Carnaval 2023: Homage

7:30 pm

Frank Leto and PANdemonium with the Odara Dance Ensemble present Carnaval 2023: Homage!

Frank Leto will be celebrating his 18th annual Carnaval performance at the NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for the Performing Arts with a production entitled Homage. This unique production will pay respect to the rhythms, cultures and people who have influenced Frank and Pilar Leto. Carnaval performances share with audiences the musical styles and dance of Brazil, Trinidad, Cuba and New Orleans, featuring Frank’s original compositions and original choreographies and costumes by Pilar’s Odara Dance Ensemble.

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

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Christmas Joy

2:00 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday
2:00 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 will present the 38th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over sixty-five classically trained dancers will once again inspire audiences in the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theater. They come to us with a collection of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music.

$28, $35 w/ a $2 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members. Group rates available.

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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.

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

5:30 pm

India Association of New Mexico presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights. Diwali is one of the biggest Hindu festivals, celebrated in India with great enthusiasm and happiness for five continuous days. The third day is celebrated as the main Diwali festival, or “Festival of Lights,” and different varieties of colorful fireworks are always associated with this festival. On this auspicious day, people light diyas (lamps) and candles all around their houses. They perform Laxmi Puja in the evening and seek divine blessings from the Goddess of Wealth. The festival of Diwali is never complete without the exchange of gifts, as people present Diwali gifts to all near and dear ones.

Tickets are $10, and will be available at the door on the day of the show.

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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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¡Globalquerque!: Free Global Fiesta

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Join us for a fun-filled international journey packed with educational workshops, inter-activities, film, panels, food demos, performances, and much more – with offerings for all ages! – created in collaboration with the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Department of Education! There will be interactive art activities inspired by the music and global cultures visiting the festival to multilingual poetry readings to International Dance Lessons to the NY International Children’s Film Festival Viva Kids Flicks to International Food Demo & Tasting to a presentation on New Mexican History Through New Mexican Traditional Music to workshops from visiting artists from Haiti, Israel, Taos Pueblo, and Malawi and so much more! The ¡Globalquerque! Free Gobal Fiesta is a day filled with exploration and discovery for all ages!

This community event is free, but ticketed.

Please register in advance HERE.

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¡Globalquerque!

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

World Latina & Mrs. Señora United States

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm Red Carpet
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Show

World Latina & Mrs. Señora United States is New Mexico’s Premier Beauty pageant program. A show for the whole family featuring beauty, glamour, typical heritage dresses, fashion, dancers, music, red carpet and more. Celebrate Latin cultural while emphasizing on the opportunity for personal development and serving the community.

$55 VIP’s, $40 Adults and $15 kids 6 t 12 years old

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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