A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee Plein Air Festival Weekend
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It’s also time for the Bisbee Plein Air Festival and Competition Thursday, October 12 through Sunday, October 15th! Artists come from all over to paint or draw our beloved town and compete for over $800 in prizes, plus sell your art to the public.. Schedule at the bottom – you can also find it along with the rules for participation at https://www.centralschoolproject.org/_files/ugd/9978aa_7f6cb6e947ff4a4aac60ddb315056799.pdf
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Tuesday Oct 10
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 at the Presbyterian annex, 24 Howell Ave 6-8pm Come and sing with us bisbeechorus.org
POOL TOURNAMENT every Tuesday at St. Elmo 7:30 pm $5 double elimination – winner takes all!
Weds Oct 11
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). It’s also Wing Wednesday – 50 cent wings with 7 flavors!
POOL TOURNAMENT every Weds 7 pm Hitching Post.
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 pm
“Who Sang That?” with Darcy and Dash at St Elmo 7 pm. Guess the artist on the jukebox, win a prize.
Thursday Oct 12
Country music from WHIP WILSON Bisbee Grand 7 pm https://sptfy.com/whipwilson
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
POETRY OPEN MIC at Room 4 Bar Patio in the Silver King Hotel. Hosted by BRAD HARMON 7 – 9. Half-priced liquor and $3 domestic beers.
Friday Oct 13
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 2:30 – 5 pm
14th PIT FIRE FESTIVAL at Cochise College (NOT in Bisbee but 20 minutes away)The public is invited to the annual Cochise College Pit Fire Festival- produced by the Douglas campus Art Department. Discover a myriad of ceramics, sounds, tastes, and visual and performing artists starting at 5:00 p.m. on the Douglas Campus. The Pit Fire lighting will be around 7:00 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Cochise Cupboard and receive a raffle ticket for prizes. – for more info: https://www.cochise.edu/pitfirefestival/ 4190 West Highway 80 Douglas, AZ 85601
MELISSA REAVES and her powerful voice rocks the Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight www.melissareaves.com
A Friday the 13th Comedy Show with Joey Gaynor & Franchie San Pedro. Step into a spooky night filled with laughter at Chuckleheads for just $15! 8 pm Tickets https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/event-details/joey-gaynor-presents-a-friday-the-13th-show-comedy-show-witch-trial
Friday the 13th with SANTO DIABLO, HOZTIL, COUNTER CLOCKWISE Hitching Post 8 pm https://sptfy.com/santodiablo
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
MIKE MONTOYA plays the patio at Room 4 Bar in the Silver King Hotel 8 – 10 pm https://sptfy.com/mikemontoya
Supergroup THE BISBEE RHYTHM REVIEW plays classic Soul and Surf covers at the Shady Dell/Dot’s Diner 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday Oct 14
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live jazz music from JUNIPER DJINN while you shop and chitchat with Bisbee locals www.juniperdjinn.com
CHESS CLUB meets every Saturday 10 am – noon at Copper Queen Library. All levels welcome, boards and pieces provided.
AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS ANNIVERSARY PARTY at American Legion Post #16 Bag Raffle, Poker Run, 50/50 Raffle, Music, Dry Camping, Cold Beverages, Music. Stop in and have some fun! Live Music 4:30 – 8:30
OUT OF THE BLUE perform jazz, funk, psychedelic, and blues every Saturday at Bisbee Social Club 2 – 5 pm
DRAG BRUNCH Bisbee Grand noon
US TOO featuring Stevie Peavey and Michael Matranga bring you 40s jazz to contemporary music Electric Brewing 2 – 4 pm
Nowhere Man & A Whiskey Girl Film Documentary Directed by: Chris Charles Scott. Music by Fatigo
Bisbee resident Amy Ross was a musical savant. Derick Ross was her talented husband, musical partner and spiritual equal. With talent, loving families and adoring fans – they seemingly had it all. But there was a secret Amy was keeping from the outside world, which no amount of love and help from Derrick could resolve. Nowhere Man and A Whiskey Girl is the beautifully tragic love story of Derrick and Amy – and the best band you’ve never heard of. Music by Fatigo 6:30pm Film showing 8:00pm Tickets: $15 at Shady Dell/Dot’s Diner https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nowhere-man-and-a-whiskey-girl-screening-tickets-729077088197?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Japanese space rock collective ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE graciously return to our amazing, small mountain town to play the Quarry 8 pm. This is the real deal, the real band. Do not miss this amazing opportunity to have your face melted off! Tickets $16 adv/$20 day https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6072205
THE STEVE MORAMARCO CONSPIRACY plays original “Punk Americana” music. Songwriter of “Satan, Lend Me a Dollar” featured on Showtime series Weeds Bisbee Grand 8 -11 https://sptfy.com/NcVS
LA DULCE VIDA grand opening. Help celebrate the opening of our new shop! Snacks and beverages will be served. Coincides with the reintroduction of Bisbee After 5 – with other merchants and galleries being open late. 5 – 8 pm 24 Main St.
