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Women’s History Month

March 1, 2017March 31, 2017

Each year in March the National Hispanic Cultural Center celebrates women with programming that honors their contributions to dance, music, theatre, art, poetry, films, novels, and much more. Listed below are all the events that you can experience at the Center during Women’s History Month. Below are our offerings for 2017.

Fantasía Fantástica: Imaginative Spaces and Other-Worldly Collage Programming:
¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour with Artist Rachel Muldez
March 2, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Domenici Education Building
Free public event

On the first Thursday of each month, the National Hispanic Cultural Center invites adults for artistic fun. Snacks and refreshments, as well as beer and wine, are for sale from Pop Fizz to fuel your creative juices. This month, artist Rachel Muldez will be guiding a project inspired by her work in the NHCC Art Museum exhibition, Fantasía Fantástica: Imaginative Spaces and Other-Worldly Collage.
Please register using this link (so we know how many materials to prepare):
https://goo.gl/forms/yALP5QDJlO1F5oJx1

¡Vamos al Museo! with Artist Rachel Muldez
March 4, 2017
10:30 am to 12 pm
Domenici Education Building
Free public event

On the first Saturday morning of every month, join us for this fun and engaging artist-led family program. During the March event, families (limited to 25 participants) will get a 30-minute museum tour, focused on the NHCC Art Museum’s current exhibit Fantasía Fantástica: Imaginative Spaces and Other-Worldly Collage and led by artist Rachel Muldez, whose work you will see in the exhibit. Following the tour, the whole family can create their own artwork with Rachel’s help in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building Creative Classroom.
Please register using this link (so we know how many materials to prepare):
http://www.nhccnm.org/event/vamos-al-museo-9/

Workshop with Cynthia Cook
March 23, 2017

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Domenici Education Building
$5 suggested donation

The National Hispanic Cultural Center, in conjunction with Albuquerque’s annual Women and Creativity series celebrating women’s creativity across the disciplines, invites you to observe Women’s History Month with artist Cynthia Cook. This hands-on workshop will be led by Cook and inspired by her work and personal techniques, which are featured in the NHCC Art Museum’s exhibition Fantasía Fantástica: Imaginative Spaces and Other-Worldly Collage.

Performances:

Siembra: Hembras de Pluma
March 9-12 & 16-19, 2017

Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Wells Fargo Auditorium
$18 w/ $3 discount for students, seniors, & NHCC members; $10 Thursday shows only

Hembras de Pluma will present Rise: An Offering, an ensemble piece weaving movement, personal stories, song and imagery to address generations of resilience, triumph, pain, and navigating the world as women. Hembras de Pluma is a collective of Indigenous and Women of Color who share stories as celebration, healing, and creating power in storytelling.
http://www.nhccnm.org/event/siembra-latino-theatre-season-hembras-de-pluma/

Chispa: Perla Batalla
March 11, 2017

7:30 pm
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
$12, $17, $22 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors, & NHCC members

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, formerly a Leonard Cohen back-up singer, has earned critical acclaim for her unique voice and culture-merging compositions. She has recorded seven albums, been featured in films and television, and taken her unique sound on tour to some of the most prestigious venues around the world.

Aliento: Fragmentos
March 24-26, 2017

Friday-Saturday 8 pm; Sunday 2 pm
Salón Ortega
$27 general admission; $17 for students

Alice Blumenfeld and Abrepaso Flamenco will perform in a new cutting-edge flamenco presentation, Fragmentos, where tradition meets innovation. Alice will be accompanied by Esteban Garza in a performance including poetry and spoken word in addition to dance, with original music by Alex Conde on piano, Joaquìn Gallegos on guitar, and Guillermo Barrón on percussion.

Book Reading and Signing of Coyota in the Kitchen by Anita Rodriguez
March 4, 2017
2 pm to 4 pm
History and Literary Arts Building
A Free Community Event

Join author and artist Anita Rodriguez in the NHCC Library for a reading from her book Coyota in the Kitchen. Coyota in the Kitchen introduces the reader to two eccentric families, the complications of navigating a safe path among contradictory cultural perspectives, and how food reflects the complicated family histories that shape our lives.

International Women’s Day Celebration
March 8, 2017

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Domenici Education Building
Free public event

In celebration of International Women’s Day, 19 different voices will perform poetry. The event will feature, Ebony Isis Booth, Alysia Coriz, Mercedes Holtry, Mary Oishi, Brenda Morales, Sarita Gonzalez, Merimee Moffitt, Ana Lopez, Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, Brooke Von Blomberg, Eva Crespin, Arlaina Ash, Jules Nyquist, Liza Wolff-Francis, Yasmeen Najmi, Mikki Aronoff, Tina Carlson, Amy Beveridge, and Valerie Martinez.

