Happy 'May the 4th Be With You'!! Also known as 'Star Wars Day' to us die-hard fans, who will be busy finding an extra fun excuse to celebrate our love of ALL things Star Wars. Did you know, it was unofficially observed for decades until 2019, when California lawmakers voted to declare May 4 Star Wars Day in recognition of Disneyland's Galaxy's Edge opening?? I LOVE that! As most know, May IS extra special, as the original Star Wars premiered on May 25, 1977, and its creator, George Lucas, celebrates his birthday on May 14.
Events in Los Angeles
Carrie Fisher will be posthumously honored with a star on Thursday, May 4, 2023 —a BEYOND fitting day to honor the legend who is most associated with her iconic role as Princess Leia. The unveiling of Fisher’s star will take place near the historic El Capitan Theatre, 6840 Hollywood Boulevard. Her daughter, actress Billie Lourd will accept the honor on her late mother’s behalf at the ceremony, that begins at 11:30am PST. The event can be livestreamed exclusively at walkoffame.com
How about a party in Hollywood?
May The 4th Be With You at Scum & Villainy in Hollywood-> the Scum & Villainy Cantina hosts a May The 4th Be With You celebration this Thursday that includes commemorative May the Fourth buttons to the first 100 guests starting at 10 a.m. The bar will be open from morning until 2 a.m. for the nerdiest day of the year celebrating with special activities, trivia, and a themed food and drink menu. Costumes are encouraged. More info here.
Get pics with R2D2, do activities, see Return the Jedi and more at the Academy Museum.
Enjoy Star Wars-inspired fun on May the 4th, including pics with R2-D2! Head to the Academy Museum and you can pose with the fan-favorite Droid in the lobby (1:30–3:30, 4:30–6:30pm; included in admission, $25), make some Star Wars-inspired crafts and get a book signed by A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back editor Paul Hirsch ($30) as well as Return of the Jedi producer Howard Kazanjian ($30). Finally, the day wraps up with a screening of Return of the Jedi (7:30pm, $10). Get more info here