• San Diego,  WorldWide

    Fiesta Old Town Goes Virtual!

    Arriba muchachos y muchachas! The Historic Old Town Community Foundation is getting creative for a FREE, colorful Cinco de Mayo virtual Fiesta live streamed through Facebook Live (@Fiestaoldtown), YouTube and website (https://www.cincodemayooldtown.com/virtual-fiesta) right to you, as you “stay at home”! On Tuesday, May 5th, Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will come to life through your TV or computer screen. Featuring a series of festive interactive activities for the entire familia to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
    (Illustration by Lulu @qululululu)
    Únete a nosotros (join us) from 4pm to 6:30pm for a FREE virtual fiesta, jam packed with exciting salsa classes so you can shake your maracas, food & drink demos alongside master chefs and mixologists, live entertainment to dance to in your living room, a delicious dinner serenaded by a mariachi band, Tequila & Mezcal tastings & SO MUCH MORE! Enhance this FREE celebration with Fiesta Party Packs available for pickup or takeout from Café Coyote, Rockin’ Baja Lobster, and Tahona Bar all located in Old Town!
    You won’t want to miss this virtual Fiesta! Join us as we celebrate Cinco de Mayo “stay at home” style with FREE fun and festive activities for the entire family to enjoy! Virtual Fiesta will be a colorful celebration filled with exciting activities and elements that will bring the spirit of Cinco de Mayo to life. Although we can’t meet you in the streets of Old Town this year, we are excited and happy that we can still connect with all of our Old Town Fiesta-ers virtually! Grab your sombrero and prepare for an iconic Taco Tuesday/Cinco de Mayo celebration like no other!
    Headlining our Virtual Fiesta and ending the night for us will be world famous guitarist & special guest, Pablo Sáinz-Villegas! Praised as “The Soul of the Spanish Guitar,” Sáinz has appeared on some of the world’s most prominent stages such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. His next stop will be on your TV or computer screens for a LIVE guitar solo performance!
    Schedule of Events:
    4:00pm – Welcome to Virtual Fiesta Old Town!
    4:05pm – Marg Makin’ & Michelada Shakin’ Time with Café Coyote
    4:15pm – Holy Guacamole & Salsa Dippin’ with Chef Juan of Rockin’ Baja Lobster Old Town
    4:30pm – Salsa Shakin’ Class with Danz Arts
    4:45pm – Manny Cepeda – Viva la Salsa!
    5:15pm – Let’s Tacobout Old Town San Diego – Past, Present, Future
    5:20pm – Nacho Average Mariachi Dinner
    5:45pm – Tasty Tequila vs Memorable Mezcal with Tahona Bar
    6:00pm – Infamous Tortilla Making with Café Coyote
    6:10pm – Headlining Performance by renowned guitarist Pablo Sainz-Villegas
    For more information and to pre-order Fiesta Party Packs please visit, www.cincodemayooldtown.com-virtual-fiesta.
  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Event LOVE: Casa Sauza Tequila Tasting!

    I went to an awesome tequila tasting event this past Tuesday, and had so much fun, even though I woke up with the MOTHER of all hangovers the next day! To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Sauza Tequila treated us to a festive evening of authentic Mexican music, delicious tequila-infused foods, and a guided tasting of Casa Sauza Tequilas led by industry expert, Mike McLean.This is when my trip to Tequila heaven began…

    This is when all the fun began…

    The Mariachi band was great!

    sipped on a few (A LOT) more of these… so good.

    Meant to snack on some of these, but the Tequila had me!

    Always a pleasure seeing Brittany 🙂

    Then it was time for the Tequila Tasting…

    The Sauza Gold, and the Tres Generaciones Plata were my favorites!

    Dan and Meg were there!

    Came home with a bottle of Hornitos Reposado, that I’m afraid to even look at after that hangover, but I’ll get over it, can’t deny some good tequila!

    Thank you so much to the Praxis team for inviting me, I always have an awesome time with you all!


  • New York

    Event in NYC Tonight!

    Pandasonic is putting on a Cinco de Mayo fiesta of EPIC PROPORTIONS, celebrating the WORLDWIDE release of Miles Jones’ full-length album RUNAWAY JONES (Just Released May 26th via Mojo Records & Publishing / URBNET / MB3 Records/EMI). Miles will perform at 9 with special guest DJ Yale Fox, followed by resident DJ Tenessee.

    Panda Bar is hosting the soiree – FREE ADMISSION all night long and TEQUILA SPECIALS throughout Happy Hour 4-9pm! YES, ALL THE TEQUILA NECESSARY FOR YOUR PARTYING NEEDS. Plus, no Cinco de Mayo celebration is complete without a piñata…. And we’re filling ours with a special surprise……

    I’ve included more information about Miles Jones and his music below. Please let me know if you could make a special posting on your site. Thanks so much.

    Miles Jones NYC Release Show: A Special Pandasonic Cinco De Mayo Event
    Thursday, May 5 at 8:00pm – May 6 at 3:00am
    Panda Bar
    139 Chrystie Street @ Delancey, NYC

    The official NYC release party in celebration of the WORLDWIDE release of Miles Jones’ full-length album RUNAWAY JONES (Out May 26th via Mojo Records & Publishing / URBNET / MB3 Records/EMI). FREE ADMISSION! A live performance from Miles, happy hour TEQUILA SPECIALS (4-9pm), & a pinata! Plus, special guest DJ Yale Fox followed by Resident DJ Tennessee!


    Hailing from a long line of reputable musicians, Miles’ grandfather Headly Jones Sr. from Jamaica started Studio and was arguably the first to invent the electric guitar. His father Headly Jones Jr aka Deadly Headly was a DJ on CFNY and an early Toronto Club DJ pioneer. Miles went on to create a unique sound that honors the true origins of hip-hop and collaborate with A-list industry including Percee P, Detroit-based producer Black Milk, and most recently, Grammy award-winning producer Boi 1da. Miles has been the recipient of distinguished awards from the Billboard World Song Contest for “Hip Hop Song of the Year” (2010) and the Independent Music Awards for “Hip Hop Song of the Year” (2009) and “Hip Hop Artist of the Year” (2007). His music has been featured on major networks and hit television programs including CBS’ CSI: Las Vegas and the 2010 Winter Olympics. Most recently, Miles’ Boi 1da-produced single “Never Wrong” was nominated as a finalist for the International Songwriting Competition.

    “Those looking for the new names in hip-hop should perk up their ears the direction of rising Toronto rapper/producer Miles Jones, who offers up a mix of R&B, electro, reggae, and pop influences on his polished sophomore album, ‘Runaway Jones’. – AOL Spinner

    “A very dope emcee reppin’ T-Dot… This is the real deal.” – 2 Dope Boyz