Kristina Jacobsen CD Release: w/ Jason Murray, Alex McMahon & Ian Brody
May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Kristina Jacobsen CD Release: w/ Jason Murray, Alex McMahon & Ian Brody

$15 includes a copy of the CD.

Join singer-songwriter Kristina Jacobsen for an intimate evening of original songs from her new solo album, "Shelter," in her last Albuquerque show before she moves to Italy for one year to tour and record. Deeply inspired by what she calls 'honky tonk americana,' this album also goes further afield, both in content and in sound: to Italy, to Denmark, to the Navajo Nation, and to Finland. Admission includes a copy of the new album. For this show, she will be joined by guitarist/songwriter, Jason Murray, guitarist Alex McMahon and cellist Ian Brody.

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Music of North India workshop - Intro to Raag, Taal, Naad Yoga
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Music of North India workshop - Intro to Raag, Taal, Naad Yoga

This workshop consists of three parts. In each part we will explore a distinct aspect of the music of North India, all of which combine to complete the whole.

First 50 minutes: Introduction to sur (melody), names of notes (sargam), raag (melodic framework), swaras (musical notes) through vocalizing and playing harmonium. Led by Rupan. Participants bring their voices and, if they have, a harmonium or tanpura. Participants will learn a simple song, sung with tabla accompaniment. Depending on the gender ratio, we will sing in G#/A flat or B flat. Pharticipants with no musical background will be shown how to produced these sounds on the harmonium.

Second 45 minutes: Introduction to taal (rhythm) through clapping and percussion exercises. Participants will learn simple rhythmic compositions. Led by Uddalak. Participants bring their tabla or other hand percussion instrument. Everyone must participate in these exercises, not just percussionists!

Final 45 minutes: We will explore the swara-s (musical notes) and their relationship to chakras (energy centers along the front spine) through a combination of deeply mindful vocalizing, breathing, and meditation. We will review the song taught in the first section, putting it together with the taal to which it is set.

Well-behaved children 9 and up are welcome.

Tickets $40-50 available through Eventbrite. Here is the link: Workshop

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Songs of Benares - From the River Ganga to the Rio Grande (Albq)
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Songs of Benares - From the River Ganga to the Rio Grande (Albq)

Friday, May 24, Tortuga Gallery, Albuquerque: Songs of Benares - From the River Ganga to the Rio Grande , the kickoff event of Sangeet Millennium's spring 2019 northern New Mexico tour. An authentic world music concert comes to Barelas' Tortuga Gallery, weaving together classical South Asian vocal, tabla drums, and sitar in the first half, followed by a blend of sax, sitar, and tabla for a fusion sound in the second half, featuring the Dallas-based world music collective Sangeet Millennium Ensemble with guest artists on tour from India.

The ensemble’s leader/project director, Dr. Amie Maciszewski, a native of Raton and former Albuquerque resident, has spent her adult life studying, playing, teaching about, and promoting the traditional music and musicians of India, having lived there for over a decade.

Tickets on sale now: Concert Tickets

General Admission $20, Student/Senior $15, Sponsor (couple) $100

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"Women Who Made Us"   Art Show
Jul
5
6:00 PM18:00

"Women Who Made Us" Art Show

This event showcases art by Courtney Angermeier. Each piece focuses on an inspirational female leader and has an accompanying writing piece by another woman telling the story of how their life was impacted and strengthened by that female leader. There will also be an open mic for women to share their stories and an all-female band. Note cards of the art and the writings will be available for sale. All proceeds go to the Southwest Women Law's Center. There will be events on evenings of the 5th and the 12th, but the art will be available for viewing from the 5th - 15th.

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Storytelling- Speaking of the Sweet & Sorrow
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling- Speaking of the Sweet & Sorrow

Tortuga Storytelling Series - a collaboration between Storytellers of New Mexico and Tortuga Gallery - returns this May with "Speaking of the Sweet and Sorrow".

