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September 30 + October 1, 2017 NOON - 5PM

Marfa Open Art Festival

Presented By: Marfa Open Art Festival

Admission: Free

Marfa Open Art Festival is an open, encouraging local, national and international artists to participate in artistic expression.

September 19, 2017 at 7:30PM

in front of us film series presents “Sherpa” by Jennifer Peedom

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

Sherpa focuses on Phurba Tashi, a Sherpa who has made 21 Mount Everest ascents and leads the team for New Zealander Russell Brice’s expedition company, Himex. Tashi’s wife and family in Khumjung do not want him to keep risking his life climbing just for the money. The film explores some of the Sherpa culture and […]

September 18, 2017 at 8:30PM

Marfa Book Co. presents Zachary Schomburg

Presented By: Marfa Book Co.

Admission: Free

Marfa Book Co. presents Zachary Schomburg, author of the acclaimed books, Scary, No Scary and The Man Suit will be reading. Schomburg will be joined by Travis Klunick and Brandi Katherine Herrera. Schomburg was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in Iowa. He earned a BA from the College of the Ozarks and a PhD […]

September 12, 2017 at 7:30PM

in front of us film series presents “Whose Streets” by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing […]

August 9 - 13, 2017

Marfa Poetry Festival

Presented By: Marfa Book Company/Canarium Books/Hotel Saint George

Admission: Free and Open to the Public

The first annual Marfa Poetry Festival—organized by Canarium Books and friends and hosted by Marfa Book Company and Hotel Saint George—will begin the evening of August 9th and end the afternoon of August 13th. There will be readings, a book fair, film screenings, exhibitions, conversations, live music, and more. August 9: 9PM Leading Jazz and […]

August 6, 2017 7PM

2017 Dance Ranch Marfa

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free and open to the community

Lower Left Performance Collective in collaboration with Marfa Live Arts will present the culminating performance of the 2017 Dance Ranch Marfa workshop. Dance Ranch Marfa is a performance-oriented workshop focusing on dance improvisation taught by members of the Lower Left. This year’s facilitators in Marfa are Nina Martin, Andrew Wass, Leslie Scates, and Margaret Paek. […]

August 3, 2017 at 7PM

WildWind Performance Lab: The Marfa Intensives

Presented By: Texas Tech University, School of Theatre and Dance

Admission: Free

The Marfa Intensives offers students at Texas Tech University the opportunity to concentrate on devised theatre. By its very nature, devised theatre involves almost all of our theatre practitioners, especially designers, actors, directors, playwrights and dramaturgs, in the act of creating new and and ensemble-built work that does not depend on a previously written text. […]

July 28, 2017 at 8PM

Rae Red and Dr. Tallulah present: “Water – a Dispatch from the Bottom of the Tub” and “Poonstruck”

Presented By: Rae Red and Dr. Tallulah

Admission: Free

Rae Red will perform: “Water — a Dispatch from the Bottom of the Tub”, an original performance featuring shadow puppetry, stop-motion animation and song. The show is a tale of water from polluted waterways to the bottom of the ocean, to the inside of our bellies, the bathtub and beyond. Kelly Nesbitt will perform her […]

Julyl 22, 2017 at 4PM

Marfa Presidio County Museum

Presented By: Marfa Presidio County Museum

Admission: Free

Every year the Museum brings a speaker who will talk about our area or his or her history in Marfa. This year our speaker is Brit Webb.

July 20, 2017 at 7PM

Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art film

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: Free

Ballroom Marfa is pleased to present a screening of Sam Wainwright Douglas’ latest documentary, ‘Through the Repellent Fence: A Land Art Film’ follows Postcommodity, an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martinez and Kade L. Twist, who put land art in a tribal context. The director will be present for a Q&A to […]

July 12-16, 2017

2017 Marfa Film Festival

Presented By: Marfa Film Festival

Admission: Ticketed

Since 2008, the Marfa Film Festival has brought thousands of attendees, filmmakers, and press from around the world. Premiering international films, the festival attracts a diverse global audience including world renowned, award winning artists and musicians. The festival also courts filmmakers in hopes that they will return and increase the film industry and production in […]

July 8, 2017 at 7:30PM

in front of us presents “Nun Wa Zaytun” by Emtiaz Diab

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

While listening to the stories of the people Murad meets with his Mobile Cinema, trekking from one venue to another, Nun wa Zaytun transports us to another Palestine. We encounter a simple rural life, far from the cultural and social stereotypes of modern, urban Ramallah or Tel Aviv, only kilometers away. Scattered communities come together […]

July 6, 2017 at 6PM

Marfa Book Co. Presents: Jan Reid

Presented By: Marfa Book Co.

Admission: Free

Jan Reid is a novelist, biographer, historian and journalist. His books include “Let the People In: A Biography of Ann Richards”, “Doug Sahm: Texas Tornado”, and the classic, “The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock”. He will be reading from his latest novel, “Sins of the Younger Sons”.

June 17, 2017 at 7PM


Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: Free

Chinati will host international dance company Entreflamenco for a residency that will culminate in performances that are free and open to the public. In addition, Entreflamenco will work with area youth and adult participants to teach the basics of flamenco dance as part of Chinati’s education program.

June 11, 2017 at 6PM

Chinelo Okparanta, Lannan Reading

Presented By: Lannan Foundation and Marfa Book Co.

Admission: Free

Lannan Writer in Residence, Chinelo Okparanta will read from her work. The author of several books, including the much loved novel, “Under the Udala Trees”, a Lambda Literary Award winner, Okparanta is considered one of the foremost novelists of her generation.