11:00 am to 3:00 pm Want to help make our public spaces more beautiful? Join artist Reyes Padilla and the mosaic group ALMA at the Center for a chance to create a tile that will be incorporated into our Acequia revitalization project! Supplies will be provided. Free Community Event, in collaboration with the NHCC Foundation and New Mexico Arts.
10:00 am Head to the Center for our next Early Childhood Bilingual Storytime, featuring Dreamers/Soñadores, by Yuyi Morales! This picture book tells the story of the author’s journey from Mexico to the United States with her young son. Free community event. For children ages 3 to 5 and caregivers. Please register below or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance. This program is generously supported by NM Gas.
6:00 pm In collaboration with the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, the Center will host Texas-based artist José Villalobos as he presents his lecture “Challenging Toxic Masculinity and the Marginalization of Brown Queer Bodies.” This event is part of the 2023-24 Gale Memorial Lecture Series: “Disobedient Gestures: Afro-Latinx and Queer Latinx Artist against the Grain.” Free Community Event. Please register below.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm 11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Dance and Movement – Salon Ortega 1:00 – 1:45 pm: Performance by Mad About Music from UNM String Lab – Fountain Courtyard 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Dance and Movement – Salon Ortega Join us at the Center as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a day of activities for the entire family! Our Fiesta de Cultura features a family-friendly celebration of independence and creative expression through the arts inspired by Hispanic culture. Activities include a scavenger (more…)
7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow. More than 500,000 people experience homelessness every night in America. Lead Me Home is a documentary short that tells a few of these real-life stories giving the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope, and diversity of what it means to be unsheltered today while calling into question uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies. Free Community Event Runtime: 40 minutes.
10:00 am Arte Poquito is a free, monthly, 45-minute program for babies and toddlers ages 0 months to 4 years and their caregivers that cultivates creativity and self-expression through the exploration of Hispanic/Latine arts and culture. Participants explore the NHCC Museum and Performing Arts Center, and engage in artmaking, music, movement, dance, drama, and bilingual story time. NHCC instructors model age-appropriate arts techniques that celebrate self-expression, build vocabulary, and strengthen both fine-motor and gross-motor skills in a fun environment. Free Community Event. Please register below or call the (more…)
7:30 pm Friday & Saturday 2:00 pm Sunday Teatro Paraguas and the NHCC present United in Blood: The Revolutionary Music and Poetry of Chile. United in Blood is a fully staged performance celebrating the artistic, social, and political vision of four of Chile’s most beloved musicians and poets: Pablo Neruda, Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, and Gabriela Mistral. Though not all four knew each other, several of them did, and they are all intimately connected through their shared passions, political sensibilities, and deep concern for humanity. Songs and poems will (more…)
9:00 am Día de Salud, while focusing on overall health and well-being, also aims to celebrate and incorporate the influence of Hispanic culture and traditions. The event recognizes the unique health challenges and perspectives within the Hispanic community and seeks to provide culturally relevant information and resources. By infusing Hispanic influence into Día de Salud, the health fair can effectively reach and resonate with the Hispanic community, promoting a sense of cultural pride, awareness, and empowerment around health and well-being. Free Community Event, no registration required.