May the fourth be with you. That’s not a joke, it’s a legitimate holiday. Star Wars Day, a.k.a. May 4, is just around the corner and you don’t have to go to another galaxy to celebrate. Families, franchise superfans, and sci-fi geeks will love these fun events around town this weekend.
If you’ve never been to the National Videogame Museum–the only museum of its kind in America–now’s a good time to check it out. They’re putting out a wide variety of Star Wars gaming titles from across the decades this weekend. Dress for the Star Wars occasion and you’ll get $2 off admission.
Meanwhile, The Void, the virtual reality theater inside of Cinemark West Plano, is offering a special deal on tickets for its interactive game Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. I tried it out back when it first opened, and it was super fun even though I don’t particularly like Star Wars. If you go on May 4th, you get 4 guests for the price of 3 (tickets are $30 per person).
In a neighborhood that is less far, far away than the above venues, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science is having two days of May the Fourth Be With You events. The Downtown Dallas museum will have a photobooth, create-your-own character puppets, Droid races in the lobby, an alien scavenger hunt, 3D printed light sabers, and themed treats all day on May 4 and 5. In addition to a million educational activities, the museum is also hosting a live saber battle and costumed character meetups on the main plaza.
Finally, if you’d like to celebrate Star Wars Day in a more grown-up fashion, The Statler is hosting a May the 4th Be With You Disco Ball Extravaganza this Saturday for the 21-and-up crowd. Ten regional artists will have their work on display, and six DJs will be spinning. Wear a costume so you can make the most of the movie set-style props and costume contest ($1,000 prize). The hosts will be in cosplay, so it’s almost weirder if you just dress normal. Tickets start at $20.
If you’re a Star Wars fan who’s on the fence about celebrating, well, just do it for Peter Mayhew.