• NHCC Museum Holiday Pop up Shop

    December 7December 8

  • Film: Nosotros los Nobles/The Noble Family

    December 12

  • Los Pastores de Belén

    December 15

  • Festival Ballet Albuquerque Presents The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

    December 20December 22

  • Travel the Hispanic World this New Year’s Eve!

    December 31

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December 2019

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

December 10

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: Nosotros los Nobles/The Noble Family

7 pm

When successful construction mogul Germán Noble accidentally stumbles onto his children’s credit card statements, he discovers that their spending is out of control. Party boy Javier is neglecting the family business to pursue his own eccentric business ideas; princess Bárbara has gotten engaged to an older gigolo just to spite her father; and hipster Charlie has been expelled from college for having sex with a teacher. Tired of their spoiled antics, he decides to teach them a lesson. When he fakes an embezzlement scheme and “freezes” their assets, they all go into hiding in a rundown fixer-upper, and are forced to get real jobs for the first time in their lives. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2013; Gary Alazraki; Spanish with English subtitles; 108 minutes; rated PG-13.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

Christmas Joy

December 14December 15
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

1 pm & 5 pm—Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

Come…Experience the Miracle!….Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company will present the 35th Anniversary season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over fifty classically-trained dancers will once again inspire audiences in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theater with a collection of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

$22, $33 w/ $3 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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Los Pastores de Belén

3 pm

Los Pastores, the New Mexican Shepherds Play, was brought to New Mexico in 17th century from Spain. The play follows the adventures, antics, and battles of shepherds, angels, and devils. On their journey to Bethlehem to take their presents, the shepherds are waylaid by Demonio. The audience is amused by the mischief of Bartolo, the lazy shepherd, and the rhetorical prowess and swordplay of San Miguel.

Before it was revived in 1973, when a manuscript was discovered in a home in Las Nutrias, the last time that Los Pastores had been performed in this area was in 1929. Filomena Baca and a group of parishioners of Nuestra Señora de Belén have been performing the play ever since.

(taken from Enrique Lamadrid’s “Reflections on Los Pastores“)

Free public event

A discussion and Q&A session before the performance will be led by Filomena Baca and Dante Berry, one of the actors in the play, which has been performed by members of his family for generations.

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

December 17

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)

Festival Ballet Albuquerque Presents The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

December 20December 22
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7 pm—Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment. The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s. Resplendent in its classical origins, this unique southwestern version adds elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a Cochiti Pueblo Storyteller doll with children complete with Roadrunner and Coyote characters! A special treat are the lavish western Victorian-era costumes. Now in its ninth year at the NHCC, the production showcases New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins.
A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, former music director of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee.

$14, $20, $29, $39, $49 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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The Santaland Diaries

December 20December 22
Wells Fargo Auditorium 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

Cardboard Playhouse presents The Santaland Diaries By David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello, Starring Kelsey Leos Montoya

Based on his beloved humorous and autobiographical essays, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries is a wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season, a sharp, narrowly observed dark comedy.

$22

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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera!

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

2 pm & 7 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. This year, for the first time, we offer a family-friendly presentation at 2 pm along with our evening performance at 7 pm.

$45, $55, $65; an additional $45 upcharge for the New Year’s Eve VIP After-Party with the cast

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January 2020

¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

January 7, 2020

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)

New Mexico Philharmonic: Brass, Winds, & Bach’s Air

January 12, 2020
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Brass, Winds, & Bach’s Air. The NMPhil winds and brass step out to warm this midwinter afternoon! Dvořák’s Serenade for Winds, scored for two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, three French horns, cello, and double bass, is both lyrical and intensely beautiful. French horns and trumpets stand out in Crespo’s rollicking Spirit of Brass.

Breathe in the beauty of Bach’s “Air on the G String.” Then—four trumpets, four trombones, horn, and tuba frame Jan Koetsier’s Brass Symphony—a masterpiece of the brass repertoire. Finally, two gorgeous 16th-century Gabrieli Canzons.

$24, $35, $46, $68

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