Upcoming Events September 9 and 10

 

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers

Wednesday, September 9 at 7:30 pm. Pay what you can.

 

Reel New Mexico Presents:

Gas, Food, Lodging (1992)

Love and sex complicate the lives of Nora Evans (Brooke Adams) and her two teenage daughters in this smart, sassy film about coming of age in a small New Mexico town. Seventeen-year-old Trudi Evans (Ione Skye) is beautiful, rebellious and very promiscuous – much to the dismay of her mother. Her younger sister, Shade (Fairuza Balk), fantasizes about love while watching afternoon movie matinees. And Nora auditions a colorful cast of suitors while waiting tables in the local diner.

Life takes a wild turn when Trudi announces that she’s pregnant, and the father of her baby mysteriously disappears. The girls’ long lost father (James Brolin) appears out of nowhere, hoping to make up for lost time. Shaping their lives in unpredictable ways, each new change teaches Nora and her daughters about love, life and each other.

Filmed in Deming, NM, this is also the first New Mexico made movie ever directed by a woman, (Allison Anders). It is 100 minutes long.

Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 and you can also bring food and drink into the theatre, thanks to the courtesy of our friends at the La Plancha Restaurant.
For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466.1634 or nedludd76@hotmail.com

 

 

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Upcoming Events through February 14

Reel New Mexico Returns

On Thursday, February 12, at 7.00 pm,   REEL NEW MEXICO will present RED SKY AT MORNING, a 1971 film that was shot mostly in the Santa Fe/Galisteo/Truchas area.

Based on the novel by Richard Bradford, who lived in Santa Fe for many years, this is a quiet coming of age tale in the early days of World War II. Richard Thomas stars as Joshua, whose well-to-do family moves from the deep south to New Mexico at the outbreak of the war. His father (Richard Crenna) is called to service, and it is up to Joshua to help take charge of the family home, as his mother (Claire Bloom) falls into a well of self-pity, longing for the amenities that were available to her at the family home in Alabama, while falling prey to a sycophantic cousin who mooches off Joshua’s father’s generosity. Co-stars Desi Arnaz, Jr. and Cathy Burns help introduce Joshua to his new life in New Mexico.

You are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event.

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door will go for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.

Screening on Thursday, March 12, 2015- The Milagro Man: The Irrepressible Multicultural Life and Literary Times of John Nichols‘, a 75 minute documentary film about one of New Mexico’s most noted authors, whose works include ‘The Milagro Beanfield War’.  Nichols will be our INVITED guest (no confirmation of his attendance at press time-title subject to change)

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634 or at nedludd76@hotmail.com.

 

Valentine’s Dinner and Dance with American Jem

Saturday, February 14 at 7 pm. Tickets $55. Includes three course dinner and champagne.
 
New Year’s Eve was a smashing success – 
We sold out! Who would’ve guessed?
Many guests suggested that American JeM play
And do the dinner thing again this Valentine’s Day!
 
Doesn’t matter if you’re hitched or single
We’ll seat you at seven for drinks and a mingle.
A table for two or a table for five
The more the merrier, It’s a Saturday night!
 
Come either way and enjoy the great food
Of Chef Juan Carlos and his hard-working crew.
American JeM’s “Heart Rock Cafe”
Would be a great way to enjoy your Valentine’s Day!
 
TO BOOK YOUR TABLE TODAY: 
Call 505-670-8604 to request a reservation form, 
or reply to this email, or email triojem@outlook.com 

Upcoming Events January 2 – 9

O'KeeffeOn Thursday, January 8 at 7 PM, REEL NEW MEXICO will present Mother O’Keeffe, an interesting and opening documentary about famed artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The film is narrated by former New Mexico resident, Marsha Mason and produced and directed by fellow El Dorado resident, Richard Startzman, who will be our guest..  This film is one hour long and was released in 2007 and offers a very different look at artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

The documentary explores the relationship Georgia O’Keeffe had with a young boy whom she taught how to paint and continues to explore the controversy surrounding the identity of who really painted some of the most acclaimed watercolors of the 20th century.

You are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event.

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door will go for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634 or at nedludd76@hotmail.com

 

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Dance Party with The Rudy Boy Experiment

 The Rudy Boy Experiment is back at The Performance Space on Friday, January 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Shake off the winter doldrums, or keep the party going, and join us for some great R&B!

Get down, get dirty, and get home early. $10 suggested cover, but pay what you can. Everyone welcome!

 

Upcoming Events — December 12 – December 31

REEL New Mexico Presents:
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On Thursday, December 11, at 6.30 pm, (PLEASE NOTE EARLY START TIME)  REEL NEW MEXICO will present the only Christmas themed feature film ever shot in New Mexico at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado, along with a special surprise holiday treat- a screening (at least in part) of am Emmy nominated but slightly cheesy holiday television special shot in Santa Fe and Lamy in the late 70’s, featuring some very well known singers and performers of the time.  It is great fun and we’ll not tell you who the guests performers are!

MIRACLE IN THE WILDERNESS (1992, 88 minutes, filmed in northern New Mexico, in the Santa Fe Nat’l Forest and on Johnson Mesa)– Miracle in the Wilderness is a Christmas drama based on the novella by Paul Gallico in which a frontier woman tells her story of Christmas to the leader of the Blackfoot people who have kidnapped her family. As she speaks, he envisions the story as it would occur in American Indian tradition.

The film takes a very unique and interesting look at a traditional Christmas story and allows viewers to see how other people may view one’s personal beliefs.

