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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.
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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1 pm & 5 pm—Saturday
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
2 pm – 4 pm
Building on and departing from the work of interethnic thought-leaders in New Mexico, Dr. Gregorio Gonzales will consider how competing logics of settler-statecraft and Native American nationhood operate in a place of both Native- and nuevomexicanx-led struggles for political autonomy and religious liberty. The current humanitarian crisis along New Mexico’s southern border demonstrates the urgency of Indigenous transnational existences as they transit and transgress the political integrities of settlerstates and tribal nations alike. Dr. Gonzales will discuss the significance of New Mexico in building bridges of critical understanding and alliance inside this vital thoroughfare between Native America and Latin America.
This is a FREE event OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
10 am – 3 pm
NHCC Art Museum Tiendita
Festive and Fun Gifts
Piñatas (own a piece of museum history!)
Cards and mucho más!
ALL Proceeds directly support the NHCC Art Museum.
For information please contact Tey Marianna Nunn at email@example.com
Photo by Tey Diana Rebolledo
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.
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)
7 pm—Friday, Saturday & Sunday
2 pm—Saturday & Sunday
$14, $20, $29, $39, $49 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members
7:30 pm—Friday & Saturday
Cardboard Playhouse presents The Santaland Diaries By David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello, Starring Kelsey Leos Montoya
Based on his beloved humorous and autobiographical essays, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries is a wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season, a sharp, narrowly observed dark comedy.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitated by Sandia Mountains Chapter-EGA