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August Events

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trolley

Aug 1–31. Wild West Trolley Tours. Starts at the Cheyenne Depot, West 15th Street and Capitol Avenue. The Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley offers fully-narrated historic tours on enclosed, air-conditioned trolleys.

Weekdays: 90-minute tours leaving at 10a, 11:30a, 1p, 2:30p, & 4p. The trolley goes by, but does not stop to allow tours of the Depot Museum, Nelson Museum of the West, Wyoming State Museum, Wyoming State Capitol Building, Botanic Gardens, Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, and the Historic Governors' Mansion.

Weekend: 2-hour tours leaving Sat at 10a, Noon & 2p and Sun at Noon and 2p (weekend tours includes free stop at the Old West Museum).

$10 adults, $5 children (ages 2-12) or $17 Trolley Plus Adult Pass, which includes admittance to the Old West Museum, Nelson Museum, and Depot Museum. 307-778-3133.


Horse drawn carriage

Aug 1-31. Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides. 11a-5p daily. WEATHER PERMITTING. Depot Plaza, Lincolnway and Capitol Avenue. Enjoy a narrated historic tour of the quaint downtown Cheyenne area on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage. Free. Donations accepted. Call 307-778-3133 to check if they are running if you are only coming to the Depot for the free rides.


Traveling Trout

Aug 1-Sep 19. Traveling Trout Exhibit. 9a-4:30p Mon-Sat. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Avenue. A series of 3-foot-tall trout sculptures decorated by Wyoming high school students as part of a statewide art competition. 307-777-7022.


Harry Jackson

Aug 1-Sep 23. Harry Jackson: Wyoming Influences. 9a-4:30p Mon-Sat. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Featuring works of the prominent Wyoming artist whose Western sculptures are world renowned. 307-777-7025.


Art of the Hunt - Fly Tying from Indie Media: The New Journalism on Vimeo.

Aug 1-Jun 30, 2015. Art of the Hunt. 9a-4:30p Mon-Sat. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Opening reception at 5p Aug 1 at the Museum. Five years of research has documented how Wyoming’s outdoor heritage has created renowned artisans of hunting and fishing gear and art. Featuring more than 70 objects of hand-crafted gear and crafts made by over 50 Wyoming artisans for use in hunting and fishing, and for celebrating the results of a successful hunt. Free. 307-777-7025.


Governor's Residence

Aug 21, 2014. Tours Of Wyoming Governor’s Residence. 9a-noon. Governor's Residence, 5001 Central Avenue. Free guided tours. 307-777-7398.


hockey

Aug 21. Ice returns for winter season at Cheyenne Ice & Event Center, 1530 W Lincolnway. Noon-9p Mon-Fri; noon-10p Sat; and noon-8p Sun. Ice skating, laser tag, arcade, NHL regulation rink. Call for hockey and ice skating lesson schedules at 307-433-0024.


civic band

Aug 21, 2014. Civic Concert Band – It Don’t Mean a Thing. 7p. Brimmer Amphitheater in Lions Park. This volunteer band is comprised of music teachers, students, doctors, attorneys, soldiers, mechanics, and community members of all different professions. Themed concerts are performed outdoors, so bring a lawnchair, sunglasses and a blanket (a picnic supper would also be great). Free. 307-771-2105.


phat daddy

Aug 22. Friday’s on the Plaza Concert - Phat Daddy. 5:30-8p. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 15th & Capitol Ave. Chairs are provided. No pets please. Vendors sell food, lemonade, soft drinks and beer. 307-633-3145.


Tom Horn

Aug 22, 2014. Tom Horn authors lecture. 11:30a-1p. State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. A book singing and brown bag lunch lecture featuring two authors of books on the legendary Tom Horn will feature Larry D. Ball and Chip Carlson. Ball is the author of “Tom Horn in Life and Legend,” a book described as a “definitive biography of an enigmatic frontier gun wielder.” Carlson, of Cheyenne, has written three books on Horn, “Tom Horn: Killing Men is my Specialty,” “Joe LeFors: ‘I Slickered Tom Horn…’” and “Tom Horn: Blood on the Moon.” Free. 307-777-5320.


Horse Barn Dinner Show

Aug 22. Horse Barn Dinner Show. 6p. Bit-O-Wyo Ranch, 470 Happy Jack Road. Your evening begins at 6p when the Horse Barn Opens. You will have an opportunity to meet the Bit-O-Wyo Horses. Around 6:30p we’ll serve up a cowboy steak dinner with all the fixin’s. Then you will get to sit back and enjoy The Blue Water Cowboy Band and some great Cowboy Comedy! $40/person. Kids under 7 are free. Make reservations at 307-638-6924.


Saturday night racing

Aug 23. Saturday Night Racing. Front gate opens at 3p, racing at 6. Big Country Speedway, 4820 S. Greeley Highway. Featuring Super Stock, Mini Stock, Pure stock, Late Model, Grand American Modified, Warrior, High Plain Modified and Super Lite Trucks. Adults $9, Children 6-12 $5, 0-5 free. 


Farmers Market

Aug 23. Cheyenne Farmers Market. 7a-Noon. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Lincolnway and Capitol Avenue. Up to 40 vendors from Wyoming & Colorado selling fresh fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, local honey, specialty foods, native trees, flowers, organic produce. 307-635-9291. 


Farmers Market

Aug 26. Tuesdays Farmer’s Market. 3-6p. Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears. Fresh local produce, meats, baked good & plants. Every Tuesday through Oct 7. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 307-649-2430.


wyoming governors residence

Aug 26-28. Tours Of Wyoming Governor’s Residence. 9a-noon. Governor's Residence, 5001 Central Avenue. Free guided tours. 307-777-7398.


joe banamassa

Aug 27. Joe Bonamassa. 8p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 500 W 20th St. Guitar Hero, Joe Bonamassa is set to perform this concert experience by celebrating his blues roots and honoring two legends in the genre, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. It will feature a special "hand-picked" band different from Bonamassa's regular touring band. The material for the show will be sourced from the catalogs of Howlin' Wolf, one of the most influential Chicago bluesmen of all time and Muddy Waters, considered the "father of modern Chicago blues." $79-99. 307-637-6363.


warren air force base

Aug 28. FE Warren Air Force Base Tour. 1p. Base Main Gate, I-25 and Pershing Blvd. Monthly tours of FE Warren Air Force Base and the ICBM & Heritage feature information about the installation and its nuclear deterrence mission. The tour is open to the public and begin at the Main Base Gate. A pre-coordinated bus/van and driver from the 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron will take guests through the historic brick housing and arrive at the museum as a public affairs representative will talk to guests about F.E. Warren's rich history and mission. Free. Other tour dates are Sep 25 and Oct 30. Reservations are required within two weeks of the tour at 307-773-3381


stereo clone

Aug 29. Friday’s on the Plaza Concert - Stereo Clone. 5:30-8p. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 15th & Capitol Ave. Chairs are provided. No pets please. Vendors sell food, lemonade, soft drinks and beer. 307-633-3145 


Farmers Market

Aug 30. Cheyenne Farmers Market. 7a-Noon. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Lincolnway and Capitol Avenue. Up to 40 vendors from Wyoming & Colorado selling fresh fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, local honey, specialty foods, native trees, flowers, organic produce. 307-635-9291. 


Big Country Speedway

Aug 30. Saturday Night Racing. Front gate opens at 3p, racing at 6. Big Country Speedway, 4820 S. Greeley Highway. Featuring Super Stock, Mini Stock, Pure stock, Late Model, Grand American Modified, Warrior, High Plain Modified and Super Lite Trucks. Adults $9, Children 6-12 $5, 0-5 free.


cheyenne kennel club

Aug 30-31. AKC Dog Show. 8a-7p. CFD Exhibit Hall, Eighth and Dey Avenues. This AKC event will feature judging of local dogs as they move their way up the doggie-chain to the national event in NYC. Obedience shows are Friday, with All Breed Dog Shows on Saturday and Rocky Mountain Pug Dog Club on Sunday.

September Events

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Farmers Market

Sep 2. Tuesdays Farmer’s Market. 3-6p. Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears. Fresh local produce, meats, baked good & plants. Every Tuesday through Oct 7. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 307-649-2430.


Sep 4. Lifetree Cafe – How To Simplify Your Life. 7p. Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane. Film and discussion interview with Hollywood director Tom Shadyac, who sold his Hollywood mansion and moved into a trailer park. Free. 307-701-0945


moe diggin

Sep 5. Friday’s on the Plaza Concert - Moe Diggin. 5:30-8p. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 15th & Capitol Ave. Chairs are provided. No pets please. Vendors sell food, lemonade, soft drinks and beer. 307-633-3145.


Farmers Market

Sep 6. Cheyenne Farmer’s Market. 7a-noon. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Capitol Avenue and Lincolnway. Featuring great tasting and healthy farm fresh foods, including peaches, berries, cantaloupe, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted peppers, locally produced honey, candy, fresh baked breads, organic produce, trees, plants and flowers will also be available. Debit and credit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit the Community Action of Laramie County.


Sep 6. Family Days: Homespun Instruments with Miss “V.” 10a–noon at the Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. and 2-3p at the Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer. The 10a session lets you make your own homespun instruments. Then, at 2p, bring your instrument to the Library to become part of the band during a special concert. Free. 307-777-7021.


cfd hall of fame

Sep 6. CFD Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 5p. Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. The Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame showcases individuals, livestock and organizations whose distinctive contributions to Cheyenne Frontier Days have helped grow a dream into "The Daddy of 'em All." $40. 307-778-7290.


Chili

Sep 6. Children’s Miracle Network Car/Motorcycle Show and Chili Cook-Off. 9a-4p. Frontier Park Exhibit Hall, Eighth and Dey Avenues. Car/Motorcycle and bicycle show-29 sponsored classes and counting, also including specialty awards. Over 110 trophy and plaques to award. Chili cook-off is open to the public to vote on. 20 teams will compete for your vote. Concession stand, vendors and local animal shelter. Also a drop area for non-perishable food items for Needs Inc. Special guests. Silent auctions and activities for kids. The event opens to the public at 10am with the Chili Cook-off starting at 11am. Over 200 entries and 19 teams for the Chilli Cook-off. Free. 307-274-1433.


Farmers Market

Sep 9. Tuesdays Farmer’s Market. 3-6p. Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears. Fresh local produce, meats, baked good & plants. Every Tuesday through Oct 7. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 307-649-2430.


art tour

Sep 11. Art Tour (Art Design and Dine). 5-8p. An art walk of galleries, businesses, and dining venues in downtown Cheyenne. Visit local galleries and studios, meet artists, see demonstrations and hear live music. Get your flier stamped for a great deal at local restaurants. Locations: Nagle-Warren Mansion, 222 E 17th St.; The Paramount Café, 1607 Capitol Ave.; Rotton Apple Ink, 218 W. 17th St.; Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio, 1506 Thomes Ave.; Cheyenne Artists Guild, 1701 Morrie Ave.; Deselms Fine Art, 300 E 17th St.; and LightsOn! At the Hynds Building, 1604 Capitol Ave. 229-546-5183.


Sep 11. Lifetree Cafe – How to Sniff Out a Scam. 7p. Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane. How to avoid being fooled by fake charities will be discussed at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “How to Sniff Out a Scam: Practical Tips for Giving Wisely,” features a recorded interview with a woman who rallied her community to raise money for a friend who lied about needing cash for cancer treatment. Lifetree participants will get tools that will help them tell which charitable appeals are legitimate and feel comfortable giving to worthy causes. Lifetree Cafe is a place to gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual setting. 307-701-0945.


Sep 11. Thursday Night Lecture Series: Stories of Gold in the Sweetwater Mining District. 7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. In celebration of Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month (WAAM), the Museum will kick off the Fall 2014 Thursday Night Lecture Series with a presentation exploring the history and significance of the Sweetwater Gold Mining District. Jon Lane, Curator of Public Programs at South Pass City State Historic Site, will share his research about this fascinating part of our state. Free. 307-777-7021.


greek festival

Sep 12-13. Greek Festival. 5-10p Fri & 11a-8p Sat. Frontier Days Exhibit Hall, Eighth and Dey Avenues. Traditional Greek Folk Dance performed in colorful authentic costumes. Performances by the Little Athenians of Cheyenne, and the Cheyenne Greek Dancers. Greek music provided by Chris Dokos Trio, Salt Lake City, Utah. Food and Beverage Booths with an authentic Greek menu to satisfy everyone’s hunger, and don’t forget to stop by the Taverna for authentic Greek beverages! The Pastry Booth has a large assortment of delicious Greek pastries and loaves of sweet bread, packaged and ready for you to purchase and take home to enjoy! Yiayia's Attic has a variety of Greek-inspired items for sell as well as jewelry and religious booths. Entrance is free, but food and items are at cost. 307-635-5929.


Farmers Market

Sep 13. Cheyenne Farmer’s Market. 7a-noon. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Capitol Avenue and Lincolnway. Featuring great tasting and healthy farm fresh foods, including peaches, berries, cantaloupe, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted peppers, locally produced honey, candy, fresh baked breads, organic produce, trees, plants and flowers will also be available. Debit and credit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit the Community Action of Laramie County.


Farmers Market

Sep 16. Tuesdays Farmer’s Market. 3-6p. Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears. Fresh local produce, meats, baked good & plants. Every Tuesday through Oct 7. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 649-2430.


blue man group

Sep 16-17. Blue Man Group. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 500 W 20th St. The Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group’s shows have been described by critics as “innovative,” “energetic” and “wildly entertaining.” But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group’s global popularity is to see the show for yourself.


Lifetree Cafe – Atheism. 7p. Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane. An open conversation about atheism will take place at Lifetree Café. The program, titled “What Your Atheist Friend Wants You to Know: The Conversation No One Is Having,” includes a film featuring atheists’ honest insights about their beliefs and their experiences with people of faith. Free. 307-701-0945.


hockey

Sep 19. Cheyenne Stampede v University of Northern Colorado hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Farmers Market

Sep 20. Cheyenne Farmer’s Market. 7a-noon. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Capitol Avenue and Lincolnway. Featuring great tasting and healthy farm fresh foods, including peaches, berries, cantaloupe, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted peppers, locally produced honey, candy, fresh baked breads, organic produce, trees, plants and flowers will also be available. Debit and credit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit the Community Action of Laramie County.


zombie

Sep 20. Zombiefest. 1p-midnight. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Lincolnway and Capitol Ave. Celebration of all things horror and pop culture, especially that of the living dead. Movie screenings, panel discussions, live music and costume contests. It all starts with a zombie crawl to the Capitol at 1p. Most events are free. 307-638-6543.


Demise of Sanity

Sep 20, 2014. Cheyenne Zombie Fest Night Show. 8p-midnight. Historic atlas Theater, 211 W Lincolnway. Come rock out after hours for FREE with some amazing local talent Demise of Sanity (shown right), Threshold of Pain and from FoCo off of their last show here with Wayne Static 13 Nails!


Farmers Market

Sep 23. Tuesdays Farmer’s Market. 3-6p. Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears. Fresh local produce, meats, baked good & plants. Every Tuesday through Oct 7. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 307-649-2430.


Sep 25. Lifetree Cafe – What Handwriting Reveals About You-and Others. 7p. Primrose Retirement Community, 1530 Dorothy Lane. The program, titled “Sign Here: What Handwriting Reveals About You-and Others,” features a filmed interview with master graphologist Kathi McKnight. Free. 307-701-0945.


whorehouse

Sep 26-28, 2014. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 7:30p Thu-Sat & 2 Sun. Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing Boulevard. This musical is loosely based on true events that took place in the little town of LaGrange, Texas, and their local house of ill repute: The Chicken Ranch. 307-638-6543. 


Farmers Market

Sep 27. Cheyenne Farmer’s Market. 7a-noon. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, Capitol Avenue and Lincolnway. Featuring great tasting and healthy farm fresh foods, including peaches, berries, cantaloupe, sweet corn, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted peppers, locally produced honey, candy, fresh baked breads, organic produce, trees, plants and flowers will also be available. Debit and credit cards accepted. Proceeds benefit the Community Action of Laramie County.


cheyenne stampede

Sep 27. Cheyenne Stampede v Colorado State University hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10.


rail ball

Sep 27, 2014. Rail Ball. 6pm Scial Hour, 6:30 Dinner. Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 W 15th St. Dinner and silent auction, wine and whiskey pull. Get tickets online. 307-632-3905.


Farmers Market

Sep 30. Tuesdays Farmer’s Market. 3-6p. Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears. Fresh local produce, meats, baked good & plants. Every Tuesday through Oct 7. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 307-649-2430.


October Events

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phoenix

Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014. Knights of the Turntable. 6:30p. Phoenix Books & Music, 1612 Capitol Ave. "Open Turntable Night" is a chance for anybody to play 10-15 minutes of vinyl. The presenter will give a brief talk about the music or artist then play their records and entertain discussion. 307-632-3476.


whorehouse

Oct 2-5, 2014. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 7:30p Thu-Sat & 2 Sun. Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing Boulevard. This musical is loosely based on true events that took place in the little town of LaGrange, Texas, and their local house of ill repute: The Chicken Ranch. 307-638-6543. 


Nightmare

Oct 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31, 2014. Nightmare on 17th Street Haunted House. 7-11p all days except Oct 30-31 is from 6-10p. Knights of Pythias, 312 ½ West 17th St. Located in a verified haunted location, haunted house has been voted the best haunted house within 100 miles of Denver. PREVIEW NIGHTS are October 3rd and 4th Dress like a Zombie: $5.00 per person, Not dressed like a Zombie: $10.00 per person, Military members with Military ID: Receive a 10% discount. REGULAR NIGHTS - October 10th and 11th, 17th and 18th, 24th and 25th, 30th and 31st -Halloween night $10.00 per person and Military members with Military ID: Receive a 10% discount. BLACK OUT NIGHT - November 1 $10.00 per person. The cost is $10 per person and groups of six or smaller are recommended for the optimal-scare experience. Children under 8, women who are pregnant and anyone with epilepsy are not allowed into the attraction (the use of strobe lights is extensive). Last, the wait time can get long on busy nights but the queue is indoors, heated and we have plenty of entertainment to keep you on your toes. 307-630-8680.


casino night

Oct 3, 2014. Casino Night Fundraiser. 6-10p. Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 W 15th St. Poker, blackjack, roulette and Texas Hold ‘Em. $30. 307-632-3905. 


rodney carrington

Oct 3, 2014. Rodney Carrington. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W 20th St. Rodney is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and country music artist. He has released six major-label studio albums and a greatest-hits package, on Mercury Records and Capitol Records. His comedy act typically combines stand-up comedy and original songs. 307-637-6363. 


CFD Logo

Oct 4, 2014. CFD Carriage Ball. 6p-midnight. Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. This year’s theme is “bootlegger ball.” This sensational, Roaring 20’s themed soiree will feature high-energy jazz and swing music by Denver's Swing Je T'aime . There will also be a casino, silent auction, raffles and don’t forget the bathtub gin! The evening includes dinner, a live and silent auction, dancing and live entertainment. The Carriage Ball is the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum's annual gala that funds its programming. $85. 307-778-7290.


Oct 4. Family Days: Wild About Wyoming Wilderness. 10a–2p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Join us to celebrate National Fire Prevention Month as well as the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Learn about Wyoming's wilderness areas and how to help protect them, the difference between forest fires and wildfires, and lots of other fascinating fire facts. Free. 307-777-7021.


Farmers Market

Oct 7, 2014. Final Tuesday Farmer’s Market. 3-6p. Frontier Mall parking lot west of Sears. Fresh local produce, meats, baked good & plants. Proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations. 307-649-2430.


art tour 2

Oct 9, 2014. Art Tour (Art Design and Dine). 5-8p. An art walk of galleries, businesses, and dining venues in downtown Cheyenne. Visit local galleries and studios, meet artists, see demonstrations and hear live music. Get your flier stamped for a great deal at local restaurants. Locations: Nagle-Warren Mansion, 222 E 17th St.; The Paramount Café, 1607 Capitol Ave.; Rotton Apple Ink, 218 W. 17th St.; Clay Paper Scissors Gallery & Studio, 1506 Thomes Ave.; Cheyenne Artists Guild, 1701 Morrie Ave.; Deselms Fine Art, 300 E 17th St.; and LightsOn! At the Hynds Building, 1604 Capitol Ave. 229-546-5183 


Oct 9. Thursday Night Lecture Series: Hauntings and History of Cheyenne. 7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Join presenter Jill Pope, Director of Operations VC/Trolley, Visit Cheyenne, as she spins tales about the spirits that linger in this hell on wheels town we know as Cheyenne. She will share accounts of paranormal experiences that locals have been shared with her, along with some history of the haunted locations. Jill is the author of “Haunted Cheyenne” and “Haunted Warren Air Force Base,” books that are part of the History Press Haunted America series. Jill manages the Cheyenne Street Railway trolleys and has collected Cheyenne ghost stories for the past dozen years to be relayed in the annual trolley ghost tours. Her books will be available for purchase after the lecture, and she will be happy to sign them. 307-777-7021.


evening lecture

Oct 9, 2014. Evening Lecture Series. 7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. An evening of interesting information that ranges from historical to geographical. Free. 307-777-7022.


