Laymen, laywomen and laywookies: Today, May 4 is Star Wars Day, as observed by rabid fans. This day, which has gained traction in the past few years, is kind of like the sci-fi version of Halloween.

CU's Program Council will be celebrating the unofficial holiday tonight in the UMC's Glenn Miller Ballroom at 7 with a special film screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."

So slap on your best Jedi or Jar Jar Binks (don't you dare) and take a break from studying to attend a party that will feature a photo booth, a costume contest, prizes, games and more. It's free and open to the public.

Now go shave your dog, Duct tape the loose hair to your person and start flailing around campus, shrieking like a wookie.

Don't do that.

—Staff report

Denver does 'Star Wars'

In a move that appears aimed at sci-fi fans without a job, the Denver Art Museum will host a "Star Wars" day starting at 10 a.m. today.

The event is actually meant to hype DAM's upcoming "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" exhibit set for the fall and coincides with the fact that individual tickets officially go on sale at the same time.

Fans of the movie who might be hanging out in Jedi costumes by chance on a Wednesday morning (you know who you are) can show up in the museum's courtyard for a chance to win "out-of-this-world prizes." Plus, the first 200 to arrive in movie-themed costumes will get an "exhibition-themed gift."


Everyone is invited to the hour-long opening event to listen to "Star Wars" music, have photos taken with "Star Wars" characters and buy tickets to the touring "Star Wars" exhibit, which comes to Denver Nov. 13, after stops in Seattle and New York City. Info:

—Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Denver Post