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    December 20December 22

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December 2019

Baila! Baila! and the NHCC Present Christmas in New Mexico® 2019

December 7December 8
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

2 pm—Saturday & Sunday
7 pm—Saturday

Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatregoers of all ages. In 2019, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating their 30th year in spectacular fashion. Christmas in New Mexico features a large multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include Mariachi Tapatio from El Paso, Texas and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.

$22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discounts for students, seniors and NHCC members

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2019 Winter Spanish Market

December 7December 8

10 am-5 pm—Saturday
10 am-4 pm—Sunday

Save the Date!
The 2019 Winter Spanish Market is back on the 7th and 8th of December! Experience authentic 400-year-old traditions and innovative Spanish Colonial style artwork, made by New Mexico artists. Come and join this Hispanic festival including art, local music, food, demonstrations and more. Interact personally with extraordinary artists, learn about their traditions and take home a special purchase to add to a collection or give as a gift.

$6 Individual OR $10 for two people. Children 12 and younger free

Presented by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society

¡Iluminarte! 2019

December 8
NHCC Campus 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

4 pm – 8 pm

National Hispanic Cultural Center/Paseo del Bosque Trail/CABQ BioPark and Tingley Beach

¡ILUMINARTE! is a winter holiday celebration inspired by luminarias and farolitos—a New Mexico tradition.  This Sunday evening event includes storytelling, an illuminated bike parade along the Paseo del Bosque Trail, and performances by Story Riders–a bilingual after-school and bike-riding program for elementary school students—with Circo Latino, AirDance New Mexico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero. The event is free and open to the general public.

To participate in the Magical Light and Bike Parade, register here: https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/iluminarte-2019-parade-registration-form

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¡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)

NHCC Book Club

December 12 @ 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 December: The Death of Artemio Cruz (1962) by Carlos Fuente.

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

December 14December 15
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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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

December 15
Wells Fargo Auditorium 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, and lavish western Victorian-era costumes. Now in its seventh 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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