With storytellers Sarah Malone and Regina Ress with a post-performance talk back

For teller information, visit storytellersofnewmexico.org/directory

$10 at the door
Suitable for ages 13+

Produced by Storytellers of New Mexico's Elaine Muray. For additional information, please contact elaine@embodiedvoicestoryarts.com

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Meet the Artists!
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Artists!

Just before the monthly poetry event with Holly Wilson, our featured artists will present a bit about their art and process.

David McKee and Christopher Spatz will reveal the true meaning behind ‘Lamentations & Redolence”.

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Baile with Lone Piñon
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Baile with Lone Piñon

Join us again for an evening of the rowdy and elegant New Mexican dances that have enlivened house parties and dancehalls across Northern New Mexico for hundreds of years. Lone Piñon and Friends will provide live music and dancer leader Lucy Salazar will be there to get us going on the Cuna, Varsoviana, Valse de los Paños, Chotis, and more. Come help bring the dances to life, subvert colonialism, nourish intergenerational wisdom, drink beer and eat enchiladas! BYOB and food--we'll start with a potluck at 7:00pm.

Come early and bring your kiddos for a free Bilingual Birdies class at 6:00 by Lia Martinez! Bilingual Birdies helps kids learn Spanish in the most fun way with songs, dance and play. (By donation.)

$10

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Galactic Sound Bath
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Galactic Sound Bath

A different twist on sound healing. Come take a journey with the freqencies
From the many instruments performed by Mr And Mrs CHINO.
*Bring blanket and pillow and open mind, and be ready to heal.
*Crystal singing bowls, gongs, chimes, Tang drums, rain stick lightning drums and much more .......
*$20 at door

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Lamentations & Redolence with David McKee and Christopher Spatz
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Lamentations & Redolence with David McKee and Christopher Spatz

Lamentations & Redolence @ Tortuga
David McKee and Christopher Spatz 

Lamentations- David’s paintings

Redolence- Christopher’s photographs

These both point to much of what is right in this world: a spark of color, a hint of truth, a seed of new.

Perhaps another title could be “Hope in Spring”. 

May 3-31, 2019

David S McKee - My series titled: Lamentations is a body of work consisting of ten mixed media collage paintings, and in part, Lamentations is loosely based on Dante’s Inferno and my own personal struggles in life. Dante's Inferno begins when Dante falls asleep and loses his way on the journey through life. I also found myself sleep-walking through life until I underwent a transformative experience. This body of work does not explicitly follow Dante’s trip through the various levels of Hell but instead mirrors my own path and wakeup call. With the Lamentation Series, I’m seeking a fresh start to my journey in life as well as my journey as an artist.
Christopher Spatz - The varied landscapes of the American Southwest hold a particular fascination for me…the prehistoric ruins of New Mexico and the Four Corners region—a sense of history, a sense of mystery—images of magical places, expertly built and inhabited by Stone Age cultures for generations, and abruptly abandoned centuries before the arrival of the European conquerors and inquisitors. Intriguing, nostalgic…the solitude and ambience in the slow awakening of the Bosque along the Rio Grande, looking east to the rising sun on a summer morning…or a study of the artistry of an historic craft. Observations noting dramatic changes to scenery with which I’ve been familiar since boyhood…images unfixed to a specific time, landscapes with uneasy juxtapositions of the modern manmade…abstraction in confluence with veracity.

Redolence—a bringing to mind, an invitation to reminiscence... more precisely a pleasant odor or fragrance. I respond to the notion that photographic images, like scents, can unexpectedly summon strong recollections. This offering of images may be evocative, suggestive, symbolic.

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Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class
Apr
20
10:00 AM10:00

Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class

Learn Spanish through live music, play and puppetry with your child! Curriculum is tailored for children under 6 and their caregivers. March 23rd is a free community class open to the public! Register for classes March 30th - April 27th at www.bilingualbirdies.com/albuquerque!

We’ll bring families on an out-of- this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary words. The curriculum is fun and engaging for kids and their parents. We use singing, guitar, percussion, and puppetry to teach Spanish in the most engaging way! Live music is the best way to learn! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates Latin culture in a time that is very important to embrace diversity.

