Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Cinco de Mayo in Tulsa: Yeah, it's kind of a big deal. Here's your itinerary for partying the day - and I do mean the whole, entire day - away.
Brookside Farmers' Market
Where: Northeast corner of the Food Pyramid parking lot at 41st Street and Peoria Ave.
Check out Elote Cafe chef/owner Libby Auld as she whips up a cooking demo at the opening day of this midtown farmers' market. Ole!
Tulsa Drillers vs. Arkansas Travelers
Where: ONEOK Field, 201 N. Elgin Ave.
A daytime game at ONEOK Field, and the weather's supposed to be fabulous. Can you think of anything better than playing hooky from work, heading to a downtown ball game and then walking to a giant margarita tent (see below?). Yeah, me neither. I'm trying to contain myself, but it's not working very well.
Cinco de Mayo Downtown Street Party
When: noon-until you've had enough (varies)
Where: First Street and Elgin Ave. by El Guapo
Check out this 3rd annual downtown Cinco de Mayo street party. The folks from El Guapo Cantina close down the street, put up a tent, and serve margaritas all day long. Local band Hosty Duo will take the stage at 8:00pm. And, if you're planning to go to the Drillers game tonight or Wednesday morning, keep your ticket stub and redeem it for a free Tecate. (!) The tweets from everyone getting back to work after hitting up the margarita tent tomorrow should be interesting...can't wait!
Shopping and Skinny Girl Margaritas
Where: Little Black Dress on Cherry Street
Margaritas and some of the best local shopping Tulsa has to offer the ladies among us? Say no more.
Where: Just east of In the Raw on Brookside
Get margaritas, beer, sangria, food and an ice luge. Yes, an ice luge. Plus, hear the awesome Eric and the Adams, along with DJ Rook.
Cinco de Bando
Where: The Octagon (Fresh Roast Coffee House), 81st and Harvard
Check out this annual fundraiser for Blood Water:Mission for Africa, a concert/festival featuring five local bands and a grand ol' time. The bands: The By-Products, The T-Town Theory, The Fiascos, The Twenties and Red Wood Rising. Admission is $5, shirts are $15 and henna tattoos are a mere $1. Plus, Chick-Fil-A will be show up with a cow (!) and food, so bring a little extra scrill for som grub.
Where: Tulsa Artists' Coalition Gallery, 9 E. Brady Street
What happens when you give hundreds of artists 5"X5" canvases? The biggest Tulsa Artists' Coalition fundraising event of the year, that's what, not to mention a veritible Tulsa tradition. Each work is $55 and represent a range of creative variety of subjects in painting, ceramic, photography, paper, metal, wood, cloth and other mediums. Get in there quickly, folks, because this event will be packed and those little pieces of art don't last long.
Qdoba's 1st Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party
Where: Qdoba on Cherry Street, 1520 E. 15th Street
Get live music from local band Remedy, plus prizes, 'ritas, a burrito eating contest (!), and more.
Los Cabos Cinco de Mayo and Birthday Bash
When: 6pm, BA and Jenks locations
Where: Broken Arrow on Bass Pro Drive and in Jenks at RiverWalk Crossing
It's just just Cinco de Mayo at Los Cabos - it's their birthday, too. Grab your sombrero and prepare to hat dance to The Usual Suspects at Jenks and Sextion 8 at BA.
Where: The Canebrake, 33241 E. 732nd Road in Wagoner
Come help Lisa the Yoga Queen celebrate her birthday and Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi Tulsa, a Mexican quartet. They’ll play 7-10pm, no cover. Plus, you'll get to hang out at The Canebrake. Como se dice BONUS en Espanol?
The Local Table Cinco de Mayo Dinner
Where: The Local Table, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
The folks at The Local Table are coming up with some new tequila drinks to have with four courses' worth of guaranteed kick-ass authentic Mexican food. Check out the tongue tacos and the pozole - they were a big hit last year. Cost is $30 (which is nothing for a four-course meal with drinks, by the way). Call (918) 794-8013 for reservations.
Live Event Trivia at Louie's
Where: Louie's in Jenks, west of the 96th Street Bridge
Haven't taken part in the trivia phenomenon that's sweeping the city? What better time to get a team of smarties together and head out to a Live Event Trivia event with my friend Josh than on Cinco de Mayo? Plus, Boulevard pints will be $2.
Elote Bar Grand Opening
Where: Elote Cafe and Catering, 514 S. Boston Ave.
Check out Elote's new eco-friendly bar, complete with a Mexican wrestling ring and Luchador tourneys, and hear some live music from Apowao and DJ Jezi, too. If you think you might want to try your hand at being a luchador yourself, apply - Elote will host Luchador fighting for glory each Thursday night. Beginning May 5, the bar will be open until 2am Wednesday-Saturday night, with live entertainment Friday and Saturday.
Cinco de Mayo Beer Pong
Where: Joe Momma's Express, 61st Street and U.S. 169
Get $2 Tecates and a pizza special including a large, one-topping pizza and two pitchers of High Life for $15.
Brookside Cinco de Mayo with Captain Obvious
Where: Sharky's, 3415 S. Peoria Ave.
Cinco de Mayo on Brookside is always a huge celebration, and this year it gets even better with Laron Simpson's new band, Captain Obvious, at the helm. Check out the tons of drinks, beer and shot specials. The live music kicks in at 9:30pm and Captain Obvious will continue giving eargasms until closing time.