¡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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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


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


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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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


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