A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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Featured Event of The Week
Tuesday Oct 3
A CRAFT GROUP is at Electric Brewing Co. Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, etc. 1 pm weekly
Multi-talented musician TIMOTHY DICK at 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
“ROUTE 66” SIP EAT & PAINT PARTY by Laurie Ann October 3 from 5-8pm. At the Bisbee Table Restaurant and Bar 2 Copper Queen Plaza. Learn how to paint on a 16×20 canvas. This painting has so many possibilities for your favorite add-ons, like retro signs, UFO’s, bull skull and bones, vultures etc.
$35 includes all painting supplies. JOIN THE PARTY! SIGN UP call or text 520-508-3713
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!
Cello-and-drum rock from LUNG at the Quarry 8 pm https://sptfy.com/lung1
Weds Oct 4
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
MIKE MONTOYA at the Hitching Post 3 – 6 pm https://fatigo.bandcamp.com/
Pool league Hitching Post 7 pm
BUSD All-District Concert at Bisbee High School Auditorium, 6:30 PM. Greenway Choir under the direction of Liz Lopez. Lowell Choir and Band, and High School Choir and Band under the direction of Kassi Peterson
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!
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 5
KBRP annual membership drive picnic 4:30 – 6:30 pm Thur Oct 5 Oldfield Oasis 5288 N Lead Str with music from MAHAVIA – become a member at the event or at https://www.kbrpradio.com/membership
Microtonal experimental rock from THE MERCURY TREE Bisbee Grand 7 pm. Their unique sound blends elements of progressive rock, metal, jazz, and avant-garde, resulting in a sonic landscape that is both intricate and accessible. https://sptfy.com/mercurytree
Jazz/indie/funk from THE SCHISMS (Austin) Hitching Post 7 pm https://sptfy.com/theschisms1
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
*NEW* POETRY OPEN MIC hosted by BRAD HARMON on the patio at Room 4 Bar in the Silver King Hotel 7 – 9 pm – bar open for Local’s Night with drink specials 6 pm
Friday Oct 6
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 2:30 – 5 pm
Classic rock with a powerful voice from COUNTERCLOCKWISE at Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight
ONE GHOST rock the Hitching Post with originals and classic rock/new wave covers 8 – 11 pm oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me
Soulful, bluesy original music from FREEDOM HEARTSONG 8-11 pm Bisbee Grand https://sptfy.com/freedomheartsong
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
Cumbia from SANTA PACHITA at The Shady Dell/Dot’s Diner 6 – 9 pm https://sptfy.com/santapachita
Saturday Oct 7
Bisbee Saturday Market 9-1 pm in Warren Vista Park live music from THE WHISKEY LICKERS while you shop and chitchat with Bisbee locals https://sptfy.com/whiskeylickers
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
LOS AMIGOS play their “friend”-ly mix of classic rock and Latin covers at Copper Queen 2 – 5 pm 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Soul/funk/blues from METROPOLIS MAN on the patio at Room 4 Bar in the Silver KIng Hotel 2 – 5 pm https://sptfy.com/metropolisman
Country music from FRANCESCA BROWN Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://sptfy.com/francescabrown
ONE GHOST rock the Bisbee Grand with originals and classic rock/new wave covers 8 – 11 pm oneghost.bandcamp.com/follow_me
1920s Jazz/Ragtime from THE FORTY DROP FEW at Dot’s Diner/The Shady Dell 6 – 9 pm https://sptfy.com/fortydropfew
8 pm Chuckleheads presents the comedic genius of Bronston Jones! The world-traveling stand-up comedian, award-winning director, and force behind Darius Rucker’s #1 CMT hit video will bring his unique humor to the stage. Don’t miss it! Tickets just $5 https://www.chuckleheadsaz.com/event-details/bronston-jones-kristine-levine
CHALAKO THE BAND play Latin and rock classics and originals at St Elmo 9 — 1 am bring your dancing shoes https://www.reverbnation.com/Chalako/videos
ALEX and KATIE of the Hitching Post are getting hitched! If you would like to share in their happy day, meet at the Jonquil Motel between 3 – 5 pm. Then walk up the 140 steps to the ceremony location at 17E Laundry Hill. At 7 pm food will be served at the Hitching Post and there will be a wedding reception/concert Hitching Post 8 pm featuring TRES PALOMAS and COYOE VELVET.
Soul/funk/blues from METROPOLIS MAN Bisbee Social Club (BSC) 9 – midnight https://sptfy.com/metropolisman
GYPSY PIANO BLUES on 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
MOTOBILLY feat. DAMMIT DAN AND MISS ANNA perform country classics on guitar and fiddle Thirsty Lizard 1 – 4 pm
Sunday Oct 8
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
Bisbee Hall-of-famer and member of The Flock TS HENRY WEBB plays the Thisty Lizard 1 – 4 pm https://www.reverbnation.com/tshenrywebb
CAROLYN TORONTO’S SONGWRITER SHOWCASE 5 pm Hitching Post. Write a song on the theme and you may win $20! This month’s theme: “Waves of Change”
Local singer/songwriter/guru BOBBY REX Electric Brewing 2 – 4 pm
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
THE PANTHER BAND talented family playing originals and blues/classic rock covers Bisbee Grand 3 – 6 pm https://thepantherband.bandcamp.com/album/marching-toward-the-dust
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you? Winner of audience award gets $10 prize
Monday Oct 9
NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Movie, trivia, music and community gathering at St Elmo 7 pm
POOL TOURNAMENT every Monday 7 pm Hitching Post.
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.)
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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Plein Air Festival and Competition Oct 12 – 15 register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-bisbee-plein-air-festival-registration-649314897337
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 X 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 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/
Gather your unwanted, useable art supplies and meet us at the park this Saturday Oct 7 for the community art supply swap from 9 AM to 1 PM! Bring your crafty clutter or simply stop by and pick up new tools and materials! The Arts Commission will be supplying all table space for this event at the Saturday Market.. Just bring yourself and your donations. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/312204758159379?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A%7D
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!
Sara Marie is the head honcho at the Silver King Hotel/Room 4 Bar (Arizona’s Smallest Bar), where she also books the wonderful music on the patio. There’s always a cold beer or drink special! Tell her you saw her in TWIB!