Now that December is upon us, we have a mere matter of weeks until Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres on December 18. Fortunately, Philly has plenty of Star Wars themed offerings to make the last bit of waiting just a little easier:
December 4, 8pm: Star Wars: The Costumed Dance Party and Art Show- Sponsored by Atomic City Comics, Tattooed Mom’s will sub in for Tatooine as Princess Leia takes over Jabba’s Palace and turns it into a galactic party. There will be live music, photo booths, specialty cocktails The Force and the Dark Side, and an art show curated by Beatrix Deranged. There is much more to offer from this event, and it’s sure to be more of a blast than Alderaan. (Too soon?)
December 6 and December 13, 1pm: Two-Part Marathon: Star Wars Screening spans two Sundays at the Philly Photo Studio. On December 6, Episodes IV-VI will run, while the prequels will run on December 13. Screenings are free and open to the public, but only for adults 21+. There will be a 10-15 minute intermission between each film.
December 11, 7:30pm AND 10pm: (TWO SHOWS!) The Farce Awakens: A Burlesque Tribute to Star Wars– Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies is at it again, rocking the PhilaMOCA with the sexiest Jedi this side of Comic-Con. Tickets are already on sale, and you don’t want to miss a show that’s promising a strip lightsaber battle, do you?
December 16, 7:30pm- I Like to Movie Movie: Star Wars Edition- Dan Scully and Garrett Lewis are back for December’s outing of their live game show at PhilaMOCA, joined by guests graphic designer Steve Richards, film producer Amanda Frederick, and stand-up comedian Noah Houlihan. Tickets are $5 and available at the door.
December 16, 6:30pm- The Black Tribbles Present 2015 Holiday Tribbilee: The Force Hiccups- WHYY hosts this podcast recording with the Black Tribbles, who will discuss the Star Wars Holiday Special with the Franklin Institute’s Derrick Pitts and singer/songwriter Rachel Rota. Tickets are currently available for $10.
December 18, 4:30pm-6:30pm- Franklin Square Holiday Festival’s Star Wars Night– After you see the movie on Friday, stop by for some holiday cheer at the Franklin Square Holiday Festival with special guests Darth Vader and Boba Fett.
Clearly, Philadelphia is ready for the Force to awaken, so spend your December partying like the forest moon of Endor!