First Friday Arts Celebration
Jul
7
6:00 pm18:00

First Friday Arts Celebration

Come out to view the art of nine talented local artists who are participating in Tortuga's Summer Artists Collective.
Roe LiBretto, Lesley Long, Mauny Muray, Eliza Schmid, Risa Taylor, Suzanne Visor, Denise Weaver Ross, & Ilene Weiss.

Magic, Mischief & Meanderings
Jul
14
7:00 pm19:00

Magic, Mischief & Meanderings

Magic, Mischief and Meanderings: Tales of Rambling, Gambling, and Roughing-It

Tellers are world adventurer Phyllis Bergman, magical raconteur Mauny Muray, and intrepid traveler Regina Ress.

7-10 p.m. Suggested donation $5-15.
DVDs and CDs will be for sale at the event.

SJ Tucker & Leslie Hudson in concert
Jul
15
8:00 pm20:00

SJ Tucker & Leslie Hudson in concert

Doors open at 7:30. Performance at 8pm
$10 in advance, $15 day of concert

S. J. Tucker , self-motivated singer-songwriter, came flying out of the Memphis music scene in 2004, guitar in hand and voice at the ready, and her feet have hardly hit the ground since. Slinging every sort of tune from a Murder Ballad about robots and thieves to a Shapeshifter’s Riverboat Shanty, this steamy siren slings ’em all from her drumming hands, her dancing guitar, and her soaring voice. On the road across the continent full time for a fourteenth year,
“Sooj” deftly binds together the varied elements of jazz, folk, and fairy tales in her original tunes. Listeners and critics compare her guitar work to that of Emily Saliers, her vocal delivery to KT Tunstall and Joni Mitchell. More at http://music.sjtucker.com.

Leslie Hudson is a powerhouse performer and prolific songwriter performing rock, jazz, metal, blues, folk, filk and funk across Canada and the USA. The body of her work illustrates the mosaic of the feminine spirit across culture, history and myth, digging into the dirt, traversing the shadows, and bringing the truth to light. Hudson’s influences, woven into her voice as well as her fingers on the keys, glide from Tori Amos to Loreena McKennitt, Metallica to Simon & Garfunkel. Find out more at http://lesliehudson.com/

Game Night
Jul
20
5:30 pm17:30

Game Night

Third Thursday is a time for games, fun and maybe music.
Bring a game and a friend and a snack.
By donation.


"HERS" Book Launch
Jun
27
7:00 pm19:00

"HERS" Book Launch

"Hers" is part of the Poets Speak (While we Still Can) series of poetry anthologies hosted by Jules Poetry Playhouse.

"Hers" is the second in the series of mini-anthologies on issues connected to our national and planetary crisis.

Books will be available for purchase.  Contributors will read selections from the book.

Free.

 

Game Night
Jun
15
5:30 pm17:30

Game Night

Our monthly game night on the third Thursday of each month.   Bring a game (or use one of our) bring a friend, bring a snack.

By donation $3 suggested

Artful Saturday is June 3
Jun
3
1:00 pm13:00

Artful Saturday is June 3

Join some of the artists from the Summer Collective as they turn Tortuga into a studio space.  Demos and in-process work will be on view. 

 

Jessie & Nathan in Concert
Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Jessie & Nathan in Concert

When we were contacted by Jessie Audra Smith to host her and Nathan at Tortuga, we took a listen to the music and quickly said, "Yes".  Check out their performance on Friday June 2 and see if we made a good decision.

The duo has traveled all over the world on the streets and stages sharing their unique sound. They frequent Mexico and Europe, as well as New Orleans.

A fusion of jazzy folk and blues on National Reso-Phonic guitars and accordion, with interesting interplay between female and male vocals, their trilingual performances are uplifting, fun, and with a message for people of all ages and cultures.

Here's a video of the duo: If I Could, I Would

Doors at 6:30, music at 7pm.  $8-15 sliding scale.

 

Eileen & the In-Betweens Album Release and Tour Kick-Off!
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

Eileen & the In-Betweens Album Release and Tour Kick-Off!

Join Eileen & the In-Betweens for our "We Ain't Givin Up" album release and West Coast/Canada tour kickoff...
It will be an intimate show featuring new songs from the album.
Help us kick off our "Social Change & Music Tour" and celebrate our new album (15 songs!).
$10-15 sliding scale
(New album included in door price...everyone leaves with a CD!)

Time, Temptations, and Treasure
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Time, Temptations, and Treasure

Time, Temptations, and Treasure: Stories of what we keep and what we best do without.

Stories for adults performed by three highly accomplished tellers:  physical teller Elaine Muray, expert in stories from the East, Steven Pla, and award-winning Sarah Malone.

Entrance Fee:$5-15 which includes light refreshments

DVDs for sale on site.

You don't want to miss this!

Third Thursday Game Night
May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Third Thursday Game Night

No Game night in April!

Game night will resume on May 18, 2017.

Every third Thursday of the month, we strive ever harder to just have fun!!

Bring a friend, bring a snack, bring a game.