Keenan Reesor

Oct 10, 2014. Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s Hausmusik. 7p. Venue available to ticket holders only. Every seat is the best seat in the house with Hausmusik. Interact with guest artists, enjoy light refreshments and the camaraderie of music lovers in the area’s most beautiful private homes. This night’s featured artist is Keenan Reesor, piano. $45. 307-778-8561 


whorehouse

Oct 10-12, 2014. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. 7:30p Thu-Sat & 2 Sun. Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing Boulevard. This musical is loosely based on true events that took place in the little town of LaGrange, Texas, and their local house of ill repute: The Chicken Ranch. 307-638-6543. 


cheyenne symphony

Oct 11, 2014. Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra performance: The Romantic Road. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 500 W 20th St. Guest artist is Keenan Reesor, piano, and featured pieces include Mozart’s “Divertimento in F major,” Haydn’s “Symphony No. 92 ‘Oxford’” and Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 5.” Meet with Maestro William Intriligator helps you get the most out of your concert experience as he shares insights into the musical passages you will be hearing, behind the scenes anecdotes and answers audience questions. 307-778-8561 


silent trails

Oct 11, 2014. Silent Trails Race. 9a. Upper Tie City Campground. The race was organized to honor and celebrate the lives of eight University of Wyoming cross country athletes who were killed by a drunk driver in September 2001. Whether you are a walker, jogger or an all out racer, this course will challenge you while providing access to some great Wyoming fall scenery. All proceeds from the race will support present and future runners on the University of Wyoming team. $5. 


beauty and the best

Oct 16. Disney's Beauty & The Beast. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W 20th Street. Disney's Beauty And The Beast features the animated film’s Academy Award-winning score with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman, with additional songs with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice. 307-637-6363.


Cheyenne Astronomical Society

Oct 17, 2014. Cheyenne Astronomical Society. 7p. Botanic Gardens conservatory, 4500 Carey Ave. View and learn about the stars at the Botanic Gardens. Star viewing occurs when the skies are clear. Open to the public. 307-637-6458.


Stampede

Oct 17-18, 2014. Cheyenne Stampede v Colorado Jr. Eagles hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Dubie Rodeo

Oct 17-19. Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo. 7p Fri-Sat & 1p Sun. Laramie County Community College Arena, 1400 E College Blvd. More than 400 Rodeo competitors from 13 colleges and universities head to Cheyenne to take part in this rodeo, with the top three winners in each event heading to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. The students will compete in Saddle Bronc, Bareback Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Breakaways Roping, Barrel Racing and Goat Tying. Slack is free and is at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. 307-778-1291


Ghost tours

Oct 24, 25 & 26 and 29 -30, 2014. Ghost Frightseeing Tours. 6p & 7:30p. It’s Ghouls Gone Wild with the Terror on the Trolley as the Cheyenne Street Railway and the Paranormal Hunting Observation Group band together to investigate local hauntings! These 90-minute tours illuminate the spirits of who once inhabited the vast prairie and our wild west town. Wear your Halloween costumes. Departing from the Historic (and haunted) Depot at West 15th Street and Capitol Ave. Cost is $13 for adults and $7 for children 2-12 years old. Reservations are required. Tickets go on sale October 1 and VANISH quickly. 307-778-3133. FEEL FREE TO WEAR COSTUMES!


cheyenne stampede

Oct 24-26, 2014. Cheyenne Stampede v Salt Lake City hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


boo ball

Oct 25, 2014. Boo-tification Ball. 6p. Holiday Inn, 204 West Fox Farm Road. Boo Ball is a fundraising event held each Oct for the purpose of beautifying the community of Cheyenne. It features a Halloween costume party and contest, a silent auction, a dinner and a dance. Please note that this is a "21 and over" event. $60. Tickets available at the Chamber, 121 West 15th Street Suite 200, The Statement, 1819 Carey Ave., and Party Dreams, 112 West 18th. 


Oct 31. Night at the Museum. 4–7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Families are invited to visit the Museum to meet some of Wyoming’s most famous—and infamous—characters at the Wyoming State Museum’s 7th annual Halloween celebration, A Night at the Museum. This safe and educational event is for all ages, although children must be accompanied by an adult. 307-777-7021.


Rocky Horror Picture Show

Oct 31- Nov 1, 2014. Rocky Horror Picture Show. 9 & midnight. Historic Atlas Theater, 211 W Lincolnway. It's the weird and wonderful story of newly engaged couple Brad and Janet when they encounter a problem with their car, only to find real problems in the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Come ready to get drenched as audience participation is expected. Cost includes bag of props. 307-638-6543.


November Events

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Nov 1, 2014. Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble. 9a Comea House, 1504 Stinson Ave. This fun run for kids benefits the Comea House, which is an emergency shelter for displaced individuals and families. Registration fees are $20 for adults, $10 for children or $30 for families. To register, call 307-632-3174.


Nov 1, 2014. YMCA Holiday Craft Fair. 8a-2p. YMCA, 1426 E Lincolnway. The fair features local vendor, artisans, crafters, Holiday wares and crafts. There will be a free continental breakfast and pictures with Santa, music, raffles, and lunch from 11a-2p just in time to kick off the Holiday season. $30. 307-634-9622.


Nov 1. Family Days: Decorative Arts in Hunting and Fishing. 10a.–2p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Join in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore the Art of the Hunt through a variety of decorative arts, from antler crafts to quilting and everything in between. Free. 307-777-7021.


