Department Of Cultural Affairs Events From Oct. 25 – Nov. 3, 2019

 

 

Events this week: 

  • Ninth Annual Fred Harvey History Weekend at History Museum
  • Fright Night Adults Only Halloween Party at Museum of Natural History & Science
  • Heritage Cooking: Day of the Dead Bread at Farm & Ranch Museum
  • Ofrenda Exhibit at National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC)
  • Day of the Dead Community Celebration at Museum of International Folk Art
  • Fort Stanton After Dark! at Fort Stanton (*Media Resources)
  • Folk Art Flea donation days at Museum of International Folk Art
  • DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at Museum of Natural History & Science

Events next week:

  • Salud y Sabor celebrates Mexico and Día de los Muertos at NHCC
  • HLA Book sale at NHCC
  • My Generation RX: Safe Medication Practices for Life at Museum of Natural History & Science
  • Judy Collins at NHCC

 

Ongoing Monday through Friday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Domenci Education Building & Performing Arts Center
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Exhibit
Each year the NHCC works with schools and community organizations to host an Ofrenda (altar) installation in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. Participants submissions are on display in the Domenici Education building and the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This year we are working with 516 Arts and a select number of submissions are dedicated to the “Species in Peril” along the Rio Grande.

Fri, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5200
http://www.nmhistorymuseum.org/
Ninth Annual Fred Harvey History Weekend
Please join us for the ninth annual Fred Harvey history weekend. Learn more about Fred Harvey, the Harvey Girls, Mary Colter and the Santa Fe Railroad, and their roles in civilizing the Wild West and developing New Mexico. The three-day event includes Friday and Saturday talks at the museum, a ticketed dinner on Saturday night at La Fonda on the Plaza, with additional activities in Santa Fe, and at the Castaneda Hotel and Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, NM. Event schedule here: https://www.museumfoundation.org/fred-harvey-weekend/
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4104/ninth-annual-fred-harvey-history-weekend/

Fri, Oct. 25,  5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Art
107 W. Palace Ave., Santa Fe
(505) 476-5072
http://www.nmartmuseum.org/
Alcoves 20/20 #2 Gallery Conversations with Artists
Artists: Jen Pack, Heather McGill, Daniel McCoy, Marietta Patricia Leis, Sarah Stolar
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4316/alcoves-20-20-2-gallery-conversations-with-artists/

Fri, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Fright Night Adults Only Halloween
Join the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science for an adults only Halloween event at the Museum.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4330/fright-night-adults-only-halloween/
For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin, Public Information Officer, (505) 206-9144, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

Fri.  Oct . 25, 7:30 p.m. and  Sun. Oct. 27, 2 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Opera Southwest presents Alì Babà, 
Alì Babà is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission. With a libretto based on “Alì Babà and the Forty Thieves,” the well-known and lively story from One Thousand and One Nights, Alì Babà was composed by Giovanni Bottesini, an Italian composer and double bass virtuoso known as the “Paganini of the bass.”$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger.

Sat. Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Heritage Cooking: Day of the Dead Bread
Just in time for Day of the Dead, the Museum’s Heritage Cooking Program features baking this festive, celebratory dessert bread in an 1890s vintage wood-burning cook stove. Visitors of all ages are welcome to join in the making of these classic loaves, which they can take home and share with friends and family (while supplies last). Complimentary copies of the traditional recipes also will be available, and supplies are furnished by the Museum. Activity is free with paid admission ($5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens, $3 for children 4-17).

Sat. Oct. 26,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is participating in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day and will be a drop-off location for unused medications. Take-Back day is a safe and convenient way to dispose of prescription drugs. The event gives the public an opportunity to properly dispose of unused and expired prescription medications. The event is being held in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit, Drugs: Costs and Consequences. For more information visit http://nmnaturalhistory.org/national-take-back-day.  For a list of other drop-off locations visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/

Sat. Oct. 26,  11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Folk Art Flea Donations Days
.Bring your folk art (tax deductible) to the Museum of International Folk Art on Sat., October 26  & Sat. November 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you have any questions please call the Flea Hotline: (505) 476-1201. For more information, contact Kathryn Risley, Special Events and Public Relations Coordinator, (505) 476-1203, kathryn.risley@state.nm.us
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4367/folk-art-flea-donations-days/

Sat. & Sun. Oct. 26 & 27,  Nov. 2 & 3,  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.

