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 food theme is Greens and Sprouts/Verduras y Brotes.
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
There is a long and surprising history of women fighting in the Spanish bullring—and fighting to have the chance to do so. Maripaz Vega, a Spaniard, is currently the world’s only professional female matador and is on the verge of achieving top ranking. Eva Florencia, a young runaway from Italy, is a neophyte driven by a childhood dream. Both women must deal with the legacies of sexism in Spanish bullfighting, yet the passions that propel them are similar to those of male bullfighters—a drive to express themselves in a grand and peculiarly Spanish rite that is at once sport, dance, theatre, and blood ritual. Through interviews shot in vérité style interspersed with archival footage, the film offers a window on the highly choreographed and deadly match between bull and human that remains enormously popular in Spain, even as it is reviled by many in an age of animal rights. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2009; Gemma Cubero & Celeste Carrasco; English; 60 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show
Revolutions International Theatre Festival Presents: Teatro Perro Muerto’s Pinochet, la obra censurada en dictadura
A liberal and harsh reconstruction of a 1986 play that depicts four influential characters from the Pinochet dictatorship imagining the future of Chile. Using satire and dark humor, they ask themselves what the transition, a process full of uncertainty and fear, will mean for them. The play talks about power and the dreams of a dominant class as it imagines its place in the future of Chile, comparing the vision for the country 30 years ago with what Chile is today.
With a vertiginous pace and provocative language, the Perro Muerto Theater Company presents its own version of this original play, asking itself about history, politics, and theatre with a special interest in how power is gained, passed on, and spread through society. Pinochet, la obra censurada en dictadura is the company’s first production. Its director, Sebastián Sequella, won the Eugenio Guzmán award at the XV Festival for Emerging Directors, organized by the MA in Theatre Directing at the University of Chile.
Directed by Sebastián Sequella; performed by Valeria Aguilar, Rodrigo Florechaes, Camilo Venegas, and Nicolás Calderón; produced by Victoria Iglesias; integral design by Javier Pavez; audio and visuals by Paul Osses.
$24 w/ $6 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members
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 email@example.com.
Facilitated by Sandia Mountains Chapter-EGA
Education Building Grand Hall
NHCC and Pop Fizz invite you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a night of dancing and fun with the world-renowned Jenny and The Mexicats. Known for their infectious style of genre-bending music that borrows from pop, flamenco, reggae, mariachi, jazz, folk and cumbia this band will knock your socks off and keep you moving all night. Pop Fizz will have food, paletas, beer and alcohol for sale. This concert is a part of the Revolutions Festival and supported by AMP Concerts.
Check out some Jenny and the Mexicats videos HERE.
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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2 pm – 4 pm
In collaboration with UNM Center for Regional Studies
Join Associate Professor Moises Gonzales, from the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning, as he relates the emerging story of the history, identity, and cultural evolution of the genízaro people of New Mexico during the March La Canoa Legacy Talk.
As defined by Fray Angelico Chavez, genízaro was the designation given to North American Indians of mixed tribal derivation living among the Hispanic population in Spanish fashion: that is, having Spanish surnames from their masters and Christian names through baptism, speaking a simple form of Spanish, and living together or sprinkled among the Hispanic towns and ranchos. Today the permanence of genízaro identity blurs the lines of distinction between Native and Hispanic frameworks of race and cultural affiliation. The talk will discuss the emergence of contemporary indigenous cultural production and futurism generated by genízaros in New Mexico, as well as the collective work of New Mexican genízaro scholars compiled in a forthcoming anthology co-edited by Gonzales.
2 pm to 3 pm
National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents Sunday in the Museum Tours every Sunday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Each tour will be different depending on the exhibit and theme.
Free with NHCC Museum admission
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)
One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farmworkers’ union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century—and she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s. Dolores chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the ’70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist, willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change. The film features interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, Hillary Clinton, and Huerta’s children, among others. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; Peter Bratt; English; 95 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show