Your Guide to the Guides: Cinco De Mayo
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.
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.
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.
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.