Festival Ballet Albuquerque: Dracula, A Love Story

7:00 pm

Festival Ballet Albuquerque presents Dracula, A Love Story. Back by popular demand, Patricia Dickinson Wells brings Bram Stoker’s macabre novel DRACULA back to the stage in a fully realized dance rendition: Dracula, A Love Story. The production with the Festival Ballet Albuquerque, promises to be a truly 21st century production of a 19th century story that continues to capture the imaginations of young and old alike for two breathtaking performances! Sold out in 2020! Festival Ballet ABQ is also known for its critically acclaimed Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment & Sacred Journeys with Robert Mirabal.

$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors & kids 12 and younger

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Baila! Baila!’s: Christmas in New Mexico

2:00 pm & 7:00 pm Saturday
2:00 pm Sunday

Baila! Baila!’s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatre-goers of all ages. In 2022, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating its 33rd year in spectacular fashion. Christmas in New Mexico features a large, multigenerational cast including dancers as young as six, as well as Baila! Baila!’s professional company dancers. Special guest performances include live mariachi and an appearance by company founder Israela Garcia.

Baila! Baila! Dance Academy was founded in 1990 with the mission of educating students solely in traditional Mexican folk dance. The school’s curriculum expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.

Tickets range from $22 to $32, with a $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC Members.

Yjastros, featuring invited guests Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños

8:00 pm Friday
4:00 pm Saturday

The National Institute of Flamenco and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Çiertas Danças, featuring invited artists Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños, and musical guests, singer Alicia Morales and guitarist Ángel Ruíz. Yjastros proudly brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public, while cultivating the living art of flamenco in the United States. Guest choreographers and dancers Rafael Estévez and Valeriano Paños, winners of the Spanish National Dance Prize for choreography, will present their work SILENCIOS. In addition to stunning dance from Yjastros and Estévez/Paños, audiences will delight in new music from Alicia Morales and Ángel Ruíz. Yjastros is the flamenco company in residence in the University of New Mexico Dance Program.

$40, $50, $60, $70 w/ a $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members


The Albuquerque Folk Festival

10:00 am to 10:00 pm

On Sunday, October 9, 2022 The Albuquerque Folk Festival offers over 100 events with 5 performance stages, 7 workshop venues (including music and dance), 3 jam venues, musical-instrument “petting zoo,” kids’ tent, storytelling tent, merchandise tent, instrument consignment tent, bike valet, arts-and-craft vendors, food vendors, and more!

For an overview of the schedule, download a complete 2022 schedule as a PDF file here. Also, if you’d like a preview, you can download our 2022 program booklet as a PDF here.

Advance Tickets: Full price adult ticket $25 w/ discounts for students 19 to 25, seniors 65+, military w/ ID and children 12 to 16. Family passes are available for 2 adults and unlimited kids. Admission is free for seniors 85+ and kids 11 and younger.

Day of show Tickets: Full price adult ticket $30 w/ discounts for students 19 to 25, seniors 65+, military w/ ID and children 12 to 16. Family passes are available for 2 adults and unlimited kids. Admission is free for seniors 85+ and kids

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4:00 pm gates open

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture, has become a premiere festival in the Southwest since its inception in 2005. The purpose of this annual music and culture festival is to highlight cultures of the world alongside the traditional cultures of New Mexico. The event utilizes multiple stages at the NHCC, including the Plaza Mayor, the Albuquerque Journal Theatre, and the History and Literary Arts courtyard (the Fountain Stage), and features a Global Village of Craft, Culture, and Cuisine and a variety of workshops, demonstrations, and other family activities, along with two nights of performances from around the globe. The festival has featured numerous artists from Spain and Latin American countries, as well as Hispanic artists from New Mexico. Some of these artists have performed at the NHCC at other events comprising part of the Performing Arts program’s seasonal programming.

Learn more at www.Globalquerque.org

Click here for the Globalquerque Line up

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¡Globalquerque!: Free Global Headphone Dance Party + Concert

6:00 pm gates open

¡Globalquerque!’s Free Opening Headphone Dance Party + Concert kicks off the weekend and this year will feature New Mexico DJs spinning global grooves and a special LIVE performance by México City’s Son Rompe Pera.

¡Globalquerque!, New Mexico’s 18th Annual Celebration of World Music and Culture is one of the premiere festivals in the Southwest and is recognized around the country and the world for its adventurous programming.  ¡Globalquerque! is committed to presenting and exploring our world through music and the arts, bringing people together to reflect on our similarities, celebrate our differences and consider and revel in what makes our experiences unique and what makes them shared.The Festival offers an eclectic, wide-ranging global exploration with a diverse program of dance, film, crafts, food, educational workshops and activities – and, of course, a myriad of exciting and surprising live musical offerings! From the legendary to up-and-coming, from the traditional to the cutting edge, year to year,¡Globaquerque! presents of the best of what our planet has to offer.

Free Community Event

Reserve your free tickets HERE

Live Pop Up Salsa 2: End of Summer Night Swing

8:00 pm

NHCC & Melaza Music Present Live Pop Up Salsa 2: End of Summer Night Swing. This night offers a MainStage showcase of some of New Mexico’s hardest working dancers, dance teachers, choreographers, and dance students, who may not have opportunities to demonstrate their art. The evening begins with an hour of dance shows in the Albuquerque Journal Theatre. At the end of the showcase, Fausto Cuevas y La Moderna will perform in the HLA Fountain Courtyard.

$20 w/ $2 discount for NHCC Foundation members, children 12 years old and younger free

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NM Jazz Latino Orchestra

8:00 pm

In their fifth performance at the NHCC, “Cuba Linda,” the New Mexico Jazz Latino Orchestra (NMJLO) honors the invaluable contributions of Cuban artists to the genres of Latin jazz and salsa. Their journey into the musical styles that have been introduced to the world by beloved Cuban legends begins with Latin jazz interpretations.

$25, $27 w/ $2 discount for NHCC Members

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