Sunday calendar 5-9-21 | Features

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Cheyenne and Laramie County

Cheyenne Spring Home Show – May 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Doing some spring cleaning? How about spring home improvement in general? As the weather warms up, get a start on your home improvement projects after heading to this three-day event. Learn the latest in home improvement, remodeling, design, outdoor living and more while you meet with local and national vendors that can help you tackle any size project. Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, 1530 W. Lincolnway.

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ “The Last 5 Years” – May 9, 2 p.m. $14-$24. Drama Desk award-winner “The Last 5 Years” is a modern musical love story centering on a couple’s doomed marriage. The show covers how 20-something New Yorkers Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, meet, fall in love, marry and divorce over the span of five years. Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 W. Lincolnway. 307-638-6543. www.cheyennelittletheatre.org

Free! Virtual Prerecorded Early Literacy Class – May 10, 10-10:30 a.m. (but can be watched at any time throughout the week) Join Laramie County Library staff for a prerecorded interactive early literacy class. Practice new skills incorporating books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! A new session is posted each Monday morning and will be available all week. This week’s theme is “A Day at the Beach.” https://lclsonline.org/early- literacy-programming/

Cowgirls of the West May Luncheon – May 10, 11:30 a.m. $25 with reservation, $30 at the door. The Cowgirls of the West invite the public to the latest installment of its monthly luncheons. The speaker will be Mike Kassel, associate director and curator of collections at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. Kassel has found never-before-seen footage from the 1936 rodeo, as well as the home movies of Byron Hirst documenting Cheyenne Frontier Days through the 1940s and the 1950s. Join his peek into the past to see what CFD was like back in the day. Little America Hotel and Resort, 2800 W. Lincolnway. 307-632-2814

Free! Take It and Make It Mondays – May 10, 1-5 p.m. Get crafty on Mondays! Visit the Burns Branch Library to pick up a craft packet to take home and create a curled paper hyacinth bouquet; perfect to give to moms, a friend, or to brighten up a room. Burns Branch Library, 112 Main St., Burns. 307-547-2249

Free! Virtual Tales Together – May 11, 10-10:30 a.m. Join us for a live virtual Tales Together via Zoom! During this interactive early literacy class, participants will practice new skills, incorporate books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! RSVP for this class at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/.

We Drink and We Know Things – May 11, 6 p.m. Put on your smarty pants and grab a beer at this weekly trivia night. Freedom’s Edge Brewing Co., 1509 Pioneer Ave. www.facebook.com/freedomsedgebrewing

Tuesday Night Comedy – May 11, doors at 7:30 p.m., open mic at 8 p.m., featured acts at 9:15 p.m. and headliner at 10 p.m. $10. Come join in the fun every Tuesday to see the best stand-up comedians from Denver, Greeley, Fort Collins and Cheyenne. If you want to give it a shot before the professionals hit the stage, make sure to sign up for the open mic hour. Dillinger’s, 1601 Central Ave. 307-212-8402

Free! Noon Meditation Series – May 12, noon-12:30 p.m. Start your journey toward inner peace as a student of meditation and/or yoga at this weekly session (with rotating instructors). Those seeking inner silence and awareness through soft music and commentary should grab a blanket, towel, cushion, etc., and head to the gardens’ first-floor gathering rooms for 30 minutes of meditation technique lessons. Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 S. Lions Park Drive. 307-637-6458

Free! Virtual Preserving Your Family History – May 12, 3-4:30 p.m. Do you have old family photos or old newspaper clippings that you’d like to preserve? What should you do to care for the antique family Bible in your closet? Join us to learn how to preserve your genealogical research and family history documents. RSVP for the event at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/.

Free! Virtual Next Level: Gaming – May 12, 5-6 p.m. Been itching for some Minecraft, Jackbox or Twitch Plays: Pokémon? Join this Next Level community and help decide what to play together next. Don’t have a Discord account yet? No problem! Laramie County Library is now offering Discord Communities for teens to interact, chat and play online. You will receive the Discord invite link and information needed to create an account when you RSVP for the event at https://lclsonline.org/ calendar/.

Free! Virtual Tales Together – May 13, 10-10:30 a.m. Join us for a live virtual Tales Together via Zoom! During this interactive early literacy class, participants will practice new skills, incorporate books, songs, rhymes, movement and more! RSVP for this class at https://lclsonline.org/calendar/.

Free! Cheyenne Artwalk – May 13, 5-8 p.m. Come enjoy original artwork at Cheyenne Artwalk. During this monthly event, downtown art galleries, businesses and restaurants play host to a local or regional visual artist or musician, accompanied by light food and beverages. This month’s featured artists are Win Ratz (Blue Door Arts), Mary Zang (Cheyenne Artists Guild), Donna DuPont Schultz, Morgan Martin and Kristin East (Art @the Hynds). www.cheyenneartwalk.com

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ “The Last 5 Years” – May 13, 7:30 p.m. $10. Drama Desk award-winner “The Last 5 Years” is a modern musical love story centering on a couple’s doomed marriage. The show covers how 20-something New Yorkers Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, meet, fall in love, marry and divorce over the span of five years. Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 W. Lincolnway. 307-638-6543. www.cheyennelittletheatre.org

Jerrod Niemann Concert – May 14, 6 p.m. $15. Jerrod Niemann is one of the foremost artists pushing the boundaries of country music today. The singer, perhaps best known for his 2014 hit “Drink to That All Night,” will make his Wyoming return to headline this show in south Cheyenne. Outlaw Saloon, 312 S. Greeley Highway. 307-635-7552

Free! Cheyenne Audubon Talk with Nathan Pieplow – May 14, 6 p.m. The Cheyenne – High Plains Audubon Society invites the public to a free, in-person presentation and book signing with Nathan Pieplow, author of “Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Western North America.” Pieplow will have books for sale. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for sitting on the lawn if the weather is good, or in the hayloft if not, and to bring binoculars for birding from ranch roads before and after the event. Horse Barn at the Wyoming Hereford Ranch, 1100 Hereford Ranch Road. https://cheyenneaudubon.wordpress.com/.

