Upcoming Events June 1 – June 14

Eldorado Garden Tour
The 3rd Annual Eldorado Area Gardening Tour is coming up on Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The tour features six residential gardens and the 1.5-acre El Dorado School Community Garden. Unlike most garden tours, this one’s free. It also puts a big emphasis on education. Master gardeners and resident gardeners will be available at all gardens to act as docents and answer questions.
The tour starts at La Tienda, where visitors can pick up a free map for the self-guided tour. Also available for a $5 donation is a “goody bag” full of seeds, coupons and other garden-related items and information. Proceeds from the donations go to Eldorado Fire and Rescue Services.
Come see some great gardens and support your local volunteer firefighters!

The Best Live Comedy

Comedy returns on June 9 at 8:00 pm at The Performance Space.
Join Stephen Ha Ha Hunt and his team of pro comedians for an evening of laughs!  $15/ advance, $20/door.
Advance tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
On Thursday, June 14 at 7:00 pm, Reel New Mexico, a monthly series showcasing independent films with a New Mexico connection, presents three short films by filmmakers, who will be present at the screening to discuss their works. Two of the films “Eighty Years through the Lens” and “The Road to Tantura,” are premieres. The third, “A Piece of Pie,” has won multiple festival awards.

“The Road to Tartura” is by Hala Gabriel, a Los Angeles resident currently working in Santa Fe. Tantura was her parents’ small village in Palestine. In 1948, when the State of Israel was created, they and their fellow villagers were forced to leave. Through interviews with the now scattered villagers and the Israeli soldiers whose orders were to wipe Tantura off the map, Gabriel seeks to reconstruct what happened, “so forgotten voices can be heard and all of us can heal and move forward.” She submitted”The Road to Tantura” as an unfinished film for audience feedback.

“Eighty Years Through the Lens” is the work of Santa Fean Kevin J. Kelly who, after a career as a clinical psychologist, began making films four years ago. This film explores the life and work of 89-year-old George T. Henry, who has been the official photographer at a small Midwestern college for the past 68 years. Henry’s other accomplishments include flying B-24 bombers in World War II, serving as a white-water river guide for 45 years and, recently, photographing wild black bears in northern Minnesota. Kelly will be present to discuss the film.

“A Piece of Pie” was directed by Santa Fe’s Janet Davidson, who will discuss the work. It is a short narrative comedy about a contest for a piece of pie that escalates into a gunfight. Inspired by early Clint Eastwood westerns, it pits the old, wild West against the new, citified West. After its debut at the Santa Fe Film Festival, where its script won the prestigious Governor’s Cup, it went on to take numerous other awards and honors, including Best Short Comedy at the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles, the Audience Award at the New Mexico Filmmakers Festival and a regional win for International Women’s Day.

Suggested admission is five dollars at the door.  For more information about REEL NEW MEXICO, go to www.reelnewmexico.com




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