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

Upcoming Events

Dancing with the Salsa Stars

On Saturday night, December 14, everyone is welcome to the first annual Vista Grande Social Club Fundraiser – “Dancing with the Salsa Stars”.  As a group of volunteers who bring you our monthly Saturday Night Salsa Parties, we invite you to join us for a salsa dance lesson and live music with Jackie Zamora and CALLE 66.

 As always, The Performance Space at La Tienda will be transformed into the hottest club in town.  This month, don your gay apparel and bring a few extra bucks to support our ongoing efforts to bring live dance music to Santa Fe.  $5 dance cards will be available to guarantee you a dance with one of our “Salsa Stars”.  All donations are gratefully accepted.
Included in the $10 cover is a salsa lesson with David Lopez from 8:00 – 9:00. Jackie Zamora and CALLE 66 starts at 9:00pm with high energy dance music.  Guest DJ PA Trix will be spinning for the breaks.  Beer, wine and food are served up at our own La Plancha restaurant.

LisafinalbigChess Master Plays Multiple, Simultaneous Games and Discusses New Book

Saturday, December 21 from 2 – 5 pm at The Performance Space. This event is FREE.

Lisa, a Chess Novel

 “Two thumbs up. This is the most realistic chess novel ever.” Full review here.  – Chess Writer Dana Mackenzie

Watch the official trailer here: https://vimeo.com/79862070

The debut novel by chess grandmaster Jesse Kraai tells the story of a 13-year-old California girl who defies her mother and her school to study chess with Russian master Igor Ivanov. Lisa is an exploration of what it means to get an education in chess, and a meditation on what makes the game so compelling to those who play. It is a fantastic story with a cast of characters that will be familiar to anyone who’s ever set foot in a tournament hall.

Lisa is available in ebook and paperback.

For more about her story please visit:

http://jessekraai.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Lisaachessnovel

https://twitter.com/JesseKraai

Excerpts can be read here:

http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12391/729/

http://www.chessdom.com/chess-novel-lisa-by-gm-jesse-kraai/

“Lisa will give non-chessplayers a glimpse into what living in this bubble is really like.”  – Grandmaster and chess writer Josh Friedel

About the author: Jesse Kraai is an American chess grandmaster with a PhD in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. gmkraai@gmail.com

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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.

Two Great Events Saturday, March 2

rethinking money book imageAt 2 pm:  Join us for Rethinking Money: HOW NEW CURRENCIES TURN SCARCITY INTO PROSPERITY

A free live presentation and book signing by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne on their new book, Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity will be held on March 2nd at The Performance Space at Eldorado from 2-6:00 p.m. Be part of one of THE most important conversations of the year here in Santa Fe.

Communities, businesses and governments around the globe are reconsidering the concept of money. In Rethinking Money, Lietaer and Dunne explore the origins of our current monetary system, built on bank debt and scarcity, revealing the surprising and sometimes shocking ways its unconscious limitations give rise to so many of our current and serious problems.

They will offer real world examples of ordinary people and their communities using new money, working in cooperation with national currencies, to strengthen local economies, create work, and beautify cities.

To watch a 3 minute clip on Lietaer go to https://vimeo.com/41960492.

As part of this event, a sneak preview of Money & Life by filmmaker Katie Teague will also be shown. To watch the trailer and learn more about the film, go to www.moneyandlifemovie.com.

Contact Norma Tarango @ tarango.norma@gmail.com for more info. No RSVP required.

Then, at 8 pm, Join us for Nosotros and Salsa Dancing!

The Eldorado community is eager to initiate what we hope to be the first of many Salsa Nights at the Performance Spot this Saturday, March 2nd. An introductory salsa class will begin at 8 pm with live music by Nosotors to follow. Nosotros is a fabulous, local Latin band that has been playing in and outside of New Mexico for many years. Nosotros plays a variety of Latin music influenced by Salsa, Cumbia, Cha-Cha, Rock and Jazz. Please join us to support our local businesses and to have a hot, fabulous evening of dance and Latin rhythms!!

Important Screening

The Womens Tree and La Tienda Present:

 

Miss Representation

Documentary Screening and Discussion

Saturday, November 17, 2012

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Performance Space at La Tienda

Facilitated audience discussion follows the film.

Admission is free of charge. Donations are welcome.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women.  Please help us educate and make a difference for the next generation of women.

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

August Events

Wednesday, August 8 at 7 pm

Geometric Musings

A hidden legacy underlying the arts, architecture and our natural world

Presented by Michael BaronSuggested admission: $5

For a very long time a weaver of patterns has been busy creating beautiful tapestries out of planetary orbits and molecular interstices. This evening we will peer through a geometers looking-glass into these micro/macro worlds, whose harmonies are guided by Fibonacci of Pisa, and spun into delicate DNA fibers that make up the warp and weft of our proportional being. Megalithic stone workers carve polyhedra for Plato, who inscribes them in the Timaeus, to be assembled by our children someday.  Archimedes kicks his faceted soccer ball toward history’s net and right into the hands of a physicist goalie who shouts ‘Buckminsterfullerene’! Kepler is tangling tetrahedra together, Escher is deconstructing the dodecahedron, and Omar Yaghi creates metal-organic polyhedral frameworks to store hydrogen gas that may someday power our cars.

