Welcome to a preview of our upcoming weekly events newsletter, a handy lil’ guide on how to spend your down time in NYC like the cool and cultured young adult you are. There’s a million things always going down and it can be easy to miss all the cool shit poppin off in the city’s Latino scenes, so I’m here to help you maneuver ÑYC with ease.
Who am I to tell you how to live? I’m Tony (@hellotones ), your local Bronx-bred brown boy just tryna get how I live. You can catch me cookin up quality memes on Twitter, occasionally writing about your favorite emerging artists on Remezcla, or putting on quality shows + parties with Like That Records. I could keep going but I’m done talking my shit, to sum it up: I been out here, and I got you!
From poppin parties and can’t-miss concerts, along with the dopest arts happenings, like film screenings, exhibit openings and more – if you’re looking for curated recommendations every week, make sure to sign up below. You might even get blessed with free giveaways!
With Valentine’s Day making this a love-filled week, here is a taste of the kinds of events you can learn more about in our newsletter, strictly for my enamorados ?. Nah scratch that, you don’t got be in love to have fun! Whether you and your boo neck deep in cuffing season or you still out here plottin on a potential shorty, I got you with Valentine’s Day plans sure to impress your amorcitx.
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Tropical Past and Future x Noche Romantica (Party)
All vinyl, tropical diaspora party Tropical Past & Future is bringing a fittingly special edition of their Black Flamingo residency with special guest west-coast vinyl party compadres Noche Romantica. Resident DJs Prince of Queens (of Combo Chimbita), Adrian is Hungry and Little Dynasty, along with Noche Romantica’s Tenosh are sure to have you and yours spinning the night away in the intimately lit venue to the sound of cumbia.
Los Tigres Del Norte & Banda Los Recoditos Jorge Dominguez (Concert)
If you wanna keep it real chunti with your chiqibaby, hold your lover close like Mexican teen couples on the subway after school to the musical stylings of Norteño legends Los Tigres del Norte, playing alongside Banda Los Recoditos and cumbia OG Jorge Dominguez in the Bronx on Saturday night.
Keep shorty impressed post-mosh and go peep a very rare screening of 1980’s Mexplotation flick Intrepidos Punks at an appropriately timed midnight screening in Brooklyn. The Francisco Guerrero-directed VHS punk film about a drug-pushing luchador-led sexy apocalyptic biker gang is sure to impress even your toughest filmbuff chiqibaby.
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PELEA Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity (Art Show)
On Friday evening catch the opening of The Latinx Project’s very first exhibition PELEA: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity; a collection of work from artists offering their visions of community resistance in the face of gentrification. Stop by the opening or check the exhibit out on view through May 3 at the King Juan Carlos Center at NYU.
If you’d rather throw some ‘bows with your boo or catch your crush in the pit, hit up Bronx-based collective Hydro Punk’s Anti-Capitalist Love at The People’s Forum on Friday night, featuring a kick-ass lineup of Latinx punk bands like Bruja Luna, Ratas en Zelo, and Chupa, along with a DJ set by Aguapanela Mami.
If you’re more the type to profess your love through some profound perreo, ¡PARAÍSO! at Baby’s All Right on Friday night is sure to provide a quality soundtrack for your upbeat caress, boasting a healthy lineup of DJs featuring Alejandra Sabillión, LITA, and Diego Hauz to name a few.
Saturday Night, Papi Juice returns for volume 45 of their always bumpin, always QTPOC-centered party, taking over two sections of Elsewhere with stellar lineups to provide optimal coverage for you to find love in the club.
Advanced tickets sold out, more tickets will be available at the door.
If you’re not looking to set your forces anywhere below 145th, go catch Dominican dembow king El Alfa, with special guest, Latin trap staple Farruko (*insert Farru! adlib here*), at the historic United Palace theater – this one will definitely be a movie for Uptown.