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Rich Boucher All of This Candy Belongs to Me Book Launch
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Rich Boucher All of This Candy Belongs to Me Book Launch

To categorize Rich Boucher’s poetry as surreal, brutalist, confessional, dystopian, absurdist, etc. would by no means be inaccurate, but it would certainly be banal. I would prefer to say that he has mastered his native tongue to the extent that he can subvert English and its rules of grammar and syntax to his every poetic purpose, and that he is a dogged and savage critic of the deranged commercialism that menaces our very civilization – but although he frequently finds himself engulfed by the vile smoke of corporatist delusion, he can still hold up an undefiled vision of the joy – and the redemption – that beauty and love may bring to even the most warped and jaded victims of our horrid version of “the great society”.

- Arabella Bianco, Board member of the Delaware Literary Connection (Retired), long-time contributor to Delaware's Dreamstreets Magazine, and authoress of "Disappearances of the Hour Hand" and "Sappho's Midnight Garden Party".

Join us at Tortuga Art Gallery for Rich Boucher's book launch for "All of This Candy Belongs to Me," an extraordinary debut collection full of surprises!

Books for sale
Author reading and signing
Hosted by Jules' Poetry Playhouse Publications

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Leslie Hudson's Psyche Tour
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Leslie Hudson's Psyche Tour

Joy | Allure | Trust | Sorrow | Inquiry | Justice | Sovereignty | Fury | Trauma | Empathy | Grace | Defiance | Passion

Leslie Hudson is what happens when Tori Amos and Loreena McKennitt swap set lists, and folktales become character studies of the female psyche. A powerhouse vocalist with piano in tow, this endlessly touring musician is wending her way from the west coast home to ON playing songs that illustrate the Inner Circle of the mind, aspects to which we give voice. With inspiration drawn from life, history, myth and pop culture, this award-winning songwriter cuts deep to the marrow of story and sings it to the surface. Raw passion, arresting performance, music that matters.

http://lesliehudson.com

7-9 PM MT
Tortuga Gallery
Albuquerque NM

$10
CDs $20/30

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Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class

Learn Spanish through live music, play and puppetry with your child! Curriculum is tailored for children under 6 and their caregivers. March 23rd is a free community class open to the public! Register for classes March 30th - April 27th at www.bilingualbirdies.com/albuquerque!

We’ll bring families on an out-of- this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary words. The curriculum is fun and engaging for kids and their parents. We use singing, guitar, percussion, and puppetry to teach Spanish in the most engaging way! Live music is the best way to learn! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates Latin culture in a time that is very important to embrace diversity.

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Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class

Learn Spanish through live music, play and puppetry with your child! Curriculum is tailored for children under 6 and their caregivers. March 23rd is a free community class open to the public! Register for classes March 30th - April 27th at www.bilingualbirdies.com/albuquerque!

We’ll bring families on an out-of- this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary words. The curriculum is fun and engaging for kids and their parents. We use singing, guitar, percussion, and puppetry to teach Spanish in the most engaging way! Live music is the best way to learn! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates Latin culture in a time that is very important to embrace diversity.

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Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class

Learn Spanish through live music, play and puppetry with your child! Curriculum is tailored for children under 6 and their caregivers. March 23rd is a free community class open to the public! Register for classes March 30th - April 27th at www.bilingualbirdies.com/albuquerque!

We’ll bring families on an out-of- this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary words. The curriculum is fun and engaging for kids and their parents. We use singing, guitar, percussion, and puppetry to teach Spanish in the most engaging way! Live music is the best way to learn! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates Latin culture in a time that is very important to embrace diversity.

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World Storytelling Day 2019
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

World Storytelling Day 2019

Be part of a worldwide event as Storytellers of New Mexico brings World Storytelling Day to Albuquerque!

World Storytelling Day is an annual event where cities across the world hold storytelling events in late March all on the same theme. This year's theme: "Myths, Legends, and Epics".

