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August 2018
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August 15September 3

SHORT MYSTERY FICTION WORKSHOP (for beginning mystery writers).

Do you love reading a good mystery? Have you always wanted to write one? This eight-week fiction workshop is designed for writers who want to jump into the field of mystery fiction.  Inspired by The Hit List, an anthology of short mystery fiction by Latino/writers, you will start a new mystery story from scratch and receive valuable feedback for revision from your fellow writers. The workshop culminates with a public reading of your new story at the NHCC. Those writing in English as well as English/Spanish are welcome.

Instructor: Brenna Gomez is adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where she teaches composition, creative writing, and in the freshmen learning community program. She received her MFA in fiction from UNM in 2016 and served as Editor in Chief of UNM’s national literary magazine, Blue Mesa Review. Her fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner and is forthcoming in StoryQuarterly. Brenna was the recipient of a 2017 Hedgebrook residency and the 2015 Hispanic writer award for the UNM Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe. She is also a staff reader for  Recommended Reading at Electric Literature and hosts author events Bookworks Albuquerque.

Eight weeks: August 15 – Sept 3, 2018
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Pre-register: https://nhcchistorylit.wufoo.com/forms/preregistration-nhcc-mystery-fictio-copy/

Deadline to register: FRIDAY, August 3, 2018
Workshop Fee: $250
Two Scholarships/per class are available for $125. First come-first served!

POETRY WORKSHOP (for intermediate/advanced writers)

Do you crave a community of fellow poets? Do you want to be inspired to write new work? This eight-week poetry workshop, for intermediate/advanced poets, is writing-intensive. You will be inspired by readings of Latino/poets as well as by helpful and supportive workshops and discussions. The course culminates with a public reading at the NHCC where poets share their new work. Poets writing in English as well as bilingual poets (English & Spanish) are welcome.

Instructor: Valerie Martínez is an award-winning poet whose book-length poem, Each and Her, won the Arizona Book Award and Honorable Mention in the International Latino Book Awards, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and The Ron Ridenhour Prize (among other awards).  Her work has been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies. Martínez was the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2008-2010.  Learn more:  www.valeriemartinez.net

Eight weeks: August 15 – Sept 3, 2018
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Pre-register: https://nhcchistorylit.wufoo.com/forms/preregistration-nhcc-poetry-workshop-copy/

Each workshop will culminate with a public reading at the NHCC.

Deadline to register: FRIDAY, August 3, 2018
Workshop Fee: $250
Two Scholarships/per class are available for $125. First come-first served!

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¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 21
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An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 18, 2018

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

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ABQ Latin Dance Fest Lecture Series: Cuban Music: Beyond Buena Vista Social Club

August 22
Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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6: 30 pm

PRESENTER: Daybert Linares Díaz

SYNOPSIS: In 1999, the release of a documentary “Buena Vista Social Club,” which depicted the process of recording the album of the same title two years prior, became a worldwide phenomenon. After decades of partial musical obscurity due to the U.S. embargo on the island, the international audience was once again regaled with the sounds of a pre-1959, pre-communist Cuba. For many U.S. people, Buena Vista Social Club signified a return to those times, a memory of a “lost” island and rhythms—both also lost in time.

Buena Vista Social Club’s international success and critical acclaim, however, bypassed entire generations of Cuban music. Indeed, the album focused mainly on rhythms that had been produced between the 1930s and 50s. But what happened between 1959, the year Fidel Castro took power, and the advent of the second millennium? What music were Cuban musicians producing during this time? What new rhythms were developed? How did the music of Cuba evolve during all these years? And more importantly, was Buena Vista Social Club an accurate representation of the contemporary music in Cuba at the time that it was released? This presentation is an invitation to explore these questions, to listen to music, and to learn what Cuba has produced, musically speaking, beyond Buena Vista Social Club.

