¡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, on the first Saturday of every month. 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.

Artist Al Na’ir Lara, whose work is in La Ultima Exhibición, will lead us in a 2D mixed media workshop exploring texture and environments.

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

25th Annual César Chávez Day Fiesta

March—10:30 am

Fiesta—12 noon-4 pm

Join us in honoring the life and legacy of César Chávez at the 25th annual César Chávez Day Fiesta, with a march—La Marcha de Justicia—beginning at 10:30 am at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and ending at noon on the Center’s Plaza Mayor. Following the march, the family fiesta at the Center includes poetry, dancing, community exhibits, children’s activities and games, food, and live music.
Free public event

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Performers Ballet & Jazz Company Presents How Love Wins (Rental)

2 pm

Now celebrating its 5th anniversary, How Love Wins is a sequel to The Performers Ballet and Jazz Company’s award-winning holiday production of Christmas Joy. Inspired by the Gospel and expressed through dance, the story of How Love Wins is filled with meaningful and engaging choreography. Progressing from the birth of Jesus through His life, death and resurrection, this newest addition to The Performers’ repertoire carries on the professionalism and extraordinary level of performance our audiences have come to expect. How Love Wins came alive as a new opportunity for The Performers to share the redeeming love of our Savior with our audiences.
$30 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available

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¡Salud y Sabor! Greens and Sprouts/Verduras y Brotes

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 Greens and Sprouts/Verduras y Brotes.

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

Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Sacred Journeys with Robert Mirabal

Saturday at 7 pm and Sunday at 2 pm

Sacred Journeys, presented by Festival Ballet Albuquerque in partnership with the NHCC, is a reflection of our New Mexican cultures and storytelling through dance, music, and spoken word. Our Hispanic culture is prominent in the story “Las Soldaderas,” choreographed by Dominic Guerra and depicting the story of the young lovers and the many brave women who fought in the Mexican Revolution. Two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal joins FBA onstage, integrating Native American Pueblo culture of northern New Mexico with the Hispanic culture of the region. Choreographers for the project include featured choreographer Jock Soto, Patricia Dickinson Wells, Trey Pickett, and Natalee Maxwell, presenting Robert Mirabal favorites from the albums Songs from the Painted Cave, The River, and others. Mirabal, a world-renowned musician, composer, poet, actor, and screenwriter, is dedicated to keeping alive the centuries-old customs of Taos Pueblo, as well as merging his Indigenous American sound with the music of Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean in a world music style that defies categorization.

Jock Soto was born on the Navajo reservation in Gallup, NM to a Navajo Mother and a Puerto Rican father.  Following in the footsteps of his mother, he first learned to hoop dance — an early foundation for what became one of the most celebrated careers at the New York City Ballet.  On the eve of his retirement from stage 2005, The New York Times wrote “Ballet is a man called Jock.”

Of Jock Soto’s memoir “Every Step You Take,”ten-time Tony Award winner and recipient of the National Medal of Arts, Tommy Tune said “Airborne in spirit, earthbound in truth, the words are moving and masterful.  Like the dancer himself.”

$14, $20, $29, $38, $47 w/ $2 off for seniors, children 10 and younger and NHCC members.
Group rates available.

Yankwik Xiwitl/Aztec New Year

10 am

Kalpulli Ehekatl, Kalpulli Izkalli, y Danza Mayahuel invita la conformidad de Danzas Aztecas de NM y la comunidad a celebrar Yankwik Xiwitl/Año Nuevo Azteca/Mexika Azteca New Year.

Join us for a Mexika (Aztec) New Year ceremony, ushering in Xiwitl Chicwasen Tochtli/Año Seis Conejo/Year Six Rabbit. The schedule is as follows:

10 am—Arranging the tlamanalli/ofrenda/offering
12 pm– Mitotiliztli/Danza/Ceremonial dance

At 3.30 pm, the ceremony will be followed by a tlakwalli/comida compartida/potluck at Kalpulli Izkalli, 1028 Ann Avenue (Isleta and Lopez Road). Please bring your favorite dish to share/traiga su favorito plato de comida para compartir.

If you wish to donate flowers, please bring them to the NHCC before 10 am.

For more information call Kalpulli Izkalli at: 452-9208 or 804-4602.

Kalpulli Izkalli—“Celebrating 20 years of Cultura, Healing, and Justice.”
Free public 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, on the first Saturday of every month. 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.

This month, we will be making piñata boxes.

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

Opera Southwest Presents Bless Me, Ultima

All 5 performances of Bless Me, Ultima are SOLD OUT! Opera Southwest will be handling a waiting list for any returned tickets. They will be released for sale to the public on a lottery basis (i.e. folks may put their names onto a waiting list for a drawing) two days before each performance. Please go to the OSW website HERE to get your name added to the waiting list.

 

February 18, 21, 23, 24 & 25, 2018
2 pm—Saturday & Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Hector Armienta’s Bless Me, Ultima is a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in English with both English and Spanish supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.  This will be the world premiere of the Rudolfo Anaya masterwork.

Opera Southwest, along with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and San Jose’s Opera Cultura, is thrilled to have commissioned an opera based on Rudolfo Anaya’s best-selling novel Bless Me, Ultima. The composer, Hector Armienta, has worked with Mr. Anaya on the libretto, and the resulting piece will be an historic event. Maestro Guillermo Figueroa conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of 10+ and patrons 30 and younger

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

¡Salud y Sabor! Beans and Rice /Frijoles y Arroz

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 Beans and Rice /Frijoles y Arroz.

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

Sundays in the Museum

2 pm to 3 pm

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents Sundays in the Museum Tours every Sunday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Each tour will be different depending on the exhibit and theme.
Free with NHCC Museum admission