Cinco de Mayo falls on a Saturday this year. As I've done here in past years, here's a roundup of some of the festive fiestas clubs in our community have planned for the popular Mexican May holiday:
Azucar Latin Nights at Numbers | Friday, May 4, 9 pm to 2 am
(OK, first off note that this one is actually the day before Cinco de Mayo, on Friday, May 4. It's being called a "pre-Cinco de Mayo party" or as I like to call it a Quatro de Mayo party. If you go to Numbers on May 5, you'll end up at Bear Night, which is not necessarily a bad thing but might not be what you expected ...):
"Come join us Friday May 4th, 2012 for the official launching party of Azucar Latin Nights at Numbers! "The night will NOT be the same.
Two dance floors open and two DJs: Our DJ Sebastian and guest DJ Franky from LA! Prepare for HOT GoGo's, Drink specials, Red carpet, and many more surprises all night! See you there!!! AZUCAR!!!!"
Baja Betty's | All day
"Join Betty's and get your Cinco on with some Heavy flow Drink-o and enjoy 5 specials for $5.50!
Take your pick or pick them all! Get Casa Margaritas, Buckets of Bud Light Stubbies, Ole Sangria, Guacamole and Queso Dip, and plates of Mini Fish Tacos!
Put on your favorite sombrero, shake your 'maracas' and celebrate this fabulous Mexican holiday."
Urban Mo's | all day
"Cinco de Mayo or Cinco de DRINK-O?
Whatever you call it, it must mean fun at Mo's! Join us all day long for $3 Dos Equis Bottled Beers!
Margarita Madness will be happening 2pm-7pm with DJ Dallas providing la musica!
Kickers Country Line Dancing with Lee 7-8:30pm & Open Country Dancing 8:30pm-closing!
Gossip Grill | all day
"Alrighty senoritas (y hombres)! Cinco de Mayo is here!
At Gossip Grill we are keeping it simply sizzling with $4 margaritas from 7pm-1am!
Bailamos to la musica with DJ Dida 7pm- Midnight.
Come let loose and let your hair down, come party with the always provocative crowd! Olé!"
The Range | Saturday, May 5, noon to 3 pm
"Celebrate Cinco De Mayo by giving our beloved companions their own Happy Hour!
Join us this Saturday from 12-3 pm at the Range Kitchen & Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo Doggie Happy Hour! Treat your best pal to some Paw Pleasers, Grain Free Treats or some delicious Doggie Ice Cream & Grammy's Pot Pie! All doggie treats are only $3!
Proceeds this Cinco de Mayo will benefit Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego. Hope to see you and your doggie at the Range Kitchen & Cocktails!"
Brass Rail | Saturday, May 5, 9 pm to 2 am
The Best Latin Music, Pop, Dance, Cumbia, Marengue, Reggaeton & More.
Drink Special: $4 Dos Equis
2 for 1 Entry w/ flyer b4 10:30p"
Rich's | Saturday, May 5, 10 pm to 2 am
"Voltage Cinco de Mayo featuring DJ Nikno
$5 cover before 11 pm
$5 beer and shot specials"
Eden | Saturday, May 5, 10 pm to 2 am
"iRage with DJ Donna Montell
iRAGE, you Rage, we Rage.... CINCO DE MAYO.... Tequila & Margaritas..."
IZZMS Fashion Show at Rich's this Friday
And in non-Cinco related news ... Rich's, fresh from it's Rufskin Fashion Show last Saturday, is having another one this Friday.
The IZZMS Spring Runway Show + Video Premiere kicks off at 11 pm, and features a runway show of their latest t-shirt fashions (with porn star Brent Everett as one of the models), a premier of their latest tribute video (Whitney Houston's I Wanna Dance With Somebody) and music by DJ John Joseph.
By the way, I want to thank IZZMS owners Alexandar Bryan, Nathan Callahan and Dusan Stevanovic for sending me a new "I (heart) gay boys and vodka" shirt this week.
You can bet I'll be rockin' it this Friday!
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