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Fun Heats Up in Atlanta for Cinco de Mayo!

In Around Atlanta on 05/03/2011 at 6:00 am
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Fun Heats up in Atlanta on Cinco de Mayo!

If you’re boring or have a long, sad face or want to be by yourself wallowing in your lameness, then stay at home. Because to get with Cinco de Mayo in Atlanta, my amigos, means fun, laughs, friends, music, and lots and lots of crazy loaded nachos with all the good stuff just piled up on top.

We’re ALL Mexican-Americans on Cinco de Mayo–celebrating the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862! Don’t worry. You won’t be quizzed. You don’t have to know a single slapping thing about that battle—or even likehistory (after all, it was just a bunch of stuff that people did)—to enjoy ice cold Margaritas with friends on this festive holiday coming up on Thursday!

Here’s a very cool Cinco de Mayo party spot with all the chips, salsa, guac and queso that you can devour! (Have some Tums on hand for later.)

From Twitter: AtlanticStation
Spend Cinco de Mayo @RosaMexicano in @AtlanticStation! Giveaways, food/drink specials, entertainment & more! Menu additions avail. all day!

Rosa Mexicano in Atlantic Station is located at 245 18th Street, right here close to home.

On Sunday, May 8 Rosa Mexicano is serving up a Mexican Brunch Buffet for Mother’s Day, so bring mom if she’s nearby and show her she is loved! If she’s not here, eat a big heaping plate in her honor and then call her up and tell her about it. 🙂

So call up some amigos to meet up at the local cantina for the fiesta at Rosa Mexicano (say this sentence with a Spanish accent–it’s fun). After all, there’s only one Cinco in each Mayo per year, so don’t let Cinco de Mayo pass you up this year without a fun-loving, friend-sharing, food-devouring party!

photo: laughparty


Get Ready for Atlanta Jazz Festival

In Around Atlanta on 05/02/2011 at 1:18 am

The sounds of sweet jazz will fill the air at Piedmont Park all weekend coming May 28-29. Plan to bring a blanket, a cooler full of drinks and snacks, and a big umbrella, unless you want to work on your tan. The 2011 Atlanta Jazz Festival offers some amazing artists–from the youngest student musicians to accomplished veterans of the artform.

Take a listen to the acts before the festival by clicking on the links below for a little taste of their sweet goodness.

Saturday, May 28

JC Young Youth Jazz Ensemble on 5/28 @ 1pm
The Jean ChildsYoung Jazz Ensemble–an exciting, talented group of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

MAYWE Jazz Ensemble on 5/28 @ 3pm
Swingin’, full big band sounds

Audry Shakir on 5/28 @ 5pm
(Audry’s voice comes in about the 2:54 mark)
powerful, classy jazz/blues vocalist

Warren Wolf
Warren Wolf playing his marimba.

Warren Wolf Quintet on 5/28 @ 7pm
Old school, improvisational & you’ll LOVE his marimba magic

Regina Carter on 5/28 @ 9pm
Crazy good jazz violin–yes, violin.

Sunday, May 29

Rialto Jazz For Kids on 5/29 @ 1pm
Rialto Jazz for Kids is an ongoing series of comprehensive jazz education programs for elementary and middle-school aged students throughout metro Atlanta.

North Atlanta HS Jazz Band on 5/29 @ 3pm

Sean Jones Quintet on 5/29 @ 5pm
Jones with his quick fingers and artful phrasing makes the trumpet do sexy, amazing things.

Gerald Clayton Trio on 5/29 @ 7pm
Smooth, sultry jazz piano

Ninety Miles on 5/29 @ 9pm
The percussion of the Cuban-American, latin jazz flavor transports you to another place.

There’s something for every taste in the variety of jazz acts performing at this year’sAtlanta Jazz Festival. Get ready to kick back and absorb the notes.

Various performances are going on all month long in May. The Atlanta Jazz Festivalpage has all the details.

photo: atlantajazzfest