Even though Miamis enormous Latin population skews to the Caribbean, and to the South, not Central, American side, theres no reason why the Magic City wouldnt be down with Cinco de Mayo. Its all about partying, right? To celebrate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla, there are celebrations popping off all over the city. Strap on your sombrero, my friend. Its gonna be a bumpy weekend.
Kick it off in the Grove for the Fête du Cinco de Mayo. The annual affair is held at Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar (3067 Grand Ave., Coconut Grove), and unites the Mexican-theme eatery with its French neighbor, Le Bouchon du Grove (3430 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove). The restaurants will feature live music, margaritas, and traditional appetizers tonight from 9:00 to 11:00. If youd rather support local culture while you get your drink on, head to PS14 (28 NE Fourteenth St., Miami) for Unbreak Miami. This new monthly event kicks off tonight at 10:00, and aims to nurture blossoming indie artists. Jam to Outereach and the Jean Marie, check out photos and art by Elizabeth Renfrow and J. York, and peep flicks by Enlight Films. Admission is seven bucks; tequila shotsll cost ya three. Call 305-358-3600, or visit www.myspace.com/unbreak. For laughs, check out Just the Funny>. The audience is encouraged to bring strange Mexican objects to tonights shows at the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium (3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. Tickets cost ten dollars for the 9:00 p.m. show, five for the 11:00 p.m., twelve for both. Call 305-693-8669, or visit www.justthefunny.com.
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