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 22 – November 24

Storytelling Feast to Benefit The Food Depot

 The 3rd Annual Storytelling Feast to benefit The Food Depot will be held on Saturday, November 22 3 to 4:30 pm at The Performance Space at La Tienda, Eldorado. It will feature renown storyteller Joe Hayes as well as Terry Foxx, Steven Pla, and Sarah Malone. In addition, Sherry Hooper, Executive Director of The Food Depot will tell of the work being done in northern New Mexico to help end hunger.The event is free but donations of food and money for The Food Depot will greatly appreciated. 

Open Mic Night

 Please join us on Monday, November 24 for our second open mic night revival, featuring the locally legendary Girls Garage Band.There are still 3- 20 minute slots available for solo or duo acts. if you want to play please contact us at 505-986-1753.Remember food and adult beverage service is now available in the performance space, so please come and join us for a fun evening.
Note the format will be amended and the GGB will play from 6pm to 7:30 so band members who live in Northern New Mexico can make it home before  bed check.Solo  and duo performers will start at 7:45 pm.

Flamenco Music and Dance

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Add a dash of mystery, several drops of surprise, and an overflowing cup of good humor to your day by joining the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance for ¡Bailar, Amar, Cantar, Vivir! The show features Flamenco and traditional Spanish pieces performed in true flamenco “tablao” style by a professional company with local roots.
 
The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 organization which brings together local artists to perform, teach and preserve the art of Spanish Dance.
 
When:              Saturday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
                        Sunday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.
Where:             The Performance Space
Admission:        General, $15 adults, $8 ages 18 and under
                         Pay at the door cash or check only or reserve ahead at PajaritoSpanishDance.brownpapertickets.com. Seating opens 30 minutes before the show.
or (505) 412-0104

Firefly Storytelling Event

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Friday, July 25th from 7:00 to 9:00

Is the next evening of Santa Fe’s newest storytelling evening, Firefly.  Six storytellers will share their personal experiences on the theme, “Go Big Or Go Home”.  Come out to The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado to hear true stories about peak experiences and triumphs over adversity. Tickets are $10 at the door. Beer, wine and soft drinks available at La Plancha restaurant next door.

January Events

Vista Grande Social Club Presents

Havana Son and DJ Aztech Sol. Saturday, January 11. Free Salsa lesson from 8-9. Live music from 9-12:30 at The Performance Space. $10 cover.

 

 

A Dark Literary Event

Join us Thursday, January 30 at 6 pm for an unnerving look at human nature. Authors Lucy Taylor, Diane Thomas, and Destiny Allison will read from their new novels, chill a January night, and enliven the hearts and minds of a riveted audience. This reading is not for the faint of heart.

Lucy Taylor is a Stoker-award winning horror and dark fantasy writer whose fiction has appeared in over a hundred anthologies. She recently relocated to Eldorado from Pismo Beach, CA. FATAL JOURNEYS is a collection of stories about travelers who venture into regions both macabre and seductive, on the earth and within the psyche. 

IN WILDERNESS author Diane Thomas has an MFA from Columbia University, studied in the Creative Writing program at Georgia State University, and worked as a newspaper reporter, theatre and film critic and magazine feature writer in Atlanta, before moving to Santa Fe in 2009. Her debut novel, THE YEAR THE MUSIC CHANGED, won a coveted starred review and a “recommended for all collections” from Library Journal and has been published in Italian and Japanese. 

Destiny Allison is the award winning author of SHAPING DESTINY. Her third book, BITTERROOT, was released in October, 2013. “Intense. so many twist and turns you really do not know who to trust,” says one review. “Fabulous story, expertly written and paced, very absorbing,” says another. 

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.

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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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