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City of Alpine presents the 2017 #AlpineTXPhoto contest

City of Alpine presents the 2017 #AlpineTXPhoto contest

July 27th, 2017

Our Lady Of Peace by Charity Peña, one of last year’s winners

ALPINE — Break out those cameras, the City of Alpine is pleased to present the 2017 #AlpineTXPhoto contest through September 30, 2017.

This is the seventh year for the annual contest, which has been renamed for the #AlpineTXPhoto hashtag which can be used to …

Austin music writer book signing at Front Street Books Saturday

Austin music writer book signing at Front Street Books Saturday

July 27th, 2017

Book cover

ALPINE — Music writer Michael Corcoran will be in town during the Viva Big Bend festival this weekend. A signing for his latest book, ‘All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music,’ is at Front Street Books in Alpine at 3pm Saturday, July 29.

‘All Over the Map’ tells the story of Texas …

Texas Music Hour of Power is live here Saturday

Texas Music Hour of Power is live here Saturday

July 27th, 2017

Joe Nick Patoski

MARFA — Join the Viva Big Bend fun this Saturday, July 29, from 6-9pm at the Marfa Public Radio studio for a live broadcast of the ‘Texas Music Hour of Power’ with Joe Nick Patoski.

The program is free and fun for the whole family.

Crazy from the heat? Come stir up a ruckus! …

Local talent perform at Viva Big Bend music festival

July 27th, 2017

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA

johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA, ALPINE, FORT DAVIS – With the 6th annual Viva Big Bend music festival just a heartbeat away, local musicians are readying their craft for performances at the festival.

For Viva Big Bend organizer Stewart Ramser, the addition of local talent alongside such luminaries as Dale Watson and Ruben Ramos is imperative in …

Ballroom Marfa, Judd Foundation present Marfa Solar Social August 4

Ballroom Marfa, Judd Foundation present Marfa Solar Social August 4

July 27th, 2017

(staff photo by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA)Ballroom Marfa with solar panels installed by Green Mountain Energy Solar.

MARFA — Ballroom Marfa, in collaboration with the Judd Foundation and Marfa Solar System, hosts Freedom Solar Power for a Marfa Solar Social in the Ballroom courtyard, August 4 at 7pm.

Join us as members of Sun Power and Freedom …

Exhibit by artist Rafa Esparza opens August 25 at Ballroom

Exhibit by artist Rafa Esparza opens August 25 at Ballroom

July 27th, 2017

(staff photos by JOHN DANIEL GARCIA) Rafa Esparza

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce Tierra. Sangre. Oro., an exhibition envisioned by artist Rafa Esparza. The program will include new installation, performance, and sculptural work from Esparza alongside collaborations and contributions from artists Carmen Argote, Nao Bustamante, Beatriz Cortez, Timo Fahler, Eamon Ore-Giron, and …

Last weekend for Sul Ross’ Theatre of the Big Bend’s ‘The Fantasticks’

Last weekend for Sul Ross’  Theatre of the Big Bend’s ‘The Fantasticks’

July 20th, 2017

(photo by ANDREA BODE)Join us for the final weekend of performances at the Theatre of the Big Bend’s musical production, “The Fantasticks,” at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre in Alpine. For ticket information, call 432-837-8218 or visit www.sulross.edu/section/2145/about-theatre-big-bend.

ALPINE – This weekend brings the Theatre of the Big Bend’s final performances of the award-winning musical “The …

Ballroom presents screening of ‘Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film’ tonight

July 20th, 2017

MARFA – Ballroom Marfa is proud to present a screening of Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Sam Wainwright Douglas, artist Raven Chacon, and producer David Harstein tonight, July 20.

Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film follows art collective Postcommodity as they strive to construct Repellent …

Texas Tech University’s School of Theatre and Dance hosts the Marfa Intensives

July 20th, 2017

MARFA – The School of Theatre and Dance at Texas Tech University hosts The Marfa Intensives, Sunday, July 23 through Friday, August 4. A free public performance of the theatrical piece that is devised there will be held at 7pm on August 3 at the Crowley Theatre, located at 98 S. Austin St. in Marfa.

This …

Register now for Chinati’s Made in Marfa

July 20th, 2017

MARFA — Made in Marfa is a showcase of diverse, creative talent presented by the residents and businesses of Marfa at a wide range of venues. It is organized and promoted by the Chinati Foundation.

The fourth annual city-wide event takes place this year on Friday, October 6 during Chinati Weekend, the museum’s fall celebration, and …

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