Share Your Passion
Sep
24
2:00pm 2:00pm

Share Your Passion

This is an evening to share something you are passionate about in 5 minutes or less. It is an open mic where anyone can come and share an idea with a video clip, music, talk or demonstration.

So consider coming to Tortuga to share your passion and bring a dish for the potluck.

On this date we will also be collecting donations to support our good friend Peter Trinh as he embarks on a new segment in his life.
Peter is the person to go to when you need a real conversation about anything. He has helped many go deep into a topic and find truth. This event is the result of a conversation where we both expressed interest in hearing about what fires people up and keeps them going.

An interesting evening for sure.

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Storytelling: From Lemons to Lemonade
Sep
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Storytelling: From Lemons to Lemonade

From Lemon to Lemonade: Stories about Rehashing and Repurposing

As Tortuga hosts a collection of recycled art in a show entitled "Transformations," national teller James Nave (NC and Taos), African folklorist Sarah "Juba" Addison (Las Cruces), and actress Lena Armstrong (ABQ) share their own tales of recycling through life. Suitable for ages 13 and up.

$5-15

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Luke Gullickson Trio with Andrew Weathers
Sep
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Luke Gullickson Trio with Andrew Weathers

This show is celebrating the release of Wilderness by Luke Gullickson Trio, an album inspired by the Sabinoso Wilderness in northern New Mexico -- ringed by private land, this area is currently the only federally designated wilderness inaccessible to the public. Gullickson (guitar, Rhodes piano) will be joined by cellist Lisa Donald and violinist Donna Bacon to perform music from the album. Opening the evening is a solo set by the rambling Texas-based guitarist and musical explorer Andrew Weathers.

$8-15

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Bayou Seco in Concert
Sep
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bayou Seco in Concert

Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, who form the heart of Bayou Seco, have been researching and playing the music of the Southwest - from the Mississippi River to the deserts of Arizona - for thirty nine years.
Bayou Seco's brand of Southwestern Chilegumbo - Cajun two-steps, waltzes, polkas and rancheras, chotis's, meringues and huapangos, and, perhaps a broom dance, is crosscultural,
multi-lingual and transcends labels and pigeon holes. Bayou Seco's roots are in the deep south and southwest, but their branches reach far across the world. Ken and Jeanie have been going strong since 1980 and they live in SIlver City. Find out a lot more at www.bayouseco.com

Cover: $8-20

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Bad Mouth Albuquerque Rising Stars Edition
Sep
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bad Mouth Albuquerque Rising Stars Edition

Mark your calendars for Bad Mouth Albuquerque Rising Stars Edition, featuring Marie Switzer Landau, Adam Crittenden, Nora Hickey, Melanie Unruh, Jennifer Krohn, Brian K. Hudson, Carrie Murphy, and Karen O'Reilly, with music by Greg Hansen and co. Words, music, art, wine, and always resistance.
Friday, Sept 15, 7pm, Tortuga.

Donations of $10-20 help sustain the series.

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Celia Farran in Concert
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

Celia Farran in Concert

Celia has been described as "A cross between an Earthy Enya, Joan Baez, and Tina Fey." She dishes up the most delicious concoction of the silly and sacred. With powerful, heart-felt vocals and wacky comedic improvisations, the audience never knows what will happen with Celia on stage.
Have a listen here: http://www.celiaonline.com/music/

“Celia Wins Over Any in the Audience Unfamiliar with her Magical Spell.”

$15-20

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Wild Women Write Workshop
Sep
9
1:00pm 1:00pm

Wild Women Write Workshop

This writing workshop led by Marjorie St. Clair will focus on specific qualities of the Wild Woman archetype revealed through myths & stories from various cultures & how they are relevant to us today. Using writing as the tool of exploration, participants will begin a personal quest to know & embody their inner wild woman with writing prompts reflecting various topics, such as Wild Flesh & Sacred Sexuality, & Recovering Wild Woman's Passion & Creativity.
This class for women will run for 4 weeks:
September 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 1-4pm.
COST: $130 Payment due at first class. Email stclair@writersadventure.com to reserve your place.
See Marjorie's website: www.writersadventure.com for more details

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Intro: Wild Women Write Workshop
Sep
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Intro: Wild Women Write Workshop

Join Marjorie St. Clair on Friday Sept 8th for a FREE Introductory event at Tortuga. This will be a mini-writing & sharing session to sample the upcoming Wild Women Write class series that begins Sept 9th. The Introductory evening will focus on stories, writing & sharing about the loss of our instinctual natures belonging to the Wild Woman in each of us.

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Local Treasure Jade Leyva at First Friday Art Opening!
Sep
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Local Treasure Jade Leyva at First Friday Art Opening!

Tortuga will host two shows in September:
1 Transformations, the annual recycled art show will display the work of a wide variety of artists creating art from cast off items.
2 Local Treasure, Jade Leyva will have two seed murals on display as well as a selection of her finely detailed and expressive oil paintings.

Joining us for the opening is Kevin Kinane AKA Recycle-Man.

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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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