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If you've always wondered what Darth Vader would look like with some lipstick and false eyelashes, check out BS West this weekend. That’s because there are bound to be some Star Wars-themed characters in drag as Drag Wars: The Empress Strikes Back goes off at the popular gay bar for a weekend full of fabulous games and competitions.

The event, now in its second year, is the perfect excuse to bust out that feather boa and don a tiara since drag dress is encouraged throughout the weekend. Events include sumo wrestling, drag and variety shows, and an obstacle course (and make sure you wear waterproof mascara because there's also a dunk tank and pie throwing). Participants are encouraged to form teams that can gain points throughout the events, such as biggest fan base and most money raised, that will score the winners a trophy and bar tab.


Sat., July 17, 2 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., July 18, 2 p.m.-2 a.m., 2010