Feb
21
10:00 AM10:00

Maker's Time

Every week, Tortuga is open on Thursdays from 10am until noon for all creatives to bring a work in progress, share ideas and inspire each other.

Mugs is also open.

All are welcome!

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Maker’s Time @ Tortuga

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Community Barn Dance
Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

Community Barn Dance

Fun for all ages! No skills required!

With dance leader/caller Marj Mullany and live music by the Virginia Creepers, old-time stringband.

$5 suggested donation at the door.

Mugs@Tortuga will be open during the event.

Park on Pacific SE. No plastic bottles, please!

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Brush Calligraphy Art Class
Feb
24
12:00 PM12:00

Brush Calligraphy Art Class

Students will learn the fundamentals and basics of brush calligraphy starting with drills, connecting the drill strokes, and then creating the full alphabet. Tickets are $55 and all materials will be included in the ticket price.


Materials include: Watercolor paper pad, three refillable brush pens, one watercolor palette, practice worksheets with tips to keep practicing!

Students will also get a delicious drink and treat from MUGS in a customized mug!

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Maker's Time Special Event- Jan Beck
Feb
28
10:00 AM10:00

Maker's Time Special Event- Jan Beck

On Thursday February 28 Jan Beck will demonstrate her process of creating art with pages from National Geographic. Part of the demo will be hands on.
Jan was a volunteer for the Bosque Mural at Tortuga and is currently in the show, "The Secret Lives of Art Teachers".
Donations for the artist appreciated.

Here is a recent sample:

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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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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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Randal Bays & John Coyne
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Randal Bays & John Coyne

Bays & Coyne - Irish fiddle & bouzouki & songs

(Support by Grace Broadhead & Scott Estes of Albuquerque)

Tickets here online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4062707

$20 adults & $10 kids under 12


Randal Bays & John Coyne bring power and passion to the traditional music of Ireland to the Tortuga gallery in Albuquerque, playing the old music with an intensity not usually heard outside of a late night pub session in Ireland. Fiddle tunes… the reels and the jigs that are the hallmark of the Irish tradition, plus a great selection of songs, a few stories (some true), often a guest musician or dancer jumping in… all of this delivered with a heartfelt wish to share this magnificent tradition with their audience.

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The Secret Lives of Art Teachers featuring 32 APS art teachers
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

The Secret Lives of Art Teachers featuring 32 APS art teachers

Featuring the works of these fabulous art teachers:
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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Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

Ekphrastic Poetry writing for "Secret Lives of Teachers"

Poets are invited to gather on Wednesday January 30 at 6:30 at Tortuga gallery to write poetry about pieces we choose from the APS art teachers' show, “The Secret Lives of Teachers”. We will come together to read our final pieces at the Meet the Artist event on Sunday February 10, 2019 beginning at 2:00pm. All poets welcome to come write and read! Join us! Ekphrastic fun!!!

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Book Launch- "Missing Persons: Reflections on Dementia"
Jan
19
4:00 PM16:00

Book Launch- "Missing Persons: Reflections on Dementia"

Book launch for Missing Persons edited by Deb Coy. A collection of poetry, prose, and art dealing with dementia, Missing Persons. The wonderful contributions in this volume makes it extraordinary.
Join us in the celebration! Contributors will read and there will be goodies, a silent auction and books!
Contributors will receive their complimentary copy.
Additional copies will be available to contributors for $12 and non-contributors for $15

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Los Separados A Benefit Art Show
Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

Los Separados A Benefit Art Show

A group of talented and awesome artists from South Valley Academy as well as several professional artists in conjunction with New Mexico Immigrant Center will have a benefit art show to help assist those who were unjustly separated from their parents. Opening will take place on Saturday January 12, 5-9.

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Makers Time
Jan
10
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

Starting on January 10, 2019, Makers Time will be held every Thursday. Also, Mugs @ Tortuga will be open on Thursdays as well.

All are welcome- bring a project that you are working on- knit, weave, sew, paint, crochet, collage, etc. Hang out and be inspired and grab a cup of your favorite drink from Mugs @ Tortuga and stay warm.

What’s not to love?

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The Rebbe's Orkestra Klezmer & Judaic Band
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Rebbe's Orkestra Klezmer & Judaic Band

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.

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Voodoo Boogaloo in concert
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Voodoo Boogaloo in concert

“TRIP HOP’S SONNY & CHER” - San Antonio Express News
$10-15
"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

Apple & Itunes: http://bit.ly/VBappleanditunes
Spotify: http://bit.ly/VBspotify
Music Videos: http://bit.ly/VB_MusicVideos
Live Performances: http://bit.ly/VB_LivePerformances
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.

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We'Moon Celebration 2019
Nov
10
6:30 PM18:30

We'Moon Celebration 2019

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

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Makers Time
Nov
8
10:00 AM10:00

Makers Time

Two dates for Makers time in November- the 8th sonf the 15th.  
All are invited. Bring anything that you are working on: knitting, sewing, crocheting, painting, weaving, spinning, collage, paper, beads, other. Share your ideas and be inspired by the work of others.

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Our Familiar Dead- A collaborative performance
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Our Familiar Dead- A collaborative performance

Our Familiar Dead: An improvisatory collaborative performance in movement, poetry and music

Featuring 
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

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Queer Halloween Dance Party
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Queer Halloween Dance Party

Hosted by Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment and Eileen & the In-Betweens

Halloween night. Queer dance party. Live music. Fundraising for
Yoga for People of Color for Healing and Empowerment. Join us! 

**Exciting addition**! 
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.")

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Works in Progress - Blue Mesa Review
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Works in Progress - Blue Mesa Review

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.

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