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South Florida drinking events: May the Cinco de Mayo be with you

The unofficial “Star Wars” holiday May the Fourth Be With You meets Cinco de Mayo in this weekend’s galactic showdown of drinking events. Don’t forget a costume, and try not to show up to the wrong party dressed as Chewbacca.

Is your destiny to wield a lightsaber or a chimichanga? Find out at these 10 block parties and bashes.

Tequila Time (a celebration where the cost of 100-plus tequilas will correspond to the time drinkers place their order), 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Wharf Miami, 114 SW North River Drive, Miami; free; 305-906-4000 or Eventbrite.com

The Thirst Is Real: May the Fourth Be With You (a “Star Wars”-themed brewery party with movie-inspired beer names and costume contests), 6-11 p.m. Friday, May 4, at J. Wakefield Brewing, 120 NW 24th St., in Miami; free, and activities include lightsaber battles and screenings of “Star Wars” films; 786-254-7779 or JWakefieldBrewing.com and Facebook event page

May the Fourth Be With You (an electronic dance party with burlesque shows, costume contests and drink specials), 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Friday, May 4, at Stache, 109 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale; free; includes performance by DJ LinderSMASH; 954-630-5247 or Facebook event page

Rocco’s Cinco de Mayo Block Party (features drink specials, giveaways, tacos and revelers wearing sombreros), 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday, May 5, at Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, 1313 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; 954-524-9550 or RoccosTacos.com and Facebook event page

Kentucky Derby Rooftop Party (a cocktail-fueled viewing party of the first Triple Crown thoroughbred race), 2:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Rooftop @ 1WLO, 1 W. Las Olas, Suite No. 700, Fort Lauderdale; $20 via ExploreTock.com; 954-523-1956 or Rooftop1WLO.com and Facebook event page

Cinco de Wynwood (a massive block party with mariachi bands, tequila shots, live music and food trucks), noon Saturday, May 5, to 3 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW Second Ave., Miami; free, and RSVP via Eventbrite.com for a free beer, or pay $12 for the “Fiesta Party Pack,” which includes Cinco-themed party favors; 305-461-2700 or Facebook event page

Cinco de Vour Block Party (a brewery party featuring food trucks and art vendors), noon-11 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Devour Brewing Co., 1500 SW 30th Ave., Suite 4, Boynton Beach; free; 561-806-6011 or DevourBrewing.com and Facebook event page

Cinco de Mayo Brickell Fiesta (a waterfront block party featuring costumes and specialty cocktails), 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, to 2 a.m. Sunday, May 6, at 609 Brickell Ave., Miami; $15-$20 for general admission, $20-$65 for fiesta party favors; $40 for VIP, via Eventbrite.com; 305-461-2700 or CincodeMayoBrickell.com and Facebook event page

Cinco de Mayo Block Party (a fiesta of booze and tacos on Las Olas), 11 p.m. May 5, at American Social Las Olas, 721 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; free, and the party takes place on Southeast Eighth Avenue; 954-764-7005 or AmSoBar.com and Facebook event page

Ocean Blues and Brews 2018 (a craft-beer festival featuring 125-plus brews, along with blues musicians and unlimited samples), 3-7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 149 SE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach; $40-$60, includes souvenir pint glass, via Eventbrite.com; 954-480-4200 or Facebook event page

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