Sometimes you eat at the bar, and sometimes the bar is under siege by dozens of drunken “Dudes.” If you understand this bizarre logic, then consider yourself fully prepared for The Lebowski Fest, a three-day exercise in slackitude inspired by the Coen brother’s cult classic The Big Lebowski. Quicker that you can say, “New shit has come to light,” you’re shoulder to shoulder with Jeff Bridges and John Goodman look-alikes reprising famed roles and looking to bowl . . . which this party also insists upon. It kicks off tonight with a screening of the film and live bands at Terminal 5. Then pack up your bowling shoes, put on your best pair of tinted “rapist” glasses, and go abide with some “Dudes” at Lucky Strikes Lanes (Wednesday) and Brooklyn Bowl (Thursday). We hope you like White Russians. Tonight at 7:30, Terminal 5, 610 West 56th Street, $20–$25; Wednesday at 7, Lucky Strikes Lanes, 660 West 42nd Street, $28–$32; Thursday at 8, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Street, Brooklyn, $22–$30

Sept. 22-24, 2009