5 things to do today: Sunday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Festival Go loco during this fete commemorating the Mexican army's victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Celebrate Mexican culture and check out the live music, crafts and Mexican eats. 26th St and Kostner Ave. 2pm–11pm.
ART & DESIGN
"Commonwealth: New Work by Neal Vandenbergh and Latham Zearfoss." Two Chicago-based artists consider power as an invisible force in our lives. Zearfoss creates an imaginary poll asking residents of a Midwestern town to assess their power to affect change, both publicly and personally. Vandenbergh incorporates materials of authoritative control—i.e., yellow construction-grade paint and reflective vinyl—into his large-scale monochromatic panels. Roxaboxen Exhibitions.
GAY & LESBIAN
MadonnaRama It's a huge lovefest set to the music and videos of Madonna that somehow manages the hysteria of a live show. And if you think there's a gayer night on the town somewhere else, newsflash: There isn't. Berlin. 9pm. $5.
Har Mar Superstar Ron Jeremy look-alike Sean Tillmann, a.k.a. Har Mar Superstar, is branded as a joke funk man, but his latest album, Bye Bye 17, is a honest soul record with vintage touches. Released on Julian Casablancas's Cult Record, the album features Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti. He may have his tongue permanently in cheek, but the vocal pipes underneath are on point. Empty Bottle. 8:30pm. $12, advance $10.
Chicago Flea MKT Peruse 50 Midwest artisans' wares, from jewlery to vintage dresses to sweets (such as marshmallows at 240sweet, pictured), on the 40,000-square-foot playground of Wicker Park's A.N. Pritzker Elementary School. Fuel up with fare from food trucks such as the Slide Ride and 5411 Empanadas. A.N. Pritzker Elementary School. 10am-5pm.