That sound you hear is the sound of me losing my shit. The Big Lebowski is one of my favorite comedies and every year in Louisville, Kentucky they throw a party dedicated to bowling, bands, and booze known as Lebowski Fest. And every year I think to myself how the hell am I going to get down there so the dude will abide?
Apparently lots of people have had that thought too, a line has been drawn in the sand, and the annual festival is taking a road trip in 2009. Lebowski’s summer plans officially kick off in Los Angeles on May 7, but the tour will stop in PDX on July 22 and 23. The first day will be a movie party at the Aladdin Theater and then on the 23 will be the bowling extravaganza at Hollywood Bowling.
Wed, July 22nd – Lebowski Fest Portland Movie Party – Featuring special guests TBA. Followed by a screening of the movie. Ages 21 and over. Doors at 7pm, show at 7:30. @ Aladdin Theater – 3017 S.E. Milwaukie Ave, 97202
Thurs, July 23rd – Lebowski Fest Portland Bowling Party – Bowling, costume, trivia and other contests. Ticket includes bowling* and shoe rental. All ages. 7pm @ Hollywood Bowl – 4030 NE Halsey St, 97232.
$25 Advance / $30 Day of
And if you don’t live in Portland, fret not. The party is making stops in LA, Seattle, San Fran, Portland, San Diego, Las Vegas and Oakland. Sorry east coasters, better luck next year.