Hellllooo May! What better way to kick off the new month then with a week of festivities all leading up to Cinco De Mayo! Embrace your inner Mexican and party it up at this week’s top events from Ft. Lauderdale to Brickell - I’ve got you covered, órale, vato, let’s do it!
Arkadia presents DJ Tony Tone
4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Start prepping for the weekend at Arkadia with special guest DJ Tony Tone alongside Brito & Pujols, and Rafa Gilberto dropping a mix of some of the best in hip-hop, reggae, and R&B. This is for the grown and sexy, make sure to dress to impress. Doors open at 11 p.m.
If you want to switch it up and dance the night away to house beats, head upstairs to LIV for a night with special guest Adrian Lux taking over the decks. The party continues this weekend at LIV with Lil Jon on Friday followed by special guest REHAB on Saturday. For tickets go to http://livarkadia.wantickets.com.
Rec Room Welcomes Maseo
1685 Collins Ave., Miami Beach
Rec Room at the Gale hotel invites Miami’s hottest to step in to the underground with the legendary Maseo of De La Soul. Maseo will keep the crowd hype with a special underground hip-hop set. Take a break from the everyday and get in the mix at South Beach’s freshest Friday night hip-hop party. For table reservations call 786-975-2550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Un_Mute presents Therapy Fridays
60 NE 11th Street, Miami
Fridays are all about the underground scene. Get in deep with Un_Mute at Therapy Lounge with DJ Andrew Grant along with Lomez, Lous David, and Mr. Nice Guy. Doors open at midnight with free admission until 1 a.m. along with open bar. For more information call 754-422-2917
Mansion presents Morgan Page
1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach
Down the street, don’t miss your chance to catch mega superstar, internationally known Morgan Page. Doors open at 11 p.m., dress code is “dress to impress”.
Also at Mansion this week - Thursday get on the dancefloor with Oscar G for Kontrol Thursdays and Saturday get lost in the sound with Tritonal.
Sunday- Cinco De Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo at Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar
1313 East Las Olas Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
224 Clematis Street, West Palm
5250 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton
5090 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens
One chain, four different locations to party it up on this festive holiday! Head over to Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila at any of the locations and enjoy a night of mariachi bands, free tequila pourings, homemade margaritas and so much more. There are over 225 varieties of tequila to choose from. Each venue will have their own signature cocktail along with live music, a DJ, and prize giveaways throughout the day. It all starts at noon.
Cinco De Mayo Brickell Fest
1001 South Miami Ave., Miami
Brickell Fest presents the 2nd Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival sponsored by Dos Equis. It’s the biggest block party aroud with live entertainment, margaritas, mariachis, mini-wrestlers, a mechanical bull, Mexican bites, music and more. Doors open at noon, families with children are welcome to attend the fiesta before 6 p.m., children under 10 years of age are granted free admission. Admission tickets range from $28.00 - $56.00 including admission cost and a complimentary beer or margarita. For more information go to http://brickelfest.com/cinco-de-mayo.
Cinco De Mayo at the Hoxton
1111 SW 1st Ave., Miami
Want to take a break from the Block Party in Brickell? Take a walk around the corner to the Hoxton. Geet saucy and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a live mariachi band, $5 margaritas & $2 Coronas!
Seis De Mayo at Mokai
235 23rd Street, Miami Beach
After the party there’s always the After-Party! Everyone knows the place to be on a Monday is over at Mokai with Miami’s movers and shakers. This Monday you’re in for a treat with a special Seis de Mayo celebration and special Neon Party. Doors open at 11 p.m., dress code is strictly enforced and you must be 21 to get in. For complimentary admission click here.
From Mercadito in Midtown to Espanola Way on Miami Beach, the party was on for the annual Mexican celebration. Photo: Tomas Loewy