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Star Wars May the Fourth Be With You

StarWarsView: May the 4th Be With You!
By Middagh Goodwin

Star Wars will be on everyone’s mind worldwide on May 4th. This is an extra special day here in Modesto, USA, where we are the home of the creator, George Lucas. 

Yes, friends, this is our day, and we will celebrate and bring the action to 10th St Plaza. So bring the whole family and join the Northern California Star Wars community to celebrate May 4th in Downtown Modesto—a free, family-friendly event for the entire family. We have invited the 501st, Central Valley Cosplayers, Dark Empire, the Wolves of Mandalore, the Rebel Legion, and Astromech builders to join us at this event. Horizon Point will go full Jedi for their music in the plaza. There will be vendors, artists, and an extraordinary guest Alan Fernandes who was a Tusken Raider in A New Hope. You won’t want to miss the lightsaber battles as the sun goes down. Everyone is encouraged to cosplay as their favorite Star Wars characters.

The celebration begins at 5 pm, with the Horizon Point going live at 6. Chris Murphy will read the proclamation that made May the Fourth Star Wars Day in Modesto. 

The original Star Wars movie was released on May 25, 1977, a day that changed modern film forever. From the opening theme and the rolling script, the world had a new lexicon of interstellar, starships, and even speed measurements. In as little as a few parsecs, this film propelled Modesto native George Lucas into the Hyperspace of film fame. Rogue One and the original Star Wars Trilogy are being screened at the State Theatre April 28-30. Get your tickets now and watch or re-live these epic movies as they were meant to be seen on the big screen.

April 30th is Star Wars night at the John Thurman Field, dress up head on out to the ball park and enjoy the game.

While downtown for any of these unique Star Wars events, stop by Never Boring 1016 14th Street and the Mural Alley on 10th Street to get your picture in front of the Star Wars Themed murals. 

Star Wars food and drink specials will be served at Fuzio, Ralston’s Goat, and T-Cups. Ensure you like the May the Fourth, Facebook page to stay up to speed. @maythefourthmodesto
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About the Author:

Middagh Goodwin LIVES Music. He has been booking and promoting Music, Art, and Comedy in the Central Valley for years. He ran the award-winning Plea for Peace Center in Stockton for 5 Years and has booked bands from A-Z. In addition, he is the managing editor of ModestoView and writes the MAMAView and GeekView. Middagh works with the Modesto Area Music Association and books Music in the Plaza. In addition, he owns and operates Graffiti-Con, where cars and pop culture intersects. More recently, Middagh has been working with the Graffiti USA Classic Car Museum, helping to create unique events that help raise funds and awareness of the museum and its mission. On top of that, you can tune into one of two shows that Middagh Goodwin hosts on KCBP 95.5 FM; This is SKA and MAMA Radio.