Cinco de Mayo is a magical, festive time. It’s an occasion where people, some of whom probably don’t know the significance of the day, will most likely celebrate by drinking a lot of cerveza and trying their damnedest not to offend anyone in the Hispanic community.
If you feel like celebrating this special day, here are 11 Cinco de Mayo-related events happening this weekend:
Cottonmouth Club will hook you up with $6 specialty cocktails all day long, including the “Maybe Memphis, Maybe Mexico” Spicy Paloma (Puebla Viejo Tequila, fresh lime, grapefruit soda, spicy stuff, and a pinch of salt).
Crystal Wall’s Mixfitz Studios will have a Cinco de Mayo edition of “Tipsy Trap Yoga,” from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The session will include a live DJ playing trap music and Selena, as well as complimentary Tito-ritas from Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
El Big Bad will open up its doors at 11 am with a full plate of goodies for young and old visitors: liquid nitrogen margaritas, live music, face painting, tequila sampling, a giveaway — and...a donkey.
El Patio (aka Club No Minors)’s featured Cinco drink will be the $7.75 blur margarita. There will also be an all-day happy hour, with $5 tamales and $6 chicken quesadillas and mini-ceviches. And for the dancing folk, there will be mariachis and a DJ.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is teaming up with Tequila Herradura and crystal manufacturer Baccarat in serving up a $100 Prime Margarita, with Tequila Herradura Seleccion Suprema and Grand Marniker Centenaire.
Hugo’s has a whole day planned, starting with a brunch buffet with food and drink demonstrations. Then, a happy hour with special prices on drinks with Suerte Tequila. Finally, there’s dinner service, complete with live music during the evening.
Molina’s Cantina will have $6 Molina Margaritas (agave tequila, Triple sec & lime juice, frozen or on the rocks) and $7 La Luna Azur (Dolce Vida organic tequila, blue curacao, agave nectar and a splash of soda) all day. Raise a glass to former first lady Barbara Bush, who was a frequent patron. Live music will also play from 6 to 10 pm.
Silver Street Studios will present “Cinco in the City,” featuring live painting from Gonzo247, regional cuisine from Monica Pope, a VIP lounge with Cheech Marin’s Tres Papalotes mescal, and an interactive Frida Kahlo exhibit for the kids. Event runs from 11 am to midnight.
The Address will throw a “Tacos and Tequila Fest” from 2 to 9 pm. A full food menu will be available, with $2 tacos and $5 Patron and Don Julio, along with live sounds from 97.9 The Box’s DJ Young Streetz x MC Kut.
The Cinco de Mayo Art Market is presented by Under the Radar Brewery, along with SHOP LOCAL Market and runs from 4 to 10 pm. Several local vendors (Labels Vintage, Pop Soap, Xocolla Chocolate) will be there, as well as the Deutscher Fleischwagen food truck.
“TIRRquila and Tacos” is a way to drink for a good cause. The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) will throw their party at The Owl Bar. From 2 to 5 pm, this event will offer margaritas and Mexican food. But it’s also a benefit for wheelchair sports camp Moran Camp Extreme, so you can feel good about your partying.