Celebrate Star Wars The Last Jedi

If you haven’t guessed, I am a bit of a sci-fi nerd.  My earliest memories were sitting on my dad’s lap watching Star Trek with him.  So around here the release of a new Star Wars movie is cause for celebration.  We even pulled my son out of an afternoon of first grade once to go see Star Wars Revenge of the Sith and now my son and I attend every premiere night of every new Star Wars movie.  (Star Wars the Last Jedi was very good, although a little "Disnified" in the beginning.  Still I highly recommend seeing it and we probably will go again.)  So in honor of a new Star Wars release, here is a list of the things going on around town you can do to celebrate!!!

The Incredible Art Gallery

The Incredible Art Gallery at 1020 15th St Unit 1V is having a Star Wars Celebration and Art Exhibition Friday, December 15, from 5 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, December 16, and Sunday, December 17, from 12 pm to 7 pm. Celebrate the iconic Star Wars "The Last Jedi" by attending the biggest Star Wars Art Event of the Year featuring three live artists: Christopher Clark, Ric Yancey and Matt Achziger. This event is free Admission and all attendees will receive a free 9"x11" Star Wars print by Star Wars licensed artist Christopher Clark, Lucasfilm's #1 selling artist. There will be complimentary wine, beer, refreshments and hot sandwiches from South Philly Cheese Steak. Artists will sign and add hand embellishments to purchased artwork as well, making each piece unique and one of a kind. Kylo Ren will be making a special appearance as well. This event is kid friendly.

Arapahoe Libraries Galactic Knight Training Camp

If you have a sci-fi junkie around your house, Arapahoe Libraries is preparing with Galactic Knight Training Camp Thursday, December 14, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Sheridan location at 3425 W. Oxford Ave., Saturday, December 16, from 2 pm to 3 pm at the Koelbel location at 5955 S. Holly St., Wednesday, December 27, from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Smokey Hill location at 5430 S. Biscay Cir. and Thursday, December 28, from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Kelver location at 404 E. Front St. Prepare to protect our galaxy from the dark side at the behest of the council in honor of the newest "Star Wars" saga. This event is free and geared towards teens 

Strange Craft Brewing Company

To celebrate this very important occasion, Strange Craft Beer Company at 1330 Zuni St, Unit M will be rolling out special Star Wars beer releases and showing Star Wars movies all day Friday, December 15, from 12:00 pm to 9:00 pm. So if you were not fortunate enough to score premier tickets you can drown your sorrows in The Last Jed IPA, Stay on Target and Kyber Kristallweizen instead. This event is free to attend.

Regal Cinemas Continental 10 and Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Friday, December 15, at 6 pm Regal Cinemas Continental 10 and Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum will be hosting a screening at Regal Cinemas Continental 10 at 3635 South Monaco Parkway, with speaker Jim Shima, of Corellian Droidworks' Colorado chapter, who will be showing off his hand-built, working R2D2 and BB-8. Tickets are $20.

Saints of Never After's Star Wars Christmas Extravaganza
Marquis Theater has the Saints of Never After's Star Wars Christmas Extravaganza
Friday, December 15.  Join in celebrating with the punkers in Saints of Never After with a lineup including Almost, Maine, The Coast Is Ours, Rain in July, and Compliments to the One for some ho-ho-ho, may-the-Force-be-with-you shenanigans.

Alamo Drafthouse Sloan's Lake
Friday, December 15, and Saturday, December 16, the Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake is having a Star Wars Marathon and fans are encouraged to dress up (no makeup, masks or blasters permitted) Plus the Barfly Lounge, will be playing Star Wars themed H2Awesome  which will lead the crowd in movie-themed games including a "Chewbacca-Off."

Gigi’s Cupcakes Stormtrooper Appearance

Saturday, December 16, from 12 pm to 5 pm celebrate the release of Star Wars with Gigi's Cupcakes at Aspen Grove at 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Unit 625 with Star Wars themed cupcakes and a Stormtrooper who is there to pose for free photos with you before walking over and see the movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver. Wear a costume and get a special deal too!!!

Colorado Avalanche Star Wars Night

Join the Colorado Avalanche for Star Wars Night at the Pepsi Center Saturday, December 16, against the Dallas Stars. Tickets start at $33, and fans will receive a Star Wars-themed puck. Five dollars from every ticket will go to Pop Culture Classroom which puts on Denver Comicon and uses comics to increase literacy across Denver.

Star Wars Trivia Night at Chain Reaction and Bruz Beers

Know your Star Wars trivia??? You can prove it and clash with the Dark Side — by which I mean the drunks at the next table — over who knows more about Star Wars.  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.

Runner's Roost
Wednesday, December 20, Runner's Roost has a Star Wars-themed run at the Runner's Roost at 1685 South Colorado Boulevard. Dress up as your favorite character and run off some Christmas cookies!!!

Kristina Corcoran
March 12, 2020
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