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Celebrate National Geek Pride Day early with a comic pub crawl through Tower District

They pour love, passion and $$ into their ‘Star Wars’ costumes

A central California "garrison" of the nationwide 501st Legion show off the elaborate, detailed and pricey "Star Wars" costumes they wear to fundraisers, special events, and extra-special moments like the opening of "The Last Jedi."
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A central California "garrison" of the nationwide 501st Legion show off the elaborate, detailed and pricey "Star Wars" costumes they wear to fundraisers, special events, and extra-special moments like the opening of "The Last Jedi."

Officially, National Geek Pride Day isn’t until next Saturday.

The annual celebration, inspired by nerd culture and informed by San Diego’s Comic Con and similar events, happens May 25 each year and is an opportunity to let your nerd flag fly, so to speak.

But you can celebrate early with the Comic Crawl 2019 Friday night in Fresno’s Tower District. A dozen bars and restaurants will be open to participants, who are encouraged to dress as a superhero/villain, sci-fi, horror or action character.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Parking lot at Wishon and Echo avenues. $5 wrist bands in advance. 21 +. Search event on Facebook

Other noteworthy events

Taj Mahal, 8 p.m. Sunday Tower Theatre, 815 E. Olive Ave. $41.50-$81.50. 559-485-9050, www.towertheaterfresno.com

Fresno Pirate Festival, 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Kearney Park 7160 W. Kearney Blvd. $10-$15, plus $5 park fee. 916-223-6725, twofayreladies.com

Swedish Festival, Thursday to Saturday. Downtown Kingsburg on Draper Street. Free. 559-897-1111, www.kingsburgchamber.com

The Beetles, 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $10-$12. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com

Alejandra Guzmán, 7 p.m. May 21. Table Mountain Casino, 8184 Table Mountain Road, Friant. $55-$65. 800-541-3637, www.tmcasino.com

The Frights, 8 p.m. May 22. Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $16. All ages. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com

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