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Belated Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

By May 7, 2009

Better late than never! Cinco de Mayo has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the celebration is over. This weekend gives ample opportunity to celebrate the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla.

First up on Saturday May 8 is the Pachanga at King William Park. The festivities include live bands, piņatas, moon walks, mariachis and lots of food booths. The event is free and open to the public (though food will cost you) from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

The Revolution Room will have lots of bands including Bobby G and E7, Starchild and mariachis. Begins at 2:00 p.m., call (210) 320-4567 or go to www.revolutionroom.com for more info.

The Museo Alamedo gets into the act on Saturday, with a lineup of conjuto acts including Santiago Jimenez Jr. and his conjunto, Mingo Saldivar y sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas and Henry Zimmerle y su Conjunto from 8:00-11:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 with proceeds benefiting the museum.

Sunday also brings some San Antonio Cinco de Mayo action with the Guadalupe Theater (1301 Guadalupe St., (210) 554-1010) brings you folklorico and flamenco dancing beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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