Search Events


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


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 […]

May 7-10, 2015


Presented By: CineMarfa

Admission: free

This year’s CineMarfa 2015 program focuses on science fiction and explores ideas about outer space. Detroit-based artist Scott Reeder will be in attendance for the Texas Premiere of his film MOON DUST. John Corbett of Corbett Vs. Dempsey and editor of the book Sun Ra, the Astro Black and other Solar Myths will introduce Sun […]

April 25, 2015 AT 8PM

Sounds from Untitled Skies

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free

Sounds From Untitled Skies is a series of eight musical landscape portraits for the stage. Each scene is based on a poem that presents a rendering of a place. These places include unmediated natural landscapes, personal and historical scenarios in the form of a vocal performance and a video installation as a backdrop. The song-cycle […]

April 11, 2015 at 7PM

Tony Morris Concert

Presented By: International Woman's Foundation

Admission: $20

Tony Morris is a professional guitarist and the host of Classical Guitar Alive!, the only nationally broadcast, weekly radio show about Classical Guitar. In recent years, Morris has focused his scholarly activities on Agustin Barrios. Tony, in addition to his radio career, is an active performer and teacher. An indefatigable advocate of music for the […]

March 15, 2015 at 2PM

Holy Cow Swami

Presented By: CineMarfa, Ballroom Marfa and Anthology Recordings

Admission: Free

CineMarfa, Ballroom Marfa and Anthology Recordings present a free screening of Jacob Young’s three-hour documentary, Holy Cow Swami, which explores the rise and fall of the Hare Krishna leader, Swami Bhaktipada, and selected short documentaries.

March 7, 2015 at 7PM

Children of Giant

Presented By: Blackwell School Alliance

Admission: $10

In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, 60 years later, Children of Giant, a documentary feature film, explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice. Explore the making of the American film classic Giant and its […]

February 21, 2015 at 7 PM

Robb Mann Presents “Altman”

Presented By: CineMarfa

Admission: Free

Ron Mann will present his new documentary about Robert Altman along with some rare Altman shorts. Ron is the Toronto-based filmmaker responsible for Grass , Twist , Tales of the Rat Fink (about Big Daddy Ed Roth), Know Your Mushrooms and Comic Book Confidential. He’ll be introduced by Louis Black, co-founder of the Austin Chronicle […]

February 4, 2015 at 7pm

4th Annual Marfa Live Arts Playwriting MISD Workshop

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts and Marfa ISD

Admission: Free

Seventy-three Marfa High School students wrote one-act plays during the Marfa Live Arts Playwright/Playwriting 4th annual workshop at MISD. This year’s workshop was taught by Liz Castillo, playwright in residence at Sul Ross University. One winning play was selected from each grade (the senior class had a tie) to have a staged reading. Student playwrights […]

January 7, 2015, 7-8PM

Body Cast

Presented By: Marfa Contemporary

Admission: Free

An Artist Lecture by Suzanne Bocanegra Starring Frances McDormand Directed by Paul Lazar Lecture from 7-8pm at the theater followed by an after party at Marfa Contemporary from 8-10pm. In 2010 the curator Laurence Kardish asked me to give a lecture on my work at the Museum of Modern Art. Rather than just do a […]

Wed 10 Dec, 7pm

The Mission of Joan of Arc

Presented By: Marfa Live Arts

Admission: Free

This is a Marfa ISD production by 5th and 6th graders.  The play will also be filmed and be part of Eric Ehn’s short film MAID, shooting in Marfa Dec 14th – 20th

Friday 28 November, 8pm

Chinati Presents: Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee

Presented By: Chinati Foundation

Admission: Free

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, co-founders and principles of the architecture firm Johnston Marklee, based in Los Angeles, will present a talk on their work.  The firm has garnered many notable awards including Progressive Architecture Design Awards, AIA Los Angeles & AIA California Council Honor Awards, American Architecture Award, and an AR Award for Emerging […]

Sunday 12 Oct, 1pm

(Annex) Still Alive: the work of Clyfford Still

Presented By: Marfa Contemporary

Admission: Free

Clyfford Still: a lecture by eminent art critic Dr. David Anfam.