Radar: To Do in PHX 5.5-5.8

Aunt Chilada’s. Photo from Aunt Chilada’s.

We’re here to ease you into Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day with very little stress. This week’s digital radar is your guide for events that are both mom-friendly and margarita-friendly, or both. Choose between the traditional Mexican music of Mariachi Sol De México or maybe you’ll want to feel very artsy fartsy at the Phoenix Art Museum. Pick between a good cry with Ray LaMontagne or a good cry with the Arizona Diamondbacks (depending on who wins). Whatever your tastes are, feel certain that Phoenix is your place for active living. Note: Some descriptions courtesy of event hosts and edited for clarity.


Cinco de Mayo at Aunt Chilada’s 

Aunt Chilada’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is back for another year of fun! Clear your calendar because Thursday, May 5th, Aunt Chilada’s will be the place to be! Live music starts at 3 PM, we’ll have a special performance with Guadalajara Dancers at 6 PM, and our headliner, the Chris Parker Project, is flying in from Houston to rock the stage at 7:30 PM. The fiesta will be in full force with food & drink specials, giveaways, and Corona girls throughout the night. Proceeds benefit the Makenna Youth Foundation! Free before 2 p.m., $10 after; 10:00 a.m. doors; 7330 North Dreamy Draw Dr., Phoenix; auntchiladas.com // @auntchiladas

Mariachi Sol De México at Madison Center for the Arts

Legends of My Land is a musical tribute to the golden era of Mexican cinema that was responsible for the internationalization of mariachi music. Jose Hernandez, director of America’s Premier Mariachi, Sol de Mexico, and his 13-piece ensemble pay a spectacular tribute to the legends of mariachi music, an unforgettable musical experience that has audiences young and old on their feet. $35 – $65; 7 p.m.; 5601 North 16th St., Phoenix, AZ; themadison.org // @themadisoncfa


First Fridays at Phoenix Art Museum

Each First Friday, Phoenix Art Museum comes to life, activated by great art, live music, dance performances, art-making activities, and so much more. Visit the Museum on your way to downtown galleries, and support arts and culture in your community. First Fridays are made possible by the Angela and Leonard Singer Endowment for the Performing Arts, and donors to the Museum’s annual fund, including Circles of Support and Museum Members. Free; 3pm to 9pm; 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ; phxart.org // @phxart

A Night Under the Stars at The Icehouse

Vivid Presents and Arizona-based company, Cloth & Flame are transforming the way we think of dinner and a show. On Friday, May 6, the two are putting a new spin on the Culinary Arts and Entertainment Community with ‘A Night Under the Stars.’ Renowned DJs, Oliver Smith & Pretty Pink are making their way to Arizona for a never-before-seen event at downtown Phoenix’s very own Icehouse. Prior to the concert, Vivid and Cloth & Flame are co-hosting an open-air cocktail reception and multicourse sit-down dinner that starts at 6pm and is handcrafted by C&F culinary director Nick Rusticus, highlighting ingredients by local makers and purveyors. $25 for just the concert, $215 for welcome reception, dinner, concert; 6 p.m. for dinner and show, 8:30 p.m. for just show; 429 W Jackson St, Phoenix, AZ; theicehouseaz.com // @theicehouse_az


Mama’s Makers Market at Town & Country

Join Local Trade AZ as we celebrate everything local that is MOM! Once again, we will be taking over at The Shops at Town & Country for our 4th Annual Mama’s Makers Market on Saturday, May 7th, 2022. Find that perfect gift for the incredible mother figure in your life or find something special for yourself. Featuring over 100 carefully curated local artisans showing off their one-of-a-kind wares including Art, Apparel & Accessories, Jewelry, Furniture, Design, Décor, Health & Beauty, Local Food & Live Music. Free; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 2021 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ; localtradeaz.com // @localtrade.az

Jenny Zigrino at Stir Crazy Comedy Club

With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She’s charmed audiences across the country with her keen wit, observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliantly honest for a compelling performance you can’t ignore. She made her late night standup debut on Conan O’Brien, and has been a guest on the hit shows “@Midnight,” MTV’s “Girl Code” and “Adam Ruins Everything” and featured on TBS, Oxygen, TruTV, Fox, and more. A rising star in Hollywood, her first film appearance was a leading role in “50 Shades of Black” with Marlon Wayans and went on to star opposite Billy Bob Thorton in “Bad Santa 2.” $23; 7pm and 9:30pm shows both nights; 6751 N Sunset Blvd Ste E-206, Glendale, AZ; stircrazycomedyclub.com // @stircrazycomedyclub


Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies at Chase Field, Phoenix

Take yourself out to the ballgame! Take yourself out to the crowd. And of course, buy yourself peanuts and crackerjacks (or a hot dog or a few large beers). $25 – $275; 1:10 p.m.; 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ; mlb.com/dbacks // @dbacks

Ray LaMontagne at Arizona Federal Theatre 

This is a great show to go cry to, but not tears of sadness. Oh no, these will be tears that release you from years of pent up emotions that might normally be unable to find their way out of your body. This show will feature a lovely voice with lovely music, from a seemingly lovely man. Recommended for anyone who likes deep thoughts and even deeper feelings. $39.50 – $99.50; 7:30 p.m.; 400 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ; livenation.com // @arizonafederaltheatre

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