Weekend Entertainment | May the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth

Today is May the Fourth, aka Star Wars Day.

Friday is Cinco de Mayo.

And Saturday? Seis de Mayo? Cedar Point opens.

Here’s a closer look at what the weekend holds.

Birdfish Brewing in Columbiana will pay homage to Star Wars today by tapping the first keg of its Space Candy beer. It’s a hazy double IPA with notes of pineapple, mango and paw paw. Chewbacca reportedly orders a pint every time he visits the Mos Eisley Cantina.

Birdfish opens at 4 p.m. today, and the first 144 customers can get a commemorative glass.

Those who come dressed in a Star Wars costume have a shot at winning prizes. For information, click HERE.

Yes, we had a mild February, but we’re paying for it now.

Fortunately, it’s going to start feeling like spring Friday – just in time for the inaugural Party on the Lawn at the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre.

It’s a free after-work party that will feature the band RDNA and kicks off a series of events on the first Friday of the month this summer at The Amp.

It will start with cornhole games at adjacent Wean Park from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by Zumba with Stepping Out from 5 to 6 p.m.

RDNA will take the stage from 6 to 8 p.m. Afterward, the party will move to the Phelps Street corridor, downtown, where DJ Chip Banks will provide music across from Gringo’s bar.

Saturday will be a Cedar Point-worthy day and the first opportunity to see the new midway area.

Dubbed The Boardwalk, it hearkens back to the amusement park’s early days. Classic rides such as the Wild Mouse coaster, Calypso, Giant Wheel, Troika, Gatekeeper and Dodgem line The Boardwalk. The centerpiece of the new area is the Grand Pavilion, a two-story dining and relaxation space that borrows its look and charm from the park’s original 1888 Grand Pavilion. Click HERE.

Saturday is also Free Comic Book Day. All American Comics in Warren and Boardman, and Liberty Comics in Austintown, will hand out thousands of free comic books from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day.

All American will also celebrate its 30th anniversary that day with a huge sale. For information, click HERE.

For a complete look at all entertainment options, check out The List.

Pictured at top: An artist’s rendering of The Boardwalk, the newest attraction at Cedar Point.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.