8:00 pm Criminal brothers kidnap a family in order to cross the border into Mexico where they are to meet a connection at a rowdy bar that turns out to be populated by vampires when the sun goes down. An amazing cast including Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, & Cheech Marin. A Miramax Film. Free Community Event Directors: Robert Rodriguez | Action Horror | 1996 (USA) | Run Time: 108 min. | Rating: R | Studio Miramax Films
7:00 pm Visually stunning and wildly inventive, this film explores the mystery of the night in a sweeping nocturnal adventure full of Alice in Wonderland-like characters and moody, dream-inspired landscapes. Have you ever wondered why your hair looks funny in the morning or where the sounds outside your window come from at night? A young boy named Tim finds out after an unusual discovery on the rooftop of his orphanage plunges him into the secret world of Nocturna, inhabited by curious creatures who control the night. Free (more…)
3:00 pm Música del Corazón celebrates its tenth anniversary with our favorite performers in the Nuevoméxicano tradition with Nueva Luna, a conjunto featuring Lara Manzanares, Rob Martínez, and Felix “Gato” Peralta, with special guest Jordan Wax, the founder of Lone Piñón. Two emerging ensembles join us: A new mix of Jarocho musicians under the leadership of the renowned Laura Rebolloso, and UNM’s Mariachi Lobo directed by Robert Lucero, Jr., with ethnomusicologist Adolfo Estrada. Free Community Event.
December 15-17, 2023 7:30 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2:00 pm Saturday & Sunday Festival Ballet Albuquerque and the National Hispanic Cultural Center presents an original production, Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment. 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, and lavish western Victorian-era costumes. The 13th anniversary year includes Zozobra, in a production showcasing (more…)
6:00 pm AMP Concerts and Cervantes Institute Albuquerque presents The Runaways: Living Composers from Spain in New York City. The Runaways is a solo piano and vocal performance of works by contemporary composers from Spain who have expanded their creative borders by moving to New York City. Rosa Torres-Pardo (piano) and Anna Tonna (mezzo soprano) will explore these captivating crossroads through the music of contemporary Spanish-American composers Sonia Megías, Octavio Vazquez and Ricardo Llorca. The concert will be preceded by a talk by composer Ricardo Llorca, who (more…)
2 pm & 6:30 pm Saturday 2 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 39th season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. More than 65 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 (more…)
10:00 am, 1:00 pm & 4:00 pm Sandra’s School of Dance presents Lights, Camera, Dance Recital 2024. Get ready for Lights, Camera, Dance; a movie-themed extravaganza at Sandra’s School of Dance! Step into the spotlight as our talented dancers bring your favorite films to life through their incredible performances. From iconic dance sequences to show-stopping routines, this recital will transport you to the magical world of cinema. Tickets will be available starting on April 15, 2024 at 10:00 am. Regular ticket prices begin May 1, 2024 at (more…)
7:00 pm Film Screening, Q&A to immediately follow Thanks to incredible demand, the Center will host a second screening of the New Mexico thriller Coyote Cage! Coyote Cage is about a group of Latin American immigrants who find themselves in the middle of a human trafficking ring and seek shelter in a safe house…that is anything but. The screening will be followed by a Q&A Panel with the director. Free Community Event. Please register below.
8:00 pm Friday, 4:00 pm Saturday National Institute of Flamenco & the NHCC present the Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company in Xicano Power. Xicano Power is the seasonal culmination of Yjastros’ progression and evolution. This performance made its world premiere at the 2023 Festival de Jerez, marking the first time a company from the United States was ever invited to perform in the prestigious international festival. The current concert season marks the performance’s first appearance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. $48, $58, $68, $78 & (more…)