The film stars Kris Kristofferson, Kim Cattrell (Sex and the City, Sensitive Skin).

You are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event.

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door will go for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.

Screening on Thursday, January 8, 2015- ‘Mother O’Keeffe’, narrated by former New Mexico resident, Marsha Mason and produced and directed by fellow El Dorado resident, Richard Startzman.  This film is one hour long and was released in 2007 and offers a very different look at artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634 or at nedludd76@hotmail.com

 

Twelfth Night Performance

Upstart Crows of Santa Fe – a fledgling company of young actors collaborating on productions of Shakespeare’s plays – present their first performance of scenes from Twelfth Night, at The Performance Space on Friday, December 19th at 7 p.m. 

The cast of three actors and their director, Anna Farkas, make Shakespeare’s comedy come to life with music, stage-fighting, and  the Bard’s unmatchable language.

Twelfth Night  is a comedy about mistaken identity, in which a young woman dresses as a young man in order to be close to the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. The cast includes an ensemble of foolish characters such as Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, and the pompous Malvolio.  The cast performs many roles through quick changes which allows the actors to take turns performing all of the parts in different scenes.

This will be the Crow’s first production in Santa Fe, though the director and founder has over a decade’s experience bringing classic theater to the stage with young actors in Madison, Wisconsin.. The group is a non-profit Shakespeare program for young people age 11-18 whose mission is to help Santa Fe youth experience these immortal plays first-hand, exploring Shakespeare’s language and meaning with the help of experienced directors. There are no auditions to join – all that is needed is a desire to participate and engage in the rehearsal process. The program connects young people to some of the greatest writing the human race has produced while fostering an atmosphere of creativity and enjoyment. It’s an amazing mix of fun and accomplishment and we’re eager to share it with you.

For more information, see our website, http://www.upstartcrowsofsantafe.org, and on Facebook. at Upstart Crows of Santa Fe

 

A Very Special New Year’s Eve with American JeM 

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Come enjoy the intimate setting, and great acoustics of The Performance Space on New Year’s Eve with American JeM and La Plancha Restaurant.  Music, more music, a three-course dinner with Champagne, decorations, and dancing to ring in 2015 ($60 per person). Reservations Required.

Dinner begins at 7:00PM and American JeM will begin their “New York” New Year’s Eve music set at 8:30PM.   We’ll make lots of noise and ring in the New Year at 10:00PM (Midnight in New York).  Then  continue playing for anybody who wants to stay past 10:00PM and ring in the New Year again on the Mountain Standard Midnight Hour!!!

The Performance Space will be THE PLACE TO BE on New Year’s Eve with American JeM, Chef Juan Carlos and his delighful and efficient La Plancha wait staff who will be serving:

SALAD: Mixed Greens with La Plancha’s house vinaigrette.
ENTREE CHOICES:

1. Ribeye Tampiqueña – Served with mashed potatoes, black beans, and mixed vegetables
2. Salmon Tropical (tropicalfruit salsa) or Salmon Blanco (white winecream sauce)
served with rice, black beans and mixed vegetables.
3. Pollo Invierno – Roasted chicken wrapped in bacon served with mashed potatoes,
black beans, and mixed vegetables.
DESSERT: Chocolate Flan Cake
CHAMPAGNE (1 glass per patron)
Open bar service available at La Plancha until 11:00PM

Please open the attached flyer as well for additional information about American JeM’s “New York” New Year’s Eve and then reserve your table soon.  Seating is limited.

 

Upcoming Events — November 6 – 13

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Friday, November 6 at 6:30 PM

The Rudy Boy Experiment returns for a fabulous R&B Dance Party. $10 cover (or pay what you can).

Saturday, November 7 at 7 pm

The Groovegazms and After School Special are coming together to provide entertainment the whole family can jam to. It has been our vision for some time to provide events that create a sense of community through music. Both bands cover a variety of genres including Motown classics, Reggae, and R&B with our own unique flare. This is a free event in hopes of more family events to come. We look forward to raising the vibration with you.

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On Thursday, November 13, at 7 pmREEL NEW MEXICO will present the delightful comedy, shot on Route 66, BAGDAD CAFE at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado.

‘Bagdad Cafe” an adorable comic fable set in a ramshackle motel-restaurant on the edge of the Mojave Desert, is West German director Percy Adlon’s first English-language film. It is a triumphant teaming of Marianne Sagebrecht, the irresistible Rubens-esque star of Adlon’s “Sugarbaby,” and the formidable African American actress CCH Pounder.

This sparkling little gem is not just a hilarious and touching account of the friendship that develops between two women of jarringly different cultures. It also offers a renewed, endearingly quirky vision of America as the land of opportunity, not in the economic sense, but as a place with plenty of room for self-discovery and individuality.

Adlon celebrates the possibilities of a uniquely American sense of community, of harmony between disparate peoples, with an unabashed zest and affection that recalls vintage Frank Capra optimism, filtered through the sophisticated European detachment of a Billy Wilder.

Progressing from bleak reality to Utopian fantasy, “Bagdad Cafe,” which offers the flip side of “Paris, Texas,” is an inspired charmer of the first order abounding in images that recall the quaintly tinted post cards that preserve the history of roadside America. Shot entirely at a roadside cafe/motel in the Mojave Desert, the film was later turned into a television series which starred Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton.    (LA TIMES)

Additionally, you are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event.

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door will go for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.
For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634 or at nedludd76@hotmail.com

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.

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 http://www.reelnewmexico.com . 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.