• Film: Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!/Não Devore Meu Coração

    October 24

  • Día de Los Muertos: Lecture and Book Signing with Ann Murdy

    October 27

  • Día de los Muertos: Despedida

    November 1

  • Yjastros: A Nuestro Aire, A Celebration of 20 Years

    November 8November 9

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October 2019

Mundos de Mestizaje

October 19October 20
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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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Free

Opera Southwest Presents Bottesini’s Alì Babà

October 20October 27
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

October 20, 25 & 27, 2019
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Friday

Opera Southwest presents Alì Babà, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission. With a libretto based on “Alì Babà and the Forty Thieves,” the well-known and lively story from One Thousand and One NightsAlì Babà was composed by Giovanni Bottesini, an Italian composer and double bass virtuoso known as the “Paganini of the bass.”

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Who We Are, Together: NM Families Project Presentation for Lopez, Fraga, Liomas and Gomez

October 20

2-4 pm

This project engaged 2-3 generations of seven NM families in testing their DNA and researching their family lineage with the help of the NHCC and experts in the field. For seven Sundays these families will present what they learned about who they are, where they are, where they came from, and from whom they descend, followed by dialogue. Join us to explore the diverse heritage and history of NM through our families: who we are, together.

For this presentation, hear more about the histories of the families Lopez, Fraga, Liomas and Gomez.

Other presentation dates below:

Nov. 3, 2-4 pm: Martinez and Tafoya

Please RSVP as space is limited: http://bit.ly/2WFltQa

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

October 22

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, call 505-246-2261.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Film: Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl!/Não Devore Meu Coração

7 pm

On the turbulent border of modern-day Brazil and Paraguay, marked by the waters of the Río Apa, a war is brewing between rival gangs on either side. Caught in the middle of it all, Joca, a Brazilian boy of 13, has fallen in love with Basano La Tatuada, an indigenous Paraguayan girl living on the border, and is determined to win her over regardless of the consequences. As Joca’s brother Fernando becomes heavily embroiled in the hostilities, and Basano is threatened by the unwanted affections of an older boy in her village, Joca is forced to confront where his own loyalties lie. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2017; directed by Felipe Bragança; Portuguese with English subtitles; 106 minutes; not rated.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

NHCC Book Club

October 24 @ 5:30 pm7:00 pm

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for October: The House of Broken Angels (2018) by Luis Alberto Urrea.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

Mundos de Mestizaje

October 26October 27
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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.
(It may take a moment to load.  Microsoft Internet Explorer is NOT recommended.  Best experienced with Safari, Firefox or Chrome.)
Free

Día de Los Muertos: Lecture and Book Signing with Ann Murdy

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Free

You are invited to a special lecture and book signing!

Join artist and author, Ann Murdy, for a discussion of her book, On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico’s Day of the Dead / En el camino de los cempasúchitles: Tradiciones vivas del Día de Los Muertos de México with Dr. Tey Marianna Nunn, Director of the NHCC Art Museum. The discussion will be followed by a book signing with the author.

About the Author

Ann Murdy is an award-winning photographer who has been taking pictures of México’s Day of the Dead and other celebrations since 1991. Her photographs are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, the photo archives of the New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. She has a B.A. from Chapman University in Orange County, and also B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.

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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

October 29

6 pm to 8:15 pm

6 pm to 7:15 pm—Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm—Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 pm class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.

Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.

There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, call 505-246-2261.

$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can)

Olga Kern International Piano Competition: Semifinal Rounds

October 30October 31
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

11 am to 5 pm

The Olga Kern International Piano Competition presents the Semifinal Rounds. On the heels of their stunning performances during the Preliminary Rounds, the OKIPC is proud to present the contestants who qualified for the next round of the competition in their quest to progress to the Final Round with the New Mexico Philharmonic, and to win the competition.

The winners of the OKIPC are sure to have long and storied musical careers—don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear who they might be!

$10

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