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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Jazz Duo: Peter Brotzmann and Jason Adasiewicz

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: free

A concert by German saxophonist Peter Brotzmann and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz. The duo brings together a wealth of knowledge to create a dynamic yet sensitive exploration of improvisational jazz. Voted one of the best concerts of 2011 by the NYT.

31 Aug - 2 Sept, 2012

The Marfa Dialogues

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: free

Inspired by artists’ potential to elicit a critical conversation and generate new ideas, Ballroom Marfa hosts the second annual Marfa Dialogues. This year we will address some of the pressing and complex issues that confront our environment.

Saturday, August 18th

24 Hour Plays

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free

Marfa Live Arts 11th annual 24 Hour Plays – where actors, writers and directors write, rehearse, costume and block 6 – 8 plays within a 24 hour period. Fast-paced, creative fun!

Tuesday 31 July, 2012


Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

A musical performance by Dirty Projectors, the art-pop-indie rock band, brainchild of Yale graduate Dave Longstreth. Doors open 8 for 8:30 performance.

July 14/2012

“O’Keeffe!”; a one-woman show

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: tbc

Written by Lucinda McDermott and starring Carolyn Wickwire, O’Keeffe! brings to life the inner struggles and feelings of Georgia O’Keeffe. It focuses on her personal relationship with Alfred Steiglitz and her unique creative evolution.

16 June, 2012; 4:30pm

A History of Shafter and Mining in Presidio County

Presented By: Marfa & Presidio County Museum Association

Mr Jack Burgess, mining engineer and historian, will discuss the early history of Shafter and the development of silver mining in Presidio County in the 1920s and its 21st century revival. The presentation will be followed by a reception in the theater foyer.


A Typology of Convergences; a talk by Lawrence Weschler

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: free

A typology of convergences: towards a unified field theory of cultural transmission. In this talk, Lawrence Weschler will consider a spectrum of such convergent effects, from apophenia (the tendency of humans to see patterns where none exist) through co-causation, fractalization, influence (forward and backward, direct and unconscious), homage, apprenticeship, allusion, quotation, appropriation, cryptomnesia (verbatim appropriation […]

Friday 1 June, 2012

Pianoforte Concert: Kimball Gallagher

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: free

Classical pianist Kimball Gallagher presents a special concert at 7pm

Wed 23 May, 2012

Khairy Arby

Presented By: Marfa Public Radio and Marfa Book Company

Admission: $10

The Marfa Book Company and Marfa Public Radio present Khairy Arby on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Crowley Theater. Doors open at 8 PM. Khairy Arby, known as the “Queen of the Desert Blues”, is one of the biggest stars of contemporary West African music. She will be playing with her full band, featuring the […]

15-21 May, 2012


Presented By: CineMarfa

Admission: free

CineMarfa 2012 will feature the work of Harmony Korine, including a unique screening/performance where Harmony will show a selection of his favorite YouTube clips. Harmony will also present a program of rarely-screened verite documentary films by his father, Sol Korine. A tribute screening of films by “absolute” filmmaker Jordan Belson will survey work from across […]

Saturday 12 May, 2012

Marianne Stockebrand Farewell

Marianne hosts a party to say good bye to the community and friends from out of town since she is relocating to Berlin, Germany, after having lived in Marfa for 18 years.

26 April, 2012


Presented By: WTC Performance Group

Admission: free

Compliance training for bank employees in the Marfa / Ft Davis and surrounding area

25 April, 2012


Presented By: Marfa Public Radio & Ballroom Marfa

Admission: sold out

A music performance by Canadian singer-songwriter Feist

21 April, 2012; 3pm & 8pm


Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: free

The second year of THE READING, a professionally staged screenplay presentation of a winning script from the 2011 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, a program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The performance is rehearsed during the preceding week, and performed on April 21.

March 31 - April 7, 2012


Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: free

Marfa Live Arts hosts the 7th annual March2Marfa dance workshop. This year the event consists of the Lower Left Performance Collective developing new work for their European tour in summer 2012. On Friday the community is invited to view an informal showing of the new work-in-progess.