Yes, it’s a holiday invented by liquor companies to “honor” a very minor Mexican holiday, but why not have an excuse to drink mucho quantities of tequila y cervezas? Just try and avoid the dreaded tequila hangover.
There’s tons of events including many theater productions to choose from including the tres gay “A Language of Their Own”, “Cabaret” and “The Book of Liz”.
There’s also some Cinco de Mayo parties and even a Kentucky Derby themed event…and, of course we’ll be heading to Bacon Strip at Re-bar for this month’s fabulous new theme, “ABBA vs B-52’s”.
Vaya con margaritas!
Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival @ Northwest Film Forum. Five films 1pm-9:30pm.
The Book of Liz @ Freehold Black Box Theatre in Belltown. A silly but honest adventure from the minds of siblings David and Amy Sedaris. Liz sets off on her own to find out who she is and what she is truly made of. Along the way she meets a giant peanut, a Russian immigrant couple, and many recovering alcoholics who are regulars at the diner where she lands herself a job.
Madama Butterfly Sings of Love and Loss at Seattle Opera. Puccini’s searing tragedy of East and West. One of opera’s most beloved characters, Cio-Cio-San, will test the limits of faith and choose death over dishonor at the climax of eight performances, May 5-20, 2012. Tickets start at just $25!
Madama Butterfly simulcast live @ Key Arena. One of the world’s most popular operas, projected in HD on a 50’ x 80’ screen, with stereo surround sound, at KeyArena 7:30pm, FREE!
The Broadway Revues @ Moore Theatre. Recapture the spirit, splash and brazenness of early Broadway that enjoyed great success on the Great White Way from World War I until the Great Depression, and was a popular theatrical entertainment famous for spectacle, satire and sophistication.
Paramount Theatre Free Tour: Take 90 minutes to delve into the history of Seattle’s iconic Paramount Theatre. Tours led by guides who unlock little known facts about the history of this grand theatre. Be sure to ask about the zodiac chandelier 10am.
Cabaret @ Rebar. Presented by The Schoolyard. The shutter opens on the decadent world of Weimar Berlin at the dawn of the 1930′s where the morally ambiguous scrape by the skin of their leg, $18-$20.
Damn Yankees @ 5th Avenue. A bewitching seductress and Satan himself test how far Joe will go so his beloved baseball team can win the pennant.
The Pitmen Painters @ ACT Theatre. Chronicles the true story of a group of miners who discover their hidden potential for art from the acclaimed writer of Billy Elliot.
A Language of their Own @ Richard Hugo House. The lyrical modern classic about men in love is an exploration of the nature of desire, sexuality, stereotypes and self-definition through the relationships of the four gay characters, three Asian and one Caucasian.
Team of Heroes: Behind Closed Doors @ Annex Theatre. The gleaming teeth and bulging muscles of America’s preeminent superheroes hide a dirty past and a fractured present 8pm.
B-52′s vs ABBA Bacon Strip @ Rebar. The Big Gay Variety Show w/ Sylvia O’Stayformore and an all-star lineup. Dancing Queens roam on down to the Love Shack for a special tribute of B-52’s vs. ABBA!
Bear Meet @ CC Attle’s. “Wall-to-wall fur and absolutely the best drinks in town!” 6pm–10pm, Free. 21+
Cuff Complex: “Bear Heat” HiNRG Dancing with DJ Matt Stands 10pm-3am, $5. 21+
Gays Gone Wild @ RPlace. The Imperial Court of Seattle’s Prince and Princess Ball 6pm, $20. 21+
Wet Underwear Contest Party @ The Eagle w/ DJ Hooker. Battle of the bulge 9pm-3am. 21+
Cinco De Mayo for Marriage Equality @ the home of Josh Castle. Tasty, specially made margaritas, beef, chicken, chorizo, fish, and veggie tacos, Coronas, Modelos, and non-alcoholic beverages. Every guest receives a special sombrero, a whack at the piñata, and a chance to show off your moves to fabulous Latin dance music. Suggested contribution: $45 (all proceeds go to Equal Rights Washington’s efforts to Approve Ref 74). With 2,500 invites let’s make this the biggest house party ever 4pm-8pm.
Neighbours Nightclub: Powermix Dancing with DJ Randy Schlager 10pm-4am. 21+ (18+ after 2am)
Inferno Hot Flash @ Neighbours. Hottest dance party for women young and old 6-10pm, $10. 21+
Pre-Funk @ The Grill on Broadway offers up special super deals for two hours only 8pm-10pm.
Purr Video Lounge: VJs play the best mix of music videos in town 9pm-2am, No cover. 21+
Fuego! @ Wildrose. Lady Jane DJ’s Cinco De Mayo Zodiac Party with a Latin Flare. 21+
Madison Pub: No DJ, never a cover. Drinks, pool, darts and brews. 21+
Therapy Saturdays @ RPlace. DJ Flo’w spins R&B/Top 40 & VJ E rocks the video booth, $7. 21+
Lashes Cabaret with Lady Chablis at 9:30pm.
Kentucky Derby Party @ BottleNeck Lounge. The Fifth Annual Run for The Roses- 3pm Post Time. Prize for Best Hat at 4pm / Dressed for Derby Excellence Award at 4:30pm, No Cover. 21+
Rosehedge Benefit Concert @ Sunset Tavern: Brokaw, Blood Orange Paradise, The Riffbrokers. 21+
LeFaux @ Julia’s. Celebrity Female Impersonator Show w/ host Jinkx Monsoon 10pm, $30-$45. All Ages
Ebony Cabaret presents Cinco de Mayo @ Highline Bar. The Ebony Cabaret heats up the stage with tantalizing performances. DJ T-Bone spins new and old school music 9pm-2am, $10-$12. 21+