The Second Annual Lebowski Charity Party will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, with all proceeds going to benefit the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and KXLL.
Hosted by the Rendezvous, this event will be held at Rockwell, located at 109. S. Franklin St., in the space formerly occupied by Latinos in the Old Elks Lodge. Rendezvous owners Deb Barry and Erik Emert took over the space in July, and the restaurant, which features chef Danielle Choquette, is now open for lunch and dinner. Collette Costa, who formerly ran Costa’s Diner, cooks during the weekend brunch shifts.
This weekend’s charity event begins at 8 p.m., with Live Team Trivia beginning at 9 p.m., and a screening of “The Big Lebowski” at 10 p.m. A costume contest will follow the film.
“The Big Lebowski” is a 1998 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Jeff Bridges and John Goodman. It has become a cult classic, inspiring Lebowski Fests around the country that celebrate elements of the film, such as bowling and White Russian cocktails (called Caucasians by Lebowski).
Tickets are $10 to this 21 and over event, and advance ticket purchases include your first Caucasian. A full bar will be provided by The Rendezvous.