This year's line-up:
* Juba Addison
* Elaine Muray
* George WIlliams
* Jude Tripp
* Liz Mangual

Find storyteller bios at storytellersofnewmexico.com/directory

$10 at the door. Recommended for adults and youth ages 12+

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Drum Concert aka Give the Drummers Some!
Mar
28
6:00 PM18:00

Drum Concert aka Give the Drummers Some!

Jam band drummers unite for a night of percussive bliss! Blast off at 6 with full crowd participation (bring a drum!) followed by a drum throw down featuring Mikey Jaramillo, Josh English, Pax Garcia, Bill Cheese Gluckman, Dave Holtkamp, Christian O, Zoom, Blake Himm, Kevin Kinane and more! A stage full of hand drums and toys plus 3 drum sets will put the drummer front and center for this overdue collaboration! The night ends with the jam spilling back into the audience encouraging all to play. All ages/$5 suggested donation.

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Baile with Lone Piñon
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Baile with Lone Piñon

Join us again for an evening of the rowdy and elegant New Mexican dances that have enlivened house parties and dancehalls across Northern New Mexico for hundreds of years. Lone Piñon and Friends will provide live music and dancer leader Lucy Salazar will be there to get us going on the Cuna, Varsoviana, Valse de los Paños, Chotis, and more. Come help bring the dances to life, subvert colonialism, nourish intergenerational wisdom, drink beer and eat enchiladas! BYOB and food--we'll start with a potluck at 7:00pm.

$10

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Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class
Mar
23
10:00 AM10:00

Bilingual Birdies Musical Spanish Class

Learn Spanish through live music, play and puppetry with your child! Curriculum is tailored for children under 6 and their caregivers. March 23rd is a free community class open to the public! Register for classes March 30th - April 27th at www.bilingualbirdies.com/albuquerque!

We’ll bring families on an out-of- this-world experience where we teach new vocabulary words. The curriculum is fun and engaging for kids and their parents. We use singing, guitar, percussion, and puppetry to teach Spanish in the most engaging way! Live music is the best way to learn! Families get to bond through an intergenerational bubble dance party extravaganza at the end of each class. And it is so much more than just a language program!!! Bilingual Birdies celebrates Latin culture in a time that is very important to embrace diversity.

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Ekphrastic Poetry Writing
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Ekphrastic Poetry Writing

Please note the change in date for the writing portion. It is now Thursday March 21. Same time.

Poets are welcome to participate in this art preview event and write a poem or two inspired by The Blues Show. The reading for the poetry will be on Friday April 5 from 6-9pm.

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Special Edition Game Night with Pi
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Special Edition Game Night with Pi

Second Thursday this month falls on March 14 or 3.14 or Pi Day.

Let’s celebrate math and ration of the circumference of a circle to its diameter with all of the delicious pies we love. Also, it’s Albert Einstein’s birthday!

Bring something savory like quiche or shepherd’s pie or a sweet one like peach or coconut. After we are pied out, then to games! Oh, and don’t forget pizza pie!

No charge, donations appreciated.

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Secret Lives of Art Teachers- closing celebration
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Secret Lives of Art Teachers- closing celebration

Last chance to view this spectacular show put on by 32 APS art teachers.
Here's the line-up:

Carol Armijo, Jan Beck, Cyndy Bowra, Felicia Chavez, Emma Lee Clarke, Amanda Clattenburg, Melissa DeMaagd-Bia, Susan Dubois, Cindy Dunlay, Renee Gallegos, Cinamon Gentry, Victoria Naomi Gonzales, Kim Hughes, Judy Johnson, Beth Kassay, Jean Kempinsky, Michelle Lemons, Dana Lappin, Rebecca Liguori, Sabrina Luck, Pablo Medina, Elizabeth Mokry, Danyella Nava, Paula Ness, Kelli Ortiz, Suzannah Peffer, Rosy Poling, Russ Riekeman, Denise Rudd, Carrie Sanchez, Janet Saxon & Brian Stinson.

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