A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb Race Weekend
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It’s also the BISBEE 1000 Stair Climb Race weekend! The most unique physical fitness challenge (or friendly fitness walk) in the USA! Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb is the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S. and is arguably one of the most unusual and challenging events in the world. The 4.5-mile course features nine staircases (over 1000 total steps) connected by winding roads, with a total course elevation gain/loss of ~1175 ft. While enjoying the challenge, runners and walkers alike see some of the most scenic parts of Old Bisbee. Take a delightful journey up the stairs and down the roadways in Europeanesque Old Bisbee! Schedule below the weekly listing
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Tuesday Oct 17
A CRAFT GROUP is at Electric Brewing Co. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, etc. 1 pm weekly
Multitalanted musician TIMOTHY DICK performs at Hitching Post 2 pm
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. Also first night of STUFF SWAP – bring stuff take stuff!
The Bisbee Community Chorus rehearses at the Presbyterian annex, 24 Howell Ave 6-8pm Come and sing with us no audition required bisbeechorus.org
POOL TOURNAMENT every Tuesday at St. Elmo 7:30 pm $5 double elimination – winner takes all!
Weds Oct 18
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. Also second night of STUFF SWAP
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 19
MAHAVIA play Flamenco and Spanish music https://www.mahavia.com/ Bisbee Grand 7 pm
“I HATE THIS PLACE” photo shoot at Hitching Post 6 – 8 pm. Free t-shirts to all who show up and allow themselves to be photographed. Photos will be used for marketing and to get an investor. “I Hate This Place” takes 1-star reviews of Bisbee and turns them into t-shirts using them ironically to promote the town.
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
Bisbee Science Lab’s PIE & SKY. Dark Skies & Night Ecology Thursday October 19th 6-8pm
COSTUMES ENCOURAGED as we enjoy a talk from NASA Solar System Ambassador, Amy Oliver, on Night Ecology from 6-7pm FREE Pizza, Games, and Virtual Reality! Fun for the Whole Family! 519 Melody Lane
Friday Oct 20
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 2:30 – 5 pm
Pop-punk from GACY DAY PARADE at Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight
Jazzy folk from HATPIN DUO Hitching Post 8 pm https://sptfy.com/hatpinduo
COYOTE VELVET plays sultry rock, country, and jazz 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
LOCOMUNDI bring their crazy, danceable world music to Dot’s Diner/The Shady Dell 6:30 – 9 pm https://www.mahavia.com/locomundi
GYPSY PIANO BLUES on the patio at Room 4 Bar in the Silver King
Saturday Oct 21 BISBEE 1000
ROAD CLOSURES FOR BISBEE 1000 5 am – 11 am: If you need to leave Quality Hill Road please do so prior to 8:30 am via Curve Street. Cross Ave and Ledge Ave will be closed at 5:30 am. If you need to leave Clawson Ave or High Road please do so before 8:30 am via Shearer St. Main St. closed 8:45 am – 10:45 am (Brewery Ave to Moon Canyon) including all access streets. For more info visit www.bisbee1000.org
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from MAHAVIA 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.
