SJ Tucker (Pixie Pirate) in Concert
Jul
6
7:00 pm19:00

SJ Tucker (Pixie Pirate) in Concert

Jazzy Snazzy Pixie Pirate Minstrel S. J. Tucker comes back to her beloved desert with new songs and new magic for the summer!

"Tucker is not only fantastic; she's like a character out of a fantasy novel. She weaves myth and magic into her lyrics as easily as a strain of cello, a lick of something electric, the chuffing of a train engine. Tucker has a knack- no, a genius for weaving old ways with new." --C. S. E. Cooney, blackgate.com

"Tucker has a voice in a million: powerful, hypnotic, untamed and yet utterly controlled." --Green Man Review

Sooj loves visiting Albuquerque and couldn't resist a show in town on her way west! Tortuga Gallery always has a great vibe, more so when good music and good people come together within its walls. Come and celebrate with Sooj in the shadow of the Sandia Mountains; we'll have all the (musical) fireworks we need.

Doors open at 6:30pm, and music starts at 7:00. There will be a short intermission between sets. Tickets are $10 (or more if you choose) in advance and $15 at the door.

Artists Talks- "Words & Images"
Jul
9
5:00 pm17:00

Artists Talks- "Words & Images"

Many of the Rainbow Artists will be available to talk about their work and inspiration.  Artists included in this exhibition are:
Carol Adamec, Martha Heard, Marian Berg, Hilary Heyl, Kathleen Brixner, Judith Kidd, Grace Collins, Leslie Kryder, Nova Denise, Caroline LeBlanc, Sondra Diepen, Sue Pine, Barbara Endicott, Ginger Quinn, Winona Fetherolf, Eliza Schmid, Doris Fields, Jan Swan, Anna-Lena Toledo, Eleanor Trabaudo, Suzanne Visor, Janine Wilson, Breeze Wise, & Pat Young.

"Forms of Life"
Jul
16
6:00 pm18:00

"Forms of Life"

  • Tortuga Gallery

Pottery molds created by late Artist Bill Freeman (Jade Leyva’s mentor) are the basis for this unique art show. These molds were going to be disposed of, but Jade shared them with artists and poets to turn on their creative process for a cool, multi-artist installation at Tortuga Gallery.
All displayed work will be available for sale.
Show will remain on display until Wednesday July 27.

"Legends & Monsters" art opening
Aug
5
6:00 pm18:00

"Legends & Monsters" art opening

Local and extremely prolific artists Denise Weaver Ross and Eliza Schmid have joined forces for this show featuring monsters and legendary creatures from known and not so well known traditions and stories.  


Word & Images Art Opening
Jun
11
6:00 pm18:00

Word & Images Art Opening

The Rainbow Artists, an Albuquerque Collective, will be featuring artists from the group during June and July.
The show opens at 6pm with music. Artists will be on hand.

Live Reading of "How to be a Widow"
Jun
10
7:00 pm19:00

Live Reading of "How to be a Widow"

Live reading of the essay series How to be a Widow by Genevieve Mueller

Essays read by Genevieve Mueller, Erin Phillips, and Stephanie Grilo.

June 10th
Tortuga Gallery
7pm
FREE BYOB

Knitting/Creative Night
Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

Knitting/Creative Night

Something new at Tortuga:
Second Thursday is Knitting/Craft Night.
Bring your current project- knit, crochet, beadwork, paint, wood, ???
Bring a snack if you want and enjoy the company of other creative souls. Starts at 6pm.

Glass Demo & Artist Talks
May
28
7:00 pm19:00

Glass Demo & Artist Talks

Nikky Sedillo will demonstrate her process creating art from glass. 

Meg Hein, Tiph Hunter and Lisa Junge will then participate in an informal discussion about inspiration and motivation for art.

Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield in concert
May
27
8:00 pm20:00

Roy Schneider & Kim Mayfield in concert

Former syndicated cartoonist Roy Schneider has found his true calling in writing and performing his “Blue-Twangled Folk & Roll” music. Schneider has developed a loyal fan base through national radio airplay and consistent touring, performing his blend of the gritty, soulful and sweet to delighted audiences all across the USA and places abroad. He is most often accompanied onstage by his partner-in-all-things, Kim Mayfield.

