Department Of Cultural Affairs Events From Dec. 13-22, 2019

 

Events this week: 

  • Museum Hill Holiday Stroll
  • Christmas at the Palace of the Governors
  • Las Noches de Las Luminarias at Fort Selden Historic Site
  • Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale at History Museum/Palace of Governors
  • Light Among the Ruins at Jemez Historic Site
  • Nacimiento Open House with J. Paul Taylor in Old Mesilla
  • Exhibit Opening: Local Color: Landscapes and Architecture at Farm & Ranch
  • Los Pastores de Belén at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Events next week:

  • NHCC and Festival Ballet Albuquerque Present The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
  • Campfire Christmas Cookies at Farm and Ranch
  • Museum of Art Annual Holiday Open House

Fri. Dec. 13, 4 – 7 p .m
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, (505) 476-1269   
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe (505) 476-1200
Museum Hill Annual Holiday Stroll
Free and open to All, during the 2019 Holiday Stroll, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of International Folk Art, The Wheelwright Museum and Santa Fe Botanical Garden will all be open and have holiday festivities to enjoy with family and friends!  For more information, contact Kathryn Risley, (505) 476-1203, kathryn.risley@state.nm.us

  • MIAC activities:  5 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tewa Women’s Choir in MIAC Theater; 5:30 p.m. & 6 :30 p.m. Native American dances;  throughout evening; Renata Yazzie (Diné), pianist – playing a mix of classical and holiday music indoors; outdoor tree lighting; ornament workshop for adults/families in Museum classroom; Holiday refreshments;  traditional Western holiday music played in Navajo. 
  • MOIFA activities: 4 – 7 p.m. -paint a gourd ornament for the holidays and enjoy refreshments in the Atrium; 5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Vernick Auditorium Pasión Flamenca – guitarists, singers, and percussionists perform and present the art, heritage, and culture of Flamenco. Pasión Flamenca will share the wonderful sounds of Villancicos, traditional flamenco holiday songs from Spain. The group is made up of Luís Campos and Ronaldo Baca on guitar, singer Nicolasa Chávez, and percussionist Fabian Sisneros.

Fri. Dec. 13, 5:30 – 8 p.m. 
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5200
http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/
Christmas at the Palace
Now in its 37th year, Santa Fe’s beloved Christmas at the Palace brings communities together for an evening of hot cider, cookies, live music, a chance to operate an antique printing press, old fashioned activities, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.  A free, family event. (Donations of non-perishable food welcomed.) The History Museum will close at 3 p.m. to prepare for this event.  Enter through the Palace of the Governors at 105 W. Palace Ave. The History Museum will remain closed during this free public event.  
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4250/christmas-at-the-palace/

Sat. Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Colcha Embroidery Workshop
Participants will learn the stitch for Colcha Embroidery. Take home project will be using Colcha Embroidery to make a holiday ornament. Class fee is $35 (included all materials) and space is limited. To register, or for more information, contact LuAnn Kilday at (575) 522-4100 or luannr.kilday@state.nm.us.
 
Sat. Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5200
http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/
Young Native Artists Winter Show & Sale
Begin collecting art, jewelry, pottery and more from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Children and grandchildren of artists associated with the Palace of the Governors’ Portal Program demonstrate and sell their own arts and crafts. Free event
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4271/young-native-artists-winter-show-sale/

Sat. & Sun. Dec. 14 & 15, Dec. 21 & 22, Noon – 5 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Torreón
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Mundos de Mestizaje 
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. Free. 

Sat. & Sun. Dec. 14 & 15, 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. (Saturday) 2 p.m. (Sunday) 
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque JournalTheatre 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Christmas Joy
Come…Experience the Miracle!….Awaken your heart to the true Spirit of Christmas in dance as The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company will present the 35th Anniversary season of its Bravos Award-winning holiday production, Christmas Joy. Over fifty classically-trained dancers will once again inspire audienceswith a collection of moving and inspirational classical ballet, jazz and contemporary dance performances choreographed to traditional and contemporary Christmas music. $22, $33 w/ $3 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members.
A moving and uplifting production, Christmas Joy has become an Albuquerque holiday tradition. In 1999, members of the Albuquerque Arts Alliance conferred the Bravos Award for Dance Excellence upon The Performers Ballet & Jazz Company. In addition, in 2012 Christmas Joy was awarded the Albuquerque Community Live Art and Performance Services (Q-Claps), Applause Award for favorite performance.

