Saturday, April 17, 2022
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  Opening Reception @ Second Floor
Opening Reception at Second Floor Capture: Saturday, April 17, 4pm-8pm

Rabies Shot Clinic
Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 17, 9am till noon at the Marfa Fire Station. All dogs and cats must be on leashes. Sponsored by the City of Marfa Animal Control office.

Resonators @ Padre's
SATURDAY APRIL 17th- THE RESONATORS! From Presidio, TX. A great time with great music and loads of dancing was had by all for The Resonators' first show at Padre's! Cumbias, conjunto, rock, country and funk infused grooves! $7 cover for this amazing 7 piece band- 9 PM showtime.

Texas Icebergs exhibit opens
Texas Icebergs exhibit opens Saturday at The Do Right Hall. Dallas artists Tom Sale (aka Pinky Diablo) and Judy Vetter are the featured artists. The opening is 6-8pm and the public is invited. The Do Right Hall is at 110 West Dallas St.

Open Day on the Davis Mountain Preserve
Saturday April 17th- Open Day on the Davis Mountain Preserve- 8:30am to 4:30pm the Preserve will be open for hiking, birding, horseback riding, photography, back packing, picnics, and other outdoor activities. This is a free event open to the public. Project Director Chris Pipes and preserve volunteers will lead a guided hike from Bridge Gap to the top of Mt. Livermore. Transportation from the McIvor Conservation Center will be provided. Interested parties should RSVP Chris Pipes [email protected] should plan to be at the Center by 9 a.m., and should plan to be gone until about 4 p.m. Space is limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please see attachment for further details.

Flor de Papel
A free workshop to make Flor de Papel (paper flowers) will be held at Marfa Studio of Arts on Saturday, April 17, 1:00 - 3:00. The tradition of making paper flowers is associated with Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexico and communities throughout the Southwest. The workshop will be led by "Romi" assisted by Alexsandra Annello and 8th grade student Aitana Reyes. The workshop is open to all community members regardless of age or skill level. Teens are especially welcome as well as those who practice this art form and would like to share their expertise. Individual flowers and garlands made in the workshop will be used to decorate the Crowley Theater Stage during the Marfa Film Festival and lots of flowers will go home with participants as well. Marfa Studio of Arts is located at 106 East San Antonio (Hwy. 90) across from T & C. This project is funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Marfa, Department of Parks and Recreation. For further information contact: Ellie [email protected]

Texas Glider Rally
The 2010 Texas Glider Rally will celebrate the50th anniversary of glider flying in the Marfa area and honor the memory of Billy Shurley, local rancher, towplane pilot and long-time supporter of soaring activities at Marfa. The long white wings of sleek gliders will flash against the blue spring sky as twenty of the soaring craft from across the USA gather at Marfa Airport. The annual Rally will be April 17 to 24 as the pilots explore the thermal updrafts and mountain wave lift that make Marfa, Texas, famous around the aviation world. Strong rising air currents known as "thermals" begin in the spring when the warm air (and the turkey vultures) return to west Texas. "Wave" lift also occurs as the air flows up and over the mountains surrounding the Marfa Plateau. Good thermal conditions exist above Marfa year-round, but the strongest updrafts occur from April to October. Several World, US and Texas State soaring records have been set at Marfa over the years. The pilots will attempt "personal best" and soaring badge flights, which qualify them for entry into the National Contests. In 1969 Marfa hosted the largest National Soaring Contest ever held in the USA with 86 sailplanes racing around the Big Bend. The movie "The Sun Ship Game" was filmed by cinema verite director Robert Drew during that contest, and will be featured at the Marfa Film Festival this May. Burt Compton, Master Instructor at Marfa Gliders will offer some rides and flight instruction during the rally. The public is welcome to visit the Marfa Airport on highway 17 to watch the soaring activities. Contact Marfa Gliders to coordinate rides and lessons in the two-seat gliders at (800) 667-9464 or visit the website: FLYGLIDERS.com

