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    Dude, Lebowski Fest is This Weekend!
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    Who doesn’t love the Coen Brothers? Here in America, we don’t have too many mainstream filmmakers to whom you could comfortably apply the term “artist,” but the Coen Brothers are certainly up there (Intolerable Cruelty notwithstanding – watching that film is intolerably cruel to one’s sensibilities). As much as you love their films, though, it's doubtful that you're as much a fan as Will Russell and Scott Shuffitt, hosts and creators of the now-infamous Lebowski Fest, celebrating the Coen’s classic film The Big Lebowski.

    Russell and Shuffitt started the party fourteen years ago, and it is still going. Festivities start this Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m. on the Executive Lawn at Executive Strike & Spare. The night opens with music by Jimmie Dale Gilmore (you may remember his cameo as Smokey in the film), followed by a screening of the movie itself. Come back the next day, Saturday, for the Garden Party, featuring Lebowski-themed games and prizes, as well as yet-to-be-specified musical offerings. Directly following the Garden Party is, of course, the Bowling Party, where you can make like The Dude and throw balls at pins while downing far too many White Russians.

    It all takes place at 911 Phillips Lane. Tickets for the Movie Party are $25 in advance, $30 day-of. The Garden Party is $10 in advance, $15 day-of, and the Bowling Party is $25 in advance, $30 day-of. Of course, you can make life easy for yourself and purchase a full weekend pass for $50. Check out the official Lebowski Fest website for complete details and online ticket sales.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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