Do you have what it takes to be a Lebowski Achiever? If you’ve got $20 and nothing to do on Monday night, the answer is “yes.” This year, the eighth annual Lebowski Fest abides in D.C. for an evening of White Russian–swilling, bathrobe-wearing, underachieving homage scored by the Black Diamond Heavies’ self-described “punk-ass blues” (read: fuzzed-out Robert Johnson covers). The film will be shown, of course, and you’ll need the forbearance of St. Sebastian to keep from throttling the guy next to you who insists on quoting every line. (Remember, a tirade would be very un-Dude.) Hangover permitting, you might even enjoy a round at Strike! Bethesda the following day, where you should not, under any circumstances, fuck with the Jesus.
THE FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE AT 6 p.m. at THE 9:30 CLUB, 815 V ST. NW. $20. (202) 265-0930.