5:00 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

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Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 35 presents Fiesta Flamenca

8:00 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 35 presents Fiesta Flamenca, a star-studded gala evening of music and dance, illustrating the range and dynamic styles presented in Festival Flamenco. Elegance, sophistication, and physical brilliance challenge the audience to experience flamenco in all its forms. This vibrant display of artistry exemplifies flamenco’s depth and distinct characteristics. In spectacular performances of powerful flamenco, headlining artists of Festival Flamenco Alburquerque, along with Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, share the stage for an evening of unforgettable music and dance. Each evening of Fiesta Flamenca showcases a unique cast!

Friday’s cast features Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, Mercedes de Córdoba, Paloma Fantova, Concha Jareño, and Alfonso Losa.

Saturday’s cast features Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, Rafael Estévez, Valeriano Paños, Pastora Galván, José Maya, and Eva Yerbabuena.

$60, $75, $90, $105


Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 35 presents Eva Yerbabuena: D’Madrugá

8:00 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 35 presents Eva Yerbabuena y Compañía in D’Madrugá. Flamenco’s grande dame returns to the Festival with a work of pure inspiration transmitted with unmatched beauty, depth, and energy. Miraculous and groundbreaking, Eva Yerbabuena illuminates what it is to be one of the world’s great dancers. (U.S. Premiere)

$50, $65, $80, $95


Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 35 presents Estévez / Paños y Compañía: La Confluencia

8:00 pm

Festival Flamenco Alburquerque 35 presents Estévez / Paños y Compañía, winners of the Spanish National Dance Prize for Choreography in 2019, in La Confluencia. Their new exploration into flamenco’s multifaceted evolution features fiveprodigiously talented, inimitable male dancers of danza estilizada and flamenco. Original and riveting, La Confluenciapowerfully imagines the forces that coalesce to make flamenco the evocative art that it is. (U.S. Premiere)

$50, $65, $80, $95


Film: Museo

5:00 pm–7:00 pm DJ, cash bar, and food truck
7:00 pm Film Screening

Well into their 30s, Juan and Benjamin can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes in Satélite, Mexico City’s version of an American suburb. On a fateful Christmas eve, however, they decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by pulling off the most infamous heist of cultural artifacts in all of Mexican history—looting the country’s iconic National Anthropology Museum. Museo Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios features Gael García Bernal, Simon Russell Beale, Lynn Gilmartin, Ilse Salas.

2018; Spanish with English subtitles; Alonso Ruizpalacios Director;

Film Screening Free

Yjastros: featuring the Orchestra of New Spain: Quem Quæritis? A Flamenco Drama

8:00 pm Friday, 2:00 pm Saturday

Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company 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. Together with the Orchestra of New Spain, Yjastros presents Quem Quæritis? A Flamenco Drama. This performance draws from the tradition of the pastorela, told through imaginative, dynamic flamenco performance. Yjastros dramatizes human ingenuity and resilience through intricate choreographic masterpieces by Artistic Director Joaquín Encinias, Marco Flores, and other choreographers. This season highlights tradition and innovation in the world of flamenco and features choreographies made by artists at the global forefront of the art form, as well as unique musical accompaniment from the award-winning Orchestra of New Spain. Yjastros is the flamenco company in residence in the University of New Mexico Dance Program.

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


Sacred Journeys III

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

Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the NHCC present Sacred Journeys III. Classical and contemporary dance combine with the eclectic music of two-time Grammy award-winning Taos Pueblo musician Robert Mirabal in this reflection of New Mexican cultures through dance, music, and spoken word. Mirabal collaborates with Festival Ballet Albuquerque’s artistic director Patricia Dickinson Wells and with internationally renowned New York City Ballet dancer Jock Soto, of Navajo and Puerto Rican descent. Soto, who is originally from Gallup, NM, and will also make guest appearances onstage, now lives in Eagle Nest, NM.

$14, $20, $29, $39, $49 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children under 12 and NHCC members

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Magnify Dance Ensemble: How Love Wins

2 pm

Magnify Dance Ensemble presents How Love Wins, a sequel to the company’s award-winning holiday production ofChristmas Joy.  Inspired by the Gospel and expressed through dance, the story of How Love Wins is filled with meaningful and engaging choreography.  Progressing from the birth of Jesus through His life, death and resurrection, this newest addition to Magnify Dance Ensemble’s repertoire carries on the professionalism and extraordinary level of performance our audiences have come to expect.  How Love Wins came alive as a new opportunity for Magnify to share the redeeming love of our Savior with our audiences.

$25, $33 w/ $2 discount for students, seniors, and NHCC members. Group rates available.

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Carnaval 2022: Queenie, Queen of Carnaval

7:30 pm

Carnaval, the festive season occurring before Lent in many countries, including Latin American and Caribbean nations as well as parts of the United States, is one of the world’s most widespread celebrations and one of its biggest parties. Carnaval was first celebrated at the NHCC in 2002 and has been part of the Center’s regular seasonal programming since 2006, with regular performances by presenting partners Frank Leto & PANdemonium and Pilar Leto & the Odara Dance Ensemble. Carnaval 2022 marks the NHCC’s 16th annual Carnaval Celebration—a dazzling spectacle of vibrant dance, stirring music, colorful costumes, an engaging storyline, and special surprises. Based on a children’s book of the same name, written by Frank Leto and illustrated by his six-year-old granddaughter, the show follows a little girl named Queenie as she learns how Carnaval is celebrated in a variety of locations.

$17, $22, $27 with $2 discount for seniors, children 12 and younger, & NHCC members

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