A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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THE ALTERGIRL Starting in August, Nichole, ~the Altergirl, will be in Tumbleweed Mining Co. 81 Main St. (formerly Finders Keepers) Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-4 for mending and alterations and unique sewing orders, specializing in repurposing, recycling, and artfully tending to the healthy, compassionate weave of this community.
Your business here – a short blurb about your business – email me for rates
Tuesday July 11
A CRAFT GROUP is at Electric Brewing Co. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, etc. 1 pm weekly
LIT TUESDAYS with MIKE MONTOYA at Hitching Post 6:30-ish – 9:30-ish pm – show up to play a song or just relax and listen
EAT SIP & PAINT PARTY by Laurie Ann 5-8pm At BISBEE’S TABLE RESTAURANT 2 Copper Queen Plaza
$35 includes all painting supplies. Learn how to paint with acrylics on canvas while enjoying their food, drinks and Old Bisbee atmosphere. Beginner friendly! Register at 520-508-3713 text or call.
The Bisbee Community Chorus is on break.
POOL TOURNAMENT every Tuesday at St. Elmo 7:30 pm $5 double elimination – winner takes all!
TIKI TUESDAYS at Bisbee Social Club (BSC) drink specials and exotic music
Weds July 12
OPEN STUDIO ART at the Senior Center every Weds 9 am – all mediums. BYO supplies and easel
LEATHER TOOLING at the Senior Center every Weds 12:30 – 2 pm
JAM NIGHT Bisbee Grand 6-10ish – bring your ax, sticks, and picks, and play with a gaggle of Bisbee’s best musicians but players of all levels are welcome and encouraged to sign up for a 15-minute/3 song slot. Full drum kit, keyboard, and amp backline (usually a guitar and bass you can borrow, too).
Bacanera Tasting 6 pm Hitching Post
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 3 – 6 pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
Thursday July 13
Prickly Pear Margarita special $10 Hitching Post 7 pm
BOWLING FOR DILDOS St Elmo 9-11 pm – a Bisbee tradition
LOS AMIGOS play their “friend”-ly mix of classic rock and Latin covers at Copper Queen 3 – 6 pm
MIKE MONTOYA AND FRIENDS at Copper Queen 7 – 10 pm
Songwriter evening at Object Limited 29 Main St 6 – 8 pm open mic & jam. Hosted by Artist-in-Residence KATIE MAE
Friday July 14
MOONLIGHT BEACH CLUB plays indie rock at Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight
Brian Mullin’s FOOLALOOF is a palindromic improvisational musical experience featuring Lisle Ellis, T.S. Henry Webb, John Cordes, and Evan Hubbard at Hitching Post 8 pm
Classical guitar from ROBERT EARL LONGLEY in the Spirit Room at the Copper Queen 6 pm
THE ROLLING CAJONES roll into The Copper Queen 9 pm playing Stones and classic rock
Indie rock from THE MARCH DIVIDE https://sptfy.com/marchdivide 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand Jared Putnam is one of the most prolific songwriters in Texas; in the past decade as The March Divide, Putnam has basically done it all on his own, self-releasing a barrage of singles, EPs, and albums at a seemingly non-stop pace during that time.
ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC at American Legion Post #16 7 – 9 pm. Open to vets and guests.- you could win a Yamaha Stratocaster! Show up for more details.
Saturday July 15
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from PAT PANTHER while you shop and chitchat with Bisbee locals
CHESS CLUB meets every Saturday 10 am – noon at Copper Queen Library. All levels welcome, boards and pieces provided.
