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Your Guide to the Guides: Cinco De Mayo

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Heading out for Cinco De Mayo? Here's your guide to the guides whether you want to eat, shoot tequila or catch a movie or show.

FOOD AND DRINK
Where Magazine has a really comprehensive list of places that are offering Cinco de Mayo specials. LA Weekly suggests that we should rename the holiday Comida de Mayo and has a list that makes the case. Broke Girls Guide will help you celebrate the holiday on a budget. If you feel like eating Mexican food on the cheap, you could do worse than checking out the winners of this year's Taco Madness. You can enjoy a Cinco de Mayo-themed pub crawl in Santa Monica. Taste Terminal throws a Derby Day-related event into its mix of Cinco De Mayo list.

And remember don't drink and drive, because drinking and driving is always a bad idea but also because the LAPD is going to be out in full force tonight. Here are some of the announced DUI checkpoints. If you don't have a designated driver, you can always stay at home and make your own cocktails with these recipes from Refinery 29.

PERFORMANCE
CBS Los Angeles has a round-up of all the festivals going on for Cinco de Mayo from Broadway in downtown to Santa Ana. Jack FM has its own list of festivals around town and so does About.com.

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Los Lobos, -X-, Mariachi El Bronx and Neko Case are playing at the Greek Theatre tonight at 6 pm, and you can buy tickets here. Cinefamily is hosting Cinefamily de Mayo, which includes Mexican (and Mexican-inspired) movies including Aventurera, Revenge of the Punks and even the Three Caballeros. The event kicks off at 3:30 pm.

HISTORY
Oh and here are a few pictures showing how Los Angeles used to celebrate Cinco De Mayo.

Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments.