Three Great Events

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At The Performance Space (brunch available by La Plancha) is on Sunday, August 11, 11am-1pm

David Yard is a long-time performer and mentor of guitar. In 1984 he established a studio in Santa Fe after extensive studies of guitar and composition at Arizona State University in Tempe.  The concert events feature Yard sharing his guitar expertise with his popular Baroque Period repetoire and original compositions.

Daniel Weston is known for revealing the breadth and beauty of guitar in over 700 shows since turning professional in 1996 after earning Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. He is a direct heir by mentorship to legendary guitarist Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909), considered the founder of classical guitar method.   Weston’s specialty is the music of the Spanish Impressionists and pieces of his own composition.

Yard and Weston perform enduring solo guitar favorites.  They are the outstanding ’2 Fabulous Guitarists’.  Each will play a forty five minute set of showpieces from 500 years of music masterpieces.

REEL New Mexico Presents

“POW WOW HIGHWAY” Tuesday, August 13, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space. The state’s only ongoing film series dedicated to showing movies with a New Mexico connection, is excited to present “Pow Wow Highway,” winner of the 1989 Filmmakers Trophy (Dramatic Competition) at the Sundance Film Festival.
Hailed by many, on its release, as the first Native American road movie, “Pow Wow Highway” zeros in on the Northern Cheyenne tribe of Lame Deer, Montana, for whom the American Dream has taken a grim detour. A Martinez plays Buddy Red Bow, a committed activist battling a suspicious land grab. In contrast, Philbert Bono (actor Gary Farmer in a performance Roger Ebert called “one of the most wholly convincing I’ve seen”) is a serene spiritual warrior guided by sacred visions. When Buddy’s estranged sister is framed and jailed in New Mexico, the two men take off in Philbert’s ’64 Buick “war pony” on a road trip that takes some unexpected turns. Jonathan Wacks, who produced “Repo Man,” directed this acclaimed comedy/drama about Native Americans understanding their past, fighting for their future and discovering a few truths along the “Pow Wow Highway.” Reel New Mexico presents films with a New Mexico connection on the second Tuesday of the month, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space at La Tienda Center, off Avenida Vista Grande at 285. Directions are at . A contribution of five dollars is suggested.

Wendy Waldman in Concert

Grammy award winning singer/songwriter live in concert on Wednesday, August 14. Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets $15 at the door.

Great Short Films and Saturday Night Salsa


Thursday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at La Tienda

Reel New Mexico, the state’s only ongoing film series dedicated to showing movies with a New Mexico connection, is excited to celebrate high summer with four short films, each quite different from the others. They will be screened on Thursday, July 11, starting at 7 p.m. 

“Underway,” a Western fantasy from Paul Marcus, gives us a mysterious and truly haunting woman, cast out of time and place, who must search for clues about who she is and where she is going. The short comedy “All in a Day’s Work” centers around a hapless guide who keeps trying to corral a group of dazed and enthused tourists exposed for the first time to the wonders of northern New Mexico.

Meow Wolf’s chronicle of their recent exhibit, “Construction and Destruction of ‘The Due Return,’” assumes a sailing ship from another dimension has beached on the sands of Santa Fe, submerging those curious enough to enter it in a rich history from a distant world. Dusty McGowan’s “Mickey” tells the story of a down-on-his-luck boxer who stumbles on a unique opportunity to become an unlikely hero.

The filmmakers will discuss their works after the screenings.

Reel New Mexico presents films with a New Mexico connection on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door
This Saturday night, July 13, the Vista Grande Social Club invites you to another fabulous

Saturday Night Salsa Party 

The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado will be transformed into the hottest club in town, with Cuban-style salsa delivered by local favorites
 “Habana Son”
Inspired by the traditional sounds of Cuban street music, Havana Son provides a lively, danceable mix of salsa, merengue and cha cha’s.
Included in the $10 cover is a salsa rueda dance lesson by Carlos Mora from Santa Rueda.
“Rueda”, meaning “wheel”, refers to a group salsa dance which is performed in a circle,
allowing dancers to change partners as the “caller” leads them through a series of moves.  The basic steps are simple,
and the beginner lesson is a great way to introduce new dancers to a basic step and the rhythm of salsa music.
Dance lesson from 8:15 – 9:00  
Havana Son starts at 9:00
 with beer, wine and food served up by La Plancha restaurant.

