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

510 717 6434

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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!!