Sat. Oct. 26, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Fort Stanton Historic Site
380 South of Capitan, left on 220. Capitan, NM
(575) 354-2250
(575) 354-0341 (museum)
http://nmhistoricsites.org/fort-stanton
Fort Stanton After Dark!
Join us for a one-of-a-kind chance to explore the grounds and buildings of Fort Stanton after dark while interacting with costumed living historians, storytellers, and investigators from the Lincoln County Paranormal Historical Society. Fort Stanton’s contribution to the history of New Mexico is unparalleled and during its 160 years in operation it served as an Army post, tuberculosis sanatorium, internment camp, and correctional facility. Although the gates are open every day for visitors, few get to experience the fort after dark. The free trick or treat trail will run from 5 – 7 p.m. Guided tours of the historic Fort Stanton Hospital will take place every 30 minutes from 6 p.m. through 9:30 p.m. Cost for the guided tours is $10 per person, children under 10 are free. Please visit https://www.fortstanton.org/event-passes/fort-stanton-after-dark-tour-ticket or call (575) 354-0341 to purchase tickets for the guided tours

Media Resources approved for use by the NM Dept. of Cultural Affairs:  Fort Stanton After Dark! Interview with Historic Sites Deputy Director Tim Roberts, B Roll: Museum, Parade Grounds & Buildings  https://youtu.be/O2k1_tdHgSM

Sun. Oct. 27, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Day of the Dead Community Celebration
Celebrate the Day of the Dead and make sugar skulls, eat traditional Day of Dead treats (pan de muertos), listen to traditional New Mexican music, watch Los Niños perform traditional New Mexican dances, and view the Day of the Dead ofrendas (altars).
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4291/day-of-the-dead-community-celebration/

Tue, Oct. 29, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Museum of International Folk Art
At Santa Fe Southside Library:
6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe
Folk Art Afternoons: Calaveras/ Skeleton Puppets
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.

Tue. Oct. 29, 6 p.m. – 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!
$5 to $10 per class (pay what you can).

Wed. & Thu. Oct. 30 & 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Albuquerque Journal Theatre
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Olga Kern International Piano Competition: Semifinal Rounds
The Olga Kern International Piano Competition presents the Semifinal Rounds. On the heels of their stunning performances during the Preliminary Rounds, the OKIPC is proud to present the contestants who qualified for the next round of the competition in their quest to progress to the Final Round with the New Mexico Philharmonic, and to win the competition.
The winners of the OKIPC are sure to have long and storied musical careers—don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear who they might be!  $10
For more information, please check out the Olga Kern Piano Competition website: http://olgakerncompetition.org/

Friday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
New Mexico Museum of Space History
3198 State Rte. 2001, Alamogordo
(575) 437-2840
http://www.nmspacemuseum.org/
Launch Pad Lecture Topic: Best Camping Trip Ever: The Flight of Apollo 12
Speaker: Museum Outreach Coordinator Tony Gondola
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is held on the first Friday of each month on the first floor of the Museum and is free to attend. Museum staff, and sometimes special guest speakers, discuss topics ranging from space history to space future.

Fri. Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Domenici Education Bldg.
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
First Friday: Volunteer Education and Conversation
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 location and more information on the NHCC Docent and Volunteer program,  call Annette Lujan at (505) 383-4783 or email her at Annette.Lujan@state.nm.us

Fri. Nov. 1, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Domenici Education Bldg.
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Día de los Muertos: Despedida 
The National Hispanic Cultural Center will hold its annual Despedida (Farewell) to celebrate Día de los Muertos with music, poetry, and hands-on art at this time-honored community gathering. This is a great free community event for all ages. Tour the ofrendas around the NHCC campus and enjoy music, poetry, traditional hot chocolate mexicano, pan de muerto, and the sharing of heartfelt memories.
Día de Muertos is an annual traditional holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and many Hispanic communities. Join the NHCC and experienced, knowledgeable local artists to learn about the meaning of this celebration, the traditional arts and crafts associated with the celebration and development of ofrendas that honor families and individuals.
For more information please call (505) 246-2261.

