Lone Pine Film Festival: This weekend!

Tom Mix, Jack Hoxie, Ken Maynard Return to the Silver Screen at the 26th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival

Yes, Mix, Maynard and Hoxie lead the bill, but the Festival screens and stages for the weekend present a broad spectrum of western Film Fare from Silent, Early and Contemporary Western directors and writers.

The weekend kicks off with a 4:30 PM Reception, Thursday October 8th at the Museum of Western Film History with early festival guests, celebrities and the local community celebrating another year with America's Cowboy Balladeer, Don Edwards in Concert at 7:00PM.

Western film screenings start sharply at 7:30 AM on Friday with the 1941 Hoppy film, In Old Colorado, and continue throughout the weekend, with over 20 plus films being screened. We are including the first film shot in Lone Pine, the classic Fatty Arbuckle 1920 4-Reeler, The Round-Up, which will be presented with the piano accompaniment of keyboard specialist J.C. Munns. Munns will also accompany other films for the weekend bringing the incredible keyboard nostalgia to these wonderful silent films as they were originally seen in the movie houses of the 1920's.

Ed Hulse, Western writer, will be our moderator for panels & discussions featuring Los Angeles Times critic, Kenneth Turan, Western Film historian, Robert Birchard, screenwriter, Robert Knox, and actors Rex Linn, William Wellman Jr. and Wyatt McCrea as they provide guests with stimulating memories of films and film making.

Award-winning author editor and AFI film preservationist, Robert S. Birchard will present a program about the earliest days of silent Westerns. Incorporated into the program will be a short documentary film, Bronco Billy, the First Reel Cowboy, produced by the Arkansas Public Broadcasting Service, followed by a discussion of the earliest silent cowboys.

In 1938, Billy King, played child star to William Boyd in four "Hopalong Cassidy Features". Billy shares wonderful memories of working with Hoppy, Grace Bradley Boyd and shooting in the Alabama Hills.

Join Sylvia Durando in her first public discussion of her Hollywood past as one of movie making's great stuntwomen. Sylvia, has shared the screen with Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Tony Curtis and Randolph Scott to name a few.

Additional celebrity guests Gary Brown, Diamond Farnsworth, Larry Floyd, Cheryl Rogers, Petrine Day Mitchum, and Bob White complement out weekend with wonderful stories of Western heroes, heroines, horses and even their "cars."

Twenty-two “On Location,” guided tours celebrate the hundreds of Western films shot in Lone Pine and the incredible, unique landscape of the Alabama Hills.

Team Roping will be featured on Saturday at the Museum rodeo grounds. Sunday will begin with a morning Cowboy Church on the Anchor Ranch, followed by our famous Sunday Main Street Parade. The Closing Campfire led by Cowboy Larry Maurice at Lone Pine Park on Sunday evening will wrap the weekend festivities.

BCCA: Concert - Vivace

Bishop, Calif. on October 6, 2015

Live On Stage, Inc. and the Bishop Community Concerts Association Announce Spellbinding Quartet as part of their 2015 - 2016 Concert Season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (September 25, 2015) – Vivace a modern and thrilling combination of four unique and exceptional pop and classical singers will be performing live.

“Four beautiful voices, one glorious sound!” – Amy Sky, Universal Music recording artist PRESS_resizedBased primarily out of Vancouver, Melody Courage, Tiffany Desrosiers, Marc Devigne and Michael Ciufo first merged their talents in 2010 performing at the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. Since then, they have gone on to tour extensively through the United States and Canada, captivating audiences everywhere they go. Their stirring combination of powerful male voices and emotionally driven female vocals come together to create a sound that is exclusively their own. With a rich and diverse repertoire ranging from pop, to arias, to their own self-written material, Vivace undoubtedly puts a fresh new take on the classical and modern music of today. The Bishop Community Concerts Association has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists to the community since 1947. This all-volunteer nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Eastern Sierra through live performances. Thanks to the generosity of Patrons and Sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family friendly prices. Live On Stage, Inc. provides excellent, affordable, entertainment attractions and support services to an American community of concert presenters. View a video about Live On Stage.

When: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (7:00 p.m.)
Dorothy Joseph Auditorium - Bishop Union High School 
Costs: Single Tickets are $25 adults / $10 students. 
Questions: The Sound Shoppe at 760-873-5991
Click here for the Bishop Community Concerts Assocition website.

OVC: Fall Colors Car Show

The Owens Valley Cruisers Present
The Fall Colors Car Show

  • Show & Shine
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Goodie Bags - Cruisin' Parade
  • Poker Run
  • Dash Plaques - Vendors
  • Raffles & Awards

FRIDAY 10/2:

  • * Registration & Hangin' Out 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • * Cruisin' Main - Anytime


  • * Registration 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • * Pancake Breakfast 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
  • * Show & Shine 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • * Raffles * Main Street Parade 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • * Choo Choo Swap Meet 8:30 a.m.
  • * Altrusa International's Fine Art Show 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • * Sweet Adelines' Arts & Crafts Show 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SUNDAY 10/4:

  • * Coffee & Donuts 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
  • * Poker Run 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Last Car Out 10:00 a.m.
  • * Awards Ceremony 12:00 a.m.
  • * Hot Rod Church 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Patio Building
  • * Altrusa International's Fine Art Show 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • * Sweet Adelines' Arts & Crafts Show 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Choo Choo Swap Meet, Altrusa International's Fine Art Show, Sweet Adelines' Arts and Crafts Show, and Hot Rod Church are held in conjunction with the Fall Colors Car Show and are not a part thereof and are not sponsored by the Owens Valley Cruisers.

You Don't Want to Miss This Show!! 

When: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday - October 2nd, 3rd, & 4th, 2015
Tri County Fairgrounds - Bishop California
Questions: Ken Abbott (760) 873-9800

Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra: Art Show and Sale, Raffle, and Acrylic Painting Workshop

Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra
Art Show and Sale, Raffle, and Acrylic Painting Workshop

This Weekend! The show and sale is open to the public free of charge. This event coincides with the weekend of the Owens Valley Cruisers Car Show and the Choo Choo Swap Meet. 

The show & sale this year will feature many original framed 2-D paintings as well as various forms of 3-D art. The featured artist is Lynn Marit Peterson, watercolor artist. 

The 17th Annual Altrusa Art Show and Sale
Where: Floriculture Building at the Tri County Fairgrounds in Bishop
Sat., Oct. 3 (9 am to 4 pm) and Sun., Oct. 4 (9 am to 2 pm)

Acrylic Painting Workshop by Alex Perez
lex Perez, Second Place winner of Altrusa's 2013 Art Show, and well known local oil and acrylic artist, will teach a Beginner's Painting with Acrylics Workshop.. This is a great opportunity to learn or improve your acrylic painting skills!  A canvas board for the painting will be furnished.

  • You need to bring your own supplies: Table Easel; Artist grade acrylic heavy body paints in gesso white plus primary colors of yellow, red & blue (and any other colors you may have); Brushes: #4 Sable round, #4-6-8-10 flats in hog hair or synthetic.

When: Sat., Oct. 3, 2015 (10 am to 1 pm)
Where: Floriculture Bulding, Tri County Fairgrounds, Bishop
Cost: $15 
Questions: Ruth DeCray at 760-872-1696 or 760-920-4042
The Class Size will be limited to 10 participants.