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.

Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

Continue reading “Colcha Community Stitch-Along”

Virtual Book Reading and Discussion: Stephen Graham Jones, Memorial Ride

6 pm (MST)

Live Via Zoom. Register HERE

Memorial Ride is a high-speed, ragtag chase across the American Southwest. Cooper Town, an American Indian soldier, has returned from the Middle East to attend hi father’s funeral, make some quick cash off his father’s old Harley, and spend a whirlwind weekend with his girlfriend, Sheri Mun. However, when Coop runs afoul of the violent John Wayne gang, he and Sheri Mun have no choice but to twist the throttle back on that storied chopper and make tracks. In the spirit of Billy Jean, but fully aware of Billy Jack, Coop and Sheri Mun’s race to survive is full speed ahead with many potholes in their path. Turning the traditional Western on its head, Memorial Ride recasts the genre as a road movie. It’s raucous, it’s violent, and, scarily enough, it might even be true. In short, this graphic novel delivers the storytelling prowess of Stephen Graham Jones through Maria Wolf’s artwork, and the result is a ride you’ll want to take again and again.

Free community event

Book: $24.95

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Virtual Book Reading and Discussion: Jessica Helen Lopez, The Blood Poems

3 pm (MST)

Live Via Zoom. Register HERE

The Blood Poems is one part bloodletting, one part healing, and one part sensuous celebration as Jessica Helen Lopez lays out what it means to be a strong brown woman, a single mother, and the kickass bard that the twenty-first century needs. Lopez openly faces a damaging childhood, sex, divorce, and racial injustice in these poems. She proves that love is as complicated as lovemaking — messy and lusty, raucous and powerful, capable of amazing highs and abysmal lows. She proves that when a woman learns to love herself, she will live a fierce and full life and teach her daughters to do the same.

Free community event

Book: $18.95

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National Latinx Writers Gathering: A Virtual Event for Latinx Writers in all Genres

The second National Latinx Writers Gathering (NLWG) will take place October 14-17, 2021. It is open to any Latinx writer working in any genre. All events for the NLWG will be virtual.

Register Here

For more information, check out the National Latinx Writers Gathering website.

The first-ever National Latinx Writers Gathering, “Sembrando y Soñando,” took place October 16-18, 2020. As a result of the new coronavirus, all weekend events were virtual. The first year of this unprecedented convening of Latinx writers emphasized community-building, connection, and experiential collaboration–determined by a national survey of Latinx writers who expressed what they want from a first conference of this kind. The first event will also determine the shape and content of annual Latinx convenings in the future–an undertaking we will co-create together.

The 2021 NLWG will take place October 14-17, 2021. Mark your calendars!

Colcha Community Stitch-Along

1 pm (MST)

Live via Zoom

Our Virtual Colcha Community Workshop is open to all levels of experience in an informal setting, wherever they may reside. This workshop is instructed by Annette Gutierrez-Turk. Annette has taught this art form to groups internationally and at the NHCC for many years. She is also an award winning artist, most recently recognized in 2019 at Santa Fe Spanish Market. This workshop is for all levels of experience in an informal setting.  Annette will demonstrate as well as answer questions. We hope you will join us every month on the second Friday, for this virtual stitch-a-long. Everyone will have a chance to share what they are working on.

Please register here every month and we will email the zoom link to you.

Questions: Please email Elena at ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us or call 505-220-7928

Thank you to the Sandia Mountains- EGA for their continued support of this program.

This is a free community event

Continue reading “Colcha Community Stitch-Along”

Tenth Annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

7 pm (MST)

Free and open to the public. Tickets will be available on Friday, September 3rd at 10 am

The National Hispanic Cultural Center’s History and Literary Arts Program and the University of New Mexico’s Department of English present a reading, performance, and talk by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo as the Tenth Annual Rudolfo and Patricia Anaya Lecture on the Literature of the Southwest. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo attended the Santa Fe Indian School and was a faculty member at the University of New Mexico. She is a member of the Myskoke/Creek Nation, and an award-winning writer, performer, and saxophone player. Harjo’s numerous publications include nine books of poetry, a memoir, a young adult novel, a children’s book, and five CDs featuring her poetry and music. She recently released her sixth CD, I Pray for My Enemies.

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Visual Arts Museum: First Sunday Free Admission

10 am to 4 pm

The first Sunday of every month the NHCC Art Museum is free to all New Mexico residents. Visit exhibitions such as: Aquí Estamos: New Selections from the Permanent CollectionSouthwest of Eden: The Art of Adam and Eve, and Mira Mira on the Wall: Reflecting on 20 Years of NHCC Exhibitions.

Reserve tickets for the free first Sunday of the month early by clicking on the link below.

All visitors and employees will be required to wear masks or cloth face coverings at all times.

Disney’s Moana JR.

7 pm Friday & Saturday
2 pm Sunday

$10, $12, $15 w/ $2 discount for seniors & children 12 and under

Disney’s Moana JR. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 Disney animated film, bringing the adventures of Moana and her village of Motunui to life onstage. The production features all the beloved songs from the film, written by Tony®, GRAMMY, Emmy, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, Opetaia Foa’i, and Mark Mancina, and including “How Far I’ll Go,” “Shiny,” and “You’re Welcome.”

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