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

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Upcoming Events

Barbarians at the Gate

Stravinsky, Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes

On Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., a multimedia presentation entitled Barbarians at the Gate – Stravinsky, Diaghilev & the Ballets Russes, narrated by Tom Maguire, will be offered free to the general public at the Performance Space at La Tienda at 7 Caliente Road in Eldorado. This event is presented by Destiny Allison Fine Art as part of the salon series: Art in the 21st Century.

This presentation will offer a detailed look at the time between the first season of Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes in 1909 and Diaghilev’s death in Venice two decades later.  Mr. Maguire will examine the artistic forces and personalities that forged a reinvigoration of the art of ballet.  The presentation will also explore the effect that the visual artists, composers, librettists, choreographers, dancers and designers associated with the Ballets Russes had, not only on that organization, but also on their own art forms and the cultural life of Europe in general.  The presentation will concentrate on the work of composers Stravinsky, Ravel, Milhaud, Satie, Debussy and Prokofiev; visual artists Benois, Picasso, Rouault, Gris, Picabia, Bakst and Braque and choreographers Fokine, Massine, Nijinsky, Nijinska and Balanchine.  These artists and their influence on the artistic life of Europe, in general, and Paris, in particular, will be chronicled; along with the aristocrats, members of high society and the business class, donors and sponsors who made their work possible.

Mr. Maguire augments the research he has done on the Ballets Russes with material gleaned from the most recent publications on the subject.  Visual and musical materials are selected from several sources including Mr. Maguire’s extensive collection. Barbarians at the Gate dramatically explores the artistic explosion that Serge Diaghilev unleashed on Western Europe as he brought; first visual arts, then opera and finally ballet from mother Russia to the salons and theatres of Paris.  In stunning visuals accompanied by music clips, Barbarians at the Gate traces not only the history of the company, but also its effect on all of the arts in the early 20th century.

What:

The Ballets Russes:  An Audio-Visual Presentation

When: Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 P.M.

Admission:  FREE

The Best Live Comedy!TM  Starring Eddie Tafoya

April 7th you’re invited to enjoy The Best Live Comedy!TM   At The Performance Space 7 Caliente Rd, Santa Fe, NM Located just 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, The Performance Space has ample parking and is conveniently nestled inside La Plancha de Eldorado, one of Santa Fe’s best restaurants! Food and drinks are available before and during this special event from La Plancha de Eldorado.

Doors open at 6:30pm The Best Live Comedy at 7pm to 8:30pm

This mostly clean comedy event is part of The Best Live Comedy!TM  PG-13 Tour starring The Comediologist, Eddie Tatoya PhD. Is a professor of American Literature and Creative Writing at Highlands University, Las   Vegas, NM. Author of, “The Legacy of the Wisecrack; Stand Up Comedy as the Great American Literary Form” and “Icons of African-American Comedy.” Native of Albuquerque he’s been on MY50TV and featured on TV’s “After After Party with Steven Michael Quezada and The James Douglas Show!” In 2011, Eddie was voted “Funniest Comedian in New Mexico” by New Mexico’s other comedians. He plays clubs thru out the South West.

Host and MC of this LAUGHTER FEST is Rev. Stephen HA HA Hunt, formerly of The 1st Church of Sex & Ice Cream! He’s appeared in numerous films and TV shows including placing 8th in HBO’s Lucky 21. He’s played clubs, bars and casinos from New Mexico’s Ohkay Casino, Buffalo Thunder, to New York’s Gotham Comedy Club!

Featuring two other comedians who also have appeared often on MY50TV the talented Davyd Roseman and the “Raunchy Russian,” Marianna Marchenko. Special guest “Smitty” first performed four our country’s service men and women in a talent show. “Smitty,” Stephen Smith, won The Best Live Comedy Contest! VIII

Tickets are just $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Discount tickets are available now at www.TheBestLiveComedy.com or by calling 505-340-4654.

The Best Live Comedy PG 13 Tour

 
Come out for a night of laughs as La Tienda and The Performance Space present “The Best Live Comedy PG-13 Tour”.
 
Saturday, March 3 at 7 pm. 
Presale tickets are $15.00 at www.TheBestLiveComedy.com
or call 505-340-4654. Tickets at the door are $20.
 
Visiting from Albuquerque we have Stephen ‘HAHA” Hunt, Goldie Garcia, Roger C. Blair, and Keith Breckenridge. With appearances at comedy clubs in NY, LA, and Vegas (the big one), TV, casinos and talent shows, these performers are sure to put on a show you don’t want to miss.