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July 2018

Jugamos Juntos: Cantando la Cultura

10:30 am to 12 pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to offer free children’s programming during the summer. During June, July, and the first two Saturdays in August, families will be able to come to the Center on Saturday mornings for a new activity every week.

Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare): https://goo.gl/forms/1mk0uGSN0fqV8pSr1.

Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

Sponsored by Molina Healthcare


Mundos de Mestizaje

July 14July 15
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: Pascuala Ilabaca y Fauna

July 15

7:30 pm

A rising star among young Chilean singer-songwriters, Pascuala Ilabaca creates music that is rooted in Chilean folk traditions and informed by a childhood moving from Barcelona to Chile, Mexico to India, and back again, while incorporating strands of jazz, pop, rock, and other influences into the mix. Her voice is as vibrant as the brilliant red accordion she plays, and her song lyrics focus on positive messages of feminism, anti-violence, and cultural heritage. Ilabaca’s first album, Pascuala canta a Violeta, is an homage to Chilean composer, songwriter, and folklorist Violeta Parra. Her formidable band, Fauna, is made up of accordion, keyboard, saxophone, clarinet, percussion, bass, and guitar.

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.

Advance $13, Day of Show $18

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


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Film and Discussion: Barelas: Neighborhood at a Crossroad

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

The latest installment of GOV-TV’s documentary film series on Albuquerque neighborhoods focuses on Barelas, arguably the oldest settlement in the area. Interviews with former and current Bareleños bring to life the vibrant history of Barelas, from its beginnings as a farming community on the Camino Real to its reign as the employment center of Albuquerque to a range of challenges and a sense of revival in the last few decades. The piece was produced and directed by Anthony DellaFlora for GOV-TV, and shot and edited by Charles “Bazz” McClain. The 35-minute documentary includes interviews with 13 current and former residents of the neighborhood and includes many rare photos. The piece is part of the GOV-TV’s “Neighborhood At a Crossroads” series. Previous documentaries featured Martineztown and Alamosa. GOV-TV is the government access TV channel for Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

The film will be followed by discussion led by Bareleños, members of the Artful Life Community Art Ensemble, and refreshments.

Free and Open to the Public | Please RSVP: valerie.martinez@state.nm.us.

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Miss Latinita New Mexico 2018 (Rental)

12 pm to 3 pm

Miss Latinita New Mexico is the most prestigious and famous pageant system in New Mexico for girls between five and thirteen years old. It is a celebration of beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, emphasizing the opportunity for personal development in social, stage, and speaking skills.
$17 Adults, $12 kids

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Señora New Mexico 2018 (Rental)

6 pm – 9 pm

The mission of the Señora New Mexico pageant is to empower women to gain personal growth in all areas, showcasing their beauty, culture, and talents. The pageant is exclusively for married women and single women with children. It is a celebration of beauty, style, and cultural appreciation, emphasizing the opportunity for personal development while serving the community.
$27 Adults and $12 kids

  • 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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¡Baile!: Family and Friends & Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Classes

July 17

5 pm to 6 pm Family and Friends Dance Class – On Tuesday nights in June and July, the National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering Latin American and Hispanic dance classes at 5 pm for families and friends. These classes will foster an intergenerational learning atmosphere. Bring your kids! Bring your grandparents! Bring your neighbors! Learning about the history and culture of the dances will be included. Some dances that may be taught include salsa, bachata, merengue, Mexican ballet folklorico, chachacha, casino, and more. No experience necessary.
Instructors: Evelyn Mora and Norma Quiñones

6 pm to 7 pm Rueda de Casino Dance Class (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 Rueda de Casino Dance Class (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.

Rueda de Casino 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)


“Race and Social Movements in New Mexico”

6 pm 

This talk is part of the educational programming related to People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.

Aaron Dixon is the former captain of the Black Panther Party, Seattle Chapter. In Oakland, he worked in the BPP National Headquarters for six years as an assistant to Elaine Brown and Huey P. Newton. For 25 years, he worked for gang-involved and homeless youth. In 2006, he ran for the U.S. Senate as a Green Party candidate. He has traveled to Palestine with the African Heritage Delegation. Aaron Dixon is the author of My People are Rising (2012). He travels throughout the country speaking at college campuses and community centers. Aaron is working on his next book.


¡Salud y Sabor! Potatoes/Potates

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 Potatoes/Potates.

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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