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Great Music, Great Dancing

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Join us on Friday, August 1 for a rockin’, dancin’ special treat! Caitlin Alexander has a voice you won’t believe. This scrawy, young thing belts Aretha Franklin like, well, Aretha. Little Leroy and His Pack of Lies are a dynamite classic rock cover band. If you love the Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, and other great bands of the 70’s, you’ll love dancing to this band. We do. That’s why we’ve invited them. For more info, click here.
They’ll be on stage at The Performance Space from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Get down, get dirty, and get done early! 

If You Love American Jem, You Will Love Byrd and Street

Join us on Sunday, August 3 for Byrd and Street. In town from Austin, Texas, this award winning duo is backed by a great band and there will be five fab musicians on stage. You’ll think they’re playing some Country cover songs, but their not. Tommy Byrd wrote them and they got picked up by some of the greats.

Two Stepping, Waltzing, and other swirl around the dance floor music is on the agenda.
They’ll be on stage at The Performance Space from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 at the door. Doors open at 6 pm.

Get a taste of the duo on Transitions Radio Magazine Sun morning from 8-11 (98.1fm or  Click on “Listen live.) or tune in to KSFR at 11:00 am for a live interview with Donna Howell

Meet Gubernatorial Candidate, Howie Morales

Please join hosts Glenn Wikle & Bernie Logue as they welcome Senator Howie Morales FOR GOVERNOR For a conversation about the future of New Mexico families Investing in real results for Education, Economy, Environment, Seniors & Working Families

“The only Democrat running for governor who was able to cut though the rhetoric
and offer positive solutions to the mess Susana has created of our educational
system.” – Endorsed by Senator Bill Souls

Join Senator Howie Morales at a MEET & GREET CAMPAIGN FUNDRAISER at the La Tienda in Eldorado, New Mexico as he continues to restore New Mexican values to our state and move New Mexico Forward! La Tienda at Eldorado 7 Caliente Road Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Suggested Minimum Donation $25
Sunday, May 4, 2014
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM For more information, please contact Julio Salazar at

Two Great Films


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.


 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 . 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”


May 9, 7 p.m. at La Tienda

Sundance Audience Award winner


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


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