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Weekend Events Roundup: women’s health rally, ENGAGE summit, Nic gallery reception

Left: Lucia Vigneria (ENGAGE Wyo, Facebook), middle: (Shutterstock) Right: Larry "Sissy" Goodwin, (Courtesy)

CASPER, Wyo. — This weekend brings arts, advocacy, and live music to the Oil City. From a gallery reception celebrating Wyoming Arts Council fellows and the 3rd annual ENGAGE summit, to Art in the Park (with food trucks) and a rally for women’s health issues, these events show Wyoming engaged in the past, present, and future.

Don’t forget about Oktoberfest, a 5K to raise funds for breast cancer research, and a National Historic Trails Center event highlighting Wyoming’s paleontological past and its connection to Andrew Carnegie.


  • Friday and Saturday, Oct 1-2
  • Art 321 (321 S. Ash St.)
  • More about the event from Oil City News

Panel discussions will address topics like food insecurity, community housing and youth homelessness, joining and serving on a nonprofit board, building a thriving arts economy,  and local government — “the under-attended game changer.”

The event will culminate in ENGAGEfest at David Street Station from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday.

The event is free and tickets can be found here. Those over 35 are invited to attend as observers. The full schedule can be found on the ENGAGE website.

Art in the Park

  • Mike Sedar Park
  • Saturday, October 2
  • 10a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • More from Oil City News

The event posting says local vendors, food trucks, and brews will be on hand. The event will also feature art demos, live music, and raffles.

Corey McDaniels Duo and Chase Mangus’s one-man band Kevin Paul’s Ghost will be playing live.

Buck Off Our Bodies Women’s Health Rally

  • David Street Station
  • 10 a.m. – noon

A rally and fundraiser for women’s “reproductive health care rights will be held Saturday in Casper.

Hosted by Wyoming Rising and Pro-Choice Wyoming, the event is part of a nationwide day of demonstration aimed at sending a message to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more from Oil City News here.

Nicolaysen Art Museum reception

  • Nicolaysen Art Museum
  • Friday, October 1
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The art museum is hosting an opening reception for the exhibition “When Things Dream: The Wyoming Arts Council Biennial Fellowship Exhibition, 2020 and 2021” and “The Fabric of His Life, Larry Sissy Goodwin.”

The featured Wyoming artists who were selected as Visual Arts Fellowship are Wendy Bredehoft (Laramie), Garrett Cruzan (Laramie), Favian Hernandez (Laramie), Diana Baumbach (Laramie), Shawn Bush (Casper) and Rachel Hawkinson (Casper).

“Bone Wars: The Excavation and Celebrity of Andrew Carnegie’s Dinosaur”

  • National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (1501 North Poplar St.)
  • Saturday, October 2
  • 1:00 p.m.

Casper writer and historian Tom Rea will discuss “Wyoming’s rich and complicated paleontological past and its connection to one of the most famous figures in American history: Andrew Carnegie,” according to the Trails Center.

Oktoberfest 2021

  • Saturday, October 2
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Day of the event tickets are $35.00 with “100% of our proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish Wyoming,” organizers said.

Participating locations:

  • The Gaslight Social
  • Urban Bottle Wine & Spirits
  • Racca’s Pizzeria Napoletana-Casper
  • The Office Bar and Grill

Tata Trot 5K fun run

  • Rocky Mountain Oncology (6501 E. 2nd St.)
  • Saturday, October 2
  • 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Day of registration is available and will be $30

Hosted by the Wyoming Foundation for Cancer Care, the fun run kicks off breast cancer awareness month.

The Tata Trot is a 5K fun run kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Registration is available on the website and each registrant will receive a t-shirt for the run as well as a swag bag.

Live Music

Easy Side

  • Friday, October 1 8:00 p.m
  • Spotlight Lounge (128 E 2nd St.)

Burning Bridges

  • Friday, October 1
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • The Keg & Cork (5371 Blackmore Road)

Head to the Keg & Cork for what is likely one of the last outdoor music events of the year.  Listen to rock covers from the ’60s – 2000s and enjoy great K&C hospitality.


  • The Beacon Club (4100 W Yellowstone Hwy)
  • Friday, October 1
  • 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • $5 Cover

Lawrence Christopher’s In Sickness and In Health

  • Saturday, October 2
  • 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Frontier Brewing Company and Taproom

Headbanger’s Ball

  • Saturday, October 2
  • Spotlight Lounge (128 E 2nd St.)
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • All Ages 
  • $10 cover

“3 Rockin’ Bands! Nameless Anonymous, The Band Repent, and Hanover Fist!” according the event posting.