Cinco de DMA
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Dallas Museum of Art by checking out the latest exhibition, México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde. When all the other galleries close at 5pm, have a night at the museum with Frida and friends till 9pm, and also enjoy a special Cinco de Mayo menu at the DMA Cafe featuring ceviche with fresh lime and jalapeno, ash-rubbed carne asada and cinnamon sugar sopapillas. 1717 N. Harwood St.
No Cinco de Mayo is complete without tequila. Want to celebrate with limited edition, personalized tequila? Even better. Casa Dragones Tequila Joven’s 100% Blue Agave Tequila is rested in new American Oak barrels for five years, giving it a smooth quality. On the fifth, you’ll be able to customize a bottle of this sipping tequila with custom sayings or a simple “Happy Cinco de Mayo.” With this tequila at your bar, you’re in for a fiesta. Starting at $275 at Specs, Pogo’s and other retailers
Sneak Peak at Fearing’s
Chef Dean Fearing will be unveiling the “El Playero,” a wicked tequila cocktail created by mixologist Eddie “Lucky” Campbell of Parliament, in the May episode of his Dean’s Texas Cuisine web series. But, lucky locals can get the first taste at Rattlesnake Bar on Cinco de Mayo, when “Lucky” himself will be there mixing those bad boys in person. Also ring in the holiday with tunes by Jose G, $5 margaritas and bar menu selections of General Ignacio’s Carnitas Tacos, flavorful Puebla Chicken Tacos and Molcajete Guacamole. 2121 McKinney Ave.
Think ahead about your Cinco de Mayo plans and consider the Think Ahead Group’s (TAG) Cinco de Derby Celebration. TAG, an organization that supports brain health and the Center BrainHealth, hosts its charity event May 5th at Marie Gabrielle Restaurant and Gardens to kick off the 143rd Kentucky Derby. Grab a mint julep or a margarita, because either way, you’ll be celebrating. 8pm-midnight, 2728 N. Harwood St.