Double Header on Friday and a Great Fundraising Gala on Saturday

Nosotros will be sharing the stage with El Tule,

a Latin band based out of Austin, TX. This will be a one night only event held at The Performance Space at La Tienda on July 5th in El Dorado just 10 minutes North of Santa Fe. The venue has a great dance floor and plenty of room to let loose. Also on the bill is DJ AdLib spinning the best in Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia y mucho mas! Live Latin music seems to happening less and less so don’t miss out on this opportunity to see 2 Latin bands and a DJ under one roof for only $8!
This is also a fundraising event. 20% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to DIA. New Mexico Dreamers In Action is a statewide, student lead, non-profit organization with representation in several cities. They are students organizing for immigrant rights at a state level, and for comprehensive immigration reform at a national level. Our mission is to create unity amongst students and already existing organizations, to educate ourselves about human rights and take action to ensure that every undocumented immigrant has access to education and the opportunity to adjust their immigration status. Click Here to check them out on Facebook to learn more about DIA.
Advance tickets are available now for $8. Tickets will be $12 at the door.
Advance tickets can purchased by clicking the button below. Your ticket will be at Will Call on the day of the show. Tickets can also be purchased by calling (505) 450-1922 or (505) 730-2468.

Art, Fashion, Photography, Poetry… of Women and Wild Horses

Gala Fundraiser Event “Saving Wild Horses”  Saturday July 6, 6:30-9:00 PM

Kindness and humor, grace and gentleness, honor and integrity . . .  these are words rarely used to describe wild horses. In 2010, two women, 42 years apart, came together  for the first time to work with wild horses.   This collaboration, over a period of three years, has taken them to new insights and discoveries about themselves, about horses, about mustangs, and about the survival of our planet.

They will share their insights, experiences and artistry about and to benefit wild horses of the Center for Inter Species Peace & Justice.  Alicia Nation and Victoria Lustig will share their discoveries and artistry;  together with Betsy Robinson, Matthew Blank, Jay Fishback and other artists from the area, presenting spoken word, music, fashion art and photography in unique and beautiful perspective on horses and wild horses at the July 6th event.

The Gala will be held at the La Tienda Performance Space from 6:30 to 9 PM and will include music, staged poetry readings, an Equestrian Couture Fashion Show, refreshments, photography, silent auction.  Come and learn more about these magnificent and amazing four legged friends and be inspired.

Suggested donation: $15.00.  Tickets are available in the Eldorado Area at Barn Dogs, CameronVet Clinic, and Eldorado Vet Clinic. Purchasing tickets in advance is suggested. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.

Upcoming Events June 19 – June 25


Justice Denied


 When: Wednesday, June 19

Where: The Performance Space

Time: 7 pm


 Producers of the film JUSTICE DENIED, a new documentary that takes a no-holds-barred look at sexual assault on men within the ranks of America’s armed forces and the service members who must live with the aftermath of those attacks for the rest of their lives, have announced that the movie will screen at La Tienda in Eldorado Wednesday evening, June 19. The screening will take place at 7:00 p.m.

 JUSTICE DENIED painstakingly explores what happens when a male active service member is sexually assaulted by another member and when and why it is or is not reported and the devastating effects it has on its victims. Through interviews with victims, their families, professionals, and their allies, the film looks carefully at the Culture of the Military to examine why it’s not safe to report occurrences under current rules.

  • 9 Point Productions, the producing team behind the film says it’s taken more than a year to complete the interviews and finish the movie, but they’re pleased that it is finally finished and proud of the finished movie.
  • The Department of Defense says that some 26,000 cases of sexual assault per year are perpetrated with less than a 10% reporting ratio. By their own numbers, the Department of Defense says a little less than half of those are women and a little more than half are men.  And while the incidence of sexual assault among the female population is higher, the numbers are roughly even because there are more men than women in the military.

“We feel deeply honored to have been entrusted with these painful and often heart-wrenching stories and given the opportunity to help make the public aware of this rarely discussed, and institutionally ignored blight on the American Armed Forces,” said Michael Miller, the film’s director and co-producer. “These stories are agonizingly painful for the men in our film to live through again and it’s taken an incredible amount of courage for them to step forward.” He added that while sexual assaults on women in the military happen slightly less often than those of their male counterparts, the military and the general public has been far more attentive to those cases and the women have fought a long hard battle to gain a platform on which to share their stories. Assaults on men have been carefully hidden from the public and covered up, not only by the victims themselves but also by higher ups within the chain of command; often the cover-ups can be traced straight to the top. Producer and co-director Geri Lynn Weinstein-Matthews added, “It’s time for men to have their voices heard. It’s time for them to stand up against these vicious attacks and against the deception of some of their commanding officers. Our belief is that this film will empower them to do just that.”

Thursday Night Country Dancing


Thursday Night Country Dance – Turn an ordinary Thursday night into a two-stepping, swing and line country dance fest with music from Steve Rose and Brian Mclane, Buffalo Nickel and dance lessons to get you doing all the moves that make country dancing easy, fun and pretty fancy.

