THIS WEEKEND IN CHEYENNE
May 26-27. Wyoming 125th Anniversary Exhibit. 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Wyoming State Museum and Gift Shop, 2301 Central Avenue. Free. (307) 777-7025. This special exhibit will chronicle significant events in the state's history. Monday through Saturday.
May 26-27. English High Tea. 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM. Nagle-Warren Mansion Bed & Breakfast, 222 W. 17th Street. (307) 637-3333. Indulge in finely steeped tea and tea sandwiches, and enjoy the company of friends or new acquaintances. Libations are available. Call for reservations.
May 26. Randy Burghardt Live at the Peaks II Cafe. 7:00 PM. Peaks Cafe II in the Airport, 300 E 8th Ave. FREE. (307) 369-2826. Live acoustic music! Dinner is available.
May 26. Fast Cars & Freedom: Whisky's Alibi. 6:00 PM. Big Country Speedway, 4820 S Greeley Highway. $10.00/$5.00. Whisky's Alibi is a Red Dirt Country/Southern Rock band that hails from Cheyenne, WY. They will play right after the races end. The concert is included in your admission to the races.
May 26-28. The Outlaw Saloon presents Allison Draw. 8:30 PM. The Outlaw Saloon, 312 S. Greeley Hwy. $5. (307) 635-7552. Live Music!!
May 27. Big Country Speedway. 03:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Big Country Speedway, 4820 S. Greeley Hwy. $10.00, $5.00. (405) 615-9697. Saturday Night Racing! Pit gate opens at noon, hot lapping begins at 1p, front gate opens at 3p, racing at 6p. Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, 0-5 free.
May 27. Go Fast for Good - Local Business Owners Race for Charity. 6:00 PM. Big Country Speedway, 4820 S Greeley Highway. $10.00/$5.00. Go Fast for Good brings together local business owners, race cars, and a good cause for a thrilling, one-night-only event that benefits Black Dog Animal Rescue! Drivers will climb behind the wheels of their Pro 4 Modified race cars at 7:30 and race each other for 15 thrilling laps. (Did we mention that none of the drivers have more than minimal racing experience? And one hasn't driven a manual before? It's going to be a good time out there!) Regular Big Country Speedway season races (Warriors and Super Stock cars) open for this race so grab your seat in the stands early and enjoy a full night of racing with the family! Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under.
May 27. Car Show. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Lincolnway Pawn, 2825 E. Lincolnway. (307) 632-3820. No Entry Fee! No Trophies! We just want guys & gals to come out with their 'rides' and talk 'cars' with other car nuts! We have room for 30+ cars in our parking lot. Plenty of streetside parking. Free Hot Dogs & Soda starting at 12:30 PM. Register in the store for a $100 Gift Certificate Drawing.
May 27. Pokemon Saturday. 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. The Loft Collectibles, 110 E. Lincolnway . Free. Join us for Pokemon Game Day! Round Robin seating and play. (New players encouraged.) Don't know how to play? No worries, we teach!
May 28. Mozzy, Mike Seven Deuce & Dropo Bandito and more. 7:00 PM. AM Vets Post 10, 3839 E. Lincolnway. (307) 632-2999. Mozzy, Mike Seven Deuce, Dropo Bandito, Vante, Trey Works, and many more, live!
May 28. Cheyenne Youth Short Film Festival: Premiere and Awards. 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Atlas Theatre, 211 West Lincolnway. The top films will be shown and prizes awarded for Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Actor, and Best Actress. This event is free and open to the public!
Cheyenne Street Railway Trolley. Visit Cheyenne, $10.00. (307) 778-3133. Fully narrated historic tours of Cheyenne. Monday - Friday tours are at 10a, 11:30a, 1p 2:30p & 4p. Saturday's schedule is 10a & 12p, 2p, and Sunday's is 12p & 2p. Holiday schedule is 10a, 12p, 2p. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 2-12. The trolley plus museum pass is $19 for adults and gives entrance to Cheyenne area museums along with the trolley ride. Weekday tours are 90 minutes; weekend tours are two hours with a ½ complimentary stop at the Cheyenne Old West Museum (no museum pass tickets sold on the weekends). Tickets may be purchased at the Visitor Center (Historic Depot, 15th and Capitol Ave), or over the phone with a credit card at 307-778-3133 or 800-426-5009.
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides. 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Historic Depot Plaza, 121 W. 15th Street. FREE. (307) 778-3133. Enjoy a narrated historic tour of the quaint downtown Cheyenne area on a beautiful horse-drawn carriage. WEATHER PERMITTING. May and September, there are no Monday or Tuesday tours. June-August tours run daily. The rides begin in front of the historic Depot building at Lincolnway & Capitol Ave. FREE- donations accepted. The Carriages run May 1-Sep 30. CALL IN ADVANCE FOR SCHEDULE UPDATES, 800-426-5009 or 307-778-3133.
Cowgirls of the West Museum. Tues- Fri, 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Sat, 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM. Free! 203 & 205 W. 17th Street. 307-638-4994
Nelson Museum of the West. 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM. $. 1714 Carey Avenue. The collection itself was designed by our Founder Robert L. Nelson to show visitors a broad spectrum of our older western cultures. 307-635-7670
Sherman Hill Model Railroad Club Display. 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Movie theater wing of Frontier Mall, 1400 Dell Range Blvd. Free. (307) 996-7645. See a model railroad layout and learn about the club.
Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Avenue. $. 9-5p Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun 10a-5p. 307-778-7290
Messenger Museum, Nationway and Crook Ave. Western displays of carriages to cavalry. Free. 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM. Mon-Fri. 307-635-8959
Cheyenne Depot Museum, 121 W. 15th St. A national landmark rich with railroad history exhibits. $. Mon-Sat, 9a-3p. Sun 11a-3p. 307-632-3905
Botanic Gardens and Paul Smith's Children's Village, 710 South Lions Park Drive, Free. Tues-Sat. Conservatory under construction. Children's Village open Tues- Sun. Grounds open dawn till dusk. 307-637-6458
NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research), Free, self-guided tour that offers an informative view of weather. M-F 9a-5p. Sat 10a-4p. 8120 Veta Drive. 307-996-4321