• La Canoa: David Garcia “Acequia Resolanas: Mutuality, Social Praxis and the New Mexico Acequia Movement in the New Millennia”

    February 23

  • ¡Vamos al Museo!

    March 2

  • Qué Chola! Opening Reception

    March 8

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January 2019

Voces Summer Institute: Accepting Applications

January 25May 31

Voces is a FREE month-long summer writing institute for teens (ages 15-18) presented each summer by the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The goal of the program is to cultivate a community of talented young writers by nurturing their ability to write well.  Team-building, mentoring and community service are also important elements of the institute, encouraging inspiring and supportive relationships between peers, between teen writers and professional mentors, and between Voces teens and children and the elderly.  The program is free and open to all teens with an outreach emphasis on at-risk youth and/or those who would not have the opportunity to participate in an intensive summer experience. Teens can apply for Voces here with a starting date of Monday, June 3, 2019.

Info/Contact:
valerie.martinez@state.nm.us

February 2019

Call for Photos for Qué Chola Photo Board (Deadline: March 8)

February 13March 8

Qué Chola is an art exhibition at the NHCC Art Museum in Albuquerque, N.M., that features cholas and homegirls in art and pop culture. The artworks celebrate her and her unique style as symbols of strength, power, and resilience. The exhibition opens on March 8, 2019 and runs through August 4, 2019.

Many people within our communities have friends and family donned the Chola look and maybe we did ourselves. The Qué Chola photo board is an opportunity to honor the Cholas in our lives, past and present, by sharing photos of homegirls showing off their style and pride.

If you have a photo you’d like included on the photo board, please:

  • Scan and email them to: quecholaphotos@gmail.com
  • Photocopy and mail them to: Jadira Gurulé, National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum, 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Photos that arrive before March 8, 2019 will be on display for the opening reception but we will continue to accept photos throughout the exhibit.

All photos must be scanned or photo copied as they will not be returned at the close of the exhibition. Photos will be displayed at the discretion of museum staff and may be rotated out to accommodate other photos. Your submission of a photo implies consent for the NHCC to display the photo in the museum and on social media as well as our website. Additionally, the public will be allowed to photograph the photo display.

Opera Southwest Presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires

February 17February 24
Albuquerque Journal Theatre 1701 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

February 17, 20, 22 & 24, 2019
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both English and Spanish translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

OSW is thrilled to present Piazzolla’s only opera in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The story goes that his surrealist depiction of the titular Maria’s sleepwalk through violence, death, the afterlife, and rebirth was composed entirely on the bandoneón. The opera effortlessly weaves classical contrapuntal techniques together with milongas, cabarets, and mid-century jazz for a thrilling dance through the underbelly of Buenos Aires. Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more, patrons 30 and younger, and those who attend all three “Inside Opera” workshops between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5, 2019.

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!

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Writing Workshop: Fiction (All Genres)

6 pm, Wednesdays (eight weeks between January 16 and March 6)

The NHCC is committed to cultivating local writers and celebrating their work. In this workshop, writers read excerpts from books by Latinx authors, engage in a variety of writing exercises that build skills and generate new writing,. Each class gives a public reading as a culminating event. Instructor:  Brenna Gomez (UNM).

Deadline to register: Monday, January 14, 2019.

Workshop Fee: $250 (about $30 per class). Limit: 12 writers so register early!

Three Scholarships are available for $125 —first come-first served.

Register and pay here.

All fees must be paid prior to January 16th.

Mundos de Mestizaje

February 23February 24
NHCC Torreón 1701 4th street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

12 pm to 5 pm

A Vision of History through Fresco…

Mundos de Mestizaje by Frederico Vigil is a mural housed in the Torreón on the campus of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This monumental fresco depicts thousands of years of Hispanic history highlighting diverse cultural connections between people and places from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The 4,000 square foot painting is one of the largest frescos in North America.

