¡Globalquerquito! – A mini-fest for Albuquerque School Kids

10 am

We’d like to let you in on a little secret.

Each year, ¡Globalquerque! kicks off with a free concert for our local school kids. This mini-fest features two of our regular performers doing short sets as a way to introduce the kids to some cool different cultures.

This year the participating bands are Trad.Attack! (Estonia) and Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo (Venezuela).

This year we are opening the program up to the general public. Come share some great music and the joy and enthusiasm of seeing the kids engage with the bands. We’ll be outside on the Plaza Mayor, so lots of room for everyone and tons of room to dance.

All families are welcome, as this is an incredibly kid friendly event.

For other free family-focused ¡Globalquerque! action, check out the free Global Fiesta HERE.

We do need people to register though so we can plan accordingly. If you are coming with a school or a party of 10 or more, please contact David Torres, DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us, 505-383-4770 or register on-line HERE.

Everyone else, please register HERE.
Free Community Event

Aki Matsuri (Japanese Fall Festival) 2017 (Rental)

10 am to 5 pm

Celebrate the NMJACL’s annual fall festival Aki Matsuri on Sunday, September 17th featuring Japanese cultural exhibits, vendor fair, musical demonstrations, Japanese art, Japanese food, Beer and Sake tastings and more!

The New Mexico Japanese-American Citizens League (NMJACL) has been hosting Aki Matsuri (trans.: fall festival) for over twenty years. The festival is the main annual event for NMJACL and serves as a venue to share Japanese and Japanese-American (JA) culture with all of New Mexico.

The festival attracts guests and performers from around the state and beyond, showcasing traditional Japanese, dance, song, and musical performances, martial arts, arts and crafts, Japanese food, and more.

For more information please go the the official website HERE or contact New Mexico JACL by calling (505) 600-1549 or by email at info@nmjacl.org

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¡Cine Magnífico! Albuquerque’s Latino Film Festival 2017

Welcome to the 5th annual
¡Cine Magnífico! Latino Film Festival
Instituto Cervantes is proud to present ¡Cine Magnífico! to the New Mexico community once again.

This festival has become an important event in our community – it marks a transition time between summer and autumn, when families are returning to the routine of the school year. These films provide inspiration as the aroma of roasting green chile lofts into the late summer air. They remind us to savor the most subtle, elegant, and profound aspects of our daily lives here in our beautiful New Mexico communities, and to enjoy our time at the cinema.

Opening night has evolved into a lively community event on South 4th Street & Bridge Street in the beautiful National Hispanic Cultural Center, with its iconic vaulted ceilings and stunning architecture. Families, academics, students, filmmakers, artists, community leaders, and so many others mingle before the theatre opens, with beverages and food from our community’s finest restaurants and cameras flashing. It has truly evolved into a beautiful event.

This year, our team has selected a lineup of films which perfectly illustrate enriching points of view about emerging issues and topics that shape the current Hispanic-Latino cultures and landscapes, both here in New Mexico and beyond. This year’s screenings will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, UNM, and the Guild Cinema. Central themes include immigration and children’s film, as well as New Mexico filmmaking. This year’s festival features films from Spain, Cuba, Argentina, Honduras, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, and the United States.

¡Cine Magnífico!’s vision is to present the newest films by and about Latinos to promote our culture through film and enrich our local art community. We showcase a diverse set of films, from award-winning to local and up-and-coming filmmakers. We also offer year-round film programming.

Thank you for supporting ¡Cine Magnífico! Enjoy the shows!

For more information please go to the ¡Cine Magnífico! website HERE or call the Instituto Cervantes at 505-724-4777

ABQ Latin Dance Festival 2017: Timbalive

7 pm to 12 am

The annual Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival, a three-day celebration of rhythm and movement, features performances by world-class dancers as well as non-competitive dance showcases, parties, and workshops. Additional attractions include dance films, lectures, and live musical performances. Friday night’s event, following Latin Dance Night in Old Town, is a fun-filled evening of salsa dancing at the NHCC.  The festival’s main concert on Saturday night features Leo García and Timbalive, for a magical night of music and dance on the Center’s Plaza Mayor. Created in Miami in 2008, Timbalive combines the best of Cuban music with a mix of rhythms from around the world. Members are highly trained musicians from Cuban musical schools, and the internationally acclaimed ensemble has realized its musical dream of becoming the largest and most successful timba (a genre based on popular Cuban music blended with salsa and American funk/R&B, and influenced strongly by Afro-Cuban folkloric music) group in the U.S. and the world. The Sunday night wrap-up is a final evening of music, performances, and dancing with DJ Pancho.

For more information please call 505-980-3100 or go to the ALDF website HERE.

Bosque Chile Festival

10 am to 7 pm

A celebration of food, art, and culture on the Rio Grande, presented by Bernalillo County and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Join in the celebration of the chile harvest with entertainment, kids’ activities, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, beer and wine, a salsa competition, and chef demonstrations.

New this year—agricultural education workshops and a green chile stew competition.

