Break out the margaritas — it’s Cinco de Mayo! Today marks the commemoration of the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Somehow, a military celebration has turned into a giant fiesta. But we have no complaints; any excuse for a party is something worth celebrating.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Iguana Wana Mexican Grill, 9080 76th St., will have face painting and a balloon artist for children is noon to 3 p.m., with a giant pinata breaking at 3 p.m. La Fogata Mexican Grill, 3300 Sheridan Road, has a tent set up outside the restaurant today, with live music and food and drink specials. Enjoy!
RG Productions, which performs old-style radio dramas, is performing “The Magnificent Ambersons” today at the Civil War Museum, 5400 First Ave. The performance is a tribute to Kenosha native Orson Welles, who directed the 1942 movie adaptation of the novel and whose birthday is Monday. 2 p.m. Admission is free.
The Fine Arts at First concert series at First United Methodist Church wraps up its season with a jazz program this afternoon. 3 p.m. at the church, 919 60th St. The program — “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!” — is a tribute to Julian “Cannonball” Adderly. Admission is free. Audience members are invited to a free reception after the concert. www.fineartsatfirst.org.
“Love’s Labour’s Lost,” a comedy by William Shakespeare, is 2 p.m. today in the Black Box Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Tickets are $10-$18 at tickets.uwp.edu or through the box office, 262-595-2564.