Planning to go to Joliet Public Library’s Star Wars Day? Chicago Force will be there to enjoy the parade and festivities! And after the festivities end at 4 pm, you are welcome to join us for an early dinner! We will be meeting at the outdoor stage at 4, as things wind down and going over to Chicago St. Pub.
This month, at 2 pm on Saturday May 18th, we’ll be meeting at Lencho Rubio’s place in North Riverside for Book Club before heading out to the Galloping Ghost arcade! We’ll also be ordering pizza for late lunch/ early dinner. Anyone who needs Lencho’s address please PM him on Facebook, or post in the event found here.
We will be reading Master & Apprentice by Claudia Gray.
If you would like in on pizza, We’d say figure $5 a head and RSVP with Lencho so that we know how much/what to order.
We will be heading over to Galloping Ghost around 5 pm. So if you can’t join us for the book club, join us at the arcade!
Pro Tip: We STRONGLY advise seeing Avengers: Endgame before attending. It’s not at all likely that this many geeks can stay spoiler free in an enclosed space.
Saturday is May the Fourth! Chicago Force isn’t doing anything specific this year, so we are not endorsing any of these events, but we wanted to share what we found with you! So here’s some info on what to do around Chicagoland!
Shopping Around Town:
Stores will be offering limited amounts of Star Wars goodies, usually with a purchase.
May 4th is also Free Comic Book Day! IDW and Marvel are each offering a Star Wars comic as part of Free Comic Book Day. Check out which comic shops are participating here.
Disney Stores will be offering a Phantom Menace Lithograph to the first 50 customers, including the Disney outlets.
Hallmark stores are offering a Star Wars button set with a $15 Star Wars purchase.
Lego stores will offer a print ($35 purchase) and a Hoth set ($75 purchase)
Of course there are tons of things to do with the younglings on May the Fourth, here are some of them.
Many Libraries are having events:
- Back at the Yards is having a Rogue One screening.
- The Richard M.-W Daley Humboldt is having a Force Awakens screening.
- Downers Grove Public Library is having a party
- Berwyn Public Library is having a Rogue One screening for teens
- Berwyn Public Library is also having a Star Wars Party for younglings.
- Homewood Public Library is having a party.
- Waukegan Public Library is having a Phantom Menace screening
The Chicago White Sox will be having a Star Wars Night with an R2D2 bobblehead giveaway for the first 15,000 fans.
The DuPage County Symphony will be playing highlights from John Williams in a family-friendly concert.
Eagle Bowling Lanes will be having Star Wars Cosmic Bowling to support the Blue Island Fire Museum.
Of course, we have to do something in the evening:
- Galactic Force Battle for Chi-Town
- Empirical Brewery
- Go Tavern
- Bucktown Pub
- Vom Fass
- Carbon Arc Bar
- Disco Chicago
- Sky Zone
- U.S. Pizza Museum
So whatever you do on Saturday, make sure to stay safe and have fun!
Join us to sing your organ of choice out! Chicago Force will meet up at Round 1 in Stratford Square to rock & roll all night. Or until 10 p.m., whichever comes first!
It’s time for the annual Chicago Force Life Day party! Dinner will be pot-luck as usual so if you’re able to join us please indicate on Facebook what you’ll be bringing. We’ll also be doing a gift exchange/swap as we do every year ($25 minimum). Kids are absolutely welcome and if there’s snow there will absolutely be sledding This is a great time every year so we can’t wait to see everyone. Contact Joshua on Facebook for his address!
The Roundhouse in Aurora is a historic building that was originally used by the railroad to build trains. It fell into disuse, until Chicago Bear Walter Payton bought it and made it into the Roundhouse restaurant. It is now owned by Two Brothers Brewery and operates as both a distillery and a restaurant.
Now that we’ve seen the building, time for the tour:
Who doesn’t like a little day drinking, combined with a tour? Our group will travel to Aurora for a free tour of Two Brothers new distillery and tastings afterwards. Saturday, September 29th 2 pm sharp!
It’s time to head out to the ballgame! Saturday, September 1st is Kane County Cougars Star Wars Night! Buy a lawn seat and meet us along the 1st base line to enjoy the Star Wars. Also these highlights:
Hey Jimmy is a party dance band. The band will play from 4:45-6:00 pm in the Acres Music Garden.