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By Steven Bonifazi
(DENVER, Colo.) The City of Denver often celebrates many holidays, and as Star Wars Day approaches, local restaurants, breweries and painting studios are hosting events to celebrate the epic space saga.
With COVID-19 canceling and postponing events from concerts and festivals to sports games, it can be difficult to find something entertaining to take part in. Nevertheless, here is a list of Denver establishments that the force is strong with this Star Wars Day:
- The Monkey Barrel (4401 Tejon St, Denver) - Star Wars Trivia // The Dark Side vs The Force
Neighborhood beer bar, The Monkey Barrel, is holding a Star Wars Trivia competition hosted by Exacilbur Mobile Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with a live host and DJ, a Star Wars-themed drink menu and a costume contest. Those who place 1st through 4th in the contest will win prizes including movie passes, official Star Wars merchandise and more.
The trivia competition will consist of two teams, the dark side and the force, who will answer questions from the entirety of the nine-episode saga, The Mandalorian and a couple of surprise questions reserved for die-hard Star Wars fans. Tables that are reserved are required to participate and can seat a maximum of 5 people per table and team due to COVID-19 restrictions.
For more information regarding the Star Wars Trivia, including tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/star-wars-trivia-tickets-149372871279?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
- Painting with a Twist (7134 W Alaska Dr.) - May the 4th Be With You!
Local painting studio Painting with a Twist is hosting a Star Wars-themed painting session from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for those fanatics looking to create an intergalactic masterpiece. The studio is encouraging those who attend to arrive 15-20 minutes early to get beer, wine or soft drinks and before settling into their seats.
Masks are required while entering and walking around within the studio but can be removed for a moment when sitting at a table. In order to seat together, groups must have one person register online and list the names of those attending with them.
For more information regarding the Star-Wars themed painting session, including tickets and where to register, visit https://www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/denver-lakewood/event/2727808/
- Baere Brewing (320 Broadway Unit E, Denver) - Star Wars Food and Drinks
Westword reports that brewery Baere Brewing is releasing it's West Coast IPA called C-3(i)PA in a Star Wars-themed can with themed glassware available as well. Snacktacular will also be serving tauntaun (pork belly) tacos, That's No Moon (a giant cheeseburger) and the Sand Calrissian, a grilled cheese.
Reservations are not required to take part.
For more information regarding Baere Brewing, visit https://www.baerebrewing.com/
- Mutiny Information Cafe (2 S. Broadway, Denver) - "Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters" and "Heroes Reborn" Midnight Launch Party
Secondhand book and coffee shop Mutiny Information Cafe is celebrating Star Wars Day with a midnight launch party for the release of two Marvel titles, "Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters" and "Heroes Reborn". The celebration will consist of a Sale and Events, with both books releasing at midnight.
The launch party will take place May 4 from 10 p.m. to May 5 at 1 a.m.
For more information regarding the launch party, as well as Mutiny Information Cafe, visit https://mutinyinfocafe.com/index.php.
- Kuma's Corner (3500 Delgany St. Denver) - Star Wars Day! May the Fourth Be With You!
Bar and restaurant Kuma's Corner is celebrating Star Wars Day with a party featuring a special guest, THE WIZARDS CHEST, who will have Star Wars goods with them at a booth. Those who purchase anything from THE WIZARDS CHEST's Star Wars booth will receive a 20% discount on their meal.
Individuals can bring in a receipt from THE WIZARDS CHEST to receive 15% off their meal. There will also be a Star Wars raffle sponsored by THE WIZARDS CHEST for Star Wars merchandise as well as a Kuma's merch raffle.
Kuma's will also be playing Star Wars films throughout the day. Reservations and not required, but are encouraged.
For more information regarding Kuma's Corner, including their Star Wars Day celebration, visit https://en-gb.facebook.com/events/2746125365700244/ or call 720-500-5077 to reserve a table.