McFadden's Glendale
9425 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale
Mucho giveaways are planned for this McFadden's "Cinco de Drinko" party on Saturday, May 3. To wit: the first 50 people through the door get free ponchos and mustaches, piñatas filled with cash and prizes will be bashed, and those who have a sticker on their $3 bottle of Corona will get a chance to win a trip to Mexico. Dos Equis and Irishrita's can also be had for $3 and the Mayweather/Maidana fight will be shown. 6 p.m. Call 623-872-0022.

Monarch Theatre
122 E. Washington St.
Trap music DJ/producer Bro Safari will headline the Tres de Mayo dance fest on Saturday, May 3, at this downtown Phoenix nightclub. 9 p.m.; $15 general admission, $25 for VIP access. See

Monkey Pants Bar & Grill
3223 S. Mill Ave., Tempe
Need a laugh? Head for this silly Mill Avenue joint for its annual "No Irish Allowed Mexican Pants Off Dance Off" on day, May 5, where its proprietors claim you can "celebrate like a real vato at Tempe's most Anglo bar" on Cinco de Mayo. Oh, and there will also be specials on tacos and tequila to boot. Call 480-377-8100.

Pho Cao
710 E. Gilbert Dr., Tempe
DJ Element will stage a special edition of The Boom Boom Room with spin sessions by K. Supreme, Iron Giant, and J. Nasty, as well as performances by Jivin Scientists and Def-I. 9 p.m.; free before 11 p.m., $5 afterwards. Call 480-967-7617.

Rhythm Room
1019 E. Indian School Road
Rhythm Room mainstay Mona Watkins returns to her former stomping grounds for her annual "Cindo De Mona" affair on Monday, May 5, which will feature Santana tribute band Supernatural, a Latin dance lesson and performance by the Arizona Lindy Hop Society, and a special fire performance by Ghazaal Beledi. 7:30 p.m., $5. Call 602-265-4842.

The Shout House
6770 Sunrise Blvd., Glendale
Three days of drinks specials and Cinco celebrations will take place at The Shout House.
On Friday, May 2, enjoy $3 Corona and Dos Equis, as well as half-off bottles of wine and buckets of domestic beer for groups of four, and 50 percent discounts on bottle service for groups of eight from 7 to 8 p.m. and midnight to close. Meanwhile, $4 Dirty Tequila and Antos shots will be served on Saturday, May 3; and $5 margaritas, $2 street tacos, and free admission will be offered on Monday, May 5. Call 623-772-1500.

Yucca Tap Room
29 W. Southern Ave., Tempe
The two-day Vagfest kicks off on Friday, May 2, and will feature a slew of female-fronted local bands performing. The lineup includes Cherie Cherie, Man Hands, Katterwaul, Bleeding Rainbow, and Scorpion vs. Tarantula on May 2, followed by Shovel, Numb Bats, White Murder, French Girls, and The Sex on Saturday, May 3. The music starts at 8 p.m. both nights. Admission is free. Call 480-967-4777. See story on page 49 of this issue.

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