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April 2017

Call for Involvement: Our Truth Project

April 3July 31

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is taking on a project, supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, with the goal of giving value and meaning to the lived stories of our New Mexico community; bringing heightened awareness of racial divides and inequalities; and helping navigate ways to heal and move forward together through art.


May 2017
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Spanish Cooking Classes: Paella!

6 pm

There are national dishes that are universally appreciated, and paella, from the Spanish gastronomic tradition, is undeniably one of them. Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque, in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center and Pop Fizz, presents a new Spanish cooking class in the series of monthly classes that we have been presenting since 2013. In these classes, students participate in the creative process along with the chef. Join chef Rosario Arellano from Cádiz, Spain, in preparing a delicious menu including:

Appetizer: Revuelto de espárragos (asparagus omelet)
Main course: Seafood and chicken paella (a classic rice-based dish from Valencia)
Dessert: Olive oil “magdalenas” (madeleines)
Drink: One glass of wine provided per person; additional wine may be purchased from Pop Fizz

RSVP to this e-mail at prensa.albuquerque@cervantes.es or 505-724-4777 by May 26

There’s a reason why the Mediterranean diet is considered one of the most balanced and healthy on Earth, and you are invited to find out!

$35 per person

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

May 30

6 pm – 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 – 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)

June 2017
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¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

On the first Thursday of the month, NHCC invites adults for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer & wine for sale from Pop Fizz.  This is a great opportunity for friends to hang out, a unique date night option, or a place to come solo and connect with fellow art enthusiasts.

Please pre-register using the link below (so we know how many materials to prepare)

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies

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Film: Before Night Falls

7 pm

Before Night Falls, based on the writer’s autobiography of the same name, is the story of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, born in rural Oriente province in 1943. After joining the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959, Arenas moved to Havana, where he joined a circle of writers and artists and gained critical acclaim for his own work. His political writing and openly gay lifestyle eventually led to imprisonment by the Castro regime, failed attempts to leave the country, and his final departure from Cuba in the 1980 Mariel boatlift. Arenas died in Manhattan in 1990. Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series; in June, the series features films by award-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem.

2000; directed by Julian Schnabel; English; 133 minutes; rated R.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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First Friday: Docent Education and Conversation

June 2
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9:30 am – 12 pm

On the first Friday of each month, NHCC docents and core volunteers meet for coffee and conversation along with monthly presentations on topics that build the knowledge and skills of the docent core to give tours, educate the NHCC visitors and share the NHCC mission and programs.

For more information on the NHCC Docent and Volunteer program, Please call Annette Lujan at 505-383-4783 or email her at Annette.Lujan@state.nm.us for more information.
Free event


¡Vamos al Museo!

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is pleased to offer children’s programming on the first Saturday morning of every month. This is a fun and engaging artist-led family program.  Families (limited to 25 participants) get a 30-minute museum tour focused on an art form, source inspiration, artist or type of material.  Following the tour, the whole family can create their own artwork in the Pete V. Domenici Education Building Creative Classroom.

A great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes!

Please pre-register using the link HERE (so we know how many materials to prepare)

For more information please call or email Elena Baca at 505-246-2261 or ElenaD.Baca@state.nm.us
Free, $5 donations are encouraged to support the artists & purchase supplies


Saturdays in the Museum

June 3
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2 pm to 3 pm

National Hispanic Cultural Center Art Museum presents Saturdays in the Museum Tours every Saturday afternoon starting at 2 pm. Each tour will be different depending on the exhibit and theme.
Free with NHCC Museum admission

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Reading & Booksigning: Antonio C. Marquez, Volver

2 pm to 4 pm

Join author Antonio C. Marquez for a reading from his new book, a memoir titled Volver: A Persistence of Memory.

Volver recounts Marquez’ life story from his childhood memories to the impact of immigration and war on his family; his experiences of gang conflict in El Paso and Los Angeles; his enlistment in the Marine Corps; and his activism in the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement of the Vietnam era. Born on the eve of World War II into a family of Mexican immigrants in El Paso, Marquez recounts a story of survival and courage.

Antonio C. Marquez is professor emeritus of English Language and Literature at the University of New Mexico.
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Domingos en Arte: Baracutanga

6 pm

The award-winning New Mexico-based band Baracutanga explores and mixes the many danceable rhythms of South America. The eight-piece group, representing four different countries, arranges these rhythms in countless combinations, resulting in an exciting, iconic flavor that is all its own.

Domingos en Arte, a summer music and dance series presented by Melaza Music, AMP Concerts, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in the NHCC’s Fountain Courtyard, enters its second season beginning in June. We have invited some of our musician friends, from the local community and outside, for lively community get-togethers right next to the beautiful Rio Grande Bosque. Spend Sunday evenings from 6 PM to 10 PM enjoying live music, drinks, and delicious Latin cuisine with family and friends in this enchanting courtyard setting, with one or all of the groups who will be performing this season.
$12; free for 12 and younger

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