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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Free Comic Book Day LA Guide & May The Fourth Star Wars Day

Like twins suns glowing brightly in the sky, this Saturday is both Free Comic Book Day and May the Fourth aka Star Wars Day. Here's a guide for all those special Star Wars events and where you can get free comics.

Das Bunker Star Wars Night
Friday, May 3, 9 PM – 3 AM
Das Bunker
4067 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90042
$16.94 early bird, price goes up as event gets closer
18 +

The legendary sci-fi dance party returns in 2019 bigger than ever! Seven themed areas to explore, five areas of music, seven full bars, interactive photo booth, signature drinks, and the biggest dance party in the galaxy!

The following all takes place on Saturday, May 4th:

May The Fourth 2019
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Scum and Villainy Cantina
6377 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90028
Special events at the Star Wars themed bar.

May The Fourth Be With You: A L.A. Star Wars Themed Bar Crawl
Starts 4pm
Santa Monica

Calling all Jedis! Star Wars themed Bar Crawl is headed to Los Angeles. May The Fourth Be With You. Barcrawlerz is a Los Angeles Bar Crawl like no other. May The 4th Be With You features The Best Drink Specials and The Best Bars in Town!*COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!!!Participating Bars: Barney's Beanery - Santa Monica, The Britannia Pub, Cabo Cantina Santa Monica, Makai Lounge, Ye Olde Kings Head

Star Girls Burlesque - May the 4th Celebration
Sat, May 4, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Globe Theater
740 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014
$tarts at $18- two drink minimum

This particular performance focuses on Star Wars and the classic characters with some new performers making their debut on our stage and re-imagined performances of some of our favorites and a little bit of the classic original show sprinkled in for good measure .

Star Wars: A New Hope Medal of Yavin Ornament
Hallmark Stores
Out May 4th

*To be given to friends at Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and weddings
Declare victory over the Empire with this Medal of Yavin Christmas tree ornament. Front design is inspired by the award bestowed upon Luke Skywalker and Han Solo by Princess Leia in the triumphant throne room finale of Star Wars: A New Hope. The reverse side of the medal features an embossed homage to the classic Hildebrandt movie poster

The following all takes place on Saturday, May 4th:

Free Comic Book Day at Earth-2 Comics!
10 AM – 5 PM
Earth-2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Cosplayers for photos, dollar boxes, giveaways and raffles, signings.
9 AM – 7 PM
Collector's Paradise - Winnetka
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, California 91306
9 AM – 7 PM
Collector's Paradise - Pasadena
319 S Arroyo Pkwy, Ste 4, Pasadena, California 91105
This year, FCBD falls on May 4th, (May the force), which many celebrate as STAR WARS DAY, and we are combining both into a crazy celebration of all things related to comics with two GIANT SALES, plus Comic Book Artists doing FREE SKETCHES for kids (adults, please let kids get sketches, this is their day for that), at both stores. 
11 AM – 7 PM

Comics Factory
1298 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California 91106
Join us on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 11am - 7pm as we host our 18th annual Free Comic Book Day! Free comic books? Yes! In fact, SEVEN FREE comic books per person, no strings attached!
  7 (SEVEN) FREE comic books per person! +
+ EARLY BIRD BONUS -- 10 (TEN) FREE comic books for the 1st 100 people in line! +
+ FREE Star Wars sketches! +
+ Charity Raffle to benefit the Light Bringer Project. Win original art pieces, Star Wars posters, Gift Certificates, and more! +
+ Huge selection of $3.99 Funko Pop Vinyl figures! +
+ Storewide Sale! Take $4 off on any purchase totalling $20 or more, $10 off on any purchase of $40 or more, or $30 off on any purchase of $100 or more! +
+ Our insanely popular "20 Comic Books for $4.00" Deal is back! +
+ Loads of Line Prizes! +
10 AM – 5 PM

Hi De Ho Comics
412 Broadway, Santa Monica, California 90401
 Hi De Ho Comics is proud to announce the return of Hi De Ho Comic-Con on Free Comic Book Day May 4th 2019! Hi De Ho Comic-Con is an actual comic con held at Hi De Ho Comics featuring comic book publishers,artists, writers cosplayers, free comics and more!
10 AM – 7 PM
Golden Apple Comics
7018 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, California 90038
On Saturday May 4, 2019 come the Golden Apple Comics and our neighbors on Melrose Avenue to celebrate FCBD 2019 and get a bunch of FREE STUFF! Festivities, Free Comics, Signings and Sale begin at 10am.And....our newest neighbors, Standings Butcher Shop, will be grilling the best $6 cheeseburgers you've ever tasted and handing out FREE Bob's Burgers comic books!
6 AM – 8 PM
Galaxy of Comics
17306 Saticoy St, Van Nuys, California 91406
Here we are again, giving away FREE COMICS! And, as in past years, festivities will begin at 6 AM! Join us for FREE COMICS, Food Trucks, A Giant Prize Wheel and our HUGE ALL DAY SALE!
9 AM – 8 PM 
Blastoff Comics
5118 Lankershim Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
Free comics, amazing artwork and make sure to enter our raffle to be eligible to win vintage comics and amazing original art, including our grand prize, a beautiful painted page by J. K. Woodward from Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken!
Saturday, May 4th from 11 am to 4 pm 
1807 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Sunday, May 5, 11 am to 4 pm
Culver City Parking Lot 
4267 Overland Ave
Culver City, CA 90230

In addition to getting a handful of free books, here are some of the incredible creators you can expect to meet!

11 AM – 5 PM
Emerald Knights Comics and Games
4116 W Burbank Blvd, Burbank, California 91505
This year Star Wars Day & Free Comic Book Day both fall on Saturday, May 4th. To celebrate, come get nerdy with some of SoCal's finest nerdy vendors! Grab a free comic (while supplies last) while you shop small and nerdy.
Extra Events

Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Exhibition Opening:
Saturday, May 4, 7:00 PM 10:00 PM
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA, 90036
*Special preview and open night prices
*regular admission when exhibit open to general public. 

Now, there's going to be some cool preview events that you might want to pay a premium for to see before anyone else. Check out the events here.

Just in time for Star Wars Day, May the Fourth be with you, comes a special car exhibit for the Petersen. And though there won't be any X-Wings there will be the Batmobile, Batpod and a time traveling DeLorean to name a few. They'll be shown as part of the new Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy exhibit. The new exhibit is going to showcase a number of vehicles from your favorite movies as well as props and design drawings.
Batman (1989)
Saturday, May 4, 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Select Theaters
Batman is turning 80 and to celebrate we have the Dark Night's iconic defining movies back in theaters this May. You can check out what select theaters will be showing Tim Burton at his best, because Dumbo is all sorts of messed-up, with probably the two greatest Batman films.

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 10 AM – 6 PM

Van Eaton Galleries
13613 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, California 91423
Van Eaton Galleries is proud to present "The Art of Entertainment", a 700 item Popular Culture and Disneyland exhibition and auction. This collection brings together original artwork, props, artifacts, and historical items from memorable moments of Popular Culture and Disneyland history.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Arena Cinelounge Hollywood
6464 Sunset Blvd. Lobby Level, Los Angeles, California 90028

Led by podcast co-hosts and comic book writers Jason Inman (DC All-Access, Nerd Alert), and Ashley Victoria Robinson (What the Throne, Comic Book LIVE!), bring the show to life with where they are joined by Mark Reilly (Reilly Roundtable, Collider Jedi Council), and Marvel's Runaways' star Ryan Sands to celebrate the monumental release of AVENGERS: ENDGAME by debating the best Avengers, their worst villains, and highlights of the MCU so far.