Música del Corazón: Una Velada Nuevomexicana

7:30 pm 

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before performance

The UNM Robb Trust and the NHCC invite you to an a vast and varied medley of old and new music, including:

  • Iberian and Mexican narrative and religious ballads (romancero)
  • A vibrant and dynamic lyric tradition (cancionero)
  • Culturally hybrid Indo-Hispano music (inditas)
  • Overlays of styles and vogues from 18th and 19th century instrumental dance music
  • Locally adapted mariachi, popular Mexican música ranchera, Texas Mexican (Tejano), Nueva Canción (Latin American folk revival)
  • Locally evolving strains of the 20th and 21st century pop music

Featured artists are:

  • David F. García
  • Gregorio Gonzales
  • Lone Piñon
  • Lara Manzanares
  • Jerome Martínez
  • Brenda M. Romero

With a guest appearance by Frank McCulloch

For more information, please contact the Robb Musical Trust at 505-277-8967 or admin@robbtrust.org.

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

Tricklock Company and the NHCC Presents Sur Oeste: Vuelo transoceánico

10 am—Friday (student matinee)
2 pm—Saturday

Mexico City’s Sur Oeste is dedicated to the creation, production, and presentation of theatre, dance, audiovisual, and/or multidisciplinary works, focusing in recent years on the specific areas of theatre and dance. Their repertoire of over 20 productions has been presented in Mexico, the U.S., Panama, Argentina, and Brazil. Vuelo transoceánico, a show for younger audiences, is the story of Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo flight across the Atlantic: triumphing over storms, fog, and ice to achieve his impossible dream and become the hero the world was waiting for.
Friday free with reservation
Saturday $17 w/ $2 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!

Dia de Los Muertos Art Show: “Lost Places”

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Join us for a special Dia de los Muertos art show. New Mexico artists were invited to create 8” x 8” works of art with poetry or text that honor a place whose absence they mourn—whether a lost region of the Amazon, Chaco Canyon, or an abuela’s kitchen. Proceeds from sales of the works support the artists and NHCC History and Literary Arts programming.
Free

¡Salud y Sabor! Chocolate/Chocolate–Dia de los Muertos

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 theme is Chocolate/Chocolate–Dia de los Muertos.

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

First Page to Last Page Reading of Bless Me, Ultima in the NHCC Art Museum

9 am to 8 pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center will present a beginning-to-end reading of Rudolfo Anaya’s acclaimed novel, Bless Me, Ultima. The reading will take place in the NHCC Art Museum where an exhibition, La Ultima Exhibición, enters its final month. Over 40 dignitaries, New Mexico authors, youth, adults and elders (including school students) will read, each for 15 minutes, between 9 am and 8 pm. The general public is invited to attend any part of the day-long reading as well as tour the exhibition before it concludes on November 11.

The reading is free and open to the public with museum entrance fee.

More about the exhibition:

The La Ultima Exhibición, curated by Augustine Romero, features visual interpretations of Rudolfo Anaya’s celebrated book, Bless Me, Ultima (1972)–a portrait of life in rural New Mexico as seen through the eyes of a young boy during World War II. Anaya tells of the spiritual healer, Ultima, as she guides young Antonio on a magical and moral journey in this novel that has inspired artists for decades. Romero curated a previous iteration of this exhibition in 2006 at the South Broadway Cultural Center and the NHCC Art Museum is thrilled to host the re-imagined version twelve years later. Featured artists include: Jesús “Cimi” Alvarado, George C’de Baca, Sylvia Ortiz Domney, Christian Michael Gallegos, Roberto Gallegos, Eric Garcia, Kristina Gonzales, Nacho Jaramillo, Al Na’ir Lara, Chisim Bernal Lujan, Oscar Lozoya, Chris Ray Melendez, El Moisés, Derrick Montez, Paloma Paz Nava, Gabriel Luis Powers, Chris Rivera, Rebecca H. Hernandez Rosser, and Catalina Salinas. Augustine Romero is an acclaimed visual artist and the curator of the South Broadway Cultural Center and the Kimo Theater for the City of Albuquerque.

Bless Me, Ultima: The Reading

9 am to 9 pm

On October 14th we will present a beginning-to-end, marathon reading of Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima in the NHCC art museum, where an exhibit about the novel continues through November 11th. Dignitaries, luminaries, public school students, writers, readers, NHCC staff and volunteers, and community members will read from the novel, each for 15 minutes, during this day-long event. Enjoy refreshments, tour the exhibit, and listen to this great American novel.
Free with museum admission

Ballet Folklórico de Mexico de Amalia Hernández

7:30 pm

Ballet Folklórico de México was formed in 1952 by the dancer and choreographer Amalia Hernández. For six decades it has presented dances that reflect the traditional culture of Mexico, including indigenous Mesoamerica. The ensemble performs three times weekly at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City. Additionally, it has toured widely and has appeared in over 80 countries, including a private performance at the White House for President and Mrs. Kennedy and command performances at the feet of the Sphinx in Egypt, bringing the richness of Mexican culture to millions.
$25, $39, $49

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¡Salud y Sabor! Mexico & Chile and Corn/Chile y Maiz

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 we celebrate Mexico and make food using Chile and Corn/Chile y Maiz.

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

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 the 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!