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December 2018

First Friday: Volunteer Education and Conversation

December 7
NHCC Campus 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

9:00 am – 11 am

On the first Friday of each month, NHCC docents and core volunteers meet for coffee and conversation along with monthly presentations on topics that build the knowledge and skills of the docent core to give tours, educate the NHCC visitors and share the NHCC mission and programs.
For location and more information on the NHCC Docent and Volunteer program, Please call Annette Lujan at 505-383-4783 or email her at Annette.Lujan@state.nm.us for more information.
Free event

Red or Green Banquet (Rental)

6 pm

Come experience the sights, sounds, and flavors that make Christmas in New Mexico so special. Guests are invited to join in the spirit of the event and the holidays by wearing red or green attire.

  • Traditional New Mexican Holiday fare
  • Musical guests: Mariachi Norteno
  • Special performances by Baila! Baila!
  • Keynote speaker: Steve McKee (McKee Wallwork & Co.)

The Red or Green Banquet is a benefit for Steelbridge Ministries. Formerly the Albuquerque Rescue Mission, Steelbridge has been ending homelessness by providing food, shelter, and life-changing programs for me and women since 1954.

Tickets are $50 per person; $400 per table (seats 8) and can be purchased online here or by calling Kayla at 346-4675 ext. 111.

  • 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.

Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents Christmas Joy (Rental)

December 8December 9
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 presents the 34th 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.
$25, $33 with a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

  • 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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¡Iluminarte!

December 8

¡ILUMINARTE!

A Celebration of Luminarias/Farolitos and Illuminated Bike Parade
Una celebración de farolitos/luminarias y Desfile de bicicletas illuminadas

A partnership between the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC), Storyriders (Dolores Gonzales, Valle Vista and Hawthorne Elementary Schools) and Artful Life

The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is happy to present “Iluminarte!” on Saturday, December 8, 2018, a one day celebration of the small paper bag lanterns with sand and candles that some call “farolitos ” and others call “luminarias”–a New Mexico tradition. Join us in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque for something unusual and very special.

All events are free and open to the public and take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

SCHEDULE

Saturday, December 8, 2018

All events take place in the History and Literary Arts Building at the NHCC

3-4 pm:  Enrique Lamadrid, “Luminaria or Farolito? History/Legends/Myths of the Little Brown Bag with a Candle and Sand” talk and community story-sharing.  Free bicycle clinic with Esperanza.

4-7 pm: “Luminarte” workshop–make your own luminaria/farolito work of art with Sara Daniele Rivera. Pop Fizz open for dinner. Snacks for sale.

4:30 pm:  Start of the illuminated bicycle parade/desfile de bicicletas illuminadas led by Storyriders students. The short ride is open to the public and will go along the Paseo del Bosque Trail. Arrive at 4 pm at the NW corner of the NHCC parking lot to start the ride at 4:30.  Wear your “Team Farolito” or “Team Luminaria” t-shirt and adorn your helmet/bike/self with lights.

5:30 pm:  Cyclists arrive at the NHCC plaza.  Riders parade in a pattern in front of the pyramid steps. After the ride, cyclists can park their bikes with a free Esperanza bike valet in the Salon Ortega patio courtyard.

6 pm: Indoor events – free and open to the public.

  • Youth iluminarte and writing on display. Meet and greet with young artists/writers
  • Refreshments: hot chocolate and biscochitos
  • Read luminaria/farolito stories with and to your children

7:00:   “Luminaria” vs “Farolito” Poetry Slam. $200 cash prize for the winning poet/poem.

Purchase your  “Team Luminaria” and “Team Farolito” T-shirts here. https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/tshirt-preorder-luminaria-farolito/

Register for the bike parade here. https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/iluminarte-2018-bike-parade-registration-form/

For more information, contact valerie.martinez@state.nm.us, 505-383-4724

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Mundos de Mestizaje

December 8December 9
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

¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

December 11
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 18, 2018

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

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Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

December 14December 16
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 Ballet in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells. 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 Victorian-era western costumes. Now in its 8th 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. Purchase tickets early—last year’s performances sold out!
$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors, children and NHCC Members. Group rates available

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

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Mundos de Mestizaje

December 15December 16
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

Tommy Emmanuel with very Special Guest Jerry Douglas (Rental)

December 17
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

8 pm show (doors open at 7 p)

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist, songwriter, and singer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar. Originally a session player in many bands, Emmanuel has carved out his own style as a solo artist, releasing award-winning albums and singles.
$45

  • 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.
Buy Tickets

¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

December 18
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week on the same day that lasts 0 day(s) and 0 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 18, 2018

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here.

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

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