Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's Groupon: for $399, you get a two-hour, private mariachi quartet rental from Mariachi Calavera (a $900 value).
Mariachi Calavera, a quartet of musical merrymakers with more than 15 years of experience, enlivens the airwaves at parties and events with its south-of-the-border sounds. Led by Arturo Zavala, the performers march into or precariously hover over all manner of events blaring trumpets, strumming violins, and plucking the guitar-like vihuela. While sporting matching scarlet-hued beaded outfits and brimmed sombreros, the mariachis belt out traditional songs and familiar favorites such as "La Bamba" and "Tres Regalos.” At birthday parties, the guest of honor will be sure to swoon when personally serenaded, as will a bride and groom at a wedding, or the recipient of the Least Enraged award during a traffic jam.