Three Imaginary Girls

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Actually, The Big Lebowski is probably the most divisive of the Coen brothers’ movies. Like Woody Allen or Pauly Shore, you either get it or you don’t. For those who get it, The Dude can be almost a messianic figure, equally imbued with laconic wisdom and White Russians. How many other cult movies have been made the subject of academic studies?

The Dude abides as a cult figure this weekend for Seattle’s fourth official Lebowski Fest. According to Lebowski Fest tradition, the celebration consists of two parts – a screening of the movie, often preceded by musical performances, and on the following day, a bowling party complete with costumes, contests and what-have-you. I don’t really need to try to convince you how cool this is. You either already micturated the rug with excitement or a gang of nihilists couldn’t drag you to this event no matter what I say.

Friday’s 21+ movie screening kicks off at the Showbox at the Market at 8:00 p.m. with unidentified musical guests. Lebowski Fests have featured My Morning Jacket and Eagles cover bands – so you take your chances. The all-ages bowling party on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Roxbury Lanes also promises “special guests.”

You can buy tickets to either or both events online or you can try to win free tickets to Friday’s screening from us. Just shoot us an email at tig {at} threeimaginarygirls {dot} com with the subject "I can get you a toe" anytime between now and 3pm on Wednesday, August 8th. The editorial “we” will choose a few Achievers, and send you an email letting you know that you +1 are on the list for Friday's show.

{August 10th – Movie Party – Special guests + The Big Lebowski screening @ The Showbox at the Market – Ages 21+ – $15 ADV / $18 DOS; August 11th – Bowling Party – @ Roxbury Lanes – All Ages – $25 ADV / $30 DOS; Tickets and info here.}