Sat. Dec. 14, 2 – 4 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center Library 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
La Canoa – Giving Baque: On Hemispheric Indigeneities and the Southern Border of New Mexico
Building on and departing from the work of interethnic thought-leaders in New Mexico, Dr. Gregorio Gonzales will consider how competing logics of settler-statecraft and Native American nationhood operate in a place of both Native- and nuevomexicanx-led struggles for political autonomy and religious liberty. The current humanitarian crisis along New Mexico’s southern border demonstrates the urgency of Indigenous transnational existences as they transit and transgress the political integrities of settlerstates and tribal nations alike. Dr. Gonzales will discuss the significance of New Mexico in building bridges of critical understanding and alliance inside this vital thoroughfare between Native America and Latin America.
This is a FREE event open to the public. Gregorio Gonzales is Genízaro and Comanche from the borderlands of Comanchería and Genízaro country in northern New Mexico. He is currently the 2019-2020 Riley Scholar-in-Residence in Anthropology and Southwest Studies at Colorado College. Earning his Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017, Dr. Gonzales’s writings have appeared in the New Mexico Magazine, Peace Review, and Red Ink, among others. As a community-engaged scholar and relative, Dr. Gonzales remains involved with the Albuquerque-based urban Indian nonprofit, Americans for Indian Opportunity, and continues his youth development work this fall with relatives in the Taos and Rio Chama valleys.

Sat.  Dec. 14, 5 p.m. 
Ft. Selden Historic Site
1280 Fort Selden Road, Radium Springs, NM 88054
(575) 526-8911
http://nmhistoricsites.org/fort-selden
Las Noches de Las Luminarias
Join us for this Southwest tradition as over eight hundred glowing candles surround the Fort ruins. Enjoy holiday music, a cozy campfire, and a warm cup of cheer as you tour the grounds. Make your own holiday decorations while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. Please dress warmly. Admission: $5 for adults. Children 16 and under are free. Sponsored by the Museum of NM Foundation. Cash or checks only. NM I-25, Exit 19, Radium Springs – Follow the signs
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4284/las-noches-de-las-luminarias/
For more information, contact Leslie Bergloff, Regional Manager, New Mexico Historic Sites Southern Region, (575) 649-9088 Leslie.Bergloff@state.nm.us

Sat. Dec. 14, 5 – 9 p.m. 
Jemez Historic Site
18160 NM-4, Jemez Springs, NM 87025
(575) 829-3530
http://nmhistoricsites.org/jemez 
Light Among the Ruins
The ruins of Giusewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission will be decorated with hundreds of farolitos. Each evening’s program will include traditional Native American flute music and Jemez Pueblo dancers’ performing between two illuminating bon-fires. The Historic Site will also host an arts and crafts fair and have food available for purchase. Flash photography, drones, and alcohol are prohibited. Those planning on walking to and from the event are encouraged to bring a flashlight and wear reflective clothing. Tickets on sale now. https://www.ampconcerts.org/event/351568/light-among-the

Sun, Dec. 15, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Taylor-Barela-Reynolds-Mesilla
2346 Calle Principal on the Old Mesilla Plaza
(575) 202-1638
http://nmhistoricsites.org/taylor-mesilla
Nacimiento Open House with J. Paul Taylor
Join us for a fascinating afternoon as you view more than 185 nacimientos (nativity scenes) on display in the Taylor family home. This impressive collection and the open house have become a local holiday tradition. The home is located at 2346 Calle Principal on the Old Mesilla Plaza. Free to members of the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument. $5 for non-members. Sponsored by the Friends of the Taylor Family Monument and New Mexico Historic Sites. For more information contact the Friends at ftfm.mesilla.nm@gmail.com or call (575) 202-1638.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4285/nacimiento-open-house-with-j-paul-taylor/
For more information, contact Leslie Bergloff, Regional Manager, New Mexico Historic Sites Southern Region, (575) 649-9088, Leslie.Bergloff@state.nm.us

Sun. Dec. 15, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Exhibit Opening: Local Color: Landscapes and Architecture
Creative works from the Mesilla Valley Weavers Guild is in the Museum’s Arts Corridor. The free reception for the show is from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. The show will be on display through April 5, 2020, and includes 27 colorful scarves, rugs, shawls, and more. The organization was formed to encourage interest in the artistic and technical development of the fiber arts and to raise community awareness of the textile arts. The Guild includes weavers, spinners, knitters, basket makers, and others interested in the textile arts. 

