Tattooed Mom Hosting Star Wars Costume and Dance Party

Atomic City Comics is behind the bash, along with a month's worth of movie screenings at its shop on South Street.

Photo by Jorge Pina, featuring event curator Beatrix Deranged

Photo by Jorge Pina, featuring event curator Beatrix Deranged

The Force is strong in Philadelphia these days, as we approach the December 18th release date of the seventh film in the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens. The J.J. Abrams-directed episode is the first of a new trilogy of flicks, picking up several years after 1983’s Return of the Jedi. We’ll finally be able to see what happened to some favorite characters, like C-3PO, Luke Skywalker and Chewbacca, plus meet some new faces, namely the first-ever black stormtrooper and adorable beep-booper BB-8.

To harness some of the excitement the film is generating, South Street’s Atomic City Comics is teaming up with Tattooed Mom for “Star Wars: The Costumed Dance Party & Art Show.” Because they’re a comic book shop (aka huge nerds), the party even comes with its own storyline to give you some costume inspiration: “After killing the vile gangster Jabba the Hutt, his former slave girl Princes Leia took over Jabba’s palace on Tatooine and created the most beautiful and notorious dance party in the known universe.”

tattooed-mom-atomic-city-comics-star-wars-2The event is hosted by Princess Leia and Darth Satirical, and there will be live music from DJ Foxx Boogie. Decorating the walls will be a variety of Star Wars-themed artworks curated by party promoter Beatrix Deranged. The exhibit will include works by local artists like Miguel Co., Graham Meyer, Milo Milo and Kubba Jennes.

There will also be photo opps with a “real R2-D2 droid,” photo booths, food vendors like The Little Bird and The Sweet Life Bakeshop, and a costume contest. Organizers note that “Jedi Masters, Sith Lords, Rebel Princesses, Bounty Hunters, Space Pirates, Wookies, Storm Troopers, Rebel Pilots and Droids are all welcome.”

On the beverage front: there will be half-priced drafts from 10 pm to 11 pm, $2 PBRs and $5 specialty cocktails called “The Force” and “Darkside.” The party takes place on Friday, December 4th from 8 pm to 2 am. More details here.

This is only one of a month-long itinerary of Star Wars events hosted by Atomic City Comics. Every Wednesday from now through December, they’ll show, in chronological order, one movie from the Star Wars franchise with some episodes from the TV show sprinkled in. Each showing will be followed by a discussion and Star Wars quizzo. Those are free and begin at 8 pm. More info here.

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