A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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It’s also PRIDE WEEKEND!
Around 3,500 visitors are expected and food and other vendors will be stationed in Grassy Park, which has the community stage for performances. The parking lot in front of the Lyric Theater on Naco Road will stage the popular Pride Village.
Expect extra traffic in the area from Thursday June 15 to Sunday June 18!
Full schedule at the bottom. More info and tickets at www.bisbeeprideaz.com
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Tuesday June 13
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
Experimental rock/ folk balladry from FAUN FABLES at The Quarry 8 pm https://sptfy.com/faunfables
Weds June 14
OPEN ART GATHERING 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).
BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE NIGHT local musicians play their favorite Dylan songs 7 pm – ? at the Wiggle Room
This week at the Rock-n-Roll Dive-in The HITCHING POST presents Judas Priest filmed in 1986 during their “Fuel For Life” tour plus other Rock and Metal performances by LGBTQIA artists. Show starts at 7pm.
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
Thursday June 15 – Pride Begins
Pride starts at Bisbee Grand 7 pm – expect dancing and celebration!
90s Night and Jungle Juice special 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
PRIDE EVENTS at Thirsty Lizard all weekend
Friday June 16
Country/Folk/Americana from TINA & HER PONY Hitching Post 8 pm https://sptfy.com/tinaanherpony
STEPHY LEIGH GRIFFIN brings her original country to Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm https://sptfy.com/stephyleighgriffin
UPLIFT: A GENDERQUEER ARTIST SHOWCASE opening reception 4 – 6 pm – meet the artists, enjoy drinks and snacks. Gallery open Pride Weekend 12 pm – 6 pm Wiggle Room
Former cave-dwelling comedian MAGGHIE O’SHEA hosts her monthly comedy show at the Silver King Hotel 9 pm – this month’s guests Jason B, Adam Bathe, AV Reyna
Chuckleheads presents the “Bi-Agenda” comedy show, featuring the incredible talents of Zo Thomas, Drake Belt, and Jeff Stonic. 🎭🎉 Let’s celebrate diversity, inclusivity, and side-splitting humor together – it’s the perfect way to kick off Pride weekend! 🏳️🌈😂 $15 tickets: https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/event-details/jeff-stonic-presents-the-bi-agena
Saturday June 17th
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
DRAG BRUNCH noon Bisbee Grand
LATE NIGHT DRAG 11 pm Bisbee Grand
Country/Folk/Americana from TINA & HER PONY at the Quarry 8 pm https://sptfy.com/tinaanherpony
CHALAKO THE BAND play Latin and rock classics and originals at St Elmo 9 — 12 bring your dancing shoes https://www.reverbnation.com/Chalako/videos
FELONY CACTUS play their arresting mix of rock and blues Hitching Post 8 pm https://felonycactus.bandcamp.com/album/speculation-hearsay-and-conjecture
PRIDE EVENT BSC 9 – midnight
TRES PALOMAS bring their catchy indie rock to the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 4 – 7 pm
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 8 – 11 pm
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
The Courtyard presents a Pride celebration. Mule Mountain Democrats reception 11:30 am. Live music from TAYLOR GLASHEEN 4:15 pm, FUNK POCKET 5:40 pm, MELISSA REAVES 7:45 pm https://sptfy.com/taylorglasheen https://melissareaves.com/ plus Queer poetry by Allie, Carolyn, and Ollie
ONE LOVE DANCE PARTY at Chucklkeheads with DJ GIDZILLA 9:30 pm – ?
SNAKE OIL GYPSIES duo at Copper Queen Hotel 3:30 pm
PRIDE EVENTS at Thirsty Lizard all weekend
PUB QUIZ TRIVIA NIGHT at the American Legion Post #16 5:30 pm
Sunday June 18 – Father’s Day
ECSTATIC DANCE on break for summer
Kafka 10 am – live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
Country/Folk/Americana from TINA & HER PONY at the Bisbee Coffee Company 10 am – noon https://sptfy.com/tinaanherpony
PRIDE MUD WRESTLING 2 pm PRIDE TEA DANCE 3 pm with DJ LEFREAK at Hitching Post
Father’s Day at Electric Brewing music from 1 – 3 pm DARAGH VAUGHN 3 – 5 pm PAT PANTHER 5 – 7 pm potluck
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
BISBEE PRIDE DRUM CIRCLE at Grassy Park 1 – 3 pm. BYOD but extras are always available (no dogs)
PRIDE activities Bisbee Grand all day
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you?
Monday June 19
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.
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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2023 Bisbee Pride Official Schedule of Events – some events are ticketed.
Ticket link: https://bisbeeprideaz.ticketspice.com/bisbee-pride-2023
Thursday, June 15, 2023
7:00 -11:00 pm Pre-Pride Event Hitching Post An evening of fun, adult-oriented GAYmes, Prizes, and
Friday, June 16, 2023
Noon-6pm Pride Village Grassy Park (Beer Garden) A gathering of food & General merchandise vendors, community organizations, and social and political groups/candidates.
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Womyn’s Welcome Reception Gene’s Place 24 Brewery Ave. A welcoming reception for Womyn. DJ BABY, Comedian M-LO THE HOMO, and Drag King and Burlesque Performers. Cash Bar.
