CINCO DE MAYO/MUSIC: La Colectiva and Manicato will turn the party into a fiesta with their infectious, modern Latin music. La Colectiva's genres include Streetwize Salsa Dura/Cumbia and Vallenato of Colombia/Son Jarocho of Veracruz Mexico/Cuban Son/Guaracha/Afro-Peruvian Festejo/Lando rythyms, and Manicato combines samba, cumbia, timba, rock, reggae, bomba, plena, hip-hop, funk, and everything in between.
9 p.m. // Elbo Room (647 Valencia St) // $7
ADVENTURE: We thought we'd entice you over to the East Bay tonight with the titillating-sounding Oakland Capture the Flag, which was conceived by the very quirky Oaklandish. People of all ages will take over Frank Ogawa Plaza until it closes at 10 p.m., in order to keep the security guards happy, who are very cool, we hear.
8 p.m. // Frank Ogawa Plaza (Broadway & 14th, Oakland) // free
MUSIC II: Scottish musician Alexi Murdoch will lull the audience at the Great American tonight with his sweet, Nick Drake-esque tunes, making everyone wish they could live by the sea on the isolated west coast of Scotland, where Murdoch resides. Portland Cello Project opens.
7:30 p.m. // Great American Music Hall (859 O'Farrell St) // $20