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Cinco de Mayo Carnaval
Saturday, May 5, 12 p.m.
Las Margaritas
1842 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.lasmargaritas.com
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Valdivieso says last year’s event brought in 1,800 partygoers.

And that was a Thursday.

This Saturday, expect Latin DJs Chiruco and Karlitos, a nine-man salsa/meringue band, production numbers from Alissah Brooks, a stilts show, a performance by pop singer Brie, “a million giveaways,” and, according to Valdivieso, 3,000 of his closest friends.

“My favorite thing about my party is — the Atlanta community is very segregated,” Valdivieso says. “And my party has everything. I’m good friends with the black community, the white community, the Latin community, the straight community… everyone. It’s a huge party to bring all the communities together.”

Valdivieso is upping the ante this year. Last year, a portion of door sales went to the American Red Cross, but this year he’s chosen Joining Hearts as his main beneficiary with bartenders from seven local non-profits manning the margarita pouring stations.

“We’ll have Papi’s kick ass margaritas and shots,” Valdivieso adds. “Because that’s how we do it.”

As of Monday, April 30, Valdivieso was still unsure of the door charge.

While Papi’s Carnaval seems like a complete Cinco celebration, it’s really just the start of what could be a long evening on Cheshire Bridge Road.

Both Jungle and Heretic are offering discounted admission with wristbands from Valdivieso’s party.

Heretic hosts B.I.G. Productions’ “Bear Invasion,” with DJs John LePage and Sean Mac starting at 9 p.m. with reduced admission before midnight with Las Margaritas wristband.

Jungle savors the Latin spirit with DJ Lazaro of South Beach Miami in the booth and a performance by “Ru Paul’s Drag Race” alum Phoenix. Like the Heretic, Jungle offers reduced admission before midnight with proof of party from Las Margaritas.

If that’s not enough to satiate your Cinco appetite, Xion keeps the party going past 3 a.m. with a birthday performance by DJ Power Infiniti.

Take advantage of this Saturday’s festivities, party people. Cinco de Mayo falls on a school night until Friday, May 5, 2017.

Other Cinco de Mayo Parties

My Sister’s Room
1271 Glenwood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
www.mysistersroom.com

Cinco de Mayo Party
Maria Gabriella Band, 9 p.m.
DJ Liz Owen
Hosts Romeo Lee and Chase Daniels
$10 buckets of margaritas
$4 Coronas, $4 tequila shots

Burkhart’s
1492 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.burkharts.com

“Burkaritas de Mayo”
International Party of Tequila

The Model T
699 Ponce De Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.modeltatlanta.com

All-Day Cinco de Mayo Party
Taco Bar at 3:30 p.m.
$2.50 margaritas

Friend’s On Ponce
736 Ponce De Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.friendsonponce-atl.com
Cinco de Mayo Party, 7 p.m.

Tripp’s
1931 Piedmont Circle
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.trippsatlanta.com
Cinco de Mayo Party, 5 p.m.

Mixx Atlanta
1492 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.mixxatlanta.com
Cinco de Mayo Party, 5 p.m.

Oscar’s Atlanta
1510 Piedmont Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.oscarsatlanta.com
Margarita Madness, 7 p.m.

The Hideaway
1544 Piedmont Road, Ste. 124
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.atlantahideaway.com
Cinco de Mayo Party, 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Beer Buckets $16-18 (five beers for the cost of four)
Tacos and nachos bar
Margarita Jell-O shooters sold by Twisters Softball Team
Cinco de Mayo raffle

Jungle
2115 Faulkner Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.jungleclubatlanta.com
Doors at 10 p.m.
DJ Lazaro (South Beach, Miami)
Performance by Phoenix
Reduced admission with Las Margaritas wrist band

Xion
2241 Faulkner Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
DJ Power Infiniti
3 a.m. (Sunday morning)

Mary’s
1287 Glenwood Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30316
www.marysatlanta.com
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Cinco de Mayo Blowout
Tequila and Corona specials
Atlanta Bucks raising money behind the bar upstairs
Beware of Dog selling nachos and hot dogs outside

Heretic
2069 Cheshire Bridge Road
Atlanta, GA 30324
www.hereticatlanta.com
9 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Official after party for Las Margaritas event
B.I.G. Productions presents “Bear Invasion”
DJ/Producer John LePage and DJ Sean Mac
Reduced admission before midnight with Las Margaritas wristband

XS Ultra Lounge
708 Spring St.
Atlanta, GA 30308
www.xcessultralounge.com

Latino Dancers
$5 Jose Cuervo All Night
Hip Hop & Latin house music

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