Nov. 13

The Japanese art of paper folding turns life-size in artist Kevin Box's Origami in the Garden, an exhibition of astounding proportions at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Featuring 12 sculptures, each beginning as a piece of paper, the exhibit captures the intricacies of the craft and the ingenuity of the artist. Compositions include Box's own works and collaborations with other origami pros.

Columbus Startup Week: May 2–6

Sharpen your entrepreneurial skills at Columbus Startup Week, five days of free sessions that cover everything from analytics and social enterprises to angel funding and work-life balance. The conference-a program of Seattle-based Techstars that debuted in Columbus last year, thanks to lead sponsor JPMorgan Chase-includes an impressive lineup of speakers, such as John Lowe of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Ryan Vesler of Homage and Sean Lane of

Fetch a Friend Adopt-a-thon: May 14–15

Meet hundreds of adoptable pets at the second annual Fetch a Friend Adopt-a-thon at the Ohio Expo Center. Hosted by SAVE Ohio Pets, the two-day event will help find homes for dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, rats and other animals from more than 50 rescue centers and shelters around Central Ohio. You just might find your new best friend.

Eagles of Death Metal: May 28

After last year's tragedy at the Eagles of Death Metal show in Paris-and a subsequent performance for survivors of the ISIS attack in the French capital-the band hit the road in North America with renewed fervor. The carnival of punk riffs, over-the-top falsettos and glam-rock decadence hits the Newport Music Hall late this month.