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September 2018

Atacama—A World Premiere

September 28October 7
Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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September 28-30 & October 5-7, 2018
7:30 pm—Friday-Saturday
2 pm—Sunday

Augusto Federico Amador’s Atacama is a play about a man and a woman who meet in the northern Chilean desert while searching for bone fragments of loved ones disappeared by the Pinochet regime, and find a deep and unsettling connection that shakes their souls. Juliet Salazar directs Bernadette Peña and James R. Chávez in this taut psychological drama. Finalist for the 2018 BBC International Playwriting Competition, runner up for the National Latino Playwriting Award,and 50 Playwright Project’s list of best un-produced Latino Plays. Atacama has been presented across the country at the Austin Latino New Play Festival, Next Iteration Theater in Houston, Firehouse Theater in VA, Skylight Theater in Los Angeles, Theatre 80 St. Mark’s Theater in NYC
$20 w/ $3 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members

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

September 29September 30
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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Because It’s Time – Artist Studio Tour Day!

September 29

Visiting artists’ studios is a fascinating way to gain a deeper understanding of the work that they do. Join us for a day of studio visits as we accompany Earl McBride, Monica Kennedy, and Zahra Marwan in the places where they create. Please pre-register at: https://goo.gl/forms/Q0TyZETBkRVorsAS2.

Registration for this event ends at 5 pm on Friday September 28, 2018.

$5 donations are encouraged to support the artists. Information about times and locations will be sent to pre-registered guests. The event will be capped based on the capacity of the artists’ studios. Transportation is not included.

Tour one with Earl McBride: 10:00-10:45
Tour two with Monica Kennedy: 11:15-12:00
Lunch on your own, with existing friends or with newfound ones: 12:00-1:30
Tour three with Zahra Marwan: 1:30-2:15

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.


New Mexico Philharmonic: Bountiful Bach (Rental)

September 30
Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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3 pm

New Mexico Philharmonic presents Bountiful Bach
Roberto Minczuk, Music Director, Hannah Stephens, soprano
Coro Lux, Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3, Bach Cantata No. 51, Jauchzet Gott in a/fen Landen, BWV 51
Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140
Bach’s festive Orchestral Suite No. 3 includes colorful trumpets and the famous “Air on the G String.” Star lyric coloratura soprano Hannah Stephens shines in Bach’s stunning Cantata No. 51, and the city ‘s own Coro Lux adds to the Baroque bounty in the NMPhil’s first Sunday afternoon concert of the season.
$24, $35, $46, $68

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

October 2
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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)


Latin Hip Hop Dance Class With Carlota Silva

October 2

7:15 pm

Super fun Latin hip-hop and body isolation dance class with Carlota Silva! No experience necessary and all ages welcome.

Carlota began dancing at the age of 2. She currently teaches jazz, hip-hop, tap, and contemporary dance at Fishback studio of dance. She coached the Viking Vikettes and is the director and choreographer for local dance company Off Broadway. She is excited to share her love of dance with our community!

$5 to $10 donation suggested. Please come and have a great time and invite your friends! Casino (Cuban partner dance) will still happen 6-7 pm. Come to that too!


NHCC Writers present Short Mystery Fiction

October 3

6 pm

Short Mystery Fiction: Featuring Nancy Martira, Maurice Moya, David Sanchez and Deyonne Sandoval.

Join us for a reading by writers completing the NHCC’s eight-week “Short Mystery Fiction” writing workshop. Each writer will share an excerpt from a mystery fiction piece in-progress. All are welcome to celebrate our growing community of NHCC writers.

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¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz. This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.

This month, join an artist Ehren Kee Natay from the exhibition Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM who will lead the workshop.

Please pre-register using the link HERE (so we know how many materials to prepare)

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

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Film: Humanity on the Move: Los Comandos & Towards the North

7 pm

Humanity on the Move, from Show of Force Productions, tells the stories of those displaced by war, violence, and natural disasters who are seeking refuge and a new place to call home. The series, which includes two short documentaries about refugees from Central America, was aired on World Channel on September 16, to coincide with the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month.

In Los Comandos, a teenage emergency responder faces one of the most difficult choices of her life. El Salvador, as the result of extreme gang and police violence, has the highest murder rate in the world. Sixteen-year-old Mimi, growing up in this war zone, finds refuge in a group of volunteer paramedics called the Comandos de Salvamento—one of the few institutions that is willing to take a stand against the reign of terror, and a place of refuge and community for the young people who are disproportionately targeted. But after one of her fellow Comandos is gunned down, Mimi must decide whether to stay and continue to risk her life to help others, or to flee north in hopes of a brighter future.
2018; Joshua Bennett & Juliana Schatz-Preston; Spanish with English subtitles; 30 minutes; rated PG.

In Towards the North, we meet Nelly and her daughter Joseline, from Honduras, at a tiny refugee shelter in Tapachula, Mexico. Like millions of others, they are fleeing extreme gang violence in Central America. As we enter their world, we witness the daily battles of asylum seekers on the run, making the best of each day, meeting new friends, and living in a constant state of fear. With their sights set on the U.S., mother and daughter cover the length of Mexico—only to arrive in Tijuana, where the U.S. border suddenly becomes a dark reality.
2018; Jessica Chermayeff & Joshua Bennett; Spanish with English subtitles; 20 minutes; rated PG.

The screening will be followed by a discussion led by Eduardo Garcia, a staff attorney at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center. A native of the El Paso, Texas-Juárez, México borderland, he is an Equal Justice Attorney Fellow for 2018-2020 and director and faculty member of the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at the UNM School of Law. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS.
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First Friday: Volunteer Education and Conversation

October 5
NHCC Campus
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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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 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.
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