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12° & CLEAR SKY ON SUNDAY 19 AUGUST IN SYDNEY
By Sarah Ward
April 13, 2018
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Star Wars Weekend

The force is strong at the Powerhouse Museum's two-day Star Wars celebration.
By Sarah Ward
April 13, 2018
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Whoever realised that May the 4th sounds awfully like "may the force" must've been rather excited — more excited than Han Solo walking into almost any cantina in the galaxy, we're guessing. The saying's origins are about as certain as Jar Jar Binks' purpose, but unlike that incredibly annoying Gungan, everyone can enjoy the early May Star Wars celebrations when they roll around.

This year, the Powerhouse Museum is getting in on the action with a weekend of themed activities that'd make George Lucas proud. While it's all actually taking place on May 5 and 6, attendees can still expect everything from Star Wars collector's items from the Museum of Applied Arts & Science's collection, to jedi training sessions and augmented reality lightsaber duels, to a Millennium Falcon-load of talks, screenings and panels. You can even try to patch up BB-8 in the VR repair bay.

Other highlights include a life-sized x-wing resistance fighter that you can hop into, character appearances and statues, plus costume competitions — so break out your best Poe Dameron swagger, Obi-Wan Kenobi robes or Princess Leia-style hair. Plus, with Solo: A Star Wars Story due in cinemas just a couple of weeks later, it's a great way to help fill your month with as much intergalactic revelry as possible.

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