4:00 pm Pride Thanksgiving Service St. John’s Episcopal Church. A communal gathering
celebrating our gratefulness of community and diversity within our community.
6:00 pm Teen Movie/Dance Night St. John’s Episcopal Church. An evening of fun, snacks, and a movie or dance for those under 21 in our community.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Lingerie Pub Crawl Various. A fun walking tour of local establishments for those Over
21 beginning at the Iron Man Statue commencing through town until it reaches Historic
8:00 pm – 12:00 am “Drag”stravaganza and Street Dance Convention Center. Start off your weekend with an exciting, energetic Drag Show. Then, experience and enjoy music, lights, and dancing. Dance the night away in the middle of downtown, magical Bisbee!
Saturday, June 17, 2023
11 am -6pm Pride Village Grassy Park (Beer Garden) A gathering of food & General merchandise vendors, community organizations, and social and political groups/candidates.
10:00 am – 11:00 am Pride Parade Main Street. Bisbee Pride’s annual celebration of Diversity,
Inclusivity, and Community. Beginning at the Historic Cochise County Courthouse and winding its way through town Down Main Street to Goar Park.
11:00 am – 6:00 pm Day Stage Goar Park. An afternoon of performances and music suitable for all ages
under the shade of trees at our cozy Goar Park.
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Drag Brunch Show The Bisbee Grand. Description coming soon
11:30 pm – 2:30 pm Bisbee Pride/MMDC Reception The Courtyard A special event for invited
guests from across AZ.
Noon – 3:00 pm Youth Zone St. John’s Episcopal Church. An afternoon of fun, activities,
arts & crafts, and snacks for Bisbee Pride attendees under 21.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm “Drag”-o-saurous The Courtyard. A fun and energetic Drag Show by
some of Arizona’s Ol***, we mean, more experienced and longest performing female illusionists. You name it, chances are they’ve been there, done that.
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm Bisbee Pride Main Stage Convention Center An evening of fun and Entertainment from Coast to Coast. The show opens with the fun and edgy band, The Copper Queens. Next up, direct from Los Angeles, the sensational live vocals of BOYNANARAMA! They will be backed up by Bisbee’s own Gretchen Bonaduce. And finally, headlining the event all the way from New York City: Venus De Mars and her band, All the Pretty Horses. After the show, stick around and join us for more dancing and music.
10:30 pm – Midnight Dance Convention Center
11:00 pm – 1:30 am Drag Show The Bisbee Grand
Sunday, June 18, 2023 Redemption Sunday
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Twisted Sister Bingo The Thirsty Lizard A Bisbee Pride Annual Fan Favorite, Twisted Sister Bingo! Come join us for a chance to win some great prizes while enjoying a selection of fun and funny games of bingo hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm “Fun In the Mud” Wrestling The Hitching Post. New to Pride this year. Come get dirty with us with some fun in the mud, Let’s see who has what it takes to survive the mud pit and be
named the dirtiest Bisbee Pride attendee!
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tea Dance Hitching Post. Come and use whatever energy you have left at our
Sunday afternoon Tea Dance. Come help close out an exciting weekend while you
experience the lights and sounds of an LGBTQI+ tradition.
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sonoran Films: Stories of Pride Películas Sonorense: Cuentos de Orgullo Chuckleheads. Close out your Pride weekend with a showing and discussion of short film vignettes telling the history of the struggle for equality and LGBTQI+ rights in our neighbor to the South, the
State of Sonora. (Sponsored by the Mexican Consul’s Office, Douglas, AZ)
Pride Events at Copper Queen Hotel
Saturday June 16
12 pm – 5 pm Pool Party/ BBQ 21+ only $10 entry fee 2 pm Diving for Dildos
5 pm – 1 am Street party for all ages $5 canned beer $15 entry fee
Sunday June 17 8 am – 11 am Bring Your Daddy Breakfast $7 Bloody Mary Bar
Pirates of the High Desert Weekend Aug 11 – 13
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
If you own a vintage car and would like to cruise old Bisbee with Miss K, meet me at the Lowell parking lot at 7:00p.m. on Friday and we will caravan to the Iron Man and gulch.
Cocktails to follow at my trailer if you have the time. We will decide if we went to start a car club. BISBEE SLOW ROLLERS. Be there….don’t be square!
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #16 invites you to our Community Yard Sale and Breakfast on Saturday, June 17, 2023. From 8 AM to 12 PM at 1422 HWY 92 in Bisbee, AZ 85603. 8 AM to 10 AM – Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, and Scrambled Eggs – $10 per plate. Also a 50/50 Raffle is planned.
Are you a Bisbee resident and looking for something fun to do with your family during the month of June? This year the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum has designated the month of June to invite Bisbee residents to visit the Museum free of charge. Simply flash your driver’s license showing your residency to come see the changes and experience the fun of discovering history at the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum! Located in the heart of Bisbee’s historic Arts & Culture District, the Museum is open every day, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.
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
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 email@example.com
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!
Milo Mietzner aka Dan Di Monium is a gender non-conforming artist, dancer, and drummer. Milo is also a landscape designer of Chinese and Japanese gardening and regularly has a spot at Bisbee Saturday Market. Stop over and say hello and mention you saw them in TWIB!