Bisbee books and Music welcomes Tucson author, Vail Benson, to our Bisbee Artist Series! Vail will be featuring her debut novel, “Blood and Silver”, a young adult historical fiction . “Blood and Silver” is a clever page turner featuring a courageous young heroine set in the silver boomtown of Tombstone, Arizona, in 1880. 11 am – 4 pm
StairClimb to Heaven – Come on up! The fun starts at 12 PM and will march on until 10 PM with NO cover! Visit our indoor bar and outdoor courtyard for an evening of live musical performances! 4-5 PM – Hatpin Duo – Harp | Viola | Vocals 6:30-9:30 PM – DJ set by Chez Felipe – House | Nu-Disco | Down Tempo | Rare | Groove Soul at the Courtyard
GERRY BUTTERWICK brings his 12-string and Americana set list to Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm www.gerrybutterwick.bandcamp.com
OUT OF THE BLUE perform jazz, funk, psychedelic, and blues every Saturday at Bisbee Social Club 2 – 5 pm
THE BARN SWALLOWS play gypsy jazz Americana https://sptfy.com/barnswallows Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm
St Elmo 9 – 2 am band TBA
HAROS, SILVA & SALCEDO CELEBRATION AND CHILI COOKOFF Hitching Post 4 pm – close
JOEL MARTIN’S GRATEFUL ZONE (Psychedelic Rock) Bisbee Social Club BSC 9 – midnight
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 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
LIZ & PETE at The Shady Dell/Dot’s Diner 6:30 – 9:00 pm Liz’s heartfelt voice with Pete’s haunting harmonies and rich guitar arrangements captivate the mind and tug at the heart. https://sptfy.com/lizandpete
Sunday Oct 22
Kafka Coffeehouse 10 am – noon live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
THE PARSON SISTERS Hitching Post 3 – 6 pm
THE MARCH DIVIDE at the Quarry. Jared Putnam is one of the most prolific songwriters in Texas, and he earns that distinction in his second act. in the past decade as The March Divide, Putnam has basically done it all on his own, self-releasing a barrage of singles, EPs, and albums at a seemingly non-stop pace during that time. https://sptfy.com/marchdivide
Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm Country music from Sierra Vista’s JOE BARR
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
LARA RUGGLES plays alt-country at Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://sptfy.com/lararuggles
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you? Winner of audience award gets $10 prize
Monday Oct 23
NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Movie, trivia, music and community gathering at St Elmo 7 pm
Half-Price Burgers & Salads at The Thirsty Lizard EVERY MONDAY through the end of the year! If you haven’t tried The Lizard yet or haven’t been in a while Monday is for the locals. Come out and enjoy the food, booze n’ views!
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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 1000 Stair Climb Schedule
32nd Annual Bisbee 1000 The Great Stair Climb
SATURDAY OCTOBER 21st, 2023
Saturday 7-8:45am CHECK-IN BIB NUMBER & T-SHIRT PICKUP Only registrants may pick up their own packet in person. Be an early bird and arrive by 6:30 am for easy parking and short lines. Breakfast available at St. Patrick’s Parish Church Hall 100 Quality Hill Rd. Eat a burrito and relax before the run!
7am FOOD! at St. Patricks Parish Hall next to check-in and porta-potties.
7am-1pm Shop the Bisbee 1000 Souvenir Store at Higgins Hill Park, the official finish line venue (see maps).
8:50am CALL TO CORRALS Must be in numbered corrals by 8:55am.
9am BISBEE 1000 EVENT START Staggered Wave Starts (1 min.). The event is chip timed. Results based on your personal net time, not on horn time! (i.e. when you cross the electronic sensor mat). Each wave released with gun 9am-9:20am.
9:30am-11:30am DEMONSTRATIONS Pickleball and Fitness Court will be open with instructors present. Please come and enjoy!
10:00am FOOD! Bisbee Burger Truck at Higgins Hill Park.
11am-1pm AWARDS CEREMONY at Higgins Hill Park Venue. Lahaina Tribute, Sponsor Trophies and Awards, Costume Awards, Special Awards and Prizes, Overall and Age Group Awards. Music to be provided by Lamont Arthur.
Nosferatu accompanied by a LIVE MUSICAL SCORE spontaneously created and performed in the theater by enigmatic new sound sculpting collective: Lavender Space Ensemble. Tickets $20: https://lsepresents.square.site/coming-attractions
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/
Bisbee Home Tour Nov 24 – 25 www.bisbeewomansclubcom
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Mueller offers private chess lessons for individuals and groups via Cascade Tutoring – email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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!
Bisbee local Jacob Rice Stewart was the winner of the Bisbee 1000 2 years in a row! He is going for a three-peat this weekend, looking to beat his record-setting time of 29:33. Can he do it? Be sure to cheer him on Saturday and tell him you saw him in TWIB!