Wells Fargo Auditorium
This month, Robert Martinez will present “Mulatos of Cochiti: Caste in Spanish New Mexico.” In this presentation, former Deputy State Historian and now newly appointed State Historian Robert Martinez examines the role of racial mixing, identity, and the categorizing of humans living in Spanish Colonial New Mexico. The approach will be through the lens of the casta, or caste system. Historical research, genealogy, and DNA all converge to provide a clearer understanding of Hispano roots in New Mexico, as well as in Latino-Meso America and Hispanic Europe. Mr. Martinez was a history teacher for 10 years in the Rio Rancho School district. Mr. Martinez served 14 years as a research historian for the Sephardic Legacy Project. Mr. Martinez is an accomplished musician, who performs with his brother Lorenzo, and the group Los Reyes de Albuquerque.
Friday-Sunday, September 27-29 & October 4-6, 2019
7:30 pm—Friday & Saturday
Sandia Performing Arts Company presents the world premiere of Rosalie’s Magic Rocks, a tale of how life changes for an enterprising young Latina. Rosalie goes to live with her grandfather, and, misinterpreting his advice, begins selling magic rocks at her school. When she gets into trouble, her abuelo assists her in finding a solution. This story of coming of age in Hispanic New Mexico, a “Latino version of Tom Sawyer,” is based on real-life events. It features a cast of young actors, and will delight younger, as well as adult, audiences.
$20 w/ $2 discount for seniors, students and NHCC members; $12 for children 12 and under