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    October 18

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    October 18

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October 2018
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Día de los Muertos Ofrenda Exhibit and Community Ofrenda

October 9November 9
NHCC Campus
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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10 am to 5 pm

Each year the NHCC works with schools and community organizations to host an Ofrenda (altar) Installation, in celebration of Día de los Muertos. Participants’ submissions will be on display in the Domenici Education Building and the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts at the NHCC. You are welcome to contribute to our community ofrenda (please don’t bring valuables or irreplaceable photographs, reproductions are encouraged).

For more information, contact Elena Baca at elenad.baca@state.nm.us or 505-383-4734.

Free Family Fun

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care and to our supporting partners Nusenda Credit Union and the Latin American & Iberian Institute.


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

October 16
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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.
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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)


Latin Hip Hop Dance Class With Carlota Silva

October 16

7:15 pm

Super fun Latin hip-hop and body isolation dance class with Carlota Silva! No experience necessary and all ages welcome.

Carlota began dancing at the age of 2. She currently teaches jazz, hip-hop, tap, and contemporary dance at Fishback studio of dance. She coached the Viking Vikettes and is the director and choreographer for local dance company Off Broadway. She is excited to share her love of dance with our community!

$5 to $10 donation suggested. Please come and have a great time and invite your friends! Casino (Cuban partner dance) will still happen 6-7 pm. Come to that too!


¡Salud y Sabor! Chocolate/Chocolate–Dia de los Muertos

5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC, is a free evening of food, art, and entertainment aimed at providing families with an opportunity to connect around nutrition, cooking, healthy lifestyles, and culture.

Once a month, community members gather for cooking demonstrations using fresh, locally grown ingredients, as well as fun art activities for kids and adults, health screenings, and live entertainment. An emphasis is placed on exploring traditional Hispanic dishes, providing basic information/free screenings from local Western and alternative health practitioners, and creating a vibrant atmosphere with art activities and live music. In most months, free samples of local produce are available.

This month’s theme is Chocolate/Chocolate–Dia de los Muertos.

For more information on Salud y Sabor, contact David Torres at 505/246-2261 or email him DavidM.Torres@state.nm.us
Free public event

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care and to our supporting partners Nusenda Credit Union and the Latin American & Iberian Institute.


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Demetria Martinez, “Sanctuary: Readings & Recollections”

6 pm

This talk is part of the educational programming related to People Powered: New Mexicans and Social Movements.

Martinez will read from her novel, Mother Tongue, and talk about the 1988 conspiracy in connection with allegedly transporting two Salvadoran refugees into the United States. That historical moment speaks to conditions, today, in the struggle to stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters. Demetria Martinez has written poetry, essays, and novels. She co-authored a book on immigration reform with former Oklahoma Senator, Fred Harris. She was honored with an international Latino book award and an American Book Award. In 2011, she received the Luis Leal Award for Distinction in Chicana/Latino Literature.


Film: Coco (Spanish)

7 pm

Beginning in October, the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series joins in the Center’s annual commemoration of Día de los Muertos, and thanks The Walt Disney Studios for permission to show the delightful Disney/Pixar musical fantasy film Coco, inspired by the Mexican celebration of that holiday, in both English and Spanish versions. A final Spanish screening is scheduled for November 1—the first day of Día de los Muertos, or All Saints Day. Tickets to the films are available at the Center one hour before each screening.

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. Directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opened in U.S. theatres on November 22, 2017. English; 105 minutes; rated PG.

You also can follow Disney/Pixar on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show. Tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis to the first 300 people.

Thank you to our Día de los Muertos presenting sponsor Western Sky Community Care.


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Opening for Children’s Garden

5 pm

Join us and the U.S. Forrest Service for the grand opening of the Children’s Garden: A Certified Nature Explore Classroom located on the east side of the Pete V. Domenici Education Building. The Children’s Garden is designed to give urban kids hands-on, daily connections with nature and includes interactive elements such as instruments, garden areas and natural materials for building or creating art. The Children’s Garden will be open all hours that the NHCC campus is open.

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Colcha Community Stitch-Along

9:30 am – 12 pm

Join our monthly gathering for colcheras of all skill levels led by Annette Gutierrez Turk. If you are beginning or advanced in the traditional New Mexican style of embroidery, bring your current colcha project along and enjoy these monthly, informal, community work sessions to share ideas, resources and encouragement!

For more information, call Elena at 505-246-2261 or e-mailing elenad.baca@state.nm.us.
Free event

Facilitated by Sandia Mountains Chapter-EGA


The Red Ribbon Youth Pageant (Rental)

October 19
NHCC Campus
1701 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102 United States
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Dinner at 6 pm

Pageant at 7 pm

The Red Ribbon Youth Pageant is a community collaborative event celebrating National Latino HIV Awareness Day with an evening including a youth pageant and drag performances. Community organization from across New Mexico will be providing education, awareness and testing opportunities for the greater Albuquerque community. The show will be include well known community youth and adult performs from across the city and all hosted by Seliah DeLeon. This evening will also have free food, a live DJ and interactive games/booths filled with information on HIV prevention services.

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Mundos de Mestizaje

October 20October 21

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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