Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Long Beach

With Cinco De Mayo fast approaching, Long Beach Local News has collected seven events to ensure this May 5

To kick things off is Mexi-Tiki Fusion at The Bamboo Club. They will be serving creative agave-tiki cocktails and offer a Mexi-Tiki fusion lunch and dinner menu.  For more information on this event, click here.

 2nd and PCH will host live music and dance performances on the grand staircase on May 5.  Thee Academy, a Mexican cultural dance studio, will be providing ballet Folklorico dancing, rope tricks, and live mariachi music from the company’s youth group Mariachi Garibaldi Juvenil de Jaime Cuellar and Ballet Folklorico Los Angeles dancing from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.  There will also be Mickey and Minnie Mouse presented in Ballet Folklorico attire for dancing and a meet and greet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, there will be a performance from the mariachi group Mariachi Corazon de Maria.  For more information, please visit their website here.

 The First Friday market will commence with a Cinco De Mayo theme on Friday, May 6.  The event will take place at Kubo Long Beach and will include food retail vendors.  Kubo will be collaborating with multiple businesses that pertain to food, art, botanicals, children’s publishing, chocolate, art, and much more. This event will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information on First Friday’s Night Market visit here.

Beer Lab Long Beach will have Cinco De Mayo specials on May 5 that will include margarita slushies, $5 Sabado pints, and $10 Sabado Steins.  For more information, please visit their website here

 For some food options this Cinco De Mayo, visit Padre, a Mexican restaurant in Long Beach.  It is a perfect place for hanging out with friends in a pleasant environment and ambiance. Los Compadres is another local option, with decent prices and an authentic Mexican feel.  Some popular dishes are carne asada, carnitas, and chile verde.  

The Museum of Latin American Art can be a great way to spend Cinco De Mayo.  This museum can be an opportunity to learn more about Latin American culture through the multifaceted medium that is art.  One collection that is featured is a Tribute to Carlos Cruz Diez, a pioneer of Geometric Abstraction who explores perception, optics, and color.  For more information, please go here

By Nick Vargas

Photo Credit : The Bamboo Club