Weekend Arts Roundup: ‘Star Wars,’ Jewish comedy and more

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Sam Shepard’s “A Lie of the Mind”
Friday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
The Bug Theatre, Denver

Sam Shepard’s award-winning 1985 play about domestic abuse, familial longing and redemption comes to The Bug Theatre in this production directed by Verl Hite.

Adam Klein as Don José and Sandra Piques Eddy as Carmen in Opera Colorado's "Carmen."

May the Fourth Be With You
An annual event celebrating the love of all things "Star Wars," featuring live music, food and sci-fi costume contests. Here are a few of our picks:

“May The Fourth Be With You”
May 2, 8 p.m.
3 Kings Tavern, Denver

Hard rock music performed from Tauntaun, An Hobbes and In The Company of Serpents live in Broadway Avenue’s 3 Kings Tavern.

"May The Fourth Be With You”
May 3, 8 p.m.
City Hall, Denver

Sci-Fi Costume Competition hosted by Denver visual artist Andrew Novick, with live electronic music from Itchy-O, Men in Burka and DJ Babyshoe.

“May The Fourth Be With You Brunch”
May 4, 10 a.m.-
2 p.m.

City O’ City & Deer Pile, Denver
One of Denver’s vegetarian restaurants presents special "Star Wars"-themed dishes and cocktails, followed by a screening of the 1984 sci-fi horror film “Dreamscape,” with comedy commentary by Mile High Sci-Fi Film at the Deer Pile venue above City O’ City.

May 2-4
Denver Marriott DTC and Denver Hilton Garden Inn

A three day sci-fi convention featuring Star Trek's Tim Russ and Nichelle Nichols, Empire Strike's Back's Billy Dee Williams and more.

Kegnet (Ethiopian dancers)
Kegnet Cultural Group

"Laugh with Sephardic Jewish Comedian Michel Boujenah"
May 4, 4 p.m.
Mizel Museum, Denver

A live conversation with celebrated French comedian Michel Boujenah.