Local author STUART CANNOLD at Bisbee Books and Music signing his Blue Line of Death series of police thrillers 10 am – 4 pm https://5tompublishing.com/
LOS AMIGOS play their “friend”-ly mix of classic rock and Latin covers at Copper Queen 2 – 5 pm followed by MIKE MONTOYA at 5 pm
Artist in residence KATIE MAE performs at Object Limited 29 Main St 6:30 – 8:30 pm https://sptfy.com/katiemae
OUT OF THE BLUE perform jazz, funk, psychedelic, and blues every Saturday at Bisbee Social Club 2 – 5 pm
MAHAVIA play Flamenco and Spanish music with powerful vocals Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm www.mahavia.com
THE STEVE MORAMARCO CONSPIRACY play original “punk Americana” music. Songwriter of “Satan, Lend Me a Dollar” featured on Showtime series Weeds https://sptfy.com/NcVS Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm
Indie rock from THE MARCH DIVIDE at the Quarry 8 – 11 pm https://sptfy.com/marchdivide
BLACK CAT BONES rocks St Elmo 9 pm – 1 am reverbnation.com/blackcatbones
CREATIVE WORKSHOP WITH JIMMY DESCANT 4 PM A raucous group build this time during the day on an abstract saguaro that will be installed at the Hitching Post! $20 gets you a hammer, nails, and a ton of raw found materials to work with to create a cool in the moment piece! See his art www.DeluxeWest.com and all his performances at http://www.deluxerocketships.com/performances.html
followed by “sludge pop” from JOAN OF ARKANSAS, GOODBYE RANGER, BLACK CAESAR SOUL CLUB, LET ALONE Hitching Post 8 pm https://sptfy.com/joanofarkansas
Former cave-dwelling comedian MAGGHIE O’SHEA hosts her monthly comedy show at the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 8 pm (moves inside if raining) with guests LU MOON, MO URBAN, BREE ABRAHAM
THE ROLLING CAJONES roll into BSC 9 – midnight playing Stones and classic rock
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Punk rock from LET ALONE, VAN WINKLE, DAMN THE WEATHER at Chuckleheads 8 pm
Sunday July 16
ECSTATIC DANCE on break for summer
Kafka 10 am – live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
GERRY BUTTERWICK brings his 12-string and Americana set list to Hitching Post 3 pm www.gerrybutterwick.bandcamp.com
JODY RUSH Acoustic 70s & Beyond Electric Brewing 3 – 5 pm
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
STEVE’S SONGWRITING SCHOOL will be live on the air on KBRP 96.1 FM or online at www.kbrpradio.com 5 – 7 pm – come down to the station to participate or listen in (2 Copper Queen Plaza above the Table)
Bisbee Hall-of-famer and member of The Flock TS HENRY WEBB plays the Bisbee Grand 2 – 5 pm https://www.reverbnation.com/tshenrywebb
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you?
Monday July 17
POETS & CREATIVE WRITERS’ OPEN MIC at Copper Queen 5:13 pm
OPEN MIC at St Elmo 7-9 pm hosted by Mr. Shantih Nicechops – one lucky performer whose name is pulled from a hat wins what’s in the tip jar!
POOL TOURNAMENT every Monday 7 pm Hitching Post.
FOOLALOOF, a palindromic improvisational musical ensemble featuring Brian Mullins, TS Henry Webb, John Cordes, and Evan Hubbard play every Monday 6 pm at the Bisbee Grand
THE COPPER PIG … a neighborhood eatery
Sunday thru Wednesday 5 pm – 8 pm reservations required | 520-432-9970 | 412 Arizona St. Visit www.thecopperpigbisbee.com for menu
Room 4 Bar 43 Brewery Ave, “Arizona’s smallest bar” up the steep staircase in The Silver King Hotel (520) 432-3723 Live music on the patio (or indoors if raining). Drink specials. Locals night Thursday, discount with Bisbee ID.
Your business here – contact me for info
Pirates of the High Desert Weekend Aug 11 – 13 https://www.bisbeepirateweekend.com/schedule
More City Events including Copper Queen Library education and wellness events for adults and kids: https://www.bisbeeaz.gov/2351/Events
For a complete list of Senior Center activities email firstname.lastname@example.org
For science-related events and activities visit www.bisbeesciencelab.org
Attention all Bisbee artists and creatives! Hotel LaMore at The Bisbee Inn is opening it’s hotel communal area to the community! Anyone looking to hold small events or workshops are encouraged to reach out via call or email (email@example.com) to either myself or Bree to discuss the opportunity. At this time we are not charging for the space, as it’s a soft launch into holding events.
Events must wrap up before 7pm so not to disturb guests staying in the hotel and must comply with our occupancy limit.
Feel free to stop in Thursday-Sunday to check out the space or PM me with any inquiries!
Let’s Dance – join us for a group dance classic working on West Coast Swing and Salsa. Everyone is welcome. First lesson free. At Club K – text or call Lonnie for details 480 586 5961. Next event is July 21.
