2nd Annual Storytelling Feast

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The 2nd Annual Storytelling Feast to benefit The Food Depot will be held at The Performance Space on Saturday, November 23rd from 3 to 4:30 pm. It is sponsored by the Storytellers of New Mexico and will feature tellers Joe Hayes, Gail Mariner, Steven Pla, Mary Ellen Gonzales and Cynthia Dobson. Sherry Hooper, Executive Director of The Food Depot will tell of the work being done to end hunger in Northern New Mexico. This family friendly event is FREE and there will be refreshments and prizes. A donation of food or money for The Food Depot will be gratefully accepted.

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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.

Upcoming Events — June 11 – June 21

REEL NEW MEXICO PRESENTS

Becoming Eduardo

On Thursday, June 13, Reel New Mexico is excited to present “Becoming Eduardo,” an award-winning feature film directed by Rod McCall of Las Cruces. McCall will discuss the film and take questions from the audience after the screening. The program starts at 7 p.m. at La Tienda Center in Eldorado.

Based on the novel Alternative Ed, by LouAnne Johnson, “Becoming Eduardo” tells the story of Eddie Corazon. At sixteen, the former straight-A student has become a juvenile delinquent attending an alternative high school in Rosablanca, New Mexic. There he falls in love with a college-bound girl and discovers he has a knack for poetry. But a few bad choices result in Eddie’s being sent to live with his bachelor uncle Tio in Truth or Consequences. There he takes to calling himself Eduardo, as his exposure ot Tio’s way of life shatters his masculine stereotypes and inspires himself to view himself – and the world – in a new light.

Director Rod McCall, who will discuss the film, teaches Storyboarding and Directing at New Mexico State University. Julian Alcaraz, the actor who plays Eddie, has gone on to become a regular in the new cable version of “90210” and is one of the leads in the big studio remake of “Red Dawn.” “Becoming Eduardo” has been shown at 17 film festivals throughout the world and won three awards at the Santa Fe Film Festival in 2009.

http://www.reelnewmexico.com

 

Salsa Returns with Son Como Son

On June 15, a group of volunteers called the Vista Grande Social Club are bringing us the fourth in a series of Saturday Night Salsa Parties.  Once again, The Performance Space at La Tienda will be transformed into the hottest club in town, with original Cuban salsa delivered by the nine-piece, big band sound of Son Como Son.  Featuring some of New Mexico’s top latin and jazz musicians, Son Como Son will make a rare appearance in Santa Fe to the delight of local dancers and all lovers of live music.  Included in the $10 cover charge is a salsa dance lesson by Tony Perez and Hayley Constable of MamboFe from 8:15 – 9:00.  The band starts at 9:00 pm with beer, wine and food served up at our own La Plancha restaurant.

Thursday Night Country Dance with Buffalo Nickle

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Thursday Night Country Dance – Turn an ordinary Thursday night into a two-stepping, swing and line country dance fest with music from Steve Rose and Brian Mclane, Buffalo Nickel and dance lessons to get you doing all the moves that make country dancing easy, fun and pretty fancy.

Of course you don’t need a dime a dance when you have Buffalo Nickel on stage. Give the fitness equip. a break and lift up your spirit and body the old fashioned western way on the dance floor, and you don’t need a partner when the line dancing starts.

Thursday nights beginning June 20 at 7 pm at The Performance Space. No Cover!!!

 

Upcoming Events

Dinner and a Movie

 La Plancha at La Tienda Dinner & Film Evening

Wednesday, June 5, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dinner Buffet (Prix Fixe Menu) & Film:  $35

Film Only Admission:  $15 – Limited to 10

Happy Hour/Cash Bar: 5:00 p.m.
Buffet Dinner Begins 5:30 p.m.

Movie Begins: 6:30 p.m. (Film is 120 minutes)

Post-screening Discussion: 8:30 p.m. led by CIR member, Rob Reider

La Plancha de Eldorado is a casual latin grill that features a large menu of original recipes and unique flavors. It is Eldorado’s best kept secret! On this evening, La Plancha will offer a dinner buffet including an assortment of appetizers, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Grilled Chicken Breast & Salmon, their fabulous grilled vegetables, rice and traditional desserts.

The Sea Inside – 2004 Spanish film written, produced, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenabar. It is based on the real-life story of Ramon Sampedro (played by Javier Bardem), a Galician ship mechanic left quadriplegic after a diving accident and his 29-year campaign in support of euthanasia and the right to end his life.

The Sea Inside won the 2004 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, the 2004 Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and 14 Goya Awards including awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

 

Firefly Storytelling Evening 

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Firefly “The only thing truer than truth is a story.” June 6 premiers Santa Fe’s newest storytelling evening, Firefly. Six storytellers will share their personal experiences on the theme, “Game Changers”. Come out to The Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado to hear true stories about the moments in one’s life that change everything and after which, nothing will ever be the same. Tickets are $10 at the door. Cash only. Beer, wine and soft drinks available next door. 7:00 to 9:00, Thursday, June 6th.

200 New Mexico Poems

200 New Mexico Poems: 100 Poems Celebrating the Past, 100 More for the Future, is a dynamic celebration of New Mexico’s centennial through poetry. Its mission is to promote a broader understanding of the state’s unusual beauty and delicate ecology as well as foster a greater awareness of its distinct blend of cultural influences. Above all, the project shows that New Mexico’s enchantment is derived from its people, its stories and literature, and the aesthetics of its environment.

 

Since its inception, 200 New Mexico Poems has received positive reception and encouragement from people all over the United States. The quantity, quality, and uniqueness of submissions represented are outstanding and represent a wide and varied perspective of the state, which is not limited to residents of the region. New Mexico is often little understood by those who have never visited it and is likewise loved by many who have ventured even briefly across its borders. This collection provides the country, even the world, with a stunning multifaceted and layered interpretation of the state of New Mexico.

 

Featured readers include these contributing poets: Mary Dudley, Gayle Lauradunn,

Jamie Figueroa, Pamela Yenser, Kelly Yenser, John Macker, Katherine DeBlassie, Janet Eigner, Kimberly Mathes, Kayce Verde, Susan Gardner, H. Marie Aragón, Katherine Seluja, Roy Beckemeyer, Michelle Holland, Georgia Santa Maria, Joanne Bodin, Karin Bradbery, Linda Monacelli-Johnson, Jules Nyquist, Jane Shoenfeld, and more!

 

200 New Mexico Poems

Poetry Reading,

May 19th, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 PM,

The Performance Space,

7 Caliente Rd.,

Eldorada at Santa Fe, NM (Ten Miles Southeast of Santa Fe)

2:00 to 4:00 PM

 

 

 

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!!