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May 23, 2008

Kinder Goes West

Presented By: Marfa Independent School District

Marfa Independent school district teachers organized a production of Kinder Goes West. The Marfa Elementary Kindergarten class performed as wranglers and ponies representing the United States and Texas.

May 18, 2008

The Havels

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Performance by a duo of cellists during their United States tour. Their music has been described as “a duet between violoncello and piano taking place in a cathedral of sound.”

May 10, 2008

Sarah Rothenberg

Presented By: Jeff Fort, Marion Barthleme and the Chinati Foundation

Pianist Sarah Rothenberg performed. Part II: Text

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

An installment of, a two-part program pairing the seemingly disparate disciplines of contemporary cinematic film, performance and visual text.

April 5, 2008

Artist’s Talk: Hello Meth Lab in the Sun

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

A conversation with the artists Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe and Alexandre Singh for the exhibit Hello Meth Lab in the Sun.

March 24, 2008

March 2 Marfa: Performance Lab Concert

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

The culminating performance for March 2 Marfa 2008.

February 22, 2008

Keren Ann with Dean and Britta

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

A performance by worldly chanteuse Keren Ann and gauzy pop duo Dean & Britta (formerly of Luna).

February 9 - 17, 2008

The Big Read

Presented By: Friends of the Marfa Public Library

The Big Read, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, included a Latino/Latina film festival, a lecture about the novel Bless Me Ultima’s place in history from local historian Dr. Cecilia Thompson and a staged adaptation of Bless Me Ultima.

February 2, 2008

Running After Disaster with Mel Chin

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Conceptual artist Mel Chin brought two seemingly separate incidents together in his first animated film, 9-11/9-11, Chile/USA, a fiction that weaves the lives of a Santiago couple embroiled in the attack on Santiago in 1973 with two young lovers in New York City, 2001.

January 19 - 20. 2008

Robert Earl Keen with Ross Cashiola

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Two special solo acoustic concerts by Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen.

December 26 - 28, 2007

Jakie Pepper

Presented By: Vance Knowles

Three evenings of performance from Jakie Pepper and band.

December 14, 2007 Part I: Performance

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

The launch of, a two-part program organized by Ralph McKay. The event paired seemingly disparate areas of contemporary cinematic practice, bringing together a diverse roster of artists with established international reputations rooted in either filmic performance or visual text.

November 3, 2007

Pachanga Variety Show

Presented By: Marfa Theater

A community-wide talent show of all ages, featuring acts from across the tri-county region. Pachanga featured animal acts, barbershop quartets, singers and dancers. Prizes were awarded by local celebrity judges.

October 6, 2007

Reading with Matthew Zapruder and poet Richard Siken Lannan Foundation

Presented By: Lannan Foundation

A reading with Mattew Zapruder, Lannan writer in residence, and poet Richard Siken.

October 6, 2007

David Rabinowitch: Lecture

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Lectures for Chinati Open House 2007 including a conversation with David Rabinowitch and and Kenneth Baker.