Sun. Dec. 15, 3 – 5 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Well Fargo Auditorium
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Los Pastores de Belén
Los Pastores de Belén, the New Mexican Shepherds Play, was brought to New Mexico in 17th century from Spain. The play follows the adventures, antics, and battles of shepherds, angels, and devils. On their journey to Bethlehem to take their presents, the shepherds are waylaid by Demonio. The audience is amused by the mischief of Bartolo, the lazy shepherd, and the rhetorical prowess and swordplay of San Miguel.
Before it was revived in 1973, when a manuscript was discovered in a home in Las Nutrias, the last time that Los Pastores had been performed in this area was in 1929. Filomena Baca and a group of parishioners of Nuestra Señora de Belén have been performing the play ever since.
(taken from Enrique Lamadrid’s “Reflections on Los Pastores“). Free public event. A discussion and Q&A session before the performance will be led by Filomena Baca and Dante Berry, one of the actors in the play, which has been performed by members of his family for generations.

Tue. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Ornament Workshop #3
Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike! Attendees will work with vine wreaths, evergreens, and berries to create a festive holiday decoration. Finally, on December 19, attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament. These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids! Adults without children are welcome to participate.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4401/ornament-workshop-3/

Tue. Dec. 17, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Folk Art Afternoons at the Libraries
At Santa Fe Southside Library: Tuesday Dec. 17th – Peruvian Retablos Join us for free folk art family programs! Learn about folk art and cultures around the world through hands-on art making. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Produced In Partnership with Museum of International Folk Art and Santa Fe Public Library. For more information, please contact Kemely Gomez at (505) 476-1215.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4347/folk-art-afternoons-at-the-libraries/

Tue. Dec. 17, 6 – 8:15 p.m. 
National Hispanic Cultural Center -Salón Ortega 
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
¡Baile! Casino (Cuban Salsa) Dance Class 
6 – 7:15 p.m.— Beginning and Intermediate Class.
No experience is necessary to participate in this class.
7:15 – 8:15 p.m.— Advanced Class
In order to participate in this class, dancers must come to at least one 6 p.m. class and be familiar with the vocabulary and movement introduced in these classes.
Dance classes are taught by Larry Heard and Rueda 505 Friends.
There is no need to pre-register; just show up in comfortable clothes ready to dance! For more information, call (505) 246-2261. $5 to $10 per class (pay what you can).

Wed. Dec. 18, Noon – 2 p.m. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Let’s Take a Look!
MIAC Curators gather in the lobby of the Museum on the third Wednesday of each month awaiting whatever treasures may walk through the door. This is your opportunity to bring a family heirloom, something special from your collection, or a piece you know nothing about. Naturally, they prefer items from the American Southwest (in keeping with the museum’s focus), but they will check out anything you bring in. Federal law prohibits curators from “appraising” any items, but they will direct you to appropriate resources. For more information, visit this page: http://indianartsandculture.org/lets-take-a-look.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4377/lets-take-a-look/

Wed, Dec. 18, 5:30 – 8 p.m. 
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Inspired By Nature: Holiday Ornament Painting
Paint a gourd harvested from our own Sandia Mountain Natural History Center for the holidays.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4413/inspired-by-nature-holiday-ornament-painting/
For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin, Public Information Officer, (505) 206-9144, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

Thu. Dec. 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 
710 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1269   
http://miaclab.org/
Ornament Workshop #4
Join us for our ornament workshops, a perennial favorite among visitors and locals alike! Attendees will work with stamped tin to create an ornament. These are family-friendly workshops, so bring the kids or grandkids!  Adults without children are welcome to participate.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4402/ornament-workshop-4/

Fri. Dec. 20, 9 – 10 a.m. 
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5200
http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/
Creative Mornings: Global Theme: Silence
Please join cinematographer and drone pilot, Luke Fitch who will address the global theme of Silence.  Free event. Morning refreshments provided by Iconik Coffee Roasters.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4395/creative-mornings/

Fr. Dec. 20, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Domenici Education Building
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Colcha Community Stitch-Along 
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

