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February 2016
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Carnaval 2016: “Ticket to Paradise”

February 5, 2016February 6, 2016
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

Frank and Pilar Leto and the NHCC continue their annual celebration of Carnaval with a festive and colorful evening of music, dance, and theatre featuring the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium. Carnaval 2016: “Ticket to Paradise” transports the audience to exotic Carnaval destinations. You are invited to join the party at our first stop in Rio de Janeiro, then on to Trinidad, Cuba, and our final destination, New Orleans. Pilar Leto, founder and artistic director of the Odara Dance Ensemble, and Frank Leto, composer and leader of PANdemonium, have once again created a new production with enchanting music, vibrant dance, exquisite costumes, and an engaging story.
$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members

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March 2016
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23rd Annual César Chávez Day

March 26, 2016

10:30 am – Marcha
12 pm – Fiesta

Join the 23rd annual César Chávez Day celebration, with a march beginning at 10:30 am and ending at noon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Plaza Mayor.  Following the march, the family fiesta at the Center includes poetry, dancing, community awards and exhibits, children’s activities, food, a keynote speech by Carlos Marentes, and live music by Las Cafeteras.

Carlos Marentes has dedicated his life to improving the lives of farmworkers in New Mexico and Texas, creating the organization Sin Fronteras in 1989 and subsequently opening the Border Farm Workers Center in El Paso. Las Cafeteras, immigrant children from the streets of Los Angeles, came together in 2008 to document the histories of their neighborhoods through music. The group fuses the Afro-Caribbean roots and vibrant energy of son jarocho with an edgy East Los Angeles alternative sound and a community-based political message, creating a new urban folk sound and telling the stories of everyday people who are looking for love and fighting for justice.

September 2016
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Maravilla 2016: Una Noche en Puerto Rico

September 10, 2016

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! PLEASE CALL 505-724-4771 FOR WAIT LIST POSSIBILITIES.

6 pm — 12 am

In 2016, the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Maravilla, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, will highlight the vibrant and rich culture of Puerto Rico. Maravilla provides direct support to the NHCC and its Foundation to promote, preserve and advance Hispanic arts, culture and humanities, while providing a unique cultural experience to attendees. Una Noche en Puerto Rico, an amazing night on the Center’s Plaza Mayor, will offer an extraordinary opportunity for attendees to enjoy Puerto Rican music, culture, arts, dance and cuisine through performances, dinner, and live and silent auctions. Please join us in making this night at the NHCC a truly memorable experience of La Isla del Encanto! This is a black tie event.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available by calling 505-246-2661. For additional information, please visit the Maravilla 2016 website here.
$175, $1,750 for Table of Ten 

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Globalquerque 2016 Free Global Fiesta

September 24, 2016
Free

10:30am – 4pm

A free fun-filled day for all ages packed with educational workshops, hands-on art activities, films, and performances.  Join us for a variety of international dance classes, a chance to play with circus equipment and musical instruments from around the world, food and crafts for sale in the Global Village, free entrance to the museum, and more!  For the full schedule, visit here.

August 2017
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Bosque Chile Festival

August 19
NHCC Campus
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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10 am to 7 pm

A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande, presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Join in the celebration of the chile harvest with entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer and wine, a salsa competition, and chef demonstrations.

New this year—agricultural education workshops and a green chile stew competition.

Entertainment Schedule:

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | School of Rock
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Jagg
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Rebecca Arscott
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | On Point Dance
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Hartless
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Red Wine

For more information, call 505-468-1418 or e-mail bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov.
$5 adults; free for children age 5 and younger

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September 2017
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Aki Matsuri (Japanese Fall Festival) 2017 (Rental)

September 17

10 am to 5 pm

Celebrate the NMJACL’s annual fall festival Aki Matsuri on Sunday, September 17th featuring Japanese cultural exhibits, vendor fair, musical demonstrations, Japanese art, Japanese food, Beer and Sake tastings and more!

The New Mexico Japanese-American Citizens League (NMJACL) has been hosting Aki Matsuri (trans.: fall festival) for over twenty years. The festival is the main annual event for NMJACL and serves as a venue to share Japanese and Japanese-American (JA) culture with all of New Mexico.

The festival attracts guests and performers from around the state and beyond, showcasing traditional Japanese, dance, song, and musical performances, martial arts, arts and crafts, Japanese food, and more.

For more information please go the the official website HERE or contact New Mexico JACL by calling (505) 600-1549 or by email at info@nmjacl.org
$5

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October 2017
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Día de los Muertos Ofrenda Installation

October 16November 10

10 am to 5 pm

Each year the NHCC works with schools and community organizations to host an Ofrenda (altar) Installation, in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Participants submissions will be on display will be in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts October 16, 2017 to November 10, 2017.

For more information or questions please call or email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or 505-383-4734
Free community event

Thank you to Holman’s USA for sponsoring all of our Día de los Muertos activities!

November 2017
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Día de los Muertos: Despedida

5 pm to 7 pm

Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, knowledgeable local artists to learn about the meaning of this celebration, the traditional arts and crafts associated with the celebration and development of ofrendas that honor families and individuals.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center will hold its annual Despedida to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry and hands-on art making at this time-honored community gathering. This is a great event for all ages. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus; enjoy music, traditional chocolate mexicano, pan de muertos, and sharing of special and heartfelt memories.

For more information please call or email David Torres at 505-246-2261 or DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free community event

Thank you to Holman’s USA for sponsoring all of our Día de los Muertos activities!

December 2017
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Opening Reception, The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style

December 2

5 pm to 7 pm

Join us for the opening reception for the exhibition The Art of Christmas: New Mexico Style, featuring approximately 430 handmade ornaments by more than 125 New Mexican artists that have been collected by the Duran family (Matt, Jeanette, and their son Gabriel) over nearly 20 years. Matt and Jeanette began collecting Christmas ornaments in 2000 and there first tree was only 4 feet tall. Now, the ornaments are displayed on a number of trees in their home including one that is 15 feet tall. You can explore this impressive collection in the NHCC Art Museum between December 2, 2017 and January 7, 2018.
Free public event

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Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents Christmas Joy (Rental)

December 8December 10
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7 pm—Friday & Saturday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday

Come…. Experience the Miracle! Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance, as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company presents the 33rd season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over fifty classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences with a repertoire of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

A moving and uplifting production, Christmas Joy has become an Albuquerque holiday tradition. In 1999, members of the Albuquerque Arts Alliance conferred the Bravos Award for Dance Excellence on The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company. Additionally, in 2012, Christmas Joy was given the Albuquerque Community Live Art and Performance Service (Q-Claps) Applause Award for favorite performance.
$20, $33 w/ $2 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members; group rates available

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