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Urban Planner: September 12, 2008

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FESTIVAL: A two-day tribute to cult film The Big Lebowski is going down this weekend. LollapaDUDEza kicks off tonight with a screening of the film at Rancho Relaxo, and a Lebowski-themed costume contest. Following the screening, there will be a Lebowski trivia competition, as well as karaoke. Your ticket also gets you a free drink at the bar! If you can’t make it out this evening, LollapaDUDEza has booked the Bathurst Bowlerama for three hours of (what else?) bowling tomorrow, from 4–7 p.m. After that, there will be a tribute night back over at the Rancho where local bands will be covering CCR songs and other Big Lebowski soundtrack gems. Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street), 9 p.m., $15 (or $25 for a two-day pass, which includes admission to bowling).
BENEFIT: Attention, exhibitionists! The annual “No Pants, No Problem” fundraiser is back this evening at Sneaky Dee’s. The event raises funds for the Scotiabank AIDS Walk For Life, being held across Canada from September 14–21. Attendees are encouraged to show up in their skivvies, and there will be contests for the best and worst underwear and various kissing and fondling booths set up. Prudes need not fear—you can still show up wearing pants, but you’ll have to pay extra. Sneaky Dee’s (431 College Street), 10 p.m., $5 ($10 for squares).
FILM: Conspiracy Culture, Toronto’s only conspiracy-themed bookstore, is presenting the Canadian premiere of The 9/11 Chronicles Part I: Truth Rising, for people who are apparently too lazy to watch it on the internet. The film is being screened at the Revue Cinema, and will be hosted by CFRB anchor and crazy man conspiracy theorist Richard Syrett. Hey guys, September 11 was yesterday. Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Avenue), 9:30 p.m., $8.
MUSIC: Following the trend of bands saying farewell, popular Toronto rock band No Dynamics will be playing their final show this evening. They’re playing at The Boat as part of Doing It To Death, Daniel Vila and Wes Allen’s monthly afrobeat, dancehall, and funk night. Keep in mind that the Boat has a capacity of 120, so if you want to see the set, you’ll want to get there early—according to the Facebook event listing, 170 people are already planning to attend. The Boat (158 Augusta Avenue), 10 p.m., $5.
Still from The Big Lebowski.

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