How to celebrate Star Wars Day 2015 in Toronto
Star Wars Day is this Monday May 4th and since they're calling it the year of Star Wars, Toronto is going all-out geek for this year's festivities. Whether you're a Padawan or a Jedi Master (or aren't even really much of a fan), the city promises a memorable day and night full of cosplay opportunities, episode screenings and more.
Here are my picks for the top ways to celebrate Star Wars Day in Toronto this year.
May the Fourth be with You at Smiling Buddha
At Smiling Buddha you can cosplay as the character that's closest to your heart and geek out on franchise-themed food and drinks. Performances by Nerdy Girl, Fan Fiction the Show and Han Shot First will help you channel your inner nerd. Cover is $5. Doors open at 8pm.
Craft beers and costumes at Duke's Refresher
In order to get into this bash, you'll need to pay attention to Duke's social media on the afternoon of May the 4th, where at some point they'll post the secret passcode you'll need for admittance. Doors open at 7:30pm, and once you're in (wearing your best Wookiee costume) sit back enjoy the musical stylings of DJ Whaleskin and Tupperware Remix Party, and the legendary flicks being screened on the bar's multiple TVs.
Star Wars 3D Printing Meet-Up
To kick the nerdiness up a notch, if you're a 3D printing fanatic, there's a meet-up happening on Star Wars Day for all interested in both the craft and the films. Bring your finest 3D-printed Star Wars-related creations and prepare to mix and mingle with your fellow tech geeks (over pizza and drinks, of course).
May the Fourth Be With You at the Toronto Public Library
Sorry, adults - this one's just for the kids. If you have little ones aged five to 12, dress 'em up like an Ewok (or something) and bring them to the Fort York location of the Toronto Public Library, where they can be kept busy for 45 minutes with Star Wars-themed games, activities and a contest.
Consider this the rad after-party to your day-of festivities. Happening on Saturday May 9 at the Rockpile, this event also calls for cosplay - Vader himself will be the costume judge - and will feature a ton of DJs. Tickets are $25 for 19+ and $30 for all ages, but you get $5 if you're wearing a decent costume. Doors open at 9:00pm.
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