Nov 1, 2014. Winter Farmers’ Market. 10a-2p. Depot Lobby, West 15th Street and Capitol Ave. shop for late-season vegetables and other foods and products cultivated and produced in the region. 307-632-3905


Nov 7-8, 2014. Cheyenne Stampede v Colorado Jr. Eagles hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Nov 13. Thursday Night Lecture Series: Remembering, Preserving, & Celebrating: Wyoming’s Hispanic History. 7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. A panel of presenters will explore the Hispanic Culture in Wyoming and the contributions made to Wyoming’s history by generations of the State’s Hispanic residents. Participants will also learn about some of the traditions and customs the community brought with them to Wyoming, including those associated with Diez y Seis de Septembre and Dia de los Muertos. Discover everything that goes into these holidays of remembering, honoring, and celebrating loved ones and cultural traditions. Free. 307-777-7021.


Nov 14, 2014. Cheyenne Stampede v Casper hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Nov 14-16. Moonlights & Magnolias. 7:30p Fri-Sat & 2p Sun. Historic Atlas Theater, 211 W Lincolnway. It’s 1939 and Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of Gone with the Wind because the script just doesn’t work. While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion the screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time: “Gone With the Wind.” 307-638-6543.


Nov 21, 2014. Tinsel Through Time: Christmas at the Mansion Opening Reception. 4-8p. Historic Governor’s Mansion, 300 E 21st St. The staff has taken six weeks to decorate the mansion for Christmas in early 20th Century style. Come celebrate this beautiful transformation and enjoy the holiday exhibit (along with some great treats to eat and drink). Free. 307-777-7878.


Nov 21-Dec 20. Historic Governor’s Mansion “Decking the Halls!” 9a-5p Wed-Sat. Enjoy the glitter, lights and decor that dress the Wyoming Historic Governors’ Mansion during the “Tinsel Through Time: Dressing for the Ages” exhibit. Step back into time to learn about holiday traditions, historic decorations, party wear and fun holiday facts! New to the exhibit are holiday and party wear through the ages: From the Edwardian period of the early 1900s to the Groovy 1960s, clothing styles have changed dramatically. Enjoy the changes in styles as you tour the Mansion. 307-777-7878 


Nov 21-Dec 13, 2014. Duck Barn Shop. 10a-5p Mon-Sat. 315 West Lincolnway. All forms of beautiful art will be available to purchase from local artists, sculptors, jewelers and more. 307-635-5587 307-634-9139.


Nov 22-Dec 30, 2014. 1000 Faces of Santa. 10a-5p. Paul Smith's Children Village, 616 South Lions Park Drive.One of the largest, rarest, unique collections of Santa Clauses from the 20th Century. The collection belongs to Thom Wise, a world traveler. 307-637-6349


Nov 28-29, Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 & 26-27 and Jan 2-3. Holiday Afternoon Tea. 1:30p & 3:40p. Nagle-Warren Mansion, 222 E. 17th St. The historic home is decked out in traditional Victorian fashion with holiday music on the antique concert grand piano. The tea menu fills a 12-foot dining room table and is served by costumed waitresses. You will sit at individual tea tables set with fine English china and silver service. Holiday Tea is served Friday and Saturday with the first seating at 1:30 p.m. and the last seating at 3:40 p.m. The price is $18.95 plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and a credit card number will be requested in order to hold the reservation. Make reservations at 307-637-3333.


Nov 29-30. Holiday Mart. 1-5p Fri & 10a-5p Sat. Cheyenne Depot Lobby, 121 W. 15th St. This is a juried craft show, so only the best arts and crafts will be on display. During the craft show enjoy coffee, cocoa and the company of special guest, Santa Claus. 


Nov 29. Christmas Parade. 5:30p. Downtown on Capitol and Carey Avenues. The parade features more than 100 brightly illuminated floats, horse drawn wagons, bands, clowns, antique autos, dancers, performers and colorful marching groups. The parade lasts over an hour and is considered one of the finest Christmas Parades in the Rocky Mountain area. cheyennechristmasparade.com 307-638-3388.


Nov 29, 2014. A Tuba Christmas. 1p. Historic Depot Lobby, 121 W. 15th Street. Ring in the holidays BIG with a rousing concert of nothing but tubas!


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Dec 1-13, 2014. Duck Barn Shop. 10a-5p Mon-Sat. 315 West Lincolnway. All forms of beautiful art will be available to purchase from local artists, sculptors, jewelers and more. 307-635-5587 307-634-9139.


Dec 1-24, 2014. A Thousand Faces of Santa. 9a-5:30p Tue-Sat. Children's Village at the Botanic Gardens, 710 South Lions Park Drive. This large, rare and unique collection of Santa Clauses from the 20th Century and from all over the world is displayed in the Discovery Lab at the Children’s Village. It's part of the Thom Wise Collection and has been featured on HGTV. Free. 637−6349


Dec 1, 2014-Feb 28, 2015. Hemi Lighted Forest Of Hope. After dark to 10p. With over 600 lighted Christmas Trees in a wonderful Wyoming setting and a trackless train, this gift of love started out of a desire to bring attention to the Hemisperectomy Foundation, and now also blesses the Cheyenne community. Hay rides, train rides most every night (no train rides and hay rides on nights when the University of Wyoming Ladies Basketball team plays at home). Admission is by donation. Hay rides are free, but train rides are $1. Hot chocolate is always on for those who do the hay rides. 6565 Ashley Drive. 307-630-6641 


Dec 4. Cirque Dreams HOLIDAZE. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W 20th St. Now in its fifth year, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE is stuffed with so much holiday cheer and audacious acts, Scrooge would exit with a big ol’ smile on his face” proclaims the Erie Times News about this “Broadway-worthy spectacle.”  307-637-6363.


