Eric Johnson

7:30 pm

AMP Concerts presents Eric Johnson. Eric has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed repertoire that cross-pollinates genres including rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new age, classical, and even country. Inevitably, E.J. says it best himself: “It really boils down to the music and the song at the end of the day…. If it doesn’t have that, it gets boring for me. The most important thing for me is to grow musically and make a more expansive and meaningful artistic statement with every new project.”

$24, $31, $40

Approximate time of event: 2 hours including intermission.

Tickets go on sale to AMP members, Tuesday, March 9, 2022 at 10 am with member promo code. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10 am to the general public.

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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!

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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Lewis Black: Off The Rails!

7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Danny Zelisko Presents Lewis Black: Off The Rails!

Known as the KingofRant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and finger pointing to expose the absurdities of life. His comedic brilliance makes people laugh at life’s hypocrisies and the insanity he sees in the world.

A GRAMMY Award-winning stand-up comedian, Black performs his critically acclaimed shows more than 200 nights annually, to capacity audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. He is one of a few performers to sell out renowned theaters including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City Center, and the main stage at the Mirage in Las Vegas, with a sold-out Broadway run at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. Since 2014, Black has done over 400 live-streaming shows, called The Rant Is Due, at the end of each of his stand-up performances.

$27, $57, $67

Tickets are not available for this event at this time. Starting Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 10 am (MST) tickets will be available with a special promocode. General Public sales begin Friday, March 24, 2022 at 10 am (MST).

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5:00 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.

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Film: Violeta Went to Heaven (Chile)

Join us for pre-film Chilean music from 5:30 to 6:00, a talk about Chile with Dr. Carson Morris from 6:00 to 6:45 pm, and a cash bar in the Performing Arts Lobby from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
7:00 pm film screening

Andrés Wood’s Violeta Went to Heaven tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile’s national hero, and interweaving key set pieces from Parra’s life to capture the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities, and passions. Loosely based on Ángel Parra’s memoirs of his mother, the film offers a multi-faceted and lyrical portrayal of an influential figure in world music and complex cultural icon of Chile’s history. Violeta Parra’s revival of Chilean traditional music galvanized a socially and politically committed pan-Latin American folk music movement—“nueva canción“—and became a reference for other Latin American artists committed to their national legacies.

2011; Spanish with English subtitles; 110 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

The Bank of America provides generous support for this film series

Film: Better Days

12:00 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Fran Herrero Ansoleaga’s Better Days presents the testimonies of five people who have fled harassment in their home countries because of their gender identities and have sought asylum in Spain. Before the director’s camera, they share their fears, doubts, and certainties, as well as their belief that “everything gets better.”

2021; Spanish with English subtitles; 9 minutes; not rated.

Free community event

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Film: (A) Normal

12:00 pm (available for 48 hours)
Instituto Cervantes Vimeo Channel Here

Leo, Juan, David, and Lucio meet in the gym locker room—four people with four different views on issues such as masculinity. Miguel Parra’s (A) Normal demonstrates, through the debates that ensue, that “normality” is as personal as each individual’s particular essence and prejudices.

2021; Spanish with English subtitles; 12 minutes; not rated.

Free cummunity event

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OCB Natural New Mexico

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

OCB Natural New Mexico. This year’s competition will be held at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, July 23, 2022. The OCB Natural New Mexico is a drug free tested competition.

$50 adults, $15 Minors 4 years old to 12 years old, Free for Kids younger than 4. $70 Assistant Ticket/Back Stage Pass

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