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PensacoLebowski is an event that Ryan Eaton and I, Shauncey Fury, have personally funded and orchestrated. We are both long-time Pensacola residents, and we love The Big Lebowski. Following in the enormous footsteps of Lebowski Fest, we decided that our town could use a little bit of the dude's attitude, so we set out to make it so. Following the success of Pensacon, we realized that Pensacola wasn't the cultureless pit people make it out to be. Our citizens enjoy rallying around when locals decide to do something fun, so here it is:
Our event starts 9:30pm Friday, September 26th, at Treehouse Cinemas with a big screen viewing of The Big Lebowski. James Hoosier will kick things off by introducing himself. You'll recognize him as Jesus' Bowling Partner in the movie, and he'll talk a bit before we start the film. After that, drinks will be had, bathrobes will be worn, and quotes will be shouted. Tell you the truth Brandt, you won't remember most of it.
Immediately following the screening, we'll head on over to Capt'n Fun Beach Club for a Lebowski themed party featuring music, white russians, a costume contest, and the kind of fun you can only have on the beach at one of Mr. Treehorn's garden parties. Ahh Snap It's a Photo Booth will be there taking pictures of everyone in their costumes, and will have plenty of props from the movie to pose with.
At NOON the very next day, Saturday, September 27th, our Main Event will kick off at Liberty Lanes.
All day long we'll have free bowling including team and solo High-Score-Wins "Bowling Tournament", and our ringer toss will be set up to see who has the best guns out on the lanes. You'll also be privy to lots of new shit, including an art show presented entirely on bowling pins, as well as table after table of vendors like the Pensacola LGBT Film Festival, and local art celebrity Michael Daw. We will have food trucks outside, and the Liberty Lanes award winning lunch counter to service your hunger needs! Ahh Snap It's a Photo Booth will return and be hanging out all day capturing the decline in your ability to stand up straight as you slosh down a volley of White Russians that would make even Peter Stormare cringe.
At 1pm, we'll take a roll at commitment with The Big LeVOWSki. Two Achievers will tie the knot on top of a completely unspoiled (and unsoiled) rug, and start a new life as Dude and Dudette. Of course no wedding is complete without a reception, and we're breaking out the booze bright and early!
At 2pm we'll begin our White Russian mix-off Contest, where you'll taste samples of the best caucasian concoctions available on the gulf coast, and help choose a winner from the free samples provided. Tips from the White Russian Mix-Off will be given to the Manna Food Bank to help recuperate their losses after the recent flood. In addition to donating tips, all day long we'll be trading our Limited Edition PensacoLeboski posters for canned goods for Manna. Raid the cabinets on your way out of the house, and give those old green beans to someone who will actually eat them. Then you can frame the poster, and stare at it while you eat Hot Pockets on your couch.
You'll be good and tanked by 4pm, and that's when we'll start racking that alcohol soaked brain of yours with a gauntlet of questions in our Trivia Challenge. You'll break up into teams, and battle through round after grueling round. This isn't one of those trivia contests where we ask you about The Coen Brother's neighbor's dog. We'll be unloading a barrage of questions directly about the movie itself. Once we determine the best team, we're going to do what every orphan sibling dreads, and split you up. You'll be forced to battle for your own survival against the very people who carried your dumb ass to the finals.
Once we're done congratulating the smart one, We'll take some time to celebrate the creative ones with our Costume Contest at 6pm. Our friends over at Spirit Halloween Store will be on hand to help us judge the best faker, and pin an award to their masterpiece. You'll be pre-judged at sign-in, and then we'll decide which of you are worthy adversaries, and let the crowd pick a winner.
At 8pm, we'll gather together, and listen to Liam drunkenly ramble about John Tuturro's dirty little secrets as he passes out the trophie, and Prize Packages to those of you who go out and achieve anyway despite your drunken stupor! Trust me, you're going to want to win a prize pack. We've combed the area finding local business to donate their time, and products to those of you talented enough to stand out. These packs are loaded down with all sorts of cool stuff!
By then most of you will be ready for another round, and we'll slide on over to Arety's Angels at 9pm for Giveaways, Raffles, more drinks, more costumes, more boobs, more music. This of course is optional for those of you scared of women's nipples.
The less adventurous of you are welcome to stay at Liberty Lanes, and continue to bask & bowl in the glowing blacklights of Cosmic Bowling! You'll feel like you're on a stoner's velvet poster as your teeth glow purple from your giant smile after a day of Lebowskiing. We'll keep both parties going until 3am, and then you're on your own dude!
I hope that helps explain things. Let me know if you have anymore questions. Tell your friends. Buy your tickets. Support local ventures. Take a picture with Jesus' Bowling Partner, and tell people that You and Liam are going to fuck them up. Have a White Russian or Nine. Dress up. Let's keep bringing new, and exciting events to Pensacola by supporting the ones we have!