"A History Lovers Guide to Cheyenne" book signing

Local authors Starley Talbott and Michael Kassel pose during their first book signing on Nov. 6 at the Cheyenne Depot. They will hold another book signing for “A History Lover’s Guide to Cheyenne” next Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wyoming Home Store. Courtesy

Cheyenne and Laramie County

Cornucopia of Music in the Chancel #2

– Nov. 21, 1 p.m. A fun concert of all different styles of music featuring First United Methodist Church musicians and the Capitol City Brass. First United Methodist Church, 108 E. 18th St. 307-632-1410.

Tuesday Night Comedy

– Nov. 23, 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

VFW Craft and Flea Market Show

– Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Support local veterans while enjoying unique stands filled with jewelry, crochet items, candles, and more. Lunch will be available. VFW Post 1881, 2816 E. Seventh St. 307-632-4053

Heroes Holiday Market

– Nov. 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A portion of the proceeds from the event go to support local first responders, veterans and front line workers. Barrett Building, Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. 307-777-6022

”A History Lovers Guide to Cheyenne” Book Signing

– Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join local authors Starley Talbott and Michael Kassel for a book signing at one of Cheyenne’s iconic and historic buildings and support Small Business Saturday. Wyoming Home, 216 W. Lincolnway. 307-638-2222

Shop Small Saturday Arts & Crafts Fair

– Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Small Business Saturday event at The Hynds. In addition to resident artworks, the event entails six invited guest vendors who do specialty handmade arts/crafts/gifts, ranging from ornaments, affordably priced jewelry and western-themed home decor, to handmade papers for artists use, metalwork, found art and themed historical style photography. Art @ the Hynds, 1602 Capitol Ave. dmdschultz@yahoo.com

Sip and Shop @ Dillinger’s

– Nov. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Small Business Saturday is just around the corner! With all the concern over shipping, leave those worries behind and support local businesses. For those non-shoppers, the bar will be open, with all the games on TV. It’s really a one-stop shop for everyone. Dillinger’s Bar, 1601 Central Ave. 307-212-8402

Parade Soup Supper

– Nov. 27, 3:30-5:30 p.m. $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and under. The Masonic Temple will serve chili, potato soup and chicken noodle soup, as well as cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate and coffee for the start of the 31st Annual Christmas Parade. Masonic Temple, 1820 Capitol Ave. 307-638-6136

31st Annual Cheyenne Christmas Parade

– Nov. 27, festivities at 4 p.m., parade at 5:30 p.m. The annual Christmas parade will feature a wreath hanging ceremony, tree lighting in the Depot Plaza and a float parade. There will be food and drink available via food trucks parked around downtown. Downtown Cheyenne, 307-638-3388

Cheyenne Dance Club Dance and Dinner

– Nov. 27, 7-10 p.m. $35 couple/$20 single/$15 student at the door. Treat yourself or that special someone to a dance lesson and dinner. 2800 W. Lincolnway. 307-630-6093

Tuesday Night Comedy

– Nov. 30, 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

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

– Dec. 3, 11:30 a.m. This annual award honors a Laramie County woman who has exhibited exceptional leadership in her professional work and service to others. The program includes the Women’s Leadership Award Ceremony and a panel of speakers, featuring state Sen. Tara Nethercott, State Auditor Kristi Racines and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow. The Metropolitan, 1701 Carey Ave. 307-432-002

CLTP Presents “You Better Watch Out!: A Christmas Comedy”

– Dec. 3-4, 7:30; Dec. 5, 2 p.m. $22. It’s Christmas Eve at the Willow Inn. The hosts, Jenny and Tom, are having Art (Jenny’s father who’s still mourning the passing of his wife) see their bed and breakfast for the first time. There’s a snowstorm raging outside, and three travelers are forced to lodge at the inn and wait it out. Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 W. Lincolnway. 307-638-8543

All City Children’s Chorus presents “Seasonal Favorites”

– Dec. 4, 4 p.m. Open to the public. This holiday concert will feature pieces from ACCC’s Concert Choir and Lyric Choir. They will perform Christmas classics, as well as newer favorites both separate and together, with guest performances from alumni. The event will also be livestreamed. Cheyenne South High School Auditorium, 1213 W. Allison Road. 307-771-2410

30th Annual Holidayfest Craft Show

– Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to public. A holiday themed arts and crafts show. Alta Vista Elementary, 1514 E. 16th St.

