Latinx Crew La Choloteca Takes Over MJQ

Photo: Julián Camilo Del Toro

Photo: Julián Camilo Del Toro

One of our favorite new parties to spring up this past year is the Latinx night ATL has been craving: La Choloteca. Since their grand incarnation at Star Bar, the crew have been consistently knocking it out of the damn park. With regular Thursday night bangers at Star Bar and Cabbagetown-staple 97 Estoria, the team has now sets their ojos on bigger sights with a 4/20 party at MJQ on Ponce.

Behind the lights and the music, much of the success of La Choloteca is due to the bold mission statement. Not only will you hear sounds ranging from “Salsa to Cumbia to Dembow to Punk”, the organizers have sought to make it an inclusive (and free!) event for all. It’s a party with a purpose, y’all.

"I've seen the growth of Atlanta and the Latinx community and I feel like La Choloteca is just a celebration of all those things coming together," said co-founder Randall Ruiz (Florista) in a previous interview with WUSSY.

A conversation with the founders of La Choloteca from September 2016.

The 4/20 edition of La Choloteca will partially support the Feminist Women’s Health Center. The center has created programs such as the Black Women's Wellness Project and Lifting Latina Voices Initiative, which "cultivates Latina self-awareness, growth and empowerment... especially those who are low-income and uninsured.”

This month also features three special guest DJ’s—Lokahontas (MIA), Ree De La Vega (ATL), and Ash Lauryn (ATL)—in addition to their regular lineup of DJ Esme, Santiago Paramo, Juampasoul, and Florista.

As always, no cover!