Cinco de Mayo Street Fiesta at Deep South Taco
Noon to midnight at all three locations: 291 Ellicott St., 1707 Hertel Ave., and 6727 Transit Road, Lancaster. Presale costs are $15 for two people and $28 for four. Details here. Day-of cost is $10 per person. VIP tickets are $125.
The biggest Cinco de Mayo party in town is at all three Deep South locations for the first time in the event's three-year history.
The Hertel Avenue location will have a DJ; the live music lineup at Transit Road includes the Strictly Hip, and Christian Kramer & the Backwoods Revival will perform on Ellicott Street. Look back at Don Nieman's Smiles gallery from the 2017 Cinco de Mayo festivities at Deep South.
Music Is Art hosts performances at Cherry Blossom Festival
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside Buffalo History Museum (1 Museum Court). Free to attend.
We usually associate cherry blossoms with springtime in Washington, D.C. But we have our share of cherry trees here as well, and this weekend they'll be celebrated with Buffalo's own version of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
The weeklong festival is centered in the Japanese Garden near the Buffalo History Museum. The main event, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, is a day of music sponsored by Music Is Art. See the full Japanese-influenced music lineup, with set times, here.
Read more about Buffalo's take on the Cherry Blossom Festival, below.
Doors at 8 p.m. in Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Cost is $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
New York City-based trap/electronic dance music artist Party Thieves comes to the Ballroom on Cinco de Mayo for a night of explosive energy and hearty bass drops.
Known off-stage as Jared McFarlin, the artist is a former cadet at West Point and played football for Army; he's been a quick riser in the EDM scene, gaining notice from big names such as Skrillex and Diplo.