Things to Do

What to Do This Week: May 5 to 8

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and mingle with DC fashion bloggers.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with $5 margaritas around DC. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Monday, May 5

CINCO DE MAYO: Feliz Cinco de Mayo to all of you guys—celebrate at Tortilla Coast (either location), where they’ll be giving away a Corona beach cruiser bike (assuming that you drink at least one Corona). Meanwhile, Masa 14, El Centro D.F., and Zengo all have $5 margaritas all night and food specials. Head over to Best Bites for even more Cinco de Mayo specials. Free. All day.

Tuesday, May 6

FILM: The DC LaborFest sounds like a whole lot of work, but that’s where you’d be wrong—you’ll just be learning about work. Busboys and Poets screens The Fight in the Fields, a documentary about the life of a legendary Latino civil-rights activist. Afterward, a series of slam poets will share poetry about working and the workplace. Free.

The Fight in the Fields: 6 PM

Poetry at Work: 9 PM

Wednesday, May 7

FASHION: Local bloggers from the Fashionably Broke and Ashley in DC host the Blogger Scene’s Spring Cocktail party at Mari Vanna, a night to talk about DC, blogging in it, and fashion. Your ticket gets you a nighttime mimosa, happy hour prices all night, desserts from Bakers Dozen DC, a custom cocktail, and a raffle entry to win clothes and gifts from local shops and restaurants. There’s also karaoke afterward. $4. 6:30 PM.

Thursday, May 8

VIDEO GAMES: Penn Social has invited Sly Fox and Starr Hill Brewery to pour their beers for the night—but take a close look at their names (okay, it’s pretty easy), and you end up with Starr Fox, which means it’s a great excuse for a Star Fox 64 tournament. Play the classic Nintendo shooter on a giant screen, then stick around after the tournament for dancing, more games, and as much craft beer as you’re willing to drink on a Thursday night. Free. 6 PM.

Know of something cool going on around town? E-mail Jason Koebler at, or find him on Twitter.

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