Jugamos Juntos: Vamos Afuera—Ultima’s Garden

10:30 am – 12 pm

Join us for Jugamos Juntos, summer family programming on Saturday mornings during June and July from 10:30 am to noon. Each Saturday is a different topic and this week, you can explore seeds and plants. Help plant the NHCC herb garden, taste some tea, and make some plant-inspired art to take home.

Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare): https://goo.gl/forms/1mk0uGSN0fqV8pSr1.

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 and to purchase supplies.

Family Tour with Ultima

2 pm

Join us for a family-friendly tour of the NHCC Art Museum exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición. All generations will gain new perspectives about art during this unique museum experience led by María Dolores Gonzales who represents Ultima’s perspective. María Dolores Gonzales is an artist and writer and runs a Spanish language immersion program in Northern New Mexico.

Admission: $6 for adults (17+); $5 for New Mexico residents (17+); free for youth 16 and under. Price of admission gains access to the entire museum so come a little early or stay a little late to see everything!

Domingos en Arte: Son Como Son

7:30 pm

Son Como Son bills itself as “Salsa, Cuban Style.” Founded in 1993, it is unquestionably one of Albuquerque’s longest-standing and most popular salsa ensembles. They play regularly to packed audiences comprising highly animated and dedicated salseros at the NM Jazz Workshop’s Salsa Under the Stars series; at the Cooperage; and at special concerts, such as those at the Telluride Jazz Festival. They are directed by renowned trombonist, vocalist, percussionist, composer, and arranger César Bauvallet, who moved from Havana, Cuba to Albuquerque in 1992.

Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center is a family-friendly summer event on Sundays in NHCC’s charming Fountain Courtyard that features live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine. The NHCC’s newest on-campus restaurant—La Fonda del Bosque—will be offering unique themed dinners before each concert and providing a cash bar and tapas throughout the night.

$11 in Advance, $14 Day of Show

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Jugamos Juntos: ¡Vamos al Museo! With Jessica Chao

10:30 am to 12 pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to offer free children’s programming during the summer. During June, July, and the first two Saturdays in August, families will be able to come to the Center on Saturday mornings for a new activity every week.

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 workshop led by Jessica Chao, an artist from the NHCC Art Museum exhibit Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM. We will meet in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Building.

Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare): https://goo.gl/forms/1mk0uGSN0fqV8pSr1.

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

4th Annual South American Folk Festival

2 pm

The 4th Annual South American Folk Festival seeks to unite Albuquerque’s South American community in a day of cultural experience and connection through music, dance, and food. In addition to food vendors from participating countries, the festival will feature traditional dancers from Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, and Ecuador.

Highlights of the event include local band Baracutanga performing a traditional batucada and performances by Argentine Tango instructors Eva Garlez and Pablo Rodriguez, Peruvian dance/choreographers Fiorella Vera Adrianzen and Yessenia Lentz, and the Odara Dance Ensemble. The featured band will be Houston-based Bamuayā, led by Venezuelan percussionist Reinaldo Araujo. A Latin fusion group with musicians from all over Latin America as well as the United States, Bamuayā will be releasing their latest CD in Albuquerque.

And, proudly representing the Colombian culture, this event will again welcome Raices Colombianas who, for the past four years have delighted us with their traditional dances, folkloric costumes, and energetic choreographies. They will be presenting two songs, both of which have folkloric rhythms with roots in the African cultures that integrated with the native Colombian culture.  These dances reflect the themes of courtship and slavery, but, at the same time, tell the stories of ordinary activities like fishing and agriculture. The costumes have a Spanish influence.  Men’s costumes in general are white and in light materials with hats and scarves. The women use wide skirts called polleras.  In addition, women wear big floral arrangements in their hair to complete the costume.  Instruments commonly heard in this music include drums, flutes, marimbas, and maracas.

$14 in advance, $16 day of show w/ $2 discount for NHCC members; free for children age 12 and younger

¡Salud y Sabor! Kids Cooking Competition (Tortillas)

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, come enjoy our kids cooking competition as talented young chefs created delicious dishes using tortillas.

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

Una Celebración de México with Antonio Reyna

2 pm

The NHCC and Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group present Una Celebración de México, paying tribute to the beautiful song and dance of Mexico with award-winning, internationally renowned mariachi recording artist Antonio Reyna and a cast of talented musicians and performers. Reyna is joined by Mariachi Femenil Flores Mexicanas, with special guests Reynaldo Maestas and Baile Ilusión.
$22 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, and NHCC members

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¡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 workshop led by artist Zahra Marwan, whose work can be seen in the NHCC Art Musuem’s newest exhibit, Because It’s Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM. We will meet in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Building.  Please pre-register using the link HERE so we can prepare materials.

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

PAPA, Public Academy for Performing Arts: Amor Eterno: The Dance Department Senior Showcase 2018 (Rental)

7 pm

The Dance Department at Public Academy for Performing Arts presents the 2018 Senior Showcase: Amor Eterno. Seniors with a “dance major” demonstrate what they do best at their last school performance event.
$5, $10, $15 no discounts

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¡Salud y Sabor! Nopales and Blue Corn/Nopales y Maiz Azul

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 Nopales and Blue Corn/Nopales y Maiz Azul.

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