Cinco de Mayo: 5 Events in the LA area


My, oh, Mayo. How is it May already? May brings flowers, graduations, mother’s day, and margaritas! While the actual purpose of Cinco de Mayo is to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French occupation in 1862 (which is considered a huge part of the success of the American Civil War). This loosely translates into the celebration of Mexican heritage in the United States. In the LA area there are lots of festivities going on. So why not partake in the celebrations… 1) Fiesta Broadway, Sunday, May 8, 11 am - 6 pm, FREE A mile-long street fair with music, games and vendor booths in downtown LA from Broadway from 1st to Olympic, in downtown Los Angeles.

2) 3rd Street Farmer’s Market, Thursday, May 5, 12pm - 9pm, FREE

While you are out enjoying the sunshine and market vendors, you can also enjoy the sounds of Orquesta Charangoa, Ellas Son 3) Lucha VaVoom at the Mayan Theater, Thursday, May 5, 8pm, $45 A crazy Mexican combination of acrobatic masked wrestlers, burlesque, striptease and comedy--leave the kids at home! The touring show is stopping in Los Angeles for just one night on Cinco de Mayo. This is a show you won’t forget. 4) Gilbert Esquivel @ Ice House, Thursday, May 5, 8pm, $15 Get your laugh on with a free comedy show with Mexican comedian Gilbert Esquivel. 5) Calexico @ The Echoplex, Thursday, May 5, 8pm, $20 For $20, you can listen to the sounds of Calexico, Mariachi Luz de Luna, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta HAVE FUN AND PLEASE DON'T DRIN AND DRIVE!      

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