A handy guide for Music, Art + Culture this week in Bisbee, Arizona
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Tuesday Sept 19
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 Sept 20
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 2 – 5 pm
SPANISH LANGUAGE GROUP meets at Electric Brewing 4 – 6 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!
Thursday Sept 21
MISS SOSHA plays music at Thirsty Lizard 5 – 8 pm
Pie & Sky Returns with a Speaker Series and Live Music! Featuring NASA Solar System Ambassador, Aliyah Postell, discussing Constellations and the Milky Way. Music by Juniper Djinn and The Barn Swallows. Plus free pizza, games, and VR! Bisbee Science Lab 519 Melody Lane 6 – 8 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
Jeffrey Dallet (Denver folk/rock) at the Quarry 7 pm
Friday Sept 22 Mineshaft Gay Men’s Weekend
For full schedule visit https://www.mineshaftweekend.com/plan
CHAD WEST DUO at Copper Queen Hotel 5:30 – 8:30 pm Hear new material and acoustic versions of some of the crowd favorites. www.chadwestmusic.com
SCOTT MUHLEMAN AND BECA REYES play an eclectic mix of acoustic favorites at The Copper Queen 2:30 – 5 pm
KARAOKE WITH JOE at Electric Brewing 6 pm
Comedian CURTIS COOK performs at Chuckleheads 8 pm. Curtis Cook is a standup comedian and WGA Award-nominated writer who has performed standup on Comedy Central, and appeared alongside Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein on Portlandia. In addition to performing, Curtis was a writer for the recent reboot of Crank Yankers and the upcoming Hulu comedy titled This Fool. He currently writes for American Dad on TBS. $10 tickets: www.chuckleheadsaz.com
GIRL FRIDAY at Hitching Post 8 pm female performer showcase. This month LITTLE CAT, KYRA GORDONwww.instagram.com/littlecat.music/
Grand Burlesque Presents.. WILD THINGS! Bisbee Grand 8-11 pm Unleash your inner beast! Were having a feral night with all the coolest critters at our animal themed extravaganza! Animal attire encouraged (but totally not obligatory) to enjoy our treats & feats!Grand Burlesque combines world class entertainers with fun audience favors, games, activities and of course you can get The Grand’s delicious drinks n food! Tickets $10 and up https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6121920
The Fuzz (Italian solo grungy roots rock) at the Quarry 8 pm
Saturday Sept 23
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
LOS AMIGOS play their “friend”-ly mix of classic rock and Latin covers at Copper Queen 2 – 5 pm 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Bisbee resident and grammy-nominated artist COURTNEY MARIE ANDREWS plays the Courtyard 7 pm $20 https://sptfy.com/courtneymarieandrews
DRAG ME TO THE QUARRY drag show. Only at The Quarry Bisbee 9pm! Free Event! 18+! Show our entertainers love and bring those dollar bills and readiness to party!!!!!! (A Mineshaft Event)
St Elmo 9 – 2 am band TBA
Country from JENNIE J (PHX) along with the debut of COYOTE VELVET Hitching Post 8 pm https://jenniejmusic.com/
CHAD WEST DUO rock the Bisbee Grand 8 – 11 pm www.chadwestmusic.com Don’t miss “The Loop Sessions” A new experience by Chad West.
Mineshaft event at Bisbee Social Club 9 – 2 am
KELLY NEWTON (from Lousiville KY) performs indie folk on the patio at Room 4 Bar in Silver King Hotel 7-10 pm https://sptfy.com/kellynewton
DARAGH VAUGHAN AKA THE PIANO MAN plays orginals and covers at Electric Brewing 2 – 5 pm
Folk/Americana from MAMMA COAL and GABRIELLE PIETRANGELO at Dot’s Diner/The Shady Dell 6:30 – 8:30 PM https://sptfy.com/mammacoal
Sunday Sept 24
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) – it’s also the 2 year anniversary of Estatic Dance and Cindy Anderson’s birthday!
Kafka Coffeehouse 10 am – noon live world music often featuring members of Juniper Djinn and/or Mahavia
11am Hank Topless Brunch at the Quarry www.hanktoplessmusic.com
Indie rock from THE SCHISMS Hitching Post 3 pm https://sptfy.com/theschisms
Autum Equinox Rib Cookoff, coleslaw contest, and potluck at Electric Brewing. DARAGH VAUGHN AKA THE PIANO MAN at 1:30. HANK TOPLESS performs his special brand of outlaw country 3 – 6 pm www.hanktoplessmusic.com Cookoff and contest at 4 pm.
Bisbee Hall of Famer PAT GAHN along with DAMMIT DAN and MISS ANNA conduct “Church” at St Elmo 2:30 pm
COMEDY OPEN MIC Chuckleheads 8 pm – make us laugh, won’t you? Winner of audience award gets $10 prize
Monday Sept 25
NO PLACE LIKE HOME – Movie, trivia, music and community gathering at St Elmo 7 pm – This week features music from TRES PALOMAS
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 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 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.
Donation box at Thamm Gallery 40 Main for the Bisbee Art Association’s Art Supply Swap at Bisbee Saturday Market on October 7. Please feel free to drop by and leave unwanted art supplies …
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
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to tune into the Bargain Bin Ballyhoo on KBRP radio 96.1 FM or kbrpradio.com Tuesdays from 12 – 2 pm and rebroadcast Saturdays 9 – 11 pm
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(s) of the Week!
Kenny and Inez McLain are the father/daughter team behind The Exbats, one of Bisbee’s best known bands. They are going to play at Gonerfest in Memphis Sept 28 and going on a tour of Europe starting in October! Show your support by ordering their new album which comes out Oct 18 at theexbats.bandcamp.com