Colin Hay

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Colin Hay. Hay first came to prominence as the lead vocalist of Men at Work, which was formed in 1979 and went on to become a multi-platinum-selling musical act, winning a Grammy for best new artist in 1982. The original band was short-lived, however, and after 1985 Hay became primarily a solo artist. He has written and released some 13 solo albums, the latest being I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, an album of cover material. With a new album of original material due for release in early 2022, Hay is also a touring member of Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band, scheduled to resume touring in 2022.

Tickets on sale for AMP members starting on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 10 am with promo code, and on sale to the general public Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10 am.

$41, $51, 61


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Opera Southwest: FRIDA

February 13, 16, 18 & 20, 2022
Sundays at 2 pm, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 pm

Robert Xavier Rodriguez’ Frida is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles.  Presented in two acts with one intermission.

Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Frida is based on the life and work of the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

$21, $41, $62, $83, $103 with discounts for groups of 8 or more, anyone 30 years old or younger, and Opera for All with a WIC or EBT card.

Opera Southwest: New Year’s with the Opera!

2 pm & 7 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved recent performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra.  With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. Please join us this year for our family-friendly presentation at 2 pm.

$49, $59, $69 with an additional $45 for the Opera Southwest After-Party

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Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment

7 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 2 pm Saturday and Sunday

Festival Ballet Albuquerque is partnering with the National Hispanic Cultural Center to present an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment, choreographed by Patricia Dickinson Wells.  The beloved holiday classic is transported to territorial New Mexico in the late 1800s, with added elements of the state’s heritage and traditions including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, a storyteller doll with children, Mr. Coyote, Ms. Roadrunner, and lavish western Victorian-era costumes. This tenth anniversary year will see the addition of Zozobra, with the production showcasing New Mexico heritage and traditions while maintaining the classical grace and family appeal of its origins.  A live orchestra performs under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, Principal Conductor of the Santa Fe Symphony and an internationally renowned conductor and violinist who was a 2012 Latin Grammy nominee.

$49, $39, $29, $20, $14 w/ $2 discount for seniors, children12 and younger, and NHCC members

Christmas Joy

2 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday, 2 pm Sunday

Magnify Dance Ensemble presents Christmas Joy. Come…Experience the Miracle!….Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as Magnify Dance Ensemble presents the 37th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production. Over sixty-five classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences with a repertoire of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

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

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3X Grammy Award Winner: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

7 pm

Spanish Harlem Orchestra, the three-time Grammy®-winning salsa and Latin jazz band, sets the gold standard for excellence in authentic, New York style, hard core salsa.

Whether in a concert hall or at an outdoor jazz festival, there is no easing you in—they come at you full force, from start to finish. Their energy on stage and their rich sound and musical precision leave audiences mesmerized until the last note is played. With an unwavering respect for the music’s storied history, the ensemble’s thirteen world-class musicians and vocalists come together to create an unparalleled musical experience.

$17, $27, $37 w/ $2 discount for NHCC Foundation members, children 12 years old and younger free

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Baila! Baila!’s Christmas in New Mexico 2021

7 pm Friday, 2 pm & 7 pm Saturday

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 theatregoers of all ages. In 2021, Baila! Baila! will be celebrating their 32nd 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 a 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 has expanded to additional dance genres including country western, salsa, hip hop, classical ballet, and Danza Azteca.

$22, $27, $32 w/ $2 discounts for students, seniors and NHCC members

Film: Nuevas Cinefilias, Estaciones singulares: La reina de los lagartos

12 pm (available for 48 hours)
On the Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

In La reina de los lagartos, Burnin’ Percebes (Fernando Martínez and Juan González) introduce us to Berta and Javi, a couple who are saying goodbye after a summer romance. However, the spaceship that was supposed to pick up Javi, the prince of an alien race of lizards, never comes to take him away.

2019; Spanish with English subtitles; 63 minutes; not recommended for children under 12.

Free community event

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Perla Batalla

6:30 pm

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Perla Batalla earns critical acclaim for her distinctive voice, emotional honesty, and culture-merging compositions. She was born in Los Angeles to a family immersed in music. Her dad, a Mexican mariachi and D.J., and her Argentine mom ran the family record shop, Discoteca Batalla, where Perla was exposed to an education of non-stop music that cut across genres and languages.

$17, $27, $37 w/ $2 discount for NHCC members


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Festival Oralidad

Interactive Recital Workshop for Children, Michelle Adam—12 pm, Wells Fargo Auditorium
Workshop, Emmy Tither—1:30 pm, Wells Fargo Auditorium
Round Table Discussion, Nicolasa Chávez & Orlando Romero—4 pm, Wells Fargo Auditorium
Concert, Shkeme and Native Roots—7 pm, Bank of America Theatre

All events free to the public; previous registration for the workshops required by e-mail at

Instituto Cervantes and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, with the collaboration of AMP Concerts and the support of the New Mexico Humanities Council, present the first Festival Oralidad on November 18, 20, and 22, 2021. The festival combines workshops, lectures, panel discussions, storytelling performances, and musical performances connected to the oral tradition and storytelling. It was created with two essential purposes: the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling and the establishment of a collaborative relationship among artists from New Mexico, other parts of the United States, Spain, and Latin America to create new works together and contribute to the advancement of the genre.

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