Ay caramba! Cinco de Mayo Weekend is Here! And Fabulos Walla Walla Spring Release too!
Saturday, May 5th
Spring Release Weekend ALL OVER WALLA WALLA
“The Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance invites you to explore the Valley’s Wine Region during the 2012 Spring Release Weekend. This weekend is when the Walla Walla Wineries celebrate the season and showcase new releases by opening their cellars and tasting rooms on Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6. During Spring Release Weekend, visitors are often treated to many special events at the wineries; including music, delectable food, and demonstrations.”
Walla Walla Farmer’s Market Opening
Corner of 4th Avenue & Main Street
Every Saturday & Sunday May through October
Live Music both days! This weekend music is by The Rogues
Check out their website: http://www.gowallawallafarmersmarket.com/
Walla Walla High School Commons
4:30 to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, May 5, the Walla Walla High School Latino Club, AVID and WSU Gear Up are sponsoring a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Walla Walla High School Commons area. The festival will feature a career and activity fair as part of the celebration. The fair will include many community partners, colleges, universities, and school clubs.
Dinner will be provided by El Sombrero for the first 500 people who attend the event. Music will feature music by Mariachi Huenachi and will include performances by local groups and school programs with additional music provided by Luz y Sonido Elegante. The activity fair will include information tables and activities that families or children would enjoy. Those activities will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Tempest @Power House Theatre
“Shakespeare’s magical farewell to the stage is filled with spirits and goddesses, young lovers, old grudges, usurping villains, and ultimate grace. The aging magician Prospero discovers forgiveness for those who stole his dukedom only after his young daughter Miranda shows him the path to redemption in this most popular and comedic of the Canon’s romance stories.”
The Hobbit @The Little Theater of Walla Walla
May 4, 5, 11, 12 AT 8:00pm
May 6th at 2:00pm
“It’s unusual for modern work to become a classic so quickly, but Tolkien’s “ring” stories, which began with The Hobbit, clearly are in this very special category. They stir the imagination and intellect of everyone they touch. Bilbo, one of the most conservative of all Hobbits, is asked to leave his large, roomy and very dry home in the ground in order to set off as chief robber in an attempt to recover an important treasure. It’s the last thing that any sensitive Hobbit would want to do, but great benefit eventually results – not only for Bilbo but for all of the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth – and the hearts of those children and adults who continue to enjoy this kind of magic.”
Walla Walla High School Drama Department Presents “The Sound of Music”
May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th at 7:00pm
May 5th & 12th at 2:00pm
Quincy Harper Unplugged @Red Monkey Downtown Lounge
The B Side Live at @Basel Cellars
“Based in Walla Walla, Washington, The B Side performs an eclectic mix of music from various genres, from blues to rock to jazz to some stuff you probably haven’t heard for a while. and from time to time, we’ll throw in an original or two just because. We like to take the rules and bend them a bit to make some creative music that appeals to just about everyone.
The B Side perform sometimes as a duo, a trio or a quartet when joined by Michael Simon on bass and Brian Griffith on drums to really rock the house.”
Check out their website: http://www.thebside.us/
Gary Winston & The Real Deal Live @Vintage Cellars
Cinco de Mayo with DJ Lotek @Marcy’s Bar & Lounge
It’s Cinco de Mayo locos! DJ LOTEK is making it hot and spicy with a mix of Mexican influenced music and some electronic sounds for an extra kick! Get there early for mucho dancing!
Cinco de Monkey with DJ Switch @Red Monkey Downtown Lounge
With corona buckets, pacifico pitchers with cool prizes. Margarita pitchers and hornito shots keep the glass!
Roads Less Travelled Live @Walla Faces
The three piece band “Roads Less Travelled” plays Blues, RocknRoll, Jazz, Folk, Country, Funk and anything else we find eclectic, entertaining and challenging.
Robert Meade Live @CrossRoads SteakHouse & Lounge
Spring Release Weekend in the Lounge. Robert Meade will offer all original acoustic rock in the Lounge. Come check him out! “Eugene, Oregon’s Meade channels some of indie rocks greatest souls in his raw, vulnerable lyricism and playing. His voice cracks at just the right emotional pitches, his solo guitar work builds and plateaus achingly and leaves you feeling, simply, depressed. But it’s deftly and soulfully done, a reminder that even life’s painful subjects have a strange beauty about them that we sometimes need to face head on. And not all of Meade’s work is of the downer sort, just some of his most haunting — at CrossRoads Steakhouse and Lounge.
Dean Snyder Live @Sapolil Cellars
Dean performs light rock classics, and interesting originals.
Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved.
The Mike Wagoner Band Live @Sapolil Cellars
Fresh Originals, Surprising Covers
Call it organic folk rock. Think Neil Young meets acoustic Led Zep with a little Willie Nelson, Van Morrison, and the Cars thrown in for good measure. The Mike Wagoner Band is a unique blend of roadhouse blues, western swing, fresh orig…inals and surprising covers.
Enjoy a Full Bar, Featuring Sapolil Cellars Wine, Beer on Tap and by the Bottle, and a full menu of hard liquor libations to keep you revved. Plus, Bistro 15 @ Sapolil will be serving up good eats until 11 p.m.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration with Feedback @Pacific Express Lounge
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
Shaniko Live @The Oasis
DISCLAIMER: Venues/Artists can change/cancel any events at their own discretion so anything listed here is to the best of my knowledge…..