Five Margaritas for $5. Masa14, our favorite place for drinks in the U-Street corridor, celebrates Cinco de Mayo right! With more than 130 types of tequila, they pour five different margaritas for $5 each. Wed., May 5, 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., 1825 14th St. N.W.
$10 Bag Lunch at Oya. One of our fave sushi places, Oya in Penn Quarter—now offers brown bag lunches—sushi, seaweed salad, edamame, and dessert. Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Oya, 777 9th St. N.W.
All You Can Eat Tacos. Glover Park’s Surfiside’s Cinco De Mayo specials include $10 for all-you-can-eat tacos, chips and salsa, as well as $20 buckets of Sol, $5 margaritas and more. Wednesday, May 5, 5-12 p.m., 2444 Wisconsin Ave.
Capital City Cheesecake Opening. This dessert locale opened May 1 in Takoma Park—and they deliver! Chocolate Red Velvet Cheesecake? We’re in. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7071 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, M.D. (202) 821-8251.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Ceiba. Ceiba is offering $5 Mexican bar snacks (think tacos, tostadas, and ceviche) and margaritas for $5 in honor of the Mexican holiday. Sat.-Wed, May 1-5, 701 14th St. N.W.
Mondays at the St. Regis. The St. Regis Bar offers up a special menu Mondays—glass of wine, cheese, and meat for $19, plus a dessert and wine pairing “Sweet Bites” menu the rest of the week. Order from either special menu and receive a complimentary Acai of Spring cocktail. Through June 21, Mon. 5 p.m.- midnight, Tues.-Thurs. 5 p.m. to midnight, Fri. and Sat. 5 p.m.- 1 a.m., 923 16th St. N.W.
Jewelry Sale! Five Days of Fashion takes place at Mystique Jewelers in Old Towne—sapphires, handmade chains, cameos, and other gorgeous baubles. Tues.-Sat., May 3-8, 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., 211 The Strand Waterfront, Alexandria.
2010 National Geographic Live: In the Empire of Ice. Join author Gretel Ehrlich as she discusses her circumnavigation of the Arctic Circle as written in her new book: Empire of Ice: Encounters in a Changing Landscape. Tuesday, May 4, 7:30, tickets $80, $18. National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. N.W.
2010 National Geographic Live: A Come to Cheeses Moment: Wine vs. Beer. Join beer, cheese and wine experts for a tasting of artisanal cheeses paired with special wines and beer. Thursday, May 5, 7 p.m., National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th St. N.W.
Party at Policy. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training hosts a CINDO DE TRI-O party (They’re triathletes, it’s Cinco de Mayo). Food, drinks, prizes. Wed., May 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Policy Lounge, 1904 14th St. N.W.