Cheyenne Winter Farmers Market

– Dec. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A seasonal indoor farmers market with live music where local vendors sell their produce, meats, cheeses, crafts, canned good and more. Cheyenne Depot, 121 W. 15th St. 307-222-9542

Family Day at the Wyoming State Museum

– Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. This month’s Family Day event is dedicated to the amazing changes nature goes through as the weather gets colder, and there’s no better way to celebrate winter than with a cozy Pajama Party. Guests are encourage to wear their PJ’s and join the museum for crafts, games and up-close looks at some winter-themed collections. Barrett Building, Wyoming State Museum, 2301 Central Ave. 307-777-6022

”Cheyenne Garden Gossip” Book Signing

– Dec. 4, 1-3 p.m. Free. Local author Barb Gorges will give a talk on why Cheyenne needs its own gardening book, answer questions and sign copies of her latest book, “Cheyenne Garden Gossip.” Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, 710 S. Lions Park Drive. 307-637-6458

Clint Black Featuring Lisa Hartman Black

– Dec. 4, 8 p.m. From $48.50. Enjoy a live performance by Grammy-winning country superstar Clint Black and his wife, Lisa Hartman Black. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St. 307-637-6363. www.cheyenneevents.org

Christmas Jewelry & Bake Sale

– Dec. 4, noon-8 p.m.; Dec. 5, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. This holiday jewelry and bake sale will feature a raffle with prizes from food and wine baskets to a weekend stay in Steamboat Springs. Hartmann Hall, Cathedral of St. Mary, 2107 Capitol Ave. 307-631-3507

Poetry Reading & Book Signing

– Dec. 5, 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Local poet and author John Roedel will be doing a reading from his new book “Remedy,” along with other favorite poems. The Hawthorn Tree, 112 E. 17th St. 307-369-4446

San Diego Ballet Nutcracker

– Dec. 6, 6 p.m., doors at 5 p.m. $20-$65. This production of “The Nutcracker” features Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and an international cast of more than 100 beautifully costumed dancers. San Diego Ballet brings America’s favorite holiday event to dazzling life. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St. 307-637-6363. www.cheyenneevents.org

Box Angel Candlelight Vigil

– Dec. 6, 7 p.m. A candlelight vigil will be held for those who wish to honor the memory of deceased loved ones. Those attending the service will meet in the Lakeview Cemetery office/shop, and everyone will then walk to the Box Angel together. Lakeview Cemetery, 2501 Seymour Ave. 307-637-6402

Art Uncork’d: Holiday Craft Edition with Melissa Cullen

– Dec. 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $35 for museum members, $45 for non-museum members. If you’re looking for the perfect handmade gift for someone this year, come and indulge in an evening of instructed felting lessons, hors d’oeuvres and holiday libations. No experience is required. Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Ave. 307-778-7290

Open Jam Night

– Dec. 9, 7-10 p.m. Free. The Lincoln Theatre is hosting its next Open Jam Night. Musicians are encouraged to bring their guitar, bass, etc. and come jam with other local musicians! Backline provided. A full bar will be available for those who just want to come and watch. The Lincoln Theatre, 1615 Central Ave. 307-369-6028

CLTP Presents “You Better Watch Out!: A Christmas Comedy”

– Dec. 9-11, 7:30; Dec. 12, 2 p.m. $22. It’s Christmas Eve at the Willow Inn. The hosts, Jenny and Tom, are having Art (Jenny’s father who’s still mourning the passing of his wife) see their bed and breakfast for the first time. There’s a snowstorm raging outside and three travelers are forced to lodge at the inn and wait it out. Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 W Lincolnway. 307-638-8543

