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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ begins this week at Theatre of the Big Bend

June 30th, 2016

ALPINE – “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” the 2005 Tony Award-winning musical adapted from the 1975 film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” begins its four-week run at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre Friday, July 1 at 8:15 pm.

The Theatre of the Big Bend presents the hilarious musical July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24 at 8:15 …

Marfa Live Arts: Beyond the Box features sculpture, sound, performance, film, and dance by local artists

June 30th, 2016

Nalu Gruschkus

MARFA – On Saturday, July 2, join Marfa Live Arts for Beyond the Box, an evening of free performances by local artists Riley O’Bryan, Jennie Lyn Hamilton, and Nalu Gruschkus and Ryann Bosetti in three acts at the Crowley Theater from 7:30-9pm.

During a cocktail hour from 7:30-8:30pm, guests are invited to …

Viva Big Bend celebrates 5 years with Los Lonely Boys, Little Joe

Viva Big Bend celebrates 5 years with Los Lonely Boys, Little Joe

June 30th, 2016

Los Lonely Boys

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ
sarah@bigbendnow.com

FAR WEST TEXAS – Texican rock band Los Lonely Boys and the King of the Brown Sound, Little Joe y la Familia, are two of the headliners for the Viva Big Bend music festival. This is the fifth year the weekend-long music event brings over 40 bands …

Last weekend for Sul Ross Theatre of the Big Bend’s summer production of ‘Charlotte’s Web’

June 23rd, 2016

(photos by CHREYL ZINSMEYER)A scene from “Charlotte’s Web,” which will be performed Friday through Sunday at the Kokernot Outdoor Theatre.

ALPINE – This weekend brings the Theatre of the Big Bend’s (TOBB) final performances of the children’s classic “Charlotte’s Web,” at 7pm Friday through Sunday, June 24, 25 and 26, at the Kokernot Outdoor …

Hernandez art classes offered

June 23rd, 2016

ALPINE – Fine artist Pauline Hernandez is offering upcoming art classes.

Mask making using paper mâché will be June 29-30, and hand building with clay, creating pinch pots, mugs, bowls, or bird house is July 6-7.

Cost is $15/person, limit 10/class, and age groups are as follows: preK – 5th grade, 9-10:30am; 6th-12th grade, …

Donations sought for Sul Ross student film

June 23rd, 2016

By SARAH M. VASQUEZ

ALPINE – Sul Ross State University film students are asking the public’s help to fund a short film project.

Assistant Professor of Communication Bret Scott set up a GoFundMe campaign to collect donations towards his class’ local film.

“This is the first chance I’ve had to teach this particular class, …

Painting pulling technique workshop this weekend in Alpine

June 16th, 2016

ALPINE – If you have wanted to try abstract painting but did not know where to begin, experience a hands-on demo workshop that teaches the pulling technique on June 18 and 19 . The technique will help you create a looser, bolder, freer, lighter, and intuitive painting.

You will be encouraged to use color combinations …

New photo exhibit opens Friday at Greasewood

June 16th, 2016

Mike Darr

MARFA–Greasewood Gallery at the Hotel Paisano will be opening a new exhibit on Friday, June 17.

“The Photographic Beauty of South West Texas” will be the first showing in Marfa of work by Mike Darr, a resident of Terlingua. Of his work presented in this show, Darr says, “I have found no …

Mirror Travel returns to Marfa for El Cosmico’s Sunset Soundtracks

June 16th, 2016

Mirror Travel

MARFA – Taos, New Mexico-based psychedelic band Mirror Travel will return to Marfa on Sunday, June 19 to take the outside stage at El Cosmico with touring partners Jesse Williamson and Shane Renfro.

Marfa’s own three-piece band, Baby Steps, will also perform in a supporting slot.

Mirror Travel, which is touring in …

Coasta fills the hip hop gap in Marfa

June 16th, 2016

Coasta

By JOHN DANIEL GARCIA
johndaniel@bigbendnow.com

MARFA – In a town where hipster indie, punk rock, country, and blues reign supreme, 21-year-old Marfa artist Coasta (real name Warren Acosta) has gone against the grain, introducing homegrown hip-hop to the Marfa music scene.

Coasta has been performing and recording his original music since 2011, when the …

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