Archive for Entertainment

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


American JeM and a Very Special New Year’s Eve Celebration


Come enjoy the intimate setting, and great acoustics of The Performance Space on New Year’s Eve with American JeM and La Plancha Restaurant.  Music, more music, a three-course dinner with Champagne, decorations, and dancing to ring in 2015 ($60 per person). Reservations Required.

Dinner begins at 7:00PM and American JeM will begin their “New York” New Year’s Eve music set at 8:30PM.   We’ll make lots of noise and ring in the New Year at 10:00PM (Midnight in New York).  Then  continue playing for anybody who wants to stay past 10:00PM and ring in the New Year again on the Mountain Standard Midnight Hour!!!The Performance Space will be THE PLACE TO BE on New Year’s Eve with American JeM, Chef Juan Carlos and his delighful and efficient La Plancha wait staff who will be serving:

SALAD: Mixed Greens with La Plancha’s house vinaigrette.


1. Ribeye Tampiqueña – Served with mashed potatoes, black beans, and mixed vegetables
2. Salmon Tropical (tropicalfruit salsa) or Salmon Blanco (white winecream sauce)
served with rice, black beans and mixed vegetables.
3. Pollo Invierno – Roasted chicken wrapped in bacon served with mashed potatoes,
black beans, and mixed vegetables.

DESSERT: Chocolate Flan Cake

CHAMPAGNE (1 glass per patron)

Open bar service available at La Plancha until 11:00PM

Please open the attached flyer as well for additional information about American JeM’s “New York” New Year’s Eve and then reserve your table soon.  Seating is limited.

Flamenco Music and Dance!

Add a dash of mystery, several drops of surprise, and an overflowing cup of good humor to your day by joining the Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance for ¡Bailar, Amar, Cantar, Vivir! The show features Flamenco and traditional Spanish pieces performed in true flamenco “tablao” style by a professional company with local roots.

The Pajarito Spanish Dance Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 organization which brings together local artists to perform, teach and preserve the art of Spanish Dance.
When:           Saturday, November 15, 7:00 p.m.
                       Sunday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.
Where:          The Performance Space
Admission:   General, $15 adults, $8 ages 18 and under
                        Pay at the door cash or check only or reserve ahead at Seating opens 30 minutes before the show.
or (505) 412-0104

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.



What do Lucky Gagin, Henry Fonda, Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Divine, Rosalind Russell, Warren Beatty and Johnny Cash all have in common?They will all be on the big screen at the Performance Space on Thursday, Oct 9 at 7 pm as part of a presentation of Made in Santa Fe films. All seats, $5.00- cheap! AND you can bring food over from La Plancha! 

Presented by New Mexico film historian Jeff Berg, this program will include approximately 15 clips from movies that have been filmed in or around Santa Fe since 1936.  The clips run from 2-5 minutes and after each, Berg offers live narration and strongly encourages audience participation (except for throwing things) during the 90-100 minute program.

A fun blend of comedy, action, and scenes from known and little known movies, this program will mark the return of REEL NEW MEXICO to El Dorado!

For more information, please contact Jeff Berg at 466 1634.


Films used in the show


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

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.