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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Pittsburgh

April 22, 2013 6:00 AM

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May the fourth be with you! Pay homage to Star Wars this May 4th in a variety of ways. This group of Pittsburgh businesses will help you celebrate whether you are into collectable movie memorabilia, baking Star Wars themed treats for a Star Wars viewing party or in the mood to sit back and relax a movie about our galaxy and galaxies far, far away.

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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Pittsburgh (Credit: Sally Turkovich)

Winghart’s Burger & Whiskey Bar
5 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 434-5600
www.winghartburgers.com

Winghart’s may be located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Southside neighborhood famous for its active bar scene, but it is not your typical bar. You’ll be greeted by art on the walls, a gourmet burger menu and group of employees who take Star Wars seriously. Go hungry and be prepared for some delicious food. Take a seat at the table all the way at the back of the dining area and you’ll have Darth Vader watching over you while you eat. Yoda and Chewie plush toys hold court at the bar and if you visit on May the 4th to celebrate Star Wars day, you will see a friendly tattooed employee named Lumberjack. Ask him to show you his tattoo sleeve that is completely dedicated to Star Wars characters.

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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Pittsburgh (Credit: Sally Turkovich)

Carnegie Science Center
1 Allegheny Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 237-3400
www.carnegiesciencecenter.org

The Omnimax theater at the Carnegie Science Center is playing “Hubble,” a feature film about NASA’s deep-space telescope that is narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. Immerse yourself in a trip to galaxies far, far away as you watch Hubble’s journey through the stars to capture some of the most iconic images that exist of our universe. Tickets start at just $6 and the film will be playing 4 times throughout the day on May the 4th. See the Carnegie Science Center’s website for showtimes.

S. W. Randall Toyes & Giftes
806 Ivy St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 687-2666
www.swrandalltoys.com

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to give the Star Wars fan in your life on May the 4th, look no further than family-owned S.W. Randall Toyes & Giftes in Shadyside. Fans of the Jedis and the Dark Side will find an entire collection of Lego Star Wars toys at this old-fashioned toy store just one block off of Walnut Street. Always wanted to build your own Millennium Falcon or A-Wing Starfighter? S.W. Randall has the goods at very reasonable prices and in a more low-key atmosphere than big box toy stores.

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Best Ways To Celebrate Star Wars In Pittsburgh (Credit, Sally Turkovich)

Pittsburgh Clockshop
www.stores.ebay.com/Pittsburgh-Clockshop

The Pittsburgh Clockshop exists only online instead of in a brick and mortar store but what this locally maintained Ebay store lacks in physical presence it more than makes up for in its huge inventory of Star Wars memorabilia. May the Force be with you when you try to limit yourself to a budget as you browse through all of the figurines and knickknacks. Over 600 Star Wars items are currently listed, all at very low prices.

Williams-Sonoma
5514 Walnut St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 688-9220
www.williams-sonoma.com

If the Force moves you to celebrate the Star Wars holiday with some homemade baked goods, head to Williams-Sonoma in Shadyside for the only cookie cutters, pancake molds and cupcake decorating kits a Star Wars enthusiast will ever need. Cookie cutters and pancake molds feature “Aliens and Droids” and “Heroes and Villians” themes and the cupcake kit will help you stage a contest to see which side has the best cupcakes — the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire. All items are a budget-friendly $20 or less for anyone planning a Star Wars viewing party.

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Sally Turkovich Wright lives in her beloved city of Pittsburgh with her husband, Jason and German Shepherd, Zeus. She is a policy analyst by training, an eyewear stylist by trade and an amateur healthy-living advocate by choice. She also writes a column for Twoday Magazine. Catch up with her there at twodaymag.com. Her work can be found at Twodaymag.com.

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