Fri. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Bank of America Theater
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Todd Snider with Dean Alexander
AMP Concerts presents Todd Snider with Dean Alexander. Todd Snider has long been recognized as one of his generation’s most gifted and engaging songwriters. If Snider is anything, he is a true artist. At a point in time when the world has never been more complicated and confusing, with people getting louder and louder, he did a 180 and went back to his roots as a folk singer, to a simpler, quieter form of expression. And this may be what the world is waiting to hear—just a man, his guitar, and the truth.
$27, $32 . Approximate time of event: 2 hours including intermission.

Sat. Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Salon Ortega
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
History and Literary Arts Book Sale: Grab a Great Book (or 5) and More!
$1 Admission.  Door Prizes, Refreshments, and More.
Once or twice a year, the NHCC History and Literary Arts program hosts a great book sale.
We are lucky enough to receive plenty of book donations, and we have some treasures.
If you are a history or literature buff, you’ll be especially pleased.
We also have a wide range of other finds, including catalogues from our previous exhibits, and posters. Come by (earlier is better) and browse books at terrific prices. Door prizes, too!
All proceeds go toward History and Literary Arts programming, which enables us to bring you events, workshops, readings, and more.

Sat. Nov. 2, 10 a.m. – Noon
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
4100 Dripping Springs Road, Las Cruces
(575) 522-4100
http://www.nmfarmandranchmuseum.org/
Felting Workshop
Participants are invited to create their own piece of felted artwork out of wool. The felting process includes matting, condensing and pressing fibers together by using soap, warm water, and agitation. All materials will be provided and artwork can be made into a wall hanging or table placemat. Class fee is $10 and space is limited. To register, or for more information, please contact LuAnn Kilday at (575) 522-4100 or luannr.kilday@state.nm.us.

Sat. Nov. 2, 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Domenici Education Bldg. Grand Hall
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Salud y Sabor celebrates Mexico and Día de los Muertos
Free Family Fun! Salud y Sabor, a partnership between the Agri-cultura Network, Street Food Institute, and the NHCC is a free event with 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 Mexico and Día de los Muertos. For more information on Salud y Sabor, call (505) 246-2261.

Sun, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
My Generation RX: Safe Medication Practices for Life
Attend a family-friendly presentation on the use and misuse of prescription medications aimed toward middle school age students and parents given by students from the UNM College of Pharmacy. Ask at the admission desk for the free talk for all museum visitors. Attend 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. presentation on Free Sundays at the museum (first Sunday of each month). Email jayne.aubele@state.nm.us with questions. Free admission for New Mexico residents (please bring proof of residency).
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4267/my-generation-rx-safe-medication-practices-for-life/

Sun, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. – Noon
Museum of International Folk Art
706 Camino Lejo (on Museum Hill), Santa Fe
(505) 476-1200
http://www.internationalfolkart.org/
Family Mornings at Folk Art
Join us on the First FREE Sunday of the Month for our all-ages program featuring storytime, hands-on art activities and explorations in the galleries.  FREE for all NM residents. Funded by Museum of New Mexico Foundation Education Fund
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4308/family-mornings-at-folk-art/

Sun, Nov. 3, Noon – 3 p.m.
New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque
(505) 841-2800
http://www.nmnaturalhistory.org/
Reading is Fun!
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science and the Rotary Club of Albuquerque will host their annual literacy event on November 3rd.
http://media.newmexicoculture.org/event/4380/reading-is-fun/
For more information, contact Andrea Jacquin, Public Information Officer, (505) 206-9144, andrea.jacquin@state.nm.us

Sun. Nov. 3, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – History & Literary Arts Building
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Who We Are, Together: NM Families Project Presentation for Martinez and Tafoya
This project engaged 2-3 generations of seven NM families in testing their DNA and researching their family lineage with the help of the NHCC and experts in the field. For seven Sundays these families will present what they learned about who they are, where they are, where they came from, and from whom they descend, followed by dialogue. Join us to explore the diverse heritage and history of NM through our families: who we are, together.
For this presentation, hear more about the histories of the families Martinez and Tafoya.
Please RSVP as space is limited: http://bit.ly/2WFltQa

Sun, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
National Hispanic Cultural Center – Bank of America Theater
1701 S. 4th St., Albuquerque
(505) 246-2261
http://www.nhccnm.org/
Judy Collins
AMP Concerts presents Judy Collins. Judy has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and the steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and gain inspiration from the spiritual discipline that has enabled her to thrive in the music industry for half a century. $42, $52, $62