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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.

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

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 FREE reading is not for the faint of heart.

Fatal-JourneysLucy 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.

IMG_0035IN 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.

Bitterroot_new_subtitleDestiny 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.

This event is sponsored by Utopia, The General Store for the Modern Age.

Vista Grande Social Club

On Saturday night, January 11, the Vista Grande Social Club brings you another Saturday Night Salsa Party.  Once again, The Performance Space at La Tienda will be transformed into the hottest club in town, with Cuban-style salsa delivered by local favorites “Havana Son”. Inspired by the traditional sounds of Cuban street music, Havana Son provides a lively, danceable mix of salsa, merengue and cha cha’s.  
The evening starts off with a salsa dance lesson by David Lopez of Heart and Soul Studio from 8:00 – 9:00. The basic steps are simple, and the beginner lesson is a great way to introduce new dancers to a simple step and the rhythm of salsa music.  Havana Son plays from 9:00 – 12:30 with DJ Gabe “Aztech Sol” Ortega spinning classic dance tunes during the breaks.  Beer, wine and food is served up at our own La Plancha restaurant.  There is a $10 cover and a request for an additional $2 donation for those who can afford it to help cover expenses. 

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.

REEL New Mexico presents “Buck”

REEL NEW MEXICO

May 9, 7 p.m. at La Tienda

Sundance Audience Award winner

 “BUCK”

On Thursday, May 9, Reel New Mexico is proud to present “Buck,” a stunning documentary about a horse trainer best described as a real life horse whisperer.

The New York Times called it “mesmerizing viewing [that] holds your attention and heart.” Salon termed it “impossible to resist.” The Los Angeles Times hailed it as “an exceptional slice of Americana [that] transports us to a better world. At the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, “Buck” won the Audience Choice award.

This richly textured and visually stunning documentary follows master horseman Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. He eschews the violence of his upbringing, teaching people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Filmed throughout the West, “Buck” is a truly American story of a man who dramatically transforms horses – and people – with understanding , compassion and respect. You don’t need to know horses to love this beautiful, haunting tale.

John Parks, of Trinity Ranch just south of Eldorado, has known and worked with Buck for more than two decades and counts him as a close friend. Immediately following the screening, he will answer audience questions about Buck the man and about his amazing techniques.

Reel New Mexico presents films with a New Mexico connection on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m. in The Performance Space in La Tienda Center, off Avenida Vista Grande at 285. For a truly memorable evening, don’t miss “Buck” on May 9. A contribution of five dollars is suggested at the door. Directions to the venue are at http://www.reelnewmexico.com

REEL New Mexico Presents: Globalized Soul

globalized soul
On Thursday, April 11, Reel New Mexico is proud to present “Globalized Soul,”
a film by Cynthia Lukas and Kell Stearns, whose “Rumi Returning” drew a capacity crowd last year.
The program starts at 7 p.m. at La Tienda Center in Eldorado
The Performance Space.  

Following in the mystical tradition of “Rumi Returning,” “Globalized Soul: Stories from the Tipping Point to a New World” presents a mystic tour of humanity’s longing for love and peace. It features the spiritual wisdom of the Dalai Lama and sacred activists such as Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bukhari. A lavish visual odyssey, it was filmed in India, Turkey, Morocco, Israel, Mexico, the U.S. and the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia and set to the music of Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar. 

Arun Ghandi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, pronounced the film “a sensitively made film on peace [that] leaves you with a positive feeling that peace is possible if we know how to build it.” 

SANTA FE POET LAUREATE JON DAVIS TO HOST POETRY READING

DavisJonSANTA FE POET LAUREATE JON DAVIS TO HOST POETRY READING AT THE PERFORMANCE SPACE IN ELDORADO

 On Sunday, March 24, from 3-4:30 pm, Eldorado resident and Santa Fe Poet Laureate Jon Davis will host “Santa Fe Poets 1,” the first of six readings that will take place over the next fifteen months at various venues in and around Santa Fe. Each reading will feature a different group of five poets reading with the poet laureate.

At this first reading, Davis will read from a new manuscript and from his most recent book, Preliminary Report, published by Copper Canyon Press in 2010. In addition to being Santa Fe’s fourth poet laureate, Davis is director of the new Low Residency MFA Program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, where he has taught for 22 years.

 The other readers will be Dana Levin, who teaches at Santa Fe University of Art & Design and is the author of three books, including Sky Burial (Copper Canyon Press, 2011); Gabe Gomez, author of The Outer Bands (U. of Notre Dame Press, 2006) and Seed Bank (Mouthfeel Books, 2012); Ungelbah Daniel Davila, author of the chapbook Outlaw Neon, which is forthcoming in Effigies II from Salt Press; and Deborah Casillas, whose poems have appeared in Ontario Review, Crab Orchard Review, Prairie Schooner, and North American Review.

Suggested donation of $2 to support The Performance Space at La Tienda, but no one will be turned away. For more information, call Jon Davis at 424.2365 or e-mail him at jdavissimo52@gmail.com.

Questions on the Wall

Questions on the Wall

A multi-voiced poetry reading that weaves film, images and perspective featuring Catherine Ferguson, Colleen Carias, Katherine Seluja, Laurie Hilton AND guests.

At The Performance Space, Sunday March 17 at 2 pm.

Katherine Seluja speaks in the tradition of nurse poets, has received regional awards for her short stories as well as her poetry. Co-author of Braided Voices, she has been published in numerous journals.

Catherine Ferguson, Galisteo artist, short story writer,  featured poet of Malpais Review, co-author of The Sound a Raven Makes. Her poetry and images are featured in whynotapoem production films.

Colleen Carias, poet-filmmaker, her poems appear in journals in print and online. She is a co-author of Braided Voices and producer of why no a poem productions.

Laurie Hilton’s poetry appears in several journals. She is a co-author of Braided Voices, a selection in the last NMWABF.

Nosotros and Salsa!!!


Saturday, March 2 at The Performance Space

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!

Mardi Gras Celebration

Mardi Gras celebration at La Tienda

Mardi Gras celebration at La Tienda

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