Day, it really
should be on May 25 (the anniversary of the original film's 1977 release).
Nevertheless, folks continue to rally around "May the Fourth Be With You" as a particular day to get giddy about all things Star Wars
—we even saw the release of some new Annie Leibovitz-shot character photos
from December's release of Episode VII: The Force Awakens
—so who are we to be curmudgeonly?
If, therefore, you're looking to get your midicholorians flowing, head to the Gateway Mall tonight from 6 - 9 p.m., where Urban Arts Gallery
kicks off a month-long show dedicated to Star Wars
-inspired art with a special reception co-sponsored by Salt Lake Comic Con
. Grant Fuhst, Stephanie Swift, Cat Palmer and Shaun Noble will be among the artists represented in the art exhibit; additional events include a special appearance by Darth Vader and local cosplay groups, fan costume contest with prizes, and a screening of the original 1977 film.
If you're itching to see that original film in a livelier setting—possibly with an adult beverage—visit Brewvies tonight for the Monday night Film Buff screening
at 10 p.m. The screening of Episode IV: A New Hope
launches a full month of Monday night Star Wars
-themed fun, with The Empire Strikes Back
(May 11), Return of the Jedi
(May 18) and a double-feature of the road comedy Fanboys
and the Mel Brooks parody Spaceballs
May the 4th, etc.
It's here: A "holiday" based on a pun. And those of us who know better understand that if there's going to be a