A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
Bisbee BRATS Parade Saturday
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It’s also Halloween Weekend as well as the 13th Annual BRATS Parade! Join us on Saturday, October 28 for gravity-fueled fun. Artist-built soap box derby carts will go careening through Bisbee… the BRATS roll through town at 4PM! Don’t miss this parade! Find a spot to watch anywhere along Main Street. JOIN US! Here’s how… If you’ve got a cart… bring it to the backyard of the Jonquil Motel on Friday 10/27 between 5-7PM. Then meet us at the Jonquil on Saturday 10/28 to roll out at 3PM! For the Kazoo-Curious… we’ve got kazoos, you’ve got lungs… Meet us on Saturday at the Iron Man at 3:30PM to play in the parade! No musical skills necessary! If you’ve got a costume… we’d love for you to be a part of the event. All you need is an artsy idea to join in! Meet us at the Jonquil Motel at 3:15 to start the procession!
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Featured Event of the Week
Tuesday Oct 24
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 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 25
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 26
HANK WOJI TRIO Bisbee Grand 7 pm https://sptfy.com/hankwoji
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 27
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 2:30 – 5 pm
HALLOWEEN AT THE MILE HIGH RANCH. Come if you dare to experience a Halloween themed show on the Spider Lawn, followed by the chilling Haunted House guided tours. Is it scary? Bring some friends and a change of pants…just in case. The fun takes place October 27, 28 and 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 each evening, 901 Tombstone Canyon, Bisbee. There will be monsters, jokes, magic, and scary ghost stories before the haunt tours, and campfires, photo ops, and refreshments afterwards—a full evening of fun. More info: https://www.gardensatmilehighranch.com/halloween-1
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD screens outdoors at the Central School Project parking lot. Doors 5:30, movie 6:30 – BYO chair or use one of theirs. Refreshments available by donation. Night Of The Living Dead is a 1968 American independent horror film directed, edited and photographed by George A. Romero. The film introduced the flesh-eating ghouls that would become synonymous with the term “zombie.” In 1999, the film was deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.
THE BARN SWALLOWS play gypsy jazz Ameriana at Dot’s Diner/The Shady Dell 6:15 – 8: 15 pm https://sptfy.com/barnswallows
Country music from JD GRAHAM Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight https://sptfy.com/jdgraham
Classic rock with the powerful voice of Miguel Carrillo COUNTER CLOCKWISE 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand
Live music from MINER’S CAT 8 pm followed by a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10 pm Hitching Post
DJ OTTO at St Elmo 9 – 2 pm
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
Former cave-dwelling comedian MAGGHIE O’SHEA hosts her monthly comedy show at the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7 pm (moves inside if raining) Special prize for best costume!
Saturday Oct 28
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
Alt country from MAX ESPARZA Bisbee Grand 2 – 5 pm https://sptfy.com/maxesparza
BUCKY MILLS Electric Brewing 2 – 4 pm Bucky is a musician based in southern Arizona and he plays country-folk style covers from the 60’s to today’s hits!
13th Annual BRATS PARADE carts roll down Tombstone Canyon at 4 pm (for more info see the top of the listings)
Art show and live music from TAMELA TURTLE, CAROLYN TORONTO, and special guest BILL STOLLER 6 – 10 pm 29 OK St.
Grande Burlesque presents GLAMOUR GHOULS – expect costumes, games, prizes, and of course girls girls girls! Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm $10 and up – advance VIP tickets https://www.eventbrite.com/e/glamour-ghouls-burlesque-in-bisbee-at-the-grand-hotel-tickets-726566729647?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete
HAUNTED FUNDRAISER FOR TENANT ADVOCACY AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING 11 am – late at the Thirsty Lizard. THE HAUNT IS ORIENTED TO ADULTS OVER 18 YEARS OLD SO SCARY AND GORY IS OK. More info: https://www.facebook.com/BisbeeHauntedFundraiser
HALLOWEEN AT THE MILE HIGH RANCH. 6:30 – 8:30 901 Tombstone Canyon More info: https://www.gardensatmilehighranch.com/halloween-1
ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY AT COPPER QUEEN HOTEL 6 pm – 1 am. Embark on our Haunted Trail, where spooky surprises await at every turn! Dress to impress in your most creative, spooky, or enchanting attire for our Costume Contest and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes! Groove to the rhythm of the night with our live DJ music, ensuring a dance party like no other! 11 Howell Ave
ROCKUS play classic rock and new wave covers St Elmo 9 – 2 am plus Halloween costume contest with cash prize!
Ring in the apocalypse with a night of flesh eating, brain-bashing debauchery as The Hitching Post proudly presents ZOMBIE PROM 2023: Featuring live music by ZOMBIE ZONE and FATIGO starts at 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 Bisbee Social Club 7 – 10 pm EARLY SHOW
Scary, heavy music from MANGUERA, DEMON GRASS, COPPERNICUS, MACHINE at the Quarry 8 pm
LIGHTS OUT PARTY WITH DJ at Bisbee Social Club 11 pm – 2 am
Halloween party with indie rock from ALEX WILKERSON & THEM, MOONLIGHT BEACH CLUB with a costume conteston the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays originals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Lavender Space Ensemble presents NOSFERATU 5 pm and 8 pm at Central School Project. Tickets: $20 https://lsepresents.square.site/coming-attractions (See featured listing)
Sunday Oct 29
ECSTATIC DANCE 10:30am warm up 11am start. It’s movement for your soul!
In Bisbee, we dance like no one is watching… cuz no one is! All ages welcome! Kilimanjahro Arts Center aka Club K (2nd and 4th Sunday)
Kafka Coffeehouse 10 am – noon live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
HANK WOJI TRIO Hitching Post 3 – 6 pm https://sptfy.com/hankwoji
DOG’S HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST at the Garrick/Gym Club Suites 3:30pm and Register your pet in the Hotel Lobby. Our staff will capture enchanting moments of your pet in their Halloween finery. The photos will then be judged by hotel staff. the lucky winner will receive a Hotel Voucher for a free night at the Carrick. 2nd place gets a $50 gift certificate to the esteemed Tumbleweed Mining Co and and 3rd place gets our exclusive Dog Treat bundle. Winners will be announced at the end of the event. 39 Howell Ave
Lavender Space Ensemble presents NOSFERATU 3 pm and 6 pm at Central School Project. Tickets: $20 https://lsepresents.square.site/coming-attractions (See featured listing)
HALLOWEEN AT THE MILE HIGH RANCH. 6:30 – 8:30 901 Tombstone Canyon More info: https://www.gardensatmilehighranch.com/halloween-1
GERRY BUTTERWICK brings his 12-string and Americana set list to Electric Brewing 2 – 4 pm www.gerrybutterwick.bandcamp.com
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
DAVE MENSCH Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Rock and Country at St Elmo 4 pm davemensch.com
LOCOMUNDI bring their crazy, danceable world music Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://www.mahavia.com/locomundi
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you? Winner of audience award gets $10 prize
Monday Oct 30
NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Movie, trivia, music and community gathering at St Elmo 7 pm Tonight music from TRES PALOMAS!
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!
OPEN MIC AND PIZZA/POTUCK at St. John’s Church 19 Sowles Ave 6 – 9 pm
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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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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 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!
Eva Rupert is one of the owners of the lovely Jonquil Motel at 317 Tombstone Canyon. Their backyard is host to private events as well as festivals such as the Mile High and Burnerella. Tell her you saw her in TWIB!