Things to do for May 05, 2011

The Weekender

Cinco de Mayo, Mint Juleps and the Mavericks

The weekend is doing laps at Churchill Downs.

Thursday
Tequila, Mariachis and a Mechanical Bull
MAYO

Tequila, Mariachis and a Mechanical Bull

In the category of “another excuse to throw a party,” we have Cinco de Mayo. Related: Mattito’s is stocking its parking lot with margarita and fajita stations, a mariachi band and one mean mechanical bull. Feel free to wear your chaps.

Thursdays, 5pm-2am, Mattito’s, 3011 Routh St, 214-526-8181

Friday
Drinking Sake with a Master
SAKE IT TO ME

Drinking Sake with a Master

Tomorrow, we know exactly what you want—something hot, foreign and intoxicating. But first, let’s talk sake. Kenichi’s hosting a party full of the stuff, sourced from all over Japan via the collection of Dallas’s only level II sake master. You wouldn’t celebrate Seis de Mayo any other way.

May 6, 5-8pm, $40, Kenichi, 2400 Victory Park Ln, 214-871-8883

Saturday
Do This on Derby Day
AND THEY’RE OFF

Do This on Derby Day

This Saturday, the sprawling Briggs Estate will greet you with a red carpet, two racehorses and silver trays overflowing with mint juleps. (So... typical Saturday.) On the lawn, you’ll get mini Hot Browns, the Derby on flat-screens and Southern belles playing croquet. Remember, she has a mallet.

May 7, 2-7pm, $60, The Briggs Estate, 5909 Desco Dr, tickets here

Your Brunch, Now for a Dollar
DOLLAR DOLLAR BILL

Your Brunch, Now for a Dollar

Starting now, LaGrange is doing this: serving you a brunch buffet every first Saturday of the month... for a buck. They’ll be laying out everything from Texas Eggs Benedict to Challah French Toast. Go ahead, get your money’s worth.

Saturdays starting May 7, 1-5pm, LaGrange, 2704 Elm St, 214-741-2008

Sunday
Watching Dirk on a 30-Foot Screen
PLAYOFFS

Watching Dirk on a 30-Foot Screen

Dirk vs. Kobe. Cuban vs. Jackson. Dallas vs. that other city. It’s on. And you need a worthy watch party (in case your floor seats fall through). The Granada’s showing Game 4 on its 30-foot projection screen while serving up a fajita bar. It’s a different kind of assist.

May 8, 2:30-6pm, Granada, 3524 Greenville Ave, 214-824-9933

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