Agenda Lounge
Wed: An early party with N’Rumba and drink specials. San Jose.

Azucar Latin Bistro
Thu: The festivities are presided over by DJ Che (4pm-2am), with drink specials all day and evening. San Jose.

Britannia Arms Almaden
Thu: Cinco party and VJ D-Roc. San Jose.

Celito Lindo
Thu: Mexican food and drink specials. San Jose.

Cinco de Mayo Benefit Business Mixer
Thu, 6-9pm: Companies participate in a networking event with music. It is also a benefit to fight autism and cancer. Presented by California Scenes TV and CreaTV San Jose. Clarion Hotel, San Jose Airport.

Club Fox
Thu, 8pm: Orquesta Pacheco plays for the big day. $10/$12. Redwood City.

Dive Bar
Thu: Specials on Jell-o and fiesta shots and Mexican beers. San Jose.

El Rancho Sports Bar
Thu: Tequila treats and free snacks all day and into the evening. San Jose.

Firehouse Grill
Thu: Cinco de Drunko with specials on Mexican beer and margaritas. Sunnyvale.

Fox Theatre
Fri, 8pm: Waiting a day, the Fox celebrates the holiday with the 40th anniversary of Latin rockers Malo, plus the Latin jazz band Lava and Blanca Sandoval. $20/$25. Redwood City.

La Pi–ata
Thu: A new Mexican restaurant offers food and music for the holiday. Plus, it hosts a Tequila Expo on Fri. San Pedro Square, San Jose.

Mezcal
Thu: The fun starts at noon with tequila tastings, Jose Cuervo Girls and mariachis: Tapatio at 2pm, Mariachisimo at 6pm. DJ “Rated R” spins all day. San Jose.

9Lives
Thu, 8pm: A celebration with Neksuss, Lorezno Guzman Mariachi, MexicoVivo and Grupo Azteca. Gilroy. $10/$15.

A Perfect Finish Wine Bar
Thu: A Cinco de Mayo tasting of premium Mexican beers with Jon Burkland. $10.
San Jose.

Pezzella’s Villa Napoli
Thu: The Italian restaurant reaches out with a Cinco de Mayo menu that includes chile verde and chipotle margaritas. Sunnyvale.

The Quarter Note
Thu, 5pm: A special holiday party, followed by the regular Pro Jam at 8:30pm. Sunnyvale.

Redi Room
Thu: Cinco de Mayo is all about tacos by chef Tommy, 5pm on; also, DJ Curtis. San Jose.

Santana Row
Thu-Fri, 110pm: A two-day affair with live music, games and street food.

South First Billiards
Thu: $3 margaritas. San Jose

Temple Bar & Lounge
Thu: DJs Smooth Grooves and Sig-O provide the musical accompaniment for Mexican drink specials. San Jose.