Of course you don’t need a dime a dance when you have Buffalo Nickel on stage. Give the fitness equip. a break and lift up your spirit and body the old fashioned western way on the dance floor, and you don’t need a partner when the line dancing starts.

Thursday nights beginning June 20 at 7 pm at The Performance Space. No Cover!!!

Upcoming Events — June 11 – June 21


Becoming Eduardo

On Thursday, June 13, Reel New Mexico is excited to present “Becoming Eduardo,” an award-winning feature film directed by Rod McCall of Las Cruces. McCall will discuss the film and take questions from the audience after the screening. The program starts at 7 p.m. at La Tienda Center in Eldorado.

Based on the novel Alternative Ed, by LouAnne Johnson, “Becoming Eduardo” tells the story of Eddie Corazon. At sixteen, the former straight-A student has become a juvenile delinquent attending an alternative high school in Rosablanca, New Mexic. There he falls in love with a college-bound girl and discovers he has a knack for poetry. But a few bad choices result in Eddie’s being sent to live with his bachelor uncle Tio in Truth or Consequences. There he takes to calling himself Eduardo, as his exposure ot Tio’s way of life shatters his masculine stereotypes and inspires himself to view himself – and the world – in a new light.

Director Rod McCall, who will discuss the film, teaches Storyboarding and Directing at New Mexico State University. Julian Alcaraz, the actor who plays Eddie, has gone on to become a regular in the new cable version of “90210″ and is one of the leads in the big studio remake of “Red Dawn.” “Becoming Eduardo” has been shown at 17 film festivals throughout the world and won three awards at the Santa Fe Film Festival in 2009.


Salsa Returns with Son Como Son

On June 15, a group of volunteers called the Vista Grande Social Club are bringing us the fourth in a series of Saturday Night Salsa Parties.  Once again, The Performance Space at La Tienda will be transformed into the hottest club in town, with original Cuban salsa delivered by the nine-piece, big band sound of Son Como Son.  Featuring some of New Mexico’s top latin and jazz musicians, Son Como Son will make a rare appearance in Santa Fe to the delight of local dancers and all lovers of live music.  Included in the $10 cover charge is a salsa dance lesson by Tony Perez and Hayley Constable of MamboFe from 8:15 – 9:00.  The band starts at 9:00 pm with beer, wine and food served up at our own La Plancha restaurant.

Thursday Night Country Dance with Buffalo Nickle


Thursday Night Country Dance – Turn an ordinary Thursday night into a two-stepping, swing and line country dance fest with music from Steve Rose and Brian Mclane, Buffalo Nickel and dance lessons to get you doing all the moves that make country dancing easy, fun and pretty fancy.

Of course you don’t need a dime a dance when you have Buffalo Nickel on stage. Give the fitness equip. a break and lift up your spirit and body the old fashioned western way on the dance floor, and you don’t need a partner when the line dancing starts.

Thursday nights beginning June 20 at 7 pm at The Performance Space. No Cover!!!


Upcoming Events

Dinner and a Movie

 La Plancha at La Tienda Dinner & Film Evening

Wednesday, June 5, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner Buffet (Prix Fixe Menu) & Film:  $35

Film Only Admission:  $15 – Limited to 10

Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m.
Buffet Dinner Begins 5:30 p.m.

Movie Begins: 6:30 p.m. (Film is 120 minutes)

Post-screening Discussion: 8:30 p.m. led by CIR member, Rob Reider

La Plancha de Eldorado is a casual latin grill that features a large menu of original recipes and unique flavors. It is Eldorado’s best kept secret! On this evening, La Plancha will offer a dinner buffet including an assortment of appetizers, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Grilled Chicken Breast & Salmon, their fabulous grilled vegetables, rice and traditional desserts.

The Sea Inside - 2004 Spanish film written, produced, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenabar. It is based on the real-life story of Ramon Sampedro (played by Javier Bardem), a Galician ship mechanic left quadriplegic after a diving accident and his 29-year campaign in support of euthanasia and the right to end his life.

The Sea Inside won the 2004 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the 2004 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and 14 Goya Awards including awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.


Firefly Storytelling Evening 


Firefly “The only thing truer than truth is a story.” June 6 premiers Santa Fe’s newest storytelling evening, Firefly. Six storytellers will share their personal experiences on the theme, “Game Changers”. Come out to The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado to hear true stories about the moments in one’s life that change everything and after which, nothing will ever be the same. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash only. Beer, wine and soft drinks available next door. 7:00 to 9:00, Thursday, June 6th.