End of the World Party

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End of the World Party
Join us for a party to celebrate the end of the world (or the beginning, or just another day)!
The Alien Dogs will be jamming with friends and family playing mostly oldies, blues and blues rock.
There is no admission.  Just a $5 suggested donation to benefit the Vista Grande Library and the Eldorado Volunteer Firefighters.
Friday, December 21
7 – 11 pm
At The Performance Space

October Events

Presidential Debate Watch Parties:

CANCELLED!!!

REEL NEW MEXICO FILM SCREENING
Thursday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at The Performance SpaceA romantic evening: “Missing You” and “Phoenix” On Thursday, October 11, Reel New Mexico screens two films by Albuquerque filmmakers. “Missing You,” a delightful feature-length romantic comedy, is by Phil Duran. “Phoenix,” the haunting coming-of-age short film that opens the program, is by Sarah Northrop, the editor of “Missing You.” The program starts at 7 p.m. at La Tienda Center in Eldorado.”Missing You” tells the charming story of Laura, who is beautiful, intelligent, fast approaching thirty, and has a plan for her life. However, Laura’s life plan requires that she find “the one,” and when the film opens that feat is still just a dream. Meanwhile, Rick, a handsome and successful young man about Laura’s age, struggles to understand women as he, too, searches for that special someone. Rick and Laura share similar interests, goals and desires, live in the same city, frequent the same establishments, even know some of the same people. Their paths cross time and again, but they keep missing one another. Will they ever meet? And if they do, what then?

Phil Duran, writer and director of “Missing You,” retired after twenty years from a career in law enforcement and began making films. One of his earlier works, “The Righteous and the Wicked,” is currently distributed on DVD by Lionsgate.

“Phoenix,” the short film that precedes “Missing You,” is a haunting tale about a boy coming of age in a post-apocalyptic world, who is torn between saving the life of his father and running away with a beautiful adventuress. It was forged during the Albuquerque 48-hour film project this July and marks the directorial debut of Sarah Northrop, who served as assistant director on “Missing You.” It was co-written by Northrop and Giuseppe Quinn, photographed by Craig Butler, and stars Phil Duran, Merritt Glover and Dylan Montoya.

Reel New Mexico screens films with a New Mexico connection, on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space in La Tienda, off Avenida Vista Grande at 285. For a delightful evening, be sure to catch “Missing You” and “Phoenix” on October 11. A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. Directions to the venue are at www.reelnewmexico.com

Local Authors Reading

Please join us on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm for a very special local authors’ event at The Performance Space.

The presenters are members of a writing group at the Ken and Patty Adam Senior Center and are sharing their memories, stories, and heart.

Suggested entry fee is $2

“My three daughters know little of my childhood years, the many places I lived while growing up, and of my maternal grandparents with their distinctive old-world culture. As I mine these almost forgotten remembrances I realize how much my world differed from theirs. It is for them that I write.” — AJ Melnick

Linda Alessi writes a monthly column “In my Time” for THE COOPPA Guardian newspaper in Florida. She writes human interest articles. She published in 2007, Flowers for Momma, her first novel. She is a member of two writing groups and continues to expand her horizons.

“I’ve an 8 year old granddaughter who lives in Louisiana with very conservative parents. In the event she ever gets a wild hair and wonders about her DNA I wrote down my stories so she’d have a reference for living on the edge.” — Vinaya

Upcoming Events April 10 – April 21

Tuesday, April 10 at 6 pm:  Organizing for America meeting

Wednesday, April 11 at 7 pm:  PRC Candidate Forum

Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm:  REEL New Mexico presents “Shakespeare Behind Bars”

The film, produced by Jilann Spitzmiller and written and directed by Hank Rogerson, bothSanta   Feresidents, is a documentary feature that follows a year-long rehearsal and presentation of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” by inmates of aKentuckyprison.

Hailed as “tremendously moving,” the film tells an extraordinary story about the creative process and the power of art to heal. It was a Sundance official selection and has won awards, including “Best in Show” and “Best Documentary” in ten additional festivals. “By the end of this film, you couldn’t imagine Shakespeare performed anywhere else,” wrote the TV Guide reviewer.

As an important part of the Reel New Mexico Independent Film Series, filmmakers representing films shown will discuss and answer questions about their work following the screenings. Jillian Spitzmiller and/or Hank Rogerson will be on hand to discuss the making of “Shakespeare Behind Bars.” The two founded Philomath Films in 1992 and have been working together ever since.

Friday, April 13 at 8 pm:  Play it Loud DJ Dance Party

Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to 4 pm:  Wordharvest Writing Workshop

Tuesday, April 17 at 6 PM: Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 18:  Local Authors Series presents Aspiring Youth Authors

Thursday, April 19 at 6 pm:  Foster and Kimberly Gambel

Friday, April 20 at 6 pm:  Screening of “Thrive: What on earth will it take?” followed by a discussion with Foster and Kimberly Gambel

Saturday, April 21 from 9 am to 4 pm:  Wordharvest Writing Workshop

 

Upcoming Events

Barbarians at the Gate

Stravinsky, Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes

On Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., a multimedia presentation entitled Barbarians at the Gate – Stravinsky, Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes, narrated by Tom Maguire, will be offered free to the general public at the Performance Space at La Tienda at 7 Caliente Road in Eldorado. This event is presented by Destiny Allison Fine Art as part of the salon series: Art in the 21st Century.