Pottery lessons wheel throwing and hand building in Warren $120 3 Groups available Clay sculpture class $150 NO experience needed. Space is limited – scholarships available – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Mueller offers private chess lessons for individuals and groups via Cascade Tutoring – email@example.com for more info
Free shuttle to and from Hitching Post on weekends contact Kevin 520 368 8538 Chris 520 368 8488
“Tone Deaf” Tony “taxi” service (575) 313-1819
Have a tune in your head? Steve Moramarco will help you turn it into a song. One on one songwriting lessons email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to tune into the Bargain Bin Ballyhoo on KBRP radio 96.1 FM or kbrpradio.com Tuesdays from 12 – 2 pm and rebroadcast Saturdays 9 – 11 pm
Venues – all in Bisbee AZ 85603 unless noted
American Legion Post #16 1422 HWY 92 (520) 366-4558
Bisbee Books & Music 2 Main St. in the Civic Center building
Bisbee Coffee Company 2 Copper Queen Plaza – music in the courtyard (520) 432-7879
Bisbee Grand Hotel 61 Main St 520-432-5900 Live music, full bar, and great food in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. www.bisbeegrandhotel.com
Bisbee Hatchet House 34B Brewery Ave (520) 220-9462 https://bisbeehatchethouse.com/
Bisbee Senior Center 300 Collins Rd. (520) 432-2167 events not just for members or seniors
Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 67B Main St 520-366-3898 “Speakeasy” style bar with DJ, pool table, and live music 21 and up www.bisbeesocialclub.com
Bisbee Saturday Market Warren Vista Park https://bisbeesaturdaymarket.com/
Central School Project 43 Howell Ave (520) 432-4866 https://www.centralschoolproject.org/
Chuckleheads 41 Brewery Ave – Matt Becker’s bar featuring music, standup, and other random events. Ask him to show you a card trick. https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/ 21 and up
Club K 33 Subway St unique event space at the top of a long flight of stairs
Copper Queen 11 Howell Ave (520) 432-2216 Arizona’s oldest hotel has full bar and food plus live music inside or on the patio https://www.copperqueen.com/
The Courtyard 18 Brewery Ave (917) 664-8353
Dot’s Diner 1 Old Douglas Road (520) 432-1112 retro diner at the Shady Dell Vintage Trailer park https://www.theshadydell.com/dotsevents
Electric Brewing 1326 W Hwy 92 (520) 800-4210 The first microbrew in Arizona, run by one of the original owner’s disciples. Also has non-alcoholic drinks on tap. www.electricbrewing.com
Empyrion Hookah Lounge – have you ever smoked a bowl of fruit loops? Now you can – as well as 31 other exotic tobacco flavors in this large, comfortable lounge. Karaoke-on-demand Tuesday – Sunday 2pm – close 1326 W Highway 92 #5 (520) 265-3902 empyrionlounge.com
Hitching Post 316 Pirrung (520) 432-2836 Bakerville/Warren’s newest hotspot with music and events almost 7 days. a week. You can also get legally “hitched” by Shantih or Katie. www.hitchingpostbisbee.com
Kafka Coffee 31 Subway St.
Poco Market 15 Main St. (520) 314-5929
Room 4 Bar 43 Brewery Ave, “Arizona’s smallest bar” up the steep staircase in The Silver King Hotel (520) 432-3723
Screaming Banshee Pizza 200 Tombstone Canyon 520) 432-1300 https://www.facebook.com/ScreamingBansheePizza/
St. Elmo 36 Brewery ave (520) 432-5578 – since 1902 oldest bar in Arizona, locals’ favorite watering hole 21 and up
The Thirsty Lizard 5838 W. Double Adobe Road Bisbee, AZ 85617 (520) 221-7776
https://www.studiostargazer.org/lizard Roadhouse Food, Drinks & Atmosphere.
Quarry 40 Brewery Ave (520) 366-6868 Winner of many “Best of Bisbee” awards, locally sourced food with many vegan options https://www.facebook.com/the.quarry.bisbee
Vulcan Pottery 120-3 Naco Rd (760) 668-6609
Wiggle Room 65 Brewery Ave
This Week in Bisbee Person of the Week!
“Tone Deaf” Tony was born tone deaf but taught himself how to play guitar. You might see him at Jam Night or driving around in his pink El Camino where he runs a “taxi” service. Tell him you saw him in TWIB!