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 18
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.
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 19
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
Hornitas Margarita special $10 Hitching Post
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
Thursday July 20
Willie Nelson night $1 off all whiskeys 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 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Songwriter evening at Object Limited 29 Main St 6 – 8 pm open mic & jam. Hosted by Artist-in-Residence KATIE MAE
Friday July 21
Poet ROBERT FELDMAN to read from his new book “Dancing Through Doorways” at Kafka Coffeehouse 11:30 am
Country from JD GRAHAM Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight https://sptfy.com/jdgraham
BISBEE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF ’73 COCKTAIL PARTY Hitching Post 6 pm followed by DJ S13GAL 8 pm
Americana from “Voice” contestant and Bisbee resident KAYLA VON DER HEIDE 8 -11 pm Bisbee Grand www.kaylavonderheide.com
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.
Classical guitar from ROBERT EARL LONGLEY in the Spirit Room at the Copper Queen Hotel 6 pm
KARAOKE WITH JOE Electric Brewing 6 pm
Artist reception this Friday, 5-8pm, for Gathering Qi: A Zen Garden Arts Showcase! Displays and installations of a variety of art, including sculpture, digital art, miniature landscapes, poetry, and examples of my landscaping following the Chinese and Japanese traditions. Pieces in private collections will be available for viewing, and build-your-own miniature landscape workshops!
Let’s Dance. -Lonnie Mitchell’s group dance class of Western Swing and Salsa at 7 pm at Club K/Kilimanjahro Arts Center in the big room $5 per person – no partn er or experience necessary
Saturday July 22
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from KURT HAUSER AND FRIENDS while you shop and chitchat with Bisbee locals – this will be a benefit for Molly Ratchett of the Whiskey Lickers who recently had an emergency appendectomy!
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
LOS AMIGOS play their “friend”-ly mix of classic rock and Latin covers at Copper Queen 2 – 5 pm
Americana from “Voice” contestant and Bisbee resident KAYLA VON DER HEIDE at the Copper Queen 6 pm www.kaylavonderheide.com
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/
Country from JD GRAHAM Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://sptfy.com/jdgraham
Artist in residence KATIE MAE performs at Object Limited 29 Main St 6:30 – 8:30 pm https://sptfy.com/katiemae
CHAD WEST TRIO www.chadwestmusic.com St Elmo 9 – 2 am
CATDADDY plays the blues at Hitching Post 8 pm plus meet ‘n greet shelter kittens from Bisbee Animal Shelter around 6 pm
MELISSA REAVES brings her soulful, powerful vocals to Dot’s Diner for dinner 6:30 – 8:30 pm www.melissareaves.com
ELECTRONIC JAM sponsored by Sierra Vista Sound Studio BSC 9 – midnight
MAHAVIA play Flamenco and Spanish music with powerful vocals on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm www.mahavia.com
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Sunday July 23
ECSTATIC DANCE on break for summer
Kafka 10 am – live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
“Monsoon” with Lynn Orchard talk noon at Kafka – learn about what makes this season special
JODY RUSH Acoustic 70s & Beyond Hitching Post 3 – 6 pm
THE EARTHPICKS OF COCHISE COUNTY plays orignal Western folk and blues Electric Brewing 4 pm
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
MISS SOSHA Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm
Folk from MARK VIATOR & SUSAN MAXEY Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://sptfy.com/viatormaxey
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you? Prize to audience award winner
Monday July 24
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.
Ollie & Sonora’s Farewell Party at Hitching Post 7 pm – come share some love and say “see you soon” – potluck with music from FUNK POCKET, COYOTE VELVET, THE DUNNOUGHS
Brian Mullin’s FOOLALOOF is a palindromic improvisational musical experience featuring Lisle Ellis, T.S. Henry Webb, John Cordes, and Evan Hubbard at Bisbee Grand 6 – 9 pm
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/
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!
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 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 520 982 5919
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!
Leah Mueller is an author, poet, yoga instructor, and spiritual advisor. Her latest book is called “Widow’s Fire.” You can find out more at leahmueller.org – tell her you saw her in TWIB!