Cherokee Comes Alive

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We're quickly rounding the corner on another May 5, and not a moment too soon. As fun to celebrate as it is to say, Cinco de Mayo gives late spring's last chill a swift kick in the pantalones. Out with the slushy doldrums! And in with the annual Cinco de Mayo (Cherokee Street, between Nebraska and Iowa avenues) festival, a cheery celebration of Mexico's wicked-surprising defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla — and, just as important, a testament to the vibrancy of St. Louis' Mexican population. Join the fiesta today between 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., as one of our city's coolest neighborhoods throws a righteous block party. Music is provided by renowned Mexican band Tamborazo Mixteco, disco-funk sensation Boogie Chyld, the always-dreamy Javier Mendoza, Chicago's Destinadas and several other great acts. Sample the amazing cuisine along Cherokee Street, sip a margarita or horchata, and revel in the fact that you're having a real-deal Cinco de Mayo experience while others bust out the Old El Paso. Call 314-772-0014 or visit for more information.
Sat., May 2, 2009
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