Tequila, tacos, maybe some more tequila—these are but some of the tasty aspects of the quickly-approaching Cinco de Mayo. If you're lucky enough to spend this fifth of May in Sacramento, there's also comedy, music, and more to make your Cinco de Mayo celebration a festive one. In addition to the events below, find even more in Sacramento365.com's Holiday Events section. Laugh a lot: Sacramento Cinco de Mayo Festival: Sleep Train Arena; Sun 6pm Enjoy non-stop laughter on stage with the Latin Stars of Comedy, row after row of low rider cars on display, and Latin All-Stars Band playing all your favorite songs non-stop live. Cinco de Mayo Comedy Jam: Punch Line Comedy Club; Sun 7pm Come c
Three words: Just. Plain. Filthy. Gritty, guttural, bluesy, primal, loud, and sleazily beautiful, the Black Keys are a bullet train straight backward to the roots of rock and roll – but it’s hard to contend that they are in any way a benchmark of where rock and roll is right now. To examine some of the top grossing arena rock acts of the day (Foo Fighters, Springsteen, DMB, U2, Coldplay, and I must begrudgingly include Nickelback), rock and roll played the way the Keys play it just isn’t the type of blissful sludge that you would expect could usher in such a large and raucous crowd to a venue the size of Power Balance Pavilion. What Dan Auerbach, Patrick Carney and friends proved on Cin
Sacramento’s Cinco de Mayo celebrations branch out this year with Mexican music, tequila tastings, full-on fiestas, of course the requisite drinking & dancing events, and even a few options for the non-drinking crowd. In addition to the events included in this article, discover even more options in the round up below, and don’t forget to head over to Sacramento365.com's Holiday Event section to check out the whole shebang. Ay-yi-yi! Foodie focus: 5th Annual Tequila Festival: Zocalo, Thurs 6pm-9pm This year features six different tequila distilleries: Siete Leguas, Herencia Mexicana, Fortaleza, Avion, Seleccion, and Tres Agaves. Hosted by Joe Anthony, Jimmy, and Ernesto. And, for aficiona
Get ready to fiesta down this Cinco de Mayo, Sacramento-style. On Saturday, the city will be bursting with activities targeted at a range of audiences. The 21-and-over crowd will be kept the busiest with an array of drink specials in honor of the celebratory weekend. Here are some upcoming Cinco de Mayo events: Ernesto's Mexican Food 1901 16th St. 441-5850 Ernesto’s Mexican food will be hosting a Cinco de Mayo celebration that lasts all weekend, which is a change from last year, manager Dani Pareja said. There will be mariachi music starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, 7:45 p.m on Saturday, and brunch-time music on Sunday Pareja said. Along with mariachi music on the fifth, Pareja added that
After their Cinco de Mayo performance at Harlow’s, the members of Portugal. The Man were wandering just outside the club, signing posters, hugging people, hanging out. After reading through a lot of PR crap in researching the band, I was convinced they would be unapproachable. Or perhaps, more like, I was convinced I didn’t want to approach them. Luckily fellow Sac Press contributor Lindol French and I ran into Zach Carothers, Wasilla, Alaska, native and PTM bassist. With a Pabst Blue Ribbon shoved into his shirt’s front pocket, Carothers happily offered us cigarettes and some interesting info, especially concerning former Wasilla mayor Sarah Palin and her involvement/non-involvement in t
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the United States more than it is in Mexico. Celebrations were held throughout Sacramento, I made a visit to the Tequila Museo Mayahuel. The restaurant-bar-tequila museum is located at 1200 K Street and it held its Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday night. The Tequila Museo Mayahuel was packed early and it stayed open later than usual. I’m not a tequila connoisseur and for people like me there were many more choices to choose from if you wanted a drink. I did try some shots since I didn’t want to be rude or anything. A giant blown-up Corona beer bottle (a universally known icon that means there’s a party going on near-by) was at the front of Mayahuel.
Cinco de Mayo celebrations are just around the corner, and Sacramento has its tequila bases covered. Made from the blue agave plant, tequila is a beverage whose journey to the table is not a speedy one. The agave plant must grow in the soil for 10 years, enduring drought, wind and pests, and, once harvested, must mature for an additional five years. But thanks to area restaurants, Sacramento won’t have to wait quite so long for a taste of the sweet spirit. In the coming week, there are plenty of opportunities in Sacramento to grab a margarita, check out a tequila tasting or indulge in the pairing of traditional Mexican cuisine and fine tequila. ZÓCALO For the chance to sample boutiqu
Every year on May 5, Mexico and parts of the United States celebrate Cinco de Mayo in honor of the victory won by the Mexican Army in 1862. Now it's time for Sacramento to celebrate with these restaurant specials and events around town. Here’s a round-up of Cinco de Mayo celebrations: Event: Cinco de Mayo Celebration Time: 5 - 10 p.m. Thursday. Location: Zócalo (A Taste of Mexico) on 18th Street and Capitol Avenue. Information: Zócalo (A Taste of Mexico) is throwing a street party that will include live music, performing artists The Midnight Players, and DJ Al Ruiz will be the entertainment for the night. Tequila shots and $2 tacos will also be served. Contact: 441-0303 Cost: No cover.
Sacramento DJ Enrique Suavé has watched his friend Arturo Vallejo's Cinco de Mayo party become a huge bash over the last decade. The little celebration that started with about 200 people is now pulling in a much bigger crowd at the restaurant at 11th and O streets, across from the Capitol. Suavé has entertained the crowd every year. He has seen support from the community grow for an event that has come to mean many things to those who take part. He said he knows why Cinco de Mayo has become a big party — and that's just fine with him. "Cinco de Mayo to me is to remember the battle of Puebla. It's a day to celebrate our ancestors and culture with music and food and our familia," he said.
It's that time of year again, Sacramento! Time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, a tribute to the outnumbered Mexican Army that battled and conquered French forces during the French-Mexican war in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While May 5 isn't celebrated widely in Mexico itself, it has become a popular celebration day in the United States, especially in California and other parts of the West that were originally parts of Mexico. Here's a round-up of the many ways you can get your "Cinco" on this year: What: 28th Street Bloc Cinco de Mayo Celebration Where: 28th and J streets, Midtown Sacramento. When: 4-10 p.m. Wednesday, outdoors. Information: With one lane of J Street closed to traffic an