This muse of geometry can be heard in the tiny concert of atoms, the vasty whorls of galaxies and in the core of an applestar.

Tonight we will observe the maker of patterns, busy on the geometer’s loom, weaving timeless ornamental threads, while Pythagoras arranges his mnemonic triangle, for a moment, in our morning sky…

Thursday, August 8 at 7 pm

Reel New Mexico Independent Film Series presents 3 fabulous short films

“El Salon Mexico” is a charming animated adventure set to the music of Aaron Copland. A boy, his burro and his rooster sneak away from home one night to see their first fiesta, never imagining the adventures they will have. The film, funded with a $20,000 New Mexico New Visions grant, was made by Paul Glickman, an Oscar-winning animator, and Tamarind King, a talented young graphic artist and animator who began work on it when she was still in high school. It made the first round in the “animated short” category for an Oscar in 2011 and has won numerous festival awards, including “Best Animation” in the Rome (Georgia) International Film Festival and “Best Animation Short for kids 8-12” in the Kids First Film Festival. Santa Fe filmmaker Michael Zeilik, executive producer of “El Salon Mexico,” will discuss the film.

“The Birds of the Bolsa Chica” was made by Santa Fe filmmaker Hal Ralston, initially so his wife, a teacher, might have something to show her students before a field trip to the Bolsa Chica wetlands. The State of California purchased 880 acres of the wetlands in 1997 for an ecological preserve and restoration was completed in 2004. Ralston made the film to celebrate the birds, who he says are the true owners of the Bolsa Chica. The music soundtrack was added to focus the children’s attention on the actions of the birds. Hal Ralston will discuss his film.

Community Garden: New Mexico/South Africa” was made by Santa Fe filmmaker Debra Denker to explore what the El Dorado School Community Garden in the community of Eldorado just south of Santa Fe and another community garden in the poor, rural community of Acornhook in South Africa have in common. A lot, she discovered. Both are part of a worldwide community garden movement which, in addition to encouraging production of fresh, nutritious food, benefits their local communities and underscores the importance of water to sustainable food cultivation.  Debra Denker will discuss her film with the Reel New Mexico audience.

Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm

Suzzane Teng and Mystic Journey in Concert at The Performance Space
.Dragon Rising, The Performance Space and Santa Fe Bandstand present…

Suzanne Teng & Mystic Journey featuring Gilbert Levy

$15/$10 seniors and 12 and under at the door 

Multi award-winning world music bandmaking their Santa Fe debut! “ Suzanne Teng plays music for the soul.” 

“ Highly Recommended! A Critic’s Choice” -Billboard Magazine

 

 Thursday, August 16 at 7 pm

Blessingway Publishing and The Performance Space present author, Nina Brown as part of the ongoing Local Author Series

Are you ready for 12-21-12?

Meet award winning author, healer and visionary founder of the Golden Dolphin S.T.A.R. Clinic healing conferences: Nina Brown

Suggested Admission: $2

Nina Brown will read from her award winning narrative and share her perspective on the significance of the eagerly anticipated 12-21-12. Return of Love to Planet Earth: Memoir of a Reluctant Visionary describes Brown’s voyage as she ascends to the highest frequencies of love using the secrets of S.T.A.R.: surrender, trust, allow and receive. Her ten-year alchemical journey illustrates for each one of us the simple yet challenging path to our own spiritual ascent. Lee Carroll, Channel for Kryon, Speaker and Author, calls it, “A must-read for any spiritual seeker.”

Q & A to follow.  For more information, visit www.GoldenDolphins.com

Thursday, August 23 at 8 pm

The Performance Space presents Living Out Loud with Carol Rose

 Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door

“If you want to laugh, cry and be inspired, save the date of Thursday, August 23rd and come enjoy Carol Rose at the La Tienda Performance Space. “Living Out Loud” is her first performance and she will share experiences of her life through characters & monologue. Joining Carol with songs will be Maya McKnight

Call Carol at 5o5 660 9311 or Debbie at 505 577 6297 to purchase your tickets today!

Friday, August 24 at 7 pm

The Performance Space presents award winning singer/songwriters Byrd and Street all the way from Austin, TX

Description: ” …real Americana with integrity & soul…a blend that shines” “Impeccable vocal harmonies” combined with original award — winning Texas-Americana songwriting, Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street from Austin have been making songs together since 2001. Three-time nominees for “Best Vocal Duo” at the Texas Music Awards as well as “Best Female Vocalist” nominee in 2012, they have been two-time Kerrville New Folk Finalists. The duo’s Love Broke the Fall CD was #13 on the Folk DJ Charts in July ’09 and their latest CD, Then and Now CD made #27 last fall as well as the Texas Roots Chart. Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary) recently recorded one of their songs, Let Me Be Your Friend, a song for animal adoption. Joining Byrd & Street for this show will be Santa Fe local musician Dave Devlin of the Bootleg Prophets, on mandolin and dobro!“

Your music is full of hope and optimism mixed with a little humor, just what a weary world needs! Listening to it has improved my outlook on life.” D.M. Tyler TX

Website: http://www.byrdandstreet.com