The Dude Abides, Right Here
Short notice on this one, I know, but I couldn’t pass it up. It turns out that the Houston Lebowski Bash is occurring tonight, Fri., Nov. 13th, up in downtown, complete with costume contests, trivia contests, bowling, live music, lots of White Russians (naturally), and a screening of The Big Lebowski itself on the hill at Discovery Green. And it’s all free, free, free. Hot damn.
Things kick off at 5PM at brand-new downtown bowling alley Lucky Strike Lanes, with a “pre-party happy hour” thing for the “bums” in attendance, and then around 7:30PM everybody’ll adjourn to the Green for the rest of the party. Picture Book (featuring cool retro-popster Chase Hamblin) are playing live, although I’m not clear on when, and then the movie starts at 10PM. Oh, and somewhere in there, there will be “human bowling,” which sounds both neat and horrifying at the same time. I can only hope that A) the participants are willing and B) the balls are padded. Again: hot damn.
And hey, in honor of the festivities, check out 8 Cool Big Lebowski T-Shirts The Dude Would Abide To, over on TeeRater (thanks to for yet another Internet addiction, dammit…).