War rages in the lower quadrant of Dolores Park. Two distinct groups Latino families and tattooed bicycle riders vie for supremacy, usually opting to just lie on the grass together blissfully. It isn't really much of a war. Recently, a third group, the gay Burners, had a decisive lower-park victory during the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's birthday party. But this weekend, families Latino or otherwise are a sure bet to reign splendiferously at the Cinco de Mayo Festival. Live music, Lucha Libre wrestlers, Univision TV personalities, folkloric dance, and a Soccer Skills Camp make the day alluring to those who like their entertainment wholesome and fun. Plus, the no-alcohol vibe is likely to scare off a lot of those bikers. On the other hand, we predict a possible crossover hit among indie-rock fans and traditional Mexicanos alike: All-female band Mariachi Femenil Orgullo Mexicano.
Sat., May 2, 10 a.m., 2009