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Sounds Like San Diego: May 5

Cinco De Mayo falls on a Saturday -- celebrate the Battle of Puebla all over town

It doesn't always happen that Cinco De Mayo falls on a Saturday, but now you can celebrate the Battle of Puebla all over town, including the long running Cinco De Mayo celebration in Old Town or the inaugural Fiesta North Park in the alley adjacent to City Tacos. By night, whether you're checking out the sold-out Bishop Briggs at Observatory, or glamming it up with the chameleon Kevin Barnes when Of Montreal hits Soma Sidestage, you're certainly in for a great time. Beyond that, Wild Child is sold out at the Casbah, Charlotte Cardin plays Soda Bar and Bar Pink celebrates Cinco de Meow with Lion Cut.  

Saturday, May 5:
  • Fiesta Cinco De Mayo @ Old Town
  • Viva North Park Cinco De Mayo Festival with Boulevar Descarga, B-Side Players, DJs and more @ City Tacos alley between 30th and Ohio (11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., free, all ages)
  • Tacos, Tequila and Beer Festival 2018 @ Red Not Chili Peppers, Rock Star Beer and Music Festival, Vokab Company @ Liberty Station
  • Of Montreal, Locate S, 1 @ Soma Sidestage
  • Wild Child, Stelth Ulvang, the Deer @ Casbah (sold out) 
  • Bishop Briggs, Matt Maeson @ Observatory North Park (sold out)
  • Charlotte Cardin, Niia, Aliocha @ Soda Bar
  • Cinco De Meow with Lion Cut, Shades McCool @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • San Diego Freakout presents Chyurch with Mikey and Andrew @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.) 
  • Art Unites presents Duality: An Interdisciplinary Arts Exhibition @ Ken Club
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Andrew McKeag Band @ Belly Up  
  • One Amazing Night: Lise Lindstrom & Greer Grimsley @ Balboa Theatre
  • '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop 
  • Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5-7 p.m.)
  • Maks, Val & Peta @ Civic Theatre
  • Noface & Boogieman Cinco De Mayo party @ Space
  • Como La Flor Selena Tribute @ Sycuan Casino (3 p.m.)
  • The Ultimate '80s Invasion with Live Tributes to the Smiths, the Cure, Joy Division, DJs FN1 and Aaron Wallace @ Blonde
  • Besos Trio & Cinco De Mayo in the Park featuring beers from Cerveceria Wendlandt @ Panama 66
  • West Coast Weekender: Arielle Z, Discosupreme, Chrysocolla, Paluka @ Lafayette Hotel  
  • West Coast Weekender: Cassy, Dara, LSB, Eli Soul Clap aka Bamboozle, Spectrasoul, Eric Medina, Hybrid Minds, Demuir, Garva, Masha, Rebelleion, Miguel Rios B2B Andrew Wilkinson @ World Beat Center
  • Latin a Go-Go Cinco De Mayo @ House of Blues (restaurant) 
  • Skizzy Mars, Oliver Tree @ House of Blues
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Aids/Lifecycle Benefit with Se Vende, the Dodges, Blind Mountain Holler @ Tower Bar
  • The Sickstring Outlaws @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Dab, the In-Itself, Fountain of Youth @ Bancroft Bar
  • Riqueza Latina: A Cinco de Mayo Celebration @ Queen Bee's
  • Young Guns @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Hannah Ellis @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Will Haven, Fake Figures, Open Hand, Weight of the Sun, Condor @ Brick by Brick
  • Disney on Ice presents "Frozen" @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Benefit Tijuana Aids Fund/Ben Dillingham Grant Fund @ The Merrow (5 p.m.)
  • Bear Night San Diego @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Copy Cat Killers @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • FNGRS CRSSD featuring Hector & Guti, Sece, Javier Carballo @ Quartyard
  • Sandra Collins, Gian Unnaki, Pro-K @ Spin
  • I-90 @ Navajo Live 
  • Vice @ Omnia
  • Bamboozle @ Fluxx
  • FNGRS CRSSD with Andrea Olivia, Alex Wax @ Bang Bang
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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