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Take a break from studying and celebrate

Cinco de Mayo marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. While it’s not an American holiday, people keep the tradition and still find reasons to celebrate. With finals about one week away, students may want to take a break from studying. Here are a few things to do this Tuesday.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Olvera Street
845 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Free educational and cultural workshops on historical information of the history of’ Cinco de Mayo. Children can color portraits of Mexican heroes, hear stories about the battle and learn how to make pi’ntilde;atas and Mexican flags. Entertainment will include traditional folkloric music and dance, pi’ntilde;ata breaking and a display of traditional Mexican dresses.

Outdoor Cinco de Mayo Festival at
Los Angeles City Hall
200 North Spring St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
3 p.m.
Crowds of people flock to the streets of City Hall to take part in Los Angeles’ biggest Cinco de Mayo festival. There will be live music, vendors and food for the whole family.

Food and drinks

Los Toros Mexican Bar ‘amp; Cantina:
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
21743 Devonshire St., Chatsworth, CA 91311
10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Drink and dinner specials complete with a live mariachi band.

Drinks at El Carmen
8138 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
5 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Raise a glass to Cinco de Mayo. This restaurant has over 100 different types of Tequila.

Celebrate 5 de Mayo at Juanita’s Restaurant and Bar
5930 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042
9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
While enjoying authentic Mexican cuisine, Juanita’s will be providing a DJ spinning 80s, house and club music.


Cinco De Mayo Celebracion de Loco at the Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
8 p.m.
An alternative music celebration with bands such as Los Creepers, Rezurex, Viernes 13, the Howlers, the Uglies and Burlesque by La Cholita.

Lucha VaVoom Presents: Cinco de Mayan Fiesta!
at the Mayan Theatre
1038 S. Hill St., Los Angeles, CA, 90007
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Watch Mexican wrestlers and burlesque dancers at the first Cinco de Mayo fiesta at the Mayan Theatre.

‘Lydia’ at Mark Taper Forum at the Music Center
135 North Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
8 p.m.
A play set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico. ‘Lydia’ is an emotional story of a group of people dealing with loss and trying to make a living between two worlds.

Cinco de Mayo with Richard Villa at
the Imrov Comedy Club
8162 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046′ ‘ ‘
8:30 p.m.
Producer of Hollywood Improv’s weekly show Refried Fridays, Villa has put together a comedy line-up of his favorite holiday.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta 3rd Street Dance
8558 W. 3rd St. Los Angeles, CA 90048
9 p.m.
Learn how to dance the tango, salsa and swing at this Cinco de Mayo Fiesta celebration. The evening includes performances by professional dancers, snacks and refreshments.

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