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August 2018

Write With Us!

August 15September 3

SHORT MYSTERY FICTION WORKSHOP (for beginning mystery writers).

Do you love reading a good mystery? Have you always wanted to write one? This eight-week fiction workshop is designed for writers who want to jump into the field of mystery fiction.  Inspired by The Hit List, an anthology of short mystery fiction by Latino/writers, you will start a new mystery story from scratch and receive valuable feedback for revision from your fellow writers. The workshop culminates with a public reading of your new story at the NHCC. Those writing in English as well as English/Spanish are welcome.

Instructor: Brenna Gomez is adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where she teaches composition, creative writing, and in the freshmen learning community program. She received her MFA in fiction from UNM in 2016 and served as Editor in Chief of UNM’s national literary magazine, Blue Mesa Review. Her fiction has appeared in Prairie Schooner and is forthcoming in StoryQuarterly. Brenna was the recipient of a 2017 Hedgebrook residency and the 2015 Hispanic writer award for the UNM Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe. She is also a staff reader for  Recommended Reading at Electric Literature and hosts author events Bookworks Albuquerque.

Eight weeks: August 15 – Sept 3, 2018
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Pre-register: https://nhcchistorylit.wufoo.com/forms/preregistration-nhcc-mystery-fictio-copy/

Deadline to register: FRIDAY, August 3, 2018
Workshop Fee: $250
Two Scholarships/per class are available for $125. First come-first served!

POETRY WORKSHOP (for intermediate/advanced writers)

Do you crave a community of fellow poets? Do you want to be inspired to write new work? This eight-week poetry workshop, for intermediate/advanced poets, is writing-intensive. You will be inspired by readings of Latino/poets as well as by helpful and supportive workshops and discussions. The course culminates with a public reading at the NHCC where poets share their new work. Poets writing in English as well as bilingual poets (English & Spanish) are welcome.

Instructor: Valerie Martínez is an award-winning poet whose book-length poem, Each and Her, won the Arizona Book Award and Honorable Mention in the International Latino Book Awards, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award and The Ron Ridenhour Prize (among other awards).  Her work has been widely published in journals, magazines and anthologies. Martínez was the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2008-2010.  Learn more:  www.valeriemartinez.net

Eight weeks: August 15 – Sept 3, 2018
Wednesdays, 6-8 pm
Pre-register: https://nhcchistorylit.wufoo.com/forms/preregistration-nhcc-poetry-workshop-copy/

Each workshop will culminate with a public reading at the NHCC.

Deadline to register: FRIDAY, August 3, 2018
Workshop Fee: $250
Two Scholarships/per class are available for $125. First come-first served!

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Ry Cooder featuring The Hamiltones (Rental)

August 16
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Ry Cooder featuring The Hamiltones. Ry Cooder is an American musician, songwriter, record producer, and film score composer best known for his unparalleled skill on the slide guitar. Cooder is the recipient of six Grammy Awards, including Best World Music Album, Best Pop Instrumental Album, and the 1997 Grammy for Best Tropical Latin Performance for his work producing the classic album Buena Vista Social Club. Joachim Cooder, Ry’s son, opens the show.
$46, $61, $71

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¡Salud y Sabor! Apples and Melons/Manzanas y Melones

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.

Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.

This month’s theme is Apples and Melons/Manzanas y Melones.

For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

9:30 am – 12 pm

Join our monthly gathering for colcheras of all skill levels led by Annette Gutierrez Turk. If you are beginning or advanced in the traditional New Mexican style of embroidery, bring your current colcha project along and enjoy these monthly, informal, community work sessions to share ideas, resources and encouragement!

For more information, call Elena at 505-246-2261 or e-mailing elenad.baca@state.nm.us.
Free event

Facilitated by Sandia Mountains Chapter-EGA

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Bosque Chile Festival

August 18

10 am – 7 pm

A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande

A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande! Autumn is the favorite season of many New Mexico residents and visitors alike, with stunning fall colors, skies dotted with hot air balloons, warm days followed by crisp evenings, and, of course, air filled with the incredible smell of roasting chile. And it’s no longer just New Mexico residents who are addicted to our world-famous pepper. The world has discovered what we’ve known all along here in New Mexico—chile is a culture and a way of life.

