Looking for yet-another excuse to delay your finals studying? As it happens, Cinco de Mayo (aka that American-excuse-to-act-drunken-and-ridiculous holiday) is upon us. For those desperate to get out of Lau, be sure to check out:
12 PM – 6 PM: The National Cinco de Mayo Festival
Come to the Washington Mall to check out D.C.’s annual Cinco de Mayo festival, featuring live music, food, dance, art, and workshops. The event runs regardless of weather. Sylvan Stage near 15th and Independence on the Washington Mall. Price: Free!
12 PM – 8 PM: Qdoba Restaurant
For those just looking for some cheap food, Georgetown’s own M street Qdoba is offering a 50% off Cinco de Mayo special. 3313 M St NW.
3 PM – 11 PM: Ceiba Restaurant
Aside from a variety of drink specials, this downtown venue will be offering a special set of Mexican “street food” specials, including tacos al pastor, beef sopas, mango con chili, and other dishes. 14th & G Streets NW. Price: $5, plus tip and tax.
8 PM & 10 PM: Duende Quartet
Those looking for a some music should check out this jazz quartet, who offer a unique blend of traditional and modern jazz compositions in a Latin styling. Tonight’s program includes jazz renditions ranging from traditional Cuban songs to artists like Duke Ellington and Simon & Garfunkel. 1344 U St. NW. Tickets: $15 general admission.
Finally, those looking for more of a party should check out Metromix‘s lengthy list of Cinco de Mayo drink specials at restaurants and bars across D.C.
Photo: Kyle Nishioka