Nevada Hispanic Services kicks off its Cinco de Mayo celebration early with a performance by Mexico’s Ballet Folklorico Quetzali. The dance troupe hails from Veracruz, considered the birthplace of ballet folklorico. The group will perform dances from various Mexican states (such as “La Bamba”) and wear the traditonal costumes of those regions. Tlen Huicani will provide musical accompaniment on ukuleles, violins, guitars and folk harp. The performance begins 8 p.m. April 24 at the Golden Phoenix Showroom, 255 N. Sierra St. Tickets are $20. Call 785-7250.