Green Cafe Saturday, June 21

“What’s can we do to have a secure water?”, asked one of participants in our January Green Café on Climate Change and Water Resources in New Mexico.  The answer is, lots if we choose to do it.  On Saturday June 21, (9:30-noon) in the Performance Space, La Tienda experts from the Eldorado Water and Sanitation District, city of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County will gather to answer your questions about plans to prepare for a more drought-prone.  They can make plans but turning plans into actions that allow us to adapt to a more drought-prone future require public understanding and support.  Will you join us in a effort to become informed and support the changes we need to make?

Upcoming Events

Sunday, May 4

Please join hosts Glenn Wikle & Bernie Logue as they welcome Senator Howie Morales FOR GOVERNOR For a conversation about the future of New Mexico families Investing in real results for Education, Economy, Environment, Seniors & Working Families

“The only Democrat running for governor who was able to cut though the rhetoric 
and offer positive solutions to the mess Susana has created of our educational 
system.” – Endorsed by Senator Bill Souls 

Join Senator Howie Morales at a MEET & GREET CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER at the La Tienda in Eldorado, New Mexico as he continues to restore New Mexican values to our state and move New Mexico Forward! La Tienda at Eldorado 7 Caliente Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 
Suggested Minimum Donation $25 
Sunday, May 4, 2014 
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM For more information, please contact Julio Salazar at Julio@Morales4NM.com

Saturday, May 10

On Saturday, May 10 the Vista Grande Social Club presents Havana Son.  Salsa lesson 8-9.  Live music and dancing 9-12:30. La Tienda in Eldorado at 7 Caliente Road. $10 cover + donation. Our cover charge includes a lesson, but we do not provide a “free” lesson.

Sunday, May 11

Jazz brunch from 11 am to 1 pm with David Yard and Doug Franz. $19.95/adults $17.95/Seniors and children

American JeM in Concert

American JeM in Concert

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WHO:  American JeM – An Acoustic Americana Trio

WHERE:  The Performance Space

WHEN: Saturday, March 29th, 6:00pm – 7:45pm (Limited seating available for dining during the show)
PRICE: Tickets – $10 at the door
For more information, please visit http://www.americanjem.com; Find us on Facebook – American JeM, OR, send an email to triojem@outlook.com

WHO IS AMERICAN JEM AND WHAT KIND OF MUSIC WILL WE HEAR?

Audiences fall in love over and over again with American JeM’s beautifully crafted three-part harmonies and high-energy performances.  American JeM setlists include some “old favorites” with American JeM harmonies and musical arrangements that span musical genres of Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Rock, Gospel, and Traditional tunes.  And, American JeM band members, Jay Cawley, Ellie Dendahl, and Michael Umphrey compose original toe-tapping, and heart-warming tunes of their own that keep fans cheering for more!  American JeM released its debut CD in August of 2013 and American JeM singles “La Llorona”, “Something In Your Eyes” and “O Holy Night” are available for purchase on iTunes.

 

Two Great Films

INEQUALITY FOR ALL 

FREE SCREENING on Thursday February 27 at 7 PM

Please consider joining thousands of others across the country to attend a free screening of INEQUALITY FOR ALL at 7PM on Thursday February 27 at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado. In the film Berkley professor and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich makes an eloquent and impassioned argument about how the devastating effects of America’s widening income inequality not only threaten the middle class but also the very foundation of democracy itself.

Sponsored by Organizing for America and the Democratic Party in Eldorado.

REEL NEW MEXICO Opens its THIRD SEASON with “HOMESICK”

 Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at La Tienda
Reel New Mexico, the state’s only monthly film series dedicated to showing movies with a New Mexico connection, is excited to open its third season with “Homesick,” Susan Abod’s moving documentary about living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) and her odyssey across the Southwest to find a location and a home that were safe for her to live in.
The screening, set for Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at The Performance Space in La Tienda at Eldorado, will be followed by a panel featuring Ann McCambell, MD, Susan Abod and Diane Thomas, all of whom have MCS.
Imagine your home is making you dangerously sick and new building materials and insecticides have become your worst enemies. In “Homesick,” Susan Abod hits the road to see what measures people with MCS will take to find safe housing and cope with this 21st Century illness.
Susan’s previous film, “Funny, You Don’t Look Sick,” dealt with her MCS experience. After its completion, “I felt compelled to make a second film that exposed the fast-growing impact of this illness and the critical importance of safe housing, by chronicling my own search for a safe home.
Reel New Mexico directions at http://www.reelnewmexico.com . A contribution of five dollars is suggested. FOR THIS EVENT, PLEASE DO NOT WEAR COLOGNE, AFTERSHAVE, OR RECENTLY DRY CLEANED CLOTHING.

