May 3 Sunday
In preparation for the annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, Centennial Olympic Park hosts FIESTA ATLANTA CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION, Atlanta's largest Hispanic outdoor festival. Experience Latino culture, live musical performances on two stages, arts and crafts, vendors and authentic food from some of the city's best Latin American restaurants. Sponsored by the Latin American Association. Free. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 285 International Blvd. 404-350-0200. www.fiestaatlanta.com. (Christie Jarrett)
May 5 Tuesday
Former Criminal Records employee Megan Lillie and husband Scott Nesbit have recently endured a mess of bad luck ranging from death in the family to emergency eye surgery. As a result, both are temporarily not working, and if you watch CNN, you know it's a bad time to be unemployed. Country-rock songstress Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause and art-rock yucksters Club Awesome play CELEBRACIÓN: BENEFIT FOR MEGAN LILLIE & SCOTT NESBIT, to help ease the couple's financial woes. $8. 8:30 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com. (Chad Radford)
MAY 6 TASTE OF THE NATION Share Our Strength launches its annual fundraiser dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. www.atlantataste.org.
MAY 8-10 SWEET AUBURN SPRINGFEST Celebrates its 25th anniversary along Auburn Avenue. www.sweetauburn.com.
MAY 9 STEPHEN LYNCH Comedy Central funny man visits the Tabernacle. www.livenation.com.
MAY 9 UNWIGGED & UNPLUGGED Longtime friends and collaborators Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer and Michael McKean stop by the Fox Theatre. www.ticketmaster.com.