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October 14-18, 2015

2015 Marfa Film Festival

Presented By: Marfa Film Festival

Admission: Ticketed

Since 2007 the Marfa Film Festival has attracted talented filmmakers, international press, industry professionals, and attendees from around the world to a remote corner of far west Texas. Over 5 days we screen a diverse mix of features, shorts, music videos and experimental works, including a full afternoon schedule followed each evening by outdoor classics […]

October 9-11, 2015

Chinati Foundation Weekend Lectures

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: Free and open to the community

As part of the annual Chinati Weekend, lectures will be given by artist Iman Isa and by Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain, Regents Chair in Art and Director, Center for the Study of Modernism at the University of Texas, Austin.

September 18 (8AM - 5 PM) and 19 (9AM - 1PM), 2015

Design Marfa Symposium 2015

Presented By: Design Marfa

Design Marfa presents its 3rd Symposium on architecture and design as related to high desert living. Speakers will showcase the creativity, imagination and restoration that desert living can inspire. The weekend includes lectures and home visits. Tickets go on sale June 15, 2015. Please visit the Design Marfa website for ticketing information.

September 12, 2015 at 7:30

Treading West Texas Waters

Presented By: Marfa Public Radio and Basin PBS

Admission: Free and open to the community

Christopher Hillen, Joe Cashiola, Basin PBS, and Marfa Public Radio: KRTS will host the Big Bend premier of “Treading West Texas Waters.” This 30-minute piece is aimed at exploring regional water issues and potential pathways forward with regard to topics like groundwater recharge, drought, surface water rights, new technologies and beyond. The screening will be […]

September 7, 2015 at 3:30PM

Monday Movie Night: Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free and open to the community

Get the popcorn ready and join us for another installment of our film series Monday Movie Night. This fall in conjunction with the Marfa Lights Festival, Marfa Live Arts will host a screening of Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean directed by Robert Altman. Come Back to the Five and […]

August 23, 2015 at 7PM

James Benning Film Screening

Presented By: Marfa Book Company and CineMarfa

Admission: Free and open to the community

In conjunction with the exhibition “Thirty-one Friends” by the filmmaker and artist James Benning, Marfa Book Company & Cine Marfa will screen a new film “Farocki” and past work. The screening marks the end of a one-month show by the artist at the Bookstore gallery closing August 22nd.

August 21-22, 2015 8pm both days

Marfa Live Arts / 24 Hour Plays

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free and open to the public

This year will be Marfa Live Art’s 11th annual 24 Hour Plays. Each year writers and actors meet 24 hours prior to the public performance to write, block and release a new play. This year’s production will take place on August 21st through August 22nd. Friday, 8pm: volunteers meet to start creating new plays Saturday, […]

August 14 and 15, 2015, 7:30PM

Lower Left in Marfa – Secondary Surface Rendered

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free and open to the community

Secondary Surface Rendered juxtaposes the human form with materials traditionally used in the visual arts, blurring the boundaries between dance and static art forms. Moving away from the constraints of the standard proscenium setting, Lower Left invites the audience to curate its own experience as it follows the action of the performance installations in the […]

August 9, 2015, 7PM

Lower Left in Marfa – Works in Progress

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free and open to the community

Lower Left returns to Marfa this summer. They will perform works in progress on August 9 followed by an original dance Secondary Surface Rendered on August 14 & 15 at 7:30pm. Secondary Surface Rendered juxtaposes the human form with materials traditionally used in the visual arts, blurring the boundaries between dance and static art forms. […]

July 18, 2015 from 4-6PM

Lonn Taylor Lecture: Fort D.A. Russell – America’s Last Cavalry Post

Admission: Free and open to the community

Lonn Taylor is a historian and writer who retired to Fort Davis, Texas, with his wife, Dedie, after twenty years as a historian at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. He received a BA in history and government from Texas Christian University in 1961 and did graduate work at New […]

July 4, 2015 from 7:30 to 9PM

Beyond the Box

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free and open to the community

An evening of performance with Marfa artists: David Fenster & Laura Copelin; 

Gretchen Lee Coles; 

Diamond Hymen 
with Dione Acosta, Richard Covarrubias, and Ryan Penland supported by Moritz Landgrebe.

June 21, 2015 at 7PM

James Benning Film Screening

Presented By: Marfa Book Company and CineMarfa

Admission: Free and open to the community

In conjunction with an the exhibition “Thirty-one Friends” by the filmmaker and artist James Benning, Marfa Book Company & CineMarfa screened James’ recent (and much lauded) film, “natural history”, which he made in and around the Natural History Museum in Vienna a few years ago. The exhibition features 31 new works in a variety of […]

June 15 to June 20, 2015

Entreflamenco

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: Free and open to the community

As part of Marfa ISD’s Summer Shakeup, Chinati will host a week-long program at the Crowley Theater including youth workshops in flamenco history, percussion and dance; and a community demonstration with instruction for all ages. The program culminates with San Antonio-based Entreflamenco presenting a full-length production of traditional flamenco song and dance featuring original choreography, […]

Steve Earle and the Dukes

Presented By: Ballroom Marfa

Ballroom Marfa is excited to present Steve Earle and the Dukes at the Crowley Theater on June 14, 2015 at 8PM. A protégé of legendary songwriters Townes Van Zandt and Guy Clark, Earle quickly became a master storyteller in his own right, with his songs being recorded by Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Waylon […]

June 8-11, 2015

Summer Shake Up Theater Camp

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free

For the third year in a row Marfa Live Arts taught Acting and Theater last week as part of MISD’s Camp Summer Shake-Up 2015. Over the course of a week, twenty-two participating 5th through 8th graders fine-tuned their acting skills and became familiar with the Crowley Theater during an extensive pirate-themed workshop. Actors engaged in […]