Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Support local books, art and theatre April 8 in Cheyenne

Cheyenne residents can support their local arts scene on Friday, April 8, by attending a series of events. In case none of these suits your fancy, you can find more at or Both orgs have event calendars.

Cheyenne Edgar Award-winning novelist C.J. Box is on the road this week for appearances in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana. In May, he's off to the South Carolina Festival of Books in Columbia, S.C. In July, he'll travel to the UK for the Harrowgate Crime Writing Festival. 

C.J.'s new novel is "Cold Wind." Read the first chapter here.

He will signs books in Cheyenne on Friday at 5 p.m. City News & Pipe Shop, 1722 Carey Ave. You can call 307-638-8671for more info.

Once you get an autographed book, head over to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s 28th Annual Wyoming Conservation Stamp Art Competition, Sale & Show. This year's art show will feature the black bear, and the winning artwork will be used on the 2012 Conservation Stamp. You can also check out the almost-brand-new G&F building. Free admission and hors d’oeuvres. Starts at 5 p.m. with the awards ceremony and artwork sales at 6. FMI: Margaret James, 307-777-4538 or

Now that you’re fed and have in your possession a fine book by C.J. Box and a fine painting of a Wyoming black bear, head on over to the Mary Godfrey Theatre for a fine theatrical comedy. "Noises Off," a play by Michael Frayn known as one of the funniest plays of the late 20th century, will open on Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Mary Godfrey Theatre in Cheyenne. Performance dates are April 8-10 and 15-17. Director of this Cheyenne Little Theatre Players production is Jim Rolf. Order your tickets online at

More good stuff happening locally on Saturday…

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