 

Summer Collective Art Opening
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Collective Art Opening

Summer of 2017 and Tortuga is trying something new.  We have invited 9 artists to share the space and show their work for the months of May, June and July.  These nine talented and creative beings are:

Julie Brokken, Roe Libretto, Lesley Long, Mauny Muray, Eliza Schmid, Risa Taylor, Suzanne Visor, Denise Weaver Ross, and Ilene Weiss. 

Trumped- volume 1 Book Launch and Reading
May
3
6:30 pm18:30

Trumped- volume 1 Book Launch and Reading

Trumped - the first in the Poets Speak anthology series is launched!

Wednesday, May 3 - 6:30 pm
at TORTUGA GALLERY, Albuquerque
Reading from contributors
Free - books for sale - refreshments

Trumped retails for $16.95.

Info for Contributors:
Contributor discount $12. Pick up at reading, or follow emailed contributor link to order.
Or you can subscribe to the five-volume series for $60 via Playhouse website and we take care of shipping for all five volumes as they become available.

All profits from the series will be donated to the Southwest Women's Law Center, American Civil Libertieis Union, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center and the Indigenous Environmental Network.

Artist Talks
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Artist Talks

The Vantage Point Artists, Jim Holbrook, Nancy Jones Francis, Catherine Leicht & Kent Wood will host an informal interactive discussion of the viewpoints expressed through their photography.

Fantuzzi in Concert
Apr
8
7:30 pm19:30

Fantuzzi in Concert

International Music Festival Legend Fantuzzi returns to Albuquerque in Love Tribe style with his unique blend of Mystic Latin, Reggae, Afro-Funk and the launching of his book, "Love at First Bite". In concert with local "Flexible Band" members: Lonn Calanca - guitar, Pax Garcia - drums, Sunny G. - congas & percussion, Ryan Bizwel - keyboards and bass (TBD). Please join us for a sensuous evening of songs to move your soul and stories that speak to your heart! Only $15 at the door!

Eric McEuen in Concert
Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

Eric McEuen in Concert

Good friend and master singer/songwrite, Eric McEuen returns to Tortuga for an evening of uplifting song.

Sliding scale $5-15

Living Artifacts Reception
Mar
29
6:00 pm18:00

Living Artifacts Reception

The Seventeen Artists who created the Living Artifacts which traveled throughout the Albuquerque are in March have returned to Tortuga. They are joined by those who attended the workshop on March 4th creating an engaging, interactive display.


All are welcome to attend and experience firsthand the variety of interactive art.

Game Night
Mar
16
5:30 pm17:30

Game Night

The monthly game night at Tortuga.  Bring a snack and a friend and a game and have a blast.  Musicians, bring an instrument, you never know when a spontaneous jam will happen.

Abstract Workshop with Alice Webb
Mar
12
1:00 pm13:00

Abstract Workshop with Alice Webb

Alice Webb, Luna member and 2016 Albuquerque Local Treasure, will lead a hands-on presentation for the public, Through Her Eyes: Playing with Abstraction.

To register, send a message to Tortuga@TortugaGallery.org

Luna Project Panel Discussion
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Luna Project Panel Discussion

The Luna Project women with art on display at the March show, Through Their Eyes: Twelve Women artists will participate in a panel discussion. They will discuss ideas and inspiration and the process of art.
All are invited to come with questions and comments. Prepare to be inspired.

Living Artifact Workshop
Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

Living Artifact Workshop

The Living Artifact Project and Workshop is described in detail by clicking on the "Living Artifact Project" tab on the home page.  The workshop is Saturday March fourth from 10am until 1pm.  Registration is $30.  

Plastic Free Potluck
Feb
22
Feb 23

Plastic Free Potluck

Come join us at Tortuga for a night of food, laughter, and fun.
Bring a nourishing dish to share, and please be aware that this is a plastic-free event. We can't wait to see you there!

There is a surprise gift for all attendees. :)

Artful Saturday: Music & Art
Feb
18
2:00 pm14:00

Artful Saturday: Music & Art

Tortuga is participating in the Albuquerque Art Business Association's Artful Saturday featuring the "Turtle Show" and with music of Los Unusual Suspects.

Following the music at 5pm will be a screening of the film, "No More New Pipelines" by whistleblower John Bolenbaugh. 

Game Night February
Feb
16
5:30 pm17:30

Game Night February

Our monthly game night will feature iChing readings, Star Light's apothecary and Tarot.
Bring a friend and a snack and a game (optional) and join the fun!

Stand with Planned Parenthood
Feb
11
10:00 am10:00

Stand with Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood clinics across the nation will be the target of "Defund PP" protests on February 11th. This is a fundraiser for which sll proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. *There will NOT BE A COUNTER PROTEST as advised by PP.

We'll be hosting a bake sale and other vendors who are selling their goods for donation purposes. We hope to raise awareness and hopefully some funds too.

Live music provided by Kateri Lopez, Peri Pakroo, and Hurdle.

*Please know we are in contact with our regional public affairs representative from PP to organize in the safest and most beneficial way possible. 😍👍