This public event, presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center and celebrating the centuries-old tradition of the chile harvest, features entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, craft beer and wine, educational sessions, salsa and green chile stew competitions, and chef demonstrations. No outside alcoholic beverages may be brought on site, and no pets are allowed; service animals are permitted.

For more information, email bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov or call (505) 468-1418. Like us on Facebook and receive up-to-date information about the Bosque Chile Festival, www.facebook.com/bosquechilefestival.
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Mundos de Mestizaje

August 18August 19
NHCC Torreón
1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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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Domingos en Arte: Baracutanga

August 19

7:30 pm

Baracutanga is a seven-piece band representing four different countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, USA) that prides itself on arranging traditional South American rhythms in new and interesting ways, such as huayño and cumbia with Middle-Eastern darbuka or mixing Afro-Cuban bata and Afro-Peruvian festejo with Andean zampoñas, among several other rhythmic combinations. This kind of experimentation, coupled with blending ancestral traditions with a modern sensibility, has resulted in an exciting and distinct Latin flavor all its own that leaves dancing crowds always wanting more.
Advance $11, Day of Show $14

Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a family-friendly summer event on Sundays in NHCC’s charming Fountain Courtyard that features live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine.

Telemundo_KASA    Thank you to our Domingos en Arte media sponsor Telemundo 2 Kasa!


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Film: The Search for General Tso

7 pm

August screenings in the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series conclude Becoming American: A Documentary Film and Discussion Series on our Immigration Experience. This six-week series is a project of City Lore, a cultural center for the arts and humanities based in New York City. It is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of NEH’s Community Conversations initiative, and features documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions designed to encourage an informed discussion of immigration issues against the backdrop of our immigration history.

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is one of 24 organizations selected nationwide to participate in the Becoming American project. The scholar/moderator for the screenings and discussions at the Center is Dr. Gabriel Sanchez, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Mexico. The theme for Unit Six, presented on August 23, is “Immigration and Popular Culture.”

As much an immigration history as a culinary detective story, this ebullient documentary uses the ubiquitous Americanized dish, General Tso’s Chicken, as a lens onto a larger story of immigration, adaptation, and innovation to American popular culture. Early on, the film poses the question, “If Chinese Americans comprise only 1% of the U.S. population, why are there Chinese restaurants in almost every city across America?” The filmmakers seek the answer in a journey through the Chinese American experience from the Gold Rush and the building of the railroads to the age of Panda Express. On-air historians, chefs, writers, and enthusiasts provide accounts of the history of Chinese migration to America; the discriminatory 1880s Chinese Exclusion Act that forced emigrants out of the labor market and into small business ownership; the modification of “exotic” Chinese cuisine for American tastes; and the role of Chinese American community organizations in the dissemination of restaurants to the far corners of the nation to avoid competition and discrimination on the West Coast.
2014; Ian Cheney; English; 57 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show


Because It’s Time Catalog Release Party

August 24

5:30 pm to 7 pm

Let’s celebrate the release of the Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place Catalog! Join us to congratulate the artists on their amazing contributions to this exhibition and to this catalog which will allow us to keep the conversation going, even after the close the exhibition.

Artwork credits: Clockwise from upper left: Corey Pickett, Las Mujeres (1 of 3), 2018. Wood, foam, fabric, repurposed purses. Approximately 83” h. x 108” w. x 6” d; Zahra Marwan, The desert knows me well, the night, the paper, and the pen (1 of 2), 2018. Watercolor and ink on paper. Two panels, approximately 11” h. x 15” w. each; Erin Currier, New Mexico Guadalupe, 2018. Mixed-media collage and acrylic on panel. Approximately 48” h. x 36” w; Ehren Kee Natay, Listening, 2018. Digital photography and  dye-sublimation on aluminum. Approximately, 30” h. x 24” w.


Catalog Release Party

August 24

5:30 pm to 7 pm

Let’s celebrate the release of the Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place Catalog! Join The NHCC in congratulating the artists on their amazing contributions to the exhibition and the catalog.

The beautiful catalog will be for sale. Purchase one (or two!) and help keep the conversation going in our communities!

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