Back when your opinions on movies about space wizards didn’t determine your place in a never-ending and increasingly fraught culture war, Star Wars was kind of fun! And the “second” Star Wars film, The Empire Strikes Back, was generally considered the best one. Revisiting it these days reveals, well, yeah, it’s really, really good. So why not see Empire the way it was probably not meant to be seen, but should be seen anyway: live in concert, with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra providing John Williams’ iconic score?

Well, you can do just that at the Riverside Theater on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.; and/or Sunday, June 2, at 2:30 p.m. (The shows were originally set for the Marcus Center in July.) Reserved seating tickets start at $25, and go on sale Friday, October 26 at noon. Impressive. Most impressive.

Do buy tickets or do not. There is no try.

Never tell me the odds (of getting tickets before they sell out).

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.