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Film: The Search for General Tso

7 pm

August screenings in the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series conclude Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on our Immigration Experience. This six-week series is a project of City Lore, a cultural center for the arts and humanities based in New York City. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of NEH’s Community Conversations initiative, and features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is one of 24 organizations selected nationwide to participate in the Becoming American project. The scholar/moderator for the screenings and discussions at the Center is Dr. Gabriel Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. The theme for Unit Six, presented on August 23, is “Immigration and Popular Culture.”

As much an immigration history as a culinary detective story, this ebullient documentary uses the ubiquitous Americanized dish, General Tso’s Chicken, as a lens onto a larger story of immigration, adaptation, and innovation to American popular culture. Early on, the film poses the question, “If Chinese Americans comprise only 1% of the U.S. population, why are there Chinese restaurants in almost every city across America?” The filmmakers seek the answer in a journey through the Chinese American experience from the Gold Rush and the building of the railroads to the age of Panda Express. On-air historians, chefs, writers, and enthusiasts provide accounts of the history of Chinese migration to America; the discriminatory 1880s Chinese Exclusion Act that forced emigrants out of the labor market and into small business ownership; the modification of “exotic” Chinese cuisine for American tastes; and the role of Chinese American community organizations in the dissemination of restaurants to the far corners of the nation to avoid competition and discrimination on the West Coast.
2014; Ian Cheney; English; 57 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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Catalog Release Party

August 24

5:30 pm to 7 pm

Let’s celebrate the release of the Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place Catalog! Join The NHCC in congratulating the artists on their amazing contributions to the exhibition and the catalog.

The beautiful catalog will be for sale. Purchase one (or two!) and help keep the conversation going in our communities!

Artwork credits: Clockwise from upper left: Corey Pickett, Las Mujeres (1 of 3), 2018. Wood, foam, fabric, repurposed purses. Approximately 83” h. x 108” w. x 6” d; Zahra Marwan, The desert knows me well, the night, the paper, and the pen (1 of 2), 2018. Watercolor and ink on paper. Two panels, approximately 11” h. x 15” w. each; Erin Currier, New Mexico Guadalupe, 2018. Mixed-media collage and acrylic on panel. Approximately 48” h. x 36” w; Ehren Kee Natay, Listening, 2018. Digital photography and  dye-sublimation on aluminum. Approximately, 30” h. x 24” w.

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ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2018: Class Schedule

August 24August 26
PNM Rehearsal Hall
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival is proud to welcome both local and guest instructors to this year’s festival.  Check out the full schedule below.

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Mundos de Mestizaje

August 25August 26
NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
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ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2018: Saturday Night Concert

August 25

5 pm

ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2018: Home Is Where the Art Is! The Albuquerque Latin Dance Fest returns to its roots. This year, we will highlight all that New Mexico has, all that it does, and all that it is. We humbly invite you to join us in celebrating our local music, dance, and community.

Grab your dancing shoes and turn up the heat at the annual Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival. The four-day rhythm and movement celebration features live performances by world-class dancers as well as non-competitive dance showcases, parties, and workshops. Additional attractions include dance films and lectures. Saturday night will feature four of Albuquerque’s favorite Salsa/Latin bands on one stage: Son Como Son, Charanga del Valle, and Ivon Ulibarri & Cafe Mocha plus a special surprise! This is a rare opportunity to experience all of our favorite bands on one stage for live music, dancing, performances, food, fun, and more! Join us for your Albuquerque Latin Dance Fest!

Tickets:
This event only: $20 Advance; $25 At the Gate
All access pass: $75 (Includes access to Thursday night kick off, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert; and Sunday night wrap up. Limited availability)
Entertainment lineup is subject to change.

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ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2018: Sunday Night Wrap Up

August 26

7 pm

Wrap up the 2018 Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival at the NHCC with a final evening of music and dance, featuring special guest DJ’s, in the intimate atmosphere of the Center’s Fountain Courtyard.

Tickets:
This event only: $12
All access pass: $75 (Includes access to Thursday night kick off, Friday night concert, Saturday night concert; and Sunday night wrap up. Limited availability)

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¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

August 28
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 18, 2018

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

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