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Oktoberfest!!!

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Oktoberfest will benefit the Solace Crisis Treatment Center. Live music, brats, activities for all ages. Saturday, October 24 from 12 – 4 pm. Music by American JeM. $5 admission, kids get in free.

Sidewalk Sale!!!

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La Tienda merchants are banding together on Saturday, August 29 for a center wide sidewalk sale. Utopia is blowing out Summer merchandise. Eldorado Hardware is clearing seasonal, housewares, and more! The Pink and The Blue, Eclectics, and Barn Dogs are also making room for fall product. The deals will be spectacular and the party will be a blast. Stay tuned for more details!

REEL NEW MEXICO presents Mother O’Keefe

O'KeeffeOn Thursday, January 8 at 7 PM, REEL NEW MEXICO will present Mother O’Keeffe, an interesting and opening documentary about famed artist Georgia O’Keeffe. The film is narrated by former New Mexico resident, Marsha Mason and produced and directed by fellow El Dorado resident, Richard Startzman, who will be our guest..  This film is one hour long and was released in 2007 and offers a very different look at artist Georgia O’Keeffe.

The documentary explores the relationship Georgia O’Keeffe had with a young boy whom she taught how to paint and continues to explore the controversy surrounding the identity of who really painted some of the most acclaimed watercolors of the 20th century.

You are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event.

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door will go for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634 or at nedludd76@hotmail.com

3rd Annual Cowgirl Christmas at La Tienda

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It’s almost time for Cowgirl Christmas at La Tienda in Eldorado – our favorite day of the year! This year it will be Saturday, December 6 from 10:00am – 4:00pm in building B.  We’ll have Joel Bernstein to sign his newest book due to be released just about then, an exhibit of art by Rick Regan (who designs our poster each year), a silent auction of the original oil painting he created just for Cowgirl Christmas 2014, a free drawing for Sahran, the 2014 limited edition Breyer model, free cookie decorating for children, 15% off sale on Carhartt and Breyer and some really great vendors.  Cowgirl Christmas has its own website at www.cowgirlchristmas2014.com where you can see the vendors who will attend and click on the name of their business to go directly to their website. This is a great opportunity for unique holiday shopping and it’s for a great cause!

All table money and the proceeds from the Silent Auction go to the Santa Fe Pony Club.  You can learn more about them at www.santafeponyclub.org.

 

REEL New Mexico Presents Bagdad Cafe

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On Thursday, November 13, at 7 pmREEL NEW MEXICO will present the delightful comedy, shot on Route 66, BAGDAD CAFE at the Performance Space at La Tienda in Eldorado. 
‘Bagdad Cafe” an adorable comic fable set in a ramshackle motel-restaurant on the edge of the Mojave Desert, is West German director Percy Adlon’s first English-language film. It is a triumphant teaming of Marianne Sagebrecht, the irresistible Rubens-esque star of Adlon’s “Sugarbaby,” and the formidable African American actress CCH Pounder.

This sparkling little gem is not just a hilarious and touching account of the friendship that develops between two women of jarringly different cultures. It also offers a renewed, endearingly quirky vision of America as the land of opportunity, not in the economic sense, but as a place with plenty of room for self-discovery and individuality.

Adlon celebrates the possibilities of a uniquely American sense of community, of harmony between disparate peoples, with an unabashed zest and affection that recalls vintage Frank Capra optimism, filtered through the sophisticated European detachment of a Billy Wilder.

Progressing from bleak reality to Utopian fantasy, “Bagdad Cafe,” which offers the flip side of “Paris, Texas,” is an inspired charmer of the first order abounding in images that recall the quaintly tinted post cards that preserve the history of roadside America. Shot entirely at a roadside cafe/motel in the Mojave Desert, the film was later turned into a television series which starred Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Stapleton.    (LA TIMES)

Additionally, you are now able to order and bring food and drink from La Plancha and enjoy it in the Performance Space, offering a casual dinner and a movie type event. 

The $5 suggested donation/admission at the door will go for expenses and to bring in filmmakers for other screenings.
 
For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466-1634 or at nedludd76@hotmail.com 

5 Year Anniversary and the Opening of Eldorado True Value Hardware

Some of you remember the tumbleweeds clusters in the doorways, the bare dirt tract that is now a parking lot, the empty brown halls.  To those that do, thank you for sticking with us, building with us, and making something from nothing with your giant hearts, helping hands, and ongoing support.

Wood is the symbol of the 5th. It represents strength and a solidified relationship. We think that’s appropriate. Over the last five years we’ve matured. Our businesses have strengthened and our relationship with you has grown and solidified. We feel vibrant, coursing with renewed energy and optimistic about the future and we are celebrating!

On Saturday, from 12 – 4 pm, we’re throwing a party. We have two amazing duos providing live music, three huge cakes, and more. Details on the duos are below, as are details on some of the other simultaneous celebrations.

Please join us and let us thank you personally for helping to make these five years so rewarding.

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It’s here. 2,900,012 parts have been sorted, hung, and somewhat organized. Okay, maybe not that many, but it sure feels like it. Our hats are off to every owner of every hardware store under the sun!

IMG_5295We’re not quite there yet, but we’re having a party to celebrate our opening and by Saturday, October 25, the floors will be swept, the clutter cleared, and the baby in the bucket returned (against her will) to the family that loves her.

Join us between 12 and 4 pm for free hot dogs, door prizes, and giveaways.

More importantly, help us celebrate with jokes and laughter, great conversations, and your suggestions for how we can make this hardware store even better.

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

http://transitionsmedia.com/category/trm-shows/  Click on “Listen live.) or tune in to KSFR at 11:00 am for a live interview with Donna Howell