Fri. Sat. Sun. Dec. 20, 21, 22, (7 p.m. Fri., Sat., Sun.) (2 p.m. Sat. & Sun.)
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
NHCC and Festival Ballet Albuquerque Present The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment
Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and full live orchestra under the baton of Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, presents an original production, The Nutcracker in the Land of Enchantment. The beloved holiday classic comes to life in territorial New Mexico, with surprises including Spanish dancers, southwestern snakes, sheep and shepherdesses, a lively fandango, and a storyteller doll with children, in addition to traditional favorites such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snowflakes, and Flowers. The perfect holiday treat for the whole family!
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4412/nhcc-and-festival-ballet-albuquerque-present-the-nutcracker-in-the-land-of-enchantment/

Sat. Dec. 21 daily through Wed. Jan. 3, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Before & after care available.)
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org
Young Explorers Camp at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is offering children’s camps during winter break. Camp is offered for grades Kindergarten through 5th grade. Before care is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for ten dollars a day. After care is also available from 4 – 5 p.m. for ten dollars a day. Kindergarteners must have experience in full-day classes to attend the camp. Register online at Young explorers camp The camp starts on December 21 and runs through January 3. Full day and half day options are available.
Price per camp: Full Time $90.00;  Saturday, half day and full day options are now available; Half Time- Morning or afternoon $45.00.
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science reserves the right to cancel camps that do not reach a minimum of six participants. A full refund will be given if a camp is cancelled for this reason. 
For more information about camps and financial support, contact Sioux Rivera, Sioux_Rivera@hotmail.com (505) 258-8641.

Sat. Dec. 21, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Campfire Christmas Cookies
A campfire might seem like an unlikely place to make Christmas cookies, but let’s do it. Visitors can participate in the age-old art of making cookies using a vintage Pizzelle iron from the 1800s. We’ll use traditional cookie cutters, and have all the fixins and decorations ready. Bring your appetite and enjoy a sweet taste of history. Regular Museum admission is required to participate in this special program ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens,and $3 for children 5-17).

Sat. Dec. 21, 10 a.m. – Noon
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Crafts for Kids
Join us and make a decorated pine cone tree or a pine cone bird feeder. This activity is free with regular admission ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4-17). Children 3 and under are admitted free.

Sat. & Sun. Dec. 21 & 22, (7:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat.) (2 p.m. Sun.)
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Wells Fargo Auditorium
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
The Santaland Diaries
Cardboard Playhouse presents The Santaland Diaries By David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Mantello, Starring Kelsey Leos Montoya
*The Santaland Diaries is for Mature Audiences Only*
Based on his beloved humorous and autobiographical essays, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries is a wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season, a sharp, narrowly observed dark comedy.
$22. Kelsey Leos Montoya is a founding Member of Cardboard Playhouse Theatre Company and has performed with many theatre companies in Albuquerque. Kelsey starred as Erik in the horror film “Fender Bender” and co-starred as Jason in Adam Wingard’s cult favorite, “The Guest” starring Dan Stevens.
The title, content, photos/images and description for this event were provided to the NHCC by the organization renting the NHCC venue for the event. By serving as a venue and posting the event on its website, the NHCC is not endorsing any views expressed in the title or description of the event, nor is it endorsing the content of the event.

Sun. Dec. 22, Noon – 4 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Art – St. Francis Auditorium
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
http://www.nmartmuseum.org/
Holiday Open House
The annual Museum of Art Holiday Open House is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other activities. Free admission!
Marionette plays “A Really Big Party for Papa Gus” at 1:30-2 p.m. and 3-3:30 p.m. St. Francis Auditorium.
Teatro Duende presents a little skit by the Marionettes! Juan, Rosina and Miguelito try very hard to get ready for a party, but rascally Warts keeps causing trouble! Puppeteers: Danielle Reddick, Patrick Briggs, Melissa Heiman, Liam Benjamin Merkle, Camille Cooper and Susie Perkins. Directed by Barbara Hatch.
Make Your Own Stick Puppet: 12-4 p.m. Main Lobby
Roni Rohr and friends help children of all ages create their own puppet character.
Find Freckles: 12-4 p.m. 
Freckles the marionette is hiding somewhere in the museum. As you go through the galleries looking for Freckles, pick up clues that will lead you to find him and win a prize!
Selfies with Santa! 3:30 – 4 p.m. in St. Francis Auditorium
Parents, have your camera ready for this photo opportunity! Get your picture taken with Santa on your lap! It’s a photo opportunity with the Baumann Santa Claus marionette, for children of all ages. Led by Puppeteer Danielle Reddick.

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