Dec 5, 2014. Cheyenne Stampede v Roughriders (Boulder) hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Dec 5-6, 2014. Christmas House. 9a–7p Fri & 9a-5p Sat.. residence will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland with magnificent decorations; handmade, unique gift items; artwork; and delicious baked goods, almost all of which will be available for purchase during the Christmas House. $6 for adults, 5 years and younger free. 


Dec 5-7, 11-14, 19-21. Miracle on 34th Street. 7:30p Thu-Sat & 2p Sun. Mary Godfrey Playhouse, 2706 East Pershing Blvd. This Christmas Classic tells the story of a kindly old man named Kris Kringle who insists that he is the real Santa Claus. 307-638-6543.


Dec 6. Family Days: Celebrate Winter Holidays. 10a.–2p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. Join in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn about the many winter holidays brought to Wyoming from around the world. Family Days is a FREE program that provides children and their families with fun and educational opportunities to explore Wyoming’s natural and cultural resources. Free. 307-777-7021.


Dec 6 & 13, 2014. Children’s Holiday Tea. 2p-3:30p. Historic Governors’ Mansion, 300 E 21st St. Children ages 5-10 and their parents enjoy tea in the sunroom. Kids will enjoy storytime with one of Santa's helpers, craft a wish list to send to Santa and enjoy tea, hot chocolate and snacks. Free. RSVP required. 777-7878


Dec 7, 2014. Adult Holiday Tea. 2p-3p. Historic Governors’ Mansion, 300 E 21st St. Featuring Nancy Weidel presenting Christmas In The 1950s. Tour the mansion fully decorated, and enjoy tea in the sunroom. $20. RSVP required. 777-7878


Dec 11. Thursday Night Lecture Series: Fingerprints on Wyoming’s Rock of Ages: Clues to the Growth of Continents. 7p. Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. During this lecture, Professor Frost, Department of Geology and Geophysics at University of Wyoming, explores the geologic history of Wyoming, which spans nearly 4 billion years from the formation of the oldest rocks in the central part of the state to current geologic activity in Yellowstone. Professor Frost will first describe the field and laboratory methods used to decipher this history. Then, using the comparison of a human lifespan, she will make the series of events that created the geologic resources of our state come alive. Free. 307-777-7021.


Dec 11, 2014. Art, Design & Dine Art Walk. 5-8p. Dee James and Donna Person are the featured artists for the Cheyenne Artists Guild and will be part of a reception at the Carriage House, 1701 Morrie Ave. Other participating galleries include: Art Corner Coop, 1726 Capitol Ave.; Artful Hand Studio, 302 E 1st Ave.; Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, 1506 Thomes Ave.; Cheyenne Artists Guild, 1701 Morrie Ave.; Deselms Fine Art, 300 E 17th St.; I.Qlinary, 1900 Thomes Ave.; Glen Garrett Studio, 1623 Capitol Ave.; Hynds Building, 1604 Capitol Ave.; Prairie Wind, 1916 House Ave.; Suite 1901, 1901 Warren Ave.; and Studio 17, 119 W 17th St. Free. 


Dec 13, 2014. Cheyenne Stampede v Denver hockey game. 7:35p. Ice and Events Center, 1530 West Lincolnway. Cheyenne’s Stampede is junior hockey, which is an amateur league of 16- to 20-year-olds who live with host families in town. $7-10. 


Dec 13, 2014. Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra’s Home for the Holidays. 7:30p. Cheyenne Civic Center, 500 W 20th St. Ring in the Holidays with the CSO and friends, including the En Avant Dance Studio, All-City Children’s Chorus and more! Great holiday music and more. $10-30. . 307-778-8561 


Dec 14-24. Street Railway Holiday Light Tours. 6 & 8p. Start at the west end of Frontier Mall, 1400 E Dell Range, and go all around town. The best holiday homes are on display around town, with lots of twinkling lights and lawn decorations (who will win the Clark W Griswold Award?). The $10 (adult) and $5 (child) tickets go on sale December 1 and may be purchased with a credit card at 307-778-3133.  307-778-3133.


Dec 31. New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. 11p-1a. Depot Plaza, 121 W 15th St. A fully lit ball is suspended 75 feet in the air and drops at midnight. While waiting for the New Year, people gather in the Depot Plaza to enjoy music. Then, when the ball drops, the plaza fills with sounds of Auld Lang Syne, a laser show, and fireworks. Downtown businesses and nightlife spots get involved to enhance the experience for all who come. 307-778-3133



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Ongoing Events

Music / Dancing

Bunkhouse Bar, 1064 Happy Jack, 632-6184. Y Bar 4 Band plays 7-11p Fri & Sat (no cover). 
Cadillac Ranch, 3307 E Nationway, Rock and electro music starts 9p Wed-Sat.
Crown Bar, 222 W Lincolnway, Live music 7p Fri & Sat, dance music downstairs 9p Wed, Fri & Sat.
Drunken Skunk, 1617 Capitol Ave, Jam Sessions at 7:30p second Thu of month; live bands 9p Fri.
Midtown Tavern, 1303 E Pershing, 638-8703. Live music 8p Fri (no cover).
Outlaw Saloon, 312 S Greeley Hwy, Dancing every night. Line dancing lessons 8p Fri. Live music 8:30p nightly ($5 cover).
Paramount Café, 1607 Capitol Ave. Various performers at 7p Fri.
Redwood Lounge, 2105 E Lincolnway. 4:30-9p Thu. Thankful Thursdays lets you have fun with friends and help people in need with weekly gatherings to raise money for charity through 50/50 drawings and auctions. 635-9096.
Tuskers, 3310 Ridge Road, DJ dance 8p-2a Sat.

