A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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Tuesday June 27
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 June 28
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).
THE GODDAMNED GALLOWS, IV AND HIS STRANGE BAND, VOLK at the Quarry 9 pm $20 adv $25 at the door The Goddamn Gallows roll all the way from their rust-belt beginnings to tour their iconic brand of Americana Punk/Hobo-billy alongside Hank William’s great grandson Coleman Williams, aka IV with his Strange Band. Crispy-fried country chickens Volk open for these two legendary and amazing bands, in our magical hamlet known as Bisbee. https://sptfy.com/goddamngallows https://sptfy.com/IVstrange https://sptfy.com/volk1
This week at the Rock-n-Roll Dive-in The HITCHING POST presents two amazing concert films: Ani DiFranco performs “Live at Babeville” from her church in Buffalo, NY in 2007 AND Melissa Etheridge captured live in 1994 during her “Yes I Am” Tour. Show starts at 7pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
Thursday June 29
Funk from GROOVETRAIN Bisbee Grand 7 pm https://sptfy.com/groovetrain
70s DISCO NIGHT $4 7 and 7 specials 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
Friday June 30
GODZILLA VS MOTHRA screens in the parking lot of the Central School Project Gates Open at 7 movie starts at Dark! We move it inside when weather is bad.FREE but we appreciate donations.
We have Refreshments and Snacks Bring a camp chair or use one of ours.
“Mothra vs. Godzilla [is] indisputably….the greatest of all the Godzilla sequels, with a fast-paced story and likable characters, the most impressive Godzilla design ever, two of the Big G’s most spectacular battles, and an abundance of special-effects “money shots” that evoke the thrills of the 1954 original.”
ALEX WILKERSON brings his indie pop to Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight googlemysoul.bandcamp.com
Funk from GROOVETRAIN on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm https://sptfy.com/groovetrain
Celebrate PABLO PENCIL’s birthday Hitching Post 7 pm with painting party and Flamenco/Spanish flavored music from MAHAVIA 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 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand
Supergroup THE BISBEE RHYTHM REVIEW play classic Soul and Surf covers at Dot’s Diner/Shady Dell 6:30 – 8:30 pm
CHAD WEST DUO at Copper Queen Hotel 7 – 10 pm Hear new material and acoustic versions of some of the crowd favorites. www.chadwestmusic.com
Saturday July 1
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from MAHAVIA while you shop and chitchat with Bisbee locals www.mahavia.com
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
TWILIGHT BOYS do their piano-based classic rock/blues/60s-70s at Dot’s Diner/Shady Dell 6:30 – 8:30 pm
GERRY BUTTERWICK tickles the ivories at Cafe Roka 35 Main st. 5:30 – 8:30 pm reservations 520 432 – 5153
Comedy from ALI MUSA at Chuckleheads 8 pm. li Musa is an Arab American comedian with silly and observational humor about his life, including jokes about his home life and Libyan father. Ali tours all over the southwest and is a regular at Stand Up Live, the Tempe Improv and Laffs Comedy Caffe. He has also appeared multiple times on Kill Tony. Tickets $10: https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/event-details/ali-musa-1
WHISKEY LICKERS, Bisbee’s jug-less jug band play Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm
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
FLICKER, an accordion-playing one-man-band from Silver City at Hitching Post 8 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 BSC 9 – midnight
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
MOTOBILLY feat. DAMMIT DAN AND MISS ANNA perform country classics on guitar and fiddle Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm
Sunday July 2
ECSTATIC DANCE on break for summer
Kafka 10 am – live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
BAKERVILLE BLOCK PARTY hosted by Randall Montgomery, featuring hors shoes, pool, and a kiddie pool. Music from Allie Stewart, Gags, Gerry Butterwick, the Claytones Band Re-booted, Art in the Park and the Acid Rangers, and Gypsy Piano Blues. Pet photos and contest. Hitching Post 1 pm until ?
OUT OF THE BLUE perform jazz, funk, psychedelic, and blues Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm
Electric Brewing is on vacation
UofA extension presents MONSOON!!! WITH LYNN ORCHARD a talk about monsoon season at Kafka Coffeehouse 12:30 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 Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you?
Monday July 3
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 musical improvisational ensemble featuring Brian Mullins, John Cordes, TS Henry Webb and Lisle Ellis at the Bisbee Grand 6 pm
LOCAL’S NIGHT at Bisbee Hatchet House 7 – 9 pm $10 throw as many axes as you can (out-of-towners welcome too)
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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Independence Day July 4
Pirates of the High Desert Weekend Aug 11 – 13 https://www.bisbeepirateweekend.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
4TH OF JULY VENDORS DO YOU WANT TO BE A VENDOR FOR THE 4TH OF JULY?
Please Contract Lorena Valdez, Administrative Assistant, City of Bisbee, Public Works at (520) 432-6002 between 8am and 5pm No later than Wednesday, June 28, 2023.
APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE bisbeeaz.gov
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 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!
Angie Jaramillo is. a local artist and muralist. Here she is working on one of her latest murals in the women’s bathroom at the Hitching Post. Give her a shout-out and tell her you saw her in TWIB!