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Austin Saturday, May 20 Events

Old Gruene Market Days
Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items collectibles and packaged Texas foods in the Gruene Historic District. Time: 10am-5pm. Location: Gruene Historic District, Gruene TX. Call 830-832-1721 for more details.

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships
The Pun-Off attracts contestants from throughout the U.S. and is open to 32 "punslingers" in two categories of competition: "Punniest of Show" and "High-Lies & Low-Puns." This annual irreverent assault on the English language annually lures both veteran verbivores and naive neophytes for verbal jousting. Location: O. Henry Museum, 5th and Neches. Call 512-472-1903 for more details.

Over + Over: Passion for Process
Ordinary materials—from paper cups and pencil stubs to tires, twist ties and playing cards—are transformed by a dozen artists into extraordinary art. As the digitized image on the plasma screen becomes the ubiquitous means of communication, and the keyboard supplants the hand, a number of artists are turning to traditional hobbies and craft expressions as foundations for their art. Their manual work includes meticulous hand beading, sewing, quilting, silhouette cutting, collaging and collecting. Informed by process art of the 1970s, and attached to the grid that has organized much of the art of the last fifty years, these artists are reenacting some of the tenets of the Arts and Crafts movement of a hundred years ago. Location: Austin Museum of Arts Downtown. Call 512-495-9224 for more info.

Bat Watching
The 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats that live beneath the Congress Avenue Bridge take flight in a mass exodus each night at dusk. Located at Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St. Austin, TX 78704.

Shear Madness. The longest-running comedy in ZACH's history returns in an all-new production! It's murder among the curlers in this hilarious whodunit where you play armchair detective, uncover the secrets, and help an outrageous cast of characters solve the crime amidst a trendy Austin hair salon. Location: Zachary Scott Theater
Call 512-476-0541.

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