Entertainment Schedule:

10 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | School of Rock
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. | Jagg
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Rebecca Arscott
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | On Point Dance
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Hartless
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Red Wine

For more information, call 505-468-1418 or e-mail bosquechilefestival@bernco.gov.
$5 adults; free for children age 5 and younger

Festival Flamenco Internacional: Compañía Jesús Carmona, Impetu’s

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque presents Compañía Jesús Carmona in Impetu’s, an evening of extraordinary contemporary flamenco along with classic Spanish dance.

From his beginnings as a dancer in other companies through the founding and maturation of his own company, Jesús Carmona has always aspired to have his creations serve as a showcase for Spanish culture. In Impetu’s, he draws upon the great musical compositions that have contributed to his artistic growth and built his life and character, both professionally and personally. New versions of these works allow for innovation, while preserving the legacy of fine music that gives the show its emotional impact.

Impetu’s features renowned musicians Daniel Jurado, Óscar Lago, Thomas Potirón, Luqui Losada, and Juan José Amador, with lighting by David Pérez. The talents of these artists, together with the strength and energy of Carmona’s choreography and staging and the masterworks of great Spanish composers, combine in a show that will keep the audience enthralled from the very first chord, and that can be summed up in the single word Impetu’s.
$40, $50, $70, $85

Festival Flamenco Internacional: Compañía Marco Flores, Entrar al Juego

8 pm

Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque presents Compañía Marco Flores in Entrar al Juego. In this contemporary and very theatrical production, Flores manipulates space and experiments with time—slowing it down, speeding it up, and changing its direction to open up a temporary timeline from another world and trap people and objects in an alternative dimension.

Flores’ first large-scale choreographic work, DeFlamencas, explored the female universe; his second creation, Tránsito, reflected his interest in looking within. Subsequently, he examined men’s actions and relationships in Laberíntica. With this new work, he expands his artistic focus and direction as well as the dynamics of his choreography. The creative process in Entrar al Juego, activated by intergenerational concerns, begins by bringing together artists of various ages and origins, with differing techniques and experiences. Breaking with traditional conceptions of hierarchy and methodology, Flores involves the artists in a collective composition, where the actions of each are essential to the development of the others, as all discover their own strategies to move, to be still, and to continue with the work, both individually and as a group. Along with stage director and choreographer Juan Carlos Lérida, he proposes to the participants in Entrar al Juego that they dance in a timeless place, and the audience witnesses how people transform when confronted with the need to continue, to resolve the unknown nature of that place.
$40, $50, $70, $85

REZILIENCE Indigenous Arts Experience: VOICE Concert

7 pm

An all-ages event, VOICE is a night of vibrant contemporary and traditional indigenous musical performances. This second annual event, hosted by hip hop artist Def-I, features multiple genres celebrating our resilience as Indigenous Peoples, and showcases the talents of artists Shining Soul (hip hop), Lindy Vision (alternative), Leela Gilday (acoustic rock), Raye Zaragoza (acoustic rock), and Ranata Yazzie (piano/Navajo songs). The three-and-a-half-hour concert continues the work of REZILIENCE to serve as the premiere platform for resilient indigenous artists to share their “voice” to promote positivity, creativity, and strength of identity for all to experience. Join us in LIVING OUR REZILIENCE!

Click here for more information on REZILIENCE Day.

24th Annual César Chávez Day

March—11 am
Fiesta—12 pm

Join the 24th annual César Chávez Day celebration, with a march—La Marcha de Justicia—beginning at 10:30 am at the Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, picking up additional participants at the National Hispanic Cultural Center at 11:00 am, and ending at noon on the NHCC’s Plaza Mayor. Following the march, the family fiesta at the Center includes poetry, dancing, community exhibits, children’s activities and games, food, a keynote speech by Dolores Huerta, and live music. Additionally, the 2017 César Chávez and Dolores Huerta ¡Sí Se Puede! awards will be presented to people who have served the community in the spirit of the United Farm Workers leaders.

Dolores Huerta, a native of Dawson, New Mexico, was co-founder, with César Chávez, of the United Farm Workers Union. In 2012, Huerta was recognized for her decades of
ceaseless civil rights and labor organizing when Barack Obama granted her the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, the greatest civilian honor in the United States. Huerta’s appearance at this event coincides with Bernalillo County’s renaming of Gateway Park in the South Valley as Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, and follows on the heels of the world premiere of the movie Dolores, a documentary on Huerta’s life, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Shuttle service and ribbon cutting

Before the march begins, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and a keynote address by Dolores Huerta at the park beginning at  9:30 am. Parking is limited at the park so shuttles will pick up participants at the NHCC education building from 8:30-9:30 am. There will be additional shuttles after the ribbon cutting to return people who can’t participate in the march to the NHCC.

This is  a free public event

Regalos: NHCC’s Spring Craft Fair

10 am to 2 pm

Discover unique and beautiful crafts that make great gifts for your friends and family (or for yourself !) our Spring Regalos craft fair. All purchases not only support local artists and artisans but also the NHCC Foundation, which funds programs and events at the NHCC.

The craft fair will take place outside of La Tiendita, in the NHCC’s Visual Arts Building.

To become a vendor at the event or to get more information about the event, please contact Corina Marquez in the NHCC Foundation at cmarquez@nhccfoundation.org
or 505-383-4705.
Free public event