Cowboy Christmas Market

– Dec. 11, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. A day of of shopping from local artisans offering unique handcrafted items and more well-known brands. Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway. 307-633-4670

CSO presents “Holiday Magic”

– Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. $12-$50 for in person, $15 per household for livestream. Ring in the season with this beloved holiday tradition. The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Cheyenne All-City Children’s Chorus, En Avant Dance Studio and the Cheyenne Chamber Singers to perform holiday favorites. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St. 307-778-8561

Face Vocal Band @ The Lincoln

– Dec. 11, 7-10 p.m. $25. Face Vocal Band is an internationally acclaimed all-vocal rock band from Boulder, Colorado, who have been captivating audiences for more than a decade with their infectious energy, punctuated by an endearing love of performance. The Lincoln Theatre, 1615 Central Ave. 307-369-6028

CLTP Presents “You Better Watch Out!: A Christmas Comedy”

– Dec. 17-18, 7:30; Dec. 19, 2 p.m. $22. It’s Christmas Eve at the Willow Inn. The hosts, Jenny and Tom, are having Art (Jenny’s father who’s still mourning the passing of his wife) see their bed and breakfast for the first time. There’s a snowstorm raging outside and three travelers are forced to lodge at the inn and wait it out. Historic Atlas Theatre, 211 W Lincolnway. 307-638-8543

Spirit of Giving Breakfast with Santa

– Dec. 18, 8:30-11:30 a.m. All ages. A catered breakfast featuring holiday music and a festive atmosphere. There will be a photographer on hand to snap a photo of your child and Santa. Breakfast provided by Uncle Fred’s Catering, DazBog and Case Custom Meats. Registration for breakfast opens Dec. 1, 10 a.m. Event Center at Archer, 3801 Archer Parkway. 307-633-4670

Cheyenne Youth Symphony Concert

– Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Free. The Cheyenne Youth Symphony will perform a free Christmas concert, followed by a Dessert Auction, of which the proceeds go to the Youth Symphony general fund. South High School Auditorium, 1213 W. Allison Road. 307-771-2410

The Fab Four Concert

– Dec. 18, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. $26.50-$63.50. This Emmy Award-winning Beatles tribute group is bringing its famous attention to detail to Cheyenne for one evening only. Cheyenne Civic Center, 510 W. 20th St. www.cheyenneevents.org

Cheyenne Winter Farmers Market

– Dec. 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A seasonal indoor farmers market with live music where local vendors sell their produce, meats, cheeses, crafts, canned good and more. Cheyenne Depot, 121 W. 15th St. 307-222-9542

Ongoing events

22nd Annual ArtFest

– Through Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. All ages. Enjoy painting, photography, sculpture and more by artists age 50+! Art will be for sale, so if you see a piece you like, call 307-635-2435 to arrange a purchase. Presented by Laramie County Senior Services. Laramie County Library, first and third floors, 2200 Pioneer Ave.

CFD Old West Museum APA Annual Juried Art Show

– Through Dec. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25. “Jump the Gun” entry for museum members only from 4:40-5:30 p.m. A celebration of “Art of the Plains,” featuring approximately 115 two- and three-dimensional realistic and representational artworks in traditional media that depict the American Great Plains region – its landscape, wildlife, people and way of life in historical or modern times. Artworks in the show will be rendered by nationally recognized award-winning artists from across the U.S. and sometimes from foreign countries. CFD Old West Museum, 4610 Carey Ave. 307--249-1488.

The Front Range

The Lincoln Center presents 40th Annual “The Nutcracker”

– Dec. 3, 7 p.m.; Dec. 4, 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; Dec. 5, 11 a.m., 4 p.m. $30-$40. This treasured production of “The Nutcracker” includes 125 dancers, 250 beautiful costumes, special effects, fantastic lighting, and sets and features the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra. The Lincoln Center, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, Colorado. 970-221-6733

To submit an item to the events calendar, email ToDo@wyomingnews.com or call WTE features editor Niki Kottmann at 307-633-3135.

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