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So, Wait, They're Gonna Show Star Wars on the Cowboys Stadium's Big Screen?

Local painter Christine Smith's Leia's Tea Party, on display at The Soda Gallery (and quite the bargain)
Local painter Christine Smith's Leia's Tea Party, on display at The Soda Gallery (and quite the bargain)

Just as I was getting ready to post photos from last night's Star Wars art shindig at The Soda Gallery, a Friend of Unfair Park sent word this morning: The Star Wars: In Concert tour is scheduled to land at the Death Star itself -- Jerry Jones's EnormoDome -- on October 23. (Tickets, matter of fact, went on sale yesterday.) Seems like quite the geekout: two hours' worth of John Williams's music from all six films performed by a live orchestra accompanying newly edited clips and C-3PO narration broadcast on a massive, specially constructed LCD screen -- and, one certainly would hope, on punters' latest favorite target, the HD screens hanging from the Cowboys Stadium ceiling. Also accompanying the tour: a ginormous collection of storyboards, models, props and what-nots culled from the Skywalker Ranch archives. The 6-year-old who lives in my house is tickled -- methinks he'll enjoy this more than he did Bob Dylan at a minor-league ballpark.

Which brings us back to last night's jam-packed gathering in Oak Cliff, the most crowded-with-kids art opening I'd ever been to -- which, just maybe, had something to do with the legion of Stormtroopers on hand (led by the shortest, stockiest Darth Vader in history). After the jump, a few photos from the quite-the-scene and some highlights of what's up on the pop shoppe's wall.

A rendering of a gentlemanly Darth Vader by the great Joey Seeman
A rendering of a gentlemanly Darth Vader by the great Joey Seeman
Because sometimes, even the Dark Lord of the Sith needs a soda
Because sometimes, even the Dark Lord of the Sith needs a soda
So, Wait, They're Gonna Show Star Wars on the Cowboys Stadium's Big Screen?
And, as always, a reminder to Bike Friendly Oak Cliff
And, as always, a reminder to Bike Friendly Oak Cliff

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