The Castle in Ybor City announces ‘Star Wars’ night with lightsaber floggings and Wookiee howling contest

Celebrate May the 4th on May 10.

click to enlarge A 2019 'Star Wars' party at The Castle in Ybor City, Florida. - Photo c/o Drunkcameraguy
Photo c/o Drunkcameraguy
A 2019 'Star Wars' party at The Castle in Ybor City, Florida.
Tampa Bay’s favorite goth dance club will bring back its beloved Star Wars Night to celebrate May the 4th and the upcoming release of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” on Disney+.”

But “Star Wars Night: This is the Way”—set for Saturday, May 7 at The Castle in Ybor City—is definitely not for younglings. The club wants you to “goth out with your Hotch out” for the costume contest hosted by Supreme Leader BillY of Hell On Earth. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars or sci-fi character; losers are supposedly sent to the spice mines of Kessel.

Then there’s the Wookiee Howling Contest, so don’t forget to practice your best Chewbacca impression.

There will also be cosplayers Jasmine & Rose performing aerial stunts to showcase the light and dark sides of the Force.

And there will be Jedi vs. Sith lightsaber flogging to determine who has the high ground.

There will be a cantina upstairs and an Endor forest on the patio, and Aunt Beru and Uncle Owen will be in the Red Room Bar serving Thala-Siren Green Milk, Blue Milk and shots inspired by Baby Yoda and BB-8.

Star Trek fans are also welcome to attend and show off their gold, blues and reds and imbibe on Vulcan Death Grip shots.

Star Wars Night: This is the Way has a $20 cover and is restricted to adults 18 and up. The doors open at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7.

For more information, see the Facebook event page or
It’s not Star Wars themed, but check out a slideshow from The Castle’s 27th anniversary party back in 2019.

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