Editors' pick

Cinco de Mayo/Queen Makeda Closing Fiesta

DJ night
Please note: This event has already occurred.
The term "epic" is overused and should be employed more judiciously. But it's a totally suitable descriptor for the hip-hop bar crawls hosted by Queen Makeda, a small, nondescript spot on Ninth Street NW's Ethiopian row. Employing some of the city's best decknicians, Makeda partners with venues in the vicinity, and each stop has a theme and drink specials. Outside of bar crawls, Makeda has been a bar where folks just stop by for living-room hangout sessions accompanied by strong drinks, chicken wings and non-mainstream hip-hop and R&B. Sadly, Makeda is closing, although the owner promises a move to another location by summer. To celebrate two years of revelry, it's hosting a Cinco de Mayo blowout from 4 p.m. until close, with $5 cocktails, $3 beers and Makeda resident DJs Soyo, RBI and Jav going nonstop. Remember to bring cash to this "everything must go" sale.