This presentation will offer a detailed look at the time between the first season of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1909 and Diaghilev’s death in Venice two decades later.  Mr. Maguire will examine the artistic forces and personalities that forged a reinvigoration of the art of ballet.  The presentation will also explore the effect that the visual artists, composers, librettists, choreographers, dancers and designers associated with the Ballets Russes had, not only on that organization, but also on their own art forms and the cultural life of Europe in general.  The presentation will concentrate on the work of composers Stravinsky, Ravel, Milhaud, Satie, Debussy and Prokofiev; visual artists Benois, Picasso, Rouault, Gris, Picabia, Bakst and Braque and choreographers Fokine, Massine, Nijinsky, Nijinska and Balanchine.  These artists and their influence on the artistic life of Europe, in general, and Paris, in particular, will be chronicled; along with the aristocrats, members of high society and the business class, donors and sponsors who made their work possible.

Mr. Maguire augments the research he has done on the Ballets Russes with material gleaned from the most recent publications on the subject.  Visual and musical materials are selected from several sources including Mr. Maguire’s extensive collection. Barbarians at the Gate dramatically explores the artistic explosion that Serge Diaghilev unleashed on Western Europe as he brought; first visual arts, then opera and finally ballet from mother Russia to the salons and theatres of Paris.  In stunning visuals accompanied by music clips, Barbarians at the Gate traces not only the history of the company, but also its effect on all of the arts in the early 20th century.

What:

The Ballets Russes:  An Audio-Visual Presentation

When: Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 P.M.

Admission:  FREE

The Best Live Comedy!TM  Starring Eddie Tafoya

April 7th you’re invited to enjoy The Best Live Comedy!TM   At The Performance Space 7 Caliente Rd, Santa Fe, NM Located just 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, The Performance Space has ample parking and is conveniently nestled inside La Plancha de Eldorado, one of Santa Fe’s best restaurants! Food and drinks are available before and during this special event from La Plancha de Eldorado.

Doors open at 6:30pm The Best Live Comedy at 7pm to 8:30pm

This mostly clean comedy event is part of The Best Live Comedy!TM  PG-13 Tour starring The Comediologist, Eddie Tatoya PhD. Is a professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Highlands University, Las   Vegas, NM. Author of, “The Legacy of the Wisecrack; Stand Up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form” and “Icons of African-American Comedy.” Native of Albuquerque he’s been on MY50TV and featured on TV’s “After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada and The James Douglas Show!” In 2011, Eddie was voted “Funniest Comedian in New Mexico” by New Mexico’s other comedians. He plays clubs thru out the South West.

Host and MC of this LAUGHTER FEST is Rev. Stephen HA HA Hunt, formerly of The 1st Church of Sex & Ice Cream! He’s appeared in numerous films and TV shows including placing 8th in HBO’s Lucky 21. He’s played clubs, bars and casinos from New Mexico’s Ohkay Casino, Buffalo Thunder, to New York’s Gotham Comedy Club!

Featuring two other comedians who also have appeared often on MY50TV the talented Davyd Roseman and the “Raunchy Russian,” Marianna Marchenko. Special guest “Smitty” first performed four our country’s service men and women in a talent show. “Smitty,” Stephen Smith, won The Best Live Comedy Contest! VIII

Tickets are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Discount tickets are available now at www.TheBestLiveComedy.com or by calling 505-340-4654.

Ac Tah 2012

Friday, October 21 from 7 – 10 pm
Ac Tah, author of ” Night of the Last Katun 2012 Maya” is a direct descendant Maya from the Yucatan Pennisula in Mexico. He works at the direction of his ancestors the ancient Maya to prepare humanity for the changes that have already begun as Earth and its inhabitants enters a new geological and Spiritual age in 2012.
Intense solar flares, global warming and changes in the Earths electromagnetic field are only a few of the sypmtoms of this time that the ancient Maya could see and predict thousands of years ago.
They were masters of science and technology especially in what we know today as Unified Field Theory and DNA. The ancient Maya were able to map our galaxy and calculate time with a precision unmatched even by modern science.
Among their many prophecy’s is one that states that prior to 2012 a Maya descendant would appear who would embody the heart and mind of the Mayan culture. Someone who could interpret the coded information left by them in the pyramids ,glyphs and steles and pass it on to humanity at this crucial time. Ac Tah is this person. His messages and information are urgent yet positve. He does not promote any particular religion, philosophy or way of life. In his talk he will speak with a knowing authority about the changes to come in 2012, the Mayan calendars and their advanced sciences. Most importantly about what we must be doing now to remain happy and secure as these profound changes occur.
There will be a question and answer period and
a book signing at the end of his talk.  For more information go to http://actah2012.com/.
The Carnicom Institute will host a vital conference the weekend of October 22nd – 23rd, 2011 on health and environmental issues that affect us all. The Carnicom Institute, a 501(3)(c)
non-profit organization, conducts scientific research for the benefit of humanity.

This conference will confront the deliberate alteration of our planet, including the subjects of geo-engineering, bio-engineering, and the Morgellons connection. A ground-breaking documentary
will be premiered at the event. The Saturday evening workshop will engage the audience in a hands-on learning experience. The conference will be held at The Performance Space and attendance is by donation. Visit the Carnicom Institute at http://www.carnicominstitute.org for more information and registration, or call Sandy at 940.435.0276
CONFERENCE AGENDA – GENERAL
OUTLINE:

–Cover body of Clifford Carnicom’s research of a dozen
years on geoengineering and bioengineering

–Guest speakers (short topics – 20 min) – on
environmental and health issues

–Workshop presented for hands-on demonstration,
experiments, and engagement of attendees.

–Engage professionals of the health, environment, and
medical communities.

–Premier the revised version of the Carnicom
documentary: Aerosol Crimes.