Bingo takes on a mystical tone in the Mexican version (known as loteria), for which folkloric symbols replace numbers on the cards. And that turns bingo into a whole new beisbol game, mis amigos -- one with a tale behind every square on the card, from La Luna, the moon, to El Borracho, the drunk. According to tradition, the bingo caller would perhaps announce each icon with a rhyme, and choosing the correct square on your loteria card would become a guessing game. But I suppose that at tonight's Loteria at Lime benefit, the flowing happy hour margs would preclude that kind of tough brainwork. The point tonight, then, is just to have fun, while raising funds for Rights for All People, an organization supporting immigrant rights.
The loteria party begins at 6 p.m. at Lime XS, 730 E. Sixth Avenue; admission is free, but donations are requested. Get details online or call 303-893-3500.
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