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    March 2

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    March 8

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February 2019

Film: Harvest of Loneliness: The Bracero Program

7 pm

This historical documentary, shedding light on the current debate over immigration reform and the use of “guest workers” in American agriculture, examines what was known as the Bracero Program—a system put in place from 1942 to 1964 to recruit Mexican farm laborers for temporary work in the United States. The film features testimony from surviving braceros as well as these workers’ family members and descendants, along with commentary from featured experts and extensive archival material. Anna Uremovich, archivist for the NHCC’s History and Literary Arts (HLA) program, will introduce the film and give an overview of HLA’s ongoing Braceros exhibition, featuring black-and-white photographs of these workers taken by the photojournalist collective known as the Hermanos Mayo, together with narratives, video, and artifacts that tell the story of the Bracero Program. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

2010; Gilbert G. Gonzalez, Vivian Price & Adrian Salinas; English; 58 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

March 2019

Carnaval 2019: with PANdemonium and Odara Dance Ensemble

March 1March 2
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

The NHCC’s annual celebration of Carnaval is a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, featuring the band PANdemonium and the Odara Dance Ensemble and showcasing the Carnaval celebrations of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil and New Orleans.

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, including Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Among the guidelines that the Performing Arts program has developed, refined, and utilized since 1999 to design its programming and curate its seasons is the provision of a variety of annual programming that is specific to seasons, holidays, and celebrations, as well as culture-specific. Carnaval was first celebrated at the NHCC in 2002, and has been part of the Center’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, with regular performances by presenting partners Frank Leto & PANdemonium and Pilar Leto & the Odara Dance Ensemble. This year’s Carnaval 2019 marks the 14th annual Carnaval Celebration at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts.
$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 off for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available

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First Friday: Volunteer Education and Conversation

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 location and 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.
Free event

¡Vamos al Museo!

10:30 am to 12 pm

A great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes. A visit to the museum is included in this artist-led workshop. We will meet in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Building.

Please pre-register 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

Mundos de Mestizaje

March 2March 3
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

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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ABQ Philharmonic Presents “Art and Music Combined!” (Rental)

March 3
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

3 pm – 4:30 pm

Music director Byron Herrington conducts the ABQ Philharmonic in “Art and Music Combined!” Students create artwork based on listening to the music, which is then projected above the orchestra as well as displayed in the lobby. On the program are The Flying Dutchman Overture by Richard Wagner, Casablanca Suite by Max Steiner, Peter Grimes: Four Sea Interludes by Benjamin Britten, La Boutique Fantasque Suite by Ottorino Respighi/Rossini, and Háry János Suite by Zoltan Kodaly.

For more information, please call 505-433-7445 or visit www.abqphilharmonic.org. The concert is free, donations are appreciated, and children are welcome.
Free public event; donations appreciated

  • 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.

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

March 5

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)

Dave Mason (Rental)

March 5
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

7:30 pm

Dave Mason
Feelin’ Alright Tour 2019
Introducing
Gretchen Rhodes

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason has been performing live shows for over 50 years. What keeps audiences coming back year after year is his authentic approach to performing and the loyal presentation of his music. Mason often says, “There are no old songs, only good songs.” His love for the songs he works into his set list is evident, and his enthusiasm for music is contagious. Audiences always leave his shows upbeat, happy, and inspired.
Mason’s Feelin’ Alright Tour will feature all the classic songs fans love such as “Only You Know and I Know,” “We Just Disagree,” “Every Woman,” “All Along the Watchtower,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Stew,” and, of course, “Feelin’ Alright.” In addition, you will hear songs that have inspired him as well as personal stories about rock music that only can be told by a man who has walked that historical path. Mason is a legendary classic rock artist, and will be joined by his band: Johnne Sambataro on guitar and vocals, Alvino Bennett on drums, Anthony Patler on bass, keyboards and vocals, and Gretchen Rhodes on vocals.

Best known for his soulful voice and unsurpassed guitar playing, Dave Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a founding member of the group Traffic, and continues performing as a solo artist with sold-out shows. His career spans several important rock eras, and encompasses his work as a producer, performer, songwriter, and consummate guitarist. A quintessential “artiste,” Mason has collaborated with numerous members of the music elite, including Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Eric Clapton, among many others.

$34, $54, $64, $74;

Dave Mason is offering a VIP meet-and-greet package for $130. A limited number of these packages are available, through the NHCC box office only (in person or by phone at 505-724-4771). Patrons must buy a ticket as well as the meet-and-greet pass in order for the pass to be valid.

  • 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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Writing Workshop: Fiction (All Genres)

6 pm, Wednesdays (eight weeks between January 16 and March 6)

The NHCC is committed to cultivating local writers and celebrating their work. In this workshop, writers read excerpts from books by Latinx authors, engage in a variety of writing exercises that build skills and generate new writing,. Each class gives a public reading as a culminating event. Instructor:  Brenna Gomez (UNM).

Deadline to register: Monday, January 14, 2019.

Workshop Fee: $250 (about $30 per class). Limit: 12 writers so register early!

Three Scholarships are available for $125 —first come-first served.

Register and pay here.

All fees must be paid prior to January 16th.

¡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.
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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