• ¡Mira! 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party and Open House!

    February 29

  • ¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour 2020

    March 5

  • César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Presentation & Book Signing

    March 5 @ 6:00 pm

  • Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company Presents Yjastros 36: El Fuego Fatuo

    March 13March 14

  • Revolutions Theatre Fest: And Then…?

    March 13

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January 2020

¡Mira! The National Hispanic Cultural Center Turns 20!

January 1December 31

¡Mira! The National Hispanic Cultural Center is turning twenty years this year! Our anniversary year offers us the opportunity for 20/20 vision, as we look back at what we’ve accomplished and set our sights on the future. Over the years, the NHCC has shared thousands of stories showcasing art, history, literature, and performance that celebrate Hispanic culture in New Mexico, the United States, and around the world. We are honored to have been able to do this in collaboration with our many partners and supporters as well as the communities we serve. As we look forward to the next 20 years, we are excited to continue learning from all of you, our friends, visitors, and patrons. You have been instrumental in our growth over the past two decades.

Every event at the NHCC this year will showcase the type of programming that makes the Center unique. Some will be themed around the idea of 20/20 vision in the year 2020 and will review what the Center has accomplished over the last two decades, highlight favorite moments, and contemplate lessons for the future. The year will also be marked by a social media campaign of fun facts and interviews with staff, patrons, and partners.

Please review the events page for more information about what is happening across our campus this year!

February 2020

NHCC Book Club

February 27

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book.
Book for February: Lost Children Archive (2019) by Valeria Luiselli.

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

February 29March 1
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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¡Mira! 20th Anniversary Kick Off Party and Open House!

February 29

2 – 5pm

NHCC History and Literary Arts Building, Roy E. Disney Performing Arts Building, and Visual Art Museum

Mark your calendars for the first Center-wide event dedicated to celebrating our 20th Anniversary! The event will feature a variety of activities and entertainment, inviting guests to enjoy an “open-house” experience of the campus and its multidisciplinary offerings.

Free, all-ages event.


March 2020

Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project

March 1
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

Notable electroacoustic group Niyaz present The Fourth Light Project: a cutting-edge, immersive, multi-sensory show unlike any other. This groundbreaking multi-media experience combines live musical and dance performance with interactive technologies and advanced projection/ body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time. Guided by the mystical poetry of legendary Sufi poets and the ancient wisdom of traditional Middle Eastern folk songs, Niyaz steps into a future that is ancient, inviting listeners to embark upon a philosophical quest into the human depths.

$12, $22, $32 w/ a $12 ticket for kids 12 years old and younger

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.
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Lila Downs

March 2
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award-winning singer Lila Downs, one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers. Raised in Minnesota and Oaxaca, this global superstar’s exquisite artistry bridges traditions from across the Americas, with influences ranging from the folk and ranchera music of Mexico and South America to U.S. folk, jazz, blues, and hip-hop. On her new album, Al Chile, Lila pays homage to chile and to the complicated relationship Mexicans have with the fiery fruit that brings them happiness, suffering, sweat, and tears.

$46, $61, $71


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¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

March 3

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)


¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour 2020

6- 8 pm (new time!)

This year, in the spirit of the NHCC’s 20th Anniversary, we have invited back some of the artists that have contributed to the success of Happy Arte Hour over the years. Many of these artists were part of past exhibitions or have pieces of art in our permanent collection.

On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.

On March 5, Micaela Seidel will join us for a collage workshop!


PAPA, Public Academy for Performing Arts: Spring Dance Concert: 2020 Vision

March 5March 7
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

Thursday-Saturday, March 5-7, 2020
7 pm—Thursday & Friday
2 pm—Saturday

The Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) presents Vision, its annual spring dance concert featuring beginning to pre-professional ballet, contemporary, flamenco, hip-hop, musical theatre, and jazz dance students from grades 6-12. Approximate length of the event is two hours.

$7, $12, $17


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César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández: Presentation & Book Signing

March 5 @ 6:00 pm

Join us as Prof. García Hernández makes a compelling case for closing immigration prisons in the U.S. immediately. He argues that these facilities cost taxpayers millions of dollars a year, do not keep us safer, and treat inhumanely the men, women, and children lawfully seeking residency or protection. There is another way to manage immigration, he writes: “leave migrants alone.” In the past, immigrants were not assumed to be criminals. Acts of trying to live and work in the United States were not punishable. In fact, they were often encouraged.

This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


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