11:00 am to 3:00 pm Want to help make our public spaces more beautiful? Join artist Reyes Padilla and the mosaic group ALMA at the Center for a chance to create a tile that will be incorporated into our Acequia revitalization project! Supplies will be provided. Free Community Event, in collaboration with the NHCC Foundation and New Mexico Arts.
10:00 am Head to the Center for our next Early Childhood Bilingual Storytime, featuring Dreamers/Soñadores, by Yuyi Morales! This picture book tells the story of the author’s journey from Mexico to the United States with her young son. Free community event. For children ages 3 to 5 and caregivers. Please register below or call the NHCC Welcome Center at 505-724-4771 for assistance. This program is generously supported by NM Gas.
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.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm 11:30 am – 12:45 pm: Dance and Movement – Salon Ortega 1:00 – 1:45 pm: Performance by Mad About Music from UNM String Lab – Fountain Courtyard 2:00 – 3:00 pm: Dance and Movement – Salon Ortega Join us at the Center as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a day of activities for the entire family! Our Fiesta de Cultura features a family-friendly celebration of independence and creative expression through the arts inspired by Hispanic culture. Activities include a scavenger (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…)
10:00 am Arte Poquito is a free, monthly, 45-minute program for babies and toddlers ages 0 months to 4 years and their caregivers that cultivates creativity and self-expression through the exploration of Hispanic/Latine arts and culture. Participants explore the NHCC Museum and Performing Arts Center, and engage in artmaking, music, movement, dance, drama, and bilingual story time. NHCC instructors model age-appropriate arts techniques that celebrate self-expression, build vocabulary, and strengthen both fine-motor and gross-motor skills in a fun environment. Free Community Event. Please register below or call the (more…)
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop 12:30 – 1:30 pm: Community Reading Please join Olivia Romo for an ekphrastic poetry workshop and community reading that will breathe new life and interpretations into the works of art at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This workshop will guide writers on their own journey of home, exploring the joyful, sorrowful, and painful histories of past and present New Mexico. We will approach the page like a canvas and reimagine our unique histories and personal stories by interpreting works (more…)
6:30 – 8:00 pm Join us at the Center for a reading and reception featuring New Mexico poet Olivia Romo! Olivia Romo is a farmer, poet, and water rights activist from Taos. She earned her duel Bachelor’s degrees in English and Chicano/a Studies from the University of New Mexico in 2015. Olivia is also a recognized spoken word artist and storyteller. In 2011, she was titled the New Mexico State Slam Poetry Champion. She was also nominated as a “Remarkable Woman of Taos” and “A Woman to (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…)