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Oil City Weekend: music and events roundup

The Mystery of Irma Vep (Stage III) KW marching band (Dan Cepeda)

CASPER, Wyo. — As the Oil City thaws from the first round of winter, check out some of the events going on indoors. There’s psychic readings, the state marching band tournament, Saturday night fights, and, of course, live music.

Casper College and Stage III have also opened their new productions this week.

2021 WHSAA State Marching Band Festival

  • Saturday, October 16
  • Ford Wyoming Center 
  • Doors open at 2 p.m.
  • Event starts at 3 pm.
  • Adults: $6.00
  • K-12: $5.00
  • Schedule

“Staking Her Claim: Women Homesteading in the West”

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper will be hosting award-winning author Marcia M. Hensley as she stories about young women homesteaders “who set out to homestead the West in the early 1900s.”

  • Saturday, October 16
  • The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (1501 N. Poplar St.)
  • 1 p.m.
  • Free admission

“Mamma Mia”

“This musical has been seen by over 60 million people in 40 countries and translated into 23 languages,” Kurt Stamm said in a college release. “Its popularity is undisputed, and the joy and heart it brings to audiences worldwide are palpable.”

  • Casper College’s Gertrude Krampert Theater
  • Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tickets for each performance are $12 for adults and $10 for students aged 5 to 18
  • Full schedule and more information

“The Mystery of Irma Vep”

In this “definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas,” a sympathetic werewolf, a vampire and an Egyptian princess are brought to life when her tomb is opened, Stage III said.

Saturday Night Fights

  • Presented by Harden Fight Company
  • Central Wyoming Fair Industrial Building (1700 Fairgrounds Road)
  • 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • $20 presale
  • $25 at the door
  • Tickets available online, at Sonic Rainbow, and at Gaslight Social

ART 321 Multicultural Collective

Juntos and ART 321 welcomes artist and community members of color and their families for a gathering with food, beverage, and potluck

  • ART 321 (321 Midwest Ave.)
  • Saturday October 16th
  • 6:00 -8:00 pm

Psychic Medium

Frontier Brewing becomes Frontier “Boo!”ing when they host Season Vega, Casper’s own full-time psychic medium, who is offering private, 15-minute sessions for just $35 on a first-come, first served basis. Vega is an independent contractor whose services are intended for entertainment purposes only.

  • Friday, October 15
  • Frontier Brewery and Tap room (117 E. Second St.)
  • 6:00 p.m. 

Live Music

Aquile – Wyoming native and “The Voice Season 3” contestant 

  • Frontier Brewery and Tap room (117 E. Second St.)
  • Saturday, October 16
  • 6:00 p.m. 

Whiskey Rebellion

“Southern Rock at its Finest! Wear your Boots for a little Country Swing”

  • Spotlight Lounge (128 E 2nd Street)
  • Saturday, October 16
  • 7:00 p.m.

Jesse Allen

  • The Beacon Club (4100 W. Yellowstone Highway in Mills)
  • Friday, October 15
  • 9:00 p.m.
  • $5 cover after 9 p.m.

Derek Blake

“You will not want to miss this flat picker! He is absolutely amazing!” organizers said.

  • The Hideaway Bar & Package (211 Riverview Ave., Mills)
  • Saturday, October 16
  • 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

John Kirlin and the High Plains Drifters

  • Oil City Beer Company (4155 Legion Lane)
  • Saturday, October 16
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • No cover

Formosa Duo

UW pianist Chi-Chen Wu and cellist Sam Ou will perform a concert of works by Dohnanyi and contemporary composers Kramer, Montgomery and Hsiao.

  • Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church (4600 S. Poplar St.)
  • Sunday, October 17
  • 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (60+), free to students