This Week in West Texas: The Tontons at Padre’s Marfa, Laura Gibson at the Marfa Book Company and more!

This Week in West Texas: The Tontons at Padre’s Marfa, Laura Gibson at the Marfa Book Company and more!

This Week in Alpine:

• February 7th – The Sul Ross Black Student Association invites you to the grand opening of the Civil Rights Exhibit in the Espino Conference Center from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

• February 9th – The Lobo Basketball Teams will take on Shreiner in the Gallego Gym at 5:30 p.m.

• February 10th – The Alpine Country Club will host a Texas Hold’em Round Up Tournament from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reserve your spot as soon as possible because this event is limited to 70 participants. Prizes will be given to those that make it to the final table.

• February 11th – Grupo de la Paz will hit the stage at the Railroad Blues at 10 p.m. A $6 cover will get you in to see this electric Latin band.

• February 11th – Head out to the Big Bend Thrift Store on the corner of 5th Street and Avenue A for Alpine’s weekly Farmer’s Market. This quaint event features fresh veggies from local growers, baked goods and homemade crafts.

This Week in Big Bend:

• Who needs scheduled events when you have soaring mountains, a roaring river and an abundance of wildlife? Enjoy the natural beauty of Big Bend this week!

This Week Fort Davis:

• February 7th, 10th and 11th – The McDonald Observatory hosts Star Parties for visitors every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. These educational programs start at 6 p.m. and are considered a “can’t miss” attraction in West Texas!

This Week in Marfa:

• February 10th – The Tontons, Laura Gibson and the Young Girls will take the stage on Friday night at Padre’s Marfa. The Tontons are one of Houston’s hottest new acts and they are bringing their indie sound to West Texas for the first time. The show starts at 9 p.m. and there is a $6 cover at the door.

• February 11th – If you just can’t get enough of songstress Laura Gibson, you should stop by the Marfa Book Company on Saturday night! She will be performing tunes from her new album “La Grande.”  Trevor Reichman and Breathe Owl Breathe will open the show at 8 p.m.

• February 11th – Located along the railroad tracks on South Highland, Farm Stand Marfa features locally grown produce, food to-go and arts and crafts every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

• February 11th – The final film in the AutoBody Film Collection presented at the Crowley Theater will be screened on Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. This heart-wrenching documentary from Asif Kapadia follows the life and death of legendary Brazilian motor racing champion, Ayrton Senna.

This Week in Terlingua:

• February 11th – The Terlingua Farmer’s Market is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ghost Town. Local produce, artisan cheeses and breads, handmade crafts and local art are all available for purchase.

• February 12th – Head to the Starlight Theater for their weekly Sunday Brunch. A bloody Mary bar and live music are just two reasons to get yourself out of bed and down to the Starlight. Brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A Look at Next Week’s Events:

• February 13th – Big Bend Regional History Fair at Sul Ross State University

• February 16th – Chihuahuan Desert Dirt Fest in Big Bend National Park

• February 18th – Super Sully Saturday at Sul Ross State University

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