Here's a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aAo1sGq-RY

 

 

Full Moon Ceremony
May
21
7:00 pm19:00

Full Moon Ceremony

Aneshia Sauvino will host this evening of celebrating our lunar cycle surrounded by art of the show "Ancient Wisdom".

Drum Circle
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Drum Circle

Bring a drum and a friend and participate or enjoy rhythms put forth by several of ABQ's best drummers.

Also, bring a snack to share just for fun!

Game Night
May
19
5:00 pm17:00

Game Night

Bring a game and a friend and a snack and a $3 donation to enjoy the evening with fellow game enthusiasts.

Ancient Ways art opening
May
18
5:00 pm17:00

Ancient Ways art opening

Albuquerque artists Meg Hein, Tiph Hunter, Lisa Junge and Nichole Sedillo join creative forces to present the show, Ancient Ways. 

Lisa will also provide music for the evening.

Gabrielle Louise in concert
May
14
7:00 pm19:00

Gabrielle Louise in concert

Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song. She is an honest, engaging performer who leaves you with the feeling that hope and heartache are two sides of the same coin. Music critic David McGee expresses it concisely: "She executes a captivating balance of heartache and resolve."


And links to new video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOKxR0NUYvQ&list=PLXCiDClHwv1Wiw5q4oRvmhaNLZJViWWvP&index=1&nohtml5=False

$12 advance-
$15 at the door

Art Groove- Free your Mind and Shine
May
13
5:00 pm17:00

Art Groove- Free your Mind and Shine

In Honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Please join this special fundraiser for NAMI ABQ (National Association on Mental Illness) CTN (Compassionate Touch Network) and AFSP - ABQ Chapter of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to attend an incredible evening of music, art and community. Mental Health is an essential part of our existence and so many have been affected by challenges, leading to depression, illness and suicide. Let's join together and celebrate everyone's unique set of circumstances and remember through art and song those in our lives whom touch or have touched us in a profound way!

Sharon Knight - Neofolk Romantique
May
2
7:00 pm19:00

Sharon Knight - Neofolk Romantique

San Francisco songstress Sharon Knight is a Celtic folk singer in leather armbands. She plays octave mandolin as if it were an electric guitar and sings as though she means to summon a storm. Accompanied by longtime collaborator Winter, they craft a sound both ethereal and fierce, combining gutsy bravado with delicate beauty, adding a hearty dose of fantastical lyrics and an obvious love of storytelling in a Celtic-inspired style they call “Neofolk Romantique”. This often sounds less Celtic and more “Folktales that ran away with the Faeries at the turn of the century and took cover in an old trunk bound for the circus, which was then commandeered by pirates.” This suits them fine.

SJ Tucker plays on the most recent recording, "Portals".
Check out her sound here: http://www.sharonknight.net/

$10-15

Game Night!
Apr
21
5:30 pm17:30

Game Night!

Third Thursday means game night at Tortuga.  Bring a game, bring a snack, bring a friend.  $3 for an evening of fun!

Eric McEuen & Friends
Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

Eric McEuen & Friends

Favorite singer/songwriter, Eric McEuen, formerly of Albuquerque, will be joined by local friends to create an evening of fun and thoughtful music.
Suggested donation- $10

Arvel Bird- "Celtic Indian"
Apr
16
7:00 pm19:00

Arvel Bird- "Celtic Indian"

Arvel Bird's “Celtic Indian" brand reflects his mixed-blood American Indian heritage and Celtic roots in a unique confluence of musical styles represented in his live performances. It includes two previously unreleased songs.

In addition to Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Gallaecia, it could be argued that “Celtic Indian” should be considered the 8th Celtic nation.

From Classical to Celtic to contemporary Native American, no where is this authentic blend of cultural music more convincing than in Arvel Bird's latest CD “Celtic Indian”
$15-20
Check out touring dates and music on his website: http://www.arvelbird.com/

Spring Sound Immersion
Apr
15
7:00 pm19:00

Spring Sound Immersion

A deep inner journey in sound. Including Tibetan & crystal bowls, tingshas, Hang, Ocean drum, vocals.

