May the Fourth be with you.
It’s Star Wars day on May 4 (get it, may the fourth be with you? Trust us, nerds love it) and there are plenty of ways to celebrate like a Sith Lord/Party Lord. We’ve travelled across the galaxy, from the Empire’s most dangerous spaceports to uncharted systems unseen by any living Wookie, to find you events that are hotter than Adam Driver as Kylo Ren.
Scum & Villainy – A Star Wars Celebration | Netherworld | Fortitude Valley
Brisbane’s proudest nerd hang out, Netherworld, is taking things next level for May 4. The arcade-game themed bar will be going into hyperdrive with the theme, with Star Wars beers and even a special hot dog for the night. Costumes are very much encouraged, may we suggest tearing up Grandma’s old shag carpet to go as Chewie?
May The Cock Be With You | The Flying Cock | Fortitude Valley
Now that’s a cheeky name if we ever did see one! The Flying Cock is celebrating May 4 with an major dance party, with local DJs taking on new Star Wars personas: Harrison Forward, Boba Fetty Wap, Princess Luna and Jordy Wan-Kenobi. There’s even a special Lightsaber cocktail complete with a glow stick!
Limited Edition Star Wars Doughnut | Doughnut Time | Various
Doughnut Time is bringing a bit of Star Wars magic to their many stores with a one-day-only doughnut! These are sure to disappear faster than a phaser beam, so make sure you get in early to get your hands on the galaxy-inspired creation. With Darth Vader himself making an edible appearance, it’s time to declare your allegiance to the sweet side.
Star Wars Trivia | Brightside | Fortitude Valley
You know the difference between Naboo and Coruscant? Do you know who Luke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle are? Which can fly, an AT-AT or an X-Wing? If you know the answer to these questions (or know someone who does!) check out the special Star Wars edition of trivia night at the Brightside. It’s free to play, and we hear there’s some excellent prizes.
Star Wars Party | Prohibition | Fortitude Valley
Prohibition is taking their Thursday night intergalactic with a fully-themed party night: bring your mates along, you’re not gonna want to go Han-Solo! There’s Star Wars themed cocktails, prizes for the best dressed, and $1 pizza until 10pm – that price is friendly for even the most hapless bounty hunter. Ladies, get your hair into some space-buns, there’s extra special free treats for anyone dressed as Princess Leia.
Get those lightsabers ready, annoy your favourite droids, and get ready to party like you’ve just taken down the Death Star, May 4 is going to be a force to be reckoned with.
Words by Lucinda Kent