Ten Ways to Celebrate Star Wars: The Last Jedi Around Denver

Ten Ways to Celebrate Star Wars: The Last Jedi Around Denver
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi hits theaters Thursday, December 14. While the frenzy around the release may not be quite what it was when the series first opened in Denver in the ’70s, there is no doubt that fans of the Force will be showing up to theaters this week in droves, as baby boomers join the preschool set in lapping up the latest edition of the saga. If watching the new movie isn't enough for you, no worries. From drinking to running, there's plenty of other Star Wars stuff to do in Denver. Here are some of the best Star Wars-themed events happening over the next few days.

click to enlarge BRANDON MARSHALL
Brandon Marshall
Star Wars Trivia Nights
Various locations
December 13 to 20
Know your Banthas from Bursas? Prove it. Head out to the nearest bar (at least one holding a Star Wars trivia night) and clash with the Dark Side — by which we mean the drunks at the next table — over who knows more about Star Wars. Cedar Creek Pub in Aurora will be hosting Star Wars Trivia on the Rocks on December 13, Chain Reaction Brewing will host a trivia night on December 19, and Bruz Beers will be hosting one on December 20. There is no try. Only do.

Sex and Star Wars
Denver PIQUE
Wednesday, December 13
Do light sabers turn you on? Does Jabba's palace get you in the mood? Do you want a free ticket to the new movie? Well, if you're a gay, bi, trans, queer or questioning man, you're in luck. PIQUE Denver, a social group for GBTQ men, is hosting a Star Wars-themed night where people who show up and talk about dating apps, hooking up and sex will each receive a gratis ticket to the flick. PIQUE will even throw in free pizza and Cosmos.

click to enlarge SARAH MCGILL
Sarah McGill
Star Wars Last Jedi Field Trip
Sancho's Broken Arrow
Thursday, December 14
No, John Williams wasn't a member of the Grateful Dead, but there's no reason jam-band-loving hippies shouldn't trip on Star Wars: The Last Jedi with the rest of us. Phishheads, Deadheads and other stripes of stoners will take a field trip from Sancho's Broken Arrow, where they can enjoy a brew or two, to an opening-night screening.

Wit's End Brewing and Strange Craft Beer Company
Star Wars Beer Releases
Strange Craft Beer Company
Friday, December 15, 12 to 9 p.m.
Colorado craft breweries use pretty much any occasion to roll out a new niche beer, and Wit's End Brewing Company and Strange Craft Beer Company are no exception. Along with the release of The Last Jedi, these two breweries are putting out The Last Jedi IPA, which they claim comes from intergalactic hops and boasts "amazingly complex spicy notes, with a cornucopia of citrus and tropical fruit flavors that would satisfy even the most critical fanboy or fangirl." There will also be a Southern English brown ale, dubbed Stay on Target, and a pale kris tall weizenbock named Cyber Kristallweizen.

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