THE REBBE’S ORKESTRA presents a concert & dance party at Tortuga Gallery ( www.tortugagallery.org ) with dance leader muy especial PENINA BALLEN. 7-7:50pm – A concert of songs in Yiddishe from the swing era, folk songs in Arabic & Ladino from Andalusia, Yiddish drinking songs and wild klezmer tunes. We leave room in the back for dancing during the concert, then we move the chairs to the sides during intermission to get ready for the dance party (8:10-9pm): Bulgars, freylekhs, khosidls, a Yemenite dance & more. $5-20 sliding scale.
“TRIP HOP’S SONNY & CHER” - San Antonio Express News
"Voodoo Boogaloo synthesizes chilly electro-pop and moody trip-hop into a psychedelic meditation. The Canyon Lake, TX duo stars Stephanie Cardona, whose vocals levitate atop the lamb-or-lion compositions of bearded beatmaker Logan Woodyard, who looks like Rasputin on a MIDI keyboard." - Kevin Curtin, The Austin Chronicle
Here’s a link to an article in the Journal about these cool guys:
Trip Hop Duo: VooDoo Boogaloo
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La Llorona (indie pop, rock)
La Llorona is a band from Abq, NM. Formed in the fall of 2014 the band consists of local and out-of-state musicians. Francisco Del Valle on vocals and guitar, Darío Favela on drums and vocals, Chris Tickner on bass and Tim Dempsey on guitar, glockenspiel and mandolin. Other local musicians on the record included Victor Magallanes-Flores, Pablo Magallanes-Flores and Robert Miranda.
Iamnowhere (singer songwriter)
Record, practice, write, eat, sing, dance, txt, talk, hangout.
Join the NM celebration of the publication of We'Moon 2019:
Fanning the Flame!
The 38th edition of this iconic feminist datebook weaves insightful astrological articles, spirited Holy Day writings, and stunning art and writing from over 150 contributors into a handbook for the year ahead.
“Thank you for the incredible work We’Moon is doing towards a more woman-honoring world. It is a blessing to part of the We’Moon community.” —Alice Walker
Please join us for a gathering with readings and presentations by local We'Moon contributors. Free and open to all. Calendars will be for sale!
Mother Tongue Ink publishes creative work by women,
celebrating earth-based spirituality and visions for a changing world.
www.wemoon.ws • For further info call 541.479.4056
Our Familiar Dead: An improvisatory collaborative performance in movement, poetry and music
Claire Elizabeth Barratt (dance/movement)
Pax Garcia (drums)
Kevin Kinane ("Recycleman"; Chapman stick; percussion)
John Roche (poet)
Jules Nyquist (poet)
Nate Maxson (poet)
Lengthening evenings and cooler temperatures as the Fall harvest winds down have long inspired a turning inwards, with contemplation of our connection to the spirit world and remembrance of those who’ve left us. From this tendency arose celebrations like the Druidic Samhain in ancient Britain and Ireland, All Hallow’s Eve in Christianized Europe, and Día de los Muertos in Mexico and the American Southwest. Tonight’s performance will invoke the haunts of November and evoke the autumnal.
Tickets: $10 recommended donation (at the door). Sliding scale—no one turned away
Halloween night. Queer dance party. Live music. Fundraising for
Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment. Join us!
7-7:30pm: Silicone (sad Sonic Youth off broadway) will open the night!
7:30-8:30pm: Eileen & the In-Betweens (queer folk/americana)
8:30pm-10:30pm: Dance party with DJ Anjo Anjo
Kid-friendly and all-ages. Allies welcome.
$8-10 suggested donation (no one turned away!)
All funds will go towards supporting Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment ("We are a group dedicated to organizing intentional gathering spaces for self-identified people of color and indigenous peoples to practice yoga and meditation. Our classes and gatherings have themes in self-care, healing, empowerment, meditation, prayer, movement, breath, critical race studies, settler colonialism, yoga and diverse philosophies, social justice, intersectional feminism, and community.")
Great writing. Local art space. Coffee and snacks.
Blue Mesa Review's October Works in Progress reading. Students and faculty of the University of New Mexico's MFA program read their latest work, hosted by Tortuga Gallery near downtown Albuquerque.
Graduate Readers: Ryan Murphy, JJ Conn, Amarlie Foster
Faculty Reader: Mark Sundeen
Blue Mesa Review (BMR) is a literary magazine published by the creative writing department at the University of New Mexico. We accept submissions of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
From the opening of Blake’s website:
AS WE LET OUR OWN LIGHT SHINE, WE UNCONSCIOUSLY GIVE OTHER PEOPLE PERMISSION TO DO THE SAME. AS WE ARE LIBERATED FROM OUR OWN FEAR, OUR PRESENCE AUTOMATICALLY LIBERATES OTHERS. - MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
Looking forward to meeting you Albuquerque! Learn more at blakewhyte.com
Tortuga Storytelling Series - a collaboration between Storytellers of New Mexico and Tortuga Gallery - returns this October with "I Ching & Change".
Featuring Storytellers: Liz Mangual, Bob Kanegis, and Alan Kinner.
$10 at the door
Suitable for ages 13+
Produced by Storytellers of New Mexico's Elaine Muray, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Jules Nyquist, John Roche, and Denise Weaver Ross in an ekphrastic poetry workshop in conjunction with Denise’s solo exhibition, “64 hexagrams.” Get an overview of the 2000-year-old Chinese practice of the I Ching and write poetry inspired by Denise’s hexagram paintings. Workshop attendees will be invited to be included in a book of poems and art related to the exhibition and the option to read selections at the closing on Saturday, October 27, 6-9pm. (The show opens on October 5, 6-9pm)
$10 at the door
Good friend of Chad Wilkins, Tim Stokes comes to Tortuga.
In this crazy world of increasing distraction walks Tim Stokes, a big-hearted man with a pocket full of songs, reminding us of who we are and what really matters. Live he is a combination of the swoon of Elvis ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love With You’ and the groove of Paul Simon 'Graceland'.
Tim Stokes' music can open your heart, expand your mind and get your body grooving with songs that branch the bridges between ages, generations and walks of life. He shares songs sewn with hope, love and light, reminding us the “cracks are there for the light to shine in.”
Denise Weaver Ross' one-person show inspired by the 64 hexagrams of the I Ching the 2000-year-old Chinese divination system. The I Ching consists of 64 hexagrams with six stacked horizontal lines yin or yang lines.
Hexagrams are formed by combining the original eight trigrams which relate to Heaven, Earth, Thunder, Water, Mountain, Wind, Fire and Lake.
Denise overlays the yin and yang matrix of lines with with her own interpretation using visual imagery from history, science, western and eastern mythology.