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Senhorita Bella Sue Devianti is sure to make your Cinco de Mayo memorable.

Cinco de Mondo
7 p.m. at Congress Theater; $15
The Congress goes all out for Cinco de Mayo tonight with Lucha Libre wrestling, burlesque performances from Lola Van Ella, Bella Sue Devianti and Gravity Plays Favorites, live music from the Del Moroccos and The Suspirios and more. Comedian Dash Bravado hosts.Find more Cinco de Mayo events on Centerstage.

Chapterhouse
9 p.m. at Vic Theatre; $16
Billing themselves as "five rail-thin longhairs from Reading, England," Chapterhouse slipped through the cracks during the early '90s, as bands like My Bloody Valentine and Jesus & Mary Chain had long cornered the shoegaze niche - and Nirvana went and silenced the fuzz with the grating angst of "Nevermind," anyway. The group's 1991 debut, "Whirlpool," would've had a
much bigger impact if it had been released just a year or two later when youth culture was ready to chill out again. The boys have reunited after a two-decade split, with their sets dripping with numbing distortion and tinny drums that cut right through it with glee.

Reading Under the Influence Fifth Anniversary
7-9 p.m. at Sheffield's; $3
The reading (and drinking) series celebrates its fifth year on Cinco de Mayo, with readings of short original works from regulars Robert Duffer, Jesse Jordan, Julia Borcherts and Amy Guth. There will also be readings of recognizable published work and trivia related to the appropriate theme of "Five."

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