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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7PM

6th Annual One-Act Plays

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts and Marfa Independent School District

Admission: Free

Marfa Live Arts invites you to join us at the Crowley Theater on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 for one of our most anticipated events of the year, the 6th Annual One-Act Plays. This electrifying, standing room only night of theater is the culminating event to our weeklong 6th Annual Playwriting Workshop with the Marfa High […]

April 30, 2017 at 8PM

in front of us presents Meek’s Cutoff directed by Kelly Reichardt

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

Meek’s Cutoff is a 2010 American western film directed by Kelly Reichardt. The film was shown in competition at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. The story is loosely based on a historical incident on the Oregon Trail in 1845, in which frontier guide Stephen Meek led a wagon train on an ill-fated journey through the Oregon […]

April 29, 2017, 9AM to 1PM

Chinati Master Plan Symposium

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: Free

This Master Plan Symposium will present the findings and recommendations for preservation and growth of the Chinati Foundation from Boston-based firm Sasaki, and will be an opportunity for the community to learn about and discuss the future vision of the museum. RSVP required. Please email

April 20, 2017 at 7PM

Talking Climate: Why Facts Are NOT Enough

Presented By: Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center

Admission: FREE

Join the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center and friends for an evening of Enlightenment and Inspration from the Climate Evangelist Katharine Hayhoe, Ph.D., physicist and atomospheric scientist, and Director of the Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7PM


Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free

Marfa Live Arts’ 2017 playwright-in-residence Georgina Escobar presents her new play BEACONS. The show will be performed by Mindy Leanse with support by actors from the community. BEACONS is a satirical work envisioning a fictitious dystopian society “Divisible with Justice for Some.” After an ignorant, thick-lipped, evil clan of males take over the country, America […]

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7PM

Tower Film Screening

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: FREE

Screening and Q&A with filmmakers Keith Maitland & Sarah Wilson On what seemed like a typical summer day, August 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included […]

March 22, 2017 at 7PM

in front of us presents “Portrait of Jason” and “Jason and Shirley”

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

“Portrait of Jason” is a 1967 documentary film directed, produced and edited by Shirley Clarke and starring Jason Holliday (né Aaron Payne, 1924-1998). A gay African-American hustler and aspiring cabaret performer, Jason is the sole on-screen presence in the film. He narrates his troubled life story to the camera, behind which Clarke and her partner […]

March 15, 2017 at 7:30PM

Traces of the Trade

Presented By: St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Admission: Free

“Traces of the Trade” is a film documenting the history of the DeWolff family of Rhode Island. Prior to the Civil War, they were among the largest slave-selling operations in the United States. Current family members are shown confronting their history and places the slave trade took place.

March 9 and 12, 2017 at 10PM and 2PM

Marfa Myths

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Admission: Free

Marfa Myths is an annual music festival and multidisciplinary cultural program founded in 2014 by Brooklyn-based music label Mexican Summer and the nonprofit contemporary arts foundation Ballroom Marfa. With Marfa Myths, the two organizations bring together a diversity of emerging and established artists and musicians to work creatively and collaboratively across music, film and visual […]

March 7, 2017 at 8PM

in front of us presents “The Hitch-hiker” directed by Ida Lupino

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

Ida Lupino was a Hollywood anomaly. In addition to her career as an intense dramatic actress (with particular success in such films noir as High Sierra (1941) and While the City Sleeps, 1956), she was also the only female member of the Director’s Guild in the late ’40s and early ’50s. With her feature films […]

February 25 + 26, 2017 9AM - 3:30PM

Texas Society of Architects — 6th Annual Design Conference — “Clarity”

Presented By: Texas Society of Architects

This conference brings together design architects mostly from Texas, who meet in small, remote locations with unique architectural works to tour and learn about.

February 21, 2017 at 8PM

in front of us presents “Cameraperson” directed by Kirsten Johnson

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

In Cameraperson (2016), Kirsten Johnson has made a buoyant film about the weight of the world. She lays out her process in a paragraph presented up front. What we’re about to see, she explains, has been patched together from material she has shot as a cinematographer for films directed by other people, in the course […]

February 4, 2017 at 7PM

Cherry on Top — Screenings of Films by Women

Presented By: Cherry on Top

Admission: Free

This will be the closing gathering for all who have attended a weekend of events that are focused on empowering women in their communities — a visual and sound experience that will emphasize the human form and the power of the feminine expression. First, Bryn McCay screens her film “Eyes of the Moon”. Then Tina […]

January 17, 2017 at 8PM

in front of us presents “Jackson” directed by Maisie Crow

Presented By: in front of us film series

Admission: Free

Jackson is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women caught up in the complex issues surrounding abortion access. Set against the backdrop of the fight to close the last abortion clinic in Mississippi. Jackson captures the essential and hard truth of the lives at the center of the debate over reproductive healthcare […]

January 13, 2017

Hamilton Leithauser

Presented By: Hotel Saint George

Admission: $25

Hotel Saint George presents a very special night with Hamilton Leithauser at the Crowley Theater on January 13th, 2017. Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. Tickets available at Hotel Saint George website.