Recurring Events:

¡Hora de Cuentos! Bilingual Preschool Storytime
March 9, 2017

10:00 am to 11:00 am
History and Literary Arts Library
Free public event

Bring your children ages 1 through preschool to the NHCC’s historic library for bilingual story time. In honor of Women’s History Month, we will be reading Drum, Chavi, Drum!/¡Toca, Chavi, toca! by Mayra L. Dole and The Woman Who Outshone the Sun/La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol by Alejandro Martinez. There also will be age-appropriate activities to accompany the books.
Parents or caregivers must remain with their child. No registration required.

Colcha Community Stitch-Along
March 17, 2017

9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Domenici Education Building
Free public event

Join our monthly gathering, led by Annette Gutierrez Turk, for colcheras of all skill levels. For more information, contact Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or elenad.baca@state.nm.us

Exhibitions:

A Life of Service: The Mari-Luci Jaramillo Collection, 1905
November 18, 2016 to March 31, 2017

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
History and Literary Arts Building
Free to the public

A native New Mexican and daughter of laborers, Mari-Luci Jaramillo grew from a studious child in La Vegas, NM to become a teacher, a leader in education reform, a national advocate for civil rights, and the first Latina Ambassador from the United States to Honduras. This archival collection reflects the central beliefs of Mari-Luci Jaramillo’s life and career: family and community, pride of heritage, and the importance of service to others.

Library Exhibition
March 2017

Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
1st Saturday of the month, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
History and Literary Arts Building
Free to the public

Come to the NHCC Library in March and see an exhibition of books for and about Latina/Chicana/Hispanic authors and influential women. View the bibliography here.

Films:

Free Thursday Films
March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2017

7 pm
Bank of America Theatre
Free public event

In March, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series will feature documentaries from Instituto Cervantes’ “Espacio Femenino” program and from New Mexico PBS.

Film:  Joan Baez 75th Birthday Celebration
Thursday, March 2, 2017

7 pm
Bank of America Theatre
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Folk icon Joan Baez celebrated her 75th birthday in 2016, honoring her legendary 50-plus years in music with a career-spanning live performance at New York’s historic Beacon Theatre. Baez performed with fellow artists and friends including David Bromberg, David Crosby, Damien Rice, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Emmylou Harris, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, Indigo Girls, Richard Thompson, Judy Collins, Nano Stern, and Paul Simon. The event was filmed as an episode of PBS’s Great Performances. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2016; directed for television by David Horn; English; 90 minutes; not rated.

Film:  Las constituyentes
Thursday, March 9, 2017

7 pm
Bank of America Theatre
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

A documentary about the 27 women who served in the Spanish legislature in 1977, promoting political change during Spain’s transition to democracy following the end of the Franco regime. Through their personal experiences, the film traces the history of women’s political involvement in Spain up to the present day, and includes a debate between these pioneering women, the “mothers of the constitution,” and women currently serving in the Spanish parliament. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2011; directed by Oliva Acosta; Spanish with English subtitles; 70 minutes; not rated.

Film:  La fiesta de otros
Thursday, March 16, 2017

7 pm
Bank of America Theatre
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Verbenas, summer festivals on town plazas featuring dance bands, were an integral part of the filmmaker’s childhood in Asturias. Her documentary focuses on the “end of the party”—when the plaza falls silent and “music, summer, work, money all disappear when winter arrives for musicians belonging to a time that is slowly fading away.” Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2015; directed by Ana Serret Ituarte; Spanish with English subtitles; 73 minutes; not rated.

Film:  Excluidas del paraíso
Thursday, March 23, 2017

7 pm
Bank of America Theatre
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

A documentary exploring the mechanisms that maintain patriarchal systems and perpetuate economic, cultural, and social inequality and imbalances of power in the 21st century, in the West in general and Spanish society in particular. Patriarchal ideology is revealed in images projected through our modes of communication; feminist thinkers interviewed include Ana de Miguel, Ochy Curiel, Pablo Llamas, Pilar Aguilar, Remedios Zafra, Rosa Cobo, Soledad Murillo, and Yayo Herrero. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2015; directed by Esther Pérez de Eulate; Spanish with English subtitles; 93 minutes; not rated.

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NHCC Campus
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
Phone:
505-246-2261
Website:
www.nhccnm.org