Datebook: May 25 - Geek Pride Day

May 25, 2012

It's a good day to be a geek! Today is the 35 year anniversary of the theatrical release of Star Wars IV. It's also Towel Day, based on The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, and The Glorious 25th of May from Discworld

Let's do a quick round of trivia: Star Wars dethroned Jaws as the all-time box-office champ when it was released, was then toppled by ET, but regained its position in 1997... until Titanic sunk it into the second spot. Don't panic! ...Just remember to bring your towel when you go out today. Also, be sure to don a lilac and eat a hard-boiled egg in secret to remember the casualties of the People's Revolution. Whew, we haven't been this excited since Pi Day two months ago!

It’s Friday, May 25

Paducah Artist-in-Residence Tony Jackson will give a silverpoint demonstration and workshop tomorrow afternoon.  Learn about the history of silverpoint drawing, ways to prepare surfaces, types of marks and tools.  Prepared surfaces and other materials will be provided for those who would like to participate.  The free workshop will be from 2 to 4 at the A.I.R. Studio on Madison Street in Paducah.

Experience River Days at Land Between the Lakes this weekend.  The Nature Station offers a variety of programs for all ages about wetland wildlife and habitat conservation.  See a complete schedule of events at

Beginning tonight, Maiden Alley Cinema presents “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.”  The PG-13 film follows a group of British retirees who encounter some surprises when they retire to what they expect will be a life of luxury in India.  Shows are at 7 and 9:15 tonight.  Find additional showtimes at

See community event details at