8:00 pm Friday, 4:00 pm Saturday National Institute of Flamenco & the NHCC present the Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Xicano Power. Xicano Power is the seasonal culmination of Yjastros’ progression and evolution. This performance made its world premiere at the 2023 Festival de Jerez, marking the first time a company from the United States was ever invited to perform in the prestigious international festival. The current concert season marks the performance’s first appearance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. $48, $58, $68, $78 & (more…)
6:00 pm In collaboration with the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts, the Center will host Texas-based artist José Villalobos as he presents his lecture “Challenging Toxic Masculinity and the Marginalization of Brown Queer Bodies.” This event is part of the 2023-24 Gale Memorial Lecture Series: “Disobedient Gestures: Afro-Latinx and Queer Latinx Artist against the Grain.” Free Community Event. Please register below.
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is offering a guided tour of the Mundos de Mestizaje fresco created by artist Frederico Vigil. Tours of the fresco are offered Thursdays and Fridays at 11am. Located in the Torreón on the NHCC Campus, Mundos de Mestizaje depicts thousands of years of Hispanic culture, history, and identity. Admission for the tour is $2 and tickets are available for advance purchase below. Tickets can also be purchased in the New Mexico Mutual Welcome Center, depending on availability. Capacity for each tour is (more…)
6:00 pm Opera Southwest & the NHCC present Mariposa Que Vuela, a “recital autobiográfico” with soprano Cecilia Violetta López. Weaving together mariachi, ranchera, and opera music, Cecilia tells the story of her family, her early childhood in the farm fields of Idaho, the songs that her mother taught her, and her thrilling career in opera. $22, $32 & $42, Discounts for patrons 30 years old and younger as well as anyone with a WIC or EBT id. Please call the NHCC Box office at 505-724-4771 for discounted tickets. Celebrated (more…)
4:00 pm – 11:30 pm 7:00 pm Family Film 7:00 pm Food Trucks and Cash Bar 8:30 pm Horror Film Features Family fun, vendors, food trucks, frightful films, and more. If you are looking for something spooky, uncanny, macabre, a little dark, supernatural, or Halloween-inspired, this event is for you! For information about becoming a mercado vendor, please click Here. Free Community Event, please register below or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance. NOTE: This event will be family friendly from 4pm to 8:30pm (more…)
7:30 pm Friday & Saturday 2:00 pm Sunday Teatro Paraguas and the NHCC present United in Blood: The Revolutionary Music and Poetry of Chile. United in Blood is a fully staged performance celebrating the artistic, social, and political vision of four of Chile’s most beloved musicians and poets: Pablo Neruda, Victor Jara, Violeta Parra, and Gabriela Mistral. Though not all four knew each other, several of them did, and they are all intimately connected through their shared passions, political sensibilities, and deep concern for humanity. Songs and poems will (more…)
7:30 pm AMP Concerts and the NHCC Present Los Gaiteros & Madalitso Band Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto was established in Colombia in the mid 1950s. In 1968, they performed at the Olympic Cultural Games in Mexico. Their touring, the exceptional quality of their musicians across generations, and the fact that they are one of the few gaita ensembles whose music has been commercially produced have made them the most important musical group of gaitas and Cumbia in Colombia and worldwide. Madalitso Band are a two-man musical (more…)
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Food Trucks, Cash Bar & Pop Fizz 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Music by Lindy Vision 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm: Rumble Screening Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, (more…)