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 August 15
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
The Bisbee Community Chorus is on break until Aug 22. The Bisbee Community Chorus (BCC) invites old and new members to its first rehearsal of the fall season on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at the Presbyterian annex, 24 Howell Ave., Old Bisbee. Orientation and cake (!) starting at 5:45, then rehearsal of 5 songs. BCC is a non-auditioned chorus, headed up by new Artistic Director Nathan Darus, with new accompanist Timothy Dick. Regular rehearsals will be on Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm, at the annex. Come and sing with us!
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 August 16
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).
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 3 – 6 pm
MADONNA’S BIRTHDAY celebration at Hitching Post with music and pomagranate martini specials 7 pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
Thursday August 17
GRANT MOCK Bisbee Grand 7 pm
TAMELA TURTLE’S THEATRICAL THIRD THURSDAY at Hitching Post 6-9 pm. Expect music, crazy costumes, and games.
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
Friday August 18
DJ Lil Duck Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight
ONE GHOST play originals and classic rock/new wave covers oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me Hitching Post 8 pm
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
Saturday August 19
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.
OUT OF THE BLUE perform jazz, funk, psychedelic, and blues every Saturday at Bisbee Social Club 2 – 5 pm
LOCOMUNDI bring their crazy, danceable world music to the Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://www.mahavia.com/locomundi
ZNORA an enrgetic yet soulful band with original psychedelic blues rock and 70s – 90s classic rock covers at Copper Queen 6 – 8 pm https://linktr.ee/znora
Blues from CATDADDY Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm
PATRICK RAYL AND THE .357 BAND play country rock originals and covers at St Elmo 9 – 12 patrickrayl.com
Folk rock from UNCOMMON CROSSROADS Hitching Post 8 pm https://sptfy.com/uncommoncrossroads
THE STEVE MORAMARCO CONSPIRACY plays original “punk Americana” music. Songwriter of “Satan, Lend Me a Dollar” featured on Showtime series Weeds https://sptfy.com/NcVS on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm (moves inside if raining)
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Sunday August 20
ECSTATIC DANCE on break for summer
Kafka 10 am – live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
MUTTS AND MIMOSAS dog wash to benefit Bisbee Animal Shelter 11 am GYPSY PIANO BLUES 2 – 5 pm
Consummate musicians, HARLEY RUDELL (The Steve Moramarco Conspiracy, Big Demons) and J EVAN “LeFreak” (Funk Pocket, All The Pretty Horses) step away from their primary instruments to play alternating solo / acoustic sets. Come enjoy a craft beer or hard kombucha while listening to their unique mix of original and cover songs at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
GERRY BUTTERWICK brings his 12-string and Americana set list to Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm www.gerrybutterwick.bandcamp.com
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 August 21
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
Altered Books Aug 26 https://www.friendsofthecopperqueenlibrary.org/event-details/altered-books-2023
Bisbee Bloomers Sept 2 https://www.eventbrite.com/…/bisbee-bloomers-annual…
Blues in Bisbee Sept 9 https://bluesinbisbee.com/
Mineshaft Gay Men’s Weekend Sept 22 https://www.mineshaftweekend.com/
Bisbee 1000 Oct 21 http://bisbee1000.org/
BRATS parade Oct 28 https://www.facebook.com/events/2147085038812577
Mariachi Festival Nov 4 https://www.bisbeemariachifestival.com/
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 email@example.com
For science-related events and activities visit www.bisbeesciencelab.org
Discover Bisbee Arizona – the official website of Bisbee with Queen Mine tour and reservations: https://www.discoverbisbee.com/
Bisbee Enclave: Online directory of businesses in Bisbee: https://bisbeeenclave.com/
Forever Bisbee Blog: https://foreverbisbee.com/
Women in Business Mixer hosted by Diana Dawn Friday Aug 19 at the Wiggle Room 5 – 7:30 pm 65 Brewery Ave – charcuterie, sweets, and drinks provided – Hat raffle and giveaway – for more info contact firstname.lastname@example.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.
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
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
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
This Week in Bisbee Person of the Week!
Amy Naico runs Readings By Amelie at 26a Brewery Ave. Get your future foretold or shop for unique gifts. You can make an appointment at her Facebook page or just walk up during business hours. Tell her you saw her in TWIB!