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Karaoke

Alf's Pub, 1622 E 19th St. 9p Sat. 
Drunken Skunk, 1617 Capitol, 9p Wed.
Paramount Café, 1607 Capitol Ave. Open Mic at 6p Fri.
Redwood Lounge, 2105 E Lincolnway. 9p Fri.
Suite Bistro, 1901 Central Ave. 8:30p Fri.

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Movies

Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range, 634-9499.
Capitol City Stadium, 3410 Concorde Ave, 638-7469.
Lincoln Movie Palace, 1615 Central Ave, 637-7469. 

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Public Golf Courses

Airport Golf Course, 4801 Central Ave, 637-6418. 18 holes. 6a-dark. $22.
Kingham Prairie View Golf Course, 3601 Windmill Rd, 637-6420. 9 holes. 6a-8p. $11. 
Little America Golf Course, 2800 West Lincolnway, 775-8500. 9 holes. 8a-6p. $19.

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Disc Golf

Dry Creek Parkway, Rock Springs and Filmore Ave, 18 holes.
FE Warren AFB, 6709 15th Cavalry Ave. 9 holes.
Mylar Park, 5200 Seminoe Rd, 9 holes.
Romero Park, Ames and Parsley Blvd. 9 holes.

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Outdoor Sports

Vedauwoo, 27 miles west of Cheyenne at exit 329 on I-80. Ancient rock formations perfect for hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, picnicking and camping.

Curt Gowdy State Park, Located on HWY 210 between Cheyenne and Laramie, the Park is open all year and is a favorite destination for campers and anglers. Curt Gowdy also provides one of the best mountain bike trail systems in the region.

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Family/Kid Fun

Cheyenne Ice and Events Center, 1530 W Lincolnway, 433-0024. Laser tag ($6 for 20 minutes), video games arcade and adventure miniature golf (18 holes $5 adults, $4 kids).

Roller City, 5506 Weaver Road, 634-7291. Open skating is 7-10p Fri $6 and 1-3p and 3-5p Sat and 1-4p Sun $5 ($1 off if you bring your own skates). Cheap skate 6p Sun $2. School’s out skating 1-3p Mon & Thu ($4).

Two Bar Bowl, 700 East Carlson Street, 634-7918. Open bowling daily.

Laramie County Public Library, 2200 Pioneer Ave, 634-3561. lclsonline.org. Open 10a-9p Mon-Thu; 10a-6p Fri-Sat; & 1-5p Sun. 

   Baby Lapsit. 10:15a Fridays. Storytime. 
   Lego Challenge. 4:15p Nov 1 & 18; 4p Fridays, Nov 1, 8, 15 & 22; and 3p Saturday, Nov 9. Legos provided. 
   Saturday Storytime. 10:15a Saturdays, birth-5years. 
   Stories on My Own. 10:15a Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 3-5 years.
   Storytime. 11a Tuesdays & Wednesdays for 18 mo-5yr. 
   Tales Together. 10:15a Tuesdays & Wednesdays 18 mo-5 years.
Botanic Gardens, Lions Park, 4600 Carey Ave, 637-6349 botanic.org. Open every day from sunrise to sunset.
   Tropical Conservatory, Open 8a-4:30p Monday-Friday; 11a-3:30p Saturdays; closed Sundays and Holidays.
   Stargazing with the Cheyenne Astronomical Society at 7p Third Friday of the Month. Free.
   Walking Gardens, Open dawn to dusk with a rose garden, a Labyrinth, Centuries Garden & more.
Children’s Village, Open 9a-5:30p Tuesday-Saturday; 11a-4p Sunday; closed Mondays and Holidays. For children, with interactive displays & activities. 
   Storytime & Craft. 11a Fridays. $1. Preschool.

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Trivia

Buffalo Wild Wings, nightly, 1740 Prairie Ave. 635-9968.
Jacksons, nightly, 1121 Old Town Lane.
Shadows Pub & Grill, 7:30p Tue. W 15th St. and Capitol Ave, in the Depot.

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Bingo

Moose Lodge, 7p Mondays 635-9579.
AMVETS Post #10, 6p and 7p Fri-Mon 632-2999.

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Chess

Laramie County Library, 2200 Pioneer, 4:15p Wed. Beginners and Advanced.
Godfather’s Pizza, 5719 Yellowstone Road, all skill levels welcome, 6:30p Thu.

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Swimming

Sloans Lake, Lions Park, 4610 Carey Ave. Open noon to 5 p.m. daily. Free. Lifeguard is on duty. Lake also has paddleboats and canoes for $6 a half hour. 

YMCA, 1426 E Lincolnway, 634-9622. Open swim 3:30p and 7:15p Mon-Fri; 1:30p Sat-Sun. Members free, non-members $10 day.