A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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It’s also PIRATES OF THE HIGH DESERT WEEKEND with fun for everyone! Treasure hunts, family-friendly events, vendors peddling their wares, make-n-take art projects, a pirate parade and circus, meet and greet with real mermaids, and more! Once the sun goes down the adult pirates can come out and play. Adult events will include a Skull & Scuppers pub crawl, burlesque show, and annual walkin’ o’ the plank. Full schedule at the end of the listings. You can also visit https://bisbeepirateweekend.com/ for more info, mateys!
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 Aug 8
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
SIP EAT & PAINT PARTY by Laurie Ann “Arizona Monsoon” 5-8 pm
at The BISBEE TABLE Restaurant 2 Copper Queen Plaza. Let’s kick off this Monsoon season right, with a great time at the Table. Enjoy their food and bar while painting with acrylics on a 16×20 canvas; this beautiful monsoon rain. $35 includes all painting supplies. SIGN UP, text or call 520-508-3713 to secure your seat.
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 Aug 9
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
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
Thursday Aug 10
MAHAVIA plays Flamenco and Spanish music with powerful vocals Bisbee Grand 7 – 10 pm www.mahavia.com
THE PIT OPEN MIC AND JAM. Hosted by Randall Montgomery, this is an open mic in the style of Delta Blues as seen in the movie “Crossroads”, where you may be thrown into “the pit” exchanging riffs with another musician. You can also just perform solo, music, comedy or whatever. A mic and amp will be provided, byo instrument. Hitching Post sign up 7 pm.
PIRATE WEEKEND WET T-SHIRT CONTEST at St Elmo 10 pm – t-shirts provided, cash prizes awarded!
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 Aug 11 – Pirate Weekend Begins!
DJ S13GAL (Pronounced Seagull) Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight
Make ‘n take mermaid crowns Hitching Post 7 pm
Indie rock from MOONLIGHT BEACH CLUB 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand https://sptfy.com/moonlightbeachclub1
Comedy from CASEY ROCKET at Chuckleheads 8 pm https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/event-details/casey-rocket-friday $15 Casey’s absurdist style of comedy is a delightful blend of high energy and nonsensical wordplay that will leave you in stitches. As he boldly declares, “Nonsense makes me comfortable because then I can ignore the realities of the world.” It takes years of dedication to master this craft, and Casey has honed his skills over a solid 7-year journey.
Saturday Aug 12
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live world music from MAHAVIA/LOCOMUNDI 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
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 2 – 5 pm
Grand Burlesque presents YO HO HO’s a pirate-themed burlesque show. Games, costumes, prizes, and of course goils! goils! goils! Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm $10 GA $25 VIP – tickets https://bpt.me/6054635
WHISKEY LICKERS have an album release party at the Jonquil Motel 317 Tombstone Canyon 5 – 8 pm with beer and brats!
FUNKY BONZ St Elmo 9 – 2 am funk, rock, blues, reggae https://linktr.ee/FunkyBonz
Comedy from CASEY ROCKET at Chuckleheads 8 pm https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/event-details/casey-rocket-saturday $15 Casey’s absurdist style of comedy is a delightful blend of high energy and nonsensical wordplay that will leave you in stitches. As he boldly declares, “Nonsense makes me comfortable because then I can ignore the realities of the world.” It takes years of dedication to master this craft, and Casey has honed his skills over a solid 7-year journey.
CATURDAY at Hitching Post – meet shelter cats at 6 pm followed by blues from CATDADDY 8 pm
ONE GHOST play originals and classic rock/new wave covers oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me BSC 9 – midnight
GYPSY PIANO BLUES on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm (moves inside if it’s raining)
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Sunday Aug 13
ECSTATIC DANCE on break for summer
Kafka 10 am – live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
Bisbee Hall-of-famer and member of The Flock TS HENRY WEBB plays the Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm https://www.reverbnation.com/tshenrywebb
SONG SHARE at Hitching Post 5 pm. Hosted by Carolyn Toronto. Starting a new theme-based Songwriters share where a prompt will be provided a week before, and you have one week to write a song to it, and a chance to win $20!! This month’s theme is: “heatwave”
Celebrate with us at the Third Anniversary of Re-opening Dave’s Electric Brewing.
12-2 BK Mills, 2:30-4:30 Beca & Scott, and 5-6:30 Melissa Reaves Stuart’s Lazy KJ Ranch BBQ Food Truck will be here with delicious food to purchase. Electric Brewing 12 – 6 pm
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
THE PANTHER BAND talented family playing originals and blues/classic rock covers Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://thepantherband.bandcamp.com/album/marching-toward-the-dust
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you?
Monday Aug 14
POETS & CREATIVE WRITERS’ OPEN MIC at Copper Queen 5:13 pm
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
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.
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.
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Pirate Weekend Schedule
Click on any of the underlined activities for more information and to make reservations if required.
1:30pm & 2:30pm
Mermaid Moves Workshop with
Nadia Hagen of Flem Chen
10am – 4pm – City Park
Vendors * Make-N-Takes * Meet a Mermaid
The Rooks will be performing
Sirens of Lykiska. Tribal fusion belly dance troop
Pirate Fashion Show. Winners will be crowned Bisbee Pirate Royalty and will lead the
Return of the Mermaids Parade.
Pirate Circus. Featuring an array of themed acts with talent from the Bisbee Aerie Movement Studio. Our segue performers will be
Dancing On’s Vista Vibes Belly Dancers
1pm – 3:30PM
$25 per person
Must be 21 or older
Sponsored by the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour & Bisbee Seance Room
The Rooks will be performing
Sirens of Lykiska. Tribal fusion belly dance troop
Musical Storytelling: From sea to land, from fin to stand
Return of the Mermaids Parade
Main Street. Starting at the Iron Man and ending on the Gulch
7pm – 9pm
Drum Circle in Goar Park
Grand Burlesque Presents…Yo Ho Ho’s
Bisbee Grand Hotel & Bar
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 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!
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
Monsoon art exhibition hosted by the Senior & Community Center. All mediums accepted and limited only by your imagination. Entries accepted unil August 11 at the center between 10 am – 2 pm. Exhibition Sept 15 3 – 6 pm. For more info stop by 300 Collins Rd or call 520 432 2167
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 email@example.com
Nick Mueller offers private chess lessons for individuals and groups via Cascade Tutoring – firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
This Week in Bisbee Person of the Week!
Don’t #$$%^ with Matt Becker! The owner of Chuckleheads don’t take no shit from nobody. But if he likes you, he’ll let you do karaoke or show you a card trick. Tell him you saw him in TWIB!