The Monarch Theatre
122 E. Washington St.
A gig by psytrance/electronica duo Infected Mushroom will be one of the many highlights of the "Deviate" affair on Saturday, May 4, which will take up both floors of the club and feature "exotic and erotic" entertainment from Scandalesque, IAMBIC9, tribal fusion guru Ilsa Bird, and others. DJs Self.Destrukt, Defense.Mekanizm, Dark Mark, and Mighty Mike Saga will spin throughout the evening. 8 p.m.; $25 pre-sale, $30 at the door, $60 VIP access. See

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Venerated bartender/manager Mona Watkins presents "Cinco de Mona" on Sunday, May 5, with live art, a dunk tank, mustache and salsa contests, tattoo inkers, and a huge array of local bands, including Mergence, Pride Through Strife, The Deer Leader, Hurry the Rising, Sara McAllister, King Fathand, The Pübes, Treasurefruit, and more. 11:30 a.m.; $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Call 602-265-4842.

Rips Ales & Cocktails
3045 N. 16th St.
Americana and roots music from Jake La Botz and Tucson's Dirty Dice. 9 p.m. Call 602-266-0015.

Morgan Page is scheduled to perform on Sunday, May 5, at Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale.
Morgan Page is scheduled to perform on Sunday, May 5, at Maya Day and Nightclub in Scottsdale.
Ozomatli is scheduled to perform on Saturday, May 4, at the Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival.
Ozomatli is scheduled to perform on Saturday, May 4, at the Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival.

The Sail Inn
26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe
Cinco de Mayo Music Fest with performances from eight local bands, including The Noodles, The Chromatics, and others. 11 a.m., $5. Call 480-966-9565.

The Shout House
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
Enjoy $3 Coronas. $4 Sauza Hornitos, and $5 margaritas on Sunday, May 5. The dueling pianos start at 8 p.m. Open from 7 p.m. to midnight. Call 623-772-1500.

Sky Lounge
132 E. Washington St.
Latin dance hits and banda sinaloense will flow through both floors of Sky Lounge during its Cinco de Mayo festivities on Sunday, May 5. DJ Clavo and DJ Daffy will perform, models and vaqueritas will be in attendance, and Tio Gio will host. Drink specials include $2 Coronas, $3 margaritas, and $5 tequila. 9 p.m., $10 (with ladies free before 11 p.m.) Call 602-330-3362.

7419 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
This Scottsdale nightspot will hold its "Cinco de Stache" party on Saturday, May 4, with sounds from DJ Bazar, bottle service aplenty, and scandalous shenanigans being recorded in the Hottboxx video booth. 9 p.m. Call 480-946-3510.

Social Tap
7318 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale
The libations will be doled out during the "Cinco de Mayo ¡Tequila Therapy!" party on Sunday, May 5, in the form of $2 Coronas, $3 tequila shots, and $4 margaritas. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Call 480-947-4202.

Tempe Tavern
1810 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe
The Binge celebrates Cinco on Sunday, May 5, with DJs, live art, a record swap, $2 cans of PBR, $3 Bloody Marys, and more. 4 p.m. Call 480-794-1706.

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"In Mexico today, Cinco de Mayo means the Mexican army defeated the French army," he continued. "In California and Oregon, the news was interpreted as finally that the army of freedom and democracy won a big one against the army of slavery and elitism. And the fact that those two armies had to meet in Mexico was immaterial because they were fighting for the same issues -- defending freedom and democracy. Latinos were joining the Union army, Union cavalry, Union navy.

"The French goal was to eliminate democracy, and remember that Mexico had democracy only for 30 or 40 years at that point," he added. "Remember, Europe was ruled mostly by monarchs."

French emperor Napoleon III "was no friend of the Union and was definitely a friend of the Confederacy and flirted with the Confederacy constantly with the possible recognition of the Confederate government," Hayes-Bautista said. President Abraham Lincoln never referred to the Confederacy as a separate government: they were states in rebellion," the professor said.

Napoleon III's plan was to instill a monarchy over Mexico and "have that monarch cooperate with the Confederacy," Hayes-Bautista said.