Thursday, May 5
The fifth of May is an important date in Mexican history. It is not, however, Mexican Independence Day, as is widely believed in America. It's the commemoration of the Battle of Puebla, in which Mexican forces won an unlikely victory against the French. Bet you didn't even know Mexico and France ever fought each other, did you? In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo is mostly celebrated with
• Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in pride style with two-for-one drinks all day, including specials on Don Julio tequila, an unlimited taco buffet, and a live mariachi band.
The celebration begins at noon Thursday at 2426 Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors.
• It's back, baby. The highly coveted Mexican Standoff specialty release — a porter flavored with cinnamon, pepper, and chocolate — will be tapped on Cinco de Mayo. You can also find Scorpion IPA, made with scorpion peppers; the Saigon Blonde cucumber
The celebration takes place from 2 to 10 p.m. Thursday at 2900 High Ridge Road in Boynton Beach.
• Join the guys at 26 Degree Brewing Company for an evening of beer, mariachis, tacos, and fun. Live mariachi music will set the tone for the day, when, at 7:30 p.m., a special MexZiko's rage will be
The celebration takes place from 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday at 2600 E. Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach.
• A special Cinco de Meatball fiesta will go down at Fork & Balls, with $5 meatballs and $5 Ballsy margaritas made with Tanteo tequila infused with mango, pineapple, guanabana, and a dash of jalapeño with a cayenne pepper salt rim.
The party takes place from 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday at 1301 E. Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale.
• Head to the second-annual Tacocraft Cinco de Mayo Block Party, alongside its sister restaurant Rok:Brgr and neighbor establishment Tarpon Bend. The bash will feature live music by a band and DJ, as well as food and drink specials. Beer bars and food stands will be set up along Second Street with offerings from the three restaurants, including taco specials.
The celebration starts at 5 p.m. Thursday along Himmarshee Street in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Friday, May 6
In an era of microaggressions, safe spaces, and university political correctness, Bill Burr must seem like an insensitive, filterless bully — which is precisely what defines his appeal among those who haven't drunk the Kool-Aid of faux outrage. Instead of a stick lodged up his ass, there's a proverbial stick in his hand at all times, poking himself, his audience, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, racists, minorities, the handicapped, child predators, children — no group is verboten from Burr's pungent observations, drawn from what he proudly calls "uninformed logic." This undersells the intelligence buried beneath the profanity and uncomfortable button-pushing: Really, he's part of a long line of smart and savage comedy dating back to George Carlin and Bill Hicks and manifesting today in Louis C.K. and Joe Rogan. Like these fellow legends, he's considered a "comedian's comedian" for a reason, gaining popularity among his peers for his fearless determination to swim against the tide of trends and styles. And though a comic with a podcast is as common as an Alaskan with a meth problem, Burr's Monday Morning Podcast is seriously one of the funniest, most caffeinated blasts of humor you'll experience in any given week, with each show inspiring material for future tours.
See this comedy rebel's latest jaunt at 8 p.m. Friday at Hard Rock Live, located at 1 Seminole Way in Hollywood. Tickets cost $40-$85. Call 800-745-3000 or visit myhrl.com.
As the bitingly sarcastic host of The Soup, Joel McHale delivered
McHale brings his act to Palm Beach Improv this Friday with two shows, at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Tickets cost $35, plus a two-drink minimum. The Improv is located at 550 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach. Call 561-833-1812, or visit palmbeach.improv.com.
Saturday, May 7
The Fort Lauderdale Air Show is back after a two-year hiatus and bringing with it a never-before-seen aircraft to Fort Lauderdale Beach. Featured will be a large variety of aircraft, including the F-35 Lightning II. This single-engine, single-seat, all-weather stealth fighter will be showcased in a special Heritage Flight exhibiting both the past and future of Air Force technology. The U.S. Department of Defense is completing the final development and testing of the jet, also known as the Joint Strike Fighter. This will be the first civilian air show in history to see a flight by the F-35, as it soars alongside a P-51 Mustang. The Fort Lauderdale Air Show begins at noon this Saturday and Sunday on Fort Lauderdale Beach, located along State Road A1A between Sunrise Boulevard and NE 14th Court.
Gates open at 9 a.m. Drop Zone tickets Saturday cost $34 for adults and $22 for children ages 6 to 12 and Sunday run $32 for adults and $19 for children. Tickets for the Flight Line Club VIP cost $169 for Saturday and $159 for
You'll often hear people say that nothing in life is free. But then there are free comic books at Tate's Comics, so those people can shut up. On Free Comic Book Day, participating shops around the world throw open their doors and offer happy readers complimentary comic books. Offerings vary from shop to shop, but both Tate's locations will have dozens of titles to choose from. Diehard fans will discover new treasures they've never read
Free Comic Book Day runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. this Saturday at both Tate's Comics locations: 4566 N. University Drive in Lauderhill and 801 Congress Ave., #604, in Boynton Beach. The artist alley at the Lauderhill location takes place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to both events is free. Call 954-748-0181 or 561-742-5440, or visit tatescomics.com or freecomicbookday.com.
People wear jerseys to basketball and football games. Caps are the headpiece of choice for a day at the ballpark. The rich man's uniform — polos and khakis — is de rigueur on the golf course. While every athletic endeavor has its chosen uniform, no American sporting event is as sartorially inspired as the Kentucky Derby. This Saturday, pull out your fanciest millinery and best pastel garb and head to one of these places to celebrate:
• Tap 42 Boca will host a Big Brims and Fancy Trims Kentucky Derby with $5 Maker's Mark mint juleps. There will be a number of contests — including Best Dressed Couple, Most Fab Hat — and prizes for bids on the winning horse.
The party starts at 3:30 p.m. at 5050 Town Center Circle in Boca Raton. Call 561-235-5819, or visit tap42.com.
• The Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale will celebrate with its third-Annual Kentucky Derby Party. This year, the bash will take place at Brass Tap. Each ticket includes two cocktails, Derby-inspired appetizers, and tastings of Zodiac vodka and Flor de Caña rum. Garden-party-chic attire is requested.
The festivities take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Admission costs $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Brass Tap is located at 551 N. Federal Highway, #600, in Fort Lauderdale. Visit juniorleagueftl.org.
• Himmarshee Public House will honor the race with a Hold Your Horses Derby Party, with free drinks for ladies wearing hats until the race begins. Everyone else gets $6 mint juleps. The
The revelry begins at 4 p.m., and reservations are available. Himmarshee Public House is located at 201 SW Second St. in Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-616-5275, or visit publichouseftl.com.
Sunday, May 8
For most people, a spinal cord injury is a catastrophic, life-altering event. For a lucky few, it is an injury that can, eventually, be fully cured. One organization that sees its
The pretty palm trees and balmy weather of Sunrise have been chosen for the Florida location, and the race takes off at 7 a.m. Sunday at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Parkway. Visit wingsforlifeworldrun.com.