‘Dude Night’ ties all things ‘Big Lebowski’ together
The Dude would definitely abide an exhibition of “Big Lebowski”themed art at Old School Square in Delray Beach. He digs his own vibe, and the likeness of the Dude — or El Duderino, if you’re fancy — will adorn every bowling pin, Cowichan sweater and painting inside the square’s Crest Theatre.
The occasion is “Dude Night With the Big Lebowski,” an evening of fans celebrating the White Russian-sipping antihero that will feature themed works and a bowling-pin art auction. The Coen brothers’ hyperintellectual 1998 bowling-comedy whodunit is a classic, its vault of quotable dialogue (“the rug really tied the room together, did it not?”) inspiring national conventions and online listicles devoted to the cult of a disheveled stoner with cool glasses.
The bowling-pin auction will take place at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a trivia and costume contest in the theater and a 9 p.m. screening of the film. Admission includes a drink ticket (they’re serving White Russians) and a snack. When: Where: Cost: Contact:
“Dude Night” is also part of Old School Square’s summerlong cultfilm series, which will run through Sept. 15 with 8 p.m. Friday screenings of “Wet Hot American Sum- mer” (Aug. 25), “The Blues Brothers” (Sept. 1), Frat Night with “Animal House” and “Old School” (Sept. 8) and “Airplane!” (Sept. 15).
Hand-decorated bowling pins, paintings, clothes and other works celebrating the Coen brothers’ “The Big Lebowski” will go on display today. 7 p.m. The Crest Theatre at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach $5-$15 (includes a drink and snack) 561-243-7922 or OldSchoolSquare.org