Harmonic Immersion: A Sound & Meditation Experience
Aug
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Harmonic Immersion: A Sound & Meditation Experience

Harmonic Immersion is a meditation on sound. Enter the ethereal realms of harmonic sound as RK performs on his sacred instruments: Large Gongs, Crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, and the Halo handpan drum. These instruments have profound and penetrating effects on the mind and body. Orchestrating these instruments, he sculpts a rich and varied harmonic soundscape that rivets your attention. Following the sound current, the past and future fall away, leaving only the eternal present moment, resulting in a deeply relaxing meditative state. To maximize your experience bring a mat to lie on and eye cover.

Recent Recordings:  Soundcloud.com/rk-gongs

$10-$15

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Wild Women Write!
Aug
5
1:00pm 1:00pm

Wild Women Write!

WILD WOMEN WRITE!
Calling all Wild Women! Here's a writing class with Marjorie St. Clair for you to get down with your writing & explore the Wild Woman archetype! This 4-week class starts August 5th, 19th, 26th, & Sept. 9th & will meet from 1 to 4pm. Cost: $130. If you pay by July 28th, is $25 discount. Details at www.writersadventure.com or call 505-842-5238

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Jul
30
3:00pm 3:00pm

Intro to Astrology

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Astrology and how it can be used to enlighten and guide you through your life journey?

Did you know that where the planets were positioned at the time of your birth can provide a blueprint for your progression through this life?

Visit www.danadarrowlcsw.com for more information!

Hope to see you there, registration is only $30

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The Tumbling Wheels and C'est Bon
Jul
24
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Tumbling Wheels and C'est Bon

The Tumbling Wheels (New Orleans) and C'est Bon (ABQ) are bringing their sounds to Albuquerque.

The Tumbling Wheels are a harmony-driven Americana band that will having you weeping into your gin one minute and spilling it on the dance floor the next. thetumblingwheels.bandcamp.com

C'est Bon is a blues/rock band based in Albuquerque.

Doors open at 7, music at 7:30, and should be done no later than 10:30. BYOB.

$8 minimum donation at door to support the artists.

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

SJ Tucker & Leslie Hudson in concert

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

An all ages event.

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/

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

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.

Suggested age for audience 13+.

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

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Jul
13
9:00pm 9:00pm

Psychic Privates

Gorgeously profane lyrical meanderings performed over psychedelic sonic architecture by Kim Vodicka (poet) & Josh Stevens (musician)

 Psychic Privates is a sui-southern freak show, self-obsessed and sexy—a terrible, flirtatious audiotext. These poems exacerbate excess, bamboozle gender, seduce via repulsion, and sister bodily disasters—erecting atrocities from beauties and making coprophilic love with all-too-human terrors and embarrassments. Laughing like mental patients, these love songs—lullabies—massive heart attacks—will rub your nose in the gorgeous garbage of their own language, campily ever after.

https://soundcloud.com/kim-vodicka/sets/psychic-privates

http://www.lunalunamagazine.com/blog/7m3x1t8hfsyyh2okx2g8z6u52q60v9

$5 at the door

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

"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.

 

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

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.

 

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

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!)

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

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!

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

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. 

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

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.

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Fantuzzi in Concert
Apr
8
7:30pm 7:30pm

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!

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