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

Carnaval Fever 2018

7:30 pm

Frank Leto Musical Ventures and the NHCC continue their annual partnership to celebrate Carnaval with a festive and colorful evening of music, dance, and theatre, featuring the Odara Dance Ensemble and the musical group PANdemonium. Carnaval 2018, a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, engaging music, and beautiful costumes, showcases the Carnaval traditions of Cuba, Trinidad, Brazil, and New Orleans.
$17, $22, $27 w/ $2 discount for students/seniors/NHCC members; group rates available

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

Alice King Community School: A Party in a Pear Tree (Rental)

7 pm both days

Alice King Community School music classes, grades 2 through 5, present their inaugural holiday musical, A Party in a Pear Tree, by John Jacobson and Roger Emerson. Directed by Dr. Gary Wayne Pyland, it’s sure to be the most hilarious twelve days ever!
All Tickets $3

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

Shoes for the Santo Niño

Friday at 7 pm
Saturday at 2 pm

Shoes for the Santo Niño is the story of Julianita, the youngest of eleven children, who slips out of her home one evening to take a pair of “practical” shoes that she has made to the Santo Niño de Atocha. When she enters the church, the Santo Niño and the saints come to life, and Julianita is whisked off into an evening of mystery, magic, and miracles.

This joyous piece by the Santa Fe Opera depicts the important role of the Santo Niño de Atocha as part of the traditional cultural fabric of northern New Mexico in both Hispanic and Native American families. The tale of Julianita and the Santo Niño, passed down from generation to generation, is adapted from the charming children’s story by Peggy Pond Church. The Santo Niño is known as an advocate for healing, primarily of children, and many believe that he wears the shoes left by pilgrims who visit his shrines to walk abroad and heal sick children while they sleep.

Photo by Brandon Soder.
$7 for everyone

¡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 School Day 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

  • The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

¡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