The digitized imagery of the painting ensures that this culturally significant work can be a sharing and learning experience for students and families anywhere. We invite you to explore the imagery, history and complexities of the Mundos de Mestizaje mural.

Discover on your own by clicking the link HERE.
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Free

Last Out – Elegy of a Green Beret (Rental)

February 23February 24
Wells Fargo Auditorium 1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States

Saturday at 2 pm & 7 pm
Sunday at 2 pm

Army Green Beret Danny Patton is a modern-day warrior fighting battles that range from tribal Afghanistan to his own living room. As the corrosive gears of war rip apart his family, his integrity, and his soul, Danny is thrust into his final, eternal mission. On the other side, with Valhalla beckoning, he discovers that combat can be fueled by vengeance or by love… it just depends which price you are willing to pay.

You’ve heard the war stories of the “first in.” This play is the untold story of the “last out.”
$30

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La Canoa: David Garcia “Acequia Resolanas: Mutuality, Social Praxis and the New Mexico Acequia Movement in the New Millennia”

February 23

2 pm

Dr. David Garcia is a Ph.D. Visiting Scholar in the University of New Mexico’s Center for Regional Studies as well as a Part-Time Instructor in the Department of Chicana/Chicano Studies. Dr. Garcia is with the Anthropology Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

Please join Dr. David Garcia as he presents a talk on the role Resolana plays within New Mexico acequia communities. In the last decade, Resolana has functioned as a traditional gathering space, a place of governance, and as an emergent metaphor for social organizing. This talk details how the Resolana is being used by the New Mexico Acequia Association as a central theory which functions as a mode of engagement from acequia canals to the halls of state legislature. Building on the work of La Academia de la Nueva Raza, a 1970s organization based in Embudo, New Mexico, this mode of engagement has continued on as a form of movement-building. The creation of La Escuelita de Las Acequias, within the New Mexico Acequia Association, demonstrates this. In addition, Dr. Garcia will discuss the significance of language performance and space within the resolana and the significant role the resolana plays as a customary infrastructure for the local ethnopoetics of acequia governance in New Mexico.

This event is free and open to the public

¡Baile! Rueda de Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class

February 26

6 pm to 7 pm Beginning and Intermediate – This class is geared for teenagers and adults. Come learn footwork, partner skills and choreography. No experience necessary.

7 pm to 8 pm Intermediate and Advanced – In order to participate in this class, dancers must know how to keep time, closed position calls, dame, enchufla, and outside turn.

Dance classes taught by Sarita Streng, Nick Babic, Adam “El Caballo” Metcalf, Larry Heard, and Rueda 505 Friends.

In the meantime, a fun video from Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Group who was just in Cuba Rueda con Ritmo with Jorge Luna Roque in Holguín.
Click Here

There is no need to pre-register. Just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, contact elsa.menendez@state.nm.us or 505-246-2261 ext.34744
$5 – $10 per class (pay what you can)

Writing Workshop: Fiction (All Genres)

February 27 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm

6 pm, Wednesdays (eight weeks between January 16 and March 6)

The NHCC is committed to cultivating local writers and celebrating their work. In this workshop, writers read excerpts from books by Latinx authors, engage in a variety of writing exercises that build skills and generate new writing,. Each class gives a public reading as a culminating event. Instructor:  Brenna Gomez (UNM).

Deadline to register: Monday, January 14, 2019.

Workshop Fee: $250 (about $30 per class). Limit: 12 writers so register early!

Three Scholarships are available for $125 —first come-first served.

Register and pay here.

All fees must be paid prior to January 16th.

NHCC Book Club

February 28

5:30 pm

The NHCC Book Club meets once a month to talk about that month’s selected book. In February, the book will be Natalie Scenters-Zapico, The Verging Cities (poetry). Scenter-Zapico will also be reading at the NHCC on March 22, 2019.

To join the NHCC Book Club, register here. NHCC Book Club members who purchase their books through Bookworks get a 10% discount on that title.

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