Cheyenne Little Theatre Players’ “The Last 5 Years” – May 14, 7:30 p.m. $14-$24 ($10 for everyone on Thursday, May 13). Drama Desk award-winner “The Last 5 Years” is a modern musical love story centering on a couple’s doomed marriage. The show covers how 20-something New Yorkers Cathy, a struggling actress, and Jamie, a budding novelist on the brink of wild success, meet, fall in love, marry and divorce over the span of five years. Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 W. Lincolnway. 307-638-6543. www.cheyennelittletheatre.org

Minutes Notice Concert – May 14, 8 p.m. Free admission. Come enjoy Wyoming’s own premier classic rock band perform live. Alf’s Pub and Package, 1622 E. 19th St. 307-635-3171

12th Annual Sherman Hill Train Show – May 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 for adults, 12 and under free. Enjoy activities for the entire family, including the Riding Train for kids in the parking lot, a Kid’s Korner, operating model train layouts and vendors with a variety of RR wares and food. Plenty of free parking. Runs through Sunday. Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, 1312 W. Eighth Avenue. www.shermanhillrails.org or shmrrcts@gmail.com.

Cheyenne Small Business Market Spring 2021 – May 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Check all kinds of shopping off your list at this event. Several vendors and crafters will be on-site for your shopping pleasure, including a few food trucks for something to nibble on while you shop. Cheyenne Shrine Club, 224 E. Iowa St. 307-638-9416

Ongoing art

“The 19th Century in European and American Art” – Now on view, museum hours. In newly installed galleries, view about 85 artworks from the museum’s collection by Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Paul Cézanne, Édouard Manet, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Childe Hassam and others who tell a story about one of the most important times in art history. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. 720-913-0130 or www.denver art museum.org

“Pat Guthrie Special Exhibitions Teaching Gallery” – Now through May 15, museum hours. This exhibit presents three installations, each specific to a course taught during the spring 2021 semester at the University of Wyoming. Faculty from a range of academic disciplines select artwork from the museum’s permanent collection to support the content and learning goals of their respective classes. This semester’s classes are Athenian Democracy (which examines the period of radical democracy, 508/507-322 BCE, in Athens), Art in the Elementary School (which provides a foundation for understanding and teaching art through elementary school curriculum) and Global Environmental History (which explores the history of the world through the lens of environmental history). University of Wyoming Art Museum, 2111 E. Willett Drive, Laramie. www.uwyo.edu

“Kentridge: Universal Archive” – Now through May 22, museum hours. Famed South African artist William Kentridge shares new work inspired during the writing of his Norton Lectures, delivered at Harvard in 2012. In this expanding series, a familiar personal iconography is revisited: coffee pots, typewriters, cats, trees, nudes and other everyday imagery. Based on ink sketches, the exhibit features more than 75 linocut prints that shift from identifiable subject matter to deconstructed images of abstract marks on dictionary and encyclopedia pages. University of Wyoming Art Museum, 2111 E. Willett Drive, Laramie. www.uwyo.edu

“Shantell Martin: Words and Line” – Now through May 31, museum hours. The exhibition features Martin’s signature black-and-white drawings that explore intersectionality, identity and play. It includes an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, an animated video projection and a third section focused solely on Martin’s renowned drawings. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. 720-913-0130 or www.denver artmuseum.org

“Sharon Louden: Windows” – Now through June, museum hours. The entrance hall of the UW Art Museum in the Centennial Complex features a site-specific installation by artist Sharon Louden. Using bright, reflective and curved aluminum sheets, it acts as a “drawing in space” and changes depending on the amount of natural light and the visitor’s vantage point. Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. University of Wyoming Art Museum, 2111 E. Willett Drive, Laramie. www.uwyo.edu

“Women in Wyoming: Portraits and Interviews of Women Who Shape the West” – Now through July 17, museum hours. Wyoming artist Lindsay Linton Buk’s exhibit features large-scale portraits, an audio soundscape and other interactive storytelling components that share stories about inspiring women in the Equality State. Linton Buk traveled more than 15,000 miles, developed 600 rolls of medium-format film, and recorded 3,000 minutes of audio interview footage to illuminate the strength and spirit of Wyoming women and girls. The resulting 22 stories celebrate the achievements and learned wisdom of Wyoming women today. University of Wyoming Art Museum, 2111 E. Willett Drive, Laramie. www.uwyo.edu

“Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Veronique and Gregory Peck” – Now through July 18, museum hours. The exhibition presents 100 ensembles – by 17 different couturiers and designers from around the world – from the wardrobe of Parisian writer, philanthropist and fashion influencer Véronique Peck. A selection of haute couture, fashion sketches, photographs, film clips, family snapshots and documents provide a unique look into the style of one of Hollywood’s most beloved couples. The presentation provides an overview of how fashion changed as the roles of women in society evolved from the 1950s to the 1990s. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. 720-913-0130 or www.denverartmuseum.org

“The West on Horseback” – Now through July 31, museum hours. This exhibition explores an iconic symbol of the American West: the horse. In the 19th century, some artists ventured westward to work as cowboys and ranchers. Collectively, they created a romanticized vision of the region through beautiful landscapes and rugged scenes of ranch life, often featuring wild stallions or their equine work partners. The assemblage of these images complicates the idea of a single, unified Western vision as contemporary works challenge the viewer’s preconception. University of Wyoming Art Museum, 2111 E. Willett Drive, Laramie. www.uwyo.edu



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