This is an event which includes meditation with a sound experience. Please arrive slightly before time to find a comfy space. Feel free to bring a yoga mat and cushions. Some will be available. Door will be locked at approximately 7:10pm to allow for everyone's ability to relax and enjoy the experience.

$10-15

Hooke Dan Up! a benefit for Dan Hooke
Apr
1
5:00 pm17:00

Hooke Dan Up! a benefit for Dan Hooke

Albuquerque Family Band fun raiser! Fun for the whole family! Excess proceeds benefit Dan Hooke's hand in this troubling time!
***Entertainment!***
5pm Ngoni Fola, Mitchell Olson and friends!
5:30 Rev LeReve Tsolwizar => Magical Music Man
6:00 comedic stand up with Kaatje Gotcha.
6:15 Asliani, creative conscious side of feminine hip hop
6:45 Seth Hoffman Music will bring his magic!
7:30 Forrest Evans of Hanuman Kirtana will lead a chant circle!
8:00 Little Beast Mystery Group with Pax Garcia
A festive jam will cap an awesome night of music and healing!
**Henna designs by Acey May!
**Tarrot readings with Star Light!
**Food and Beverage**
TFK Smokehouse -food truck- by Katie Calico
Chocolates by Jesse Black-Garcia (Chocolate Cartel)
V Roast Coffees Coffee by Fans Of Film Cafe (JavaZombie)
Mahadevi's -heath drinks- By Michael Mull (One World Rug Care)

** Silent Auction**
Hand blown Glasswares from Rebecca Peters, Van Auken Jason and Julie Okorn
Hand made Flutes by Sean Black, Howard C Sadler, and Dan Hooke.
Hand made Pottery from Not Made In China Pottery Studio...
Hand made Art, paintings and prints by Leo Neufeld, JoAnna Conte, Jane Brusetti, Acey May's Crochets and hopefully more!
Hand Drums by Dan Hooke...
** More to be announced!
**prepare to donate *$* entry is by donation *$* anything helps**
(Donate in advance @ https://www.gofundme.com/vhu3rztw)
**Already donated? Show us your name at the door, you have already paid for this event!** Thank You and Love to All !!!

Slam of Enchantment
Mar
21
4:00 pm16:00

Slam of Enchantment

The monthly slam event at Tortuga.  More details are on this slam group's Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/slamenchantment/

Silk Stockings with Susi Wolf, storyteller
Mar
19
7:00 pm19:00

Silk Stockings with Susi Wolf, storyteller

Multicultural tales of women and the feminine experience throughout the ages are explored through Susi Wolf's storytelling. Hear clever woman stories, strong women parables, she-roe tales and more. It's time to exalt the wonder and mystique of those who wear silk stockings.

Susi Wolf is a spoken word artist and storyteller. She brings new depths of the feminine experience through her storytelling.

An adult evening.

Cover- $10-20

Andrew Weathers & Luke Gulllickson
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Andrew Weathers & Luke Gulllickson

Andrew Weathers, a composer & guitarist based in Oakland, CA. is coming through Albuquerque playing solo guitar. He is joined by local pianist & composer Luke Gullickson.

Check out Andrew here:
www.andrewweathers.com
www.fullspectrumrecords.com

Check out Luke here:
http://www.lukegullickson.com/

Bio
Andrew Weathers (b.1988) is a young American composer and improviser originally from Chapel Hill, NC currently based in Oakland, CA. His music exists in a space between improvisation and composition—equally influenced by the 20th century American minimalists and underground noise.

Andrew performs rigorously in a variety of contexts, both composed and improvised. In addition to solo performances, he heads up the Andrew Weathers Ensemble and the Real Life Rock and Roll Band. He also performs and records regularly with Tethers, Parties, Talk More, and Common Eider, King Eider. In the past, he has performed with Kurvan Choir, Northern Valentine, Tatsuya Nakatani, Laurent Estoppey, and Hal McGee, among others. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Weathers helps run Full Spectrum Records, works at Other Minds, and works as a freelance mixing and mastering engineer.

$10 cover

GAME NIGHT!
Mar
17
5:30 pm17:30

GAME NIGHT!

We had so much fun on the first game night in February, that it has to become a regular event.  Please bring a game, a snack, a small donation to support the building and a great sense of fun.

Third Thursday from 5-8pm.