Show of Force

Just because Star Wars inspired the name, don’t make the mistake of thinking the geeky goodness of May the Fourth Be With You stops with George Lucas’s saga of a galaxy far, far away. If it’s got a robot, a spaceship or an alien, it’s fair game today.

“The idea of it was to create a holiday that celebrates the culture that we love — comic books and sci-fi and fantasy, and all of the wonderful stories and archetypes that have been fed to us through movies and literature,” explains organizer Dan Landes. “It has more of a centralized sci-fi theme, but there’s no rules on it.” That means that no one will look down at you if you want to dress like a Hobbit to party with the Stormtroopers and Daleks.

The festivities start with local comedians adding acerbic comedic commentary to Star Wars, then proceed to a massive outdoor dance party soundtracked by Itchy-O, ManCub, Prism Waves and more. Once that’s over, you can wind down at the after-party with space-age comedy from Andrew Novick and the Fine Gentleman’s Club.

The Star Wars screening starts at 2 p.m. at Deer Pile, 206 East 13th Avenue, with the big outdoor party kicking off at 5 and ending at 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more info and tickets, visit
Sat., May 4, 2-10 p.m., 2013


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