10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm Sandra’s School of Dance presents Lights, Camera, Dance Recital 2024. Get ready for Lights, Camera, Dance; a movie-themed extravaganza at Sandra’s School of Dance! Step into the spotlight as our talented dancers bring your favorite films to life through their incredible performances. From iconic dance sequences to show-stopping routines, this recital will transport you to the magical world of cinema. Tickets will be available starting on April 15, 2024 at 10:00 am. Regular ticket prices begin May 1, 2024 at (more…)
7:00 pm Film Screening, Q&A to immediately follow Thanks to incredible demand, the Center will host a second screening of the New Mexico thriller Coyote Cage! Coyote Cage is about a group of Latin American immigrants who find themselves in the middle of a human trafficking ring and seek shelter in a safe house…that is anything but. The screening will be followed by a Q&A Panel with the director. Free Community Event. Please register below.
8:00 pm Friday, 4:00 pm Saturday National Institute of Flamenco & the NHCC present the Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Xicano Power. Xicano Power is the seasonal culmination of Yjastros’ progression and evolution. This performance made its world premiere at the 2023 Festival de Jerez, marking the first time a company from the United States was ever invited to perform in the prestigious international festival. The current concert season marks the performance’s first appearance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. $48, $58, $68, $78 & (more…)
7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow. More than 500,000 people experience homelessness every night in America. Lead Me Home is a documentary short that tells a few of these real-life stories giving the audience a rare, in-depth look at the scale, scope, and diversity of what it means to be unsheltered today while calling into question uninformed attitudes and outmoded policies. Free Community Event Runtime: 40 minutes.
7:00 pm: Social Justice Film Screening, Panel Discussion to immediately follow. What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future. The documentary film, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, plunges (more…)
6:00 pm Opera Southwest & the NHCC present Mariposa Que Vuela, a “recital autobiográfico” with soprano Cecilia Violetta López. Weaving together mariachi, ranchera, and opera music, Cecilia tells the story of her family, her early childhood in the farm fields of Idaho, the songs that her mother taught her, and her thrilling career in opera. $22, $32 & $42, Discounts for patrons 30 years old and younger as well as anyone with a WIC or EBT id. Please call the NHCC Box office at 505-724-4771 for discounted tickets. Celebrated (more…)
7:30 pm Friday & Saturday 3:00 pm Sunday Teatro Paraguas and the NHCC present United in Blood: The Revolutionary Music and Poetry of Chile. United in Blood is a fully staged performance celebrating the artistic, social, and political vision of four of Chile’s most beloved musicians and poets: Pablo Neruda, Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, and Gabriela Mistral. Though not all four knew each other, several of them did, and they are all intimately connected through their shared passions, political sensibilities, and deep concern for humanity. Songs and poems will (more…)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Food Trucks, Cash Bar & Pop Fizz 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Music by Lindy Vision 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm: Rumble Screening Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, (more…)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Friday 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday Enjoy 2 fun days at the festival this year! Kids under 12 & seniors 85+ FREE at the gate. Friday Night: Three performances (Flamenco, Lone Piñon, & Baracutanga) in the Journal Center Theatre; alcohol, soft drinks & snacks available for purchase; arts & craft vendors. Gates open 5pm, performances 6pm to 9pm. La Fonda Restaurant open till 8pm. Saturday Full Day & Night: 100+ events indoors and outdoors with 5 stages, 5 music and dance (more…)