Michigan’s own Hive of Scum and Villainy! The Space Dive Cantina!
“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy!” Not true Obi-Wan! We can find it at the Tangent Gallery! From May the 4th, through May 6th, the Tangent Gallery will be transformed into The Space Dive! A Star Wars multi-sensory cantina experience!
For a small fee of 35 credits (yes, I said credits) you can have access to the closest thing to drinking with a Wookie you’ll ever find. According to Mlive.com, The Space Dive will be filled with Star Wars-themed everything. Cosplay, props, music, and themed drinks!
Space Dive will be housed in the Tangent Gallery on 715 E Milwaukee Ave in Detroit. It’s a cool space, I showed some art there, a LONG time ago, in a galaxy far far away.
The event is for ages 21 and up and opens at 7 pm. But there will be a family day on May 6th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for 18 and under is free. Hours are 7 pm-2 am and the family day, May 6th, is 11 am to 2 pm. Tickets are only available at the door.
We Don’t Serve Droids!
You MUST wear a costume! And you’re cute “I know shirt” won’t work. Space Dive wants you to think about what a citizen of the Star Wars universe would wear. Even if it’s a jacket, some goggles, and one cool glove! I think droids are okay here though. So bring that little R2-D2 along!
“You don’t need to buy a Storm Trooper costume or anything like that. We want people to come not as on-screen characters, but as their own invention of what an everyday citizen of “Star Wars” would dress like. You could throw on a leather jacket, a keffiyeh and some goggles and be done, or you could go all-out with full Cosplay armor, masks and prosthetics. Just don’t come dressed in a “Star Wars” shirt.
The creative director of the event is John Dunivant. John is also the creator of Michigan’s Theatre Bizarre. He has some experience with creating unique and out-of-this-world events.
So if you have 35 credits and some free time on May The FOURTH, then you might want to take a Speeder down to the Tangent Gallery.
MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
Speaking of Scum and Villainy, check out the history of the Star Wars Holiday Special: