A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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It’s also the Bisbee Mariachi Festival! Get ready for this year’s “fun”tastic festival featuring some of the most talented mariachi performers and energetic dancers from around the world. It’s an opportunity for a community to get together and enjoy live, festive music, talented dancers in the Mexican tradition and vocalists who have marveled not only Arizonans, but audiences throughout the US and world. Las Azaleas will open the festival with a performance at 11am. For more information visit:
https://www.bisbeemariachifestival.com (Schedule at bottom)
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Tuesday Oct 31 – Halloween
The City of Bisbee TRUNK OR TREAT is happening in front of the Boys & Girls Club on Arizona St. 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Kids get their treats from various tables set up by families.
HalloWEENstravaganza at the Bisbee Grand. Supergroup playing the songs of Ween 7 pm
SPOOKY MOVIE NIGHT with cookie decorating and spooky cocktails at the Bisbee Social Club 7 pm
Heavy Metal Halloween at the Quarry with GRAIL and TEMPTRESS 8 pm
A CRAFT GROUP is at Electric Brewing Co. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, etc. 1 pm weekly
Multi-talented musician TIMOTHY DICK plays solo at the Hitching Post 2 – 5 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
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 Nov 1
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).
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 Nov 2
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PARADE/CELEBRATION starting at Goar Park (Brewery Ave) at dusk
Jazz/Americana from THE LAUREL DOWNS Bisbee Grand 7 – 10 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
Friday Nov 3
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 2:30 – 5 pm
Catskill musicians FAITH KELLY & CASWYN MOON The Quarry 8 pm. Caswyn starts off with his punky yet melodic Americana with heartfelt old country undertones while Faith accompanies him with her Moog synthesizer. Once he’s done rockin’ his set Faith Kelly takes over with her spacey folk rock’n’roll with Appalachian mountain roots, as she is originally from Duncannon Pennsylvania. http://www.faithkelly.com/couple-of-wanderers.html
Country/Rock/Techno music from NIKKI MANOS Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight https://sptfy.com/nikkimanos
Sweet N’ Juicy is a band that dresses up as fruit and play party music. St Elmo 9 pm https://sptfy.com/sweetnjuicy
ONE GHOST rock the Hitching Post with originals and classic rock/new wave covers 8 – 11 pm oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me
Indie rock with tight grooves and powerful harmonies from ASH AND THE ENDINGS 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand https://sptfy.com/ashandtheendings
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
Saturday Nov 4
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from THE WHISKEY LICKERS 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
Bluegrass from DIRTY LAUNDRY Bisbee Grand 4 – 6 pm with guests THE BARN SWALLOWS
ONE GHOST rock the Bisbee Grand with originals and classic rock/new wave covers 8 – 11 pm oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me
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
Mariachi Festival after party with SANTA PACHITA playing Latin/reggae/ska Hitching Post 8 – 10 pm followed by an open jam https://sptfy.com/santapachita
Funk/rock/blues from San Diego’s THE JAM BERRIES BSC 9 – midnight https://sptfy.com/thejamberries
GYPSY PIANO BLUES 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
Local hero troubadour JASON DEA WEST brings his Americana music to Dot’s Diner/The Shady Dell 6:30 – 9 pm www.jasondeawest.com
Sunday Nov 5
Kafka Coffeehouse 10 am – noon live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
A collaboration between MahaVia & Puspa Lohmeyer at Kafka Coffeehouse 5 – 8 pm – snacks, wine, and music!
Country music from JAMES HOULAHAN for brunch at the Quarry 11 – 1 pm https://sptfy.com/jameshoulahan
Sweet N’ Juicy is a band that dresses up as fruit and play party music. Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm https://sptfy.com/sweetnjuicy
DEREK DICKSON & JOSH HAMPTON Hitching Post 3 pm
Catskill musicians FAITH KELLY & CASWYN MOON Electric Brewing 2 – 4 pm Caswyn starts off with his punky yet melodic Americana with heartfelt old country undertones while Faith accompanies him with her Moog synthesizer. Once he’s done rockin’ his set Faith Kelly takes over with her spacey folk rock’n’roll with Appalachian mountain roots, as she is originally from Duncannon Pennsylvania. http://www.faithkelly.com/couple-of-wanderers.html
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
MIRANDA MURPHY plays indie folk rock at Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you? Winner of audience award gets $10 prize
Monday Nov 6
OPEN MIC AND PIZZA/POTUCK at St. John’s Church 19 Sowles Ave 6 – 9 pm
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!
Wing Mondays – 50 cent wings at the Bisbee Grand!
This Week in Bisbee Additional Sponsors:
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 Mariachi Festival
Sidepony Music Festival 10 Nov 10 – 12 https://sideponyexpressmusicfestival.com/
Bisbee Home Tour and Chair Auction Nov 24 & 25 https://www.bisbeewomansclub.com/home-tour-chair-auction
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/
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!
Steve Drew is the head honcho at The Bisbee Grand, which is the best hotel/bar/venue in town. He’s also a shredding lead guitarist in One Ghost and Truth Untold. Here he is shortly after being in the dunk tank at the Hitching Post Carnival last June. Tell him you saw him in TWIB!