Featured Events Spotlight

July 28-29, 2017
The Edgewood Arts and Music Festival is bringing you the best of bluegrass, Western Swing, Irish, Singer/Songwriter and other acoustic genres. Wildlife West's covered amphitheater and indoor venues provide shade and shelter, and plenty of seating. Enjoy workshops, contests, open jams, and other events, providing entertainment and fun for musicians and visito...
August 5-6, 2017
This antique event features over 200 dealers of fine art, antiques, Native American and Western art, rare books, ephemera, vintage guitars, old pawn, estate jewelry and more. It's the largest event of its kind in the Southwest and provides a great opportunity to shop and learn about the art of buying in the antiques and collectables markets. Better yet? Proc...
Through August 27, 2017
From Billy the Kid to Breaking Bad, movies and television have portrayed and marketed our state into the present day. Guest curated by American cultural historian Paul Andrew Hutton, this pop culture exhibit includes westerns, war movies, comedy, and science fiction. IMAGE Lobby card, Kit Carson, 1928 Paramount Pictures Offset lithograph Courtesy Paul A. Hut...
Through August 31, 2017
Come cheer on the Albuquerque Isotopes in their 2017 season. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Triple-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies.
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Concert: Daymé Arocena-Cubafonia Live

Raised in Havana, Daymé Arocena has quickly become the voice for a new generation of talented Cuban millennials that are reimagining their African roots through a lens that filters jazz, Cuban neo-soul, funk and hip hop. Still in her mid-20s, Daymé Arocena has been described as “Cuba’s finest young female singer” (The Guardian). She began performing semi-professionally at the age of eight, and became the lead singer for the band Los Primos at fourteen. Considered a musical prodigy, she is a trained composer, arranger, choir director, and band leader as well as a singer. Her devotion to Afro-Cuban culture and to the Afro-Cuban Santería faith, with its traditional chants and repertoire, combined with an ability to absorb music of any kind have made Daymé one of the most exciting, charismatic artists on the contemporary music scene. Her work encompasses the classic rhythms and diverse musical make-up of the country she grew up in, while reaching outward to the world she has encountered in her recent travels. Arocena has been compared to both Celia Cruz and Aretha Franklin, and her debut album, "Nueva Era", made National Public Radio’s list of 50 favorite albums of 2015. Her latest release "Cubafonia" is already garnering rave reviews around the world. This is Daymé's New Mexico debut. Afro-Cuban sensation Daymé Arocena Friday, August 11 | 7:30 PM NHCC’s Albuquerque Journal Theatre. Tickets are $20 and $25 (plus applicable fees) Available from the NHCC Box Office, at 505-724-4771, or at http://bit.ly/DaymeTix Festival Chispa Presents is a series that showcases some of the finest, most innovative, engaging up-and-coming and legendary groups the Latino World has to offer. Experiencing a fusion of various types of music, cultures and traditions; one will be treated to a world that breaks down the musical boundaries and leaves you wanting more! Festival Chispa Presents is a partnership between NHCC and Avokado Artists. Daymé Arocena is presented with the kind support of Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America