Different Drummers Drum Circle

Rick2008_3“Different Drummers Drum Circle” of Yarmouth, Maine has recently moved to Santa Fe. It’s founder and  host, Rick Cormier, author of the book, “Freestyle Community Drum Circles“, moved to Eldorado in  September. He quickly found a location for his drum circle in town and now has agreed to host another monthly drum circle at The Performance Space in La Tienda every 3rd Wednesday of the month at  7PM beginning February 19.

Participation is free. No experience is necessary. All skill levels are encouraged to join in. Dancers are welcome also. Loaner drums will be available. “Freestyle” means that our rhythms will be both improvised and accessible to all, as opposed to traditional or memorized.

Rick first became involved with community drum circles in Massachusetts during the 1990’s. His “Different  Drummers Drum Circle” of Yarmouth, Maine, hosted more than 2000 participants from more than 25  countries. After ten years, over 600 Mainers considered themselves members of DDDC.

Rick has helped in the start up of dozens of freestyle drum circles in the U.S. and Canada and has drawn  many thousands of people, from children under age 5 to seniors over 90, into the world of community  drumming. It is no wonder he has been called, “The Johnny Appleseed of drumming”!

Describing Rick when he ‘cuts loose’ on a handdrum, one reporter wrote, “He represents the pure joy that  music can invoke.” In Maine, he taught group drumming at a Waldorf high school, drummed in a blues band  and was the director of a popular musical ensemble that recreated the best of Different Drummers on stage.  When he’s not drumming, Rick is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in anxiety disorders and trauma.

For more information on Different Drummers Drum Circle go to http://www.differentdrummersdrumcircle.comor look for us on Facebook. To be added to Different Drummer’s email list writedifferentdrummers@gmail.com

 

 

Vista Grande Social Club

On Saturday night, January 11, the Vista Grande Social Club brings you another Saturday Night Salsa Party.  Once again, The Performance Space at La Tienda will be transformed into the hottest club in town, with Cuban-style salsa delivered by local favorites “Havana Son”. Inspired by the traditional sounds of Cuban street music, Havana Son provides a lively, danceable mix of salsa, merengue and cha cha’s.

The evening starts off with a salsa dance lesson by David Lopez of Heart and Soul Studio from 8:00 – 9:00. The basic steps are simple, and the beginner lesson is a great way to introduce new dancers to a simple step and the rhythm of salsa music.  Havana Son plays from 9:00 – 12:30 with DJ Gabe “Aztech Sol” Ortega spinning classic dance tunes during the breaks.  Beer, wine and food is served up at our own La Plancha restaurant.  There is a $10 cover and a request for an additional $2 donation for those who can afford it to help cover expenses.

January Events

Vista Grande Social Club Presents

Havana Son and DJ Aztech Sol. Saturday, January 11. Free Salsa lesson from 8-9. Live music from 9-12:30 at The Performance Space. $10 cover.

 

 

A Dark Literary Event

Join us Thursday, January 30 at 6 pm for an unnerving look at human nature. Authors Lucy Taylor, Diane Thomas, and Destiny Allison will read from their new novels, chill a January night, and enliven the hearts and minds of a riveted audience. This reading is not for the faint of heart.

Lucy Taylor is a Stoker-award winning horror and dark fantasy writer whose fiction has appeared in over a hundred anthologies. She recently relocated to Eldorado from Pismo Beach, CA. FATAL JOURNEYS is a collection of stories about travelers who venture into regions both macabre and seductive, on the earth and within the psyche. 

IN WILDERNESS author Diane Thomas has an MFA from Columbia University, studied in the Creative Writing program at Georgia State University, and worked as a newspaper reporter, theatre and film critic and magazine feature writer in Atlanta, before moving to Santa Fe in 2009. Her debut novel, THE YEAR THE MUSIC CHANGED, won a coveted starred review and a “recommended for all collections” from Library Journal and has been published in Italian and Japanese. 

Destiny Allison is the award winning author of SHAPING DESTINY. Her third book, BITTERROOT, was released in October, 2013. “Intense. so many twist and turns you really do not know who to trust,” says one review. “Fabulous story, expertly written and paced, very absorbing,” says another.