Lebowski Fest

Deviating from its usual Saturday night schedule, Fremont Outdoor Cinema is presenting a special weeknight Lebowski Fest-affiliated screening of The Big Lebowski. Tonight, local band Har Mar Superstar helps warm up the crowd—likely to dress in character—before the dusk presentation of the Coen brothers’ 1998 stoner noir classic. And the inspiration for Jeff Bridges’ unlikely detective—Jeff “The Dude” Dowd—is expected to attend and receive the keys to Fremont. (Which he’ll, like, totally lose in his car seat after the show.) Once a local resident and member of the jokey radical group the Seattle Liberation Front, he was subsequently a defendant in the 1970 federal “Seattle Seven” trial. After being acquitted, he went to work for SIFF and has since become an L.A. film producer of note. He also famously got into a fist fight with a critic at Sundance this year. (Stupid critics!) Such an eventful life—could the secret to the Dude be that he’s actually an achiever after all? An after-party ensues at nearby Red Door Ale House, and the script recitations, costumes, and White Russians will continue at 7 p.m. Tuesday at ACME Bowl, near Southcenter Mall, with Dowd again expected to bring his lambent aura of drollery (tickets $25-$30). BRIAN MILLER

Mon., July 20, 7 p.m.; Tue., July 21, 7 p.m., 2009

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