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    January 28

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    January 30

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    February 4

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    February 5

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December 2020

Tertulia Histórica Albuquerque: Illuminating New Mexico: A History of Luminarias and Farolitos

December 19, 2020

2 pm (MST)
Live via Zoom

Register in advance for this meeting HERE.

State Historian Rob Martínez examines the fascinating origins of these uniquely New Mexican cultural expressions. Before there was a Christmas tree, mistletoe, egg nog or Santa Claus, there were luminarias and farolitos lighting the dark paths for ancient New Mexicans, commemorating that long ago tradition of High Mass at midnight. Like most New Mexican traditions, these lights, like Las Posadas, reach back deep into a rich Catholic tradition that is a blend of Spanish, Puebloan, Mexican, and American influences that are still vibrant today. Add the contributions of Asians from places like China and you have a very unique New Mexico religious expression that illuminates New Mexico like no other tradition. State Historian Rob Martínez takes us on a journey to discover where these sacred lights came from.

Free, Registration Required

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Film: Cortos en Femenino Film Series: No me despertéis

December 21, 2020

12 pm

Online screening will be available on the Cervantes Institute’s Vimeo channel for 48 hours, starting at 12 pm on Monday, December 21, 2020.
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Free

Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque and the NHCC present the Cortos en femenino film series during the month of December, a month dedicated to cortometraje (short subjects) with “[ED+C] El día más corto”—the shortest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. Designed by Trama, coordinator of women’s festivals in Spain, the series celebrates the talented female directors working in this format with screenings of four very different short films—two dramatic works, one documentary, and one montage.

In Sara Fantova’s autobiographical film No me despertéis, teenage Jone is a student at a secondary school in Bilbao where the tense atmosphere reflects the social reality of the political division of the Basque Country in 2009. When her father assumes a position with the Basque Government requiring the services of a bodyguard, he will leave his former life behind, and Jone will have to learn to live between two worlds as well, and to understand that not everything is black or white.

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Roadrunner Food Bank Distribution Location

December 23, 2020
NHCC Campus 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

11 am

The NHCC will be a special drive-thru distribution location for the Roadrunner Food Bank on Wednesday, December 23rd starting 11am. The Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico supplies food to hundreds of organizations throughout New Mexico and it is an honor to be a distribution partner during this difficult holiday season.

If you need help please reach out to the Roadrunner Food Bank by calling 505-349-5340 or go to their website at https://www.rrfb.org for more information.

Celebrating Traditions

December 25, 2020

Christmas Day is usually filled with get togethers with family and friends and if you are in New Mexico attending dances at one of the Pueblos.

Holiday celebrations represent rich cultural and artistic traditions. We thought we would bring a little bit of the museum to you, the objects represented are integral to holiday festivities.

What objects do you have in your personal collections that evoke holiday memories and traditions? Please share an object and why it is special to you.

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Film: Cortos en Femenino Film Series: Quand j’étais petit

December 28, 2020

12 pm

Online screening will be available on the Cervantes Institute’s Vimeo channel for 48 hours, starting at 1 pm on Monday, December 28, 2020.
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Free

Instituto Cervantes-Albuquerque and the NHCC present the Cortos en femenino film series during the month of December, a month dedicated to cortometraje (short subjects) with “[ED+C] El día más corto”—the shortest day of the year in the Northern hemisphere. Designed by Trama, coordinator of women’s festivals in Spain, the series celebrates the talented female directors working in this format with screenings of four very different short films—two dramatic works, one documentary, and one montage.

Elena Molina‘s documentary Quand j’étais petit is the story of N’Sele Malone, as well as the story of childhood in many African countries, where violence and helplessness are often unavoidable. Now one of the most renowned puppeteers in West Africa, Malone uses the marionettes that he constructs in his Burkina Faso workshop to free and transform his early memories. The film is a fable illuminating the future, through the magic of the story and the timeless ability of stories to teach us how to live and grow.

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New Year’s Eve around the Hispanic World

December 31, 2020

1 pm – 2:30 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom   ~  Free Holiday Event  ~  Have some paper, drawing utensils and scissors with you to enjoy some of the interactive fun!

  • Make a Zine
  • Create your own poetry
  • Try your hand at New Year’s related trivia
  • Hear a story (Feliz New Year, Ava Gabriela by Alexandra Alesaandri)

Guide to Traditions by Country   
Guide to Traditions by Type

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January 2021

Art Making: Día de los Reyes Crown 

January 6

Celebrate Día de los Reyes (Three Kings’ Day), with a crown! Día de los Reyes, also known as the Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th across Latin America, in Spain, and by Latinx communities around the world. This feast day commemorates the visitation of the Santo Niño (Infant Jesus) by the three wise men and, for some, marks the end of the Christmas season.

Enjoy this fun activity brought to you by the NHCC’s Visual Art’s program and our AmeriCorps members who are developing curriculum and working on capacity building with us this year!

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Querencia Writing Workshop

January 7

6 pm (MTS)

Live via Zoom

10 registered writers reading from our Querenica Writing Workshop will be working through out January 2020 creating poetry, fiction and nonfiction inspired by the theme of “querencia” and the anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, edited by Levi Romero, Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez and Spencer Herrera (UNM Press 2020). The workshop will culminate in a public reading on February 20, 2021.

Free event with registration

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Querencia Writing Workshop

January 14

6 pm (MTS)

Live via Zoom

10 registered writers reading from our Querenica Writing Workshop will be working through out January 2020 creating poetry, fiction and nonfiction inspired by the theme of “querencia” and the anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, edited by Levi Romero, Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez and Spencer Herrera (UNM Press 2020). The workshop will culminate in a public reading on February 20, 2021.

Free event with registration

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Querencia Writing Workshop

January 21

6 pm (MTS)

Live via Zoom

10 registered writers reading from our Querenica Writing Workshop will be working through out January 2020 creating poetry, fiction and nonfiction inspired by the theme of “querencia” and the anthology, Querencia: Reflections on the New Mexico Homeland, edited by Levi Romero, Vanessa Fonseca-Chavez and Spencer Herrera (UNM Press 2020). The workshop will culminate in a public reading on February 20, 2021.

Free event with registration

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