Events for November 27 to December 10
December 1-2 | 2 pm, Saturday & Sunday; 7 pm, Saturday | Albuquerque Journal Theatre

Baila! Baila!'s annual holiday show is a whirlwind extravaganza, taking audiences on a journey through the sights and sounds of Christmas in New Mexico. Music, song, and dance with the traditional Southwestern flair that has been cultivated in our state over the generations, as well as unique segments saluting Christmas traditions from around the world, will delight theatre goers of all ages. 

December 8 | 3-8 pm | NHCC Campus

Come enjoy a one-day celebration of the small paper bag lanterns with sand and candles that some call "farolitos" and others call "luminarias" with a bike parade, lectures, hands-on art and a poetry slam. Plus, purchase a "Team Luminaria" or "Team Farolito" t-shirt. In partnership with Storyriders (Dolores Gonzales, Valle Vista and Hawthorne Elementary Schools) and Artful Life.
Nuevomexicana/o Baby Boomers: Stories and Histories
December 11 | 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm | Salón Ortega

Join us for a presentation by University of New Mexico students and professors Anna Nogar, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and Myrriah Gómez, Honors College, who are collecting oral histories of Nuevo Mexicana/o Baby Boomers. Students will present video excerpts of their interviews in which New Mexicans born between 1945 and 1966 talk about family, identity, spirituality, history, culture and much more. 
November 29 | 7 pm | Bank of America Theatre

In this comedy-drama inspired by  Eat Drink Man Woman , widower Martin Naranjo, the former chef-owner of a gourmet restaurant, shares a Los Angeles home with his three single adult daughters. Though he long ago lost his ability to taste, Martin still lives to cook lavish dinners for his loved ones and serve them in a family-style ritual at traditional sit-down meals. Although the women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, each of them is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle.
¡Vamos al Museo!
December 1 | 10:30 am to noon | Education Building

A great morning of art-making for children of all ages and families of all sizes. A visit to the museum is included in this artist-led workshop. We will meet in the Creative Classroom in the Pete V. Domenici Building. Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare).
¡HAH! Happy Arte Hour
December 6 | 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm | Education Building

On the first Thursday of the month, adults join for artistic fun in a relaxed social setting, which includes snacks, refreshments, and beer and wine for sale f rom Pop Fizz. Please pre-register (so we know how many materials to prepare).

Don't forget! The first Sunday of every month offers free admission to the NHCC Art Museum. On December 2, come see our three awesome exhibits:  Because It's Time: Unraveling Race and Place in NM , which features brand new works of art alongside pieces from the NHCC's permanent collection;  La Ultima Exhibición , featuring visual interpretations of Rudolfo Anaya's celebrated book  Bless Me, Ultima ; and  ¡Aquí Estamos: The Heart of Arte!,  featuring selections from the permanent collection.

The NHCC has launched a proposal process to determine the 2019-2020 Performing Arts season. All performing artists who would like to be a part of this season are invited to submit a proposal no later than December 21, 2018. Learn more, including how and where to submit your proposal, by reading  the guidelines.

Every Tuesday at the NHCC is ¡Baile! Casino de Rueda (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class. Or, come see Mundos de Mestizaje, Frederico Vigil's fresco depicting thousands of years of Hispanic and pre-Hispanic history, every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm.
Mark Your Calendar!
April 27, 2019 | 9 am to 4 pm | History and Literary Arts Building

Join us for our first annual NHCC Children's Bilingual Book Festival. Coinciding with National Poetry Month, Dia de los Libros (Children's Day/Book Day), Arbor Day, and Semana Cervantina/Poesía eres tu, this festival will celebrate children's books written in Spanish and English and Native languages and English with story time, a reading and Q & A with children's author Pat Mora, workshops for teachers and parents, and much more.