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Three Valley locations
Valle Luna Chandler will host Soul Persuasion, from 6 to 10 p.m., while a DJ will be spinning dance music inside. Valle Luna on Cave Creek Rd will be serving "Pepe's famous street pork tacos," and will have plenty for the kids, including face painting and balloons. Happy hour from from 3 to 7:30 p.m. at this location. Valle Luna on West Bell Road will feature an outdoor fiesta, with trivia and chili-eating contests, and live music from Nineball. $10, with free appetizer buffet.
Via De Losantos
9120 N. Central Ave.
Celebrating over 40 years of Cinco de Mayo celebrations, this eatery will feature a live mariachi band. Call 602- 997-6239.
Four Valley locations
Spicy eats and drinks at Z Tejas' four Valley locations. Call 866-598-3527.
Friday, May 6
Donna Jeans Libations
6676 W. Bell Rd., Glendale
Los Lobos at Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale
Los Lobos will bring their Latin sound to Talking Stick Resort for a special post-Cinco show. 7 p.m., $50. Call 480-850-7734.
Rips Ales & Cocktails
3045 N. 16th St.
Rockabilly band Curse of the Pink Hearse release their new album, joined by Blue Moons and Acapulco Five-0. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., free. Call 602-266-0015.
Saturday, May 7
Chandler Cinco de Mayo Festival
Chandler Public Library Courtyard
22 S. Delaware Place, Chandler
Does your pup got what it takes to win the big race? The Cinco de Mayo Celebration honors the Hispanic community's contributions to the city of Chandler. The festival also features the Chihuahua Races and the crowning of the King and Queen Chihuahua, in addition to live entertainment, food, arts and crafts.
Fiesta de Mayo Celebration
West Side Sports Complex
99th Ave. and McDowell, Avondale
On May 7 and 8, radio stations Nueva 105.9 Recuerdo and 106.3 La Kalle 100.3 will be on hand for a day of food, drinks and fun. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., free to the public. Call 602-441-2294.