Los Bandits at The Union
What: Kalamazoo Tex-Mex band Los Bandits of Michigan playing blend of R&B, gospel, country, rock, norteño, and tejano music
When: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: The Union Cabaret & Grille, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall
Rugger’s Up & Under
What: Kalamazoo punk rock band Rudy’s Broken Leash, with .50 cent tacos and specials on Mexican beer
When: All day, with music at 9 p.m (in Boomerang’s)
Where: Rugger’s Up & Under/Boomerang’s, 711 W. Michigan Ave.
What: Kalamazoo country band Bronk Bros.
When: Doors open at 11 a.m., music at 3 p.m.
Where: Wayside West, 3406 Stadium Drive
When: 9:30 p.m. Saturday (free lessons at 10 p.m.)
Where: Blue Dolphin, 502 S. Burdick St.
Cost: $5, ladies free all night (ages 18 and older)
Cinco de Mayo at the Globe Theatre
What: DJ Tropicz spinning Top 40 and Latin hits
When: 9 p.m. Saturday
Where: Globe Theatre, 241 E. Kalamazoo Ave.
What: Taco and margarita bar from 5-9 p.m. and a Most Interesting Man in the World contest, where people are encouraged to dress like the Dos Equis man and win prizes.
Where: Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, 100 W. Michigan Ave. (other parties at two other Old Burdick’s locations)
When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Contact: 269-343-0032, www.oldburdicks.com
Mariachi band at Los Amigos
When: 8 p.m. to close Saturday
Where: Los Amigos, 3317 Stadium Drive