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Celebrate May with fiesta fun

By Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason
Brittney Cason writes about nightlife for The Charlotte Observer.

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Happy Tres, Quatro and Cinco de Mayo! There are a ton of fiestas this weekend, of all kinds. To name a few:


A Night in Vegas with Thomas Davis and Friends at Interior Motives (2425 South Blvd.): A cocktail casino charity “fun-raising” event to raise funds for the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation. His friends include Jon Beason, Luke Kuechly, Captain Munnerlyn and Jordan Gross of the Carolina Panthers. 8 p.m. $30 general admission, which includes $1,500 in play money. 888-262-0355.

DR3AM5 Carnival Light Show at The Chop Shop (399 E. 35th St.): Charlotte’s best EDM DJs mixed with stilt walkers, clowns and carnival games. And in the center ring will be a DJ-off with DJ Supa Skip vs. Frenzy. Doors open at 9 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 704-765-2467.


Second Annual Running of the Chihuahuas at the EpiCentre Courtyard (210 E. Trade St.): Enter your Chihuahua in the race to win a trip to Mexico. The Cinco de Mayo after-party is at Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina, with all proceeds benefiting the Humane Society of Charlotte. 4 p.m. Free. For more info, and to register your pint-size pup:

Cinco De Mayo party at 1900 Mexican Grill (1523 Elizabeth Ave.): Live bands (including mariachis), a dunk tank and a burrito-eating contest. A portion of food sales from the night will go to Beards BeCAUSE, to benefit the Women’s Shelter of Charlotte. 4 p.m. No cover. 704-334-4677.

May Bash at The Thirsty Beaver Saloon (1225 Central Ave): An annual charity festival where five of Charlotte’s favorite party bands will jam while partygoers are “Kickin’ For Kids” to raise money for pediatric cancer research. A good time and a good cause. 5-11 p.m. No cover, but donations are encouraged. 704-332-3612.

Blondes vs. Brunettes Football Game at Revolution Park (1225 Remount Road): A powder-puff party and game where girls take their fundraising to the field. 6 p.m. $35 donation gets you a ticket to the game and into the after-party at Tyber Creek Pub.

Brittney Cason is a writer who talks for a living at CBS Radio – mornings on WFNZ, nights on WSOC.
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