"MARFA SHADOWS" Booksigning @ Marfa Book Co
MARFA SHADOWS Signing at Marfa Book Co. April 17 1-3 p.m. The First-Ever �Chef Brett Mystery� Arrives �This book has drugs, sex and more than a few violent murders,� John DeMers observes of his first mystery novel, Marfa Shadows. �There are also some excellent dinner specials.� The Houston writer and radio host takes a whole new direction in his 40-book career with the novel�s big-splash national release (Bright Sky Press, $23.95), which marks the start of a series starring his culinary crime-fighter, Chef Brett Baldwin. On Saturday April 17, from 1 to 3 p.m., DeMers takes a break from leading a media tour of Marfa and its surroundings to sign copies at Marfa Book Co. The tour includes visits to places that play a role in the series, including the Chinati Foundation, Padres, the Hotel Paisano, the Presidio County Courthouse and the Food Shark, plus excursions to Alpine, Ft. Davis, Presidio, Terlingua and the River Road. The new book, and presumably its years and years of siblings, are set in the small-but-artsy Far West Texas town of Marfa � Brett�s hometown and the place his fictional restaurant called Mesquite is located. But as John stresses, the action can take his hero just about anywhere, starting in Shadows with the nearby drug violence-riddled Tex-Mex border. Early readers of Marfa Shadows have praised its detailed, realistic depictions of the behind-the-scenes workings of a commercial kitchen, built around Chef Brett�s tireless 4-foot-10 sous chef Gilberto Cruz, and its passionate recreations of the moonscape scenery surrounding the town of Marfa all the way south to the border at Big Bend National Park. New York Times bestselling author Peter May said: �John DeMers� unlikely hero, Chef Brett Baldwin, takes us on a spicy, culinary crime cruise through the mean streets of small-town West Texas, and beyond. Hot stuff!� The second book in the Chef Brett series, Marfa Rocks, is already written and features a sexy but mysterious archaeologist named Dr. Hildegard Dane, with the third, Marfa Blues, in its early stages. Blues concerns a conspiracy reaching back half a century behind the brutal murder of Texas music icon (and crusty, ponytailed Terlingua resident) T.J. �Rattlesnake� Garcia. The books can be ordered directly via www.brightskypress.com, as well as from www.amazon.com. All this writing takes place when John isn�t on the air for NewsRadio 740 KTRH, hosting his Delicious Mischief food and wine radio show on Saturdays or his Houston ArtsWeek on Sundays. Both shows, plus John�s new weekly Delicious Mischief in Austin, are sponsored by Spec�s Wines, Spirits and Finer Foods. The big difference, he says: a lot more people get themselves killed in his novels!

Classical Piano Concert
Please join Marfa Public Radio and Ballroom Marfa for an evening of classical music on Saturday April 17, at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX, with renowned pianist Sarah Rothenberg. Doors open at 7 pm, with the free performance at 7:30 pm. In A Landscape will feature works of Frederic Chopin and John Cage. Sarah Rothenberg is one of the most creative performers of her generation. An exceptional soloist, she has appeared at the Lincoln Center's "Great Performers" series in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and the Barbican Center in London. In 1994 she became Artistic Director of Da Camera in Houston, and in 2006 made her debut as a soloist with the Houston Symphony. Sarah Rothenberg will be interviewed by Roseland Klein as part of the Classical Midday show on KRTS 93.5 FM, Wednesday at 12:30 PM, with a replay on Saturday at Noon. STREAMING LIVE! Not in the area or can't attend? We invite you to listen live to the simulcast of the concert on Marfa Public Radio.

Big Bend Gem & Mineral Show
21st Annual Big Bend Gem & Mineral Show "Wonders of our Desert" Kokernot Lodge Alpine, TX Friday April 16 9am-6pm Saturday April 17 9am -6pm Sunday April 18 11am-5pm Free Admission Door Prizes Kid's Corner Demo Dealers