PATRICK RAYL AND THE .357 BAND play country rock originals and covers at St Elmo 9 – midnight patrickrayl.com
Rock ‘n Burlesque show with CURFEW (from Tucson) and FLYING HALF FULL (Tucson) with burlesque from FOXXY ALABASTER at Hitching Post 8 pm youtube.com/channel/UCOisF0-ob1BmMudQt8-qY_w
ONE GHOST rock the Bisbee Social Club (BS) with originals and classic rock/new wave covers 9 – midnight oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me
Flamenco/Latin music from MAHAVIA on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm http://www.mahavia.com
Sunday Oct 15
Kafka Coffeehouse 10 am – noon live music with the BARN SWALLOWS
MUTTS & MIMOSAS – dog wash benefit for Bisbee Animal Shelter with Dog costume contest 11 am Hitching Post followed by MAHAVIA (it’s Juliana’s birthday) 3 pm www.mahavia.com
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
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? Winner of audience award gets $10 prize
Monday Oct 16
NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Movie, trivia, music and community gathering at St Elmo 7 pm
HALF PRICE MONDAY at The Thirsty Lizard! All menu items are half-price until we sell out. (Does not include beverages or specialty items. Cannot be combined with any other discounts but you do earn double Lizard Points if you are a Lizard Rewards Member.)
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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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Bisbee Plein Air Festival and Competition Schedule
Artists Painting – Thursday October 12 – Saturday October 14th ’til 2 pm
Friday 6:00 – 8:00 pm Artist meet and greet at Central School
Friday 8:00 pm Nocturne painting. Meet at Sam Poe Gallery on Subway Street
Saturday 10:00 – 1:00 pm Drop in at Grassy Park gathering and relaxed art-making with Sam Woolcott
Saturday 1:30 pm Artists may start bringing their paintings to Central School to register them for the competition please get here by 3 at the latest
Saturday 3:00- 4:00 pm Artists leave the building for judging. We will have refreshments outside for you!
Saturday 4:00 pm The show opens to the public. Vote for People’s Choice Award.
Saturday 5:00 pm Awards Ceremony at Central School
Gallery open until 6:00 pm Buy the paintings of Bisbee!
Sunday October 15, 11:00- 1:00 pm Casual artists Critique and another opportunity to buy the art at Central School
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/
Sidepony Music Festival 10 Nov 10 – 12 https://sideponyexpressmusicfestival.com/
This Week in Bisbee Useful Links
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
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/
Bisbee Wire – Bisbee financials, left-leaning politics http://bisbeewire.com/
MONSTERS WANTED Halloween weekend at Mike High Ranch. If you love Halloween as much as we do, then consider joining us as “Monsters” to help with directing guests, candy distribution, joke telling, and as guides on the Haunted House tour. Are you interested? This is a fun community volunteer opportunity for anyone over the age of 18, or under 18 if you come with your parent or legal guardian. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Bisbee High School Drama Class productions—but our best rewards are the screams! Read frightening details here: https://www.gardensatmilehighranch.com/halloween-1
The Bisbee Woman’s Club is holding its 22nd Art Chairs & More, a silent, in person auction, on November 24 & 25, 2023. Paintings, photos, collages, textiles, ceramics, hand-made jewelry, artistically altered furniture etc. are all welcome. Collection of artworks will take place Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at the Greenway School Cafeteria, 98 Cole Ave., in Warren. Work will be accepted from 10 AM to 4 PM. We look forward to the opportunity to display your beautiful work and thank you in advance for helping us with our scholarship fund!
A Reminder that Central School is holding the annual ReMake Art Show Nov 17. This show calls for our creative community to work in the art of assemblage, harnessing the power of discarded junk, manufactured items, shiny things, scraps, ephemera, and bereft materials. We ask that the art is made entirely, or in part, of things not intended as art materials. More info: https://www.centralschoolproject.org/remake2023
Lonie Mitchell’s dance lessons have moved to the Covenant Presbyterian Church Annex. We will have social dancing after the lessons in West Coast Swing and Salsa. Only $5 per person. More info: 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
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
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. https://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 Kilimanjahro aka 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
Wiggle Room 65 Brewery Ave
This Week in Bisbee Person of the Week!
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