There is a big holiday coming up in May and it has nothing to do with flowers and showers. I was introduced to Star Wars in the 1980s and I've been hooked ever since. I ended up marrying my very own Star Wars geek, and the movie and lifestyle are prevalent in a lot of our milestones – wedding music, themed birthday parties, common sayings and a special message above our front door – "May the Force be with you Always."
Join in on the fun on May the 4th and celebrate with your favorite Jedi, Stormtrooper or scruffy-looking nerfherder.
For the Adult Jedi Disco Experience | May The 4th Be With You Disco Ball
Saturday, May 4 | 9 p.m.
The Statler Ballroom | 1914 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Celebrate this holiday in the historic Statler Hotel. This special Star Wars disco party will host an art show featuring regional artists, live music, movie set style props, characters, cosplay hosts, costumes, prizes and more. Disco the night away with the other geeks. Mos Eisley Cantina mood strongly encouraged!
Become a Jedi Master | Star Wars Build a Light Saber Class
Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
HAK Electronics - Innovation Lab | 506 S Fitzhugh Ave Suite 110, Dallas, TX 75223
Come live out your inner Jedi and design and code your very own light saber. There are three class times offered (10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4p.m.) available for all age groups. The beginner class (ages 5-8) will focus on the arts and crafts and basic LED lights, while the advanced class (ages 13 and up) will focus on coding and custom lighting patterns. Ticket prices for classes are $20 and limited seating is available.
Celebrate your internal young Skywalker | Star Wars themed days at the Perot Museum
Saturday, May 4 & 5 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Perot Museum of Nature & Science | 2201 N. Field Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Celebrate the power of the Force at the Perot with special Star Wars-themed events including, saber battles on the Plaza, droid races and more. There will also be Star Wars-themed cafe food, 3-D printed mini light sabers, and screenings of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakes and Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi. Star Wars activities are free with general admission.
Challenge the force of your knowledge | Star Wars Trivia
Saturday, May 4 | 11:15pm
Pocket Sandwich Theater | 5400 E Mockingbird Ln #119, Dallas, TX 75206
Think you know more than Yoda? Cap off your Star Wars Day festivities with late night trivia in a special celebration at The Pocket Sandwich Theatre. Gather your squadron and test your knowledge. In between rounds, there will be a costume contest so be sure to wear your finest space duds and celebrate this Star Wars Day in style.
For the Star Wars gamers | Star Wars Day at the National Videogame Museum
Saturday, May 4 | 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
National Video Game Museum | 8004 N Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034
Head to the National Videogame Museum to celebrate all things Star Wars and play a variety of Star Wars gaming titles from across the years. Bonus: if you dress in a Star Wars costumes, you'll receive $2 off admission! (General admission is $12 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under, as well as military, educators and seniors.)
Header photo credit: JerSean Golatt/Perot Museum of Nature & Science